Motivated Monday – Part 1

This is going to be a weekly post from me now, every Monday will be based on a theme and howI stay motivated based on that theme. So any requests please let me know, until someone asks me to do otherwise I will be posting motivational and achievable posts based on things I would want to read on someone else’s blog!

Week 1 – Gym

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Isn’t it so handy, when people ask what you get up to in your spare time and you can just whack them with ‘Well I spend quite a bit of time in the gym’… but really? do you? I have been known to have my peaks and throghs when it comes to my dedication to the gym but now I am in a place I have  routine and feel I can pass some of my advice on to you.

One – Always have your gym bag with you – for me, I keep mine in the car. This means you can never truthfully use the excuse, oh well I don’t have my stuff with me so I will miss this evenings session.

Two – Go straight from work. I know if I go home straight after work I am not going back out again, the PJs and a couple of tea call and before you know it it 11pm and you’re halfway through a film. On weekdays I will go straight from work and then and only then when I’ve finished my work out I can relax at home.

Three – Make a kick ass playlist. There is nothing better than being in the workout zone with some super motivational music playing. My personal favourite artist to work out to at the moment is Paramore.. although I do find myself having to refrain from bursting into my best Hayley Williams impression while on the tread mill.

Four –  Go with someone. If I have someone there I generally feel like I have to look fitter than I actually am so I find myself pushing myself harder.

Five – Buy some gym wear you feel good in. Maybe its just me but I feel super motivated to work out when I feel like I look good in my gym gear.

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Six –  Don’t set yourself ridiculous goals. Be realistic, by setting yourself goals you wont achieve you’ll only heighten the chances that you’ll give up. Maybe speak to a PT at your gym to talk these goals through so you know what your aiming for is achievable.

Et viola, a few of my tips and tricks to stay motivated to get your bum in the gym! Leave comments with anything you find motivation when it comes to gyming.

Much love,

Joanna Eve x

99 problems but being small ain’t one

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Just to give you a rough mental picture of how small I am a colleague approached me the other day and innocently asked in conversation if i was old enough to drive. Well, to say my jaw hit the floor (which isn’t that far down for me) would be a lie.

It is comments like this that don’t make me dislike being petite, its comments like that which makes me dislike people. And it should be that way for anyone else who is fortunate enough to be cute and compact. Silly comments like that one are not a reflection on your height, they are more of a reflection on how inconsiderate and lets face it, down right thick some people are. So this blog is all about embracing our vertically challanged-ness

Enjoy, and I would love to hear anyone else’s petite stories, hell I have a lot more to tell. From people shouting out car windows,┬áto being asked for ID on a first date.

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Conversation starter, my oh my how I hate being stuck with a strangers and not knowing what to say, whether its at work, at an interview, or even giving a presentation. As long as you know the jokes there isn’t a small person joke you can’t crack that wont make people laugh, even if they don’t find it funny, they laugh out of awkwardness, so it is all good! Perhaps the classics ‘oh it basically breaks my neck to look up at you’ will get them or maybe a light ‘whats it like up there?’. The longer you do it for the better you get at assessing the situation and seeing what small person joke it is appropriate to crack, either way this has never failed to get laughs for me.

We look young much younger than average people! like seriously, I moan about getting ID’d for scratch cards but really? It is not insulting at all being told you look 8 years younger than you are, most women would sell their for breasts for that kind of compliment.

TAX FREE CLOTHES, I repeat tax FREE clothes. Our clothing ranges are double than that of an average sized people because we can wander on in to the kids department, and low and behold their are actually some really cute little items you can find. New look kids is a definite recommendation!

No heels are EVER too high! and flats just make you look cuter and cuddlier than ever. So LOVE being able to pull off any height footwear you desire.

#shortgirlproblems look this up on twitter and share the love with thousands more who embrace the genes.

There are a million more advantages to being a little un and so not be surprised if you see more posts form me on this, Its something I love talking about and I endeavour to make people love their petiteness too!

Much love,

Little Joanna x