I hate penalty shoot outs

This blog was going to be called many a title, firstly it was going to be a review of the World Cup 2018 so far, then it was going to be about diving, as face it there has been quite a lot, but since last night, I was reminded of how much I don’t like penalty shoot out.

My mindset going into this World Cup, and going on the pass stresses England matches have caused, I went into this one with no expectation. I really thought we were going to get knocked out yesterday, as Columbia took our glory away last minute of the second half and scored.

At one point I was like sod it, I’ll join my husband and go asleep, but of course that was never going to happen, as I had to see what the outcome would be.

My heart sank when one of England penalties were saved, but thank the lord that Columbia who were up to score a penalty next and missed.

I still don’t like penalty shoot outs, they are crawl way of going out, but thankful that England won last nights, I just hope we don’t have to go through that again.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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No need to hit the gym

Who says you need to have a gym membership to get fit?

If you have a set of dumbbells and a pair of trainers then that is all you need.

I just read this blog in link below which goes through how you can get into shape for the summer in your own home.


It is truly is easy and I always make time to exercise even if it is for 10 minutes, it breaks up my days and I find I get more done, when I do some training.

I use my own body strength to help me by doing lunges, squats, the plank and press ups, etc.

So forget the gym and put some of your favourite tracks on, for me it is chill music and get pumping those reps ready for that summer body.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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Workout Motivation

There is nothing more motivating to me than seeing other people working out.

Here’s a video of Mimi Ikonn showing the exercises she does that helps tone the arms.

The one thing I love to do to tone the arms apart from using weights, is by doing Boxing exercises.

There is a video which does 15 minutes of Boxing training, which you can easily do at home.

What motivates you to workout, I would love to hear your recommendations.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X


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Fitness Diary 2018

Here is the start of my 2018 diary and this year I am working out on alternate days, using my weekends off to catch up on my fitness aswell as during the week, with some indoor workouts.

Today I worked out to a video  on Youtube, which was 15 minute Boxercise workout. Check out below:

This is a cost effective way to workout, when I am paying to use the internet so why not use it to my advantage.

I will share more of my workouts as the year commences. I would love for you to share what workouts you like to do.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X


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Fitness Diary December 2017- lost my mojo

So since my last post I took a break as I lost my mojo to do any training so took a few weeks off. Now I am slowly getting back into it plus started running outside again too on every Wednesday when I drop Henry off at nursery or I do a ten minute run on the treadmill on a Sunday.

I feel good for doing at list 10 mins of training, training every other day or every other two days, is really helping me. It motivates me to see what works and what doesn’t. Going for 100 worked for a bit but slowly lost my motivation so changing to some reps and running, and floor work as helped get me mojo back.

Sometimes taking a break is a good thing as when I do I end up really missing my training which makes me do some.

I do a mixture of running, dumbbells and floor work, such as crunches, leg raises and stretching.

I would love to know if you ever take a break from fitness training too or how you keep up your motivation as I it is always good to be motivated by others.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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Fitness Diary Going for 100

First of all I have to say that I won’t be taking part in the London Marathon walk now, due to health issues, just wouldn’t be wise. The medication I am on has effected my energy levels, which I am trying to look after but has effected my training, so because of that I have pulled out.

I will do another walking event I just need to sort my  health out first.

However I am still training, I do now 100 dumbbells of different lifts, triceps and biceps curls for example, 50×2 lunge squats, 100 squats and 50×2 oblique crunches everyday.

I got to say I am enjoying doing that, and I am finding it a lot easier to stick to, rather than doing longer workouts. I am still walking, not as much as I would like to, one the reasons I have pulled out of doing the London marathon walk,  because I have not done enough training to complete the walk, so something I know I need to work on.

That is what exercise is about, building on what I know I can do, rather than what I am unable to do.

What training do you do? if you have any advice on how I can increase my energy levels, I would love to hear.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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July 2017 Doing a Bit of training each day – Boosting your energy

Been catching up with my walking doing a bit of training each day, even if it means going to walk to meet my husband from work, and then back home, which is a trek in itself.

I have also been doing some training at home with dumbbells, lunges, squats, some yoga and Pilate’s exercises.

It has been easy even if it is getting of the bus a few stops down from my mums house, it really can be fitted into your lifestyle. I have found that the best way to workout, is to work it around your current lifestyle, even if it is ten minutes of jogging on the spot, it is something.

I have been working out to my Workout DVD’s too, I have such as Davina McCall Fit in 15, Intense and Jessica Smith “Walking for weightloss”. (see examples below).

Check out Get Fit With Davina Live, which is linked to her brand new website, which gives workout tips too.


My energy levels keeping dipping but I try and boost them back up with some light training, followed by intense training.

Doing a bit each day does make all the difference, and helps to break it apart instead of doing it all in one day.

There is a workout video by Trinny Woodall, which I have been watching to help boost my endorphin’s.

Let me know what training you have been doing and how you help boost your energy I would love to know.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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