Just because your eating healthy, losing weight and getting into shape doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love & used to do, or stop eating the things you love more. What you’re doing; living healthy is for life; and not eating junk food occasionally will lead to failure, why?
Because it’s not Keep Reading…
I can’t believe a month has rolled around already, where does the time go aye, almost half way through the year already!
Well I wrote a pretty interesting article about Muller light yoghurts, looking at how many we can safely eat due to the high sugar content. I’m really happy it was well received, and got some really positive comments on Instagram.
It’s the first time I’ve got any proper feedback on an article, and it was because I had helped someone; it felt amazing knowing what I had written helped someone:-)
Apart from my own personal reasons, helping others is the reason I set this blog up, I want to help as many people as I can.
Aside from my muller light article I started a series of posts about bulk preparing sandwich filings. For me, they’ve been nothing but a god send. Making my sandwiches have never been so quick, cheap and easy.
So far in the series, which I will be adding to is, egg & bacon, chicken and bacon and seafood mix, I recommend you taking a look at them if you haven’t already.
Monster bike rides
I started biking a little more this month; me and Nathan went on a huge bike ride out and about, we had a goal of 10 miles in our heads, and although I want to complete it I thought it was going to be killer, surprisingly it wasn’t. We took our time and completed the whole 10 miles 1 hour 22 minutes, which isn’t to bad for a first try.
That ride inspired me to do more riding at the gym, and that’s what I done. My first attempt at 10 miles went well and took me 34 minutes 25 seconds! Keep Reading…
I’m loving these prepared sandwich fillings, especially the latest one I’ve just finished; roast chicken & bacon.
This filling is super simple to make, tastes amazing, and stupidly cheap, so let’s jump right in shall we!
- 1 large chicken
- 3 pack cheap bacon
- 9 heaped tbsp light mayo
- Salt & pepper to taste
First things first, Keep Reading…
I’ve got another wicked sandwich filling for you today, one of my personal favourites. Smoked salmon, prawns, crab sticks and mayonnaise, you can understand why its one of my favourites can’t you!
This filling is so easy to make its unreal, no cooking necessary, simply cutting and mixing; if that isn’t good enough it’s only 1.5 syns per portion. Keep Reading…
Living a healthy lifestyle is far from easy, and in order to succeed things need to be simple, realistic and sustainable. Today I want to share the system I use to bulk prepare my entire weeks sandwiches. Not only does this save bundles of time, endless thinking (“what should I have?, what should I have?”), excellent value, slimming world friendly and most importantly their simple and realistic to make. Most of the preparation can be done in under 20 minutes on a Sunday (that’s when I do most of my weeks prep).
Like I said, I personally feel the key to living a healthy lifestyle has to be a realistic system, which boils down to preparation. I don’t need to tell you how time consuming cooking from scratch is, and no matter much I love cooking, I just haven’t got enough time in the day to stand over a stove preparing beautifully cooked meals. It’s not gonna happen.
Almost every diet out there bangs on about eating fresh, home cooked meals because their so good for us compare to preprepared foods, I fully agree, but what they fail to help us with is how to fit all this extra work into our regular lives.
So what’s the answer? Keep Reading…
Preparing food well in advance not only saves me tons of time but also stop me thinking things such as “what can I eat” “what should I have for lunch/dinner” etc etc. Without these questions not does it stop me opting for the quick and easy junk food options, but it also saves me from failing, failing my over all goal which is to eat healthy.
Today I’m going to show you how I bulk prep egg & bacon sandwich filling, part of my guide to slimming world sandwiches. Not only is it quick, easy, unbelievably cheap, it’s also very low in syns.
Maybe you’ve been a member of slimming world for a while now, and you want to know a little more about things, or you may have just joined, and you want to learn more about the syn free & free foods you’re allowed to eat, in particular Muller Light yoghurts, and how many you can eat safely. Well you’ve come to the right place! I’m going to strip mullers down to the bare bones and expose them for what they really are, are you ready? Keep Reading…
This week has been a little slow and sluggish, well that’s how I’ve been feeling at least; I know why, it’s because I’ve only been to the gym once this week.
Can’t catch a break
Monday I didn’t wake up in time which is really unlike me. I set two alarms in the morning, one at 5:40 and another at 6:00. I woke up at 5:40am, turned the alarm off but never woke up to the 6:00am one! Work that out! That was Mondays session ruined.
Wednesday’s run went great, I achieved a new personal best. I ran for 25 minutes straight! I’m chuffed with that, being able to run for 25 minutes is awesome. I can wait to run further for longer.
Friday was another missed session due to my car breaking! I wasn’t happy missing another session, but as it was due to something that I could control so I could be too unhappy.
It’s amazing how slow, sluggish and heavy I feel by missing a couple of gym sessions. It’s not just that though, I actually miss them. I find running very relaxing and destressing. Keep Reading…
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been dragging about losing 4 stone. I haven’t been doing it in a big head, show off way; more of a “I’m so pleased i’ve reached the 4 stone mark”. Nine times out of ten when I tell someone that I’ve lost 4 stone they ask me a few standard questions,
How long has it taken you?
Has it been hard?
How did you do it?
How much more do you want to lose?
I answer all these questions and many more. I love talking about it because if I could inspire just one person to into changing their life, to get fit and healthy; that would be an incredible feeling. I love the thought of becoming a better person myself while trying to help as many other people out there as I can.
I’m getting side tracked.
When I answer the “how much more do you want to lose” question with, “I’ve got 3 and half stone to go until I hit my target”, people look at me in a number of different ways; confusion, shock, disbelief. I can’t understand why. They follow their confused looking face with, “Really! That’s too much, surely you can’t have that much more to go”. At this point lately, I like to ask them one last question before answering theirs. Just to try and figure out what their thinking and seeing when they look at me. “How much to you think I weigh right now?”
This is where things get a little crazy!
I’ve had guesses ranging from 14 – 16 stone, no one has ever come close to my actual weight (at the time of asking I was 18 stone 5lbs). Don’t get me wrong it sounds like a lovely compliment but is it? I’ve been thinking about their guesses a little, maybe I shouldn’t be, maybe I should just take them as compliments and more on, but i just can’t. Something’s bugging me and to tell you the truth I’m confused as hell to what it is.
Thinking hasn’t helped, it just brought up more questions that I’m trying to answer; Keep Reading…
I’m feeling awesome this week! What about you, how are you feeling?
This week went exceedingly well. I went to slimming world last night, feeling confident I’d lost about a pound, turns out I lost 2lbs! Result!
The normal life
I’m really quite happy with that weight loss because this week I’ve been living what you could call “a normal life”. Having the odd packet of crisps, cereal bars, biscuits, and on Sunday I had a ready meal macaroni and cheese (I know there crap, but hey ho!), oh my god it was incredible!. Little thing’s aye!
I haven’t been scoffing everything in sight, just the odd bits here and there which I think should be allowed as long as I’m exercising. Working for it. Justifying it.
Becoming addicted…loving it!
Exercise is something that is certainly growing on me. I’m at the point where I’d like to be able to exercise so much that it doesn’t matter what I eat within reason, simply get’s burnt. Keep Reading…