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!
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.
You know when things happen for a reason, well this card is just that! I had an hour to spare before the school run so I sat down to do a quick blog entry, then ……. total mental block ( and I know why, so stick with me!) Literally at the same second this card … More Perfect Timing!
Are you sick of starting over? Sick of yet another Day One? Yet another attempt to start a diet, eat healthy or kick the booze! Before I stopped drinking for good I had a LOT of day ones! I had been trying to stop drinking for around twelve to eighteen months before I actually quit. … More See What Happens If you Don’t Give Up….
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…..
“REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE MILESTONES AS YOU PREPARE FOR THE ROAD AHEAD” – Nelson Mandela This is a picture of the inside of my wardrobe! Each picture, drawn by my girls, marks a milestone of me not drinking. From my first one hundred days, to the Pizza Express Hat that they gave me when we went … More All Milestones Matter, Big Or Small……
Last week I posted – Eat like you love yourself…..and following on from that I’ve had a couple of emails asking what foods I incorporate into my daily diet. The main thing that works for me is the 80/20 Rule, where I eat clean and healthy most of the time but I don’t restrict myself, … More The 80/20 Rule Works For Me!