Sunday, June 19, 2016

SUNDAY SUMMARY 19/06

One week down being healthy and I've been pleasantly surprised! All week I've being doing my best to eat healthily and cook proper meals rather than running into Tesco on an evening for a Rustlers burger (guilty pleasure!). I got stuck in to making homemade pizza, homemade meatballs and pasta, plenty of porridge with honey and chicken and avocado wraps! I've stuck to my first full week and I'm very proud of myself! I did treat myself to a bit of chocolate and wine on Friday and Saturday night but we're allowed a little treat on a weekend!

This week me and my sister actually went back to Alton Towers, I know, twice in one month?! We were desperate to try out The Smiler since we didn't get on it last time and really wanted to go whilst the schools were back so the park would be really quiet. It was so much better and we even managed to get on everything twice as we never had to queue! Last trip for a while I promise...my bank balance does not appreciate it as much as I do!

I've also been binge watching Greys Anatomy this week. My friend at work started watching it a little while ago and urged me to give it a go too. I'm nearly up to season 4 now (not all in one week by the way!) and its so addictive! It's the perfect mix of a serious drama and comedy to lighten it up a tad as it can be quite dark at times.  I know its probably not 100% medically correct however I do also find it really quite interesting! I could never work in the medical field mind you, I'm far too squeamish and those long hours would kill me!

For my birthday this year I asked Paul for a FitBit since I'm really trying to change my lifestyle for the better. It came the other day and he was a softie and let me have it now even though it isn't my birthday til the end of the month. I've been using it since Thursday and I love it so far! I'll do a proper review after I have used it a little longer but it is definitely helping to keep me motivated and fun to use!

My plan for the rest of my Sunday evening now is to have a nice, long hot shower and a pamper and cuddle up on the sofa with my pooch to watch some rubbish TV or yet more Greys Anatomy! Hope you've had a lovely weekend and happy fathers day!

-Alison xx

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

OPERATION GET FIT

This was my actual food shop for this week, can I just point out that my weekly food shop has not included this much fruit and veg for a long time (other than guinea pig food...). I'm finally determined to get off my bum and try and get back in shape again!

Last year I was probably the fittest I had ever been as I was a student and only working part time therefore I had an awful lot of spare time to fit in exercisng. I must admit, my diet wasn't great but I got away with it as I worked out for at least 30 minutes, 5-7 times a week!

Ever since beginning to work full time at a desk job I have just completly fallen out of routine. I stopped exercising at all for months on end. I could not be bothered to cook proper meals any more due to getting home later and being more tired therefore the amount of ready meals and takeaways increased! That really took its toll and now I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I'm by no means overweight hwoever, I am just uncomfortable in my skin and I want to feel good and healthy like I did a year ago!

It is my plan to revamp my eating habits. I aim to crack down on my portion control and quit chocolate/sweets through the week and reward myself on a Sunday with a rest day and a cheat meal. I am going to alternate between HIIT training and yoga and I'm even getting a FitBit from Paul from my birthday!

It's only Wednesday night but I have stuck to this pretty well and I havent lost any motivation...yet..! I even took Paul to Tesco last night to pick up a pizza and which I even cooked for him whilst I ate a baked potato, if that is not willpowever I don't know what is!

So, wish me luck. I'll try and stick to this one this time and check in now and again here with how I'm progressing!

-Alison xx

Sunday, June 12, 2016

ATTEMPTED NAIL ART

I attempted some nail art last night, if you can even call it that.

I'm not one to mess about with my nails as I just don't have the steady hands to do so however, I was tidying up my dressing table and noticed the Ciate glitters I have from last years advent calendar which I still have not used! I was aiming to do a summery green grass and sunshine nail but in fact it looks more like Christmas...oh well! I also intended on doing more of an ombre glitter with it being more intense at the tip then reducing down, however, due to my aforementioned unsteady hands, this was near enough impossible and I ended up spilling the glitter everywhere.

Safe to say, I ain't no nail artist, but at least I tried ey?

Saturday, June 11, 2016

ALTON TOWERS - BEST DAY EVER




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The other day me and my sister went to Alton Towers. We planned it last month and we have been ready to burst with excitement ever since. I've got no idea as to why I was so excited as I have always been terrified of fast rides and I've never been before, however for some reason I was haha! 

Turns out, it was actually the best day ever. The first ride we went on was Galactica and I won't lie, it made me feel really sick (probably motion sickness from the VR) and I hated 99% of it. We then went straight on Nemesis before I had the chance to think about it and it was the most fun I have ever had. I think I have definitely been cured of my rollercoaster fear and we are already planning on going again as unfortunaely we did not have time to go on The Smiler as we ended up getting stuck on the cable cars for half an hour...

I would wholly recommend this for a day out as I loved every second, despite being a huge wimp! There was so much to do alongside the rides such as visiting Alton Towers themselves as well as the Sharkbait Reef Aquarium! Unfortunately, I did not get many photos as I was having too much fun to think about getting my camera out but we will most definitely be going again before the end of the year. 

What's your favourite ride at Alton Towers?! 

-Alison xx

Friday, June 10, 2016

SUMMER IN SOUTHPORT


Yes, that is the sea in the very very very far distance...

Chocolate and caramel ice cream!Oh my god!
Yesterday was a sorcher! I woke up and the whole flat was already warm so I could'nt resist getting out and about whilst I still can during my week off work. The bf had had quite a bad nights sleep so he was having a lie in so I messaged my sister to see if she was up for a last minute beach trip, and of course she was! My usual beach choice in the North West is Blackpool, simply because I know my way around there the most. However, we thought we may as well try a different part of the coast and set off to Southport.

The whole day was in the mid twenties and was so warm, definintely not something I'm used to! Unfortunately the tide was really far out, and I mean several miles(!) so we didn't get to have a paddle but we did have a lovely walk up and down the pier. After a mooch around the seaside, the shops, fish and chips for lunch and a double scoop icecream for pudding we were done in! I do love a good last minute trip out, especially when the weather is so nice as it seems so rare these days! I've been very lucky for my week off work to have such nice weather though it looks like it's going downhill from now!

In the car home I could feel and see my skin starting to burn and by the time I got home I resembled a lobster! I never burn, nor do I tan therfore I don't even own suncream. Totally my own fault and I've most definitely learned next time I'm at the coast this summer!

What are your favourite summer days out?

-Alison