Monday, 14 January 2013

Help make a dream come true

I want to introduce you all to one of my best friends in the whole world!

this is Emily

For as long as I have known her, her dream job has been to be an Astronaut!
no matter how many people have told her that its not possible for women to be astronauts and to lower her expectations *ahem* crappy form teacher! she has always kept her goal in mind and worked hard towards it. 
now she really has a chance to go into space!!!!
and YOU can help!
all you have to do is visit the link below and vote for her! and you could partially be responsible for putting not only my best friend but also an absolutely amazing woman in space!!!!
please help you will be making her lifelong dream come true!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Oh How Pinteresting - The getting organized edition

Ever since we finally moved into our apartment, I have been madly pinning organisation ideas to help keep it clean and organised.

Now if i could only remember to actually do some of these things my life would be one step closer to perfect!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Moderation is the Key

Often when a new year starts we all jump feet first into one fad diet after another and after maybe 3 weeks of barely eating the cravings overwhelm us and we end up gorging on junk food until we are right back at square one.

I saw this picture on Tumblr and it really stuck with me.

It makes so much sense really when you think about it, neither of the extremes of eating can ever really be good for our bodies and what is the point of food if you can't enjoy what you're eating along the way?

This links nicely to one of my January goals which was to home cook as many meals as possible. I have decided that instead of ordering a pizza when i get the craving, to try and make one at home instead, that way i can control what goes into it, omitting any unhealthy preservatives and still enjoy some tomato-ey cheesy goodness.

I have already started this idea, i found the inspiration on pinterest here

and here is what i made

okay so it doesn't look amazing but it tasted fantastic and i made every aspect of it apart from growing the veg myself so i think it was a pretty good start to home cooking my meals.

I have a pinterest board where i am collecting healthy dinner recipes and i would love some reccomendations Do you have any healthy versions of junk food for me to try?

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

2013, Goals, Promises and New Starts

So it is that time of year again when the world and their mother is writing down resolutions and breaking them a few days later.

This year i have decided to try and set myself small monthly resolutions that are easy to stick to...i hope.

so here are my January Goals

1. cut out junk food and anything that is overly processed
2. home cook as many meals as possible and try and blog new recipes
3. CARDIO 5 times a week in some form or another
4. my weightloss goal from now untill my 2 year anniversary with my lovely boyfriend on Feb 12th is to lose 10lbs
5. be consistent with my skincare routine seeing as my mum bought me a lovely clinque kit for christmas.
and last but not least
6. complete the 30 day shred eek!

Obviously my goals are very health/weight orientated as our summer holiday to California is going to come up real fast and i have dreams of being able to wear whatever i want on the beach!

I am using the Kardashian sisters as a little bit of inspiration ;)