Fab, Fit and Turning Thirty

turning thirty

Today is my birthday. At 08:35am I will officially be 30 years old. Thirty years on this Earth.

Sometimes I feel like I haven’t accomplished much.

Things have taken twists and turns, ups and downs. I have had good times and bad times, made good decisions and made some bad ones – but everything that has happened has made me who I am today.

Then I feel like I have accomplished a lot.

Things may not be how I envisioned them growing up. My life certainly took a different path, but it has in no way been any less fulfilling.

I have a wonderful husband, four beautiful, healthy children, good friends and family.

Last year I wrote a list of goals of things that I wanted to accomplish by the time I turn 30.

Here were my goals:

• I want to have lost 2st
• I want to be writing more freelance
• I hope to start a novel.

I feel slightly disappointed that I haven’t quite reached them.

  • I haven’t lost 2st – although I have lost one stone, so I am halfway there.
  • I’m not really writing more freelance, but I do have a job in Marketing which I love.
  • I started a novel…. kind of!

I think the biggest change to my life this year though has to be my fitness and the way I look at myself.

I have never been confident in my skin. Always been one to shy away and stay in the background. Always thinking I was fat, ugly and not a very nice person.

I guess that comes from years of negativity being thrown at you.

I am slowly starting to learn that I am not those things.

I was fed up with my weight, so I did something about it. I joined a gym.

When I first started going I struggled. Going alone is hard – but the more you go, the easier it gets – and it helps having some great tunes blasting in your ears too!

I have really upped my game the past week and these are my last two workouts:


I don’t feel like I have made much of a difference to my body shape – but I am feeling better and more confident in myself, and that’s the main thing right?


So, although I am worried about turning Thirty and entering a whole new decade of my life. At least I know that I will be Fab, Fit and Thirty!

Me 28 Aug 14



  1. September 4, 2014 / 8:52 am

    Happy birthday! I think you’re doing fab. I am losing weight but need to get to the gym. I hope you have a great day x

  2. September 4, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    Happy Birthday lovely! You have achieved so much and have a beautiful family. Your fitness is inspirational x

  3. September 17, 2014 / 8:06 am

    Enjoy your 30th, you gain more wisdom and confidence and yes you are lovely so no more hiding away! Go girl on all your dreams.