Happy Monday ☀️
I’ve had a pretty hectic week! I make sure I fill my time up with fun things so I don’t notice that I don’t actually work 😬. I am spending money I’m not making though which is starting to become a little scary. I’m so glad my mum and dad are retired otherwise I’d be lost. Having them around to do things with during the week is so lovely. Having friends with full time jobs is rubbish.
Me and my mum have still kept up with the jogging. Race for life is this Sunday and I have no doubt we’re going to sale through it. Fingers crossed we’ll be cheering on England afterwards, now that would be a Sunday to remember. Please, if you can, sponsor us. We would be so grateful. You can do so here ➡️ https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/lesleys-race-for-life-452
I can’t believe how into the football I am. I genuinely want nothing more than for England to bring it home. This weather and the football scores have put people in such brilliant moods. I love it!
My brilliant moods are usually when I’m eating good food and on Thursday I had the opportunity to go to Lo Dough HQ to try out some of their delicious recipes. If you haven’t heard of Lo Dough before then check them out here low calorie pizza base ⬅️ It’s a fantastic alternative to the high carb wraps you would normally buy in your local supermarket. Lo Dough wraps only have 2.2g of carb and they fill you up perfectly. They can be used as quiche and pizza bases too and are only 39 calories, what’s not to like?!?!? Make sure you check out the recipe page on their website and have a go at making something yourself, I’m going to give some of the pizzas a go this week.
Here’s the pizzas and sugar free brownies that the fabulous Lo Dough chef Mike made for my visit 😍.
This weekend has been madness. I travelled down to London on Saturday for London Pride, jumped back on a train home for my friends 30th and then volunteered at the NW champs powerlifting competition on Sunday, so it’s been really difficult to stay on track with my meals. I’ve also not been weighing myself recently as I’ve become a little bit obsessed with it and it certainly isn’t good for me. So it’s quite nice to say I haven’t the foggiest what I weigh at the moment. I feel good though and that’s all that matters.
Before the weekend began though, myself and Danny (my PT) went into St Micheal’s Primary School in Heywood to talk about powerlifting. It was a really positive afternoon and the kids seemed to be interested. They all had questions about how and why we compete in the sport and it made me reflect on how much I actually get from powerlifting. The discipline that comes with it and the challenges I face, not just on competition days but every time I walk into the gym.
Look at how awkward I am talking to a room of kids 😂. Not going to lie the majority were taller than me.
London Pride was incredible, I can’t thank the fabulous Mental Health First Aid charity enough for inviting me to march with them. It’s something I will never ever forget! The crowds were huge and I was so honoured to have the opportunity to walk alongside the LGBT community 🏳️🌈❤️.
Finally having the chance to volunteer at a NW comp opened my eyes to the amount of hard work that goes into putting these events on. My job for the day was making sure everyone’s walk on music played as they was taking to the platform. I also had a go at MCing whilst the guys were benching. You’d think with me being an actress I’d be good at that sort of thing… absolutely not. I stumbled over my words and kept getting things wrong 🙈. Crumbled under pressure which is the story of my life really.
I’ve realised I’ve come to the end of my blog and haven’t even spoken about training. I did upload a video of a typical leg day for me in the gym onto my instagram, so if you haven’t seen that then make sure you have a gander. Hopefully I’ll be uploading more videos like this in the future.
Enjoy the week guys, hopefully the weather stays bright for you.
Oh and England bring it home!
Love J 💌