Health and Fitness

Medical Stuff: First ECG

Well that was a post title I didn’t think I would be writing. But I guess what this is all about before I get into it is, to look after yourself but more importantly listen to yourself. I’m just documenting my little “health scare.” I’m glad of a positive outcome because it’s quite easy to get freaked out when you start getting chest pains and are immediately sent for your first ECG.

Finances, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement

Budgeting: Food & Money & Life?

I’ve been here before, wanting to better myself, to lose weight, to get rid of my debt. And with all the changes I’m making in my life at the moment, having felt I was heading towards rock bottom, I have a good feeling that the changes I’m making right now, might just work. I’ve been focusing on food (health and diet) and money a lot recently (like I mentioned in my Afro Hair and Beauty Live post, I was dying to buy stuff, a lot of stuff) and I realised there are so many parallels between the process of getting…

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Health and Fitness, Self Improvement

The 8 Week Woeful Workout Plan (No. 1) – The End

I feel completely different to the person in Part One of this little series who was chasing a short-term goal of looking good in swimwear. I can lie and say that I was trying to be healthy, I told this lie, which isn’t completely a lie but it wasn’t my main priority. Who doesn’t want to feel like all the other skinny girls flaunting their flat stomachs in bikinis during the day and wearing bodycon dresses out to the bar at night? That’s what I wanted when I went away on my friend’s hen do. But it didn’t take long…

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Health and Fitness

The 8 Week Woeful Workout Plan (No. 1) – The Beginning

I’ve noticed that even though I’ve been attempting to eat better my weight isn’t budging. I am maintaining which would be great if I was happy with it but I really do think I could do with being a little lighter and definitely shedding some inches around my waist. I mean, I like the idea of reducing the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Just saying!

Health and Fitness, Self Improvement

Drink, drink, drink!

You need to drink water. You are made mostly of water. It doesn’t really taste of anything so it shouldn’t be hard to get your fill. Right? Well no. I don’t mind water at all. I actually quite like it but somehow can’t drink what I’m supposed to drink, ever. From being a young kid I was under the impression that you need to drink 8 glasses a day. I never knew how big these glasses were and how much you fill the glass etc. After a very little amount of research I found a formula for how much you…

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Health and Fitness

The Scales…

So the other day I did my weekly weigh in. This has turned into a measurement of how well I can keep things the same as I haven’t really made any weight loss progress in a while. And I’m actually not that bothered right now but I know I should do something because I’m just getting older everyday and I’m stacking the odds against myself. Anyway, the other day I stood on the scale and it read 66.9kg. I’ve been up, down and around this weight for a few months now so I wasn’t surprised to see it. Nor was…

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Hair, Health and Fitness, Reading & Writing, Self Improvement

The First 4 Weeks

So 4 weeks ago, I went through with chopping all my hair off and deciding to try to be a better me. I thought I knew what this entailed but it is going to be a much longer journey than I think I could have ever anticipated. This is a lifelong change that confirms to me that your life is a work in progress. Let’s look at the main things I’ve been working on. WRITING I’ve done some writing, not my best work, but I overcame a fear and published it for the world to see, if anyone comes across…

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