A change in Diet can Change Everything!!

The last few months I have done an overhaul of my diet. I have always had stomach issues and have constantly been in pain 😦 I would eat foods and then feel sick after or I would randomly just get a really bad stomach ache.
It took years before I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Lactose Intolerance. This meant that I had to be more careful about what I ate and had to start taking a probiotic to help my stomach.
Whilst on the tablets I was able to settle my stomach and was able to eat most things without having an upset stomach and thought I was doing pretty good!!
It has only been recently since I have realized this, but I have not actually taken any of my probiotic tablets for about 2 months now and my stomach has been rather good.
I put this down to the changes in my diet and my exercise routine.
Let me start with the exercise, I have been doing boot camp twice a week for the last 6 weeks and have started soccer training the last 2 weeks so now that is 4 times a week that I will exercise plus any little workouts I do at home.
Now the diet, I have stopped having toast for breakfast and changed to rice crackers with cheese and turkey and a strawberry smoothy, for lunch I am having chicken with couscous salad and for dinner either steak or something like that. I have cut out most sweets and am drinking more water.
All this I believe has equaled to my stomach settling down and being less painful for me. I have found that I have more energy and are happier with myself and my body. Even when I wasn’t exercising too much I still noticed a difference in my body.
I believe I have found a lifestyle that suits me and I hope I will be able to maintain this fitter healthier me!

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I’ve been Running all wrong for so long

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Tonight I decided to stay at my parents place and I hadn’t planned on going for going for a run due to it being extremely hot but since my treadmill is at my parents place I decided to go for a quick run since it was a tad cooler inside. Continue reading

Running with the Dogs

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Yesterday I was sitting on the couch thinking to myself “I really should go for a run but I can’t be bothered”, then I thought to myself “this is no way to think, get off your fat ass and go for a run!!” So that’s what I did 🙂 Continue reading

Crafty Attempt Number 1

Previously I have posted about being more of a crafty person and how I wanted to try to make a bracelet and see how I liked it and if that was what I wanted to do in my spare time. Well yesterday I finally had all (I should say most) of the materials I needed and the time to sit down and have a go! Continue reading

The New Chapter Starts

The weekend just passed was spent cleaning the house that will be my home for the next 12 months and let me tell you I put every ounce of effort into making it a place that I will be happy to come home to every night.You know when you walk into a place and you think its clean but then you take a closer look and see the layer of dirt on everything… well that’s what happened to me. I didn’t think the house was that bad but when I really looked at it there was a layer of dirt and dust that just had to be cleaned before any of us even considered staying there. Continue reading