My Favourite Workouts

Losing weight is not just eating right, we all know exercise is a crucial part and yes we can lose alot of weight by simply changing our diet however, it is important to work on your strength and muscles to maximise weight loss! So working out for me is literally the part I hate

The one thing I hate about working out is having a routine, like some days I am all over the place doing whatever I can remember to work on, that’s one reason why I like circuit training it’s easy to follow however I get bored of the same thing all the time and having to find and new routines on YouTube was becoming pretty annoying! I bought myself the Jillian Micheals: 30 Day Shred –  check it out! This is literally a game changer and with 3 different levels its brilliant to watch yourself go from one to three and seeing results within weeks I loved how she “works small muscles with big muscles for maximum results” . She really doesn’t mess around and if you do it right you will begin to see the difference, my arms starting toning up first then my legs I noticed my waist going smaller It was great and the best part of it all is ITS ONLY A 20 MINUTE WORKOUT!!! And, because its all circuit training you be shedding weight HOURS after the workout! I loved it!

 

However once I started to see my body change I noticed there are areas I want to work on more, and others not so much so  step aside Jillian and enter Alexa Jean, now these workouts are the easiest I have ever come across and BOY do they work! I literally started them this week and I kid you not I am seeing RESULTS! her but and ab workout is DEFINITELY worth a try, they’re intesne but she keeps it easy by doing less moves but longer circuits than Jillian! She has a range of guides from eating to working out. What I love most about Alexa is she just had a baby December 2016 and – YOU CAN NOT TELL – I had to insert a picture to show you guys, shes amazing and her workouts are incredible they’re so easy it makes me laugh, the results were so wuick and so good I want to do it more and more! BY THE WAY GUYS IT WASN’T ALL FUN AND GAMES I WAS SORE FOR 48 HRS !!! BUT, thats what the protein shakes there for! -If you want to know more about protein shakes let me know in the comments or DM me ! Oh and another thing I love about her workouts, you don’t need ANY equipment!

Butt & abs workout 

Butt & leg workout 

Post-Partum workout – For the new mummies (Take it easy guys don’t work out too hard, your bodies have not fully recovered yet!

Flat Stomach work out -Save them on your Instagram Thank me later 🙂

Full HIIT workout – Oooh I just found this while finding the above links, this ones going into my routine too!!

 

You do not have to go out your way and start buying everything that claims to help you lose weight or help you get fit! I refuse to give in and pay for things I KNOW I can get/do for free! (Okay other than the Jillian DVD I got that whilst shopping in Asda! So I class that as part of my weekly shop LOL, plus when I got it I had a DVD player, but now THE WORLDS online so why go out your way to buy things right? that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it, if you want to then by all means go ahead its WORTH EVERY PENNY ).

 

For my Jillian Micahels work out, I have subscribed to BeFit on Youtube they have all the levels! As for Alexa Jean, she sells digital ebooks on her site HERE but, I didn’t buy them they’re books and its so annoying trying to READ how to workout I never get it right I prefer watching someone do it so, THANK GOD for the new ‘save’ option on Instagram, So I went on to Alexa Jeans fitness page on Instagram found the few workouts I likes and saved them, so some days I use her workouts and some days I do jillians, it keeps things different and keeps me going!

 

Thank you for reading my post and if you have any questions .. Ask :), also I have linked everything you will need above in the post!

Aneesaxox

How to lose pounds!

Yes, you read that right!! POUNDS!!!! If you know me then you will know I have tried every weight loss tip and trick in the book and gone from starving myself to eating like there’s no tomorrow!! When it comes to weight loss it is SO hard to keep up with, changing your eating habits and exercising and keeping away from junk and remembering to keep hydrated!

So I came across a video about an all natural drink that helps you lose pounds and obviously I was game! Mention the word weight loss and I’m game! So what is this amazing drink I am keeping you all in suspense about you ask? Well, it’s a drink made up of five ingredients that cleanse your body naturally! So non of extra bull you get from tablets and teas!

So in a little more detail, what is in the drink;

  • 1 tbsp of Organic Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp of Sea salt
  • 1tbsp Organic Ginger Juice
  • 1/3 of a cup Pure Apple Juice
  • 1/3 cup of cooled boiled water

How I use it

So first think in the morning I make this drink and drink it while I rush around making the kids breakfast, and leave around half an hour before I have my own, lets be honest it’s always an hour or so after! But, the recommended time is half an hour. I boil the water in the kettle, throw everything in a mug and mix it all up! – Super easy to make, sometimes if I accidently add too much salt I just add more apple juice to make it taste better!

