My 4 Easy New Year’s Resolutions You CAN Keep

2015 is going to be a fabulous year for you! Set out with the right intentions, be positive and make this your year! I get so excited at new year because I love fresh starts! I am a fan of resolutions and I make them every year but also believe that every single day can be a fresh start and new opportunity to set goals, be healthier, be kinder and chase dreams! So if it gets to January 8th and you’ve given up on all your resolutions then take a deep breath, re-focus, re-evaluate and start a fresh on January 9th!

My Diet on Holiday

I sometimes feel that people think I am this super super healthy person who would never even touch a chip or grain of white sugar -remember on twitter/instagram you only see a perfectly photographed healthy meal that one has prepared- hypothetically speaking who’s to say I haven’t scoffed 50g dark chocolate right before that post haha (never happened…hmmm).

I want to be an inspiration to anyone and everyone- to show people how to live a more balanced healthy life and to feel amazing every single day but that still doesn’t mean I’m perfect! But what is perfect anyway- in my eyes being too healthy isn’t perfect at all. Check out my post on Why For Me Being Too Healthy is Unhealthy

Holidaying for most is time for complete relaxation but people then associate that with their diet – eating unhealthy and as much as they can. Remember being healthy is a lifestyle and I can never understand why people work there butts of at the gym and do juice cleanses/various crazy diets before a holiday to then go and feel sick, unhealthy, lethargic and disgusted by themselves by eating as much as they possibly can for a week.

That being said I am not a nun on holiday, I find a balance. I LOVE and enjoy healthy foods so I’m not going to change that for a week just because I’m on “holiday” but I also like to enjoy the local favourites which might not necessarily be healthy, I love to eat ice-cream and drink wine so a holiday is a nice time to indulge a little.

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Last week I was on holiday in Kefalonia for a week- so this is a little run down of what my diet was like followed by a photo diary of some meals…

How to Get Back On Track

I feel like 30 hour days would be perfect. An extra hour to workout, an hour to meditate and practice mindfulness, an hour to read, an hour to clean, an hour to call friends and family and an extra hour in bed! Who’s in charge of hours in the day? Can we have a word please?

Summer so far has been my busiest and best yet! I’ve been working more than ever but also having lots of fun. However, this leads to two things that can stress me out a little. 1. Not finding time to workout, meditate, rest. 2. My house getting messy, washing piling up.

I’m know I’m not speaking for myself. I really feel at the moment everyone around me is the same. From my mum to my clients to people on social media! Perhaps we take on a little too much sometimes and our intentions are to still fit in time for ourselves but in my case in can literally seem impossible. This has really been especially hard the last two weeks and I wanted to just concentrate this blog post on body shape/weight and emotions relating to that topic.

Lots of factors come into making me very aware of my body shape/weight. From dancing since the age of 5 and then going into a Pilates instructor career, I’ve pretty much had to be conscious of my body every single day. I’ve probably worn a leotard, leggings or crop top nearly every day of my life and I’ve probably had to stand in front of a mirror in this attire almost every day of my life. This isn’t a negative but it does make you very aware when you put an extra few lbs or when you don’t train and notice the shape of your legs change.

So the last couple of weeks, I’ve not really worked out properly and I’ve drank alcohol at the weekends and I’ve gone out for lots of meals and had dessert. In the week I’ve then tried to get back on track but ended up just eating LOTS of healthy food- I’m talking a few too many raw nut bars a day! I know I’ve put on a little weight and I know I’m not as lean or toned as I was at the start of summer but that’s okay! I’m still in good shape and slim. But it’s difficult to think like that- my mind likes to go into panic and beat myself up mode. Now I know that is only going to make things worse.

So what to do when you’ve perhaps come out of your normal healthy routine for a bit, maybe because of a summer holiday where there’s all inclusive unlimited food and cocktails or maybe just from being super busy and not being able to workout. Here’s what I’ve done this week to try and get myself back on track…

My Healthy Food Shop Video

We are such nosy people. Especially us girls, we love to know what other people are wearing, eating, going. That’s why social media is so fabulous, instagram and twitter, we get a snap shot of other peoples lives and it’s cool. I don’t find this to be a bad trait at all, it’s where we get inspiration from- each other! That’s where I find cool places to eat, new recipes to try, outfit inspiration. That’s why I love doing videos like this one because it’s something that I’d be interested to watch.

I basically just talk through what I got in the weekly shop this week. I don’t get the same things every week and sometimes I already have things like rice noodles or beans so they won’t be included but I thought this would be interesting for some people to watch who find it hard doing the weekly shop. Sometimes I plan my meals and sometimes I just buy ingredients and then go with the flow. There’s no rules when it comes to living a healthy balanced lifestyle except to eat whole unprocessed foods with a variety of colour and nutrients.

Check out the video below or by clicking HERE

Food Diary | What I Ate Today

Today I am grateful! I love my healthy lifestyle and am so grateful for the nutritious and delicious foods that are available to me. I am so grateful that I actually enjoy making fresh food. When asked whether I feel like I’m ‘missing out’ on eating dominoes pizza or cream cakes or McDonalds as examples, I honestly don’t get it. What do you mean missing out! I don’t enjoy or want those foods. I don’t crave them or feel the need to have them as a ‘treat’. I’m perfectly happy to miss out on feeling like crap, tired, getting bad skin, feeling bloated and unsatisfied. When you start eating healthy nourishing foods your body stops craving all that bad stodge and I 100% do not feel like I restrict myself in anyway. I eat what I love and what I want all the time and I am so grateful that what I want and love most of the time is amazingly healthy yummy food. So for a little inspiration or just for a nose here’s what I ate in day…

BREAKFAST

Gluten free oat meal with homemade almond milk, blueberries, tsp manuka honey, 4 brazil nuts

My One Day Juice Cleanse Experience with Fruveju

Glowing skin, improved mental focus, weight loss and improved digestion are just some of the claimed benefits of doing a juice cleanse. Juice cleanses are everywhere and have been for a while now, I’d not really looked into them until recently as I thought perhaps it was just another fad diet but after researching a little more, talking to friends and becoming more open minded, I thought I’d give one a go.

Check out my… Little Instagram Video on the day

I don’t believe in diets and as you know if you follow me, my ethos is to live a healthy balanced sustainable lifestyle to promote wellbeing and happiness. Lots of people promote incorporating juice cleanses or simply drinking a juice a day into your lifestyle. Claiming that the juiced vegetables and fruits aid detoxing and ridding the body of toxins. A juice floods the body with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and plant based protein without having to work hard to digest. So I thought it’d be pretty fun to get this surge of healthiness and luckily Fruveju sent me there 1 day Explore Cleanse to try. 

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