I Wanna Quit The Gym!

Those immortal words were spoken by Chandler Bing in the Friends episode ‘The One With The Ballroom Dancing’, and have been echoed by millions of people ever since it aired in the 90s. In the show, the characters found it difficult to enjoy their gym subscription, and even more difficult to swallow the cost of it. These are just two of the problems many of us have with belonging to a gym or fitness centre. What we’re after is results and what we don’t want is the pain that often goes with it!



Of course, gyms can be stuffy (stinky), noisy (why is that spin class music so loud?), and lacking somewhat in hygiene. They’re usually big, modern buildings that lack personality, and are the hangouts for girls (and guys) with figures that just don’t seem real. There’s a sense of pressure to perform, and that creepy, uncomfortable feeling that someone in there is lurking and watching you.

Don’t fret if gyms aren’t for you. There are many other ways to get into shape, stay in shape, and enjoy the process of doing it. In fact, you can do it all from home if you really wanted to. This can be particularly handy if you’re a work-from-home copywriter who needs those ten minutes of screen-break to come up with the next engaging paragraph!

Don’t be afraid to trawl the internet for websites like http://topworkoutprograms.com/ that give you a wide range of ideas and suggestions. Pick and choose the bits you like to do. Just be brave enough to try one or two different things a week to keep it all interesting. That might be all you need to get your motivation back into gear and your fitness goals back on track.



Don’t forget, you don’t have to push yourself into reps or exercises you’re not keen on. More and more people are focussing on enjoying an active lifestyle than rigorous boot camp training workouts. If you like cycling, then pick a route and go. If you enjoy a Sunday morning swim, then make that your thing. And if you can walk to work (or leave the house, walk around the block then come back home for work) then that could be as active as you need to be. Every little thing can add up to a great shape and good fitness.

How can you tell if you’re fit anyway? Is it all about the dress size? No. You can be fit and healthy even if you’re bigger in size than you want to be. According to http://myfitnesspal.com/ you need a fair percentage of fat on your body anyway. Being fit is about being able to do what you want when you want to do it. It’s about performing at the level you want to achieve without collapsing in a snotty heap of exhaustion. It’s about being able to have fun with your body!

If you want to quit the gym, then do it. Don’t waste your money. You can workout at home, in the park, or at work during your lunch break. Or you can just have some active fun. Enjoy.

My New Prescription Sunglasses – Perfectglasses.co.uk Review

As somebody who must wear glasses while driving, shopping, at the cinema, and doing things that require me to actually be able to see in general, I’m always looking for flattering, high quality glasses. However, I don’t always want to pay the premium price tag that comes with them!

Enter Perfectglasses.co.uk. I’d never considered choosing a pair of glasses online before, but the site makes it super easy to try glasses on and figure out what will suit you. There are a ton of different styles from different designers; styles I haven’t even seen in my local opticians before – Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Polaroid, Marc Jacobs, and so much more. This made it hard to choose the best pair! They have women’s glasses, men’s glasses, and glasses suited to both sexes. Not only that, they often have deals on, including half price codes you can use to get yourself a real bargain on designer glasses. I know glasses are a huge expense for many people.


I ended up selecting these gorgeous Marc Jacobs sunnies seeing as the weather is starting to heat up. I also picked an alternative pair of regular glasses, sending over my prescription in case the pair I chose wasn’t in stock – I didn’t know what I was getting, a bit like a lucky bag. It was exciting. I was over the moon when I realised I had the Marc Jacobs sunnies!

I’m not kidding when I say the moment I put them on, the world seemed like a brighter, more beautiful place. I had to go and compare with cheaper sunglasses because I’m a bit of a geek like that. It actually took me a while to realise that they had sent me prescription sunglasses, and not just regular sunglasses – only when my mum tried them on and couldn’t see anything out of them (she has a different prescription) did I figure it out. That explains why everything looked so much better the second I put them on!


I’m in love with the glasses, the quality is incredible and I’m super impressed with the service. It’s going to be so much better driving in these babies when the sun is out! My prescription hasn’t changed in a while, as I had my last eye test not long ago. However, when/if it does change, I’m 100% going to be purchasing my next pair of specs from Perfect Glasses. Make sure you check them out!

What do you think of my new prescription sunglasses?

*These glasses were gifted to me by Perfectglasses.co.uk – my opinion remains the same and I would never promote anything I didn’t believe in*