The New (Unwanted) Me

If you follow me on Instagram or have seen my previous post, you will be aware that I spent a week in hospital at the end of January thanks to slipped discs in my spine. Well this is a bit of an update/getting things off my chest post relating to that. If you want to read the back story of what happened you can find it here: https://afterbabyblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/life-in-pain/

I’ve now been out of hospital for well over a month and I’m still struggling a lot. I left hospital still barely able to walk and the pain was quite literally uncontrollable.

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Is Age Just A Number?

“Happy Birthday to me!” Yes, today is my 31st Birthday….. 31….. younger me would have said I am now old.

I suppose in a way I am but I don’t really feel old and they do say that age is just a number, is that true though?

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February – The Month of (Self)Love

Happy Valentines Day everybody!

Now, I’m going to sound quite cynical but, I don’t “do” Valentine’s day. I don’t believe that one day is going to make a difference to a relationship and I think love should be celebrated every day. Love isn’t just tied to relationships either…..

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Life In Pain

Imagine waking up every morning, unable to sit on the toilet or bend over the sink to splash water on your face until you’ve been up and walking about for at least half an hour.

As some of you may know, if you follow my Instagram, I’ve spent the last week in hospital due to herniated discs in my spine. This is a more personal post than usual but I thought I’d share what’s been happening in the hope it will help people understand what it’s like to live with chronic pain and hopefully sharing the experience will help someone else feel less alone with what they’re going through.

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When Life Takes Over

I don’t get food guilt anymore but I know a lot of people do. They eat a takeaway then regret it and even punish themselves for doing so. I like “bad food”, it’s half the reason I needed to diet in the first place, so I’m not going to stop eating it just because I’m “On Slimming World”. 

I usually have a cheat night on a Tuesday after weigh in but sometimes life gets in the way and there are no good options available or, you just don’t want the good options so I will have bad food on a different day as well as my regular Tuesday. 

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New Year, New…. Nothing

I have decided that this year I won’t be making any resolutions, I won’t be working on a new me and I certainly won’t be taking out a gym membership! 

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That Weird Week

Another year is nearly over and we’re currently in that weird week between Christmas and New Year where you don’t really know what to do with yourself or what day it even is.

I’m failing miserably at getting back on the Slimming bandwagon but desperate to get back on the yoga train as I literally hurt everywhere! I think the food side I can slowly work on as I clear the crap food from the house and start to refill my fruit bowl with actual fruit instead of chocolate oranges and the pile of sweets that it is currently housing. The exercise part is going to start again today though; I am adamant about that. 

What I am thinking about this week though is the year ahead and what I plan to do this year. My blog has been quite a success so far and my Instagram page is still gaining followers daily so I know I’m not going to change what I’m doing with them overall but I do feel I could do more.

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