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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Wellbeing, Motivation and Body Confidence.

Hey guys! 
It's been a beautiful week here in London, so beautiful in fact that I have been encouraged to start working out...Yes the sun has truly done this to me! I really wanted to share my journey so far with you today because over the passed year I've been so lazy, I mean since graduating I've barely kept up with a workout routine or any healthy eating plans. Determined to live a happier/healthier life, I'll be taking my well-being more seriously making a few changes which are listed below. 

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh


Let’s discuss motivation. After a long week of feeling like crap back in March and I mean serious fatigue (literally walking up a flight of stairs unable to catch my breath for a while), I decided enough was enough and I needed to change some things. First of all, my diet. I'm sure you know by now that I'm a lover of food but can sometimes consume too much of the wrong things. I remember one week having oven foods (which I rarely consume) over and over again, then looking in the mirror and feeling absolutely disgusting. Why? I had been putting on weight, my skin was breaking out, nails super fragile, and as for my belly.. well I have now developed a triple roll when I sit down and God knows how much they get me down. Anyway, I decided to switch up my diet, drinking more water.. not skipping breakfasts any more and of course exercising. 


Food
As mentioned above, I've completely stopped skipping breakfast. If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that 70% of my tweets are about food so you can just imagine how ratty I am without breakfast. My typical breakfast when I have time would be a spinach omelette with a super berry smoothie or some banana pancakes, on a busy day I may have a naughty chocolate croissant or some sort of chocolate cereal *covers face* - I always say something is better than nothing. 



In terms of eating better, I'm gradually starting to satisfy my cravings with healthier alternatives. For example, this weekend my boyfriend and I have been making home made pizzas using tortilla wraps as the base. I usually crave pizza like every other day so for someone like me, this is perfect and super cheap! (I'll do a separate post on this sometime soon). As well as being BIG on pizza, I absolutely adore sweets and anything sweet really. Happy with the clearer appearance of my skin, I've ditched the gummies for fruit chews. YEP it's true. I love the Yu Fruit Chews and Bear YoYo's, honestly great for being naughty without actually being naughty as these are made out of pure fruit/juices and are one of your 5 a day! 



Exercise 
I guess you want to know what I've been doing right? Blogilates has been my inspiration. I love her youtube channel as she doesn't just focus on just working out but she always has some tasty recipes & cheats too. What's also great about her website is that she launches monthly workout calenders and sends them to her subscribers, there's also an app for focused workouts to pair with your calender. 

On a really busy day I use my 30 day challenge apps, these workouts are not so challenging but definitely have you working up a sweat and get harder as the days progress. 

Recommended: Try using the apps by Teer Studios or Jozic productions available via the play/app store.


Here's me trying to give you sexy whilst pretending to eat a apple decoration (haha). This is the state of my body right now, so not so toned any more and a little meaty on the leg area, however I am a work in progress and confident in my own body. 


I hope this post gives someone out there who lacks motivation a little oomph and for those who are not happy with their current lifestyle: Make small changes like; walking more, eating more fruit and of course keep hydrated.. in just a few days you'll see a big difference. 

Well until next time...



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