Hello, wonderful human being. i've just opened up on my instagram story, check it out, if you like.
i need some inspiration to feed off of. can you do me a favour, please? comment below with something you've done over the last few months that you're proud of yourself for.
literally, anything. no personal achievement is too small to be proud of.
right now, i'm very proud of myself for being so open and honest with you all. i'm also immensely proud of myself for recently joining a gym in a conscious act of defiance against clinical depression, anxiety and b.e.d. *this photo has a black and white filter from the in built filters on my samsung galaxy s7 applied to it
Our third post for #mentalhealthmonth is written by army officer josh winter. its titled ‘my male mind and me’ and he speaks about mental illness in men, the stigma that surrounds it and how we can all help each other.
its such a well written helpful piece, which we really hope will help someone out there! so give it a read at www.mymusclemind.com (link in bio 👉🏻 @mymusclemind) and leave us any comments you have!
lets start our week right by breaking down the stigma around mens mental illness 👊🏻 #strengthnotstigma •
🌟🌟🌟 olive oil calorie save 🌟🌟🌟 @
this may seem obvious.
you may be thinking; 'sure everyone knows that' 🤔
but..... the calories, like the ones in the oils we cook with, are sometimes the ones we don't think about when we are looking at out nutrition. 💯
when you see that a tablespoon of olive oil has 120 calories, you may need to think about how much if it you are using. 😕
are you being conservative with it?
or, are you doing a jamie oliver and pouring a liberal serving of oil into the pan? 🤣
if you are using 2-3 servings, you are getting 240-360 calories from cooking alone, before you eat the meal. 😱
if you were to switch to the 1 cal spay, a typical serving is 5 sprays.
so you are only getting 5 calories from cooking. 😲
a big saving and can save you loads throughout the week. 😉
top tip 👇👇 keep your heat down to a medium heat, so you don't need more oil because the higher heat is burning it away. 👌👍 tag a friend and i hope this helps. 😀
Cheeky nandos for dinner. and the deliveroo order gave us two extra chicken legs. so my feast included a butterfly chicken, chicken leg, macho peas and coleslaw 😋
so tasty and satisfying i wolfed it down. i have to admit this meal was huge, but i was with a friend, wanted to enjoy myself without eating anything too unnecessarily unhealthy, and it satisfied me without wanting to carry on eating. 👍
today was a good day. i stuck to three meals. a huge bowl of oats, a huge bowl of homemade soup with rye bread, and this chicken feast 👌
hope everyone has had a happy day 😁
Today i want to address something which i have been dealing with over the last 3 weeks since i went away on my holiday. something which i am absolutely certain will resonate with most of you.
keeping fit and maintaining a healthy diet 365 days a year is not realistically achievable. we are all susceptible to cravings and taking our foot off the pedal from time to time.
since my holiday last month, i have only been to the gym twice, eaten whatever i like (including a relatively offensive amount of chocolate) and generally neglected my usual routine.
when we fall off the wagon somewhat, ingesting junk food by the bucket load pushes us further and further away from the beaten track. sugar is like a drug and as such it is addictive. if you’re like me, you’ll open a kilo bar of dairy milk and finish the lot without even realising.
junk food isn’t directly going to pile on all the weight necessarily,but the sugars and added preservatives that they come with will lead to increased water retention which is why you’ll feel bloated and those forbidden scales will be screaming at you.
i am returning to the gym full time this week because i’ve had enough. i woke up this morning and fixed my breakfast to set the tone. back on the eggs, drinking loads of water, a strong lunch and i feel ready to go.
my point is, everyone has their moments. especially this time of year when summer is over and the swim suits are in the back of the cupboard for another year. so don’t let it worry you. by all means have your treats, but don’t let it get away from you. just do something about it if you feel yourself slipping.