I’ve literally known Maria since I was born. First introduced to me as Mia, I have many memories of begging to play with her and my sisters since I could just about talk. From family holidays, birthday parties and major life milestones Maria has been there as my two sister’s best friend (along with the fourth member Cathy) for all of my life. As the (almost) 26 years have gone by, Maria is considered a very close family friend to not only my two sisters but all of my siblings and I. It’s amazing to be part of other peoples journey’s through-out life regardless to whether or not we take different paths. Maria always sent me wonderful wishes and words of encouragement when I was embarking on any big life adventures and I feel like now its time to celebrate her achievements. [Read more…]
Week 2 started off on an extremely positive note, I was feeling fresh and ready for the week ahead.
When I focus and get my head in the game, I’m unstoppable and thats a really important thing for me to realise. If you, like me, tend to be an emotional eater you may find yourself eating when you’re not even hungry. Story of my life it seems! We find ourselves turning to food in times of stress, anxiety, boredom? The list of reasons why you may find yourself grabbing the most sugary thing you can get your hands on is endless. Everyone has different trigger points that lead us to comfort foods and mindless eating which more times than not result in a feeling of guilt. Ever eat the whole bag of crisps and think oh shit?lol don’t worry you’re not the only one!
Emotional eating can lead to much worse eating behaviours and habits so its important to be able to identify when you need help or accept that you may possibly be in denial. Treating food as a quick fix to hide feelings and emotions means you aren’t dealing with things properly and you’re not in control of neither your mind or your body. I’ve said it many times before, a healthy mind is a healthy life. [Read more…]
Its been a bit of a struggle settling back in over the past four months and getting back into the swing of things. Not only did we move home, but with starting a new job, meeting up with friends and all the big changes to our lives, it was the last thing on my mind to be conscious of a perfectly balanced diet. Lets just say I enjoyed being back in Ireland this summer when it came down to food. Being deprived of all your “favourite” comfort foods while living on another continent is difficult and I may have over indulged – just a smidgen. lol. Which faced me with the old dilemma of ‘where do I even start?”.
I decided that it was perfect timing with the new fitness, workout studio opening in my job the past few weeks. I’m extremely lucky that where I work offers such amazing amenities to its employees. We have a full workout studio where they have multiple classes available during the week; before work, during lunch time and after work. An array of classes including TRX, boxing, bootcamp, yoga and core conditioning are available. After a little bit of hesitation (mainly being shy as I’m still a newbie) I signed up and thought this might not only be a good way to exercise but also to meet people and to get a little more social. I forgot how good the endorphins after exercise feel! Such a good release of energy and a lot of fun. I’ve gotten to know the girls in my department really well and its nice to do something that isn’t work related all the time. Shout out to Kate, Miriam, Hannah and Zoe! [Read more…]