Happy Thursday aka last day of January 2019!. Gosh where has the month gone. This month has sometimes felt so long and then others felt like it’s lasted more than a month. Anyone else feel like that?
January has been quite a busy month for me and I’ve already ticked some things I wanted to achieve this year off my list. How crazy is that! I for one am not complaining, I feel fabulous for it.
I kick started January by joining……. A GYM. This was a huge step for me and one I’ve wanted to take for quite some time but never felt confident in myself to actually step inside a gym and do regular workouts. I sometimes work out at home but we all know what it’s like being at home. I always sit around drinking endless amounts of tea and scrolling through all of my social medias, getting nothing done. I go with a friend which is very helpful and motivating for me however I am going to start going on my own as we are on different shift patterns with our works. I’m really enjoying my gym experience which is something I never thought I would, I just love getting up on a morning putting my gym gear on and heading off. I can already feel a difference in myself as I’m less tired and can see my body changing and it’s almost been a month. I aim to go at least 4 times a week if I can’t then I have still been doing homework outs. My aim for going to the gym is to become a lot fitter (as I often get very out of breath) and to be stronger in my arms. I love doing weights and have assigned days where I’ll do abs or legs and alternate them. I alway start with bit of cardio and always finish doing abs or weighed squats.
I’m also back doing Burlesque lessons on Wednesday evenings with House of Trixie Blue. Preparing for another fabulous show which I’m super duper excited about. I shall leave her blog linked here if any of you want to know any more information. I bloody love Burly Wednesdays. So pleased to be back at lessons.
I had a few little days out this months as well. I went to Saltwell Park, a frosty walk in my city centre park, Morpeth, Penshaw Monument and the beach. Only one of these was a National Trust, you all know by now how much I adore National Trust places. I just love getting some fresh air and blowing away the cobwebs. I love making the most of the winter sunshine, it’s making me excited for the warmer months!
Saltwell Park and the beach.
Mowbray park and Morpeth.
I also loved using macro mode on my phone more. I have the Samsung s9 and I just love it.
Penshaw Monument – National Trust.
It’s very rare to visit this monument when it’s empty as its usually full. I went on a weekday and just loved taken in the scenery. And yes I climbed all the way to the top IN HEELS!!!! now that’s an achievement in itself!. I adore taking in the views you don’t realise how high up it in until you reach they top!. It really makes me appreciate just where I live.
I also still can’t believe I purchased.wore animal print for the first time ever. To see a blog post all about it just click here I loved going out of my comfort zone and wearing something I would never usually wear. I had so many great compliments about it.
I also managed to find motivation to get back into portrait photography. For those who aren’t aware I have a degree in Photography and run a photography Facebook page and Instagram. It’s something I’ve wanted to get back into for a very long time and this year I made is one of my main goals to get back into it as I really do miss photographing people. I stopped once I finished my degree as I really lost my passion for it due to a bad experience with my teacher. Not going to dwell on that as I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and have a few photoshoots booked in already.
To see more head to my Facebook page or my pages Instagram by searching ‘amylouisephotography89’
That’s about it for January what a month it’s been it’s also been the month wear I GOT MY HAIR CUT! I got it done yesterday and whilst it feels weird having short hair again I know it’s what my hair needed and fingers crossed it’ll of grown for my holiday in July :).
What have you been up to in January? Do you like these type of posts? Thinking of doing them either monthly or every other month, let me know in the comments ❤
Thank you for reading xxx