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Hello Mis Fitters

 

So its now officially Autumn!.   The final quarter of 2018 – honestly where has the year gone?. Does anyone else think its just whizzed by so fast?. Please say yes so I just don’t think its because I’m getting older and they say time speeds up as you do eek!.    

The end of Summer / start of Autumn weekend was a good one – I went to see Wicked last Saturday – its the third time I’ve seen it now but its just as spell binding as the first time!.  Sunday was such a lovely Sunny  Autumn day , we took a stroll around Beamish museum.  We have those annual passes for £20 which means you can go as often as you like – its perfect for a nice walk. plus there is always something going on there. The pub with their apple cider – delicious, perfect for this time of year   . I can’t wait for the 1950’s town to open aswell!!! .

This week I  finished my Barre qualification, hurrah!. Barre is a combination of Ballet moves, combined with Pilates and Yoga  – plus we’ll be adding in elements of HIIT, plus  using weights aswell for workout that is going to help you get leaner, stronger and more toned – perfect for any time of year , but especially with the Christmas party season right around the corner!.  Its a class I’ve wanted to bring to the timetable for a while and  I’m excited to finally be able to do just that.   check out our new October Timetable on our Timetable page! .  I would love to add a Teen/Tween barre class too if I can fit one in somewhere!.  Those of you coming along to Barre next week – don’t forget your 1kg weights if you have them!.   I got mine from Argos for £6.99. 

 

I’m also busy working on our Halloween themed classes –

Monday 22nd October  

Halloween Kids Yoga camp  1130am-3pm at Believe and Be Consett  . This class is suitable for kids age 4-7. £18 per child  including a picnic lunch ,  90 minutes play in believe Town plus a Yoga and craft session. Spaces are limited so do please book early! 

Of course  they can get dressed up in their halloween costumes ! 

We will also be doing our Pumpkin HIIT  class and a family  Halloween Yoga class!  on Saturday 27th October – more details to follow!  

Last week we also had our first men on mats pilates class  – which was really busy. I think they really didn’t know what to expect, but they all did brilliantly . They all seemed to really enjoy it and hopefully all coming back!

 By the end of the year Little  Mis Fit will be full time – eek, I’m not going to lie ,  I am so nervous to leave my corporate 9-5 Travel job with its steady pay check and benefits – I only work there two days now but its still nerve racking taking that leap into full time self employment .  I have to try though and life is indeed what happens at the end of your comfort zone so its time to spread my butterfly wings  and fly. I’ll definitely  be sharing my journey here on my blog for those of you that want to follow along. Maybe you are on a similar journey or maybe you would love to do something you are passionate about for a career so maybe  my journey might help you in some way. 

 

This weekend I’m off on a little trip to the Busy Bee Studio in Durham with my friend Erin, for a browse around their Halloween/Autumn goodies.  Erin has been telling me about this shop for ages and they  have three big shopping weekends  – one end of September, one end of October and one end of November . I’m so excited. as they keep posting teasers on Instagram of the shop and all the amazing products. Check out their Instagram @busybeestudio.co.uk.  I’ll try and Instastory on our trip there , and I’ll definitely be sharing anything I purchase.    

Love

Joanne x 

 

 

Autumn Love

So a lot of you guys all know I absolutely ❤ Christmas , and I really really do, (Does anyone else think they may actually be an elf?? 😂) , however my favourite season of the year is actually Autumn!. For me it just feels so magical, as the leaves begin to change , yet you still get  those September and October days with warm sunshine,then the sun starts to set early and you can get the house all cozy with candles, and snuggley blankets.   You’ve got mail is one of my all time favourite movies and it always feels like a film to watch in Autumn  , so every year at the end of September, I block out an afternoon, grab my cosiest   blankets, get myself some chocolate buttons and a huge cup of peppermint tea, and settle down to watch it.

Then before you know it Halloween is right around the corner , – and then Christmas 24 movie channel starts. and thus the whole build up to Christmas begins !!!!!! Eeeee am so excited just thinking about it 😂.

However for some – the end of summer makes them really sad. It can also be an incredibly busy time of year for people  , as you get the kids settled back into school, work is often crazy after the lull of summer and then we are rushing around getting ready for the festive season.  

Autumn is the season that shows us it’s ok to let things go, and make way for the new, so this Autumn-take the time to  slow down a little, take a walk through the falling leaves, take time for you , to do the things you love to do, the things that make your Soul happy. Spend time with the people who lift your spirits and make you smile.  Do the things that you love , but often get pushed aside as we do all the things we feel we must do.  But make the time to curl with a book, or watch a movie uninterrupted  – Put that phone down!! , or pick up a colouring book and colour – it really does have a calming effect.  Or get outside in the crisp air – I’m a huge believer that exercise,  fresh air, sleep and lots of laughter are some of the best medicines.  

I know it can be hard sometimes to drag yourself out of the house when it’s dark to come to class,  but you will feel better for it – honestly!

having been working a lot the past couple months , I really was feeling absolutely exhausted, so the past couple days, I took time to just relax and I honestly feel so much better for it and my creativity is coming back and I just feel my batteries are recharged and I’m ready to hit the ground running once more!. 

My snuggle blanket and flamingo pillow!
Two of my favourite Autumn candles!

 

Orange LA Lily’s adding a touch of Autumn to my kitchen!