I had to give myself a bit of a talking to this week. I’ve been ignoring how I’ve been treating my body for months now. In fact I have a bit of a love/ hate relationship with it. I love making a stand against the media bullshit about weight loss, body image, body shaming (whatever size you are) and all those disgusting advertisements for unhealthy weight loss methods.
But at the same time I’ve been lying… to myself.
I’ve shouted that I don’t care about losing weight but it’s something I’ve battled with since I was 14. I struggled with an eating disorder for over 10 years and when you’re that obsessed with something I don’t think it ever completely leaves you, even if you’re certified as ‘better’.
Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t ever want to get back there but I do need to make some changes. I need to make better choices. I know I’ve been abusing my body with too much alcohol and food that isn’t good for me. I know I’ve been crashing on the sofa most nights, sinking a bottle of wine and eating whatever processed crap is readily available in the cupboard.
So this week Gareth and I both started to pay more attention to what we’re putting into our bodies. We’ve been eating more lean protein and veg than anything else. If I lose some weight, than great, but that’s not really what it’s about. More importantly, I want to nourish my body. I want to feel good, not groggy, in the mornings and I don’t want to automatically reach for the Pinot Grigio at 6 pm.
Let’s do this!
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Thursday Treats: Blissful Spa Days, Koala Cuddles and Surfing Beach Babes!
October 31, 2013
Well, Queensland you certainly haven't disappointed! After a 24 hour journey (London to Dubai to Singapore to Brisbane) I touched down in Australia just before 1am on Sunday morning. I was dreading having such a long flight but I need not have worried. I flew with Emirates, who I’ve never experienced before, and they were amazing! The planes not only had wifi (!!) but power outlets behind every seat… which, when you’re a computer addict like me is a total revelation! I spent most of my time in the air obsessively devouring Homeland episodes (my latest TV obsession) and writing – bliss!
Thursday Treats: OMG Australia, Here I Come!
October 24, 2013
I have no idea what's in store for me over the next three and a half weeks. Having such a packed schedule recently means that I've had little to no time to research much of what Gala, Shauna and I will be getting up to while we're down under. Thank goodness for Virgo friends who obsessively arrange everything on your behalf! All I do know is the week before our first class in Brisbane I've been promised a spa day, surfing lessons, koala cuddling and zip-wiring through a rainforest. WHAT!? Oh you bet ya I'll be reporting back on all this stuff when I return.
Thursday Treats – 22nd September 2011 + Partying with Choccywoccydoodah on Brighton Pier + Please Vote for me to Win A Cosmopolitan Blog Award!
September 22, 2011
It's been a busy few weeks in Rock n Roll Bride Land. This week I attended the Perfect Wedding Awards and today I'm at the 30 year celebration of Sassi Holford party. Last week I was invited to party on the pier with Choccywoccydoodah. Oh it's such a hard life being surrounded by such fabulous yumminess...
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Thursday Treats: 3rd May 2012 – New York, Neeeew YOOOOORK!
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Wooohooo guess where we're flying off to today!? Yeah I know, I'm subtle aren't I!? Gareth & I are off for 2 weeks and I couldn't be more excited. We've hired an apartment, we're gonna hang out with Gala & Mike (I'm well excited to meet Mr. Darling!) and Megan & Dave who are flying in from Omaha to see us. I'm also dying with the anticipation of making a brand new BFFs in Christina of Made u Look Photography who's going to be shooting Gareth & I! Squeeee!
Thursday Treats – 26th July 2012: Hello Sunshine!
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Wow, what a scorcher this week has been! I ain't complaining (honest!) but my productivity has gone waaaay down. That glorious sunshine outside my window has just been too darn tempting. I did purchase the brightest neon orange dress known to man though. I am seriously excited to wear blind people in this baby!
I also found out this week that I'm going to be featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine! I don't usually mention my press features here anymore but this is a really exciting one. I'm going to be profiled in their 'So you think you want my job?' section and oh boy I can't wait. Squeeeeeal!
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Thursday Treats: 14th June 2012 – Pleeeease Vote for me?!
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I'm not one to beg but... Who am I kidding? Yes I am! But why the begging today you ask? Well last week I had a rather exciting letter through my door informing me that I'd be nominated for a Perfect Wedding Award! Now I know awards are not the be all and end all... but hell, I'm not gonna lie, I really want a shiny trophy to put on my mantelpiece!
To vote for me and a plethora of other UK suppliers in the awards, simply click the button below. Voting is opening until 6th August 2012 and the winners will be announced in the magazine out on 5th September... Plus there's even a fancy awards dinner...and I like dinner...and awards... (OK promise I'll shut up now!)