Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I'm Making A Change!

I've decided to concentrate on my health and lifestyle. It's taken a few horrible things to have happened to make me want to change something about it, but I'm assured I want to try again to lose a bit more weight. 

My first thought was 'Christ, I'm at work a lot of time, I'll come home and be knackered, if I barely have the energy to blog, what makes you think you can go to the gym and eat healthy all the time?!' so I thought how can I combine the two? So here we are. 


It doesn't look like a lot right now, but this is what I'll be blogging on for a little while in Summer. Meet my secret alter ego, Chubby Bunny. I thought it sounded cute and not so self-loathing. I don't have a huge amount of followers, so I don't mind you guys knowing that it's me but for some new folk... I quite like the idea of being semi-anonymous. If some of you are interested in fitness, weight loss, or just healthy lifestyle - just pop on over, give me some advice or let's get chatting. I could use all the help I can get really. 

If anyone at all is interested in following me on my weight loss journey (however short-lived or long-lived it will be!), just click the buttons below. I'm hoping to post at least twice a week, maybe on a Monday/Tuesday then at the end of the week so Friday/Saturday. And in between all them, I'm gonna be blogging on here every other week... because to be awfully honest, not a lot is going on right now in Chlo world! 

I know this community is supportive, strong and all round fabulous people - so let's spread a little love, ey? :) 

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Sometimes It All Gets A Bit Too Much | Zoella

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This is something I wanted to share with you all.

A lot of you are Blogger bold and proud, and don't really venture into the YouTube vlogging community. But with her considerable growing popularity, I'd say that most people are aware of the girl featured in this video: Zoella.

However... she's not just Zoella. She's also, first and fore-mostly, Zoe Sugg. She's just a girl. She's 24years old, she's creative and artistic, she lives in Brighton... and she has 5 million YouTube subscribers. That is amazing. 5 million people - individual people! - have subscribed to her channel, where she posts make-up and hair tutorials, funny challenges with her other YouTube friends, vlogs in a Day-In-The-Life style. Some people who aren't too familiar with the YT community will think 'Why does she have that many people watching her, if all she's showing us is how to do your make-up?' but she does sooo much more than that. People look up to her, people are inspired by her: she's the 'Little Big Sister of the Internet'.

With all of this success and fame, - there's no other word to describe it really! - must come with what feels like 5 million people's worth of pressure. Could you imagine that? Because I really can't understand to the fullest how that must feel. The pressure to always create happy, pleasant and professional content. The pressure to always look perfect, and say the 'right things'. The pressure and expectations to upload your videos specifically on this day, and hope that most of the viewers will like it. And if they don't? Well, we'll all know about it in the comments. 

I really do encourage you to watch the video embedded above. Even if you're not a particular follower of Zoella, or the YT community. You can see first hand the pressure that the media can have on someone - and that life just isn't perfect. Not one person in this world is perfect, and that is including Zoe Sugg. Or Tanya Burr. Or Alfie Deyes: whoever you watch, not one of them is perfect. It's just a fact of life. Out of the kindness of her heart, Zoe shares these nice moments with us. It was good - not to see her crying! - to see that sometimes she is sad, sometimes she might be angry: she is only human. Like all the other YouTubers that so many of us idolise.

We're all only human... so let's cut each other a little slack, okay? :)


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Sunday, 22 June 2014

I need STRUCTURE and a ROUTINE!

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Do you ever feel like you should be a person who has it all figured out and you have everything set out in stone? I feel like I really should be organised, and I'm forever telling people how they should have a 'routine' for everything. But truth is, right now at least, I'm neither organised or have a real routine.

However, I'm on my way to fixing this! I've just got a summer job in my hometown, as a photographer. It's awesome, and I really think I'll enjoy it - it's fast paced, busy and the people are so nice. I literally started last week, but unfortunately I've been poorly and it's come along and buggered it all up! Don't you just hate that?!

Here's a little list of things I'm gonna do to get myself into a routine:

1. Have a pamper session every Sunday or Monday evening. (I really don't do it enough!)
2. Try to blog in my spare time or days off of work.
3. Aim to eat at the same time every day, and try not to eat after 8pm. (And try not to eat rubbish!)
4. Drink more water!
5. Write down my shifts in my diary.

Not huge changes, but they need to be done! This time last year I had a great routine for my blog, because I was participating in the 30 Day Snap Challenge that Louise from SprinkleOfGlitter started - that was soooo much fun! I may start a July/August edition. I think August would be more ideal, as there's not a lot going on for me in July!

I hope you're all having a fab summer so far!


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