Last week, Jack and I decided to start making healthy food swaps with the goal of dropping a few pounds before our holiday in December. Now, restricting foods and ‘dieting’ is dangerous territory for me – you might’ve read this post about my experience with disordered eating, which explains things a bit more. By working toward the goal of weight loss, I have to be really careful not to let my old obsessive mindset kick…

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I love to remind myself that I was the fastest sperm. It’s the most life-affirming, brilliant, mind blowing thought ever. You might’ve seen I posted about this on Instagram this week – it’s something that’s been on my mind quite a bit lately and it fills me with so much appreciation. It’s an unbelievable realisation – and achievement! Well done you pro swimmer you! Just let it really sink in… In a single burst of…

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If I had to write a list of sure-fire things that cheer me up/boost my mood, 95% of it would consist of eating all the sushi/nachos/ice cream and drinking all the Prosecco/cocktails/peanut butter milkshake with my favourite people. Unfortunately, my bank balance (and wannabe-healthy bod) convinces my brain that unless there’s a seriously good reason – it’s Friday/pay day/*insert catastrophic event here* – there’s another avenue to try before devouring my weekly intake of calories…

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Friday was a perfect start to the weekend in my book. A sunset ‘n’ prosecco picnic with my pals followed by Conor’s (a bezzy mate of mine’s) gig in Shoreditch. I’d been looking forward to it all week – the pop of prosecco, the first bubbly sip, the sun, hoummus and pitta(!!!), the sweet, carefree feeling of it being a Friday evening… *sigh* Friday morning I got up early to wash and curl my hair, put…

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I know it’s been said a bazillion times but I honestly can’t BELIEVE how fast this year is going. It’s ridiculous that it’s already August. I feel like I’ll blink and the Christmas tree will be up. Is it me or does life speed up as the years go by? The sheer quickness of it all has given me some incredible new month motivation. I’m feeling inspired not to let life just rush past me…

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