General Update // Learning to Love Myself

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Hello hello,
The past few weeks I've been thinking long and hard about my diet plans, workout schedules and my general organisation when it comes to nutrition and basic planning. My gym is closed for 10 days as of the 3rd October, so instead of flapping about stressing about the situation I think I'm going to take the time to really relax and set some new goals and change up my workouts.

For a long time I have been afraid of stepping away from the cardio machines and focus on just lifting weights. I'm basically confessing to being a 'Cardio Bunny' yes, yes I am one. I just love cardio, I can't step away from it, it's been a big part of my process to help me lose weight and I think I just can't leave it behind. But I'm not seeing results anymore, yes I'm happy with my weight but general toning, I'm just not seeing it, this really has left me feeling very unsatisfied with the gym and to be realllllly honest, I keep finding excuses at the end of a working day to get down the gym. I don't know, I guess changing gyms and late finishes at work don't help with motivation but when you don't see results it really does have an impact.

I think just in general, I need to really re-evaluate a lot of my habits from diet, nutrition to self love. The past few weeks have been extremely pressurised at work and it's affected me a lot more than I thought. I under estimated the affects of stress and my body and the time I take to look after myself. This is definitely something I need work on. I just feel like I watch everybody and wonder when they have the time to do things, and upon reflection - it's me. I don't give myself the time. I don't sit down in the evenings and really relax. Working, going to the gym and jumping from home to home (my boyfriends and my own) is really starting to catch up with me. I feel exhausted, stressed, anxious, worried and like time is constantly running away with me. So I'm making the executive decision to stop. Just stop, and I feel like the gym being close for 10 days is a good incentive to start to plan, organise and learn. Learn to love myself, love about nutrition, learn about resting, learn about fitness, learn to relax.

I don't feel like I know enough about taking care of myself, or just relaxing in general. The past 2 years have been go go go for me. Finishing uni, finding a career, living away from home, new jobs. It's quite overwhelming and all positive progressive things, but I haven't ever really sat down and reflected on what I have done and figure out what I need to do to grow.

I want this blog to be a reflection of what I feel is a healthy, realistic lifestyle. I'm a 23 year old juggling a full time job, a busy (but super fun) social life, maintain a steady gym routine and trying to develop my love of all things fitness and nutrition into a career. I just feel like I'm ready to take the next step in my life towards building a fitness career, but I don't feel like I've planned enough about it for me to be successful.

At the end of this waffling post, what I'm really trying to say is..I'm going to take some time to learn to love myself and set realistic, achievable, goals that get me step by step to where I really want to be. This I feel is the most important thing in life, because without self love how can I tell people to love themselves?

See you soon,



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Healthy Hangover Smoothie

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Happy Friday!
Blimey am I sooooo glad this is week is finally over. Works been a hectic one and a stressful one to say the least. I've managed to get to the gym twice this week and fit in a run so I'm going to make sure to head down there tomorrow to squeeze in a leg session! I certainly notice such a difference to my stress levels after a good gym session especially if work has been crazy..
Anyway, with this in mind - I have a night out planned this weekend which I'm totally looking forward to. It's not often I go out and let my hair down so this weekend it's going to be a good one. But with a night out on the cards a hangover is sure to follow..(I'm no student anymore) and I thought why not share with you a cheeky little hangover cure to help freshen up that foggy head the morning after the night before. We loose lots of nutrients when we drink and in particular become dehydrated so this simple smoothie will be perfect for curing that nasty head. 

What you will need:
  • 1 Small Banana 
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup of Greek Yogurt 
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Water
  • Mixed Seeds
  • Blender
Preparation
  • Place all ingredients into your blender and blitz until smooth..(if you can handle the noise of the blender that is..
Ta da, there you have you it - ENJOY!



