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#54 Health and Fitness Update!

20 Feb

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well, this post is going to be a little health update. So I last weighed myself last Thursday. I don’t know why I chose Thursday as my weigh in day but never mind! And last week I had lost another 1.6lb which puts my total weight loss so far (since the end of January) at 7.2lb! I have to say I really am so happy with my progress so far!

I told my Mum about my overall loss and she said “you’re not doing anything stupid like those crazy crash liquid diets are you?” which of course I haven’t been! All I have done is cut down on the bad stuff, eat more of the good stuff and reduce my portion sizes. On top of this I started the 30 Day Shred not so long ago too. At first it was hard, especially for someone like me who has never really exercised on a regular basis, but you do get in to it. Walking to uni everyday is another form of exercise for me too, especially as I live in quite a hilly area!

I have been stuck in bed for the past few days feeling fluey and horrible so I have missed a couple of days of exercise which I am gutted about. But, I am not forcing myself to exercise when I feel this rubbish, it won’t help! I have 2 more days left of level 1 then I am able to progress up to level 2.

I am so excited and pleased with everything I have achieved so far. I just hope it continues so I can feel confident when the boyfriend and I go on holiday at Easter!

J xo

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#45 Brand Focus – graze

3 Feb

As you may know from previous posts (my recent update and new years resolutions post), I am on a real health kick of late. Snacking was always my downfall, I was always reaching for packets of crisps or the odd chocolate bar. Well not anymore my friends. Say hello to graze and their famous boxes.

Here is the concept:

graze

They stock a wide variety of products. From popcorn to guilt-free high tea and flapjack to olives, graze has got it covered. You browse their collection of healthy goodness and rate them: bin, try, like or love. For example, me and nuts do not get on, so I bin everything with nuts in and so I will not be sent any of the nutty nibbles they stock. On the other hand, I am a sucker for their fresh breads and dippers so I like/love these so I will be sent these more often. Could it be any simpler?

The website is really user-friendly so even the greatest technophobe would get along with it. You are also able to choose what day you would like your box delivered and where abouts you would like it – at home, the office etc. I ordered my box last week and it came not so long ago.

graze

graze

So what did I receive? Well I chose for my box to be a light box so it includes super low calorie snacks. In my box was very nori-sh, apple cosmo, fruity mango chutney with black pepper dippers and summer berry compote with wholemeal shortbread. And oh my, yummy indeed. Another thing I love, is that graze includes all of the nutritional information of each of the products.

graze

It is really detailed so it is great for someone who is really looking at what they’re consuming. The packaging is great too, perfect size for your letterbox and the box is biodegradable and recyclable. Each snack comes in its own sealed pot, so they keep for a good amount of time too.

I really cannot rate the company highly enough, their snacks are delicious and completely guilt-free. Each box costs £3.89 including delivery which I think is a great price considering the quality and nutritional goodness that is inside!

Does graze sound like something you would like to try? Then try it for FREE, just visit the graze website and enter the code: T35NW2VD for your first box to be free! Go on, what are you waiting for?!

J xo

#43 UPDATE: Long Time No Speak!

1 Feb

OH HI THERE!

I am back. It is 11.29am, and I finished my last exam at 10.30am exactly. All I can say is thank goodness for that! This has been one of the worst exam periods of my life. My first exam was on the 14th Jan and my last one was today (1st Feb), so it has been very widespread and I had 6 exams in total. Some of them I think went ok, others not so much but there is no point in thinking about it now! Onwards and upwards!

Now, lets talk about the weather. Lots of snow, I had to dig out my wellies and trawl through thick snow to get to my exams. It was quite relaxing walking through the park to get to my exams, it put me in a good mindset I think. I took a snap which is shown below, so beautiful!

Snow

Healthy eating update. I said in my New Years Resolutions post that I wanted to knuckle down with my diet and change my lifestyle. And so far so good, I weigh myself once a week (a Thursday morning) and this week I lost 4.2lb which I am super proud of! I started by changing my diet and now my exams have finished I will start incorporating exercise into my routine. My diet has completely changed and my whole outlook on food has changed. I no longer crave unhealthy foods, instead I just pick up an apple or an orange! Below is a photo of some of my healthy lunches and dinners I have been preparing. I love looking at health blogs or websites as they give me great meal inspiration.

Healthy food

Yesterday I ordered the ’30 Day Shred’ DVD after reading several reviews online, so I will be starting that in the coming weeks. I am thinking about writing about my experiences with the DVD on this blog, let me know if that is something you would be interested in!

I think that about covers it! Normal service will be resuming and I hope to be posting every other day (if all goes to plan!). I hope you have all had a good January (where has the month gone right?!) and that you enjoyed this post!

J xo