February 2016

Stop Wishing...Start Doing…

Let the lifestyles of the fit and fabulous inspire you to achieve that life you’ve always wished for...

Every issue I will share with you who/what inspires me to live a better life. This could be from the world of fashion, beauty, travel or lifestyle, depending on my mood, situation, or goals that I want to achieve. So stop wishing and start doing...

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February Inspiration Board

This month’s board is inspired by the red carpet events taking place during the awards season.

It’s great for inspiration when selecting beautiful dresses/outfits, for the many events, weddings or parties I have booked into my diary.

 

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

This dress looks simply amazing on Eva, showing off her incredible figure as she walks the red carpet at the Golden Globes. The silhouette is elegant with intricate beading, embellished flowers, an open back and bow details. No accessories are needed with such a detailed dress; simple hair and makeup complete the look.
Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

This dress is just dazzling. Julianne sparkles at the Golden Globes in a long- sleeved, sequinned, midnight blue luxe gown with velvet detail. The dress is sleek with an unusual, bold neckline. This looks incredible with Julianne’s vibrant red hair, which she wears loose with understated makeup. Perfection!
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

This Latina diva wowed the red carpet, and totally owned it in this beautiful flowing, canary yellow dress with mini cape. Usually J Lo is all about the ‘cut outs’, body baring, sheer dresses, with lots of skin on show. But for the Golden Globes she went the total opposite. A hint of leg which looked SO sexy and lots of Harry Winston diamonds complete the outfit in spectacular style.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie looked like a goddess on the red carpet at the Golden Globes. She sparkled in this gorgeous golden gown which was dripping with beads. Rosie showcased her natural beauty with tousled hair and luminous skin. The only accessory she needed was the enormous rock on THAT finger!
Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

Rachel turned heads on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. The beautiful actress looked a ‘sheer’ beauty in a fabulous black lace gown with embroidered and embellished tulip details. Wearing her hair in loose waves - teamed with minimal makeup - Rachel allowed the dress to be the star of the show.
Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

How alluring does Helen Mirren look at the SAG Awards? The Dame doesn’t disappoint! Helen looks sophisticated and glamorous in this form-fitting, bead and sequin embellished, ivory couture gown. She gives us a masterclass in how to nail the red carpet and is without a doubt one of the best dressed celebrities - even showing the youngsters - how it’s done properly!


Tara HammettHurricane Tara - A force of nature!

‘You are what you eat’

Everyone knows I love chocolate. I enjoy chocolate as part my of my lifestyle. And so can you.

Tara recipeTry my Chocolate Muffins:

2 scoops chocolate whey protein
1/2 scoop coconut flour
2 tbsp cocoa (Green & Black’s 100%)
1 tbsp stevia
1 scoop coconut milk
1 tbsp goji berries
1 tbsp shredded coconut
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
[ tbsp = tablespoon / tsp = teaspoon ]
Mix all the ingredients together, and divide into silicone muffin cases.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Centigrade for 10-12 minutes.
Leave to cool and enjoy as a snack.
Who said eating healthy had to be boring?

Eat amazing.....because you ARE! xx

‘Feel the fear - but do it anyway’

Are you in a different place than January 1st?
This is when most decided to make a declaration to become fitter, healthier, slimmer, bigger, more confident, try new challenges, meet more people etc
How if I told you how you can create RADICAL results with very small steps, every day?
Just a little bit of mindfulness.
Just a little bit of effort.
For YOU
Every day...
So it's not a battle of confusion.
Wouldn't you LOVE to wake up everyday and it was just EASY to make choices that were good for you.
EFFORTLESS to do things for yourself.

Well...not sure if you know this, scrumptious pants, but psychologists say that something doesn't become a habit until you practice it for three weeks.
Maybe not an exact science, but it's a good benchmark. People think “Hmm...I could dedicate myself to three weeks” and well...it's PROVEN as the results from so many programmes have been incredible!
So ideally if you want to change something, do something new for 21 days.
You may not fancy it yourself, maybe you don't hate how you feel enough right now.
But I know some can't bear the sight of their naked body in the mirror (never mind letting anyone else see.)
HATE going out with friends as they're always the PODGY ONE and dread shopping trips as you only look for baggy clothes that cover your arms & bum.
Horrible feeling.
And if you relate with that, I'm sure your confidence has been hit and you're really not happy.
Well your future all boils down to YOUR CHOICES!

