Showing posts from August, 2014

Focus on your future

"Never give up what you want most for what you want today" - Neal A Maxwell. 

Over the past few months, this quote has become my guidance to getting my goals and personal achievements. Ever made a list of things you wish to achieve? For example new years resolutions, but then think oh I'll start this tomorrow, or next week. Or you simply begin for a few weeks and then feel as though you cannot carry on towards the success of your goals? 
Today, I'd like to talk about motivation and continuing towards success. There can be days where you simply want to give up what you've started. Whether this is because you feel it is not working, or because you're feeling under the weather, if you really want to achieve something let the vision of success be your willpower and motivation. 
When I feel I'm lacking in motivation, the first thing I do is think "why exactly am I doing this", I look at the reason I began this process to begin with. However, it is no…

London Day Trip

Last Thursday my amazing friend invited me to go to London with her for the day, well considering I'd never been to London beforehand I couldn't refuse the offer! (It was also cheaper than I thought to get there as well which was a brilliant bonus). This has been a must on my to do list for a while now because I've been so intrigued from what the hype was all about. However, I'm not really much of a city girl and much prefer the rural areas. Thus London was not, in my personal view, as interesting or fascinating as I'd expected from what I've heard from other people (might have been slightly better on a sunny day though!). Although when we arrived at Camden I thought it was absolutely brilliant! Loved all the stalls in the market because they had such cool stuff in there like quirky kitchen cards and paintings etc. Also had a market section where I purchased an awesome tee-shirt that reads 'Lord of the Cats The Furrlowship of the Ring'. I also thought t…

5 Simple Tips for Weight Loss

At the start of my weight loss journey I had no idea how to begin and what was good/ bad to do in order to lose weight. Over the course of the past few weeks I have picked up tips and advice from several people and found the best ways that have helped me. So for anyone who is struggling here are FIVE simple tips to get that will help to shed those pounds!

1) WATER! If you are not a fan of water right now I can guarantee it will be your best friend in about a weeks time. Water is so important for the body, it is recommended that an individual should drink at least 2 liters of water a day. You're thinking it is impossible to do this yeah? Well it's actually quite easy and will get easier and before you know it you'll be drinking 16 cups of water a day instead of 8! This is vital for dieting because water helps the metabolic process and helps to keep the body hydrated. It is important to drink water before and during each meal as this helps to speed up the bodies metabolism, h…

Naked Juice Smoothie Review

I've heard of these Naked smoothies a few times before but never actually tried it, until yesterday. I went for the one that was called the 'Green Machine', this flavour of apple, pineapple, and kiwi filled out with many other fruits and vegetables. However, the Naked Juice smoothies are supposed to help towards you looking good naked but there is a lot of sugar in the bottle from all the fruit it contains. If you did not already know, sugar also turns into fat in your body when not used through exercise so it is important to lower sugar levels as well as fat levels! The drink it's self was very, very nice, although i'll admit I could only drink half within one sitting as it was very filling but I could also feel the amount of sugar. Overall I will most certainly purchase more of these because I can't wait to try the different flavours, but only as a kick start for helping towards a workout. Definitely not purchasing on a daily basis due to the excessive price…

Mountain Walking

Yesterday I made a second attempt at walking up Cadair Idris, a mountain in Wales in which it's summit is 2,927 feet (892m). Earlier this year around about Easter time my dad decided to take me to attempt it, however, it was unsuccessful as we only made it about a quarter of the way to the top. Now I am pleased to say that yesterday we made it and it was such a great feeling. Knowing I am so much fitter than I was a couple of months ago makes me really happy for one thing, but being able to see Snowdonia National Park from the summit of Cadair Idris was amazing. The views were so beautiful looking across at Barmouth, Tywyn and even being able to see Mount Snowdon in the distance. I've walked up Mount Snowdon several times before, and considering Cadair Idris is a shorter mountain it is one hell of a lot more difficult than Snowdon, but absolutely fantastic nonetheless. Although I admit I walked up quickly, but fell down even faster! 

Enjoy and peace out!

New Look Sale

The other day I was invited to go out in town on a student night with my friends as I'd said I would go with them at least once before I left to go to University. However, I did not have an outfit as such that I felt either comfortable in or that I would be able to fit into. I'm currently through my weight loss journey therefore I have not been out in town for a while nor drinking, so as you can imagine I felt rather self conscious when trying to find suitable clothing. Then my friend Jess found this gorgeous checkered black and white top which was so comfortable to wear with an inbuilt bra support which is great for not having to try to hide bra straps! Not to mention it was only £6! I then came across a black skater skirt (which I have been looking for one for 5 months or so) which was also £6! I love the skater skirt because now I can use it with so many tops I have and be able to use most of my wardrobe again! Whole new outfit sorted with £12 out the bank (brilliant!) an…

H&M Nail Polish Review

Ever get that feeling where you want to feel girly for a day but just can't afford to go all out on all sorts of make up? I'm not a make up kinda girl and like to go au natural on my face but sometimes i just feel like it's not enough. So i have this set of nail polish (pink and glittery of course) which I bought for £2.99 from H&M not so long ago. I much prefer using the glitter colour because it looks so dainty and I feel the dark pink paint is rather bold. Also i'm bad at painting nails so it is much better with the glittery paint because it doesn't look as messy! I did try one hand with the dark pink paint but I didn't particularly like it as much as the glittery one which I love. The paint is also great quality for the price as it stayed on for quite a while (which is always great). Would definitely recommend if you are looking for an expensive nail paint!

Peace out!

Weight loss update

It has been two weeks since I began my weight loss journey and so far so good! I have been increasing my general activity, whether that is going running, cycling or even just walking to town. My diet has also improved significantly as I have a low fat diet and eat plenty of greens and drinking plenty of water. During these two weeks I have looked back at what I used to eat and drink and pinpointed the specific items that led me to gain weight and majority of this was due to not being able to cook and being hungover (pasties and alcohol are bad). Thus I have steered clear from excessive drinking and fatty foods such as pizza, pasties and chips. Also sugary foods such as cake and doughnuts I tend to stay away from, mainly because I don't really see the appeal towards them but it is also beneficial towards my health. I feel that being vegetarian helps towards my weight loss as the Quorn products I buy are extremely low in fat compared to other meat products, however, saying this I st…