My love/hate relationship with Slimming World

Left: 11st 7 (March 2013 – before Slimming World) | Right: 9 stone 7 (August 2013 – 2 stone down) | Notice the loss of boobs haha! I joined Slimming World during my first year of uni. I’d spent the whole summer getting over a break-up – eating and drinking and eating some more. Then, starting uni, my life became a cocktail of drunken pizzas, hungover fried breakfasts in the…

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The fear of dying

I’ve been petrified of death my whole life. I know everyone’s afraid of dying but some people just shrug it off and accept it with a calmness I’ve never understood. I remember being 5 years old, running in to my dad’s bedroom and having a panic attack about dying. I’ve had these panic attacks my whole life and they’ve always been triggered by the same image that I couldn’t describe…

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Why I’ve stopped wearing make-up to work

When I first met Jack, I didn’t let him see me without make-up for about 2 months. Like that scene from Bridesmaids, I used to sneak out of bed early so I could re-apply it before he woke up! I was convinced that if he saw me without it, he’d run a million miles. Even now – say we have to leave for an early flight at 4am – I’ll…

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My (ongoing) journey to loving my body

I’m very aware that the internet is saturated with body positivity posts these days but this isn’t your average ‘love yo self’ / ‘you’re beautiful the way you are’ post. My relationship with body positivity has been a rocky one and it’s such a prominent part of my life that I couldn’t not talk about it on this blog. Plus, there’ve been so many great articles that’ve given me advice in…

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How to create more ‘you’ time in a busy routine

Last week I had a bit of a melt down. I’ve been at my new job 3 months today and it’s taken me all this time to get used to my new routine. I love the job – but finding time to adult and do the things that “need” doing (washing, cleaning, ironing), let alone the things I want to do (work outs, drawing, yoga, meditation) has been seriously difficult…

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