Birthday Wishlist…

With my birthday in the not too distance future (it’s a big one) I thought I would create a little wish list of things I would like so friends and family know what to get me or what to contribute towards!

Unbelieveably most of my ‘wish’ items are fitness as opposed to fashion related! Something is seriously wrong with me!

Birthday-Wishlist

So here we go…

Zaggora Hot Pants 2.0 Capri

I have wanted these for a good long while as would love to see if they really do live up to what they claim. Anything that makes me burn more calories whilst working out is a plus for me! Size S.

Shock Absorber Active

I’m not massive up top, but they do move about. I read that even an A cup bounces up to 4cm when doing exercise so keeping what I have in good shape is of utmost importance! I just love the bright colours! Hmmm not sure about sharing the size here ūüôā

Proskins Galaxy

I am a major fan of Proskins after completing their #28DayChallenge. Not only did they make my skin amazing they were a key component in helping me reduce my measurements! I just love the Galaxy print – and for some reason I find that bright prints make me work much more effectively in a gym environment… its the only place I love colour! I’d also love a Black Matte pair for day to day wear! Size 8!

Nike Lady 8 Inch Filament Tight Running Shorts

I do not wear shorts at the gym, but I would like to eventually get to that point (with the help of slimming down and Fake Tan!) so these shorts look perfect, they also feature a back pocket which might just house my iPhone so I don’t have to resort to an arm band! Size S or 8/10.

Nike Lady Flirt Tank Top Vest

Just so I have something to match the shorts! This looks tight fitting enough, but loose enough round the waist to not have any embarrassing moments… I find you get them on the rowing machine! Size 10 (M).

Asics Lady Gel-DS Trainer 18 Running Shoes

I don’t have a clue when it comes to trainers! I just like them to look nice. The fact that these won ‘Best Shoe’ in the Runner’s World Personal Best Awards must count for something! Although I know I should wear a support shoe based on my foot arch / gait (and these come under that remit), which is why I tend to buy most of my trainers from SportsShoes.com I just rather liked the look of these and thought the purple would go rather nicely with the Nike products above! Size 6 please!

Adidas Womens Essentials Sports Bra by Stella McCartney

I know I have already listed a sports bra, but I am a major fan of wearing my Polar FT7 to work out, the problem is it relies on a chest strap to do the recordings, not really an issue but it would be nice to have one less piece of gear to wear. Having a sports bra with a built in chest strap is stuff of my dreams! Size S or 8/10!

Now on to some treat things!

Michael Kors Watch

I already own a bronze MK watch which I adore. It is the only watch that I have worn on a regular basis. There is a titanium one that I am coveting but I don’t think anyone is realistically gonna spend ¬£600 on a watch for me. So this one will have to do! I love a big chunky watch as I like to feel there is a bit of weight behind it and that it is sturdy enough not to drop off. I also love how the watch face is a little different to other watches out there. There are however plenty of other alternatives I love in the MK range too, but this one just stands out! Alternatively I love the Thomas Sabo Rebel at Heart Skull Watch! Wrist size 16cm.

Religion Lynch Leather Jacket

I saw this in store recently on display, but was unable to try on as they keep them locked away! At ¬£380 I can understand why! This jacket is absolutely gorgeous although only 15% leather, I just love the distressed look and the studded detailing… I can dream. Failing that I love absolutely anything by Religion from their accessories to their clothing, so anything by Religion would be very happily received!

Diavolina Floyd Wedges in Black

I have these in grey and I absolutely adore them. So comfy and stylish. They really are my most favourite boot purchase. However I would love some in black, but tracking down a size 6 is an absolute bloody nightmare! So if you come across but don’t plan to buy them, please just tell me!

Black Heeled Sandals

I have been after some nice strappy sandals that I can wear with black jeans or a dress for a long time but just can’t seem to find what I am looking for. I had spotted some on Zara (see my pinterest) but they no longer seem to be available. I do also like these on Zara¬†and also¬†these¬†from Office are rather nice! But I’m open to suggestions. I am however crap in heels, which is why I tend to stick to wedges!

Protein Pow(d)er Cook Book

I’m a little obsessed with using Protein Powder to cook with and am forever trawling the web looking for the latest recipes. Having a cookbook to pull out of the cupboard would be amazing!

NIP+FAB Bust & Tums Kit

Well even with working hard in the gym a girl could use a little help! Alternatively (or additionally) the Fitness Kit!

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

I am a lover of anything Viktor & Rolf! Flowerbomb EDP is my signature perfume and I won’t wear anything else! So absolutely anything from the Flowerbomb range I would adore especially the Bomblicious Body Lotion!

Personal Training!

I’m not quite sure this is a treat, however I really would like my arse or rather my stomach whipping into shape. I do great in classes (I think) and I do alright on my own but would probably do better if I were getting shouted at!

Thomas Sabo Angel Wing Jewellery

I am a lover of all things Angel Wings from jewellery to clothing to artwork but these key pieces would go with the Thomas Sabo earrings I already own. Firstly the pendant and secondly the ring.

There are plenty of other things I would love but the above are my key items and how I am going to refrain from purchasing the majority myself I have absolutely no idea! I would in fact love a really decent digital camera but I have no idea where to even start! So recommendations please!

