I’m Not Feeling Entirely OK.

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This is what my life has become. Applying for this, applying for that and applying for whatever will take me. Why? Because I cannot do what I’m currently doing for much longer. The excruciating feeling of waking up every morning knowing that you’ve got to walk in there for another day, put your headset on, adjust your microphone and say for the first of many times during that nine-hour shift, “You’re through to Ciara in Waterford. How can I help you today?” in your most pleasant tone.

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The Exercise Revelations


It’s been over two months since I started my personal training sessions with Russell Fitness and honestly, I have no idea where the time has gone! I’ve had my ups and downs in the past couple of weeks as we all know, but each time I picked myself up and got back on the horse again. In these past few weeks, I’ve also had a couple of revelations which I believe are things that people need to be aware of when starting on a healthy eating/losing weight/fitness journey, and that’s what today’s blog post is going to be about!

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My Quarter-Life-Crisis (One Year Early)

You may have noticed that there haven’t been any personal training related posts on The Ciara Chronicles in a little while, although my original intention was to fill you in on how I was getting on every week. Before you jump to conclusions and think I’ve given up already (if you have, I won’t be offended as I’m aware I’m pretty fickle), I haven’t. But why the lack of personal training posts, you ask? Honestly, I just haven’t really been feeling myself in any shape or form and had no idea what to say. My motivation and happiness seemed to have disappeared, but after two very similar talks with a friend and Leslie from Russell Fitness, they have since reappeared. Interested in finding out what was going on? Keep reading.

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Wearing Pink & Oozing Confidence


It’s the weekend so we all know what that means, it’s time for my weekly check in to tell you how I’m getting on with my personal training sessions with Russell Fitness. This week has definitely been one of my best weeks, not training wise but how I was feeling about my body, how my body was feeling after training and how I was just feeling myself. I also developed this huge confidence boost which is something I totally needed, so let’s find out why…

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Obstacles Are Put In Your Way To See If What You Want Is Worth Fighting For

Untitled-2.gifHappy Saturday, readers! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week and are enjoying the weekend so far. Here I am with my fourth instalment of how I’m getting on in Russell Fitness and I guess you can probably tell from my happy little greeting there, I’m in a lot better form than my previous post. Before I head straight into how the week went, I’m going to tell you a funny story about a life lesson that I learned this week for those who haven’t seen it on The Ciara Chronicles Facebook page. Enjoy! Continue reading

A Girl’s Excuses For A Bad Week


Firstly, I would like to apologise for this post being a day late but it’s a Bank Holiday Monday so technically, it’s a Sunday… Right? I was working this weekend but fortunately, my scheduled day off was on a bank holiday – how fab! Secondly, I would like to apologise for how much of a failure I ended up being last week regarding my eating, exercising and mentality towards becoming a fitter and better version of myself. I’m going to hate even looking at this post, never mind writing it because I will actually have to put into words how badly it went. Although you’re probably going to think I’m full of excuses, I have a completely valid reasons on why it went so badly, so let’s read on and find out what happened!

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Body Image & I Forgot What Endorphins Felt Like


It’s been just over a week since I’ve started my personal training sessions with Russell Fitness so as promised, here is my weekly update! This post isn’t going to be just about how I got on in the gym this week, it’s also going to be a reflection on my past body issues which I have barely spoken about publicly and my “Dream Body(which is actually my own from 2010) that is my end goal. I’m feeling quite vulnerable about this post because of the fact I’ve never been very vocal about this issue and only certain people know about it, but hey, these things need to be talked about.  Continue reading