Fitness, Health & Self-love, Uncategorized

20 minute at home workout.

My first week of my transformation is over! Its been challenging and I’ve definitely not been as strict with myself as I should’ve been but thats okay, there’s always time to make a change, and that will happen this week.

One thing I have loved is an easy workout for beginners that challenges your body but isn’t overly impossible enough to make you quit halfway through. I got it from the youtube channel RawAllignment who has been a huge inspiration for me for a while now.

Here’s the workout:

 

-Squats (10 reps)
– Burpees with pushups (10 reps) *Modify on knees if too hard
– Good mornings (10 reps)
– Jumping jacks (10 reps)
– Lunges (10 reps each side)
– Pushups (10 reps) *Modify on knees if too hard
– Leg raises (10 reps)
– Russian twists (10 reps) *1 rep = touch floor on both sides

Beginner 1-2 sets
Intermediate 3-4 sets
Advanced 5-6 sets

Watch Alyse do it here: workout

I do this workout on a Monday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Friday morning and Saturday afternoon and I always feel great afterwards!

Let me know if you try this workout and I’ll see you again tomorrow! Also, I’m writing an article today about my experience with the application/ lead up to university on my trendingstories, read it on my profile here

Till next time,

Abby x

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A new start.

Three months have passed since my last post, I’m very sorry.

This year has been the hardest year of my life so far. I’ve been working and thinking non stop since January and I haven’t taken much time off to actually look after myself. I’ve started year 13, the last year of school before University and boy Joe it’s hard. I’m up to my neck in coursework and mock exams, my social life has gone out the window and my health has gone downhill pretty sharpish. Deadlines here, open days there, I’m tired! Really, really tired!!

This is a new start for me. From now until new years I will be working on improving my life, taking things slowly and learning how to cope with a fast paced and jam packed lifestyle. By new years I want to be ready to start a fresh page and get in to the spirit of University.

The new start begins here with this blog. I love it, it’s like my little child and even if no one ever reads it, I want it to look back at later in life. Blogging is such a great invention and not something that I want to stop any time soon so look out for more frequent posts, this time I promise it will happen!

I’m currently trying to juggle 3 A- levels in English Language, Media and Religious studies, two of which contain coursework and on top of that I’m doing EPQ. To add to that I’m learning to drive (just passed my theory test wooo!), I’m waiting for offers from 5 universities and I’m dealing with mental health and life issues. I have no spare time and that really takes a toll on you, make up free and comfy clothes days are becoming the norm but I honestly couldn’t care less, gives me an extra 15 mins in bed.

I’ll be doing multiple posts on whats going on in my life because I don’t want to offload everything in to this post. Its been 3 months what the hell I actually can’t believe it, the time has flown by! My holiday was great by the way and we did end up at Disneyland so that’s a win, videos from that trip will be linked here.

Normandy video

Disneyland part 1

Disneyland part 2

Disneyland part 3

Disneyland part 4

Lastly, I’m really working on improving the layout of my blog so if anyone knows some little tips that would be greatly appreciated. As always, my social media is open for feedback or just for a chat, I would love either.

Till next time,

Abby x

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Beauty and fashion, Uncategorized

Anna Saccone necklace review

11th July 2016

Dear diary,

As some of you guys may know, it was my birthday just under a month ago. One thing that I asked for from my generous parents was a necklace with my star sign on it (Gemini) from Anna SacconeJoly’s range with Stilnest.com. The necklace arrived a week late which sucked but we left it a little late to order it, it takes around 3-4 weeks to arrive as it needs to be shipped etc. My necklace is a Gemini gold silver plated medium length necklace…. and I loveeee it! It looks amazing with every outfit and I’ve had many compliments about it. The products is slightly pricey but it is amazing quality and I can tell it will last many years, so worth the money if you’re willing to take the splurge.

There are silver and rose gold options also available but I decided to go for the gold as this is what Anna wears and it looks so lovely and flattering on her. The package was  very lovely, with a little not from the company telling the context of the range and giving a touching picture of Anna and her father, which I have kept (I hope that’s not creepy haha).

So I’ve had the necklace for a few weeks now and I’ve worn it almost every day! It pulls every outfit together and makes it appear that I’ve put a lot more effort in to choosing my outfit then I actually have.

