Exercising And Looking Good While Doing It

 

 

Let me start off by saying I’ve never been a big fan of exercising. I’ve tried different forms of exercising from kickboxing to Zumba, pole dancing to jogging but have never found anything I’ve stuck with longer than two years. There’s also the sweating factor and my hair getting dirty and that’s just an inconvenience.

I got a big surprise when I had a blood test to find my cholesterol was a bit too high. It wasn’t high enough to be of great concern about but my doctor recommended for me to cut out the bad food and to start exercising. I’m only 28, I didn’t think I would have to worry about health issues like cholesterol till I was at least 50. Since I don’t like exercise and am very lazy, I found it hard to come up with an exercise plan I was going to stick too. I procrastinated and did nothing for a few months till I went bridesmaid dress shopping. I was aware I had put on weight as I don’t weigh myself but my clothes had become tight to the point I could no longer wear some of them. It’s such an awful feeling when you want to wear something and it doesn’t fit. So there I am, sitting on the lounge in the change room that’s bigger than my bedroom. In one hand is a glass of champagne and in the other the ten dresses that couldn’t zip up. As horrible as it felt it was the kick in the butt I needed.

I had this tutor in year 12 who tried ever so hard to get me to study. He suggested I buy a new desk lamp or stationery something that would entice me to sit at my desk. So if you haven’t already guessed what I bought to motivate me to exercise I bought new gym clothes!

I discovered Elsa Active on Instagram and I fell in love with all the colourful patterned active wear. There is something about patterns and colours that just makes me happy.

 

 

CHANTELLE 14

 

 

Wearing the Ambra Short Sleeve Top in medium by Abi and Joseph. It comes in a range of colours. The material is gorgeous and so comfortable to wear.

The Dreamcatcher 7/8 tights are full length on me because I’m so short but this doesn’t bother me at all because I love the feel and the shape they give me. These are also by Abi and Joseph, wearing medium.

This year I will be ready for summer and I’ll be doing it in style.

Are you ready for summer? Do you enjoy exercising?

Maid Of Honour…..I Got This!

 

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When my friend from school asked me to be her maid of honour I was so stoked.  This was going to be so much fun. I have never been a maid of honour before but I love organizing and weddings and I was confident that I could help her and make the whole experience memorable.  I think my words were, I got this!

Rachel isn’t my first friend to get married so I had a little idea of what I was getting myself in.  Brides to be change their minds about what they want frequently, just because they want something today doesn’t mean they will want it next week.  Brides to be can justify anything they want bad enough for their special day, no matter how much it is or how unobtainable it is by simply saying the famous words “How many times an I going to married? once”.  Everything for the wedding has to be perfect.  The words beautiful, elegant and perfect are used a lot.  If the bride to be doesn’t have love hearts in her eyes it’s not making the cut.

I went wedding invitation shopping with Rachel.  We walked into this shop, it was massive with walls covered in wedding invitations.  It was so overwhelming there were so many to look at.  The shop assistant said to pick out three you like and put them on the counter and I’ll give you a quote.  The first challenge was to pick three out of one hundred to chose from.  Than Rachel was informed if she buying less than a hundred invitations she can’t chose any from this wall and because she wanted to allow six weeks RSVP the invitations on this wall couldn’t be made in time.  We left the store hating all of them.

I love shopping, I really really do love shopping and not just clothes shopping all types of shopping.  Food shopping, shopping for socks, infusers and cactus but I’m not loving bridesmaid dress shopping.  Trying on dress after dress, dresses that have so many layers, dresses I couldn’t work out the front from the back. I tried to embrace it by having fun after all it’s not everyday I get a whole shop to myself and get offered champagne.  Normal shopping just doesn’t cut it anymore.  Its like I’ve flown first class and now have to go back to economy.

What I really disliked the most about bridesmaid shopping is I couldn’t zip up most of the dresses I tried on.  Isn’t it the worse feeling when you don’t fit into something you know you should?  It infuriated me so much that I made a vowel to myself that I would not buy anymore clothes till I lost a dress size.

I’ll keep you posted, watch this space.

 

So readers, do you have any advice to give me on being a bridesmaid?