THE SUNDAY POST #18

THE BODY SHOP DROPS OF YOUTH CONCENTRATE
001. I've started using the couch to 5k app this week. It works by alternating jogging with walking; at the moment it's mostly walking but the time you run for increases each week until you can run the full 5k. I've never been much of a runner, and it's clear that although I'm pretty strong, my general fitness and stamina needs a lot of work. I've been getting stitch and shortness of breath but this time I'm determined to keep going, and be able to run for longer than 30 seconds!

002. This week we ordered a Gousto box as I had a half price code. L loved the pork and cabbage stir fry, whilst I didn't really enjoy it. The second meal was a Lebanese dish, Halloumi with rice and puy lentils. Whilst we liked it, there were too many spices and flavours and the taste was overwhelming. Despite looking forward to the lamb curry, neither of us were feeling it last night so we used the ingredients to make lamb kebabs, which were delicious. We have one more meal left to make tonight, hopefully this one will be delicious! It was fun to try out, but it's not worth getting every week. The portion sizes are far too big for two people, and there's no guarantee you'll enjoy the dishes. Even if you're short on time there are healthier meals that can be bought and prepared quickly and cheaply.

003. On Thursday I headed down to The Body Shop in the Arndale to check out some of their new products and meet up with lots of lovely local bloggers. They had some great discounts on the night so I picked up the Drops of Youth Concentrate and a new lipstick in the shade 110. I'm loving the serum already, I've used it the past few nights and my skin looks smooth and much less dull in the mornings.

004. I've been trying to take more pictures in bulk recently. Some days I'm so happy with my photography and I can take pictures for four or five blog posts within an hour. Other days, like today, it just goes awfully wrong. I've been trying to shoot on manual settings a lot more, which can have some great results, but also many overexposed and blurry shots. I'd love it if you shared your DSLR photography tips with me in the comments?

005. Today I have a to-do list as long as my arm. First comes all the boring stuff, cleaning the house, laundry, and emails. If the light improves I'll probably take some blog pictures and then it'll be time to work on my essay. If I can avoid my nemesis, procrastination, I'll have time for a Sunday pamper session later. Fingers crossed. What are you guys all up to today?

10 comments:

  1. I admire you for doing the 5km its great the way apps have a positive influence on our lives - not just Candy Crush!
    Adore your HP to do list - I love a list :)

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    1. Thank you, it's so motivating because you can see your history and progress mapped out. It's such a cute little list book isn't it? x

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  2. The fact you have the motivation to actually use a running app is inspiring in itself- I'm far too much of a lazy bum! Hope you get through your to-do list :) x

    Stephanie | ouistephanie.com

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    1. Getting there Stephanie! Haha, an app makes running so much easier (for me) I'm actually sticking to a routine because of it x

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  3. That 5 K app sounds good. I love walking, but hate running, so something like that might encourage me.I think I need to get myself a DLSR as I only have an automatic, which is fine much of the time, but not when the light is bad.

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    1. It's really good, you can start off as slow as you want and then build up to running faster gradually. I completely agree about bad lighting ruining pictures.. I used to take pictures on my iPhone but there was only so much editing I could do if they were too dark x

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  4. I love these posts - they are such a great idea! I'm seeking photography tips too as ever since I got my Canon I find it more difficult for some reason than with my trusty Nikon! I think part of my to-do list for this forthcoming week is to get photographing and planning sorted, as well as keeping to my blog schedule! Have a great week and enjoy your pamper session! :)

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    1. Thanks Marianna, good luck with your to-do list as well! Changing cameras is always hard, especially when you've been used to one type for a long time x

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  5. Ahh wish I had made it to the Body Shop event - it look like a lot of fun!! Hope you had time for your Sunday pamper session! xx

    www.rockonholly.com

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    1. It was a really good evening, hopefully see you at another event soon! I did thank you, it was a really relaxing way to end the weekend x

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