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I love the colours in my roasted veg mix ๐Ÿ˜ .
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I freaked out a little today, I compared a photo from end of Apr to a photo taken today... n yes there is a difference, I would say a big difference & well I freaked out... I think after working so hard to loose all the weight and now it seems to be creeping (or rushing) back on... I know, I'm pregnant but still!! .
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Anyhow I've somewhat calmed down & I just need to focus on being healthy & active throughout this pregnancy... I can't wait to get back to spinning next week... going for a run with a few girls tomorrow morning which I'm really looking forward too ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€ .
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Roasted cauliflower, squash and onions spiced with #fennel #peppercorn #chilliflakes a great accompaniment to #mixedgrains and #mixedsalad #lovenutritiousfood #homecooking #lovetocook


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Summer salad of home grown courgette shavings dressed with olive oil, lemon, garlic and seasoning #lovenutritiousfood #courgette #lemon #garlic #summersalad #homegrown #homemade #homecooking #vegan #vegetarian


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Yayyy I can finally talk about the real reason my training has slowed right back ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿคฃ After #wexfordhalfmarathon I took a few weeks off running to try heal my knee, I got a 28 day unlimited pass to @sprintspinning & worked my ass off at spinning, pilates & trx. After that I tried running again, my legs felt sooo heavy & my breathing was so laboured, it got me down thinking I had gone backwards... I did more spinning etc & one day when I found it really tough going in pilates, I did a preg test... low & behold there was a reason for my tiredness & zero energy... I was growing a human ๐Ÿคฐ I was determined to keep up my training but the last few weeks have been tough, the tiredness literally floored me, the headaches were a killer so on advice from Dr I took last week off completely... .
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I relooked at my nutrition & changed a few things, eating more protein with my carbs to keep me fuller for longer, snacking on my energy balls, fruit & seeded brown bread... & my ice pops to keep me cool in this heat ๐Ÿ˜Ž .
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This morning I realised what my real problem is... ME PUTTING TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON ME!! So I headed out this morning with a route in mind but instead of selecting 'Run' on my @garmin I selected 'Walk'... I walked when I felt I needed too & ran when it felt good and I enjoyed every step of the way ๐Ÿ˜ My goal now is to keep active, be it walking, jogging, spinning, swimming, just stay active!! .
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Just as these beautiful Orchids started blooming, we found out we are pregnant ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฐ ๐ŸŒธ Our 2nd child is due early Feb 2019 which makes me 11 wks pregnant ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฐ๐ŸŒธ
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After one whole year of training, eating healthy and looking after myself, basically changing my life for the better, we reached our initial goal ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I have moments when I still don't believe it but then the tiredness hits me and makes it very real ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด .
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I want to Thank @sprintspinning for starting me on this journey, I've said it before & I'll say it again, I will be forever grateful to you for getting me started on this journey Xxx @ruth.reed.50 my very own PT ๐Ÿ˜Š who has thought me so much about running, training & the importance of nutrition, while training, while resting and so much more. Thank You Xxx Thank you to all my friends, family & followers who have encouraged me to stay on track, set new goals and reach further than I ever thought possible. .
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I look forward to sharing this new journey with you guys Xxx
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So proud of Seรกn for getting his White Belt in Kung Fu, he has worked so hard to get it... Go Seรกn ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ˜ƒ He now has his sights set on going to China to learn their way in Kung Fu ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ˜ .
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Enjoying freshly picked salad leaves and radishes for lunch #lovenutritiousfood #homegrown #salad #mixedleaves #alfresco #coastalliving


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Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian spicy bean tart with mixed leaves from the garden! #lovenutritiousfood #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #homemade #homecooking #skillsforlife #food


