The Fitness Diaries July 2019 – Trying and failing to get back on the exercise wagon

The Fitness Diaries July 2019 – Trying and failing to get back on the exercise wagon

Last month I fell off the wagon in a big way. While month four of my fitness journey was a disaster, the only way was up in July.

Month five of my fitness journey has been very patchy as I try and climb back on the exercise wagon.

For those of you new to my blog, these posts document my journey but are not preachy, it’s just one girl on a mission to feel happier in herself.

Join me as I share my journey, work outs and motivations in July.

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Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Becketts is the restaurant in Southsea that’s been recommended to me over and over again. It’s been a Portsmouth staple for the last 30 years but came under new management in 2016 and is thriving in the city’s vibrant food scene.

It has an excellent reputation and now I’ve finally managed to visit I totally understand the hype.

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Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil

Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil

My aversion to early mornings is nothing new. For me, there is no catching of the worm, I like my bed, I love sleep and lazy mornings are the best!

Over time I’ve learnt that there things I can do to lessen the impact of the inevitable alarm clock’s call. For me, early morning starts are remedied by coffee, sunshine and hot toasted banana bread.

On a recent work trip, an early start lead to the discovery of an excellent coffee spot in the heart of South Somerset’s Yeovil called Finca.

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Cupcakes from Flour at Jersey’s Central Market

Cupcakes from Flour at Jersey’s Central Market

A good cupcake is hard to beat. Getting the ratio of topping to sponge is key. I’m a bit of a cupcake snob. For me to rave about a cupcake it’s got to be spectacular!

Take a look at the cupcakes I picked up from Flour. These treats made our journey home on the ferry back from Jersey much more bearable…

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The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey

The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey

So no-one told you life was gonna be this way 👏👏👏👏. This is the one where we had coffee at the closest version to a real-life Central Perk from Friends.

Take a look at Bean Around The World, an amazing coffee spot in Jersey…

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Simple skincare gets a Korean influence

Simple skincare gets a Korean influence

My skincare routine has definitely become more refined this year. I have my go to products that I really like and work so I’ve been trying less new products out. However this month I ran out supplies and was forced to make an emergency purchase which turned into a great new discovery!

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Yoga and Wellbeing at The Awakening Festival on the Isle of Wight

Yoga and Wellbeing at The Awakening Festival on the Isle of Wight

[AD] Weston Manor House welcomed the The Awakening Festival in June, a whole weekend dedicated to re-igniting the home fires, yoga, meditation and wellbeing.

Take a look at the inaugural year of this festival in picturesque Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.

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Thoroughly good coffee at Dandy in Jersey

Thoroughly good coffee at Dandy in Jersey

Starting the day the right way is always important but, it’s particularly important when you’re on holiday.

I love seeking out the best coffee spots when I head somewhere new and I was thrilled to discover that Jersey has a thriving up and coming coffee scene.

Dandy needs to be high on your list when you visit the Channel Isle this sophisticated little shop produces a magic cup of coffee!

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The Fitness Diaries June 2019 – Falling off the exercise wagon

The Fitness Diaries June 2019 – Falling off the exercise wagon

I am so far off the wagon, I can’t even see the wagon! Month four on my fitness journey has been what most would deem as an EPIC FAILURE. Trying to keep all to my commitments while sticking to exercise has not worked in June.

There’s been no Couch to 5k training program, no gym sessions and no weights. This is not good, in fact, it’s worse than that – how could I let this happen?

Like I’ve said before these posts about my journey are not preachy, it’s just one girl on a mission to feel happier in herself.

Join me as I share my journey, work outs and motivations, or lack of them, in June!

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