Thursday, 27 November 2014

Lauren Loses It | Weigh in #3

Well hello there...

It's time for another 'Lauren loses it post!' - if you missed my last post, have a nosy here.
I hope you enjoy reading these weight loss posts, as much as I enjoy writing them!

Let's get started...

Reaching my goal
I have reached my goal! I can't believe that after 6 and half months of working my arse off, I have finally seen my goal weight pop up on my scales.
I thought I would share some before and after photographs, with you lovely lot!

The middle picture is me wearing my old (and now extremely baggy!) pair of size 18 jeans!

I have continued to work out 3 times per week and have been doing lots of toning exercises - such as squats, lunges and sit ups, as well as cardio.
I have also been loving the Just Sweat section on the Just Dance game, it's a great cardio workout, including a warm up, cool down and stretches.

Food and Snaps from the week
Here are a few snapshots of my meals and snacks from the past few weeks; If you would like to see more, give me a cheeky follow on Instagram @clumsybaby 
Wants, goals, needs and achievements
1. I still can't believe I have reached my goal weight!

2. I can't wait to start buying new clothes, sorry bank balance!
(I may have already made a few cheeky purchases from ASOS and Dorothy Perkins... shhh)

3. My ultimate goal is still to wear a bikini on my holiday in January, no cover up required

4. I want to continue to tone up my arms, legs and stomach 

5. I have actually dropped 4 dress sizes! I can't bloody believe it!

Weigh in
Start weight: 13 stone, 11 pounds, Dress size: 18-20

Goal weight: 10 stone

Current weight: 9 stone, 12 pounds, Dress size: 10-12

I hope you enjoyed this 'Lauren Loses It' post, I will continue to keep you updated with my journey as I try to maintain my current weight and healthy lifestyle.
Are you also trying to lose or maintain your weight, if so, do you have any tips or tricks? 
Or are you also tracking your progress?

I would love to know and hopefully we can support each other!
Leave me a lovely comment below :)

Want to chat?
Feel free to follow me on TwitterInstagram or even drop me an email (click on the envelope at the top of my blog)

Love Laurenx

*I just wanted to quickly say; I am not a nutritionist, healthy eating expert or fitness expert, I am not saying that I work out 7 days a week for hours at a time, starve myself or deny myself anything.
I am just trying to be healthy, do some exercise and lose weight, and bring you lovely lot along for the journey!*

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Gift Guide | Looking for a unique gift this Christmas?

Well hello there...

An email popped up in my inbox recently from a company called Frame Again asking if I would be interested in reviewing their frames, after having a nosy at their website, I jumped at the chance!
Frame Again is a relatively new company, with a great concept - trying to get people printing and framing their photographs.
 In this modern world of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, we all have hundreds of great photographs taken with our phones, we share them on social media - but, we never seem to take the time to actually print our photos out and frame them. 
That's all about to change...

The process is very straight-forward, all you have to do is go to the Frame Again website, click on 'Get Framing'upload your favourite photograph either from your computer or straight from Instagram, then you simply pick the colours you would like your frame to have - I went for baby blue and midnight blue as they complemented my picture very well. 
Then add your frame to the shopping cart and checkout.
Easy peasy!
It only costs £9.99 for the frame, plus £3.00 standard delivery. 
The delivery is very prompt, I ordered my frame on the 17th and received it on the 19th. 
The frame comes beautifully packaged with your chosen photo installed behind the glass, so they are gift-ready and you could also include a personalised gift card too!

You can hang your frame on the wall or simply display it on a shelf and they are also magnetised to sit side by side, if you choose to purchase more than one frame. 

I think this would be a perfect gift for a budding photographer, friend, parent, partner -  anyone who loves taking photographs or even a new home owner - it's such a versatile and personal gift.

I would highly recommend Frame Again, they make gift-giving so simple and their customer service is excellent!

I hope you enjoyed this post, What do you think of Frame Again? Will you be purchasing a unique frame this Christmas?

I'd love to know, leave me a lovely comment below!

Want to connect?

Love Laurenx

*I received a free frame from the lovely people at Frame Again, for the purpose of a review, I wasn't paid for this post.*