Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Fitness: 10 Minute at Home Workout / I Heart Fitness


Hey Guys,

I was asked by the lovely people at My Voucher Codes if I wanted to get involved in a campaign I Heart Fitness that they are doing along with The British Heart Foundation that is aiming to keep your heart healthy. 

The challenge they set was to create a 10 Minute using things that you can find around home. I decided that my workout would be a full body work with small bursts of cardio in as well

For this workout you will need a pack of cards, stop watch (can use your phone) and skipping ropes. You can use a yoga mat if you want but its not a necessity. 




The first thing you need to do is make sure your in a room that you can skip in and do a short sprint in. When your ready to start you need to place the pack of card at the other end of the room in two piles.  

The workout is going to be simple but I'm going to quickly explain what you have to do after you have finished your cardio sections. After you have done your cardio part of the workout you will run across the room and pick up a card from each pile. You will add  them two numbers together and than multiply by 2. For example if you had a 5 and a 6 you would get 22. If you pick up a King, Queen, Jack or Ace you would count them as 11. Once you have added the numbers together and multiplied the 2 together you will do that amount of the exercise. 


The workout

1 minute cardio (Skipping or if you don't have a skipping rope you can do star jumps or run on the spot)

Run across room, collect cards add together and multiply them by 2 and do exercise below:


Add together the cards and multiply by 2.
Abs section - Mountain Climbers or Alternating knee ins. 


Alternating Knee In's 
Mountain Climbers

1 minute cardio (Either Skipping, star jumps or running on the spot)

Run across room, collect cards add together and multiply them by 2 and do exercise below:

Leg section - Lunges or Squats


Lunges
Squats

1 minute cardio (Either skipping, star jumps or running on the sport)

Run across room, collect cards add together and multiply them by 2 and do exercise below:

Arms section - Triceps drip or push ups


Tricep Dips
Push Ups
1 Minute cardio (Either skipping, star Jumps or running on the spot)

Run across room, collect cards add together and multiply them by 2 and do exercise below:

This time you are going to do a plank for the amount of time that the cards multiply up to. 


Plank
This is you finished with the workout, when I did this workout it worked out around the 8/9 minute mark so if you wanted to you could do this twice and mix in different activities.

Make sure that you check out My voucher Codes blog to check out all the other bloggers that are getting involved with the campaign 

 I hope you enjoyed it and found it a little different. Tell me what you think of my workout or how you felt after if you tried it out?

Hope to see you soon
Love Melissa xx

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Monday, 9 March 2015

Fashion: Joining The Party Eventually

Hey Guys,

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Active Newcastle #thisgirlcan Campaign. The event was held at Newcastle Civic Centre and the theme was afternoon tea. 

The invitation said that the event was smart casual. These two words are the most confusing things ever when it come planning an outfit. You don't want to look to over dressed or be the person that comes to under dressed.  

Thinking of the theme of the event I knew I want to wear something comfortable and not tight fitting. I've all of  a sudden started loving co-ords as well as the midi skirt. I know I'm way behind and I bet your thinking where have you been for the last few years but I'm making up for lost time. 

I saw this two piece set on the Missguided sale page and feel in love. I knew I had a number of big events coming and I've been getting good wear out of the skirt. I wasn't 100% sure on the top but I've now fallen for it. They were a great price with the 2 pieces coming in as under £30. 

The shoes were something I bought in the January sale from New Look, they are a size to big I have to say they don't feel so big when I wear a pair of socks. I love them but they don't have cut the back of my ankles.

Source

Top - Sold Out
Skirt - Missguided
Necklaces - Primark
Shoes - New Look (Similar Here)

What do you think of my outfit? Have you fallen in a trend that is years old?

I hope you enjoyed this post. Why not leave me a comment telling me what you think?

Hope to see you soon
Love Melissa xx



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