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Loose Things Are All That Fits Me Right Now

Following on from my mindset post (which, my friends I need to thank you all for all of the love and support I received since publishing), I wanted to chat a little about weight gain. That dreaded topic that everyone always seems to have on their mind. whether its because your jeans are too tight or you just feel sluggish and heavy, everyone at some point has weight on their mind. 
As most of you know I fell very ill (three years ago this September and I'm sorry to talk about it a lot but it's a huge part of my life) and I was diagnosed with Colitis disease. Dramatic weightloss and not having the ability to keep in food proved difficult and my body went under all sorts of changes. I went down to 9 stone, which for me is incredibly light and was the lightest I'd been in years. Being a dancer and dance teacher my whole life I've been at a "normal" healthy weight with a lot of muscle and was averaging 11 - 11.7. 

It's so tough when your body changes and you ha…

5 Ways I Changed My Mindset | Lifestyle

It's taken me so may attempts to finally figure out how I wanted to introduce this post, so thought I'd start from the beginning of this mindful journey I've experienced and still experiencing.

Since January my life has changed in multiple ways. I started a new job which has had a huge impact on my quality of life, and how I now actually have spare time and freedom. My health has improved dramatically (with the occasional flare) because I have time to take care of myself. I actually plan, prep, experiment with food so much more as diet is so important to my IBD. I don't have excessive stress anymore which actually prevented me from eating and caused severe anxiety. As well as those factors,I lost a very close family member not long ago. It's always such a hard time in your life when you lose someone, and that was really the moment that made me rethink health and me, myself and I. 
I started being a lot more mindful and put a great deal of focus into who I was surroun…

My Fav Gluten Free, Vegan Pancake Recipes

When I think of pancakes I think of the words delicious, fun, filling and addicted. I'm one of those that can't go a week without having pancakes at least once, honestly I eat them so much. It's one of those meals that can be played around with so much, with the combinations and possibilities being endless. 

I like to not only experiment with my toppings but also with the way I make the pancakes, as on of my food goals is to find the perfect recipe for the perfect stack. So, one Sunday morning at the parents house I held a pancake morning and had them as my taste testers.

Recipe 1: Berry adaptation of Naturally Stephanie's pancake recipe
 1 1/4 cup oats (I used GF)  1/2 tbsp. baking powder  1 tsp vanilla extract  1 1/4 cup plant based milk  1/2 banana Fresh Berries Dark Choc Chips  I blend up all the ingredients in a NutriBullet or any food processor and BOOM! It's as easy as that. 


The feedback from the fam for recipe number one was that the inside was a little too gooey com…

Busting Out My Timeless River Island Playsuit | Spain OOTD

We all have those items of clothing that we just keep year after year. Or is that just me? It's typical hoarder behaviour, however proves to be beneficial as fashion seems to do one massive circle and when that holiday period comes back around your sorted. This playsuit has been there for me when I need a simple evening get up to hit to dance floor, and an easy day to night holiday outfit. It's just so great to have in the wardrobe and the quality means that it's got even more life left in it. 


This day was a pretty warm one, so having something I was going to spend the evening in and felt comfortable in was vital. Just simply changing up the bag and shoes completely alters the whole look.  


Hoops: Jewellery Box Lipstick: Glo & Ray Playsuit: River Island (old) Similar  Bag: Whistles Shoes: Primark

I'll forever be a fan of a monochrome outfit, or one that is simple with minimum factors to it especially when on holiday. The combination of the red lipstick and the metallic b…