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Exercise?

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. First of all, no, this post won’t be me trying to be all fitness-y and cringey ( I hope). But I do want to talk to you all about exercising, and fitness habits and whatnot.

This time last year, the only exercise I ever did would have been P.E. lessons, and the odd walk with my family. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t necessarily need to be exercising, as in it wasn’t causing any weight problems of such (I think I have high metabolism or something anyway).

As of right now, I do exercise. Without the whole gym and fitbit and stuff. I think it started earlier on in the school year, possibly shortly after Halloween? Anyways, at first, I think I was finding random routines online. Most of them consisted of crunches (in a variety of the world’s most awkward positions), squats (which kill me) and pushups (which I literally cannot do to save my life). So as you can see, those weren’t too helpful for me. Basically, it meant that I’d wake up with sore legs, not be able to even walk comfortably (it got so bad I could barely bend to sit down) and then making me not want to do it ever again.

After then, I kind of left it for a bit, and picked it up about a month later. I started to make my own routine, and listen to music. Having music was definitely a step in the right direction. First off, it means you can just go for about 4 minutes and then be done (I normally just do one song) and second, you can plan the different ‘moves’ (I have no clue what to call them) for certain parts of the song. From there, I kind of ended up with whatever it is that I do now. Obviously, I’m no fitness expert, and I have no clue if half of what I’m doing is actually benefitting me in any way, shape or form, but just in case you’re wondering, here’s what I do.

A couple of months ago, I used Taylor Swift’s Better Than Revenge, because it’s super powerful, and at the time, I could really relate to it (I still do now, just I’ve branched out to other music). As of now, I use Rest Your Love – The Vamps. It’s super upbeat, has a friendlier message, unlike the Taylor Swift one, and it has a comfortable beat throughout that you can use.

Normally, I’ll do all of this stuff on my bed, because my floor is kind of messy, not to mention I probably can’t lie flat along it anyway (my room’s pretty small) and I don’t actually own a workout mat.

Intro

For this part of the song, I’ll do some form of crunches. I’m probably not doing it right, but it feels like it’s working

Verse 1

Sit ups, with a little twist. Now, as I’m sure my excellent use of intriguing the audience (don’t worry I’m being sarcastic) worked on you all, the twist is that I have my feet up on the banister of my bed? I’m not sure how to explain it, other than my knees are at a 90 degree angle and I just lift my shoulders up and touch my toes with my fingers. Over and over again.

Chorus

For the chorus, I do leg lifts, pretty standard. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically where you lie flat, and lift your legs up and down.

Verse 2 is the same as 1

Bridge

For the bridge, I go into a plank position (top of a press up) and alternately touch my elbow with the opposite knee. So, right knee touches left elbow. I’ll try to keep up with the beat of the music for this one, as tiring as it can be.

Aaand that is how I do that one! Also, sometimes I like to see how long I can plank for. Just in case you’re wondering, my record is 2:03 minutes, which I am actually quite impressed by. 😀

Walking a dog is a great way to keep moving too! Especially up hills and through the woods!

Do you exercise? And what are your methods?

Thank you SO much for reading! Make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

 

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Peace of Mind

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. I’m getting fed up of having to start posts like this so much, but my internet has been down for a couple of days, hence the missing post on Thursday. I’m really sorry, but obviously I can’t control when my internet decides to be annoying… Hopefully you’ll understand.

Anyways, I wanted to talk about something that happened on Tuesday. I would have posted it on Thursday, but circumstances kind of got in the way. And before you ask, no it’s nothing negative, or extremely positive at that. I’m not really sure what it was.

So, school was fairly normal, other than the afternoon which meant that I had to do History… For those of you that don’t know, I really, really don’t like History lessons. Because of that, I was feeling bored. Naturally. The next lesson was art, which was okay, but kind of irritating because the teacher cannot control the class.

After getting home via bus, I drank a bottle of water and got changed. At this point, stuff kind of changed. I’m not sure what it was, because everything I’d done so far in the day was the same as it would be any other Tuesday. Anyways, I became weirdly motivated. As far as my motivation goes, it normally involves starting homework, and then ending up on YouTube two hours later. But it wasn’t like that. I started a homework, finished it, and moved onto another.

And that isn’t where it ended. I tidied my room. Floor, desk, you name it. I had bags of presents from my birthday, which was over a month ago, still lay on the floor in fairly neat piles. Now they’re away. Probably in my wardrobe or under my bed. I collected my school books and put them actually where they’re supposed to go, and took all of the sweet wrappers and rubbish from my desk. I even binned all of the Easter Egg boxes that were still lying around. My point is, I clearly hadn’t felt like moving any of that for the month and a half that they’d been there, but what was different about Tuesday?

