Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan.

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Hello it’s meeeee!

It has been a little while since this girl posted on here. I do not particularly want to go into the deets of my life… BUT I do want to acknowledge the fact that sometimes life just doesn’t go to plan no matter how hard you try.

So nearly a month ago I become a law graduate (I blooming got a 2.1, I’m so proud of little old me!) and I made the move to Bristol to be with my baby (that’s Will… not an actual baby FYI). However since I’ve moved to Bristol I have been in quite the sorry state so to speak. For those of you that have read my previous posts would already know that I’ve been having trouble with my left foot for over two months now and it was only a recent development that I can now walk around the shops without my trusty crutch (which has been with me absolutely EVERYWHERE).

I know I’ve not been my self because I have actively chosen to chuck myself in a wheelchair at any given opportunity because I simply just did not have it in me to walk… seemed a tad dramatic especially as I am used to ankle injuries and have managed amicably in the past. I suppose at some points I did second guess why I was feeling quite so ropy.

Anyhoo, my foot basically just turned ‘sassy’ over night and I was complaining to Will… oh my foot hurts, does it look swollen? I really can’t walk on this. It did all seem a tad odd especially as it was my left side (the side that is determined to be an absolute sass pot!)

Then probably around 2.5 weeks ago something else happened, something which was a little more scary. Something which made Will phone the doctor and basically dragged me kicking and screaming about all my ‘issues’. So that appointment was literally so surreal. The things she said to me, I don’t really think I was taking it all in. The result of that appointment amounted in a further referral to a certain kind of specialist and a quick turn around appointment for a procedure. It has been quite the action packed time! What with all these medical thingies.

I don’t want to go into details, but I’ve had to put ‘things’ on hold for now. I’ve had to admit that I just need a bit of time out from e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g

The whole sodding point of this post is that life isn’t exactly going to plan, its not quite panning out as I had envisaged BUT I have so much to be thankful and grateful for! I am so blooming blessed to be surrounded by the most fantastic cheerleaders imaginable (female and male may I add).

I didn’t plan to start our co-habiting life together quite like this?

But.

You know what? Life is what you make of it? What good is there staying in bed and just worrying yourself and wasting precious moments thinking about the what ifs? I’m not letting this small set back phase me because in the scheme of things I’m one lucky girl to have all that I have and to have such an amazing support network!

The moral of this post is that sometimes things don’t go to plan but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of absolutely everything, I try to think of it as a small diversion? I suppose I’ve got to add a good 45 mins onto my journey due to a certain road being closed (which admittedly is blooming annoying but it’s not the end of the world is it?)

So my life motto for life right now is this…

GIOIT

(it actually matches the colour of my top…)

A little musing about life.

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If I’ve learnt anything after this leg/foot injury it is this.

Do not take any body part for granted. In Sheffield throughout my 3 years studying law I walked absolutely everywhere. It didn’t matter whether it was raining or shining… I still walked there and back to university every single day. Not once did I miss a day because I could not be bothered to walk. Those that know me well know I absolutely love going on adventures (which typically involves a lot of walking) it is without doubt one of my most favourite things to do. Since moving to Bristol I have been quite restricted in what I have been able to do! I had great ambitions on going on daily walks and being able to do LOTS and lots but I just haven’t been able to. I’ll be honest going anywhere on crutches completely exhausts me. I come home and quite often just get into bed because it’s so blooming tiring. This is by no means a ‘woe is my life post’ because I have an amazing life and I’m so incredibly blessed to share it with some amazing people. This post is more of a do not take your legs or any body part for granted! It is a gift, it a blooming marvellous gift to be able to walk around and to not have to depend on others! I have so much admiration to those that have no choose but to live their lives depending on either crutches or a wheelchair, for a heads up you guys are blooming amazing!

I suppose to some extent it doesn’t come as a surprise that my body is taking a long time to sort itself out because I’m to some extent a bit of a medical mystery when it comes to my joints, bones and muscles and I’m not quite ‘right’ (Will shall see this and make a remark agreeing with this statement). I suppose what I’m trying to say is that no one should let an ailment or ‘disability’ get in the way from pursuing life to the absolutely fullest. (Blog post coming up about such things).

I know it’s going to heal in time but it’s a subtle reminder to embrace every single day and to rejoice for every thing that I do! So my loves, the moral of this story is to take nothing or no one for granted but to still make life as dreamy as possible along the way (even in the not so good bits)

Love C xxx

Fitness Fri yay!

What better day to talk fitness than on a FRIYAY!