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I love living in the countryside... but by god when the farmers spread the slurry... OMG Ijust can't get used to that smell and even with windows closed it still stinks out the house!! Not complaining, just maybe they should try adding some essential oils or something.... ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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A few people have asked me lately have I stopped running or 'fallen off the wagon' with regards to all the training etc... and the answer is NOPE I'm just taking a bit of time to myself, enjoying the glorious weather & Seรกn's school holidays ๐Ÿ˜Ž .
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For 1 whole year I worked my ass (& lots of other bits) off...I reached most of the goals I set for myself, my biggest being the Half Marathon ๐Ÿ˜Š I do have some races booked, I'd like to improve on my PB's and I still have goals to run a marathon, one day ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ but for now I'm in no rush ๐Ÿ˜Š .
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Monday morning PT session with @ruth.reed.50 @sprintspinning followed by a roasted veg with philedelphia cheese on brown bread lunch... yummy!! .
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I had a super busy weekend so didn't do any spinning, pilates or running, plus I'm finding any form of exercising in this heat is a no no... not complaining though, I'm loving the weather ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒ .
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Lovely evening walk with Granny, Seรกn & Jessie, it was a longer walk than we had planned so lots of moans & groans but we finally got home ๐Ÿ˜Š but the weather is just fab & we got to enjoy it while it lasts ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž .
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Nice early run/walk with Jessie this morning... the knee is still not 100% on hilly roads so I just took it easy when I had too... haven't ran in over a week & missed it so even though this mornings run involved some walking I still enjoyed it. .
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A little over a week till my next race... #clontarf5mile the last of my trilogy medal ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰ the way the running has been going the last while I'm not looking for a PB this time round... I really just want to finish it & get the medal ๐Ÿฅ‰
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I am just loving these super warm sunny days... & you can't beat a yummy fresh nutritious lunch outside in the garden ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿž๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ—
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Had PT with @ruth.reed.50 this morning and by god did I find it tough... just one of those days where I was just exhausted... but I did what I could & still got a great workout... now to chill for the afternoon... the housework can wait ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š .
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A few nutritious dishes to share al fresco on a beautiful summer day!#lovenutritiousfood #homemade #picnic #outsidedining #cookeryschool #homecooking #cookingwithkids #summer


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Some nutritious fruit to make a tropical fruit salad with coconut and crystallised stem ginger #lovenutritiousfood #childrenscookery #cookeryschool #homecooking #lovefood #havingfun


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Finally lunchtime!!! (Pan-fried salmon with brown bread, beetroot, rocket & relish) ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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I popped into the Gorey Farmers Market again this morning & picked up super huge oranges... they are delicious!! 10 for โ‚ฌ3 & no plastic in sight, sure you can't go wrong!! .
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Had a great spin class @sprintspinning with @ruth.reed.50 ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ @kdpmarikoriko hope you enjoyed pilates ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š I'm booked in for next Sat so see you then ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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Seรกn & Grandad were super happy with a parcel that arrived for them yesterday from @nannyvioletsjam for all their efforts in cleaning the beaches!! It was such a thoughtful gift which we all enjoyed for lunch!! Seรกn has gone into school this morning with his jam sambo ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much #nannyvioletsjam both the jam & marmalade are delicious... Do you stock anywhere in Ireland? .
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Fresh from the garden... not my garden, yet ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Went up to a friend's for some tips on how to set up a Vegetable patch, got lots of advice & fresh veg ๐Ÿ‘Œ Thank Rachel... we have sectioned off an area in our garden to set up a veg patch on, so looking forward to getting started ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ .
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Was awake super early so decided I'd take Jessie (our dog) for a fast walk on the beach, last year about this time we started walking up Tara Hill in the early mornings before Seรกn got up for school but with my slightly dodgy knee I'd be afraid to put too much pressure on it coming downhill... Anyhow we decided to walk the length of our beach, which in actual fact called Clone Beach, not Castletown... It's a little over 1.7miles long. I purposely didn't bring a litter picker or rubbish sack but ended up getting so disgusted with the dirt of the beach further down that when I came across a discarded t-shirt I turned it into a bag & collected as much rubbish as I possibly could... There was stuff I couldn't get but I plan on getting the troops together later & heading back down... .
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The walk itself was glorious, it was a cloudy morning but not a sinner on the beach, just myself & Jessie, it really is the perfect way to start the day & even though it wasn't a run or one of my classes, it was still exercising & I really felt the better for it ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š .
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Headed back down to #castletownbeach this evening to get the 12ft pipe, we had to cut it into 3 pieces, once the sand was out of it it was handy enough to carry off but Seรกn did have a bit of fun with his part ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ We were disgusted to see people had made a bonfire on the beach, lots ofbroken glass & steel brackets & nails... all super dangerous for anyone walking barefoot on the beach ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก we picked as much as we could... To end an amazing Bank Holiday Weekend & 4 beach cleans later, Seรกn found treasure a whole โ‚ฌ2 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ .
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Breakfast in the morning sunshine... what a beautiful way to start my day ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒž I was meant to be doing pilates this morning but have decided to have a day off & spend it with Hubby & Seรกn, we've been tearing up our old decking, making things with the planks of wood & working on little outdoor fun things for Seรกn to play on... today is the last day of Seรกn's school holidays (well for 3 weeks) & Hubby is back to work tomorrow, so today we'll finish off our projects & head down to the beach this evening ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ”จโ›๏ธ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Have a great day ๐Ÿ˜Ž .
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Herb of the angels - Angelica looking very tropical growing in the garden.
#lovenutritiousfood #herb #angelica #homegrown #cottagegarden


