So I took a hiatus…

I can’t believe that my last post was in January!

Time really does fly when you’re on a journey of self love and discovery.

So there’s a lot to discuss. Let’s start with my health and weight journey.

Since January I have actually lost 2 stone and I’m actually so proud of myself and how far I’ve come. I love working out I find it’s good for me physically ovbs and mentally – really sets me in a good mood, allowing me to focus on staying on a positive vibration. Healthy eating I can do but I do find it a chore some times ( I know it’s bad but I’m a self confessed lover of McDonald’s haha) but none the less I do bare in mind that every thing is about balance 💪🏽

This year I really wanted to focus on loving myself and speaking up for me because at the end of the day no one will have your back like you do. It’s always okay to voice how you feel or an opinion to people in your life. This issue is with the delivery. I have learnt over time that depending on the delivery your message can sometimes get lost.

If I feel angry or frustrated I normally take a step back and evaluate what I feel and how I can portray this in an effective way allowing resolution.

So far so good and I intend to keep learning how to voice how I feel in a productive way – but remember that you should always bare in mind when you should be assertive because the world is a cold place at times. Don’t let people take your kindness as a weakness 💕

I’m 25. A quarter of a century. I’m still young but why do I feel so old?!

I’m at that age where people around me are with their long term partners, getting married and having kids.

Me. I’m just here trying to make it through life. Even though I know eventually I will meet some one who will be the right person for me, it can be frustrating that every one else is on this path that you are no where near.

You really shouldn’t compare your journey to others but it is hard!! Especially when you are faced with couples on social media doing things you would like to eventually do.

I know what I would like in some one and I’m just not willing to settle for less just to ensure I get on this path every one seems to be going down..

However I am really just trying to focus on myself and my growth. I have many fun things planned this summer, so who knows what the future may hold.

2018 Baby

Happy New Year!

Wow I’m so excited for this year and the fresh start a new year brings. This year I turn 25 and honestly I feel more in tune with myself then I ever have and it feels great.

I know what I want in life and what I want to achieve. The hardships of 2017 have really shaped me into the person I am today and even though at the time I hated life I’m so grateful for all the trials and tribulations I have been through. Literally what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

This year is really about practicing self love and making decisions for you rather than others. I’m going to try and do something nice for myself at least once a month, nothing extravagant just something I enjoy. Treat Yo Self 💁🏽‍♀️

So I’m really back on my aim to lose weight and I’ve never felt more motivated and dedicated to it. This is the year I really sustain a healthy diet and work out regime, I will blog more about tips and tricks I learn and also my progress!

I feel incredibly lucky to be where I am today, I have a great support system with my family and friends! Especially my friend Nina she is literally the definition of best friend, honestly she’s a star!

Also I have the best job I couldn’t of wished for a better practice to work at!

My goals this year are to learn how to drive, save money so I can get my own place, blog more and just always working on myself to become the best version of me.

A Wonderful Time of Year🎄

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you are all enjoying the festivities with family and friends.

It’s such a lovely time of year to celebrate what is really important in life and the love people share between each other.

Hopefully most people know that this time of year is about celebrating your beliefs and/or the love for loved ones but like any holiday there is an essence of materialism.

Apart from proud parents sharing the moments of joy from their children opening gifts from Santa, I think it is highly distasteful for adults to sit there opening gift after gift.

Of course it’s lovely to receive nice gifts for Christmas but continually showing off what you got is wrong imo.

What kind of message are we sending to the already confused and some what lost younger generation who already deem material goods at such high regard. We must remember that what really matters is family and friends and not showing off for Instagram or snapchat which forever creates a false sense of reality!

I’m not saying it’s wrong to give or receive presents at this time because even myself received lovely gifts but I just don’t agree with the constant showing off when it comes to material goods.

As well as it being a time to celebrate love it is a time to be thankful. Be thankful for the family and friends you have around you to celebrate these moments. Be thankful for the abundance of food we get to endeavour at Christmas. Be thankful for being healthy and alive as this time of year can be very hard for people who aren’t as lucky to have the blessings we do.

