Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

Gorgeous ESPA Skincare

ESPA skincareLast Friday I was excited as I was being whisked off for a lovely weekend at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales by Mr Darcy.  He was on a golfing event and needed by skills as an expert caddy…yeah right, I had been nagging for a night away and so to get some peace and quiet he quite happily agreed.

Before going down I headed over to Tranquility Spa which is the onsite spa at the Virgin Active health club I am a member of.  I was booked in for my Jessica GELeration manicure which would be my monthly treat but my skin was looking pretty tired, a bit dry and neglected so I was in need of a facial.

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My First Big Weigh In….

Yesterday was a rather exciting day.  Why?  Well I was going to do my first weigh in at the gym since starting my gym programme two weeks ago as part of my #lose2stone challenge.  I’ve been a member at the local Virgin Active club for just over 3 weeks and as part of my initial gym induction with my ‘One Direction’ PT Mark I had to get on the dreaded scales.

Scales are something I hate and seeing them flash at 85kg was pretty horrific, although encouraging at the same time as I knew I’d lost weight since September last year.  This was my benchmark. I never wanted to see that number again.  The number I wanted to see was 60kg.  Ideally by May 26th when I head to Italy because I have my eye on a gorgeous bikini.

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The #Lose2Stone Challenge

Virgin Active Health ClubTwo weeks ago I found myself in the foyer at my local Virgin Active health club.  This was a pretty alien place to me.  For someone who has had issues with her body weight and the way she looks the thought of exercising in a gym surrounded by testosterone fuelled men and perfect body footballers wives is usually enough to send me running for the hills.

However, I’d made myself and someone a promise.  That by the summer of this year when the kids finish school I will be 2 stone lighter and I will be wearing that bikini that I so crave. I will be walking proud on a beautiful beach somewhere and I will LOVE my body and my confidence will be high.

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