Happy Monday!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Why does the weekend always go so so fast?? And the week drags by. So unfair.

We had a pretty quiet weekend (like most weekends at the moment tbh, being skint = no excitement!!). On Saturday we had planned to go swimming but something had zapped my motivation and we decided against it. Instead we headed to Silverburn to find a wedding gift for Roberts cousin who gets married this coming weekend.

I wore this lovely new "Minnie Mouse" bag, which got its nickname from Robert while I was deciding wether to buy it or not. He said it looked like something Minnie Mouse would wear and that totally sealed the deal for me. Isn't it cute ;)

While we were at silverburn I bought this game for our Wii... And ended up with sore thumbs after playing it for 3 hours solid!!

On Sunday I spent most of the day with my mum and dad - they just got back from a week in Tenerife, and I missed them loads! It's weird I never used to be as bad when they went to Spain for months at a time. I think maybe just with everything that's gone on recently I just want my mum to be near. Not sure how il cope when they go back to Spain!!

Last week at nursery this week.. And only 3 proper weeks of uni left! Got 2 weeks holiday and 6 weeks in school but it's scary how close we are getting to the end of the course!

Got some nursery work to catch up on now, it's been way too easy to slack on this placement because there isn't daily paperwork but it will be back to the grind soon!

Bye for now x

Thin for 30.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

So this totally happened today...

And this...

And then pizza for dinner. I know that's totally fat behaviour, but this is what's happening tomorrow...

Yup, I'm back on my diet. At the start of the year I was totally motivated for losing weight, I was even doing some exercise which is SO unlike me. Life got in the way though and when things got stressful, planning healthy meals was least of my priorities. But as of tomorrow I'm back on it.

Up until the end of 2011 I was sorta following the weight watchers plan, but I just can't afford the subscription fee at the moment, so I've switched over to good old fashioned calorie counting. The My Fitness Pal app is great for this.. It has a database of foods that covers everything from basic foods, brand names and eating out. I really need to be able to track on the go, or I end up nibbling and not counting it, so having this app on my iPhone is perfect.

I did a big shop from tesco tonight, with lots of healthy options and I've also drawn up a basic exercise plan with a mixture of 30 Day shred, walking and swimming. I hope to start running soon but I'm so unfit so I hope that a few weeks of walking will build my fitness up a bit first.

I'm actually feeling really motivated and excited about this, which is good because diets really don't work if you go into it dragging your heels.

Wish me luck!

Jilly xoxo

Ps, if any of you use my fitness pal, add me as a friend, username is Jillyloves :)

Getting real and getting organised.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Can i start 2012 over? Its been a bit of a write off so far.

I saw in the new year ill with Shingles, and wasn't able to go back to uni until 16th January. Had to have an extension on an essay, and missed a whole week of classes and lectures, which really threw me off. I was back for less than 1 week (and had only handed in that stressfest of an essay a matter of hours!) when I had the bad news about my aunt, things moved quickly with that, and she passed away and we had a funeral to attend, things to help my uncle with. Last week I started my nursery placement which I felt super unprepared for, and managed to catch a cold that's had me feeling crap for the past week. I managed to start a diet which lasted a total of about 8 days, in the hope of losing the 10lbs (yes, 10 freaking pounds) that I put on over Christmas. I think we did 1 big shop the whole of January, so when that was gone we were continually eating take outs, or weird thrown together mash ups of meals. Bit of a shambles really.

I kinda feel that I haven't settled back into real life since the Christmas holidays, despite attempts to get myself organised (that have lasted a matter of days).

Uni wise I can sort of afford to be disorganised at the moment coz I'm on nursery placement which has much much much less work than school placement, but I feel I'm getting myself into lazy habits. Really need to sort that out, particularly because I have 2 more essays and a school placement coming up.

Home wise, Robert has really been holding the fort, keeping the house clean and tidy and making sure I have clean pants... He hasn't even got annoyed with me when I hand him bizarre concoctions of crap food from the freezer either. He's been great at looking after me :)

I feel really unmotivated to do anything. I have ideas and thoughts about things I want to do... But putting them into action is a whole other story! I hate feeling like this.

So my aim for the remainder of February is to get myself organised, and start actually dealing with real life again, instead of taking naps to make it go away. (I think I might have to finally admit that naps don't fix everything)

I plan to :-
*start writing daily to do lists, these really help me get things done.
*start writing a meal plan again.
*track everything I eat with my fitness pal app (more on this soon)
*finish reading my meditation for dummies book, and find time to meditate - I hope this will help me de-stress.
*introduce some exercise into my day - the light nights coming in should make this easier.
*be in bed by 10.30 every weeknight, asleep by 11.15.
*spend less time looking at twitter/Facebook/pinterest etc, use my time more wisely
*tackle some of my uni reading list - try read 1 item per day

Hopefully if I stick to this list il feel a bit more organised and in control of things, as well as de-stressing and looking after myself!

How do you de-stress? Any tips for motivating yourself when things aren't going so great? Please leave me some ideas in the comments :)

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