New year and new goals

Yes people, it is nearly that magical time of the year that you will start seeing the new year new me posts all over social media, but lets face it how many people actually change? In reality there will not be a lot of people who follow through with their life changing plans, but why do so many people give up if they are so determined to change what they see as areas of improvements in their lives? Please follow and like us:

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Going back to the gym after a break & surgery

Finally I went back to the gym, and got back on my weight loss journey! Getting back to the gym after my gallbladder surgery was awesome. I was looking forward to returning back to my routine and feeling like myself again. Of course, for many of us, getting back into working out can be a little scary. Am I ready to start exercising again? Am I pushing myself too hard? Am I not pushing myself hard enough? Sometimes you have to take a break from training. The potential reasons for a long layoff from the the gym can be endless. Anything from sickness and injury […]

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How do you kick start your first week?

How I survived my first week How I survived my first week – The first few days on any diet or healthy lifestyle are the most important ones. I, like many others, have a hard time staying motivated and focused in the first week and tend to fall off plan easily. As the week starts to come to an end, I think many times if I wanted to share this kind of post or not. Should my blog be only about the good? Should my blog only be about recipes? Is this blog little too personal? In the end, I […]

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Smart-wear for tracking your progress

I think it’s fair to say that this is the year we’re going to see smart-wear become more mainstream, especially with the new releases of the Apple watch and the new Fitbit… Losing weight is hard work. Like many others, I committed myself to shedding fat and losing 5 stone in 2017.  I looked to technology for help along during this journey.  For me, it was the combination of fitness tracking with smartphone interaction that had me interested in getting a Fitbit device to kick start my walking. I had a look over the Fitbit trackers and finally decided on the one I […]

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10 tips to help when struggling with weightloss…

Struggling with losing weight? I am! The struggle is real this week!  I am at my heaviest weight right now and it isn’t great.  I’ve battled with my weight since childhood & always been overweight. Many people have started the New Year with goals which may include getting fit, eating healthy and losing weight. Many struggle then give up. Unfortunately it can be easy to fall away from your best intentions particularly when these new habits have only recently been formed.   The one I have learnt over time is when I make a mistake, or slip up or fall […]

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Seaton beach in the winter….

I like the sea and the beach at winter. In summer the beach is too over crowded don’t you think? Empty beaches during a cloudy and windy day have something magical, Don’t you think? I like to walk along an empty beach, listening to the waves, the seagulls and organise my thoughts. This weekend called for a road-trip to Seaton Beach near Hartlepool. We wrapped up warm with our scarfs, gloves and coats. I still manged to get a cold and currently dosed up on medicine covered in vapour rub Vic as I write this… We had some fish and chips, No […]

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