I was weirdly energised too, bouncing around to upbeat music while I did homework and neatened my room. This ‘good mood’ lasted for a couple of days, but now, I’d say I’m back to my normal self. Normally, I’ll feel slightly closed in (I guess you could call it claustrophobic), and mildly irritable by all of the noise from my siblings. Instead, I felt open, like I could breath in and feel refreshed. I’m not sure if it was the sudden Summer-like weather, which wouldn’t make much sense since I actually don’t like summer that much anyways.

Nonetheless, it’s nice to have a tidy room and no homework lying around that needs to be done!

Do you ever have stuff like this?

Thank you SO much fore reading, make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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A Little Update On My Life

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. It’s been a while since I actually told you guys what in the world is going on with my life, so I thought it would be a nice change to do just that today. As far as planning for this post, or thinking about what I’m going to write, I’ve done zero. Which should make this kind of weird, but hopefully more laid back and chilled out than normal.

Mainly, it’s just been school. As for school though, it’s been fairly straightforward, not too many exams or tests of such. Although now that I mention it, there’s an exam week coming up fairly soon which should be fun… especially with a form teacher that fails to keep us updated on anything.

Friends-wise, I’ve been doing well. For some of you who’ve been here for quite a good while, you’ll know I had a few problems with a certain someone named Regina (by my codenames) and stuff got kinda cray cray. Basically, Regina has been awesome lately, and I really have tried to forget everything that’s happened in the past and move on. Which as difficult as I thought it would be last October, is really easy. She’s been super awesome since about December and yeah everything is gooood! 🙂

As for another aspect of friendship, I’ve been hanging out with my ‘squad’ a lot less since 2016 started. I have mentioned before, but someone I’ve been hanging out with a lot is Brittnay. I eat with her every lunch time, along with her friend – let’s call her Tessa. Hanging out with these guys is a lot more relaxed, because of way less drama! Don’t get me wrong, I still spend time with my squad, and our friendship groups cross over a lot of the time (some days, Penny eats with us and we’re all friends in general). Obviously Bob is still my best friend though… I sound like a 7 year old 😀

Just in case you were interested, I am actually keeping up with my new years resolution of drinking more water, which is quite the achievement! It’s gotten to the point where I don’t dislike water anymore! Tell that to me this time last year and I’d probably mimic vomiting!

A good fraction of my life has been taken up by crushing since that post I did on the topic. I’m not going to go into it, because I’ll sound cheesy and cringey and like a creepy little fangirl but yeah. One dude is from school, the other is a celebrity. The celebrity however, I am rather optimistic about and am quite set on marrying him 😀 ❤

How’s your life going? I’d love to know!

Thank you SO much for reading! Make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

P.S. One of my headphones literally just fell from my ear at random… I’m not even moving. :/

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Fanfiction?

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. And no, I’m not turning my blog into a fanfic. I just thought it would be interesting to discuss it today!

As a teenage girl in the 21st century, of course I’ve read fanfiction. Fanfictions that I have read are mainly fabrevans, who if you didn’t read my post on OTPs, are my favourite ship ever. I love them way too much. Also just to clear things up, it wasn’t a dirty fanfic. Just cute and sweet.

I know that some people take fanfic really seriously, and write a lot of it. There are some people who write whole books, right?

As for writing fanfiction, I know that my friends do. Some of them anyways… Probably most of them. And I guess you could say including myself.

Before you ask, I’m writing myself and Rachel (a friend) into Glee, for myself. We’re both massive fans and if anyone, she’ll be the only other person to read it. I wasn’t sure if it counted as fanfic, but I guess it probably does. Penny said so anyways.

Penny’s fanfiction is another story. It gets rather intense, should I say… To put things frankly, she once wrote about some guy doing ‘press ups’ on her. Fun. Mine is mainly eavesdropping on the people around McKinley (Glee school) and attempting to write myself as friends with Quinn. Honestly, I love her and if I could be friends with any TV character, she wins by a mile.

What do you think of fanfiction? Do you write it? Do you read it? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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You’re Beautiful

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Before you skip passed this post, because it’s ‘just another post trying to make you feel better about your life’, you need to know this. People forget it too much.

I know I’ve done a couple of posts like this before, but everyone needs a reminder every now and again.

Maybe someone has said something bad about you before, and you’ve never forgotten, even if it might have been years ago – trust me, I know how you feel. They’re wrong. They have no rights to make you feel any less than perfect. Nobody does.

