The new you

Welcome to 2015, and welcome to the new and improved Tewsday.com!

I wonder how many of you out there are going through the whole New Year’s Resolutions right now? I bet what some of you have right at the top of the list, is losing weight or changing something to become the new you.

Well I have spent many of a year with this said resolution, mainly losing weight and trying to figure out my bloody life and where I should be.

Let’s tackle weight first – Suffering with Underactive Thyroid since I was 19 has always been a major struggle for me with weight loss. When I first got diagnosed and went on the medication, I noticed the weight fall off, but over the years it has become more and more increasingly harder to keep it off. Over the last two years I have changed jobs and noticed a massive change in my weight/fitness. Sitting in an office environment, where my main exercise was making the team a cup of tea, really made the pounds go on, even with going to the gym! So leaving the office and getting back into retail was a major shake up for my body and the weight started to fall off. I was walking to work, still at the gym and working my butt off before I hit the big 3.0. I have noticed so much changes in my body and fitness. I wouldn’t say I am amazingly fit or slim, but my curves are tighter and my fitness has improved. Best of all I can just about get back into Topshop clothes after 6 years!

You may wonder how I did it? Simply changing what I ate and being positive, instead of worrying too much about the scales or how my clothes fit (between you and me, I still worry what the scales say). I did save up and get a few personal training sessions before my 30th birthday which really pushed me in the right direction. Also I feel with the exercises I was doing, they helped me avoid piling on massive amounts of weight. This was needed as I went to America for my birthday!

I did find it very hard over 2014 to keep going, and found some new hope and inspiration through Kelly French, a personal trainer I have started using (thanks to a bit of work bonus, I treated myself to more PT). Kelly is an amazing woman and one of the fittest people I know. She is a true inspiration on how strong woman can be, and she is all about loving yourself and your figure. Just getting healthy and fit is her motto. I started off with my sessions wanting a body like JLo and realising recently that this may never happen. This is because a) I have an underactive thyroid which is slower than a tortoise and b) I don’t have that type of cash to have a personal trainer/chef 24-7 and c) someone to slap my hand whenever I go near something bad to eat.

So, with this in mind I have come to the conclusion of just getting fit, toning up and just loving my body a bit more. We are so lucky that there is some amazing role models out there, who just like us have curves, but are losing weight and toning up in a safe and fun way. I love Fuller Figure, she is so beautiful and works hard to get in shape but still doesn’t lose what she is, a beautiful curvaceous woman. I follow her on Facebook and i’m not afraid to say I do have a bit of a girl crush on her.

So I am kicking 2015 off with getting my arse back in the gym. Trying my hardest to get fit and not eat too badly, but also not to be too hard on myself. You know what, we are only human at the end of the day, and we all need to be a lot more easier on ourselves. So I will keep you posted on this one.

Secondly, my life – It’s not so much changing my whole life, but just living up to my potential. Too many talents and years have gone by the wayside and I believe 2015 is the time to start living. Life as we all know too well is too precious and fragile to just sit around. After many years of moping about not living to my full potential, I am finally kicking my butt in gear! I am not beating myself up on my failed attempts at going back to college in 2014. It wasn’t my fault the Access to Higher Education in Creative Writing course got cancelled. The second course available also started with a two weeks notice period, so I couldn’t change my shifts at work. At least I tried to get on these courses. I also started writing both my novels, and plan to finish these in 2015.

Not many people know that I trained as a classical singer in my teens. This is another love of mine I want to embrace this year. I always had terrible stage fright with singing and have never done anything with it. I am now 31 and really should not care so much and embrace my talent and tune the ol’ instrument up again.

We all have things we want to accomplish, why not really try this year and see how far you get. Write a letter to yourself for 2016, stating what you want to achieve and how proud you are and love yourself. You are special and shouldn’t hide any longer.

Embrace life.

OMG! Hello Kitty MAC Cosmetics Collection Out Soon!

After a quick search on Twitter for Hello Kitty tweets i was alerted to the fact that Hello Kitty is bringing out a Mac Cosmetics range!!!! I’ve signed up for the email alert at Mac Cosmetics straight away!

See a pic off the range on the right.

Hello Kitty Mac Cosmetics
Hello Kitty Mac Cosmetics

However it looks like this will released in the US first. Thankfully for me i have an Aunt in America that’s coming to my wedding this year! Time to send her an email! 🙂

According to this post the new Hello Kitty makeup will out on February 10th.

Here’s looking forward to more Hello Kitty goodness,

Tews x

Join Hello Kitty’s Birthday Virtually!