Illamasqua Make Up

After my makeover at Illamasqua the other month I am obsessed with their beauty range. I would love a pot of Hydra Veil, the Empower and Neutral Palette’s and absolutely any nail varnishes! In fact anything from the range will do!

Converse All Star Grey High Tops

I have some white All Star Ox that I have had a good few years and that I adore, but they are a nightmare to keep clean, especially when it does nothing but rain, so perhaps grey might be a better choice! Size 6.

Aside from that gift vouchers for high street stores or even spa days / treatments are very much appreciated!

FYI my birthday is 18th August and I shall be turning 30… Eeek!!!!

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Fab Fitness Haul

What started as the need to find a new gym bag that fits EVERYTHING in has turned into a bit of a shopping spree!  So I thought I would share with you some great bargains I have managed to pick up this week in my quest for an on going healthy and active lifestyle!

Fitness Haul

To start off, the gym bag¬†I bought from American Apparel¬†at ASOS¬†(¬£20.50)- I have been eyeing this one up for a while but wasn’t quite sure just how big it was but it’s massive! I have had rucksacks and so on in the past but find that you struggle to fit a change of clothes, towel and toiletries into easily. Therefore I wanted something quite large but lightweight that I could just chuck everything into. I’m useless when it comes to compartments so it may as well all be in the same one.

Another item I have been on the look out for are some resistance bands so I thought I would pop into TK Maxx to see what they had to offer. Main reason being when I travel I tend to take mainly carry on luggage which means I am unable to take my gym kit with me, so I wanted something that I could easily pop in my case and do a hotel room workout. Introducing ’empower’ Total Body Toning System ¬£7.99 (RRP $29.99). It includes an upper body power cord, a lower body power cord with padded ankle cuffs and a door strap along with a workout guide and the whole package takes up less room than a pair of trainers! This is a beginner / Intermediate kit which offers resistance up to 15lbs (6kg).

Total Body Toning

After picking up the above¬†I was just about to walk away from the fitness section in TK Maxx when I saw the ’empower’ Cardio Core Fitness Hoop¬†lurking at the back of the shelf and for ¬£12.99 (retail $29.99)¬†I had to grab it! I love the Power Hoop class that I do at the gym but with both myself and the husband having jobs that involve travelling and childcare to consider getting to a class isn’t always possible and with my 30th birthday only a couple of months away I need to do as much work on my core as possible. Although not as heavy as the Power Hoop, it will do for adhoc fitness at home. Perhaps if I was going long haul on business I could break this back down again and take with me if I didn’t have access to a gym as it doesn’t take up too much room.

Moving on to clothing. I am always on the lookout for a decent top for the gym, one that’s not too tight, but not too baggy but I just can’t seem to find one that is quite right. This top from MPG Sport was just ¬£12.99 from TK Maxx¬†and looked to be just what I was after. I thought I had bought a Small¬†but upon getting home it turns out it’s XS. It fits ok so I’m not going to bother taking it back but hopefully in a few more weeks it will fit even better! MPG are currently offering 25% off your order if you like their¬†page on Facebook!

MPG Top

After spotting the lovely Nic from Nics Nutrition picking up a pretty decent fitness kit haul at Primark, I decided to check it out. Unfortunately Primark in Huddersfield didn’t have a decent range, but if you are after some introductory kit then it is worth checking out. On offer includes sports bras, pants, tops and I saw one Jacket that Nic managed to pick up but unfortunately not in my size. I opted for a sports bra (¬£4) in a size 10 and although it fits rather nicely I don’t think I would wear it for running, instead opting to low intensity class work. However, for ¬£4 it’s worth having when my others are in the wash. I also picked up a pack of¬†7 neon sports socks for just ¬£2.50. Again handy for having to hand (or foot)! The picture only shows¬†5 pairs but you got 2 pairs of pink and grey.

Primark

As you can see I’m loving the neon colours at the moment. Apparently it’s in? I’m usually a black and grey type of girl but when it comes to working out I need bright colours to motivate me so regardless as to whether it’s the latest trend it’s getting worn!

So with all that shopping I decided I should get myself a couple of treats. The first of which was this Rodial GLAM BALM Hand for just ¬£11 in TK Maxx (RRP ¬£39!) I suffer with shockingly dry hands made worse by over washing and I find they are always pretty dry after I’ve been to the gym too. So I’m really hoping that this does the trick! It sinks in nicely and smells divine! I did however get home and check this out online to find that Rodial are offering it on their website for just ¬£9.50 with free delivery, so if you want some get some now!

Rodial

Finally I treated myself to some Panda Natural Raspberry Liquorice¬†, Health & Herbs Peppermint Tea and some WheyHey Protein Ice Cream (to be blogged about later)¬†from Holland & Barrett. I’ve heard¬†liquorice has health benefits and is fairly low in calories so instead of reaching for the chocolate I shall be reaching for this… in moderation of course! Peppermint Tea however is my love!

Hopefully this makes up for the Afternoon Tea I had with a friend yesterday at Neaversons where I ate (half of) and drank this! Welcome to my life Parma Violet Fizz!

See, every wannabe fitty deserves a treat every once in a while!

Neaversons