30 days to healthy living

30 DAYS TO HEALTHY LIVING

😴Feeling tired all the time?
🤔Grumbling tummy?
😢 IBS flare-ups?
🤔Lacking energy and oompf?

Read on as I have some exciting news!

I’ve been working away in the background for the past few months investigating and trying out new NUTRITION products that will help support my clients and friends on their wellbeing journey.

We know gut health and clean eating massively contributes to an overall feeling of wellness BUT REALISTICALLY this can feel really hard to get started with.

If you are:

🙉 Confused about where to start with food?
🙈 Interested but lacking in motivation?
🙉 Overwhelmed by products and supplements?

Let me help! PM me and we can talk about how to get you feeling back on track in just 30 days 🙋‍♀️

I can support you with:
* Menu planning and recipes
* Nutritional products to help
*121 coaching to get your started and keep you motivated

Comment below or send me an email and let’s get you back on track to wellness xx

Decisions

Decision making can be hard.

I’ve had a few clients in the past week facing some big decisions. While these two quotes may initially appear to be the antithesis of each other, take time to pause and reflect. Staying stuck in a situation because you are afraid to change it will lead to regret. Staying in a situation because you don’t know if it’s time to quit or try harder can drive you mad.

Close your eyes and picture yourself 3 years from now, or next year or even just at Christmas. Picture what life would be like.

  • What would you like to be doing?
  • Are you in the same environment?
  • How does this image feel to you? Does it make you feel relaxed and free, or nervous and tense?
  • Play out different scenarios in your head and pay attention to how your body and mind reacts. Do you sense tension or release, does your heart soar or feel trapped, can you see a slight refocusing of the image or a completely different picture?

When we feel stuck, we often know the answer deep down in our gut. Ignore everyone, deflect advice and give yourself time to connect with what YOU truly want. After all it’s YOUR life. When you feel you have chosen a path, discuss with people you trust, help them colour in the outline for you and feel supported.

I am always here to help you work through the scenarios and we can use a variety of techniques to reconnect with your gut instinct, make the right decision and live a life you truly want to lead xx

The power of positive thought

DO YOU WANT TO FEEL HAPPIER EACH DAY?

Disclaimer: This is not the blog article I thought it was going to be. It was supposed to be about coping with food intolerances and the power of positive thinking but it turned into more of a ‘getting to know me’ post. I often say the phrase ‘but it’s not about me’ but sometimes I wonder how I expect anyone to relate to things I post if they just see me as a goody two-shoes spouting (hopefully) helping advice.

I was chatting to a good friend earlier who reminded me that only 4 years ago I was sat on her settee in floods of tears completely unhappy with my life. My health was suffering, my relationship was in tatters and I was finding my job too demanding. Most of all I didn’t know what to change or how I could do anything about it. I just assumed I was someone who wasn’t one of the lucky ones, whose lives seem so perfect on Facebook.

Fast forward to today and I was babbling on about how much I love my new house, how my husband is awesome and my jobs (note the plural to reflect a patchwork career) are going well. Yes I’m earning less than I used to in the corporate world but my life is so much richer for having changed so completely. The biggest change is that I’M HAPPY EVERY SINGLE DAY. Sounds annoying doesn’t it but you can be an annoying person too!

My biggest obstacle back then? Myself. I was in such a dark place, I couldn’t work out where to go, how to change or even what I wanted to do. If I didn’t have a plan, even just an inkling, how could I take a step forward? I opted for the more extreme version and left my job, my boyfriend and London behind as I headed home to lick my wounds and wonder where it had all gone wrong.

Staying with my parents allowed me a month off work without having to worry about income. I’m pretty sure I spent the first week just sleeping and crying. Then I started reading books of people in far worse scenarios than me who kept going for inspiration (Chris Moon, Jane Tomlinson, Lance Armstrong – before the truth came out). I’ve always been a sucker for a good old Hollywood ‘I changed my life completely’ story and was probably subconsciously looking for a bit of inspiration.

The idea of ‘positive thought’ sounded too American and cheesy to me. Waking up and being thankful for the new day, for a good night’s sleep or for a cooked breakfast? No thanks. But slowly I wondered if there was something in it and although I felt silly, I started to make a list of things I was grateful for and jot down ideas, however outlandish, of what jobs I’d like to have, places to visit and activities to try.

