Hello lovelies!! It’s been a while and then some since I’ve been active on here. Uni is crazy at the moment and I’ve barely had time to be making pretty meals but we’re back!! Cutting season is officially back so here’s today’s brunch whilst I’m recovering from a hangover flu 🙃 scrambled eggs with veg, half an avocado and a little lettuce tossed in evoo and rock salt 😍
Happy Saturday lovelies 💜💜
Self-care days 🙌🏻❤️ Going into my final few months (weeks even!) at university has been one of the most challenging times of my life. Work is at an all time high and more so than anything else the pressure I’m putting on myself is HEAVY. But it doesn’t mean I’m going to stop. I’ve been a student my entire life, worked my ass off through school, a levels and through my time at uni - the past 18 years culminates in these last few months and I want to show myself just how well I can do. In the spirit of self care I could take my foot off of the accelerator, and I could let myself relax and have fun but I have no desire to whatsoever. This is everything I’ve worked for, and self care to me means working hard af for the things you care about. Doing well this year has brought me more joy than I’ve known, it’s shown me that I am totally capable of achieving my goals and surpassing my own expectations. So self care is taking a new meaning: I’m making time for the things and people I love, but also learning to prioritise. Maybe I’m not hitting the gym every day, or not going on every night out but it means I’m putting my education first and working for something that to me means the WORLD 🤷🏽♀️ So remember, self care is SELF care - it doesn’t have to look like yoga, smoothies, rest and relaxation, it has to look like you ❤️ Good luck to all fellow students - it’s the final push, OWN IT.
Happy Valentine’s Day my loves!! Or as we’re calling it, self-love day ❤️ Whether you’re spending today with a loved one, your friends or by yourself, remember that self-care has to be priority number one 🙌🏻 As much as I’d love to spend today in Pilates classes, shopping and resting it’s another working day for me. But that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate self love into your every day lives 💞
Started today with a bowl of warm strawberry proats, made with @missfitsnutrition vegan protein and frozen strawberries, topped with homemade granola adopted from @cerealandpeanutbutter banana granola recipe, cacao nibs and frozen strawberries 🍓❤️
So this caption would normally have been very different, but I’m going to be 1000% honest here. This bowl would normally be full of chicken salad, piled high with spinach and other fabulous micro nutrients but ya know what, I didn’t feel like it AT ALL.
Recently I’ve been struggling with my appetite, packing meal prepped salads and macro perfect meals and ending up eating protein bars instead. I’m a creature of habit and find comfort in routine but recently I’ve been so much more flexible with my food, cooking whatever my little heart desires and my goodness it feels wonderful.
I’m sticking to my OG food principles (low GI, whole, unprocessed ingredients) but just experimenting a bit more and it’s working great. My appetite is getting better and I’m just generally enjoying food more.
If you’re a chicken, rice and avo kinda person go you, but if you’re not don’t worry! Your relationship with food is 1000x more important.
So today’s lunch: brown rice and prawn paella with lettuce and cucumber tossed in a little EVOO and kosher salt. HEAVEN. ❤️ If you’re looking for some amazing foodie inspiration, check out @nocrumbsleft - the woman is a culinary goddess ✨
Hello lovely people! It’s been a while! I’ve been so insanely busy with final year at uni that I’ve barely had time to instagram anything, but I’m home today so pls enjoy a picture of oats with ALL the almond butter ❤️ @quakeroatsuk cooked with @plenishcleanse cashew milk, @missfitsnutrition vegan vanilla protein, @thechiaco chia seeds and topped with banana, homemade granola - recipe from @cerealandpeanutbutter - heaps and heaps of @pipandnut almond butter and a little drizzle of honey 🍯🌞
Starting off what I was wishing was a relaxed Sunday, but will instead be a day in the library (😭) with this amazing breakfast 😍
@alpro soy yoghurt mixed with my favourite @missfitsnutrition vegan vanilla protein and topped with homemade paleo granola, frozen blueberries, desiccated coconut and @wholeearthfoods peanut butter with flaxseed 💜💜💜 Have a lovely day everyone! Hope your Sunday is a little more relaxed than mine 💞
Goooood evening lovely people! It has been a while!
I’ve taken some time off posting between Christmas madness, moving back to Leeds and deadline stress 😴
But I’m back and although I can’t promise any pretty meals (most are eaten out of a container these days) I promise to keep sharing my health journey with you guys!
But anyway here’s a throwback dinner from when I was at home! Fresh made falafel, hummus, roasted aubergine dip, mixed salad and a little bit of Greek style chicken ❤️
Good morning from a FREEZING and miserable london! Honestly getting out of bed was so hard this morning - days like this should mean staying in bed all day 😭☔️ Anyway here’s a shot of my pre workout breakfast this morning: @coconutcollab coconut yoghurt mixed with @missfitsnutrition vegan vanilla protein and topped with bloobies, raspberries, @dorsetcereals nutty granola and @thechiaco chia seeds ❤️ Was planning a run this morning but I think it’ll have to be on my treadmill 🤷🏽♀️ Happy hump day lovelies 💞
Today’s rainbow salad inspired by @thetinytank has left my stomach super happy 🙌🏻 I sometimes forget about micronutrients when thinking about macros - I avoid too much fruit because of the sugar content (PCOS) and tend to focus more on getting my protein/carbs down rather than getting my vits down. I love seeing loads of colour on my plate and I love Oenone for inspiring me with her beaut food! Definitely something to work more on in the new year 💰
Anyway today’s lunch: mixed greens, yellow pepper, pomegranate, left over @merchantgourmet puy lentils and roast veg, olives, red onion, shredded roast chicken and @sainsburys vegan feta cheese 🌈
Happy Monday lovelies! Hope you’re all having a lovely day 💜
Good morning guys!! And happy Saturday!
