Saturday, 9 March 2013

Go out
Get some coffee
Meet a friend
Smile at a stranger
Buy some flowers
Sing loudly in the car
Get to the gym
Dance all night long
Drink wine

Do whatever it is that makes you happy today, because you only live once.

Jessica Xx

Working Out

Mum has bought me a little present to say well done on job and so we get to spend some time together in between my crazy london life...Oh and when I say little, I mean big - Rihanna Diamonds World Tour tickets!!! Couldn't be happier. Thank-you Mummy!

This girl definitely works out. I adore her figure - so toned yet womanly! Such an inspiration to me right now. When I work out I put Rihanna's album on and imagine looking like her on the beach!! It keeps me motivated!! 

Last night I did a 5k then worked on my triceps, abs and chest. My wrist was playing up a little so didn't do as much weights as I would have wanted to. Don't want a blooming injury just before starting my first job!!
Going to the gym today, I'll do another 5k and then focus on legs, that ass and my abs again! Thinking for the next couple of weeks, I will try and fit in at least 3 5k's in each week. I love doing them, they make me feel really good afterwards. I sometimes feel that when I get to about 2k I want to give up, but I try my hardest to stay focused and then it suddenly kicks in - that easing off feeling and the feeling that you are doing something great. So I keep going! And it's bloody worth it in the end, I promise you!

In the gym I work out at at the moment, it has a juke box and a big cinema screen - you choose the music and the video plays in front of you - A-MAZING. So not only do I hear Rihanna's tunes, I see her - obviously that's a huge inspiration! Nothing like watching people with toned gorgeous bodies in front of you when you work out!!! If that doesn't keep you going, I don't know what would!

Right, off to listen to Rihanna and run! 
Jessica Xx

Friday, 8 March 2013

Big Smoke

Considering I'll be back in London in less than a month, I best get myself sorted. Got a lot of planning to do, house searching, money making and tick lists to complete! First off, location! Deciding on location is pretty damn hard, especially when your poor. All I'm asking for is a lovely 2 bedroom flat, spacious, clean, nice bathroom and kitchen, with a large living space and maybe parking ... is this too much to ask with £10 per month?! Just kidding. Well not about what would be ideal, as that would be perfect. However, I do require a safe area too, preferably in lovely west london with a balcony and pretty views, oh and close to a Wholefoods...OK now I'm definitely dreaming! Basically, what I want and what I can afford are obviously on two completely different scales, so I best get my thinking cap on (realistic one on too!) and get looking! Any wonderful suggestions??

So today I'm gyming it, that is once I've done everything else on my to-do list! I'm going to focus on upper body - chest, back and arms. Will fill you all in with my exercise routine in another post as considering I'm now a qualified personal trainer, I am definitely going to be posting more on exercise, health, nutrition and fitness! Just been sat here this morning reading the April issue of Health & Fitness, it's a really great read actually. This issue I really enjoyed - especially page 10 'Are We Too Vain?' article. It basically talks about the reasons people exercise and possibly that a lot of us begin exercise or do it for aesthetic reasons only. But, by changing the way you view exercise - you should see many more health benefits and gains, plus you're much more likely to stick with your exercise plans for life rather than as a short term fad. A little something, something to think about hey!

Enjoy your day
Jessica Xx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

It's Simple Darling

So, it's been a while since I've blogged. But I'm back. So less of the worrying ;)
I am proud to say I am now a qualified Personal Trainer, Zumba Instructor and Fitness Professional. And I had my first ever job interview the other day, in fact I had two, and I can not believe I am saying this, but I got both jobs!! So the choice is mine. W-O-W. Not only are they wonderful job offers for my first job, and a fantastic place to start my career, the location is a dream as the job is in Covent Garden!

Celebrate your successes with parties, wine and lots and lots of laughter 

As I have not blogged in a long time, I decided to take a look at my older posts, and strangely enough one of my first posts called 'No.4' told about what I would love to do before I die. Slightly morbid I know. But then again, to look at it now, it's quite nice to know I am able to put a tick by some of those things! I had written:

To have been to drama school, kept a blog going, fall in love, have children, get married, work with incredible directors, be silly, learn from my mistakes, buy a house, decorate it (many a times), eat without a care in the world, improve my singing, become the best dancer I can be, watch more films, work with robert pattinson (have sex with robert pattinson), be in Spring Awakening, eat meat again, make more friends, travel the world, find inner peace...The list is endless, I promise.

Ok, I have not had children, gotten married or had sex with Robert Pattinson BUT...

I now eat meat
My blog, although had a little break, is still going
I have fallen in love, been in a relationship for 8 months now and life is good
I watch more films, laugh more and I can say I have learnt from some of my mistakes

So all in all, I am achieving my life long dreams slowly but surely. As some things have changed, I am going to write a new one.