Something I wonder a lot is if one day, I’ll make someone feel like the songs that I listen to. Someday, someone will grin when they see your name pop up in their notifications. They’ll look to their feet when you’re around because they’re nervous. They’ll love that cute, quirky laugh of yours, and strange sense of humour.  They’ll get butterflies when you walk through the door. You might be the person they think about when they can’t sleep.

They’ll love you.

For being you.

Everyone has things they aren’t happy with about themselves. Me? I’m a ridiculous daydreamer. May or may not have just lead to me stepping in dog doo about half an hour ago… You might not be good in social stuff (neither am I, let’s be friends). But you must have something you are happy about with yourself?

As much as it can become a pain, I’m incredibly optimistic…. While it does mean that I can never give up hope on marrying my celebrity crushes (or normal ones for that matter), it does make me an all-round happier person. Plus it actually helps with stuff I want to be good at.

You might furrow your eyebrows at what I’m about to say, but… smile. Just smile. Right now, wherever you are, looking at whatever screen this is – smile. You smiling? You are! Nobody in the world has that smile except you. Only you. And that’s one of the things that makes you so uniquely beautiful. Remember the feeling that smiling gives you. It feels good, right? Even if perhaps you don’t feel so good anyway. It makes you forget for a minute.

So basically, you’re beautiful. I hope you believe that. I know I don’t always, but I hope you can. I hope you can one day write your initials in the sand with your soulmate and look at your phone to see texts from someone who was thinking about you at night.

Also, I love you 🙂 ❤

Thank you SO much for reading, and not skipping on if you got to this point. Make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments!

BYE BEAUTIFUL ❤

Just Average Teen Me

P.S. I hope you marry your celebrity crush because wouldn’t that be awesome? Unless we have the same crush… That wouldn’t be awesome 😉

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Life Hacks?

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. I know that I’ve started way too many posts like this in the past, but I’m sorry for not blogging yesterday. I would give you a good excuse, but the truth is that I forgot. My thoughts were occupied elsewhere and blogging didn’t cross my mind until I looked up at the time, realised I still had to make sure I was ready for school and then have a shower… 😦

Sorry…

Anyways, onto the actual post for today. I thought it would be fun to share some little ‘life hacks’ with you. Although when I actually thought about it, what do I even do that’s a life hack? And really I have no clue, so this post might as well be called ‘Stuff you probably already know and do but I’ll tell you again’. YYAAAAAAAAAAAAY. Here we go then!

Brush your eyebrows with a beauty sponge

I know this sounds totally crazy and random, but it seems to work. If you don’t own a brow brush, like myself, but your hair above those beautiful eyes of yours is an absolute mess then I suggest dragging out your beauty sponge (if you own one). Coming from someone who has quite dark, and fairly bold eyebrows, it works. Just don’t use the side that you use for actual makeup? I’m not sure why it works, but I just kind of slide it along in the direction I want the hairs to go in and there we go. 😀

Just buy jeans that are too long

Obviously, don’t go ridiculous and have them trailing down to the floor or anything, but if you’re buying skinny jeans, don’t let the length put you off. I like to have mine quite loose/gathered at the bottom. Having them longer means you can get away with turning them into boyfriend jeans too! Just roll the cuffs up! 😀

Keep your earrings together

This one was really difficult to summarise so I just ended up using that. Anyways, I like to keep my earrings together so I don’t have to search for the match of the one I have out (I have quite a lot of pairs). To do this, I just take the back off one of them, poke the pin into the little circle thing (kind of like a butterfly) on the back of the other earring and put the back onto that one…. That made no sense…. I hope you can somehow try it, because it’s super useful!

Use a shoebox for school books

If you have a bunch of school books lay around making a mess of your room, I highly suggest digging out a shoebox from somewhere and using it to store your books. Just don’t pack it with stuff that really doesn’t need to be in there… If you want, you can stick things on the outside of it, or use your amazing creative talents to decorate it by hand! It definitely helps to clear up books that are just thrown all over your bedroom! 😀

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To make symbols like that using the keyboard, you can hold Alt and a number from the number pad!

Just get Spotify

It saves money, it’s awesome, and that’s about it. ❤

That was 6 of the life hacks I came up with… There are probably more, but it’s getting late and this post isn’t up so I should really hurry up… Also I’m craving biscuits… 😀

Thanks for reading! Leave any comments or suggestions in the comments! Make sure to let me know of any life hacks that you know of!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

 

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My OTPs!

