My first week at the Gym : No pain no gain…so they say

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Gym Name: Fit4Less

My Gym Stuff : 

  • Basic running trainers
  • Shorts
  • T-shirt
  • AppleWatch

Well, this is an interesting venture for me, as normally you would find me horizontal watching Netflix.

So I decided to join the gym, as I wanted to tone up as being a food blogger is slowly taking its toll around the midsection…so I thought let’s get rid of it before it makes a full-time appearance.

Joining a gym is a scary experience as it’s new territory, and you start thinking what will everyone think when they see me.

To be honest, this is the feeling, but the reason the people inside the gym look at you really is just to see if they know you.

The gym I joined is my local gym, mostly due to its price and location as the ones in town for me are too costly…and if I did a pay as you go I wouldn’t keep it up so I opted for monthly payments.

Thoughts…

I managed to meet a nice PT there and he showed me around, and how to use some of the machines.

I then told him what I wanted to achieve during my time at the gym, so I looked around and followed his advice.

He told me to start with 3 sets of 10 on several machines for the first month, then after that every month increase the weight to the next step keeping 3 sets of 10.

For me this sounded good, as I knew I didn’t want to go all in and hurt myself then have a break and then not come back so this sounded good to me.

Overall…

So I won’t be showing a half-naked photo of me in my current body look, as it’s been done too many times with many different people but I will keep you posted on how I do…plus I don’t want to put you off your food.

For me the first week was good, granted at nights my upper body would be sore and waken me but no pain no gain right?

At home, I will be doing the weights and crunches, and the rest at the Gym. I have also made a few changed to my diet….a little. I will only have an alcoholic drink once a week max, and also no in-between snacks….also I have started to take water to replace any fizzy drinks.

Let’s see how this goes 🙂

Glasgow Wine School Posh vs Plonk Event

Zizzi
31 Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow G1 3AJ

V: 28th August 2018      T:  01786 396 044  W: www.glasgowwineschool.com

I was lucky enough to be invited along to tonight’s Glasgow School of Wine’s wine tasting event, the event was located in Zizzi at Royal Exchange Square and tonight’s tasting was hosted in the private area upstairs.

A good few years ago I saw someone in Glasgow doing something like this, and wanted to try it but never got around to it so I had to now.

The event was titled “Posh vs Plonk: The Battle of the Bottle” and everyone tonight was going to learn how to smell and taste the difference between a cheap wine and a more expensive one.

I know nothing about wine apart from the colours it comes in, and that’s really it so tonight was going to be very interesting.

In front of me, I noticed a printed sheet and a pen, so I knew I was going to get a little task to do tonight.

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Also sitting in front of me were several glasses of wine, 4 had white and 4 red….now the sheet in front of me made sense.

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The event started…

The event was hosted by Justin Hoy and he introduced the evenings plan to everyone and information about the Glasgow School of Wine.

After the introduction and a little about the cost of wines, and the reasons they are priced at a specific cost it was time to taste.

The Wines…

The first two wines were: Gufetto Pinot Grigio, IGT Italy 2017 vs Stell Alpina Pinot Grigio Alto Adige, Italy 2017

This was very interesting as I wasn’t really sure if I could tell the difference, I won’t tell you what one was the cheaper one and what was more expensive as you can go on this course to learn and guess yourself.

We then continued comparing the white and then moved on to the red wine.

The red wine for me was the hardest to judge, but it was fun to try and pick out all the different tastes.

For the whites, I got them correct, and for the red…well I got 1 out of 2 so not that bad…but it does mean I liked the cheaper wine over the more expensive 🙂

Overall

If you want to learn about wines or learn more about wines then this course and the courses Glasgow Wine School offer is perfect for you.

The Glasgow School of Wine have 23 schools around the UK and offer tastings and courses and tonight I experienced one of those.  The Glasgow School of wine is a local wine company specialising in wine tastings, courses and corporate events.

The events are very relaxed and very enjoyable to all with little knowledge or with some knowledge.

I went in knowing nothing apart from colours and left knowing a little which was good and I really had a fun and educational time….plus tasting different wines was fun.

Check these guys out www.glasgowwineschool.com as I will definitely be doing another course or two.

Thanks again to everyone at the School for my invite.

Cheers

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Ashtins Aromatics Shop (Glasgow, West End) : Review

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114 Byres Road
Glasgow G12

V: 19th August 2018      T:  01389 299755  W: www.ashtinsaromatics.co.uk

Accepts: Cash & Card


So I don’t normally do many product reviews, but its something I am going to try to start.

Today I was walking about the West End of Glasgow and came across Ashtins Aromatics.

I recognised the name…..took me a few mins and then I remembered when I was at Lomond Shores they have a shop there and I have purchased a few items on my visits.

On entering the shop your hit was relaxing background music, and a lovely smell and many items to feast your eyes on.

Today I wanted a scented candle, as my others have finished. I like scented candles, and also incense sticks as I find them very relaxing.

There was a lot to choose from, so I took a slow walk around the shop.

The Purchase…

Shearer Candles: Vanilla & Coconut £10

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Without even lighting this it smelled divine so I couldn’t wait to get home and light it.

I have now had this on every night I have been home and sat down to watch Netflix, and all I can say is very very nice.

The smell is nice and very relaxing.

I liked the sound of the Coffee one, can’t remember the brand but I can’t wait to try it next time.

If you’re in the West End, take a visit 🙂

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