Welcome to Pin & Trim, a hive of inspiration & motivation for all things fitness, fashion & food related! I'm Sally Louise Paine - a fashion designer turned fitness addict living in Surrey, England. From feminine fashion designer to sweaty gym bunny - a bit of an unexpected u-turn, no? So why the change of heart? Since as long as I can remember, I have worked my hardest to succeed my dreams of becoming a womenswear designer, but the long nights, constant stress & the negative messages that come from such a career path started to take its toll on my health. Not only was I extremely tense, I was suffering from intense anxiety, chest pains & panic attacks. It was at that point that I decided to live happier, live healthier & work to live instead of living to work! I decided that my health was more important than my ambition, later to find that my health was my new ambition.
It wasn't till I started weight training seriously & researching nutrition, that I realised how fascinated I was by it & how I wanted to share my new findings with the world - this was the moment my blog & equally my career direction changed. Fitness had helped ME overcome most of my anxiety & so I wanted to do the same for others, via this blog & in life.
Pin & Trim is here to reflect that transition - my respect for fashion & it's creatives & my love of fitness. My mission is to inspire others to live a happier life too, even if it does mean a change of direction like me, to show people how enjoyable living healthy can be & to motivate people to make positive changes for themselves.
Fitness changed my life for the better & it can for you too!
It's never too late to make a positive change. In this blog I will be posting REAL insight into my fitness journey, share with you the brands I love & get your creativity flowing with insight into the fashion industry.
If you have any questions, want some advice or just want to send me a message, I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to my via my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you would like to collaborate together on a business venture, I would love to hear from you, so do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com
To all my readers, I only endorse products that I would use myself & that I fully believe in, so reviews you see on this blog are chosen with love, tried by myself & can be 100% trusted.
I have collaborated with a number of brands including Maxi Nutrition, Fuel 10K, Get Fit With Davina, Whitworths, Seven Seas, Holland & Barrett & Gymbox. I look forward to working with many more great brands in the future, meeting new, inspiring, like minded individuals & discovering the new products & innovations that the fitness industry has to offer in 2017!
Thank you so much for all your support & your following - it means the world to me!