Overall, it is a fantastic purchase, a durable and lovely piece of jewelry that I would recommend having in your collection. Well done Anna, I for one love your collection and admire you as a person. (if you happen to be reading this).

Here is the link to Anna’s collection with Stilnest (including bracelets and necklaces): https://stilnest.com/en/annasaccone/

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A little note… I’ve broken up for summer holidays now. Job hunting, holiday packing and trying to start youtube! Exciting times but that does mean I’m not sure how often posts will be. There will be AT LEAST one per week. Mondays will not stop, I think I can do more, maybe 2 per week. I’m just not sure when that second day will be, it may be different each week. Please do talk to me on any of my social media, tell me you came from my blog! Need some pals hahaha. Ps. I’m filming my first YT vid tomorrow YEY!!!

Till next time,

Abby x

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A little University talk

Monday 4th July,

Dear Diary,

Let’s start with an update. First things first (I’m the realest), I finish my first year of sixth form on Thursday. That’s 3 DAYS WHATT!!! I honestly still feel 12 years old no way do I only have one year of education left. Its been a crazy year and in 2 weeks time I will be writing a post on everything I have learnt from my first year there, so look forward to that. Secondly, I have over 100 followers WOW thank you. That’s amazing I couldn’t have asked for more. Thirdly, and for me the most exciting, I WILL be starting my own YouTube channel! I will be uploading on a Saturday at around 7pm from the 16th July so head on over and subscribe please, I will sub back of course. I have literally wanted to do this since 2012 and so any support is greatly appreciated. Last;y, this summer is a summer of change. Starting from this Friday, I am going to live a much more healthy lifestyle and hopefully shift some unwanted weight. I will be recording my progress through this blog and hope to be a transformed person by the end of the summer. Now onto the actual post…

So I am now at the end of my AS to A2 transition weeks (the time between the first year and summer where we are introduced to the second year of sixth form- which is intense). Throughout these 4 weeks I have been bombarded with coursework and content for next years exams and its driving me crazy. I have had to complete an application to do an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) which just requires more work and I’ve already had to write my first draft of my personal statement for university (OMG). I have applied for UCAS and shortlisted my universites and courses that I’m applying for, that’s terrifying!

Writing my personal statement was tough because you have to think about yourself and what makes you so great. All fun and games until you realise you’re a boring nerd who’s talents include: Finishing an entire season on netflix in one sitting, eating a whole tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in one sitting and being able to cry on demand. Actually not on demand, or by choice, just all the time. hahhahah i’m kidding (a little).

I actually ended up asking for help with my first paragraph, seen as the furthest I could get was writing my name. Once I was past the dreaded first paragraph I was on a roll. The maximum was 4,000 characters and mine is near 5,000. Good luck future me on cutting that down. I had too much to write about ans my fingers actually ached from typing so fast. As the woman in the UCAS video says “no one knows you better than you do”, so write everything you can think of, even if you thing you’re the most boring person in the planet, some one else won’t. There’s always someone who finds you captivating even if its only your mam, so ask around and find out why you’re interesting! You’ll probably get some amazing answers.

If you are going into your last year of sixth form and are in the same position as me, leave a comment or message me on any of my social media that I’ll leave at the bottom of the page. Also if you are currently going to or at university (especially Leeds, Sunderland, York St.John or Newcastle) let me know what its like because maybe it’ll calm me down a bit. I’d love to hear whats happening at your schools or universities/colleges wherever you are in the world so don’t be a stranger!

Sorry for the crappy post this week but I’m suffering with hayfever (a petty illness i know but I get it really bad okay!) so I’m not feeling great and I’ve typed this whole post with a “I’M GONNA SNEEZE” face which I’m sure you all know of and my head hurts so goodnight and till next time,

Abby x

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Meeting YouTubers – My Experience

Monday 27th June 2016

Dear Diary,

So over the past 4 years I have been watching YouTube religiously, more than TV! I started by watching pranksters such as the Janoskians (a personal fave) and then moved on to the likes of O2l and Joe Sugg in the later years. I think YouTube is amazing and the entertainment creators have made themselves a part of a new internet generation that really have changed the world and the media within it. I would LOVE to start a YouTube channel, I’ve wanted to for years and if I can get permission, I would love to start this Summer. The most amazing thing is getting to meet some of your favourite creators and be able to tell them how they’ve affected your life. I’ve been lucky enough to see some of my favourite YouTubers in person and I will continue to meet more in the future when possible. Yes they may not be able to sing, dance or act (some of them can though) but they can still make an audience laugh, cry and feel all the feels with their videos, that’s why they are unique and I love them for it, although I don’t think my parents will ever understand it.