Many people spend it alone and Christmas can make people feel worse about things they are going through right now. It’s a time to be kind and understanding as we would hope for the same if we were alone.

I hope everyone enjoys this festive time 🎄✨

Reflection 

So I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been going through some challenges and needed to take a break from my blog for a minute. But I’m back now! 

This post is called reflection because these last weeks I have been reflecting and trying to adapt to changes that have happened in my life. So many things have changed and it took me a while to realise lol. 

My friend actually said to me last night that I’ve changed abit, I’ve become more reserved she said and it’s true that’s how I’ve become with a lot of things now. 

People leave your life & friendships can change so it’s really important to make sure that you are able to be there for yourself & have your own back because at the end of the day you’re born alone and will eventually die alone. ( I know it sounds morbid and slightly depressive but it’s the honest truth) 

I’m not saying don’t confide in people but make sure you’re good on your own as well because you never know what will happen. I’m still working on this and if this means I’m becoming more reserved, I guess that’s who I’m growing into. 

I’m definitely happier than I was a few weeks ago but as always there’s room for progress. 

Work is going really well, I really enjoy my new job – it’s literally the dream practice I’ve always hoped for. 

I’m getting into the spirit of Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year. I love seeing all the Christmas lights on Oxford Street and Marylebone High Street, it’s all so pretty! 


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Trying to be Fab4 to the Core

So it’s been a whole week since my last blog and I thought I would just check in and let every one know what I’ve been up to! 

I started a new job 2 weeks ago and it’s been an adjustment, there’s a lot to learn (which is good) and very challenging!

Im also now I’m taking extra time to focus on myself spiritually, mentally and of course physically. 

I’ve become an avid reader of nutrition blogs and I discovered a little gem called ‘mindbodygreen’ which is very informative and helpful when it comes to food, nutrition and a host of other topics. 

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/

Mindbodygreen led me to an amazing podcast from American nutriotist Kelly Leveque who talks about stabilising blood sugars and why you should focus on diets but changing your eating habits for a healthier you. I recently bought her book Body Love and so far I’m impressed. 

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/kelly-leveque-on-sugar-the-ketogenic-diet-weighing-what-you-want

The book isn’t shoving do’s and don’t’s down your throats rather explaining what types of food does to your body and why it’s better to be informed about what you are eating and why. 

I personally like her style of getting her message across and I’m willing to try her way out. She has a thing called the ‘Fab4’ which is fibre, protein, fat & greens. Kelly believes these 4 should make up all your meals so sustain satiety and a level blood sugar, in turn keeping you healthy and able to lose weight if you wanted to. 

I definitely am up for changing my nutritional habits in the way Kelly suggests so I can be the healthiest version of myself. 

Gym wise I’ve actually wanted to go every day this week but because of work I haven’t been able to. This morning I ran which was nice because I enjoy running but going to the gym I will definitely work on but I’m not going to beat myself up for not going. 

I’ve also lost 6kg!!! Which is good and I hope to keep losing weight. 

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My first fab4 smoothie! Spinach, frozen strawberries, 1tbsp of Almond butter, Almond milk, 20g of vanilla protein powder & 2tbsp of flax seeds

& Cleanse…

So it’s the end of my cleanse and I survived! 

Not only have I survived but I’ve also lost 3kg which I’m so happy about as it really has, encourgaged me to continue with my weight loss journey. I can’t say I’ve really missed having meat which is odd because I thought I would be craving chicken all the time but what I really missed was eating cheese. 

I’ve aslways loved cheese but now I know the love is true. I really recommend the ‘Juliette 7 Day Detox’ to any one wanting to switch up their diet for a more healthier one. 

Here’s the link for the detox, go on give it a go!

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/detox/plan.htm

I’ve found a new love for fruit and vegetables, I’m also on a mission to keep my changed eating habits and discover more beneficial ones as well. 

Exercise is still a work in progress but I have much more motivation for it then I did a few days ago! I have planned to increase my walking on a daily basis and teach myself how to run long distance (I will keep you updated with that). 

There is never a right time to change your diet and become more active so you just have to bite the bullet and do it! 


https://authenticliferealchat.com/2017/09/29/to-cleanse-or-not-to-cleanse/