Hello people. My name is Molly (it’s actually Molly-Anne but how long winded is that ey?) & I’m a 20 year old Londoner studying History at Edinburgh University with a mad passion for fitness, food and fajitas (lol kidding I’m not actually that into Mexican I just wanted to say the word fajita)
A year ago I created my own personal fitness Instagram account called @progresspure, I was tired of quitting, of giving up and of always feeling unsatisfied with my body and mentality.
A year later and I can safely say that creating @progresspure was genuinely the best decision of my life. Over the last year I have had the opportunity to create incredible relationships with awesome chicks world wide, feature in a couple magazine articles and create a weightlifting workout guide, Curve Guide all the way ladies! #PPCG
This post is mainly about what I get up to other than fitness, so you can know more about me other than how much I sweat.
Right now I am studying in Edinburgh, a lot of you will probably be surprised to know I am actually studying History! I know it’s so random. I don’t want to be a Historian or teacher or an academic but I chose it because I wanted to go to University and well, I’ve always been fairly good at it and it’s actually so interesting. The main reason I went to University was to give me 4 years (Scotland is 4 years, UK is 3) of cufufiling (I know this isn’t a real word, there will probably be a lot of made up words on my blog, it basically means bumbiling around… if that helps). I essentially opted in to buy some time for myself to find out what I want to do with my life. My plan is to try a whole load of things and narrow it down to the ones I like and then after Uni hopefully carry on with some of those. I have some amazing friends up in Edinburgh and I’m happy to say it’s a beautiful place to study and live.
I actually live in London and have my whole life. I lurrrrve living in a busy city, I’m sure a lot of you gym bunnies feel the same way, I love getting up and doing my thing. Even the rushing around and bumping into people and getting shoved here and there, I love it! I’m my happiest when I’m busy and have something to do (I mean hands on kind of stuff, like doing jobs or having errands, sounds weird I know but I have to have purpose otherwise I feel pretty lost). Don’t get me wrong I would adore to live on a white sandy beach with turquoise water and mermaids handing me pina coladas every 5 minutes, but on a day to day basis – London suits me very well.
Apart from fitness I have always been very involved with acting and performing. I love having the ability to change into a different character and manipulate speech to make someone feel a certain emotion. I think the power that comes with acting is the factor which draws me in most, being able to hold a crowds attention for so long and make hundreds of people listen to every word you’re saying is phenomenal. It really gives me such an unexplainable rush and makes me incredibly emotional just talking about it.
I have an incredible family made up of my brother my mum and my dad. My parents were recently divorced but it’s actually made me closer to them separately. We are all very independent people and definitely get on with our own things, but it’s always a pleasure coming back down to London and regrouping with them. My brother is 24 and funny enough he actually works for a chocolate company! I know I know. He gets bags and bags of maltesers, mars bars, snickers, starburst you name it and none of us eat it. I’m not kidding. He doesn’t like chocolate or sweets or crisps, and not for health reasons! He just doesn’t like it, he’ll never ever have some ice cream or anything at all sweet. It’s the weirdest thing. My mum is a spinning teacher (I really lucked in with my mum right!?) and she actually runs her own studio so I am incredibly lucky to have had her my whole life, especially with healthy meals from when I was young. I get on with both my parents incredibly well so it kind of feels like they’re just two really good friends of mine! I really am grateful for the family I’ve got.
I definitely lead my life in a positive way, I really do try to see the best out of situations and use every opportunity to my advantage. I really believe in loving oneself, the key to happiness is to fall in love with yourself. You’ve got to because if you don’t then why should someone else? It sounds a bit upfront but it’s true, and it applies to fitness and leading a wholesome lifestyle. If you don’t believe you can change your life then why should anyone else? If you don’t believe that one day you’ll be able to do 15 pushups in a row then you probably never will. Be as ambitious you can be, if you want a yacht with 10 houses then tell yourself that one day it will be yours, because you control your life so steer it in the direction you want. It all comes down to self confidence and security, not arrogance. Be secure in who you are because we are all amazing and we all have something to offer to this world, so be as true to yourself as you can be. Wow, without even realising this last bit turned into a bit of a motivational post rather than about me! Sorry about that, sometimes I will probably just go off on one.
So that’s a snapshot of my life in a bit of detail for you lovely ladies! I know I keep saying it but I am so happy to be starting this blog, I always try and answer your questions on Instagram as much as I can but I am usually out or the word count holds me back. I am ecstatic that I can now communicate with you all properly.
Lots of love