‘Knowledge is power’

TOP REASONS TO DO 12 MINUTES OF HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

  1. Who has time to go to the gym for two hours these days? One of the biggest excuses I hear for not exercising is time. Busy with your work/family/relationship schedule and little time left for yourself.
    HIIT is perfect for you guys with a busy schedule
  2. YOU DON’T NEED A GYM
    No need for expensive gym membership, you can do these workouts from the comfort of your home, hotel room, office etc.
  3. YOUR BODY CAN KEEP BURNING FAT BETWEEN 4-8 HOURS LATER
    It will have you burning calories for hours after your workout.
    This is the afterburn effect. This is when your metabolic rate is boosted, so your body continues to burn more calories and more fat.
    The harder you work, the greater the effects, so you should always aim to push yourself as hard as possible.
    DO YOUR 12 MINUTES WITH TARA
    taransformation.com
    Work towards the body of your dreams

Keep fit & fab
Tara.xxx


“inspiration comes in many forms”

I don’t know whether I’m pleased or scared to introduce you to the ‘Cross Stitch Bitch’. Some of you may already recognise her name after she was written about in last month’s edition.

I will let her explain who she is and what she’s all about. HOWEVER - I must stress that she uses ‘fruity language’ and ‘sexual references’ A LOT!

So, if this is not ‘your thing’ and you are easily offended, then please DO NOT READ ON!

You have been warned - so proceed at your own risk!

LoveSIGNATURE

P.S. If you are brave enough to read on, then make sure you have a stash of Tena Lady at the ready!

 Cross Stitch BitchThe Secret Diary of the Cross Stitch Bitch Aged*

*Mind your own fucking business!!!

"Hi there, have you ever stitched a vagina?"

This is just one example of the ridiculous, but highly amusing messages I get sent on a daily basis and no, before you ask, I am not a gynaecologist. I am the worldwide** phenomenon that is Cross Stitch Bitch (CSB). How do you do??

For those of you not familiar with the art of cross stitch, it is a very genteel, delicate form of art work, usually favoured by grannies who usually stitch picturesque landscapes and country cottages. I am not a granny, I'm a hot, young, nubile sex bomb (check out my logo, ACTUAL image of me), and I definitely do not stitch country cottages... without putting too fine a point on it (plus I've been told I'm not allowed to say the word) you're more likely to see the first part of the word "country" in my work if you get my drift.

At this point I should probably point something out... I swear. A lot. And I mean... A LOT, so if you were offended by what I just said,
a) good;
and
b) you should probably stop reading right now you miserable twat.

OK so for the rest of you hard to offend fuckers, let’s crack on.

The answer to the question in the message I received was no. I actually have not stitched a vagina, which is surprising given the amount of cocks I've done (stitched that is, before anyone makes any clever comments). But I will be attempting to stitch a beautiful beaver (not the animal) so if you care to follow me on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter you should see it appear over the next few weeks.

Even if you don't want to see a vag made out of thread, you should still follow me. I'm good for a laugh if nothing else and now I've explained what cross stitch is we can hopefully avoid any uncomfortable situations arising, which is exactly what happened when someone inboxed me asking me if I was a cross dresser. That was awkward!

I prefer to remain anonymous as I feel it gives me an enigmatic air of mystery, plus I can be as rude and filthy as I want to be which is totally NOT what I'm like in real life. I'm very quiet & reserved, shy almost.

Cross Stitch Bitch is my really naughty alter ego; she likes alcohol, partying and inappropriate men, all in copious amounts. If I get another invitation to appear in the lovely Emma's magazine then I may share some of CSB's stories with you. This probably won’t happen now because despite being asked not to, I couldn't help myself from using the ‘country’ quip. Sorry Em, I did try I promise!!!

Until next time bitches!!
xxx

**I actually am worldwide you know, I've sold stitches in LA, Canada and Australia and according to my Facebook statistics - I'm absolutely massive in Uruguay! See, worldwide as fuck!

https://www.facebook.com/crossstitchbich/

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CrossStitchBich

https://www.instagram.com/cross_stitch_bitch/

https://twitter.com/crossstitchb

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