Lols I know I've already posted today but I love this pic so much and wanted a memory of graduation in the robes for insta hehe 🎓🌚
Hope you've all had a fab Friday, after drinking prosecco all day I've now retired to the sofa and am snuggled in my teddy bear pjs watching nativity with my mama 🤗🎄
Oh and ps for the people asking on my last post, I studied singing at university!! ☺️ it was the hardest 4 years but I'm so glad I made it to the end.
Also my new YouTube vid went live earlier today which is a good old asos haul, link is in my bio if ya fancy a watch ❤️
Sitting here trying to think of some inspirational quote to go along with this photo. 🚫Screw it! I’ll tell it to ya straight.
If you put crap into your body, you’re going to feel like crap. If you stop moving your body, you’re going to lose the ability to move. If you refuse to put your health first and make time for fitness and cleaner eating, you will find yourself tired, depressed, constantly getting sick, overweight, or worse, diseased. It’s sad and bold for me to say, but it’s true.
At 21, I was tired daily. I had no kids yet and didn’t even know the meaning of what tired was, but I was fueling my body with the wrong things (junk food, fast food, beer, soda, and cigarettes) so I was digging my grave a little deeper and deeper each day. My depression got worse and so did my skin, my hair, and body. I was feeling like a 50 year old stuck in a 21 year old’s body. I woke up one day and told myself that something had to give and fast.
You may be stuck in a rut feeling sorry for yourself-cut that shit out. Pick yourself up and treat yourself like you’re worth MORE. Because you are. Stop eating the foods that make you feel terrible. Start getting off of the couch and take that first step to making fitness a routine. You don’t regret it. Nobody every regretted a workout or clean meal. But it all starts with you. You’re the only person holding yourself back. Don’t blame your husband, your kids, or friends. Rise above!
You might have a long journey ahead of you. But I tell you what.. it’s gonna be a hella lot longer if you never get started!
I developed my workout and diet plans for you. To help ease you into a bee and healthy lifestyle easily without shocking your body. If you would like to join my army of ladies, grab your Strong Body Guide workout or meal plan-link in bio. Prenatal program also available!‼️
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by @chocolatecoveredkatie 💗
2 cups flour - (like oat flour)
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp each: cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cup mashed, overripe banana
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or agave
1/16 tsp uncut stevia Or 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
1/3 cup oil OR Vegan milk of choice
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips .
*I’ve successfully used spelt, white, and oat flour and can’t vouch for others, but feel free to experiment. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Whisk all liquid ingredients in a separate bowl, then pour wet into dry and stir to form a batter. Smooth into the prepared pan. If desired, press some extra chocolate chips into the top. Bake on the center rack 30 minutes, then do not open the oven door but turn off the heat and leave in the closed oven for 10 additional minutes. Let cool completely, then cover and refrigerate overnight. Taste will be much better the 2nd day (and even better the 3rd day)
If there is one thing in the sport of bodybuilding that is as common as weight training, it is the use of supplements. No supplement is more widely consumed than protein powder. The powders of choice among mainstream bodybuilders are whey and casein, which are proteins derived from cow’s milk. In fact, these are the substances of choice for most protein powder consumers worldwide.
Athletes from all walks of life embrace the consumption of excess protein under the assumption that more is better. Many companies (and entire industries) have gone to great lengths to convince the public that they need to seek out high protein foods and consume as much protein as possible, without any consideration of the health consequences that accompany excess consumption. The focus on consuming large amounts of protein is so engrained in our culture, there are often warnings given out by friends and relatives of those following a plant-based diet that protein will be hard to come by without consuming animal products. That is another way protein supplements squeeze their way into the diets of citizens everywhere, through the unwarranted fear that we won’t get enough of this specific nutrient, suggesting whey and casein as plausible aids in this quest.The China Study showed, that casein has the ability to turn on and turn off cancer growth simply by adjusting the level of intake of that protein. This was determined through years of clinical trials, experiments, and tests, which yielded these results, and are outlined in detail in Dr. Campbell’s research.
His findings show that when casein is consumed in large quantities, cancer cells increase in size, and when there is a cessation in consumption of casein, cancer tumor cells recede.