I can’t believe how much I’ve neglected this account over the last few months. This is my final year of uni and my god it has been so tough so far. I’ve been pretty good with keeping a balance with my health and fitness but I’m back home and ready to start sharing with you guys again! ❤️ Kicking things off with the iconic @ls6cafe brunch that I’m sure anyone in Leeds knows 🙌🏻 Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend 💜
I’m starting off this Sunday with this warming bowl of proats made with @missfitsnutrition vegan vanilla protein, @thechiaco chia seeds and my fave @plenishcleanse cashew milk and topped with pomegranate, blueberries, mixed seeds and @pipandnut coconut almond butter 😍❤️ I’m back up in Leeds after a lovely few days at home, ready to power through my last few weeks of uni and a few really good weeks of training! Make sure you check out my stories for the workouts that we’re doing!
Well hello there guys!! It’s been a while hasn’t it 🤷🏽♀️ I’m back in London for a week to reset, recharge and most importantly look after my mumma who’s having an operation today 🤕 but whilst she was in theatre I snuck out to a local deli to catch up with my bestie and have this delicious heaping plate of salads 🌈
Stay tuned for some fun bits this week as I take over the kitchen at home and stock up the house on everyone’s favourites!
When the two day Halloween hangover finally starts to pass and you get your appetite back 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Had a really good lie in this morning (well I mean 8.30) and spent a few hours ambling around the house, doing laundry and getting myself together for a few weeks of full on essay writing mode and I feel sooo good for it! I used to get insanely anxious about not keeping to schedule and making it to the library for 9 every morning but honestly taking my time and working to my own beat has made me so much more productive and relaxed ✨
I had meal prepped my chia pudding for my 11am meal but seeing as I was home I heated it up, swirled in some frozen strawberries and put all my fave toppings on there - before eating it snuggled in bed 💞💞💞 All brands used are tagged! Happy Thursday lovelies 🌸
Let’s talk a little bit about balance ✨
The past few weeks I have been all over the place: uni has taken off in full force and final year is fucking hard. I have more work than I ever realised and I’m just about staying on top of things. On top of that, my mental health is definitely not great right now. I don’t know if I’m pushing myself too much or I’m just unhappy but either way, I am not a happy bunny right now.
This past weekend was my birthday and this year I have decided to make it a year of self care. Doing everything I feel necessary to feel good and happy in myself and sometimes that means not eating well and exercising and that is FINE. As much as I have an idea of what I want to look like in mind, I’m actually very content with getting fit and strong just for myself, rather than for an aesthetic. And since realising this I’ve found the gym so much more enjoyable! Even if I have a shit day the gym lifts me right the fuck up and I love that!
So all I’m saying really is do not allow anything to hurt your mental health - fitness, school, work can all wait while you’re happy inside. Take whatever steps you need to to feel you again. Happy Sunday lovelies - take a breather today and enjoy some you time 💜
Hangovers as always sponsored by @dominos 👑
Im telling you I could eat chia pudding everyday for the rest of my life and be the happiest damn bunny in the world 😍
Todays mix: @missfitsnutrition vegan vanilla protein, @thechiaco chia seeds, @linwoodshealthfoods milled flaxseed and @plenishcleanse cashew milk (THE CREAMIEST) and topped with raspberries, raisins, @pipandnut coconut almond butter and plenty of honey 🍯
Happy Thursday my loves, have a great evening 💜
Well I think in honour of National Mental Health day I think it's finally time for another transformation Tuesday 🌸
It's been over 3 years since this whole thing fitness and wellbeing mission started for me, and although sometimes I forget how far I've come, it's unbelievably important to look back and remember.
The first girl was on the cusp of going to uni, terrified of being the "fat girl" in another chapter of her life. The second is in her final year, but still feels like the "fat" girl from time to time. I've come to realise over time that even though I thought losing the weight would be the answer to so many problems, it wasn't. Because underneath it all the person you are stays the same. I spend so many days battling anxiety, having mild panic attacks and feeling overwhelmed with every day life. And that is okay - it's COMPLETELY normal. It's what you do about it that will define you.
So today, take some time out, remind yourself of all of the things you should be proud of yourself for, all you should be grateful for, and everything you can look forward to. Feel everything you need to feel, let your emotions manifest - just don't let them takeover. You are strong, wonderful and are going to be okay 🌸
Happy Tuesday lovelies 💜
Happy Sunday lovelies!
In honesty I'm not having a very Instagram day - no yoga, brunching or meal prepping (yet!). I'm spending the day horrendously hungover after 3 hours sleep, a lot of boogeying and a whole lot of wine 💃🏻 final year stress of uni is unbelievable, and honestly it's incredibly overwhelming so taking time out to have fun with my friends is really important 🏆
Anyway while I eat monster munch horizontally pls enjoy a much prettier picture of my chia pudding from yesterday, made with @missfitsnutrition vegan vanilla protein, and topped with @pipandnut coconut almond butter and a whole lot of other stuff (everything is tagged!) ❤️❤️❤️
Here's probably the least attractive photo of food I've posted in a while but goddamn it was goooooood 🤸♀️ I'm finally reunited with my spiralizer after a long year apart so get set for a whole load of courgetti posts 😍😍 Last nights dinner: courgetti with @heidiapples super greens pesto, tomatoes, shallots, prawns, mushrooms and sundries tomatoes - pre being smothered in @sriracha_fg of course ❤️❤️ Happy Saturday lovelies! Have a fab weekend 🌸