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Not sure I can say that after 1 run I've got my mojo back... but I went for a run with 2 girls from the club, kept it at a good pace, a little out of my comfort zone and all flat, it was foggy but warm enough and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ I am so friggin happy, my last few runs I've struggled but today felt good, maybe it was having company ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks Alison & Anna Xxx .
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Now for some DIY & family time ๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ๐ŸŒž
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We went down to Castletown beach again this evening, hoping we wouldn't find much rubbish, Thankfully there wasn't much FRESH rubbish, we unearthed a lot of tangled ropes, even one with a dead crab caught in it ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿฆ€ We came across, what we thought was a little piece of plastic but was infact some type of weighted barrel, it was so heavy but we managed to get it off the beach. We also found a 12ft long pipe which we'll go back for tomorrow, we'll bring a saw to chop it up!! Where does this stuff come from??? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Grandad & Granny came with us & both enjoyed cleaning the beach ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š .
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Busy morning delivering a cookery workshop for a group of ladies! We prepared and cooked, granary and spelt rolls, sweet potato and black bean patty, corn salsa, red cabbage slaw and a tomato relish.
#lovenutritiousfood #vegan #vegetarian #veggieburger #cornsalsa #tomatorelish #slaw #cooking #homemade #cookingfromscratch


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Vegan chocolate, banana and walnut loaf! A healthy snack with sweetness coming from the bananas.
#lovenutritiousfood #vegan #vegetarian #walnut #cacao #banana #bread #homebaking #homebasedbusiness


