Saturday, 23 February 2013

Quick Update


I have been a bad blogger! I feel like every post I write now starts with Im sorry I haven't blogged lately and I really am, but life has literally just gotten in the way. As most of you know I am currently completing my Masters and my schedule is punishing! I never realised how tough this year would be. It is a test of stamina rather than intelligence. I leave my house at 8am and don't get home most evening until 7:45pm and at that stage I am too exhausted to even contemplate constructing a blog post. I don't even have to the time to read blogs anymore and what is even more upsetting is that I avoid looking at my own blog as I feel ashamed and guilty that it has been so neglected! Do any of you girls do this? I hope I am not the only one! As time has gone on I put blogging off more and more. But I miss it so much. I love the interaction from all you girls and the excitement of seeing new followers and my views increase. 

Anyway this update isn't very exciting as my life consists of study pretty much 24/7 but I did want to update you on my New Years Resolutions. I am extremely proud of myself and have stuck to them so far. I haven't eaten sugar since 30th January 2012! Which is a massive achievement for me as I am addicted to sugar. This is still a constant struggle for me, but I find when I eliminate sugar from my diet I eat much healthier. I also joined a Gear In Gear programme in college so I partake in one/two Body Fit classes a week. Im aware this isn't much but I honestly haven't the time for more. 

In January I was doing fantastic with increasing my water intake to two litres a day but since being back in college I find it a struggle to drink two litres as I am constantly needing to go to the bathroom. I am currently drinking on average 1.5 litres a day which is a great improvement for me as before I drank hardly any water. I am definitely starting to feel the benefits of my healthier choices, my mood has improved and I am not as exhausted as I previously was. It is definitely a slow process. I am slightly unhappy that I have only lost 2lbs during this period. Now don't get me wrong I do feel much better about my body and I feel far more confident but I would like to get back to my normal weight. The weight I was before I started college in September (I am 4lbs off this) but this is happening for me. Do you girls have any suggestions for me in losing these 4lbs? I am getting pretty disheartened due to the fact I am not seeing result on the scales. I know I could do with reducing my carb intake but I am not a fan of meat so I find it very difficult. I also want to ensure I enjoy my foods to a certain extent as life is hard enough at the moment. 

My final New Year Resolution has been to take time and take care of myself. I have been doing this and really feeling the benefits. From September to December last year I really let my college work take over  and just ate rubbish and didn't take care of my body. Now I always make sure to moisturise my body every night, apply fake tan regularly and last week I took the plunge and got my gel nails reapplied. You would be amazed how these little steps make you feel much better about yourself.

Spring break is in two week so I hope to get my blogging mojo back and start posting regularly again and getting more organised and scheduling some posts so I don't feel under pressure. I would like to thank all my AMAZING followers for sticking around even though I haven't been posting or interacting. Thank you so much! How have your New Years Resolutions been going?  Have you made any major changes? I would love to hear your experiences and have you ever gotten into a rut like myself last year? 


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