I have been lucky enough to meet Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings), Rachel Ballinger, Caspar Lee, Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen. I also saw the Janoskians (ahhhh my faves) live even though the meet and greet tickets were sold out, I thought I would share my experiences.

November 14th 2014, Miranda Sings concert and meet and greet:

The concert was amazing and hilarious, I “felt all of the feels” hahaha. I met Colleen after the show, woh dressed as Miranda and posed for  pictures as Miranda also. It was ages ago but I still remember our hug and her telling me “OMG this is the best hug ever!!” I mean she probably says that to everyone but it made it such a special experience. Her sister Rachel ( also a great YouTuber) took the pictures and afterwards I asked her for a picture also because I am a huge fan of both of their channels, she was happy to do so and I got a lovely hug from her too. Both of the Ballinger sisters were amazing, polite and great huggers so I would defiantly recommend meeting them if you have the chance. If I remember correctly, the tickets weren’t too expensive either, worth the pennies!

September 3rd 2015, Janoskians Jahoo Jahaa tour show:

As I said before, I couldn’t get meet and greet tickets for this show, which I was devastated about because as I also said, I’d been a fan for years but I was still so grateful that I got to see them live. The show was hilarious full of excitement and laughter along with some great tunes. Not gonna lie, I cried when they came on stage because I was so overwhelmed and I literally lost my voice for a week after the concert. My friend had to calm me down various times during the show because I couldn’t believe that they were actually in the same room as me…. cringe but I loved it! We had tickets to sit up on the balcony but as we went into the venue, we were told that it was closed so we ran to get the best view possible, and we did have a great view. Too bad it looked crap on pictures hahaha. Overall it was an amazing night, perhaps the best night of my life. It’s just a shame that they aren’t what they used to be, I’m glad I got to see James with them.

June 2nd 2016, meeting Caspar Lee at his book signing:

I WAS SO EXCITED!! Caspar is one of my favourite ever YouTubers and so when I found out that he was coming to Gateshead, I knew I had to get tickets. I went with the same friend who I saw the Janoskians with and she was equally as excited. They really did make it personal even though you only had time for a very brief conversation. You got a copy of his book which his mam Emily signed first, she wrote your name on the book as well which was a nice personal touch that I loved. You then got it signed by Caspar who knew your name from the book. He was able to take pictures and have a conversation with everyone even though there was hundreds of people there. He was lovely and I got the best hug from him, we posed for a picture as well but the stupid lady taking the pictures didn’t take it. Not gonna lie that annoyed me a lot but I’m still so grateful that I got to meet him and got a hug, even if there is no proof of that happening. He was so lovely and it’s a moment that I’ll never forget.

June 18th 2016, Kian and Jc’s don’t try this at home tour plus meet and greet:

Me and my friend Maddie (who I’ve mentioned before in my first post) are obsessed with these two boys so when we found out they were coming here we got tickets straight away and upgraded to VIP as soon as they came out! We met them before the show and it was amazing. Me and Maddie went in together and we videoed eachother meeting them. They are just like they are in their videos, weird, funny but also really sweet guys. They made it personal by asking us our names and having a proper conversation with us. I was telling them about my birthday which they got really excited about, Jc told me to take a shot on him hahaha. They were lovely when they were giving me hugs (I got 2 hugs from each woops idec) and they were really cute and huggy. They cuddled me in like a little teddy and although I was quite shy when meeting them, they made me feel comfortable and kept me close to them, it was lovely! The show was amazing, we got to see Harrison Ford as well and a music group named Taken (who are really good, check them out!) . Again, one of the best nights of my life although I did nearly witness Jc break his neck when he didn’t land his backflip ( I got a class video of it as well!) he’s fine but I got quite scared, Maddie just laughed ahhaha. I would love to meet them again one day!

