A moment ago, my jaw dropped, my eyes widened and I gasped - I have 21 followers!!! I can't believe it! I can't believe anyone would possibly be interested! If I'm not following you (bearing in mind I can't see who my followers are at the moment), just comment with a link to your blog and I will scoot on over there.
Being a university student, my year is always interrupted by long holidays (oh woe is me, I know!) where I tend to come back home (where I am at the moment) on the south east coast of England. It's lovely here, I truly think that my hometown is the best place in the world, even Venice didn't give me quite the same feeling. But as of the 17th of this month, I'm heading back up to uni (about 40 minutes away from London) where I feel more like I can get on with my life. I'm there for the majority of the year, I'm back in halls of residence this year which will be nice, not having to worry about bills or cleaning my kitchen!! I've been faffing around with my degree for a couple of years - I'm now going into my second year (for the second time) and will graduate in 2013. I study English Literature with Philosophy which is...it's great, but I'm not very disciplined about reading books that I don't like and there's lots of dull compulsory reading. But I feel motivated for the first time in 5 years to really try and work hard and attempt to leave uni with good grades and a bit of pride. So at the moment, I'm reading as much as possible in preparation for the start of term.
So why bootylicious? Obviously a Destiny's Child song so works perfectly with my blog title - but here it refers to the fact that I'm going to get my bum in the gym once I get back up to uni. And get this...I literally couldn't be nearer to the gym, I can see it from where I live, my block of flats is the nearest building to the gym on campus! SO I have absolutely zero excuse. It'll take me 2.5 minutes probably to get from my room to the gym. If I'm slacking, do feel free to remind me of this fact. I've been looking at the exercise class list. I've done about 5 group classes before, and I like them, but they make me nervous. Especially at my uni where there are a lot of sporty types and all the girls I've seen going into the classes look thin and energetic. But if I can get my lovely friend and gym buddy, E, to go with me, then maybe I won't be so afraid.
I want to go to: ZUMBA!!! It's on twice a week - Tuesdays at 7pm and Fridays at 5.30pm. the Friday might be a bit of a tight squeeze as I have a lecture that finishes at 5pm. I also want to go to Step, Boxercise and Fat Attack. Also, anyone have an opinion which is better, yoga or pilates? I've done pilates before and really liked it, but what do you reckon? Both classes are offered at my gym. Other than that my gym is fairly small and basic but if you go at the right time it's not too busy. There's a weights room but it's full of smelly sweaty men, I've never once seen a woman go in there. But there are weight machines and free weights in the main room as well. I'm planning to work on a 5k. I started C25k a few months ago and got to week three before my diet and exercise started to go belly up. I found it a bit frustrating, so I may not go back to it and instead set 5k on the treadmill and just try and improve my time every week.