So far so good

Today is day 7 of no sugar or flour. In the past, when I’ve given up sugar, this means giving up all sweet processed foods too. However, I would sometimes eat savoury bread products or flour-based foods so long as there was no sugar in it. I’ve been reading a lot and watching videos and…

Back to basics / Refocus

Twelve weeks of lockdown are behind us, and it’s still not clear what the future holds. Restrictions are easing across the UK, but not consistently, and it feels like some people have been ignoring them for some time. However, a lot of us are sticking to the rules and making the most of a difficult…

As the sun sets on this decade…

…it’s time to reflect. Normally I’d be all for reflecting on all the things that have happened – or not happened – what it all means and what massive challenge I need to set myself to start running into the new year with gusto. However, all I can think lately is that it’s a bit…

New Year’s Resolutions

Fear not, it’s not quite January! However, tomorrow I’ll have completed another trip around the sun, so now is as good a time as any to set some new year’s resolutions. I’m not one for setting goals on 1st Jan anymore, mostly because it’s bollocks and I’ve never managed to achieve goals that I start…

Stress & Anxiety

I’ve never really thought of myself as someone who deals with a lot of anxiety, and when you look up the symptoms of it, for sure I don’t experience the worst of such a disorder (is that even the right word?). However, after a friend shared a post about living with anxiety a while ago,…

Self compassion

I’m not particularly good at saying no. To say no inevitably means letting someone down, or disappointing them, and I guess I’m probably a bit of a people pleaser, so I say yes, even when I don’t want to. Life gets busy and complicated at times though, and to save our sanity, we have to…

Self-care and the C word….

‘Self-care’ is such a buzz phrase these days, it’s almost become an eye-rolling event to dare to use it.  Yet, use it I shall.  I think life has become so busy for most of us now, they’re like dirty words you use to tell people that actually Janet, I need to take some time out…

Living la vida debt-free

I’ve finally done it.  I’ve paid off all my credit cards.  It’s a goal i’ve had for about 3 years, and though I virtually thought about it everyday and willed this moment to come, I can’t really believe it has.  I made the final payment at the end of June when I was paid, then…

Back to the grind…

I’ve had a much needed break this last week, spending time with my pirate triathlon friends and supporting many of them as they took on the challenge of Ironman Lanzarote. It was a brutal day, and not everyone that crossed that start line managed to cross the finish line, but it’s not easy. If it…