Firstly a big YAY!.. i’ve got my Hello Kitty Founders Beta email so i can start playing the brand new Hello Kitty Online game! (HKO). For those that don’t know this is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) based around Hello Kitty and friends.

It’s taken an absolute age to download on our basic Virgin Media 2mb connection. I’m now waiting for the software to update which is taking even longerer.

I’ll be logging in soon to join Hello Kitty’s birthday event!! It’s going to be so cool. Just check out the venue:

Hello Kitty Birthday Party - Click for bigger image!!
Hello Kitty Birthday Party - Click for bigger image!!

Will let you all know how i get on. Meet me online soon!! 🙂

Download Hello Kitty Online Game

I’m currently downloading the Hello Kitty Online game! I’m a massive Hello Kitty fan, so i’m naturally very exciting about their new online adventure game which includes all my favourite characters and more!

You’ll need to be a Founder member in order to take part in the beta test of the game. Apply to be a Hello Kitty founder >> first.

Become a Founder on Hello Kitty Online Game
Become a Founder on Hello Kitty Online Game

I applied to be a founder. In order to do this you need Hello Kitty Online account. Then after you’ve registered you need to send a blank email from Hello Kitty mail to this address: hkofounder@hellokitty.com

Then it’s a case of waiting and hoping!!

The game weighs in at mahoosive 1.8gb!! Don’t despair though, to occupy your downloading time, there’s a superb audio/visual tutorial which shows you the ropes of this RPG style adventure!

Download the Hello Kitty Online Game >>

Hope to see you online in Sanrio World soon!!

Tews x

Evans.co.uk Review – What’s it like?!

Well us big girls have some issues one of them is finding fashionable clothes for our shapes. If you’re in your teens to early 20’s it can be a real pain to find high fashion clothes to fit, as Topshop has this thing that you must be under a size 16 (which is more like a size 14!!!!) to wear high fashion. Where is there for us beautiful curvy girls to buy clothes?

So I have been looking at Evans the famous big woman’s shop to see what they have in store for us in Autumn and is it worth braving into the shop and getting some items?

First look at the website and it looks inviting with a very beautiful brunette model. The clothes look trendy and what i would want to wear.

Knitwear is basic and nothing really special all mostly v neck (because we all should wear a v neck if we have boobs grrr!)

The skirts are drab and horrid old lady style what no respectable girl would wear!

Trousers are not too bad, a nice mix of styles not great but ok.

Though they do get it right with the check shirts and some stunning evening wear. They seem to really hit the nail with this amazing collection all what i would love to own.

It is a bit of a “finding a needle in a haystack” feel but there is some great buys.

My Top 3 items from Evens are:

1. Red 3/4 beaded evening tunic dress £60.00 – fab with some thick tights and some patent shoes.

2. Purple check long shirt £30 – lovely with bootleg jeans and tan boots.

3. Mary Jane patent shoes in black. £25 they look hot and you know they will be comfortable! Will look good with the Tunic Dress.

So there you go have a try and see what you think! Why not drop me a line and tell me what you think or add a comment!

Tewsday x

Evans.co.uk Review – What's it like?!

Well us big girls have some issues one of them is finding fashionable clothes for our shapes. If you’re in your teens to early 20’s it can be a real pain to find high fashion clothes to fit, as Topshop has this thing that you must be under a size 16 (which is more like a size 14!!!!) to wear high fashion. Where is there for us beautiful curvy girls to buy clothes?

So I have been looking at Evans the famous big woman’s shop to see what they have in store for us in Autumn and is it worth braving into the shop and getting some items?

First look at the website and it looks inviting with a very beautiful brunette model. The clothes look trendy and what i would want to wear.

Knitwear is basic and nothing really special all mostly v neck (because we all should wear a v neck if we have boobs grrr!)

The skirts are drab and horrid old lady style what no respectable girl would wear!

Trousers are not too bad, a nice mix of styles not great but ok.

Though they do get it right with the check shirts and some stunning evening wear. They seem to really hit the nail with this amazing collection all what i would love to own.

It is a bit of a “finding a needle in a haystack” feel but there is some great buys.

My Top 3 items from Evens are:

1. Red 3/4 beaded evening tunic dress £60.00 – fab with some thick tights and some patent shoes.

2. Purple check long shirt £30 – lovely with bootleg jeans and tan boots.

3. Mary Jane patent shoes in black. £25 they look hot and you know they will be comfortable! Will look good with the Tunic Dress.

So there you go have a try and see what you think! Why not drop me a line and tell me what you think or add a comment!

Tewsday x