Monday motivation.


Leg gains

Latest purchase for our big trip!

Handsome Boo with his new haircut.


FINALLY finished the wedding album ­čÖé

Clean & press like a boss!

Autumn/winter style.

Date day.

First mulled wine of the season!


Sunday squat life.

Sunday treat…

.. Afternoon tea at the Greenwich hotel.

Some of you may know that when I started working out in January 2016 it was inspired by my impending wedding and I was motivated by getting in shape to look hot for my big day! One of the things top of my list of flabby bits to tone was ARMS. I always struggled with confidence around my upper arms and always felt they looked flabby in certain outfits. This would not do in a wedding dress!

So, my aim – to get toned sexy arms weren’t too muscley or ‘stacked’. Contrary to popular belief, if you lift weights in the gym – you will not get stacked over night!! Seriously I know so many girls who avoid the free weights because they think their arms will get too big. Body building takes months or even years of constantly lifting and using VERY HEAVY WEIGHTS. Trust me, you’ll be fine.

I’m really pleased with how my arms look now – I feel that they are slender and I have some muscle definition but not too much growth. I achieved this by doing one upper body workout per week where I worked all the muscle groups in my arm, and by keeping the weights mostly the same or increasing by a small amount (1kg at a time).

My favourite arm exercises:

­čĺÖ Push ups

­čĺÖ Pull ups (assisted or non – depending on how hardcore you are)

­čĺÖ Tricep dips

­čĺÖ Bicep & Tricep curls using the cable

­čĺÖ Bar bell clean & press (great all body toner)

­čĺÖ Kettle bell swings (tones the whole arm)

The important thing to remember is it’s okay to start with very low weights. If you think about it – the Bicep and Tricep muscles on your body are actually pretty tiny compared to, say, your leg muscles. The key is to complete the exercise slowly and controlled with a weight that is challenging, but still enables you to complete the movement.

So, get down the gym and boss those arms. Being strong is sexy!

Do you like upper body workouts? What’s your favourite?


beautiful evening in Greenwich

grad presents

preped for my first teaching observation.

first teaching observation done!


booked our summer holidays – can’t wait!

guest posted this week!

my new domain!

Bristol fun.

stunning Autumn day in Bristol

new post on our couples tattoos!

life motto

enjoying my zebra gym pants.

couples who lift.

lamb stew!

Caribbean food after a long, hard week!

Celebrating half term with my mum.


getting my gym sessions in while I can.

flowers from hubs – he knows!