As I sit here about to type this post, I’m struggling to know where to begin. There has been little that hasn’t happned since my last proper blog post.
So I thought I would have a brief check-in and catch up with you all. Whats been happening my end I hear you ask? Well:
- I managed to run a half marathon. Those of you who have followed me since day one will know that this is a big achievment for me as somebody who does not like running.
- I finished my degree and moved back home. Uni degree passed and I have been working as a qualified professional for nearly three years now.
- Split up with girlfriend. Unfortunately some things are not meant to last.
- Went to Peru and walked the Inca Trail. Absolute holiday of a lifetime. I will make a post about this later.
- Met someone else. Yes I do believe in love after love.
- Broke ankle. Long story short… Ireland+alcohol+bingo+disco= broken ankle.
- No running for over a year. The broken ankle along with mega chest infections have hindered me from my running and to be honest I have been making every excuse since then to carry on not running.
- Moved up north and in with gf. Change of scenery and job. Loving the house, my partner and our little kitten.
- Become a carbosaurus. My gf eats pretty much everything carby and not much else and I have taken to the habbit as it eases making meals etc.
All this said, I am officially back at square 1. In fact, I am most likely heavier and misfigured than I was when I started the blog. I will post a picture of my current state in a later post (not looking forward to that). Hopefully this will spur me on, along with writing these blog posts again. I know that something has to change, again. Knowing the amount of effort needed last time, I am not looking forward to this.
Anyone else starting out on their weight loss/healthier living…good luck! Leave a comment with your blog and I’ll make sure to follow for inspo.
Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. It’s the one I most struggle with. I’m one of those people who would prefer an extra 15 minutes in bed than get up and make a good breakfast and sit and eat it. So previously I’ve just grabbed something out of the cupboard and eaten it at work.
Now, however, I have found something thats quick to make (either at home or at work) and doesn’t require me to sit down and eat it like a Full English.
Here’s how to make it…
Tablespoon of Hemp seeds.Add half a cup of chocolate soya milk. Top it up with hazelnut milk and give it a stir. Cover with a layer of flax seeds. ‘Decorate’ with strawberries.
Voila! A seedy, chocolatey, nutty and fruity breakfast. It is much more filling than you may believe. Try it and see what you think!
So yesterday I surpassed the 500 likes mark.
Thank you readers! I hope you enjoy all future content no matter how staggered, grammatically incorrect and poorly spelt it may be.
A colleague told me today to take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water a day in the morning. She told me to eat as you would and dont do any more exercise than you would and you notice the difference in 2 odd months.
Well lady..you’re on. Lets see if this isn’t just any old wives story and find out if it does help along the way.
Anyone else tried this before? Notice any difference? Let me know!
I don’t know about you but it’s nearly June and I am -100000 steps where I wanted to be at this point in the year. Forget summer body ready, hell I am winter body ready…again. So, here I am again writing yet another blog post on ‘it’s been a while but I am back’. Only this time, I have no excuses not to be officially back.
I recieved an email this morning from WordPress saying that today is my 4 year anniversary with them. Looking back, I have achieved a lot and so little at the same time. The first year blogging on here I lost around 4 stone. A year later, I started university and managed to put on half of what I lost over those three years. You could literally use my chins as a hiding place in hide and seek. Today not only marks 4 years on here but also my first day of freedom from univeristy. IT IS OVER! I start my new job in a month and have June to do whatever I want – cheaply. This means that I have the next month to get my body and my brain back into gear and overcome the barrier of starting again.
Not only has my weight increased drastically but I have found that my mental health is starting to become effected aswell. My anxiety levels are through the roof. I don’t want to see family members or friends that I haven’t seen in a while as I know they’ll comment on my weight gain. I feel hatred towards myself for allowing it to happen. All very unhealthy stuff and I do not want it to spiral any further. I have a lot of social events coming up in June and over the summer, all of which I am excited for but also dreading so I really need to stop whining and feeling sorry for myself and actually do something about it.
Today, I took my verys first step – I went for a run. It was only two miles but it was a run. I haven’t been for one in a couple of weeks what with placement and exams (usual excuses). It felt like absolute hell I am not going to lie. 2 miles? More like sodding 10. My shins felt like snapping, my ankles felt like they were going to pop, my back felt like it was going to break, everytime I swallowed my saliva it felt like I was suffocating, my head felt like it was a tonne. I got home and needed a good amount of time sprawled across the garden floor trying my best to gain my breathe back and not to vom. Recovered, I felt a sense of hope. I did in no ways feel good, just glad that the very very first step was now over. I have booked another half marathon in October which I hope will push me to continue with my running along with maintaining some what of a healthy diet as I do not want to injure my knees like last year.
I’m not going to promise to do x amount of runs a week or two stick to a certain diet or even to write a blog post daily/weekly. All I am going to do is to try to stick with it.
So, here are to new beginnings no matter how many you may have. Be proud to keep having to start over – at least we haven’t completely given up just yet.
Here are 5 tips for trying to curb that horrible sick feeling when you’re trying to cut down your food intake.
- EAT! If you’re that hungry that you feel sick- eat. However, don’t stuff your face with whatever you find in the fridge or cupboard, instead make the sensible choice of fruit, nuts, veg or meat. Or if your next meal isn’t for a while, have a small meal now and then again later.
- Drink water. A big glass of cold water will fill you up no end and keep you going until your next meal.
- Brush your teeth and tongue. The minty taste will satisfy your body for a while.
- Chew sugar free gum if you are out and can’t brush your teeth. I do this all the time and has helped me stop snacking throughout the day when at work or uni.
- Keep yourself busy. If you feeling nauseous because you’re hungry and can’t do my if the above or want to… start a task and don’t stop until you’re finished. Keeping occupied will take your mind off of feeling hungry.
Does anyone else have any other tips they use to curb the sicky hunger feeling? Post in the comments!
The other day, a team member in a Facebook group that I am in posted a video of 2 ingredient pancakes. They looked amazing and so I thought I’d try them out.
- Cut up the banana and mush it up.
- Add the 2 eggs and whisk.
- Heat up a pan and add the mixture.
- Flip pancake over as you would normally.
- Once golden brown and not slightly burnt like mine – serve. Add almond butter or peanut butter (I tried it with crunch peanut butter).
Voila. Easy pancakes. Unfortunately, I did not like them. Maybe that was just me or maybe I messed up the easiest recipe in the world (please excuse my poor visual presentation). You, however, may like them!
Try it out and let me know what you guys think!