I’ll Toast To That

My friend came over the other day armed with an Avacado, Rye Bread and Peanut Butter. I was confused as to what Rye Bread actually was and what on earth she was going to do with the items she bought. A bit like Ready Steady Cook.

She took a slice of the Rye Bread and toasted it. Afterwards, she spread a thick layer of Peanut Butter over it and topped it off with Avacado slices. It looked vile but she loved it and didn’t shy away from telling me how much healthier it was than the shit I had just eaten.

Today, in my curiosity, i decided to try this weird concoction for myself and so made it and took it in my pocket on a two hour walk to St James Park. Honestly, it was delicious! I would definitely recommend. And it fills you up!! (Main thing.) Next time i may put banana on too!

Happy experimenting guys!

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What’s New With Me, What’s New With You?

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Helloooooooo!!!

I hope you’re all well. What’s new?

I was just in the shower when I thought to myself, ”I really miss the world of WordPress”. (Well I sang it to myself in all honesty.) So here I am. Writing my first post, in what seems like forever!! (Apologies, I know my last post was, also, a bit apologetic about my lack of interaction but please bear with.)

I thought I would give you all a quick update on my, seemingly, hectic life first of all.

I have just moved down to London to start my degree which has been such a stress for me. In reality, I am quite grumpy and don’t like when I have to make new friends so this was a major worry for me. However, I have put my unsociableness (is that a word?) aside and made 5 friends so far. So primary school -esque I know but that’s what it feels like. Then there’s the whole writing thing. I haven’t written anything bar my name and these posts (which aren’t exactly degree standard English) in around 5 years. According to a quiz I had to take in my induction regarding my time keeping and mentality, these next three years are going to be extremely stressful for me and I am most likely to fail. It also stated that I should get a lot of help. Psychologically or not, I just don’t know. So yeah, I am so enthusiastic about the next three years of my life.

Then there is the London look, sorry, thing, which I am dedicating a whole post to. It will most likely be filled with ranting bullshit, much like this one just to give you a quick heads up.

On top of all of this, I have had my hair cut, which at first I liked, but now I’ve washed it and figured out that I cant style it like the hairdresser lady… I bloody hate it and look like a boy.

With all of this going on, I have convinced myself that I haven’t had time to do much exercise. Now I have settled down a bit, I realise this is a fat persons excuse. I have had so many hours of just daydreaming, watching Netflix and or eating. This is not a routine I want to get myself back into. Especially as I have put a bit of weight on. My subconscious is also telling me to get my fat ass together as I had a horrible dream about being about 40 stone last night. It was terrifyingly realistic.

I am, therefore, going to sort my life out a bit and schedule exercise into my days. (A tip the quiz thing gave me. Should I reference that or something?)  My Fitness Pal is back in the game and salad is my new best friend.

I am going to go more into my exercise plans in my next post so wont give too much away right now so keep your eyes peeled.. Not that it’s going to be thrilling or anything.

Until that time folks, have a good’en!

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Boredom Makes You Fat!

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They say a healthy lifestyle is made up of 30exercise and 70% what you do in the kitchen. So I thought I’d write a few tips I am currently using to stay clear of deliciously evil foods.

Since slimming I have noticed that people just want to fatten me back up again. I go round my families, they offer me a slice of cake. When I say no, they say oh go on it won’t hurt you. When I’m at work and people bring in sweets and chocolates they say oh go on have a few you deserve a treat. It drives me insane! If I actually gave in each time I have been told to ‘treat myself for all the hard work I’ve done’ I’d be back to fat square one!

If I see and want something that looks incredibly delicious but extremely naughty I do a little maths. I take how many calories it must be. Eg. 500 and then subtract how many hours of exercise and pain it would take to work it off. 99% of the time, it’s just not worth it! A moment on the lips is a bloody good session on your hips, legs, tummy, back and arms!

In the supermarkets, the healthier options are a bit pricey compared to the £1 2minute microwave deals. However, when you eat one, are you actually full? I found I never am. They taste horrendous. All the goodness that may have been in them is sucked out by the microwave.
You can easily afford a week of healthy, fresh meals if you plan exactly what you’re having beforehand. Organise them so you can use ingredients over and over again. Make a larger amount and save the other portions for lunch or dinner the next day. It really works. I feel much better for it. If you’re stick on meal ideas, you can find so many recipes on the Internet or in books/magazines. Apparently Slimming World have some great ones.

Keep busy. Boredom makes you fat! I try and keep my mind preoccupied at all times nowadays. If I get bored and start thinking of food I try and do menial tasks that I needed to do, or do a workout or go for a run or call somebody or anything really. Just don’t fill your face cause you haven’t got anything better to do.

When you’re feeling hungry, have a drink rather than reach into the fridge. Most of the time we confuse hunger with thirst. After a while if you still feel hungry, get some fruit. I used to moan when my mam used to make me eat fruit as a snack. I thought it was boring. It really isn’t! Jazz it up a bit! Make a smoothie. Add peanut butter. Add yoghurt. Try different exotic fruit you’ve never had before. Combine fruit. It only tastes bland if you make it bland.

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The main and most obvious tool you need to stop eating excessively and unhealthily is will power. It all boils down to it. Every body has it, you just need to train your mind. I have by putting myself off the good I want when I see it by methods earlier in this post. By disciplining my brain, my running and workouts are improving much more too. When I want to stop, my brain won’t let me. It pushes me to new levels. Exactly what I need to help drive me to success.

I hope some of these help. If any of you have any tips, please do share them!

Much love!

Little Update

Hey guys, thought I’d just update you on my progress. I’ve nearly lost 3 stone now. (-minus the wine I’ve just drank.) Things have slowed down majorly. I could eat the healthiest stuff ever and exercise every day for 5 hours and I’d still not lose more than a pound. But I don’t mind, gives me more of a goal each week.

I completed my third Park Run today. 5k non stop this time. I did it in 33:31. I know it may not be as fast as most of you but I was very proud of myself for not stopping once to take a breather.

How are all of you getting along? Great I hope?! When I see your posts on here or Twitter, I feel so proud and inspired. Keep up the awesome work!!!

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Snack Time

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Just thought I’d share a very quick, healthy and tasty snack idea with you guys. Again, it consists of fruit and Peanut Butter and, again, I saw it on Twitter. It’s simply apple with Peanut Butter on.

I thought the idea was mad when I first saw it but, having just tried it, it’s not bad at all. And I don’t even like Peanut Butter! It’s definitely for those who want an energy boost which is what I really need for the rest of my shift. It is also rather filling!

Enjoy & have a great rest of your day whatever you are doing.