We kept putting off starting a YouTube channel for months and months and we really wished we hadn’t. We always look back and laugh at our first vlog we were so formal sitting at Rach’s breakfast bar introducing ourselves, pulling funny facial expressions and using our hands WAY too much. We wouldn’t change it for the world though and we would never make this video private even if we cringe at it every time.
December is the perfect month to start YouTube especially if you want to vlog there is always so much going on around this time and everyone loves watching vlogmas. It will definitely make your first couple of video’s/vlogs fun and festive. We are excited to vlog during vlogmas, unfortunately we won’t be able to do it every day but we will be vlogging as often as we can.
In October we sat and filmed our first sit down video, up until that point we were only doing vlogs. We decided it was about time we sat down and did a chatty video. We were scared it would be super awkward and we wouldn’t know what to say but it wasn’t and we had so much fun. The first two video we filmed was an ‘autumn haul’ and the second one was ‘helpful blogging tips’ that we decided to post on our blogs 2nd birthday.
We don’t have many subscribers at all but you know what that really doesn’t bother us we love filming and we love the fact we can now go back and watch our holidays or fun days out that we have had. Memories that would have otherwise been forgotten have now been captured and are online for us to watch back forever.
The more you vlog or film the more natural it becomes, you become yourself on camera instead of trying to be yourself. We found this quite challenging to begin with but the more we have vlogged the better we have become (we hope).
We love watching YouTube, in fact we watch it more than we watch TV these days. We especially love watching YouTube if we have any cardio to do at the gym or if we are snuggled up in bed! There are so many talented YouTubers out there who have managed to create an empire of a following due to the dedication and hard work they put into it.
We have recently started our own YouTube channel. We will be posting regular Vlogs, what I eat in a day and workout videos so we hope you enjoy watching them 🙂
Zanna Van Dijk- We love watching Zanna’s videos she mostly films Vlogs which are our favourite things to watch on YouTube. Zanna is so knowledgable and we really do trust her opinion, she doesn’t bullshit and always gives her honest opinion. Zanna uploads regularly and her videos are always great inspiration for us whether that is learning a new workout technique, finding out about a nut butter or finding new places to travel the world.
Lexi De Young- We love watching lexi’s videos, even if it does make us jealous that she lives in America and the sun always seems to be shining in San Diego. We especially love watching her what I eat in a day videos. When we next visit America we will defining up be taking a trip to Trader Joes because it sounds amazing!
Niomi Smart- Niomi was one of the first YouTubers we ever started watching on YouTube. She shares lifestyle videos on her YouTube channel and we are loving the fact Niomi is doing more vlogs. We love learning how to eat more plant based as it is something we are interested in (not that we are plant based). We have met Niomi in person and she was just as lovely offline.
Jade Joselyn- We loved watching Jade’s videos ‘jade to stage’ before she competed last year. It was interesting to learn about prep and how hard people work before competing. Since jade competed we have continued to watch her channel and it’s nice to see other bloggers who juggle a full time job as well as running all their social media channels.
Tally Rye- Tally is a London based YouTuber who seems so lovely and genuine. We love following her day in a life videos especially when she vlogs a ‘typical fitness blogger day’. We also loved watching Tallys Vidmas over Christmas because who wouldn’t want a daily dose of fitness inspo?
Let us know who you favourite fitness YouTubers are as we love finding new YouTubers! Oh and we must mention we also love The Body Coach YouTube channel but we mainly go on his for actual workout videos that we can train too.
We love watching vlogs we watch so many different YouTubers vlogging about all sorts of things. The more we watched the more we wanted to start our own channel. We wanted to be able to watch back on our adventures just like we watch everyone else’s. Imagine in five years time being able to watch back vlogs from a holiday or a day out.
The entire ‘Three Brits’ brand was originally going to be a YouTube channel, as well as other social media platforms but we always wanted to prioritise YouTube. That never really happened and instead Instagram, Twitter and the blog took priority. To be completely honest we were terrified of vlogging and didn’t have a clue what to say to the camera. We posted our first and only video in October 2015, we didn’t talk in the video and instead had music playing in the background as we filmed our day on a GoPro. We have since made the video private as we wanted to start fresh in March 2017.
So many people told us to start a YouTube channel but we just never thought people would actually want to watch our videos. We decided to set it as one of our New Years resolution (we know who ever sticks to them) but when Three Brits is concerned we always make a special effort to stick to our goals and aspirations because they challenge us and help us develop. So March came around and we had our friends wedding on the 11th March so we decided it would be the perfect day to film our first vlog. We edited the video the following weekend and it went live on Saturday 18th March 2017 there was no going back now!
We thought we would find our first vlog so awkward especially introducing ourselves but do you know what we didn’t find it awkward at all. Once you forget about people looking at you it’s fine, plus we do have each other which makes it slightly less scary.