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I made bread which is tasty, edible & even Seรกn says it's 'YUM'... That's a first!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ @flahavans Porridge & Yogurt bread... definitely one to try out!! I added nuts & seeds ๐Ÿฅœ๐ŸŒฐ only problem is... stopping after a slice or two ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ .
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Lately my diet hasn't been great... mostly healthy (apart from the wine gums, choccy bickies & some sponge cake ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ) but I haven't been focusing too much on my nutrition, so this morning I decided I needed to get back to my 'nutritious healthy eating'... NO MORE WINE GUMS ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ .
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I need my greens... I was given home reared chicken's eggs yesterday so I made myself a 2 egg omlette with spinach, kale & mushrooms, served with @ballymaloefoods_ relish & a slice of toast with @thehappypear hummus on it... DELICIOUS & I feel good ๐Ÿ˜ For the past week or so I've been trying to cut down on my coffee, no more than 2 cups a day... going OK so far... I'm having @pukkaherbs sureme matcha green tea with my breakfast these days ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ„๐Ÿต๐Ÿ˜
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After my little 'shock' last week of being told I have a form of skin cancer (the better one to get #basalcellcarcinoma yippee ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”) all I wanted to do was go to bed, cover my head & eat myself silly... I've tried hard to keep myself busy & active & yes I did slip a bit with the food but really not too bad... it was just when a friend said to me last night about eating nutritiously to feel your best possible self, it got me thinking that I need to get back to that 'happy state' I've been in and it must start with my food!! Thanks @naoimhprim Xxx .
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Up bright & early again this morning, Seรกn was eager to get to the beach & clean it up. We went back to Castletown Beach to get the bits we couldn't reach yesterday, we managed to still half fill a sack with rubbish ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก but glad to say the beach looked amazing & so clean when were leaving ๐Ÿ˜ as Seรกn said 'only stuff that SHOULD be on the beach, is on the beach' ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿš๐Ÿœ๏ธ @cleancoasts .
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I was thinking last night about my instagram/facebook & that maybe people that are following my journey don't want to hear about beach cleanups or whatever else we get up too... but then I thought, it is all because of my journey I am doing this, I am ABLE to do this... my journey started off being a weightloss journey but very quickly changed to a 'wellness' journey, mind, body & spirit... so I will continue writing about beach cleanups, my running, my food and my health & whatever else pops to mind... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ We're off out now for a day trip... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” .
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Seรกn said today is one of his 'best days ever' ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ We went up to our local recycling centre who gave us 4 x litter pickers, 50 sacks & lots of gloves... Seรกn is super happy & so looking forward to doing another beach clean tomorrow morning @cleancoasts
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We had a run/walk in Courtown Woods which was lovely, I've actually never been ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ but will be visiting regularly. My run wasn't great but it was a run & I'm happy with that ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ .
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We're out trying to ressurect my herb garden now... before I started on this whole journey, a walk or a little bit of gardening would have been enough for 1 day, I certainly wouldn't have been active every day... which is an awful shame!! The best thing is that I'm not the only one this is benefitting, Seรกn, Granny & Grandad are all getting involved too... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ .
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So after our picnic at sunrise we headed down to Castletown Beach for a walk... Seรกn started telling me about his best friend Eliott & how him & his family clean the beach near their house. I said to Seรกn well we could do a 2 minute beach cleanup (thinking he'd get bored) but infact we spent about an hour walking along the beach finding rubbish... Seรกn loved it & wants to get a litter pick up stick, rubbish bags & gloves & do it again tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ . @cleancoasts .
So @naoimhprim & @seanferguson1972 tell Eliott Thanks for inspiring Seรกn... we'll try keep ontop of the beach cleanup while you're away ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿœ๏ธ (only problem is our bin ain't big enough for all the rubbish ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ) . .
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Yayyy for no school this week ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ no alarm clock, no packed lunch, no HOMEWORK ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ taking out the bikes & enjoying the beautiful weather is all that is on the agenda ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒž oh Seรกn wants to get up & see the sunrise one morning too ๐Ÿœ๏ธ
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I was told to stay on the flats & just stick to 3miles, so I headed over to Tinahely Railway Walk with Seรกn & the ladies ๐Ÿ˜ and really enjoyed the run. I felt good, a little tough & a little heavy but I was determined to see out the 3 miles. .
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I'm looking forward to getting back to a training plan, even just starting off easy & building up to my 5mile in July... I've learnt I need a plan, I need structure, having a plan makes having 'bad days' be just 1 day and allows me start again the next day ๐Ÿ˜
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My story - back to DAY 29
WEIGH IN & MEASUREMENTS!!
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I will admit I was slightly nervous but more excited going into the studio today! Shane took all my measurements & when he told me it didn't quite sink in, ๐Ÿ‘‡
12lbs of weight GONE
9.75" in total GONE
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That is a lot to be proud of!! He made me hold it in the weights and you can really feel it!! I think he said it's 2.5 bags of sugar!! 1 whole inch came off each arm!! ๐Ÿ‘‡
1" off each Arm
2.75" off Waist
2.5" off Hips
1.75" off each leg
1.75" off my chest (woohoo they are going!!) ๐Ÿ‘†
So I am into my 5th week now... looking back it really has flown by. The training sessions including the spinning has been hard, there were definitely times throughout each class I thought nope I can't go on but I did, but looking back all in all it wasn't HARD to do. In 4 weeks, 28 days, I have literally started to turn my life around, I am so looking forward to the next 4 weeks!! .
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It's funny in a crazy kind of way, but before when I had a 'weigh in' and I lost weight, I would always have a treat, because I deserved it, tonight however there is no ounce of my body that wants a 'treat', well not an edible treat!! ๐Ÿ˜Š .
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We had a lovely evening (slow) stroll up Tara Hill, Mam & @ellebyrne first time up the hill... it was a fab evening for it ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š .
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It's crazy to think that only a year ago I struggled to walk up Tara Hill, we had to stop about 7 times, I was panting & sweating. For the following few months I made sure to go up Tara Hill regularly, 2 or 3 times a week, I even managed to run up & down it a few times!! If you put your mind to it you will conquer it, each time you will get a little stronger, go a little further, feel a little better ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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Nutritious evening meal to celebrate the start of the bank holiday weekend #lovenutritiousfood #smokedmackerel #rocket #rice #olivebread #healthyfood #healthyeating #familymeal


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Despite the sun not shining why not pop into #daisybusgardens for a browse around the beautiful gardens and a stop off in the tearoom for a vegan raspberry and lemon muffin, pear and chocolate muffins or fruity flapjack #lovenutritiousfood #vegan #vegetarian #homemade #baking #goodfood #healthyeating #healthyalternatives


