You may have noticed a lull in outfit posts, I'm not having the nicest 'me' moment right now. I'm totally fed up with feeling sluggish, tired and worrying about whether or not I'll fit into my jeans, so I have decided to try and be a little healthier for the next couple of months.
After two holidays and some extensive rose-wine sessions over the summer I feel decidedly larger than I did a few months ago. I'm finding myself avoiding doing any form of photos, so the blog is taking a hit... also I have been looking around for new season pieces (below) and have decided to ban myself from any new purchases until I am back to my usually-content self. Hows that for inspiration?!
My-Wardrobe, SEA NY Shirt, £235 / Whistles, Faux Leather Vest, £85 / REISS Sophia shirt, £125 / My-Wardrobe, 3.1 Phillip Lim Shirt, £400 / My-Wardrobe, Carven skirt, £215 / My-Wardrobe, Joseph Mohair Jumper, £295 / Whistles, Bette loafers, £125 / Jaegar, Petal Neck Shirt, £99
I usually hate diets, but after doing the 5:2 diet for 3 months earlier in the year and finding it a million times easier than I thought, I am giving it another go. It's not that tricky - I have porridge or fruit for breakfast, soup for lunch and stir fry for dinner. I don't find myself going hungry and I genuinely feel better the following day. I'm also giving fitness a proper go as I now live 10 feet from Battersea Park and blog posts from Natalie, Lucie and Charli have encouraged me to get off my ever-expanding bottom.
To help me, my friend Emily took me out for a personal training session (she runs a company called Swift Fit) to teach me how to get my ar$e in gear. I'm not one of those people naturally blessed with the passion for exercise so I needed someone forceful to drag me to the park. She was fantastic and for anyone in the London area I wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch with her - despite the fact I couldn't walk the morning afterwards without assistance. Ever since, I've felt more of an interest brewing as Emily actually teaches you moves that are a) fun and b) seem extremely relevant to your fitness goals. If she can get that far with me, she'll work wonders for you. Here is her website.
To make it a little more fun for me I've decided to spruce up my exercise clothing to encourage me to grow-love for it all. I already mentioned my new Nike X Liberty trainers but here is my selection of gym gear:
Stella McCartney X Adidas Mesh Top, £65 / Nike Double Layer Tank, £35 / Adidas 3/4 Length Grey Joggers, £26 / Nike Free Run II (blue, peach and navy), £80 / Stella McCartney X Adidas (coral) trainers, £250 / Stella McCartney X Adidas iPhone case, £30 / Nike Roche Run (coral), £70 \ Moving Comfort £48
Finally another friend Sarah has launched a company called Saviour Snacks. The idea is it provides you* with a weekly box to help you snack healthily (which I'm going to need). I was expecting a box of flavoured sand paper, but no. The box included everything from popcorn and chocolate to the more obvious seeds and chews. Tasty to say the least - have a look at the full selection here (below is a list of the items I munched and how they select their products, pretty impressive).
I'll be keeping tabs on my progress on the blog and using apps like My Fitness Pal throughout September and October. It's going to be tough this month what with Fashion Weeks approaching (aka Canape Carnage Fest) but I'm determined to stick to it and feel a little better about myself, ready for one of my best friend's 30th in Spain. Wish me luck!