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Saturday, 25 June 2016

6 Ingredients You Need For The Perfect Home Party*

Hosting an event or party in your own home can actually be quite scary. That’s not because it won’t be fun, or exciting - it’s just that you don’t want to let down your guests!

So, simple solution - don’t let them down! If you’re getting ready to throw the ultimate home-based bash, here’s everything you’ll need to make it memorable.

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Sunday Summary #18


I know a lot of these pictures are food but to be honest, I haven't been up to an awful lot but been focusing on my healthy eating. Which did work, I lost another 2 and a half pounds this week. I've been working as per, living a fairly normal existence this week nothing important.

I've spent most of the weekend watching Orange is the new black. I love this show, its crazy Piper is a real person and it's based on her experiences. I've been watching a lot of netflix lately and been slacking on the exercise. I'm not sure why, I've been feeling a bit stressed and I know I eat emotionally. I haven't searched for much help with that, but I know I need too.

It's hard to explain it to others, the same as anxiety and I feel that they bounce off each other. I need to draw a line under it and start again.

Sorry this post is a bit whiney. On the up side I dyed my hair, painted my nails and had a pamper night. I feel so much better after that, it's nice to make time for yourself.

I'd love to know how you've been doing and what you've been up. Let me know in the comments below!

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A Few Happy Things

Life is all about balance, we can try to be the happy go lucky person we all want to be, but sometimes you just feel like s**t. It's not something that can be helped, although most humans want to believe it, there are some things beyond our control. Loss of a loved one, illness, even just those 'meh' days we all have from time to time.

With this in mind, I accept my bad days and just leave them to one side, I know I need to focus on stressing less and being more mindful. There are a few things that can help, well help me anyway. I thought I'd share them and hopefully they can help you too! Ignore the bad and focus on those good days and make them better.

1// Yoga & Meditation

It's a common one, however a lot of people still don't really understand it and just fob it off. Even after one session of meditation breathing and yoga stretches, I feel a million times better. I even handle stress better and don't let it get to me. I aim to end up practicing this every other day, if not every day. I've always used Tara Stiles on YouTube who created Strala Yoga, her videos are easy to follow and the beginner ones are a great way to start.

2// Writing Lists

This isn't for everyone but it really helps me. I love writing lists and could do it all day. If I feel a bit off or stressed. I write a list of everything I want in life, from silly things to the serious grown up things. They range from Having a baby and buying a house to picking up the new benefit mascara and finally cleaning out my wardrobe. It gives me focus while I'm writing it all down and keeps my goals in the back of my head. Then I know I can continue to work towards having things to make me happy.
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Five Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

Horror film, chick flick I love them all. I am also a big lover of documentaries. I love learning and hearing about things I never knew before. Fascinating or even upsetting sometimes but it can open up your eyes to a whole world you never even knew about. Here are a few that are worth the watch.

01// Cowspiracy

This is a definite must see. All the things that you didn't know about animal agriculture are covered in this documentary. It shows how much resources of water, food and energy are used to produce meat for our consumption. I do eat meat, it's not something I lie about or am happy doing but I always have. I do think this will give me something to think about and certainly think it's worth a watch. From hunting other animals to destroying rainforests these are just some of the things are used to make that big mac you want.
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Saturday, 11 June 2016

5 Amazing Ways To Have Fun While Exercising

As I've touched on previously here, finding an exercise that is fun, is a great way to get fit. Enjoying yourself while you exercise is a fantastic way to keep up your motivation and stop yourself getting into a rut. Check out my suggestions for some fun ways to shift those pounds.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Best Changes You Can Make For Your Body*

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If you are keen to improve your body’s health this year, then you need a plan of action. Often, the thing that stops us succeeding with our attempts to be healthy is a lack of preparation. The truth is, you are much more likely to get where you want if you spend some time planning it out first. With a little forward thinking, you can soon find yourself making those positive changes which your body needs. But what are the best things you can be doing for your body? Answering that question is often difficult, and yet it is so important. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best changes you can make to improve your physical health.
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Friday, 27 May 2016

4 Tricks You're Missing When It Comes To Making Health Improvements*

Stop struggling to make long-term, effective improvements to your health by employing these top tips.

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