5 to 10 minute workouts

One thing I love now about social media is how easy it is to find new workout routines.

I am always in the look out to try new exercises to keep me motivated and have come across some really good 10 to 5 minutes workouts, which I found on Youtube.

The first one is the Victoria Secret Model workout, which is a 10 minute fat blasting circuit, and really works the legs and posture.

The next one is a 10 minute dumbbell workout, which works the arms, if you are looking to tone those muscles.

The last one is a five minute thigh sculpting Pilates workout, and really do feel the burn in the legs as you do these exercises.

So why not give them a try and see what you think.

Getting in a quick workout I find to me more beneficial than doing a long 30 minute workout, we have to be real and put in exercise using the time we have got and not all of us has 30 minutes in our day to do exercises and that is why these workouts are really good.

If you know of some good free workouts then let me know I would love to hear your feedback.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X


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My Worse Nightmare

So being someone who likes to exercise regularly I had noticed I had put on some weight, which is a contribution of poor diet and the tablets I have been taking called Olanzapine. I found out I have Type 2 Diabetes, my worse nightmare.

Luckily I was able to change my medication, but now I have had to deal with this aswell as having high cholesterol, and problems with my liver.

I am really annoyed with myself as up until two year ago I had been eating well and was losing weight, and so now I have by doctors instructions been on a Low GI Diet.

Not easy, however I have been in more control over the amount of sugar I intake and am eating more fruits and vegetables, so feel that I need to gain control of my eating habits as before.

The one thing I have started to add to my diet is Apple Cider Vinegar, totally disgusting not going to lie, but is really good for lowering blood sugar apparently and it has helped with my cravings.

I have come across some videos which I found really helpful, that I researched to try and control my blood sugar level.

I think it has been a huge lesson to me, not to take food and my diet for grunted.

Here is a video talking about how you can lower blood sugar immediately.

Then I found this other video which gives other sources of ingredients you can take that will also help reduce blood sugar levels.

Five worst foods for diabetics (know what to eat instead).

If you to have diabetes and have reversed it, please comment below I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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Fitting Exercise into your daily routine

Check out this article about, fitting exercise into your daily routine.


When you have a busy life it can be tricky, but you can fit it in, even if it is 10 minutes a day, you can do it.

I love walking and fit it in after I drop my son off a nursery, and I will do the same tomorrow when I drop him off at school.

Instead of getting off the bus at the stop outside your house, get off the bus at the stop before, or depending how far you work, walk home.

I used to in when I worked in Kingston would walk home all the way to Epsom and even when I lived Wimbledon, I would walk home from Kingston to Wimbledon.

So lets get fit even in the Autumn we can still keep fit.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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Full thirty minute dumbbell workout

I had to post this as I love finding new workouts to do on Youtube, and wanted to a dumbbells workout today and so did this work by Bodyfit by Amy

Check it out below:

So try it out and let me know what you thought, I would love to hear what you think and of dumbbell workouts you have tried.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

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Fitness Diary 2018- Walking back to fitness

Every time I see family or friends I often get asked if I am still running still, and for the time being I have put that on hold, I just can’t seemed to find the spark I had for running at the moment, so for me walking in the second best thing.

I make sure I walk Henry to nursery and back, and not take the bus, and last Saturday my husband and I, took my son on a walk along the Southbank in London.

I think since my husband drives I have become a bit lazy, but I am slowly but surely walking myself back to fitness. I will do weights, balancing, core and floor workouts in between, my walking.

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Walking so therapeutic, and really helps balance the mind.

I am going to try my hardest and do longer walks after I drop my son at nursery or soon will be school, and I will walk to my new job I am starting too.

What I love about walking is that you can almost do it anywhere and as long as you got comfortable clothing and shoes, you can be off and away until you can walk no more.

Do you like walking? What’s your favourite exercise?

I love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X


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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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