2018 New Year

It’s been a good while since I’ve properly written on the blog but after an unexpected 2017, that at times seemed like it would only be filled with downs and the prospect of any ups being on the horizon seeming slim to none, I figured that if I ever wanted to get back into blogging jumping in head first and drafting up some posts would be a good place to start.

I’d like to write more travel posts – I’ve always considered myself lucky to have travelled the amount I have and I’d love to do some travel / destination guides to showcase some of my must visit places around the world that hopefully might help and inspire others – along with introducing some weightier think pieces on the blog and of course keeping my lighter style and beauty content too.

So here’s to a New Year, new beginnings and a hopefully newly invigorated zest for blogging (again)…


Happy April! Seriously, where is this year going? Spring is officially here and, hopefully, nicer weather will eventually be on the way. I love this time of year – there’s something about the clocks jumping forward and getting that extra daylight that makes me feel much more motivated to tackle items on my never ending To Do lists.  Continue reading “APRIL GOALS”


How To Regain Your Motivation To Lose WeightLast week I joined Slimming World. My first weekly weigh in was yesterday and I was pretty pleased to be down 5 1/2 lbs. I’ve often started diets, but I’ve always lost my motivation after a few weeks, or at best a few months. This time around I definitely feel more determined to stick at it until I reach the target I’ve set myself. Which got me to thinking about how to regain your motivation to lose weight.

I’m sure I’m not the only person who has fallen into the trap of having one bad snack and then writing the rest of day off, or often, the rest of the week because “I might as well start afresh on Monday” and then the next thing you know three months have passed and you’ve fallen so far off the wagon you can’t even see it it in the distance anymore. The wagon is a dot to you. (Bonus points if you get that Friends reference!)

So, instead of continuing to backtrack on any progress I had made, I’ve made a conscious decision to put on my big girl pants and jump back into the healthier lifestyle I’m trying to lead. I know this is something it feels like everyone says but honestly, if I can do it – anyone can do it. It doesn’t mean having to take huge steps and going full Gwyneth Paltrow. You can regain your motivation by making small changes, but start by making them today.

So, here are a few ways to stay motivated to lose weight: Continue reading “HOW TO REGAIN YOUR MOTIVATION TO LOSE WEIGHT”