Another friends told me about moodboards and dream planning. Again the cynic in me didn’t understand how making a collage could help but flicking through magazines and Pinterest enabled me to work out a vague idea of what I wanted my life to look like. And it certainly wasn’t living with my parents on the eve of my 30th with a body that felt like it only had 20% battery life left.

So where does that leave me now? Fast forward 4 years and I am:

  • Happily married to someone supportive and caring – √
  • Living in the countryside – √
  • Pursuing my passion of health and wellbeing (having spent the past 3 years retraining) – √
  • Helping other people achieve their potential – OK I can’t put check as that feels too big headed but maybe a tiny nod of indication
  • Listing things I’m grateful for on a daily basis – hell yeah!

Fancy increasing your happiness? Try it for yourself.

 

which of these doe you hear

If it’s the left column, try rewording it into a more encouraging statement.

We have over 60,000 thoughts a day. Why not try to chance at least one of them?

 

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Sarah x

 

 

 

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TAKE A BREAK

So on Tuesday night I fractured a finger on my right hand playing netball. Not just any finger, my little finger thus rendering the break even more comedic.

It was freezing cold, we were in the final quarter of a nail bitingly close netball match and I got a tad aggressive determined to get the ball to shoot and score a much needed goal. My GK and I collided as we both went to grab the ball, with the ball somehow smacking my fingers head on.  Netball 1 Sarah 0 – but hey at least we won the match!

I spent yesterday in pain, feeling tired and sorry for myself. I’m right handed and all the simple tasks such as brushing my teeth and washing my hair were suddenly a lot more complicated. Amongst this was the feeling of embarrassment that such a small injury could render me feeling so useless. I spent half the day trying to push through the (legal) drug-induced sleepiness before giving in to a night on the settee catching up on Dickensian.

I was fast asleep by 10pm with the lavender Lumie diffuser going and woke up feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed. Today really is a new day and I’m full of beans, blog posts and determination 🙂

time out image

So what did I learn from a ‘woe is me’ day?

  • That it’s OK to take a break
  • Everyone needs a duvet day now and then
  • If you’re pushing and pushing and not getting anywhere, take a step back, take a break and rethink it
  • Allow yourself time to breathe deeply, stretch, rest, hydrate and smile

The nagging thoughts of ‘but I SHOULD be doing xyz’ reminded me of how I used to feel on the corporate treadwheel of constantly fighting to wake up at 6am, leave the house at 7am, commute for over an hour, be in desperate need of caffeine at 9am, need a chocolate fix at 10.30am, feel guilty about eating chocolate before 11am and eat some fruit (even though i wasn’t hungry), deny myself a lunchbreak until I had completed half my to do list, feel guilty about a grumbling tummy and wolf down a sandwich at my desk whilst ‘taking a break’ surfing the net, push through the blood sugar yoyo until I fell asleep on the train home, threw an instant meal into the microwave, collapsed in front of the tv and then felt frustrated as my mind wouldn’t switch off until it eventually succumbed to sleep around 1am. Tired just reading that? I know I am.

My life was a constant pressure cooker as I rushed to and from feeling guilty for what I wasn’t doing rather than ever enjoying what I was doing. I never allowed myself a moment to rest. My poor adrenal glands were so overworked I swear you could see smoke coming off them. Guilt, responsibilities, commands, imperatives and commuting were just part of life I reckoned.

How many of you feel like this? That your boss will think poorly of you if you take a lunchbreak? That you’re letting your children down if they aren’t perfectly prepared for school with correct gym kit in the mornings? That you’d love to take some time just for you, to go to the gym, flick through a magazine or cook a meal from scratch? How many of you think you’d love to do but  there is just no time?

WRONG! It is completely acceptable to take time out for yourself, to put YOU first, to SAY NO* and for goodness sake –  take a lunchbreak! The world isn’t going to collapse if you leave your desk for 30 minutes (minimum!). Trust me, you really will feel better for it, more productive and awake. You don’t have to be Superwoman, nobody is perfect so stop trying to be.

So… I’m sorry I didn’t write a blog post yesterday or clean the house like I was supposed to, but I feel so much better for resting. I’ve already been more productive in 3 hours this morning than I was all of yesterday.

Today I challenge you: do something just for you – and enjoy it while you do 🙂

Right, time for a cup of tea…..Sx

 

* Say no – try acknowledging the needs of others and then push back so it fits into your agenda when YOU want to do it.