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Before I get into the post, yep, I’m writing from my phone because literally the whole house is upstairs -.- Anonymous blogging is a lot harder than I thought it would be when I started 🙂

Today I wanted to chat about something that we all do, which is shipping people. As quite the professional fangirl, shipping is a HUGE part of my life which is probably a bad thing… 

I thought it would be fun to discuss some of our favourite ships, or OTPs as you may call them. It’s no surprise that the first ones that come to mind for me are all fictional… 😀

Fabrevans

A lot of you will be staring at that word without a clue what it means, but for that one person who knows ( I know you’re out there somewhere), Hello, and I think we should be friends. 🙂 OKAY so now is a good time to tell you what this is… Fabrevans is Quinn Fabray and Sam Evans from Glee. There isn’t an actual word to describe how much I love these two together. I would say that they’re my all-time OTP because I ship them more than anyone I’ve ever shipped before.

fabrevans.jpg

I could talk forever about every moment in their relationship but I won’t do that. Ill just let you all know that yes I die inside every time he grabs her hand in Baby ❤ And that the chills in The Time of My Life are insane and that maybe I might end up crying of excitement….

Also I did actually once read Fabrevans fanfic… It wasn’t smutty or  anything, just very intense on my emotions and definjtely didn’t leave me in tears over the fact that they’re just so meant to be and didn’t even end up together at the end 😦

Quinn is amazing and deserved someone who made her as happy as Sam did. ❤

Here’s a quote for y’all (no clue whybi just became southern American):

“I promise to make you feel proud when you walk down the hall and say ‘that dude’s my boyfriend'” -Sam

“A gentleman always pays on the first date” -Quinn

I think you get the drift XD

Rumbelle

These are my second OTP as of right now. They’re extremely close to Fabrevans but not quite. It’s basically Belle and Rumplestiltskin (he’s the beast) My emotions towards Rumbelle are very deep, and connected..

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In the episode where they meet, I’ll sob UNCONTROLLABLY and flail my arms like a fish… 😀

I think part of it is that Robert Carlyle is such an amazing actor and shows the emotions that his (quite complex) character has to go through and just makes me cry. Emilie de Ravin is an brilliant actor too, and adds the sweetness that  Rumbelle needs.

Here’s a quote:

“You find goodness in others, and when it’s not there, you create it. You make me want to go back… back to the best version of me.” -Rumplestiltskin

“I learned a long time ago, that when you find something worth fighting for, you never give up.” -Belle

Those are my OTPs, I don’t really have any real life ones, other than probably Felix and Marzia because they’re adorable and I love them but yeah. 😀

Who are your OTPs?

Thank you SO much for reading! Leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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44 Happy Things!

Hi,

I’m Jut Average Teen Me. Today I thought it would be fun to do another one of my ’44 __ things’ posts. If you’re fairly new to my blog, then you might not know about this feature, I guess you could call it, you might want to check out a few of my previous posts (44 Teenage Girl Things, Childhood Things and Primary School Things). It’s nothing scheduled, just when I feel like it.

This post will be about things that make me happy, or crack a smile on my face. Hopefully, you’ll find it relatable!

  1. Finding out that you’re not the only one
  2. Being the only person in your crush’s eyeline ❤
  3. Organised coloured pencils
  4. Shade-order makeup stands
  5. Finishing a collection
  6. Listening to your old favourite songs and still knowing the lyrics
  7. Hayley Williams’ perfect eyeliner
  8. Free music on Spotify 😀
  9. Catching the clock on 11:11
  10. That one song that never fails to cheer you up
  11. Long, thoughtful cards
  12. Deep talks with your best friend
  13. Putting in both headphones and really listening to the music
  14. Puppies ❤
  15. Kittens ❤
  16. Basically just little animals ❤
  17. Finishing something you’ve been working on for a while
  18. Having zero homework or revision to do
  19. Waking up and realising it’s the weekend 😀
  20. Thinking of what you’re celebrity crush is doing right now
  21. Little picnics in the summer
  22. Overhearing people nerding out and being totally themselves
  23. The most cringey dad-jokes
  24. Rewatching every milestone in your OTPs journey together
  25. Personalised gifts
  26. Coming home to little surprises
  27. The smell of cake baking ❤
  28. And the smell of scented candles
  29. Seeing the smile you put on another person’s face 🙂
  30. Compliments!
  31. The clicky sound that some computers make when you click files ❤
  32. Peeling off a face mask
  33. Celebrity signatures
  34. Unexpected friendly texts
  35. Bubble wrap popping!
  36. Chocolate in general
  37. Fairy lights in the dark
  38. Oversized hoodies
  39. Getting in your bed after being away ❤
  40. Inside jokes
  41. Remembering something from ages ago
  42. Kind strangers
  43. Empty buses
  44. Vouchers!

There! I wasn’t sure if I would actually make it to 44, but I did! *cheers*

What makes you happy? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you SO much for reading! Leave any comments or suggestions in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me