When I started my blog I had no intention of setting up the Lifting Weights Not wine exercise challenges, they just sort of happened! Initially they helped give me content for my Instagram page @liftingweightsnotwine and now I’ve ended up having a few messages asking to start another one! So on Monday 12th November I will … More Change Involves A Challenge!
So half-term is almost over, and it has been an action packed one for me and my family! A while ago I shared a post titled A Sliding Doors Weekend…..which basically was about life being so different for me after kicking the booze. And this half term has certainly been a “sliding doors” kind … More Hangover Free Half-Term!
This week I have had my first ever interview with the lovely Gayle from the sober website and Instagram page SOBER BLISS! Gayle offers a professional and personal service for people looking to stop drinking and discover the world of Sober Bliss! You can find her at www.Sober-Bliss.com So Gayle contacted me to see if I … More Own Your Story And Write A New Chapter……
Ok so where do I begin…….. let me try to cut a long story short (well as short as possible!) So from the age of about fourteen I have weighed myself approximately three times every week (minimum), more often than not on a daily basis. My weight in that time has fluctuated from 9 stone … More Focus On Your Weights At The Gym Going Up, Not Your Weight Going Down.
I apologise to anyone who follows me on Instagram because it’s the second time I have used this pic since Saturday, yes its me making star jumps whilst out on a run early Saturday morning! I’ve used it again because this picture sums up how I feel most of the time now I have stopped … More It’s not just about stopping drinking….
There are a lot of online support groups out there to help you stop drinking. And the most important word in that sentence is GROUP! If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know that it took me about 12-18 months to finally quit drinking successfully. And during that time I knew … More Find Your Tribe…..
This morning I waved my eldest daughter off on her first ever residential school trip. Her whole class is off the Lake District for five days of canoeing, caving, high ropes, barrel rafting and jetty jumping. It sounds amazing!! Did I feel emotional when I kissed her goodbye at the coach this morning? yes, … More Get Back To Being YOU!
I just love this caption – “Strong is the new skinny!” For me this is so true, after spending a lifetime wanting to be skinny (my role models were Kate Moss & Posh Spice ) and going on crazy diets, I have finally over this last year and a half changed my mindset. I now … More Strong Is Definitely My New Skinny!
Here are three photos, the two on the left were taken a few years ago, the one on the right was in December 2017. In all three photos I am smiling and happy, of course I am I’ve got the arms of my children around me! Anyone who knows me knows that my girls are … More My Girls – My Wake Up Call!
This weekend is what I call a ‘Sliding Doors’ weekend! Does anyone remember the Gwyneth Paltrow, Sliding Doors film from 1998 (yes 1998! couldn’t believe it was that long ago when I googled it, OMG twenty years ago!!!!!) Anyway the film is a story of the two lives of a girl, one if she missed … More A Sliding Doors Weekend…..