How it works

So obviously the next question how is drinking this every morning going to work? This drink works as a colon cleanser, what is a colon cleanser you ask? its an ancient practice of cleansing out the large intestine. The cleanse is supposed to clean out the toxins and waste in the colon which results in enhancing the vitality of the body. The other benefits of the cleanse include; weight loss (YASS!), improve the immune system and improve mental outlook! which is pretty ace right?

How did I find it?

Well since I had my baby who is 9 months this week I have been trying to lose weight through exercise and healthy eating MOST importantly keeping it all natural rather than using quick fixes and tablets, they have all failed on me!! I discovered this cleanse a couple of weeks ago and the results are AMAZING I am seeing my body shape changing, I have dropped 7 pounds since I started drinking it!!!! It really does works and it feels amazing doing it in a healthy way, I’m no gym freak and I don’t work out as much as I would like to, I also do not have a strict diet however, I do try to maintain a healthy diet! I like to be honest and blunt with you guys so I got to add that as it is a COLON cleanse, it will make you go toilet, that does NOT mean you will get the shits, it just means its working and you will go for a number 2 :D!

Some things to take into consider before trying out this cleanse, firstly KEEP HYDRATED, water is your best friend it will not BLOAT you if you build up how much you drink slowly, I never used to drink water, so when I started drinking more I had a bottle a day, then a bottle and a half, then two bottles and so on, I am currently on 2 and half bottles! Next thing to help cleanse your colon you can add insoluble fibres to your diet such as cereals and whole grains and soluble fibres such as fruit, veg oatmeal and bran.

That’s all for now, I tried to keep this post short and include all the important info!!

If you do try this cleanse let me know how it goes!!

Aneesaxox

Bootea Weight loss Bundle

Bootea, many people know this company for its famous TeaTox. They are a health and weight loss company that promotes a balanced healthy lifestyle all their products contain natural ingrediants. TOO many people think of there products as a WEIGHT LOSS product! It is SO important to know and not to get mislead by all the amazing before and after pictures and other peoples results, they did NOT get them by simply exchanging the usual PG tips for the Bootea Teatox!

Now that we have got that out of the way I am going to go straight into it, so I have purchased the teatox a couple of times before so I know what to expect and the fact that I have ordered it again and again proves that I LOVE it! I went onto the Bootea website planning to buy myself the 28 Day Teatox, while I was there I noticed they had a NEW range of products put togther and they were sold as the Weight Loss Bundle and it was on offer! So I thought it would be a good chance for me to try out some of their other products and it would help with my weight loss which is proving to be so hard at the moment cravings are getting the better of me and the words WORK OUT bring out the slug in me! I ordered this on Wednesday and they arrived by Friday, if I had ordered before 7pm they would have arrived the next day!! the delivery has always been super fast and they inform you about everything the second you checkout! Brilliant service! The bundle contained 4 products including the  Bootea shaker bottle and their meal plan. The usual price is £70.95, but it is on sale at the moment for £49.99! Holland and Barret sell items from the Bootea range and the teas are always on offer, so it would be worth checking them out their, however some of the items are cheaper on the actual website so its worth looking around, Boots also stock the tea however the tea from there is laxative free, which pretty much is the main thing about this tea which helps detoxify so it would be like buying a normal herbal tea, but if that is what you want then you can buy it from their.

I started using the products, so far I have used each one so I thought I can give you a first impression along with a bit about each product and hopefully when I finish the whole detox I will give you an update on how it went.

14 Day Teatox

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The Teatox comes with 14 day tea bags and 7 night ones, so you have one morning tea every morning and the night tea every other night, so you have one the first night then miss the second night then have it the third night and so on! The morning tea gives you the extra boost you need in the morning, some days I have woken up feeling so slugish, this tea sorted that right out!

Morning Tea

contains: Chinese Oolong tea, Mate leaves, ginger root, fennel seeds, lemongrass, Dandelion leaf, Ginseng root, Gotu Kola leaves, Nettle leaves.  

The tea smells earthy and tastes alright I wouldn’t say it tastes lovely but I wouldn’t say it tastes disgusting, it is not bad and its okay to drink, I’ve had worse! (that’s one thing everyone has an issue with when trying a new detox tea).

Night Tea

Contains: Senna leaves, Peppermint leaves, Fenugreek seeds, Liquorice root, Burdock root, Hawthorn leaves, Valerian roots, Psyllium seeds.

This tea smells disgusting, I am not going to sugar coat it! It smells horrible! Once it has been made the smell slightly goes away but it doesn’t taste as good as the morning one, although after the second or third night of having it you get used to the taste.  The night tea is the one with the laxative effect, now this is another concern a lot of people have before buying this tea, it is not a huge issue honestly I think its the best part, you drink the night time tea wake up in the morning and you really ‘HAVE TO GO’ and after that your body feels cleansed and ready for the day! It only happens once, according to Bootea the effect takes place 8 hours after you have the tea which is about right.