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I’ve recently set myself the challenge of getting fit! I kind of just want to do it for me! Y’know one of those things that you do for yourself because well you can? So yeah I am embarking on a fitness journey to tone those wobbly bits and to just generally get a little bit fitter! Soooo Fri-yay fitness will become a weekly thing and I will take you all along for the ride so to speak! So I am nearly finished my first week of work outs and cutting out the crap and I’m going to give you an honest account of how it all went!

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This was day one! You always feel the buzz at the beginning I find once you’ve pushed through the initial ‘pain’ I can’t remember whether I told you but I am using the smart wonder core trainer! It’s so good and it’s kind of a good place to start for a total novice! My work out consists of 8 sets which include

  • sit ups/crunches
  • push ups
  • bridge
  • scissor kicks
  • forearms/biceps
  • triceps
  • ab tucks
  • bicycling

I would totally recommend this machine for novices! It kind of gives you the extra boost you need! I’m starting with 50 of each but plan to up the amount as I go along! It’s also super good because you can adjust the resistance and can gradually make each set harder as you improve and get fitter! I must say I think the smart wonder core is pretty ingenious! It’s small and easy to store and it’s light weight!

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In actual fact I can fit it in the corner of the living room with the swiss ball! Which means it is super duper handy! One thing I’d say is to NOT push yourself at the beginning! It’s all too easy to run before you walk so to speak when it comes to this type of thing! I admittedly went a little too hard at first but I soon found a routine I was comfortable with!

Food wise, If you’ve been a loyal follower you’d know my relationship with food is a little unconventional so I am deliberately NOT counting calories… which might sound stupid but I have my reasons! I’m basically just trying to cut out unnecessary carbs and naughty things and instead finding healthy alternatives!

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I’m a tea drinker and before I went back to a standard brew I used to drink a whole host of healthy types of tea including green tea! So I am back on the tea bandwagon! I bloody love chocolate! It is definitely one of my biggest loves in life! So I started searching the tea aisles in Waitrose for a sweet tea alternative and I found something!

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I found this delish twinings tea! It’s a sweet chocolate and creamy hazelnut and is meant to taste like a praline truffle (which satisfies a chocoholic like me!) I know I’m 21, nearing 22 but I just saw this adorable travel mug on sale for £3 and had to snap it up! It makes post work out tea’s a little more cute and fun! I can also take a little bit of Disney with me to uni on a dark wintery day in the North!

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I also bought some gym gear to encourage me! Which kind of helped put me in the mood so to speak! These aren’t my work out trainers (they have clouds on and are from CK because the rest of my stuff is pretty boring in either black, grey or white! So a pop of colour on my feet are needed!

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They are kind of like marmite but I LOVE them! ❤ So yes!

I’ll be honest my arms have been killing because I literally have zero muscle in my arms… so I have a LONG way to go! So I have woken up with the sorest of triceps and biceps. BUT kudos to me because I persevered! I think I already mentioned that I have my eye on the fitbit alta! Which will help me track my steps (I’m living in the city next year so I have about a 40 min walk to uni!) so 80 min walk every day should get my steps going! Me and my friend are also planning on either joining Yoga or aqua aerobics at the sport centre which is literally minutes away from where I live! So yes! Lots of plans in motion! I shall keep you all up to date!

Like I said I’m doing this for me and for my happiness because that’s what matters right? Anyway feel free to join me on my fitness journey ❤

 

Have a fab Fri-yay you gorgeous bunch of narna’s ❤

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Let’s get fit!

So it’s the beginning of a new month! I feel like I should set myself a goal of getting fit! I want to try and tone up my body! It’s not about calorie counting this time around. It’s about everything in moderation and daily work outs! It’s super late at night but today was day one of the work outs and eating everything in moderation! I’m currently using the wonder core which is proving amazing for tackling troublesome tummy areas! I have such a short body so I just need to desperately tone it! My main aim is to tone, tone and TONE!


I feel like our health is so incredibly important and as I’m getting older my metabolism will be less kind so I need to start some sort of ‘get fit’ I will also benefit mood wise because exercise produces endorphins (just like chocolate) but without the guilt! I think I will at some point do a review of the ‘smart wonder core’ because it is really good! It’s easy to store and it’s lights to move! I’m also using a Swiss gym ball in my daily exercise routine (need to master my balance before I get too into that!) A Fitbit Alta is already on my birthday list and with a daily commute to university next year! I will embrace health and fitness. So yes! Stay tuned for health and fitness updates on the webosphere!