Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Hey everyone, I know it has been ages since I last posted and for that I am sorry, although really the biggest apology that I owe is to myself.

I spent a lot of time and effort setting up my blog and I loved writing and sharing my take on everything from fashion to foundation! A lot has changed in the past few months though, some of which I will share with you in my writing, but it was a perfect storm of life changing events and for a while I kind of lost myself without even realising. It’s funny how you don’t realise how something has changed until it gets back to normal. Like if you’ve ever lost your hearing because of a cold and then one day it suddenly comes back and you realise how amazing it is to hear properly again. That’s what happened to me recently and I realised I needed to stop being unmotivated and get my shine back again and here I am.

I realised as well since I was last here that even if I am not feeling great about myself and the way I look or do makeup or dress, there is always someone else out there who looks at you and thinks “wow I wish I could do that” and that really motivated me to not let those people down.

So here I am, pretty much the same old me but definitely a bit older and perhaps even a bit wiser now too. So what will I be talking about here now? Pretty much the same stuff from my favourite fashions, my go to make-up, real world weight loss struggles, image advice but most importantly this will be a place for me to come and be myself, so I hope you all like it  🙂

Lots of love, Leanne

No Shit November – Wrap Up

No Shit November Wrap Up

Hey everyone,

I’m so sorry that I haven’t posted in a while! I have been so busy with gymnastics and just exhausted from general life that I haven’t had the brain capacity to write anything good!

But I am back now and thought I would wrap up No Shit November for you 🙂

So despite it not going quite to plan, I currently weight 9stone 12lbs and have a 27 inch waist. I’m pretty in proportion elsewhere with measurements currently being 36 – 27 – 35 however I would like to get all of those down if possible.

Onwards and upwards for me now though! I have just started at a new gym and completed my very first Body Combat class today and wow I can feel the ache already. As well as that I’ve also started horse riding which is amazing exercise and am planning with my brother to start a food diary too so hopefully it wont be long before I see those numbers going down 🙂

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I’ll keep you all posted on the remainder of my journey and wish you all the best in your journey!

Also, I have created a blog snapchat now so you can add me there at Lifestyle4less as well as following me on Twitter and Instagram 🙂

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Oops…

I am so sorry! I know I have said this a few times but my life has been so crazy recently 😦

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a bit of a scatterbrain at the moment as now is one of those times where everything comes at once and piles up and keeps you very very busy.

In these times you can sink or swim and I think I am swimming – however to do that you sometimes have to let some stuff drop for a while and unfortunately that has meant the blog has had to take a back seat whilst I get stuff sorted at work and at home.

However, I feel like I am moving forward now, hopefully to a slightly less busy place so please stay tuned for an amazing array of posts including reviews, hairstyles I will be trying, my fitness and weightloss updates and hopefully some more fashion stuff as I am loving this at the moment!

Please stick with me – I really do care about this blog more than anything!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Post Christmas Clear Out

Hey everyone, Merry Christmas!!

Hope you all had an amazing time with your friends and family and enjoyed every second as much as I did 🙂

There are so many plans I have for my blog over the next 12 months but for now I’m going with a simple post – all about getting organised after Christmas (mostly because I am in a bit of a food coma so can’t think too much right now!)

If you are anything like me then the aftermath of the festive season will leave you feeling all a bit stressed and anxious as your house becomes inundated with pressies and people galore, and trying to find room for it all (especially in a little house like mine) can be a tall order!

Today I have spent my time cleaning and organising (as well as stuffing my face with loads of leftovers) to try and get back to some normality which has involved clearing out loads of old stuff, finding homes for lots of new stuff and just generally tidying up a bit 🙂

Honestly, getting your house in order (literally in this case) has left my mind feeling much clearer than it was before and actually it was really simple!

My house before I got organised!

My house before I got organised!

I mean, despite opting in for e-billing for pretty much everything I still get loads of post, and so buying a shredder and getting rid of all the old paperwork was such a quick win. Immediately we had loads less clutter and more room for stuff we actually want! And if you’re reading this I assume you probably got loads of clothes and make up just like I did, so just taking the time to organise it all into however you store your products (I’ll be posting about how I store my huge haul of make up and beauty products soon!) makes such a big difference 🙂 Hanging away all my clothes also really helped especially with my wardrobe organising plan which I posted about a while ago and which is definitely one of the best organising tips I’ve implemented. Plus by organising it all away you actually remember every item which you got!

Anyway, this is probably a really boring post, but basically I just wanted to tell you all that if you are feeling stressed and anxious about finding the time to sort everything and to get back to some normality, take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture! You’re not the only one who is feeling that way and to be totally honest, pretty much everyone is in the same boat at the moment! Break it all down into chunks and do one bit a time, it makes it much more manageable and don’t forget to play some of your favourite tunes as you work to make everything more fun (as organising and cleaning can be totally boring!)

Failing all the above, do some exercise! I enjoy going for a walk in the fresh winter air and clearing my head a bit as it makes everything that you worry about seem completely irrelevant and not only that a good double benefit of the walk is that it’ll help burn off those Christmas calories!!

I hope you enjoyed this post or that you at least found it a little bit helpful to reassure you that you’re not alone if you are feeling a bit frazzled. Do any of you have any top tips for overcoming stress or anxiety? If you do I’d love to hear them in the comments below!

Also while you are here look out for the launch of my Youtube channel coming soon as well as my fitness and health series that I’ll be doing to help you beat the bulge (which I definitely need to do after massively overindulging) which will be coming in the next few weeks a long with a couple of surprises I have coming up for you all over the next few months 🙂 As always if you enjoyed this I would really appreciate if you could like, share, comment and follow my blog and for more on me don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @lifestyleforless and Twitter @lifestyle4less!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Lots to come…

Hey everyone,

I’m going to let you all know now that in this post there really won’t be too much to read at the moment! Contrary to what I said a few weeks ago, things in my world really aren’t slowing down at all! As well as having to prep for Christmas and all the festivities that brings, as well as several more gymnastics competitions, I am also going to be learning how to be a gymnastics judge and working my full time job in social media, whilst trying to finish getting my house complete and find time to spend with my wonderful boyfriend! (just writing all that makes me tired!)

Anyway, my blog book is full of things I want to post about, from pictorials to fashion hauls and of course more reviews and my inspirations, however, this week I just haven’t had the time to write a piece.

Instead this is my apology and also my way of letting you all know that I have so much that I want to say but currently no time to say it, but please bear with me as I get to grips with this thing called being a grown up! It’s hard, but I am sure it will be well worth it 🙂
I hope you are all well and that you don’t mind sticking with me through this blogging dry patch, but I promise there is so much more to come and that I have loads in my mind that I can offer you that I hope you want to hear 🙂 For those of you reading this, if you’re a blogger, how do you find the time to fit blogging in to your everyday life whilst it is still a hobby? I’d love to know so let me know in the comments below!

Lots of love, Leanne xx