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My story - back to DAY 28
WE CONQUERED A MOUNTAIN!!
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I have made it to Day 28, 4 weeks!! Yes I can honestly say I am proud of myself, I thought I would struggle more!! It hasn't been EASY but it has been easier than I thought it would be. .
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What can I do today that I found challenging 28 Days ago?
1. Exercise & Eating healthy
2. Tighten my bra
3. Tighten my belt
4. Hold my foot not my ankle in one of our stretches
5. Go for coffee and not order cake
6. Say 'No Thank You' to food I know is not good for me!! 7. Look at my reflection without feeling shite
8. Be more active
9. Walk up a Mountain!! (OK ok it's a hill but a mighty big one ๐Ÿ˜Š) .
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Today I was determined to do something active, so I planned on walking/crawling Tara Hill with a friend! We set off after the school drop off, so it was early enough. It was a tough enough climb, I was sweating and panting and completely out of breath but I made it!! My legs surprisingly didn't hurt as much as I thought they would, feeling it now though!! It was a really great walk.
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Meet my very sophisticated Mr Tea Infuser ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ between a tough pilates class, (Thanks @ruth.reed.50 @sprintspinning) and a nice cup of #chamomiletea I'm hoping for a great nights sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด .
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Getting back to a structured training plan next week, been a bit all over the place since #wexfordhalfmarathon but need to start focusing on training for #clontarf5mile in July!! Need to refocus and stop worrying... .
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#alifelessfat #loveexercising #lovenutritiousfood #loveyourbody #lovelife #loveyourself #spinning #running #personaltraining #healthyeating #challengeyourself #setyourselfgoals #dowhatmakesyouhappy #motivation #instarunners #instarun #asicsrunners #believeinyourself #itsthelittlethings #motivation #training


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Sunhat, sit in the shade and apply at least factor 30 every 2 hours... was what the Dr. told me yesterday after she told me my 'blemish' is infact a form of skin cancer, #basalcellcarcinoma ๐Ÿ˜ฃ She also told me not to worry it Thankfully can be removed/treated and there's no urgent panic to do so, so I do feel a little ok about it. .
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It did come as a bit of a shock and I suppose I am still processing it but I am more annoyed at myself for not covering up and protecting myself when I was younger. I know what's in the past is in the past and nothing I can do about it now, I need to focus on now and continue on my journey to become the healthiest and fittest I can be for me and my future... .
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I have this 'blemish' over 2 yrs now and I didn't go to GP because I felt I couldn't justify spending โ‚ฌ50 for her to tell me it is a bit of dry skin... It has grown in that time which when removed will leave an ever bigger scar... so PLEASE if you have any suspicious blemishes go to your GP, get it checked out!!
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My journey was never solely about weightloss, at first it probably seemed like that but it soon turned into a journey of self love, of wanting to do stuff for me that made me feel like loving myself and feel like I deserved it, it is about loving my body, loving me for who I am, I'm still not 100% there but certainly closer than I was this time last year... love yourself, put YOU first... .
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All I need while waiting to be seen by a Doctor!! Absolutely love @jodipicoult books, re-reading this one... have you read any of her books? Which one is your favourite? I actually can't pick a favourite... .
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Anyhow why am I seeing a Doctor? In photo 2 you will notice a little blemish on my chest/neck area which I've had for almost 2 yrs now and am finally getting it looked at ๐Ÿ™ˆ I'm sure it's absolutely nothing to worry about but you're always better to get these things checked out ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ .
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So simple yet so rewarding- using fresh home grown herbs to provide flavour, colour, texture and nutritional boost to a variety of dishes#lovenutritiousfood #herbs #cottagegarden #homegrown #garden #wellbeing #therapeutic #nutrition #food


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Dinner tonight was 3 bean chilli which was super tasty even Hubby & Seรกn liked it (although they had their's with meatballs ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคฃ)... each of the recipes @thehappypear 2 week meal make enough for 3/4 portions so there's repition for a few meals, which I don't mind, I'm thinking I'll have the chilli in a pitta bread tomorrow evening ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ… .
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We had dessert tonight which was mango & passionfruit topped with coconut milk cream & @flahavans granola... The whole meal went down a treat and I'm glad I got some beans & veg into Hubby & Seรกn ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š
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A tray of raspberry and lemon muffins #lovenutritiousfood #baking #vegan #vegetarian #veganfood #homemade #cooking


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I've started on my 2 week @thehappypear meal plan from their new book #recipesforhappiness and made a nice pot of tomato soup... little heavy on the garlic but other than that, it's yummy ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ˜Š
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I did my Monday morning pilates class with @ruth.reed.50 @sprintspinning and I think I might have just done a little too much over the weekend because I was struggling with some of the moves BUT it felt really good to stretch out all the muscles. .
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I can't even begin to tell you how much I love the pilates, I can honestly feel it strengthening & firming me up, it's a tough class but the focus on the breathing helps you somewhat relax so it doesn't feel like a full on exercise class, although you do still wake up the next day with the aches... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช I'm giving my knee a rest for maybe another week and then hopefully get back to run training ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ I do miss it but am enjoying trying out other classes so it's all good ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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