Best Spots in Manchester for a Good Old Drink

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I'm surprised I've never really covered this before, but in the past year I've ventured out a bit and gone around town looking for the best places for a drink, from cocktails to ciders there's a range of places across Manchester that deserve a bit of a spotlight. I like a mixture of drinks and there's nothing worse than going to a new bar and choosing the same drink you have everywhere else, I like to try something different each time. So if you're looking for a new place to grab a drink take note of where am about to mention, from the Northern Quarter to Spinningfields. 

First up, is Jimmy's if you're into the more indie scene of Manchester this is a great place to check out. They have a great range of cocktails, great music that you can't miss and they house a lot of gigs around the year. Some of my best gigs from the past year have been at Jimmy's and it's somewhere you really can't miss. It's a bit different to the rest on the lis…

Fitness Update




It's only so long until we get into the New Year. The gym membership offers straight rolling through and you start to feel more guilty than ever for eating as much as you did. I'll be honest here. Fitness wise I haven't really been going to gym, I haven't watched what I've been eating either. Naughty of me I know but it's just not been happening. Uni, work, and general life has piled up on me and it's becoming difficult to feel motivated to go the gym. Although once I'm there it's such a positive experience that it's finding that balance to go,

Balance really is key, with the gym I find myself throwing myself into it for a strong 2 weeks. Setting these unrealistic expectations and giving up after 2 days. But here's the thing if I set a long term goal that is actually achievable maybe I'll come out the other side. Which is why I'm trying something new. Starting this week I'm planning on going to the gym at least 2 times a week. It sounds small I know but setting myself a little target for now is going to push me to want to go more. To fit it in more around what I do is the key to do it.

For food again I'm doing it slowly, I'm starting to become quite the expert at meal prep.  I'm making meals that I know I'll want to eat and giving me the option of when I'm going to eat it. Rather than forcing myself to eat it because otherwise it's a waste. And let me tell you, there's nothing better than eating a cooked meal after a long day and knowing that it only took you a small amount of time to reheat it and have it ready.



With the whole fitness thing it's very easy to get caught up in the results. We expect to be transformed after a week and it just doesn't work that way. I find that if I allow myself time and focus on little results the ending goal is better. So seeing how I'm finding it easier to the lift the weights or how I managed to last longer on the machine. It's all about the little steps that get you to the bigger changes. If you ignore the little things you'll lose track and give up.

Finding exercise you enjoy is the main thing, I'm not a massive fan of cardio I'm more of a strength and weights gal myself. But it's still important to have it in their. I've found that by breaking my cardio up and doing it in between weights and strength training I'm enjoying it a lot more. Knowing that once this 15 minutes is done I can spend 15 minutes on weight gets the to push through and get on with it.

For now I'm sticking with small goals, I want to track my progress and I will be giving you little updates over on Instagram and Twitter. Let me know as well if you're doing anything fitness related. I'd love to know how everyone else is finding getting back into fitness so let me know.

Until next time, Chloe!

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