The teas alone cost £19.99 for the 14 day teatox and £37.99 for the 28 day teatox, the the 28 day one is currently on offer too for £34.99!

Bootea Little Oats

Contains: Dried fruit, instant porridge oats, seeds, sweetner and is rich in fibre (these are not the full ingredients)

This is something I haven’t tried from the Bootea range and to be honest if I didn’t purchase the bundle I would never of bought this which would be a shame as I really like it so far! I think I tried porridge oats once in my life with water and they were DISGUSTING! I can not have porridge oats with water, I have always had them with milk so when I saw that this was made with water I was a bit hesitant but I thought I would give it a go anyway, so it comes with a scoop, you need one scoop and 125ml of water, add it together and microwave it for 30 seconds, mix it and microwave again for another 30 seconds and its done! I found it to be very easy to make!! I have to say, this is the best porridge I have ever had…made with water of course, it tasted so creamy as if it was made with water! It was very filling considering I used a small amount, which I thought would be less! The pack contains 14 servings, so I will use it for the next 14 days, I think I won’t always have it for breakfast, I can’t have the same thing for breakfast every single day I quickly get bored!

The Little Oats cost £9.99 alone. which is quite expensive!

Bootea Chocolate Shake 

High in Protein, Green Tea Extracts, Natural flavoring

This one I was MOST excited about, I’ve been meaning to buy a protein shake for a while now, so this was perfect for me to try, now first I just want to say I have never tried one before so I didn’t know what to expect. The shale is meant to be taken 1-2 times a day, best after working out, it comes with a scoop so its easy to make, this is also another product made with water or milk, so I tried it with water first as that’s the best way to have it. I used the cup that came in the bundle, I filled it up to the 400 mark with water, and added one scoop of the shake and shook it! I found the shake mixed easily and I couldn’t see any lumps, I had some of it and did not like it AT ALL! It ad the weirdest taste ever like helloo its meant to be a chocolate shake! It tasted like a very very sweet green tea, I cannot stand cold green tea it makes me feel sick! I took another sip or two I thought I could get used to it, I couldn’t finish it, i just threw it away and re made it with milk! This time it was a lot better! the whole weird taste had gone, it tasted more like a chocolate milkshake! the slight weird after taste was still there but it quickly went! I was so relieved it tasted better with milk, I don’t think I would of had the rest!

The Bootea Shake alone costs £23.99 and comes in three different flavours; Chocolate, Vanilla and Banana.

Multivitamins 

Well the name pretty much sums up what it is, these multivitamins that ensure your body is getting the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of all the essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs, these are key when losing weight as they will help keep your body healthy, (THIS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR FOOD). The pack contains sixty capsules and you take two a day, now these capsules aren’t your average paracetamol sized capsuled, they are HUGE! Well to me they looked huge, I can feel them going down my throat, feels a little sickening but nothing too bad!

The Bootea Multivits alone cost £11.99.

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I also received a meal plan and the Bootea Shaker, both are great! The shaker is sturdy and doesn’t leak when making the shake. The meal plan has a range of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is also full of little tips and information about a weight loss plan I think its a great little extra! The shaker alone costs £4.99.

So far, I am liking most of the products in this bundle, if I could change some things I think I would of got a different flavor milkshake, other than that it is all good so far! I can’t wait to use these and get my end result in two weeks, I will be doing an updated review after the two weeks finish!  Have any of you tried any of the items from the Bootea range, if so leave a comment and let me know what you thought about them!

Aneesaxox

Cupping – My Experience

I am actually really excited to share this post with you guys, when I posted my picture on Instagram after my cupping session I had a lot of people asking me so many questions and I hope I can answer them all in this post!

What is cupping?

For those of you who don’t really know what it is or are unsure of what it is, cupping is an ancient holistic therapy where cups are placed on your skin for a couple of minutes and to create suction, which then follows in small cuts being made in the area where blood and toxins are drawn out, people usually have this done for inflammation, blood flow, well-being, relaxation and pain.

Cupping treats many health problems including; Headaches/migraines, stress, sports injuries, shoulder back and neck pain, muscular pain, sciatica, skin disorders, depression/anxiety, diabetes, asthma, quitting smoking, joint pain, fatigue, digestive problems, weight management, kidney disorder, deep detox and many more!

Cupping is also a prophetic tradition performed by Muslims. The prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said “Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping” (Saheeh Al-Bukharee 5371) There are certain sunnah points of cupping on the body which cures diseases.

