Welcome to my thoughts on living the best, healthy lifestyle I can post 40. Expect posts about healthy diet, exercise, peri menopause, anxiety and how I manage some quite big lifestyle changes.

  • Low oestrogen- the effects I knew nothing about

    March 10, 2022 by

    I started getting Peri-Menopause symptoms about 3 years ago. A year later I was taking gel oestrogen (along with oral progesterone) and started to feel a little better. You sort of think job done when you’re on HRT but Spring of 2021 some of my symptoms were returning. My GP upped my dosage to 2… Read more

  • Put your back into it (me and my herniated disc)

    January 31, 2021 by

    It was all going so well. In 2019 I lost about 3 stones, managed to become IBS symptom free and was probably the fittest I’d ever been, doing a variety of exercise and loving it. 2020 started well and I was starting to consider seeing a personal trainer as I wanted to push myself further,… Read more

  • Overnight Oats

    January 13, 2021 by

    One of my favourite breakfasts is overnight oats. I love them because …. 1) They are quick and easy to prepare 2) You prepare them the night before so it gives you an extra 10 minutes in bed! 3) They taste delicious 4) There are so many different ways to make them, they never get… Read more

  • Wanderlust

    January 10, 2021 by

    I think second only to seeing family and friends, travel is what I have missed the most in this last year. At the moment travelling anywhere seems an amazing prospect. I miss the research, the planning, the countdown, that giddy feeling as you board the plane – that long awaited trip is actually happening! Our… Read more

  • What does anxiety look like?

    November 7, 2019 by

    If you have never suffered from anxiety it can be really hard to understand. If you suffer from anxiety it can be really hard to explain. The main problem is that the person suffering will often be quite good at hiding it. Take this photo below. This was taken one morning before work. I was… Read more

  • Exercise after injury

    October 24, 2019 by

    Please note exercise after injury should be discussed with your medical practitioner. This is what I did, everyone’s recovery is different. The one thing being immobilised taught me was the importance of moving, for both my physical and mental health. I had got into some really bad habits before my accident. I found excuses not… Read more

  • From broken ankle to back on my feet

    August 21, 2019 by

    In 2018 I broke my ankle. I was on holiday in Lisbon and slipped stepping out of a metro station, landed squarely on top of my right ankle and bashed it on the step. There began a journey that lead to a big examination of my health, although I now realise my health was in… Read more

  • How did I get here?

    August 21, 2019 by

    All my adult life I have considered myself reasonably healthy, eaten my 5 a day, exercised (I was a dance teacher for some time), but also enjoyed life. Somewhere along the line that all went awry. Chronic IBS symptoms took a hold, my mental health spiralled downwards and then a number of minor accidents led… Read more

  • Dear Home

    March 27, 2021 by

    Dear Home, It’s been over a year since we started spending a lot more time together and you’ve adapted so well. You went from spending 35 hours a week alone, in tranquil peace and quiet, to having all of us around virtually 24/7. Your clearly defined rooms became multi functional overnight – offices, classrooms, gyms/dance… Read more

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