Ok so as you might have already realised, I don’t really have a “niche” subject to blog about – I love all things food, fashion and fitness but I have zero expertise in any of these areas. So for now my blog is going to be a bit of this and a bit of that.
So I thought I’d write a blog about my life on a day-to-day basis. While it’s not exiting in the slightest, I feel like it might be therapeutic for me to write it all out.
7am – Wake up. I wish I could say I was one of those girls that bounds out of bed, runs to the gym for a workout all before breakfast, but I’m not. I’ve tried to be but I found that I was just making myself exhausted and by the time my alarm went off at 6.15am on a Thursday, I was just burnt out. In the week I start my days with a smoothie – usually consisting of one or two bananas depending how hungry I am, with a spoonful of oats, a spoonful of chia seeds, almond milk and peanut butter. Some days I mix it up and add a spoon full of cacao powder too.
9am – It’s work time. I currently work as a content and social media executive for a viral content company. It’s my first job since I graduated two years ago and a job that I really have learned a lot from. My day consists of writing articles on topics from anything to news, celebrity, fashion and animals. I also run a ’90s Facebook page called ’90s Kids Only.
1pm – Lunch time. I always prep lunch the night before because there is just no way I would ever do it in the morning and I would end up with a pretty sad Tesco meal deal every day. I try my best to mix my lunch up, but I am a creature of habit. Most day it’s a salad, usually topped with chicken, tuna or curried lentils.
6.30pm – Gym time. I try and work out at least four times a week, however I don’t beat myself up if I don’t make it for whatever reason. Two days a week I have a personal training session with my PT Raul from Ambition. He puts me through my paces with a mix of circuit, TRX and HIIT sessions that leave me sweaty and exhausted . I’ve been working out for years but only for the last year I have had a personal trainer and it has made the world of difference. I gave up weighing myself a long time a go, so while I don’t know if the number on the scale have changed, I do know that I am stronger, fitter and much more confident in exercising.
8pm – Home time. I know it’s not cool to be 23 and still living at home with your parents, but I do. After university I moved straight home as I had no idea what to do with my life. so it was the perfect solution whilst I was job hunting. I was lucky enough to find a job that is a short commute from my home, meaning living at home was a logical option. The last two years living at home have flown by and meant I have been able to save a ton of money that I definitely wouldn’t have if I’d of flown the nest at 21.
9pm – I love nothing more than getting into a new TV show or sitting down to yet another re-run of a Kardashians episode however after getting a Kindle for Christmas I’ve been making a conscious effort to read more. So of an evening I try and wind down by reading for at least 30 minutes. My most recent read have been Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates as I’m trying to feed my brain with intellectual material. It’s a must read!
So that’s it really! My brother constantly tells me I live a boring life – but do you know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Comment and tell me about your day-to-day routine. Also I would love to know if you have any “brain food” book recommendations.