The Thoughts / March



It’s finally spring! The weather may not show it but the countdown to summer has begun and it’s time to up our game…


Quitting smoking/

A study found that if you’re trying to quit smoking the it turns out going cold turkey is the best. So chuck ’em out and spend your money on something healthier this spring. Source

Long Working Hours & Heart Disease/

University of Texas Health Science Centre’s study team analysed health records for 1,900 individuals during a long-term study about the work environment and conditions. They found those who worked 55 hours a week had a 16% high risk of Cardiovascular disease than those who worked 45 hours, with 35% higher risk for those working 60 hours a week. So, with the days getting longer, it’s time to relax a little a longer too. source


Crank up the Music/


The Journal of Positive Psychology found that listening to music “can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent,” according to Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D., from London’s Brunel University School of Sport and Education. So, sack off the pre workout and get listening to a decent playlist… My favourite workout playlist at the moment is ‘Rage Radio’ on Spotify. source


Say Bye to Sugar/ 

Single mum of 3, Janey Holiday, set up ‘making things easy.com’ to help ladies live a healthier and happier life, offering motivational podcast’s to keep you on track as well as nutritional facts, this lady keeps you inspired and motivated through out the whole course. You can quit sugar and get fit using my favourite cardio! High-intensity interval training with this SUGAR HIIT programme, is sure to torch fat, increase your fitness and stable your mind. Start your sugar HIIT journey here.

HIIT it with NetWod/ 

Online workout’s are no longer a thing of the past, however, have you ever done a live HIIT class from the comfort of your own home? Now you can, Netwod.com offers professional coaching via a two-way video. You can grab a 7-day free trial which is even better, everyone loves a free trial. Join me & start your Network journey…

This weather though…

How incredible is this weather? How nice is it to sit in the sun all day now I’ve finished uni? I wouldn’t know. I have been non-stop working just to try and make up for the ridiculous amounts of money I spent on my mad few weeks. Do you know what’s worse? On my mad few weeks, I brought a £40 shirt dress. I shouldn’t have done and to make myself feel better I blame Kate [http://ubiquitoustounique.blogspot.co.uk] for telling me she likes it. You see I actually think this is my problem I’m so easily influenced when it comes to things like going out or buying clothes.

‘Chlo, shall we go out?’
‘Naa I’m staying in’
‘Oh come on, let’s go out’
‘Okay, see you in 10’

I just can’t say no. Anyway, I tend to avoid Urban Outfitters simply because if I go in I will buy something and 90% of the time I’m trying to save, but this once, being the silly fool I am, I went in and brought something and do I regret it? NOPE. It’s amazing and so bloody functional… I love an item I can wear with so many things – night out, on the beach, with jeans, winter/summer this shirt dress will remain in my wardrobe all year round that’s for sure.

Pairing with my vans and a simple jacket to keep it casual and cool but I would not hesitate to squeeze on a pair of massive heels and jewellery for a night out.