afternoon snack :D

Anonymous says: Your b&a pics are kind of depressing. With all the effort and time you're putting into it, you'd expect to see a major physical change. If it's that hard for you, a strong and dedicated gal like yourself, what does it mean about the rest of us? I really hope it's not offending, I'm just stating my general feeling whenever I come across your blog on my dashboard. You are very inspiring with your healthy attitude and fearless approach, and then you post a progress picture.. and everything shatters


Gosh. Well I think the problem here is your perspective rather than any progress I’ve made.

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Here’s an example b&a of my progress, but this is just superficial outer changes. 

I remember when I took that first photo I was stumbling through my first foray into fitness. I had a little diet rhyme (no cheese, chips or chocolate). I never thought of myself as the kind of person that could run for miles or do anything impressive in that area. I had one of those slim tone belts that supposedly works your muscles for you, I had a step machine that I half heartedly used while I watched TV, and I had a desktop background packed with images of what I saw as “perfect” bodies.  I was weighing myself everyday. I was giving up every month.

Now I’ve ditched the scales, I can run 5k, I’ve finished Insanity and 30 Day Shred. Thanks to yoga I can bend my body into positions I never thought possible. I’ve learnt loads of delicious healthy dishes that I can cook without a recipe. I’m super hydrated, I sleep more, I walk up the 5 flights of stairs at work instead of getting the lift. I judge my progress by how I feel in myself, not by comparisons to others.

I look in the mirror and I’m happy with myself because I’m strong, I’m confident, I’m funny and clever and good at my job, I have great friends and an amazing family. My health is something that I take pride in, and I’m proud of the superficial progress I’ve made, but the real progress is my attitude and my abilities, and in how I’ve achieved a balance that I’ve been struggling to find for years.

I hope you find that too.


*does a single situp* it’s the eye of the tiger

good hair day!! xo

going walking in the peaks with my parents today so I’m fuelling up with this: vanilla oatmeal with chopped almonds, hazelnuts, cashews and pecans, a good bit of peanut butter and a few summer berries :)

what did you guys have?

after 9 months in sheffield i’ve finally found somewhere in my area to buy these!

i’m taking it as a sign from the universe that everything is going to be okay :)

happy friday xo

really pushed myself on my run today! usually I’m way too conservative with my speed, but I told myself to really go for it, and ran just under 10k at something like my usual 5k speed. I didn’t run quite as far as I’d hoped but I feel like I really got as much out of the run as I could :)


Grilled sweet potato salad - This grilled sweet potato salad is perfect for your next picnic. The sweet potatoes are grilled and then topped with a light vinaigrette!…RECIPE




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