Monday, July 27, 2015

Spain Stole My Soul

Helloooo shimmers,

Spain is one of my absolute favourite countries. This summer I was lucky enough to visit it again.
This year I was in the Costa Del Sol in a town called Nerja. We visited Granada, which is now at the top of my favourite cities alongside Barcelona. We also visited a little Spanish village called Frigiliana. 
I love the little houses and the streets are all beautifully cared for. The people and the the culture just draws me into this beauty of a country.
Here are some pictures for you to hopefully enjoy.

Laura x

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Weightloss Story

I hope you are all well, it's been a few weeks!

This year was the year I was determined to get fit and healthy. I turned twenty and wanted to turn a new chapter in my life...and what a crazy 6 months it has been. It has been a roller coaster but fantastic.

At the beginning of the year I was okay with how I looked I knew I was bigger than I wanted to be but had learnt to love my body and myself. However I decided to get fitter. For the last 4 months I have walked 10,000 steps a day. I also did a 90 day sugar detox, I ate nothing with added and unnatural sugars in it. It was a challenge but I love a good challenge and it made me feel so much better. 
I went from a UK size 16 to a UK size 10/12 in 6 months and could not be happier with my progress. I have done no dieting, I still eat the foods I want to eat, I sill bake and eat the baking. I eat slighytly smaller portions than I used to but they used to be fairly big! I don't dsnack I just eat three meals a day and walk 10000 steps. I have lost over 3 stone and feel so much better in myself. My confidence has grown and I feel well and fit and healthy!

It is challenging losing wait especially when, like myself, the weight got put on over a long period of time and so I thought it would take a really long time to lose, but it really didn't. Hard work and morivation really pays off. Also having the support around you makes all the difference, even if my gran is trying to feed me cream cakes!!

When you don't see people for a while and then you have a dramatic change in the way you look, their reactions are prices less. However you will get asked the same questions over and over but only shows they care. Question 1 is usually "is everything okay, are you well?" ...once you have clarified that you are in fact well the second question is "how did you manage to lose so much weight"!
This one is two years ago and then now.

Also the way in which I lost the weight was more of a lifestyle change and ao far the weight has been to maintain. 
Thank you thank you thank you for everyone's support and love. Thank you to the #weightlosswednesday crew for inspiration and motivation.
Laura x

(Disclaimer~ I am in no way an expert on this topic, this is my own experience and what has worked for me) 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pinterest Addiction

It's bad...oh dear it is bad!

I pinned 600 things in 1 day ( 3 hours!), I have become truly obsessed with pinterest! Completely and utterly addicted! It is like youtube you search one thing and 3 hours later you are looking at cat in bowties (which are soooo super cute!). Anyone and everyone on pinterest pins things they know they will never do but looks super cool and wishes they could do something like that, and then feels inadequate and so tries something they have pinned and fails miserably! We've all been there!
I have everything from home decor, crafts, photography, wedding dresses, quotes and cats in bowties plus sooo much more!

If you would like to check out my pins boards feel free to here! I have pre-warned you about the randomness, but there are so many pretty things!

Floral eyes - so pretty!

I mean look at that....never going to do it but it looks so incredibly awesome!
I dont often get addicted to things but when I do I get super addicted for a short period of time and then stop...and then start again, and start again I have!!

Laura x

Friday, June 26, 2015

True friends may be apart in distance but never in heart

"True friends may be apart in distance but never in heart"
University this term has been the best six months ever. I have met the most amazing people and got to have great adventures with them, even if it is just chilling doing nothing together, it was the best. With being at a University that has a large population of international students and students that are only there for a year or a term comes the heart break of saying 'see you later'. I refuse to say goodbye cause I will see them soon! I met some of the most amazing, inspirational and kind hearted people this term and at the end of May had to say our 'see you laters'. I know that I will be friends with them for life and we keep in constant contact (thank you snapchat!).
This term has shown me too live each day with passion and a purpose. Make that day worth getting up for. Even if it is doing nothing but being around people or going on an adventure or catching up on that to-do list that just keeps getting longer!
If you had asked me at Christmas if I was an introvert or extrovert, I would have said introvert, ask me now and I will say extrovert. Being around good people gives me energy and makes me so happy, I will sit ten minutes on my own and be like...where are the people, lets go to the people! I am the happiest I have ever been and that's down to the people I know and love and that I feel love back from, they are super!
You would be surprised what you can do with no money and great people, I saw more of the city in 4 months than I have seen in 20 years! When people can make you feel special just by being there and wanting to spend time with you, and you would give them all the time in the world, they are the best friends anyone could ever ask for.
Luckily they all aren't international students and this year I have found a best friend for life and we are going to be flatmate next year, I know it is going to be such a blast and I can not wait!!

it's not what we have in LIFE, but who we have in our LIFE that matters.

Laura x
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