I know the last thing you want to hear before Christmas is to be healthy, sugar free and balanced with what you eat. Believe me, I have been and will certainly be tipping the scales of my balanced lifestyle in the other direction over the holiday season. It’s time for all the years tension to melt away.
Some people settle for okay. Some people are happy to live a life which is ‘just fine’ and that’s good if you’re happy with your life and not always thinking ‘what if’ or ‘I wish I had more of this or done more of that’. You can also let every day life get in the way of what you hoped and dreamed for. What did you want to be when you were a teenager? Where did you want to live? What did you see yourself doing day to day? Why didn’t you pursue it, maybe you didn’t want it anymore or maybe you just let life get in the way?
Christmas is a reflective time, a hard time, a happy time. Presents under the tree, turkey in the oven, excitement in the air. Each year, a different story, change, lots of change, ambitions for the new year. What will we do differently? Where will we be? Who will we be? One thing remains- family. Love, honesty,…
LBLD is the little black leather dress! My go to outfit is always black. You’ll know by my wardrobe as I own 3 black leather jackets and 5 pairs of skinny black jeans. I think you can’t go wrong with a LBD and leather is everywhere at the moment. With a LBLD you’ll feel safe, sophisticated but on trend as well. Here’s a few of my favorites on the high street at the moment.
I’m a healthy eater, you may have guessed, but if you know me well you’ll know I have a sweet tooth and I do let myself off and have a pizza,takeaway or cake sometimes! Mmmmm cake! Most of the year it’s easy to manage as there’s only one occasion or outing a week where unhealthy eating/drinking is generally required and the rest of time I love to have a clean varied diet. It makes me feel good and feeling good is damn good!
Now there’s something about Christmas which makes staying balanced oh so much more difficult. For one there’s the numerous Christmas lunches, dinners and parties, the constant flow of celebration chocolates, the work drinks, mince pies, advent calender, then there’s my constant need to bake desserts when it’s cold and this is all even before the big day!
1) Fresh Air- Normally each year I try to avoid going out in cold air as much as possible as I become a grumpy bear when I’m cold. This year I am totally embracing the crisp cold weather and enjoying taking walks in the fresh air. Fresh air doesn’t do wonders for your hair but it does do wonders for your mind!
My first experience with yoga was Bikram yoga and I can definitely say it wasn’t love at first pose. The room was way to cramped, the stifling heat and repetitive poses weren’t for me. I know that a lot of people are hooked on Bikram but I needed to continue my search to find love.
I left my yoga practice for a while as I fell more in love with Pilates and my teaching training however after qualifying as a Pilates instructor and teaching/doing hundreds of classes I felt I needed to move my body in a different way and take a class where I wasn’t in ‘teacher mode’. This is when an amazon deal for 10 yoga sessions at Yotopia Yoga in Covent Garden came up and I thought perfecto lets get going again!
I am not a runner and don’t think I ever will be however I do love a good walk and how walking makes me feel. Without realising I generally walk quite a lot in a week. I walk 15 minutes to my station and 15 minutes home. I walk 15-20mins from London Bridge to Liverpool Street and back on the days I’m working there. I then generally try to walk from A to B when I’m having the day in London mooching around. I love being in the fresh air and moving my body without strain or too much effort ha! You might be surprised because I’m in the health and fitness industry and used to be a dedicated ballet dancer but I don’t actually enjoy working my body TOO hard and to be honest I don’t think its necessary. I take Pilates and Yoga classes, eat a balanced healthy varied diet and I walk.
I love online shopping and I love the Christmas season. However with all the crazy Christmas shoppers out there it’s hard to find the courage to brace the shops in the search for party season dresses and I don’t know about you but I always feel guilty buying things for myself in the months November and…
I am a girl all about balance! It’s what I promote and try to enforce when anyone asks me health/life related advice.
We can often tip the scales too far in one direction and this is when disaster strikes and the world around us falls apart. Okay maybe that was a slight exaggeration but in my experience things always go wrong if I do too much or too little of one thing.