So I was contacted by Sadia from Cupping For Health who asked me if I would like to come in for a cupping session, now I have heard of cupping and several years ago I did have it done, it wasn’t much just one cup and to be fare I don’t remember much about it or how I felt, so when I saw this message I was like, yeah, cool sounds good I’ll do it- If you know me, you will know I’m always up for anything I’m so curious about how things work so of course I was game! We agreed I would come down on the day she in Stoke and that was it, I never really decided to look into it or ask many questions until I mentioned it to some people and I got questions like ‘Is she qualified to do it?’ or ‘Is her equipment sterile?’ and the one that scared me the most ‘You do know you lose a lot of blood?‘ – Like wow, typical me I never even asked!

ANYWAYS long story short I was very anxious coming closer to Thursday I was thinking omg whats gonna happen… Come Thursday I turned up (late! Sorry again Sadia) It’s in the genes WERE ALWAYS LATE !! So, I got there and I felt more anxious like ‘yup I’m gonna die’ kind of anxious, we got into the room and spoke a little she explained the procedure as I filled in a short form – which I’m not gonna lie made me feel more anxious- )something about forms when your at a clinic just scare me I’m forever thinking about how I’m signing my life away haha!) I keep going off track, But as Sadia spoke to me and answered my questions I began to feel more relaxed she made the whole thing so relaxing it was amazing I was actually worried about meeting this person I don’t know and having her do some sort of butchery to my back!! But she honestly was the kindest and sweetest person!

The procedure now, THIS is what FREAKS people out…googling cupping is the worst thing you could do, if you haven’t ever had it done, it looks CRAY, like these cups full of blood attached to your back and you’re sat there wondering ‘what sort of MONSTROSITY IS THIS!?’ It really is NOT how it looks. The procedure is pretty straightforward the cups are placed in certain areas of your body according to what you are wanting to do the cupping for and the skin is sucked into the cup using a hand vacuum (this is not like a hoover! its a small pump its in the pictures above) and left for a few minutes to draw any toxins towards that area, it is then taken off and VERY light scratches are made within the area where the cup was, these are not deep at all and feel like light strokes the blade used for this are sterile and very sharp so they create a cut without needing any effort. The cups are then reapplied and the toxins within the blood are drawn out of the body. Once all toxins have been removed the cups are take off carefully and black seed oil is used to apply over the cuts, this is to keep them from being infected and the skin to heal quickly.

Once Sadia started the procedure I still felt a little nervous however she was so calm and easy to talk to, it made everything that much easier so once I was ready she talked me through it all again and made me feel a lot better. I also got asked ‘Does It Hurt?‘, omg NO it’s pain freee!!! I didn’t feel anything at all when she did the cups and cutting, the only thing I could feel was the blood coming out of the cuts, it was a weird feeling but nothing scary, or painful! While the blood was coming out I felt, well I cannot describe in words how I felt it was as if some sort of weight was lifted off my back it was one of the most amazing feelings ever, It was as if I was in touch with my soul, I felt so peaceful. I honestly cannot find the words to describe it! Once the blood was out and the cups were ready to come off Sadia showed me the toxins she had removed, not gonna lie it was gross, but honestly the feeling was amazing! She applied black seed oil to the areas she had treated and talked me through the aftercare and we were done, the whole treatment lasted around 35 minutes. The cups that were placed on me were aimed to cure fatigue, stress, chest pains and anxiety.

The following few days after cupping I felt like a whole new person, I was sleeping well and getting through the day so well! I was shocked, I was always feeling tired and fatigued, that was all gone! I wasn’t stressing as I always do it was so good! The marks went after around 5 days, the only thing I found was that the areas felt so itchy but I ‘want to scratch them incase of scarring the area! So I think it’s safe to say this is probably one of the best things I have ever done and I am surely going to keep having it done, Sadia recommended for people who are having it done for their very first time they should have it done every 4-6 weeks (upto three times), then around 3 times a year, or more if needed!

 

 

 

 

 

The lady I had my treatment done from is called Sadia she is located in three different cities Birmingham, Stoke On Trent and Nottingham you can find her at:

Stoke-On-Trent: M Club (Festival Park)

Birmingham: Solihull wellbeing centre (Hall Green)

Nottingham: Lenton Business Centre

She has 7+ years experience in cupping and has studied cupping abroad in Egypt for 1 year! I have been to another person once before and I don’t like slandering businesses online but, the other person was not as informative and not as reassuring, Sadia talked to me about her qualifications, made me feel at ease, I mean if you are able to book her I would HIGHLY recommend! She is very good at what she does, you can also find her on her social media Facebook & Instagram.

It’s also important for me to add she uses NEW disposable cupping equipment for each patient (pump & blade)

You can also contact her on: 07967045628. I WhatsApp her you can ring or message whatever you prefer.

 

I know this blog post is waaay longer than I expected it to be but I wanted to get every detail in

Thank you for reading!

Aneesaxox