Getting back on track with a healthy lifestyle…

So this post is kinda personal at the moment. Ever since my exams I have been stressed and binging and unmotivated to do anything. This puts me in a vicious cycle of being stressed, so eating for comfort, then feeling too lethargic to do any work. When you’ve fallen off the wagon of health for an extended period of time it can be hard to stop saying tomorrow and start now, hopefully the following tips will help:

  1. Take a scrub! I’m being serious, taking a bath or shower I believe has a really cleansing effect on the body and mind. Imagine the water washing away the past few weeks (or months oops) of unhealthy habits and leaving you with a clean slate ready to begin again with a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Personally I LOVE lists, maybe more than I should admit to. Right not there are at least 3 different lists on my desk and even more on my phone memos. Plan your healthy actions. Schedule workouts, journal your meals (that doesn’t necessarily mean counting calories) and write down your targets. Keeping written records is more likely to keep you on track.piyuhoto 2
  3. Look forward not back. The most gut wrenchingly painful thing when it comes to lifestyle changes/ weight loss is feeling you have undone all your progress. You have not, I assure you. As far as the scales are concerned I have gained back every bit of weight I lost. However I know a lot of that is muscle because I am no where near as bloated/puppy fat looking as at the start of my journey. Look at this as a comeback, not a setback.
  4. Glug glug glug… You all know that an important element of being healthy is drinking water. I feel so much more productive when i’m hydrated. I carry around a 1L bottle and drink 2 a day. Do the same, and sip throughout your day.
  5. Stay calm. There is no time limit on your lifestyle, you don’t have to be x pounds in x days. I know you can reach your goal, whether it’s to lose weight, gain weight or tone up, I know you can do it. As long as you make healthy choices where suited and believe and love yourself then you will get there, I promise.

Hopefully these pointers can inspire you to start being healthy again, I know it’s difficult but you have to be the change you want to see in your life. Thanks guys!

Breakfast, Sweet Treats

2 Ingredient Pancakes

Don't underestimate the time it takes to cut out heart shaped fruit

Don’t underestimate the time it takes to cut out heart shaped fruit

So if you’re into healthy recipes then you probably already know about these bad boys, if you haven’t, then wow do I have a treat for you! I first found this recipe on Blogilates and I love it, it’s so quick and simple but it tastes just like real pancakes without the guilt laden ingredients. Just to add: you don’t need any weird farmer’s market substances for these beauties, just 2 eggs and a banana! Perfecto!

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Makes around 5 small-medium pancakes

1. Beat together 2 eggs and mash a ripe banana, mix.

2. Heat a frying pan to medium heat and add a dash of oil or cooking spray

3. Add about a fifth of the mix, more or less depending on the size you like your pancakes.

4. Fry them as normal pancakes and enjoy them for a laid back, but nutritious breakfast.

Optional: You can add extras to the mix if you like such as chocolate chips, cinnamon or raisins. In the pictures I added peanut butter, honey and fresh fruit to serve!



I think this is the post where I introduce myself, give an inspirational/sob story and then get to the food.

Basically I’m a teenager girl with a passion for health but my passion for yummy food is just as fierce, can you see my problem? I enjoy adapting, trying out and sometimes creating new recipes that are healthy, or at least a little better for you, than the classics but still taste just as amazing!

I hope you enjoy my blog, bare with me I’m just getting started!