Friday 10 April 2015

Happy & Healthy {four}

 'Happy & Healthy' is going to be a little different this month. I'm going to have a ramble about someone very motivational...

 There's a lady that has inspired me to kick some butt in the gym recently. Her name is Carly Rowena and she is an absolute babe. 

(Credit: This photo belongs to Carly Rowena. Source:

I hadn't really found any YouTubers that I could relate to when it came to health and fitness. Some I watched and felt completely overwhelmed, some cooked with ingredients that would soak up my student budget in one hit and some I found a little too serious for my liking. 

A few months ago I joined the gym and it was around the same time that I discovered Carly's videos. In fact the first day I went, I watched a video where she mentioned that it's okay to feel like a giant penis whilst doing your gym induction. Feeling a little nervous, it was just what I needed to hear, so I stood proud, feeling like a giant willy!

Her videos are informative, fun, colourful and some of them can be pretty hilarious. 'Alternative Uses for Tampons & Pads' with Hollie Wakeham had my housemate and I in tears! Workout routines, 30 Day Challenges, food diaries, meal ideas, fitness tags, workout wardrobes - everything you could want from a fitness guru really! She's a personal trainer, so really does know what she is talking about, but it doesn't come across in a patronising way in the slightest. 

(Credit: This photo belongs to Carly Rowena. Source:

As someone who can really lack motivation sometimes, scrolling through her blog, watching a video or even dropping her a tweet (as she seems tp pretty much replies to everyone if she can!) can be just what I need to keep me going. 

So if you haven't heard of Carly before, go and check out her YouTube Channel via the links below and have a snoop around her blog too!

This won't be the last time you'll see her name pop up on my blog, as I can pretty much assure you I'll be raving about a new video or blog post sometime soon! & who knows? I'll keep working hard and maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to meet, maybe even work out with the lovely lady!

CARLY'S LINKS :: Blog :: YouTube :: Twitter :: Instagram 



  1. AS IF you wrote this about me, i feel so honoured to be featured on your beautiful blog and so glad i could help you feel more positive about your body, keep going, you are incredible!

    1. You are so so so more than welcome, Carly! Thank you! x


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