We originally thought we would have loads of takes for our introduction but we were actually happy with our first take. We know it wasn’t perfect (we may have used our hands a lot and pulled some questionable facial expressions) but you know what that’s us and we are not perfect and nor do we want anyone to think we are.
We have a lot of work to do but we are really excited to improve our skills both filming and editing. We can’t wait to look back in the future at our first video and laugh like we do with our blog and Instagram photos. We are glad we waited to start YouTube and didn’t peruse it from the beginning, we have learnt so much about social media in the past year that we think it will really help us run our YouTube channel. It has already been so much fun and we hope you will follow us on our journey and enjoy watching our vlogs and videos.
Massive shoutout to our Twitter family who have been supportive as ever (we know we can always count on them). We couldn’t be more thankful for your continuous support and for encouraging us to start the channel in the first place.
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April has been such a busy month for us and we have absolutely loved it! We both went away for the Easter weekend with our families, Rach went to Northern Ireland and Annie went to Suffolk. Rachel also celebrated her Birthday in Paris but most importantly the day was spent at Disneyland Paris how amazing! Rach also started a new job which she is loving and Annie ran a half marathon at the beginning of the month.
The summer months always get so busy and we have some exciting plans for May which we cannot wait to share with you over the next month. You can keep up with our whereabouts over on Instagram, Youtube and Twitter.
Assisted Squat Rack- Recently we saw Tiffany Watson from MIC using the assisted squat rack in the gym to do a exercise we had never tried before. It inspired us to use the machine and as a result we ended up doing a full body workout on it! We have been loving it and boy could we feel the burn the next day. We will be posting the video on our Youtube channel soon!
Sugar free syrup in coffee shops– we have recently realised that Costa and Starbucks offer sugar free syrups! We don’t know how long they have been serving them but how did we not know about this before now? We are all for living a balanced lifestyle but we would much rather eat our calories than drink them and that is why we are opting for sugar free from now on.
London designer outlet- as you might have seen from our previous blog post or vlog we have been loving LDO! We spent the day there one Saturday and couldn’t wait to go back! We love to regularly update our active wear collection so the shops at LDO are perfect just for that!
Filming workout videos- we have had so much fun filming workout videos for our YouTube video recently! We meet up before work at the gym (6am are we mad?) to film videos especially for you guys! We have had a lot of fun mixing up our workouts and thinking of some fun and challenging exercises. So far we have posted; medicine ball workout, duo workout & full body workout.
The Good Guru- we have found a new favourite protein! We have sampled several of their proteins this month and they are so delicious. We especially love the individual packets as they are perfect to pack in your bag when going on holiday which as you know is something we love to do as often as possible. They also make vegan protein which is great for those that follow a vegan diet. We added the vanilla one to pancakes and also smoothie bowls. The Good Guru also make amazing porridge sachets with added protein and the berry one is a firm favourite that smells and tastes delicious.
Gato puddings- oh my gosh these puddings are DELICIOUS if you haven’t tried them already you need to! Rachel tasted them when she visited their stand at the Natural and Organic product show in London and she just had to introduce them to Annie. These puddings taste amazing served fresh from microwave and we loved all three flavours especially the chocolate and aubergine fondant & the orange and cardamon polenta sponge. They also have chocolate and coconut brownie too. Go check them out as they are perfect for dessert.
We cannot believe how quickly April has gone and that is is now so close to May! These months have been flying by and we guess its because we are working more and more on the blog and enjoying it more and more each day. We have mo specific plans for May apart from the fact that we have another bank holiday weekend which is always fab.
If you have any recommendations of places to go or things to do during May then let us know!
We were having one of those days were we really didn’t want to go to the gym. The sun was shining and we wanted to make the most of the summer sunshine (good job we did it started to thunder and lightning soon after our workout). We had never tried a Body Coach workout before so decided to give it a go.
The Body Coach has a Youtube channel where he uploads live videos once a week. The HIIT session we did was 20 minutes long and oh my gosh it is an absolute killer. When Joe Wicks says you are going to sweat he really does mean it.
In the session we completed there were 5 rounds of 4 exercises, you do 30 seconds of work then you rest for 30 seconds. The exercises in the workout were; High knees with straight punches, Press ups, Squat jumps (imagine you are shooting a basket ball) and finally a Burpee with four mountain climbers.
We will definitely be going back for more!
After the session we refueled our bodies with a PHD Chocolate Peanut flavour protein shake.
5 Benefits of HIIT
1. It only takes 20 minutes; you can complete a HIIT session in the morning before work or even in your lunch break.
2. You will burn more fat during the session and after the session is complete. You will burn more calories in the 24 hours after the HIIT session.
3. No equipment is necessary.
4. It’s free and you don’t need to spend money on a gym membership.
5. You will always be able to challenge yourself no matter how fit you are.