My Fitness Journey: Update #1.

It’s been a little over 2 weeks since I started my fitness journey (read all about it here!) and so I thought it was time to update you guys on my progress. As expected, there have been some easier and some harder moments, all which I’m going to share with you now.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Vegan (#18)

Happy Wednesday! You know the drill by now, on Wednesday’s I publish ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ posts, where I show you what I eat on a typical day. The things I tend to eat on a daily basis change throughout the year, depending on the weather and what I’m craving at that point in time. As the weather is getting colder at the moment, I’m craving more hot meals. So here is what I eat in a day at the moment:

Breakfast

Not matter what time of year it is, I will always love pancakes for breakfast. I have pancakes at least once a week and I try to make them as nutritious as possible. You can find my recipe here, and this time I had my pancakes with granola, blueberries, almonds, cacao nibs and chocolate sauce. Not going to lie, I’m pretty proud with how this stack turned out!

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My Fitness Journey: The Start.

Last week I realised that I haven’t properly worked out in over a year. I do my best to maintain an active lifestyle in terms of walking a lot of going on hikes and such, but I have recently been lacking in the proper exercise department. I’ve noticed some small changes in my body in terms of weight gain but nothing major. I do however think that the lack of exercise has had some impact on my mental health. I think I’ve become more lazy in a lot of aspects in my life, which I think is partly due to being physically lazy.

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The Quarter-Life Crisis.

I’m sure most of you have heard of the mid-life crisis. The cliché we often see in movies where a middle-aged person is lost in life, not knowing what to do next and overall just feeling stuck. It wasn’t till a few years ago that I heard about the quarter-life crisis. At the time I was still a undergraduate student and so couldn’t really relate; I felt like I had a purpose in life and I was busy studying. However, I feel like I can very much relate now, and it’s really no fun at all. Continue reading

What I Ate Wednesday: Vegan (#17)

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday blog post, so it only felt right to write one again! My life at the moment, as you might have grasped from my previous blog post (and if you follow me on Instagram) revolves around my dissertation. My meals have been focused on healthy, whole foods that will fuel my brain. So here is what I eat on a typical day at the moment:

Breakfast

There’s nothing I love more than oats in the morning; if you’ve read my past WIAW posts you probably already know that! I’ve recently been adding more nuts and seeds to my oats, for some extra goodness. Here I added in milled flaxseed and chia seeds to my oatmeal while it was cooking, and topped with with almonds and cacao nibs, as well as blueberries and LOTS of peanut butter sauce. Seriously, how epic is that drizzle?!

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6 Top Tips for Effective Studying.

Whether you’re about to go back to school or are still in the midst of studying for your degree (like me) I think we can all agree on something: studying can be really hard sometimes. However, there are definitely some ways to make it a little bit easier on yourself. I’m currently writing my postgraduate dissertation full time (which is actually one of the main reasons I’ve been inactive on here, sorry about that!) so I feel pretty confident in saying that I have a lot of studying experience. Some days are horrible, but a lot of the time I study pretty effectively and I get done what needs to be done.

So today I thought I would share my tips for effective studying. Some of these might seem pretty obvious, but I hope that they can all be helpful in making your study session a little bit easier!

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What I Ate Wednesday: Vegan (#16)

It’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday post! I know I did one of these recently but I’m currently working on a few other posts which are taking a little bit longer (specifically some travel ones, so keep an eye out my fellow globetrotters!) and didn’t want to leave you guys hanging. Plus I always enjoy writing these posts, and you guys seem to enjoy reading them, so why not publish them more often.

I just came back to London after being away for nearly two weeks. The break was great but it meant that I didn’t get any work done, meaning that I now have to work extra hard on my dissertation. My days typically consist of working in coffee shops and parks; it could definitely be worst but I’m slowly losing my mind with this dissertation! It means that I need lots of brain food though, which you’ll see in this post. It’s also been very hot in London the past week, another factor which has impacted my eating habits. So without further ado, this is what I ate in a day last week:

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What I Ate Wednesday: Vegan (#15)

Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday post; I always enjoy putting these together and I hope you like reading them too. I’ve actually changed up my eating habits a little bit recently so I’m excited to share that with you.

I’ve been trying out intermittent fasting. If you don’t know, intermittent fasting is when you fast for longer than usual in between dinner and breakfast; for some people this means they skip breakfast and have lunch as their first meal of the day. I haven’t gone that extreme yet though (and don’t think I ever will to be honest), but I have been making a concious effort to finish eating dinner early and eat breakfast later. Currently on a regular day I eat dinner at 6 and breakfast at 9, meaning that I fast for 15 hours.

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