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

Sunday Feels 

9:49 Sunday morn’ and I’m still sleepy (I’ve been awake since 6:30 not by choice). I feel like the last few days have been mentally productive which is basically where I mentally plan and think about what I want to achieve in the near future with my blog and other possible creative outlets (podcast pending?) 

Changing my eating habits has led me to try and have more clarity in life when it comes to relationships and life in general. I have recently been trying to focus on meaningful things in life which I guess could be hard especially for the younger generation when the media only focuses on the superficial, fake lives of instagram ‘celebs’ and fake news (fake news = news stories which have been modified by people who like to control the thoughts and feelings of the public, not presenting the real facts or both sides of a story. So basically propaganda).

This week I would like to focus on maintaining positive vibrations which is just me creating positive mental images in my mind and having a clear positive thought process. This is important because your feelings map out how events happen in your life. Vibrations are released by you into the universe and the universe responds by giving you what you feel and think whether that is positive or negative. I read ‘Raise Your Vibration’ by Kyle Gray and it really helps keep me focused on the positive. 

No matter what you believe I think that a spiritual connection is really important to keep a level head, have peace and be greatful for what life gives you. It’s not something you can master in 1 day or even 1 year but it’s a journey that always has you learning and changing for the better. 

Here are some links that keep me positive and level headed even when life gets tough; 

Tony Robbins – How to live in a beautiful state and feel joy  / https://youtu.be/Q93i3GIaqCY  (check out other Tony Robbins videos for more motivation) 

The Secret / https://youtu.be/Bb4SB2rCbGs