 

I’m uploading a new post weekly now, every Monday night if anyone cares, not that anyone actually reads this stuff hahahha.

Till next week,

Abby x

Rants, Uncategorized

An Update

12th June 2016

Dear diary,

Okay so you know how I mentioned how i’m bad at keeping a diary? Yeah, it’s been a while.

Since I last posted I have sat all of my AS exams (which required days of revision, or should I say it required a lot of pretending to revise), I shouldn’t make excuses I know but I have been very busy. As I only have 4 more weeks of sixth form left until September I thought that I’d get back on the blogging band wagon because it’s something that I actually enjoy doing. I’m also considering starting a YouTube channel over the summer as I love the idea of having all these memories that you can look back at and reminisce about, call me conventional I get it.

I’ve also been nagged about universities more than ever, research has been done, prospectuses have been ordered and decisions are being made. I know that I want to study a Media degree as it is what I enjoy and want to pursue as a career one day. I’m currently looking at the Media and Communication degree that Leeds uni has to off and I love it! I’m booking for an open day and I am desperate to study this course as it contains all the things I love to study in media. Only issue being the entry requirements, AAB, not saying it’s impossible but i’m gonna have to work my little ass off to get those grades because i’m not studying the easiest subjects. I also like the sound of media degrees at Sunderland and York St. John which are my backup plans as they are easier to get in to. I’m still so conflicted about uni but the research is good because i@m most likely going to attend uni.

On another note, I applied for another job yesterday which I actually would like to do. Over the Christmas holidays I worked in Cath Kidston and even though it was a nice work environment, I decided that retail was not for me, my social anxiety went through the roof and the constant interaction with strangers who were expecting me to know everything even though I had only worked there once a week for a few weeks was undoubtedly stressful. The job I applied for is room cleaning in a hotel, probs some peoples worst nightmare but I love to clean and there’s not too much interaction. Plus, you’re always busy which would defiantly make the shifts go quicker. I probably won’t even get the job but the idea of applying has made my mam lay off me a tad about getting a job hahaha.

It’s my birthday on Friday!! Friday 17th June 2016 will be the day I turn 17, alas! I’m getting a set of driving lessons which is terrifying but I am forcing myself to learn to drive because after getting the bus everywhere for 7 years you learn to despise every public transport in the world. I mean i’m sure its fine but the buses in the North East are filled with smelly people with loud kids.. no thanks mate, I’d rather not sit next to your wet dog who stinks of shit, will catch the next bus which will arrive in about 4 more hours. I’m actually excited for this birthday even though i’m not really celebrating it, season 4 of OITNB comes out plus the season 4 finale of Orphan Black, who could ask for more am i right??

One last thing, i’m back at sixth form TOMORROW. I’ve had 4 weeks off for study leave which has most defiantly been more of a leave than a study. woops. I managed to watch every season of Skins and a lot of youtube vids but I still turned up to my exams, which is more than some people can say haha. It should be okay its only 3 weeks and 4 days but whose counting right?  actually want to catch up with people and get back into routine although i’ll be over it be Tuesday. Also, my fave person Adrianna isn’t coming back to sixth form which is devastating because i love her so much and we’ve sat next to each other in media all year, the lols where good. I will defo be meeting up with her sometime because I refuse to accept that this is the end of our friendship.

Oh and I nearly forgot to mention, a few weeks ago on the 2nd of June I met CASPAR FRIKIN LEE! I love his videos and when I saw Gateshead on his book tour I had to go, I could write a post about the experience with photos if you’d like to see that, I may also do another one next week because on the 18th, me and Maddie (from my first every post) are meeting JC AND FRIKIN KIAN hahahah, happy birthday to me from me (and sorry to my bank account, i’m now broke) let me know if you’d like to see that, or just if anyone actually reads my posts at all lol.

I hope to post a lot more, maybe daily. M A Y B E. Don’t hold that to me. As i said before, even if no one reads this, they’re nice to look back on and reminisce about, will post more from now on. Sorry this was literally all over the place, I feel like an old granny having a catch up with her old granny friends who may or may not actually be reading hahahhaha.

Till next time,

Abby x

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