Mermaids in Dubai

I am currently in Dubai and I’m living my best active life, as usual. What is making it even more active, is this set of the new Mermaids and Unicorns active range!

The lovely Mermicorns gifted me this amazing crop top and legging set and it is SO comfy. I was going to say that it is so cute, but I thought that was shallow and I should lead with something with more substance 😉

But really how well does it match my hair?

This crop top is so comfortable, so cute and it gives you the support you need. It isn’t too low cut (which I have found with so many brands) and it nice having a matching set!

Also this view, can we talk about this view? I am so lucky to be staying at such a beautiful hotel. This is the Sofitel Downtown, and it is exquisite. I plan to lay by the pool for a few hours this week, that is for sure!

Mermaids and Unicorns in Dubai

Mermaids and Unicorns in Dubai

Mermaids and Unicorns in Dubai

Mermaids and Unicorns in Dubai

Mermaids and Unicorns in Dubai

Mermaids and Unicorns in Dubai

Mermaids and Unicorns in Dubai

These haven’t launched yet (lucky me I know), but keep your eyes on their Facebook Page to see when they drop!

If you haven’t visited their website yet, you really should! These will be under MU Active, and the other fun leggings I wear daily are under Leggings.

 

What do you think of the colours I chose?

 

With love from Dubai

xoxo

 

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Monday Motivation 

Our Monday Motivation this week is quite fitting for our new 21 day challenge! In the next 21 days we are all going to have to take this advice. Go with the flow, not against it.

If you want something bad enough, you’ll fight for it. So go out there and fight for it. Don’t fight against it. Don’t make excuses. Don’t give yourself the leeway to wonder if you should do that workout today or have that coffee. If you set those goals, then go do it. Put the work in.

Your life is not a lottery. You make the decisions. You have the control. So stick to it!

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Today’s Monday Motivation is all about forming new habits.

That’s it. 21 days. You can do that right?

You can literally take it one day at a time. 21 times. That doesn’t sound so bad does it?

  • 21 times of being active
  • 21 times of going without sugar in your coffee
  • 21 times of going for a 20 minute walk
  • 21 times of saying something nice to yourself every morning
  • 21 times of drinking hot lemon water first time in the morning
  • 21 times fitting in 15 minutes of body weight circuits at home
  • 21 times of saying no to fast foods
  • 21 times of being friendly
  • 21 times of not being negative
  • 21 times of saying no to buying new clothes
  • 21 times of drinking more water
  • 21 times of packing lunch for work

Doesn’t seem so bad does it?

 

 

21 days for a habit to form

Monday motivation

 

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How to survive the holidays 

I keep getting asked “How do I survive the holidays and not put on tons of weight?”
So I thought I would just give you all some basic guidelines to help you along in this time of need!

People are so used to their daily routine of work and working out, that when the holidays come up they tend to start panicking. Most people know that they won’t put in as much effort, or be able to eat exactly as they would at home, but they also don’t want to undo all the hard work they have done throughout the year.

 

FYI, your body doesn’t know it’s on holiday. So keep exercising and keep in your movement routine as much as possible. Your body is a machine and responds to demands, so make some demands and it will! A holiday is about relaxing, but its also about staying healthy.

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You don’t need to be doing an hour a day, you can do 20-30 minutes and still be active enough to maintain your fitness. That being said, your diet can’t be chocolate and burgers every day or you really will need two hours!

Simple tips and tricks:

  • Get a workout in as soon as you’re up in the morning.
  • Go for a run, walk or swim depending where you are.
  • Do a bodyweight circuit, you really don’t need any equipment.
  • Eat a little lean as much as you can, and use your Christmas meal as your cheat meal that week! You do it weekly anyway, so why should it be any different?
  • If you have a fitbit or alike, then use it daily to get in your 10 000 steps and set a calorie goal
  • You can use a calorie tracker like MyFitness pal or MyFatSecret (Tacky name I know) to track your calories in the day so you’re not going over.

We all love our creature comforts and routine of going to the gym, but how nice is it to just do something different and out of the ordinary? Holidays are about being adventurous, so why not be adventurous with your training?

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Most people are rounding off work today and that means they’re heading out for some cocktails to put them in the holiday mood! You need to set some limits and know your goals. Obviously if you want to be chugging 4 cocktails a day you really aren’t going to be happy at the end of it (and neither will your head). So maybe have one cocktail then switch to whiskey for example. Just make small sacrifices for this short period of time. You will still be feeling festive and indulging more than usual, but you’ll be happier knowing you are making healthy-ish changes that won’t ruin all of your hard work.

“Earn it or pay for it” as Andrea Orbeck says. Pick your cheats.
If you want wine and dessert, then your dinner should be light and not include chips but rather a salad.

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Get out there in the fresh air and be active. 20-30 minutes is really not a lot of time in a day, and your body will love it. You’ll have energy for the day and sleep better that night. If you’ve put in the effort to get to this point, don’t ruin it over a holiday.

There are plenty of HIIT bodyweight circuits on youtube, we all have no excuse really!

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Here are some workouts I love for travelling:

 

Source: http://eatprayrundc.com/2013/06/20/more-at-home-workouts/

 

Source: http://theberry.com/2013/02/18/daily-motivation-25-photos-36/da-mo-12-24/

Source: http://theberry.com/2013/02/18/daily-motivation-25-photos-36/da-mo-12-24/

Source: http://fitfluential.com/2013/05/a-week-of-workouts-may-13th/

Source: http://fitfluential.com/2013/05/a-week-of-workouts-may-13th/

 

How do you stay fit in the holidays? Share your best tips!

 

Happy Holidays!

Jane

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Fashion Friday with Fayinthemaze

What are you looking forward to wearing most now that it’s warmer?

I must admit I really enjoy winter fashion. I love the boots, wearing jackets and really liked all the long cardigans and knits. Now that it’s warmer I’m looking forward to dresses and skirts. Even though it’s always difficult for me to find my length.

 

What are your favourite accessories right now?

My favourite accessories will always be rings. Right now I like the signet ring that is trending. I am also loving vertical drop necklaces, long drop pendants and layering quirky, thinner necklaces.

 

What trend are you most looking forward to?

Most looking forward to the utility/ urban safari trend. The neutral palette paired with bold African and exotic prints. I’m looking forward to incorporating more shades of green into my wardrobe. I’m not always comfortable with dark, army green but perhaps mint, teal and emerald green.

 

What trend do you want to stay?

I’m hoping the military/ army look sticks around, It would be great heading back in Autumn too.I never thought I would be into the fringing trend that is so big right now, I realised that I really love it in small doses or just restricted to accessories. Fringing is also as 70s as I’m prepared to go right now, really not looking forward to a resurgence of bell bottoms and sleeves. So fringe can stay too, it’s my compromise.

 

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