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Mrs Motivator

Source It is completely normal to be unmotivated. After finishing my exams (yesterday – yey!) I’ve been finding it hard to get motivated back into exercising. I took a little break whilst revising as I was shattered all the time (if you were wondering!). I figured a few of you might be in the same…

Let’s Talk Flax Seed

Source I’ve been reading a lot on supplements recently. It is one part of my diet that I don’t pay very much attention to – not because I don’t think it is important, but because there are just so many different supplements. All of them are supposed to have huge benefits but I just don’t…

“I can’t wear that”

                 Skinny jeans. Body con dresses and skirts. Shorts. Jeans. Cropped tops. Bikinis.  We all have those clothing items that we steer away from. We might not even realise that we are doing it, it might just be a subconscious voice inside our head that prevents us from even considering…

The World of the Pool

Source: Weheartit You probably know that my chosen exercise is swimming, I talked about it here. It usually is a pleasant experience, but recently I’ve come to find myself annoyed at little niggles. I’m going to tell you about a few people that to put it bluntly… really get on my tits! The one that likes competition….

‘Real’ Women

Source The other day I was reading the morning news articles on my phone apps, like I do every morning, when I came across this article: Surge in sales of ‘Adele’ sized mannequins. I was furious. Just to give you a little quote: ‘One of the UK’s largest shop mannequin companies has reported a surge in orders for clothes dummies…

The Crave Monster

Source I am a crave monster. I’ve noticed a pattern in the way I snack that has lead me to assume said problem is a habit. Losing this habit takes some getting used to, but I’m slowly making progress (someone said habits take five weeks to get out of so we’ll see). The evil cravings usually come…

De-Stress

Source: http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2011/10/stressed-is-desserts-spelled-backwards.html Whilst looking for potential reasons for my plateau when I came across numerous websites stating why I wasn’t losing any more weight. I kind of take these sites with a pinch of salt as they always seem to be ‘scientific’ based rather than experience based… I always wonder to what extend the information they give you is actually scientifically proven….

Putting it into perspective

The recommended daily intake of calories for a woman is 2,000. For the amount of weight I want to lose, MyFitnessPal has given me a guideline of 1,200 calories per day. I usually find it quite easy to stick to this, but you can also ‘earn’ calories. You ‘earn’ calories by exercising. The problem with…

The Sugar Problem

As you know, I use this area to tell you about my fitness and health. I’m not an expert and of course there is a lot of things that I could improve on. This week I put forward a dilemma. Source I have such a sweet tooth. Even when I think I’m being good and not…

Snacking

Snacks. Beautiful snacks. It is so hard to resist them isn’t it? The worse thing for me is chocolate… or cake. mmmm cake. Where was I?! oh yes SNACKS ARE BAD. Well, actually they aren’t bad. Coupled with three balanced meals you can actually have two snacks a day without the guilt factor. Obviously the best…

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