2018 Health Kick?


Hello Creatives!

Twenty Eighteen has finally arrived and I can’t help but want to make it a reason to start new and make some changes in my life – beginning with my health. 

I go through these phases where im super unhappy with my body, so drastically change my lifestyle for a short period of time, then once im feeling better about myself again i let myself go and its a vicious cycle! I just cant seem to maintain the motivation! Anyone else feel this way?

I would love some tips and tricks about how to stay motivated. I will be starting full time work on the 22nd of this month, and im hoping that it will push me into a routine that ill be able to keep up with (really hoping that without being able to have ‘lazy days’ on weekdays, ill be able to stay focused).

I dont currently have a gym close to me, or the money to pay membership for one, so im really hoping ill be able to find a home work out program of some sort that ill be able to follow! Any suggestions?

Ive had a go at a few free apps, but so far the Nike Training Club app is my favourite! You can create a plan and it will give you different work outs to complete in order to reach your goals. Theres options to complete work outs with out without equiptment, and from beginner to advanced and low intensity to high.

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I pretty much need some motivation so if anyone wants to give me a kick up the arse, go ahead! Haha!

Until next time,

Lana xxx

When it comes to keeping fit at University!

Student Life

Since i was young, I’ve been in and out of every type of sport and constantly on the go! Starting young with swimming, then onto gymnastics, then rugby (which unfortunately led to a broken arm a few years in) and now cheerleading! I’ve loved each and every one of them and of course all the extra sports and activities in between!

When i played rugby, i was living in Dubai and playing for the Dubai Hurricanes. It was a very close community, with the rugby mums at every session, and dads cheering us all on at our fortnightly tournaments that took place all over the UAE. It was a great time and i loved every second of it!

Cheerleading is the main sport i now do in university. I’d never tried it before until a year ago, and i fell in love instantly! and trust me, it’s not all pom poms and ‘GIVE ME AN ‘A”, it’s a lot more physically demanding than that! No one truly understands how much work it is and how difficult it can actually be, so TAB Aberystwyth joined for a taster session and wrote this article on cheerleading!

In my first year of cheerleading, i was what you call a Flyer; the person that’s thrown about in the air, and now, in my second year, I’ve opted to be a Base; a person who throws the flyer in the air, to work on my upper body strength! Its been great, these guns just keep growing!

Im not the most flexible, but theres never a wrong time to pull a scorp or a scale! For example these from my Spain holiday with George!

For those who don’t know much about cheerleading, or are still not convinced, here are a few videos of my team the ‘Aberystwyth University Tarannau Cheerleaders’ from our competition season last year (in which we totally wiped the floor, first places all round! – National Champion status!). I really want to add some videos of a few moves during practice but until i manage to get them, these will do for now, and that just means another cheer post on its way!!


Me holding our first place trophy!

Firstly, this was our main routine, its the group with the largest amount of people performing. We completed at level 2 all girls! This video makes me tear up every time, after all the hard work and stress we all went through, to perform this so well and come out with a first was incredible! This was the second time we performed, as the first time we performed, someone was badly injured, stopping the routine and giving us about 30 minutes to work with and rearrange the routine as we were one member short!!

Secondly, is my level two stunt group! Unfortunately i was injured 3 days before the competition and was left in a neck brace, but luckily the wonderful flyer, Giulia, stepped in, learnt it, and they came out with a first!

So many emotions rush through you during these performances and when sitting on the mat surrounded by all the other teams during the trophy ceremony, you’re shaking with nerves!

I hope this post shows a bit of insight into cheerleading as well as me being able to share a passion!

With the amount of training I’ve been doing recently (Average of 3-4 hours a day) I’ve thought its been the perfect time to begin my Protein World Slimming Shakes! So in the next few weeks ill put up a post on my progress so far!

– Lana xxx

Bootea Teatox – My Results!

Eat Clean

Many of you may have heard of a detox (or a TEAtox) called Bootea. Its a detox which uses green tea to cleanse and shed a bit of weight off you! i also found that it made me feel a lot more energised and healthy!

I first heard about it online, and advertised in Holland & Barratt! Then saw a few satisfied customers on instagram and a few friends trying it out, although with mixed outcomes. The only way i was going to know how it worked with my body was to try it, and even if there wasn’t a significantly visible result, at least i would feel great (hopefully).

I am now currently on my third set as the results from my first was just so promising and motivating. And ill even show you how well it worked!

The first time i tried it, i was completely dedicated, i ate healthy (obviously with the occasional snacks.. old habits die hard) and even attempted to hit the gym – Shocker. I found the day time tea quite nice, as i personally love green teas! (If you don’t like the taste yourself, you can add natural sweeteners such as honey to improve the taste).

There’s two different teas, the daytime tea which you have once a day every day for the two week time period, and a night time tea which you take every other day starting on the first day of the teatox. The nighttime tea tastes quite different to the daytime one and you can definitely taste the fennel in it! For those who don’t like green teas, this one will definitely need a natural sweetener in it unless you’re willing to neck it in one!

I took a few photos here and there to see if there were any visible results, apart from what i thought i saw, and how i felt. And here are two photos 11 days apart:

Please excuse the sweatiness and the unattractiveness! the ‘after gym session’ look isn’t one of the prettiest!


The photo above was halfway into the teatox, and the photo below was nearing the end! (I will also now let you know that those abs have completely vanished under a cosy blanket of chub for the winter season… or until i get back into the gym…)IMG_7862I lost a lot of the chub layer across my tummy, resulting in toning up! I felt fabulous and it was such a motivating result that it almost became addictive! This was when i then purchased the next two sets which i was ready to pick up and start immediately.

I will give you a warning, if you are wanting to give it a go, to make sure you’ve mentally prepared you for the amount of time you will be spending on the toilet, as with all detoxes, comes pooping (graphic, i know, but don’t say i didn’t warn you!!)

The second time i did it, i failed to remember to have the right teas at the right times due to the busyness of my summer days, and this resulted in only feeling energised and cleansed instead of seeing visual results as i did the first time. Not a bad thing, but there i was hoping my beach bod would be back – wrong. I also failed to eat as healthily as i did the first time! whoops, i guess i set myself up to fail, the tea’s not magic!

Im now on my third run, and i’ve managed to stick to it as I’m constantly in the house revising for my exams, and revision is always perfectly matched with a cup of tea! Although i have less time to work out, i have had a few Cheerleading sessions and these will be becoming more frequent as my examination period ends. This time, i feel like I’ve lost more weight than the first time but i haven’t built up the muscle definition that i did the first time, but i still feel fab with the results! I’ve even introduced non high waisted jeans/trousers (hipsters) back into my wardrobe as my previous muffin top has reduced in size! 

I hope this helps anyone willing to give it a go an inside of what its like and how its not just down to the tea itself, but also the lifestyle surrounding it. Give it a go! Heres a link to their website, order and get started! You can only try, and see how it works with your body!

They’ve also recently introduced a shake which will help reduce snacking, satisfy hunger, keep you fuller for longer and help you lose weight! Have a read! Experiment.

I’ve recently ordered the Slimming shake powder off of Protein World, so once I’ve given it a go, I’ll let you know my results!

– Lana xxx