Monday summary.


My 5 good things:

1) Plans to try Zumba! I have been curious about this workout class for a while and I've heard only good things about the classes - and I really want to give it a try! There is a class near me on a Monday evening so perhaps I could give it a whirl starting next week. Have you tried Zumba? If so I'd love to hear about it!

2) My general fitness. I went jogging twice last week and felt much faster and fitter than I did last year when I was training for Race for Life. I also did level 1 of the 30 Day Shred on Saturday and I found it..... easy!? I didn't even break a sweat. So level 2 here I come! I'm going to use 30 Day Shred as my inbetween workout dvd, so if it's too cold to jog or I just feel like exercising I'm going to use this instead.

3) Amazing food. I have spent the whole weekend eating yummy food and I'm going to try and share the recipes with you at some point. I am currently munching on an apple in the attempt to counteract all the calories I consumed on Saturday and Sunday.

4) Lots of new blog followers. Hello!! I'm glad you have stumbled upon Lily loves Lola and I hope you're enjoying my posts.

5) Plans for my birthday. I'll be 26 in a few weeks time and I've got a few ideas of things I'd like to do. I don't normally make a fuss of my birthday but this year I may even take the day off work! If you can't treat yourself on your birthday, when can you?!


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  2. these things all seem really good - i have been after an 'inbetween' workout dvd, so that on days when i can't go to the gym etc, i can still try to do something, at the moment i am using wii fit for that, but would you recommend the shred workouts?

  3. Loving your monday summarys :)

    Love, Vanilla

  4. I have the Zumba DVDs which are fab but I haven't been to a class before. My Mum loves them though and swears by them.

  5. Oh, there's a place that does Zumba near me as well and I'm thinking of taking a class, but I'm too scared haha let us know what you think if you do go!

  6. Hi Victoria :)

    Zumba is so much fun! I used to do it but sadly my sister ditched me and I'm too conscious to go alone anymore :( I really enjoyed the classes, although it was a very intense workout, it didn't feel like exercise, which I liked.

    A couple of tips:
    - Take a BIG bottle of water.
    - Take a towel... I was dripping with sweat after my first session... and the following ones were still pretty sweaty once I'd got used to it!

    I hope you give it a go and enjoy it!

    Zoe xoxo

  7. I've heard great things about Zumba, you can get a game for the wii I think. Ooo deffo take the day off, why not, looking forward to my birthday this year xxx

  8. hey

    Im a long time reader first time commenter!

    Zumba is great fun, but you really feel like you have had a workout after it, like zoe above said, make sure you take a big bottle of water, it can get very hot and stuffy in the hall xxx

  9. Victoria...seriously Zumba is the most fun ever! I do a class every Sunday morning and Tuesday evening. I go with my mother, but don't be scared to go alone. A lot of people do, and the empahsis is on you all working together, so you won't be the loner in the corner. It is an intense hour's all over body cardio workout but you feel fab afterwards. Today my legs and arms are still aching from it. And it really works your abs too. The music is amazing and so motivating. I have actually downloaded several of the tracks and do some of the routines at home as well. :) Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it hun! Have fun...sorry about the ramble :) x

  10. I'm dying to try Zumba too! I am going to go to classes once I get back to uni - means I can go with my housemates :) xxx

  11. I want to try Zumba too...I went to a free trial at Fitness First today and they offer it as one of their classes. I'll definitely givr it a go if I end up signing up as a member.
    I'm a big fan of the 30 Day Shred too.
    Great post - love the idea of thinking of 5 good things each Monday :) x

  12. I really wanna try Zumba but cant find a class close to me! :( Hope you like it!

    Oh and please post the recipes that you have been trying out! Im dying for some new healthy ones!


  13. I really want to try Zumba classes but i'm too scared to go on my own! Its a shame all of us that want to start dont live near each other. I'm also a fan of the 30 day shred :) x

  14. Ooh I've heard alot about Zumba, apparently there is one starting in my village so may have to join too! Good luck if you do!
    Sorry I might sound like I'm from the dark ages lol, but what's a 30 day shred?
    E x

  15. Sounds like a fab week you've had! I want to start running so may ask for some advice since I'm like the most unfittest person ever!!!

    Hannah xx

  16. ooh let me know how Zumba goes! I want to go too but am a bit scared. I've been going out running a lot too for my 10k race in May, feeling so excited for it now.

  17. I really want to try zumba, it sounds like so much fun!

  18. I always celebrate every birthday :-) et my friends to a nice bar and have fabulous cocktails and make my day all about me! if you cant be a little selfish on your birthday, when can you? Hope you'll have fun... My blog turns one in a few weeks...

  19. I have Zumba for the xbox kinect i have only played once but there is a section on my body/mind tab on my blog if you want to check it out :) it is fun tho and it does kill your stomach but you dont realise this until after which is good
    Love Nat xxx