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New Laptop // Premium Apparel

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Hey guys!
So I have some great news, I finally have my own laptop! I'm super duper excited as you can imagine. I am now one step closer to achieving my goals, ahh. I just feel like slowly things are starting to fall into to place and my journey is finally starting to snowball. Now I finally have my laptop it means I can begin looking into my Personal Training course again which is my next step. Life feels goooooooooooooooooooooooood. *FIST PUMP YEAH*.
Anyway, onto something that you may all be interested in. We all love a spending spree, and if you are like me, I do love treating myself to some goodies for the gym. The past few weeks I must say.. a little bit more than I should. A recent purchase of mine included some super cute leggings from Premium Apparel UK. I couldn't be happier with my purchase, the material is great, thick (perfect for those squats - no see through moments) and so comfy. I'm very particular about the style of leggings I purchase, I like high-waisted, long length legging and these are perfect. 

If you fancy a pair yourself then pick up 10% discount with discount code: GEORGIESILK and check out Premium Apparel UK @: www.premiumapparel.co.uk
Ciao for now.




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Tri-aTriathlon

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Greetings fellow readers/bloggers.
I hope everyone's weekend was great? Mine was a long one but a good one. By golly did I eat loads and I'm really feeling it today. It's crazy how much your body changes and reacts to what you eat. My energy is noticeably lower today because of all bad food I've eaten. I'm slowly starting to see the differences in my body as I change my diet so it's no lie when they say 'abs are made in the kitchen'.
I have a few recipes lined up for this week so stay tuned on that. I'm excited to start experimenting with different foods and ideas so depending on the success you'll definitely be hearing about them!
Onto other news this weekend my friend and I have decided to apply for the Tri-a-Triathlon which I'm super excited about! It's basically a shorter version of triathlon. So instead it's 12 lengths of 33.5m pool, 33km bike ride and 5km run. It's not until next July but it certainly gives us a lot of time to train and prepare. I will be documenting my progress on here and through a vlog once I get my goPro so watch this space in the next few months!
Anyway just a quick one tonight. Keep motivated guys, the hardwork will pay off I promise.


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Got my Motto back//Breakfast Inspo

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Good evening fellow earthlings.
I hope everyone has started the week positively - if not you still have time to change it! This week is a bit of a crazy one at work, super busy and let's not forget to mention this super crazy heat we are getting! I can't complain - but I can when I'm stuck in an office all day staring at the blue sky not enjoying it..(SAD FACE). I've been really back into my training and diet again and I'm feeling super positive about it! I'm finally back into my routine which gives me nothing but super sweet happiness! I think it's important to understand that life gets in the way sometimes of goals and achievements and it's okay. The main thing is we get back up from it and don't let the little bumps in the road hold us back. It's taken me a long time to get to where I am both physically and mentally and although some days I don't enjoy it, I do secretly love this little roller coaster journey that is life.
Anyway, time for the best bit..breakfast inspo! Just a couple of images from my breakfasts past few weeks thought you might be interested in.

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Avocado & Feta Heaven

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Hello earthlings.
Created a super tasty lunch this week, It's become my new fave so I thought I'd share it with you all. It's so super easy and quick it doesn't even involve meal prep, and you can buy enough to last you all week, how about that? Eating clean doesn't have to be hard?
What you will need:
1 x Avocado (ripe)
Feta Cheese 
Ryvita
Baby Spinach Leaves
(Chilli Flakes)
1) Crush the avocado and feta together in a bowl
2) Spread on Ryvita
3) Add the baby spinach leaves

TA-DA! There you have it! Easy peasy, simple pimple.
Enjoy!




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A Balanced Life is a Happy Life

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Back to the world of blogging - whilst I have a laptop for again...
I guess a few updates for you. I changed gyms and I'm finally settling into 9-5pm life. It's been an uphill battle, but i'm finally there. I finally feel like everything is slowly balancing out and I am focusing on myself again.
The most important thing with fitness is balance, in fact it is the most important factor in life. It is certainly something I have learnt in the past few months anyway. Without balance my body was just not coping, I was getting home late, eating late, skipping meals. It was just all over the show. Now I have finally got it all back on track and you know what I'm feeling GREAT!
I've been super busy back at the gym and focusing on changing my routine to suit my goals. So head over to my Instagram to follow my latest updates and activities.
@becominggeorgie


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