The fitness fanatic has returned!


I am absolutely thrilled that my fitness motivation is back! It’s going to take me a while to get back to the fitness level I managed to achieve several months ago… well almost a year ago! I fell away from it completely, let myself go, and I’m definitely regretting it and feeling the affects of it now! But not to worry: I have been hitting the gym like mad lately and have been getting such a buzz out of exercising again – I can’t wait until my next workout once I finish one! Oh, I’m just so glad I’m back in to it all again!


How did I manage to fall away from fitness?

I went on holiday…irrevocably binged on pizza, cocktails and all that jazz! When I came home I found it hard to get my ass back in to gear! I couldn’t bring myself to go to the gym, or even do an at-home-workout! I was totally unmotivated. If only I had some sort of push to get myself there; that’s exactly what I needed. I wish I had discovered something that could have rekindled my passion for fitness and helped me stick at it!

A fellow friend in the blogging world, John, used to be a personal trainer and certainly knows his stuff when it comes to fitness! I wish I had some sort of fitness knowledge like that; I wish I was more educated about what I was actually doing when I was hitting the gym.

There’s lots of opportunities out there for fitness fanatics, even beginners, to pursue their love of fitness and to learn more about it all! I should have reached out and grasped these opportunities… but it’s never too late!


There’s lots of facilities online nowadays to help you with your fitness routines (whether that be at home or in the gym) but sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes you don’t have the motivation to actually do those 3 minute ab workouts on the floor of your bedroom – maybe you need some sort of drive to actually get up and do something?

There’s online courses you can do to help you stay motivated and stay on track! Take Origym’s ‘CPD Fitness Course’* for example. The CPD (continuous professional development) course offers a range of different specialised courses for you to choose from: Kettlebells, circuits, boxing and padwork, suspension training or even the business side of fitness! There is so much to learn! They even offer various courses for you to become a personal trainer (this is something I’d love to do at some point in my life!).

I feel like I’m getting back on track and am now aspiring to do more with fitness (once I’ve reached a decent fitness level again, of course). If I can do it – you can too!

I love when I’m at the gym with a friend and we workout together and I show them different variations of doing things or they ask me questions about what I’m doing and I can actually answer them – doing a fitness course would be so rewarding I think!

If any of you have ever done a fitness course before, let me know in the comments! Check out the CPD Fitness Course I’ve been telling you all about and let me know what you think! Is this something you would be interested in trying out too? I love hearing from you guys!

Charlene McElhinney

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*This post is sponsored by Origym. All opinions and photos are my own.*  






  1. June 12, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Omgg you are looking amazing babe!! Totally agree about the motivation its so good getting that back and loving going and also enjoying it makes it so much easier! This and your pics have defs made me want to get off my ass and walk back into that gym! Keep it up girl 😍😍💓

  2. June 12, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Love this post so much!!! I’m so glad you managed to get your motivation back! xx

  3. June 15, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Great post buddy! It’s inspiring to read your story and how you are getting back into it, well done for writing this!

  4. Kayleigh Zara
    June 16, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    You look absolutely amazing girl! This is such a great post you’ve shared and I must say I’ve been loving the gym too lately x

  5. June 17, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Great post and wow you look amazing!
    You motivated me just reading it!
    You already know so much, you Should totally get yourself signed up for a course!

  6. June 18, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    You have so much motivation. I used to be a fitness fanatic, going to the gym for an hour everyday but that was not sustainable so I eventually gave up. I know I should get back into it! xx corinne

  7. June 18, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    You look absolutely amazing! I wish I had your motivation to work out. It’s nice to hear people say that they enjoy exercising because it makes it less scary to start x
    Claire |

  8. June 18, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    This post is so motivating! I’m in the ‘just back from holiday’ phase too & trying to get back into it. At least there’s hope! Xx

  9. Chloe
    June 18, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    This post is so motivating, and it makes me crave to go to the gym right now!

    – Chloe

  10. June 18, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    You go gurl. Good on you for getting back on that fitness bike. We all fall off – I know I have this year, and I’m just starting to get back into the swing of things. You look fantastic!

  11. June 29, 2017 / 1:15 am

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  12. July 4, 2017 / 7:47 am

    You honestly look banging at the moment! I wish my motivation would stop hiding as I’m really struggling to get myself into gear with my fitness! Any motivation tips would be perfect!

    Tabitha xx

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