It is time to start taking things seriously

I have always struggled to lose weight for many reasons. One I’m on the contraceptive pill and I think that plays a big part in it, two I just don’t enjoy cooking and experimenting with food and three my joints. It is difficult when you live at home with your family and they don’t want to eat what you’re eating which means you’re cooking two separate meals – I haven’t got time or money for that.

We recently booked a holiday to Bulgaria in September and I definitely want to shift some timber for this. I also came across a challenge with Cancer Research in September as well and I want to do it. Whilst I am writing this I’m watching the London Marathon and these people taking part are inspirational, it has really put a perspective that I can also take on a challenge.

Losing 3lbs this week has made me realise I can actually do this and I will lose weight this time. I say it all of the time but this time I am 100% serious.

Watch this space 😀

The Sound – book review

I am currently reading this really interesting book called ‘The Sound’ by Sarah Alderson which I came across for 50p in the Cancer Research charity shop. At the moment I am 78 pages in and just cannot put it down (work is getting in the way). One of the reasons I am enjoying this book so much is because the story has not been given away yet but the character development is bloody brilliant.

The main character is called Ren, she is a British 17-year-old teenage girl who travelled to America for a nannying job. The Tripp family seem really nice (Brodie is hilarious) and they are wealthy, the people she has met so far seem a little wild but I cannot quite figure them out. Without giving a spoiler away, she meets a boy or two and trying to work out which one is going to be better is a toughy.

Another great factor for this book is it I feel like it relates to me a little, the whole renting a bike and forgetting how to ride one because you don’t ride them very often. Yep, that is 100% me and I need to get back on my bike, there’s where the book inspires me.

I guess reviewing this book at this point is a little silly but I have a feeling I will finish it fairly soon as it comes out on my lunch breaks and I read it before I go to bed. I will do a full review of the book once I have finished it.

Race for Life 2016

Today was the day, today we had to tackle 10k at Markeaton Park in Derby and wow it was hard. The turnout, the weather and atmosphere was great, it was definitely a day to remember. If you are considering doing Race for Life, do it without hesitation and even get a big group of friends together, you’ll love it.

I did the race with my friend Rachel, we took part 6 years ago and only did 5k back then. I’ve got to say, this year it was really difficult and it felt like it was never going to end however I am really happy I did it.

We started off running and then my asthma decided it wanted to say hello, the joys of being asthmatic. My joints were causing me havoc as well, I honestly thought my legs were going to give in as my hips were in absolute agony. Again, worth the pain.

I thought it was brilliant the way Tom from Capital FM kept everyone going with his spirit and cheering people on as they were coming up to the finish line. He gave us the final push we needed so thanks Tom!

Oh also, thank you to the volunteers at the event today handing out water and those pain au chocolats, they were incredible to eat after using up all of my sugar energy.

It was a fantastic day and I am really looking forward to taking on bigger challenges. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me and supported me through this. The whole day and fundraising has been a huge success.

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Just three weeks to go until the big 10k

In January I decided to take on the challenge of doing a 10K run for Race for Life during the summer. Well the date is approaching, I only have three weeks left which feels a bit surreal because I will admit that I’m not ready for it. I mean I can walk that but run? Pfft no. I have been training and changing things though just to prepare me for the race however being an asthmatic and having Joint Hypermobility Syndrome makes things a little difficult. My aim is to run though so I will try and prove my body wrong!!!

35127_1487679945703_863489_nThis was me 6 years ago doing Race for Life with Rachel.

I love that picture, it shows how great it was to do Race for Life and to be honest it also saddens me as I was so slim back then (okay not so slim but a hell of a lot slimmer). I look back at this and it pushes me to carry on and not give up on something I want to do. It also lets me appreciate the trainers I have now, those ones are horrendous.

If anybody would like to sponsor me, even if it is just £1 as every £1 will help save a life then I have popped the link below. I would be over the moon as I’m just £45 away from reaching £300 which will be £100 over my target.

Race for Life donation page

Thank you xxx