Tips to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle 


If you’re anything like me (and everyone else I’m guessing!) sticking to your healthy diet and fitness plans can time to time be hard work. There’s someone’s birthday meal, midnight cravings or McDonalds monopoly calling your name! 

I’ve decided the last few weeks I’m going to really try hard to stick to healthy eating and exercising regularly. So I’ve come up with some tips that help keep me focussed and less likely to binge…

1. Meal plan and prep

I always make a plan of what meals I’m going to have the following week, meaning I know exactly what to buy when I go shopping and don’t waste any food. Also, making meals before hand means you won’t be tempted to swap for a takeaway.

2. Don’t buy unhealthy snacks

If it’s not in the house then you won’t be tempted. Simple.

3. Make your own healthy snacks

Although there’s lots of healthy snacks you can purchase, these tend to be expensive. I make my own flapjack bites with whatever berries or nuts I can find to munch on when I’m feeling peckish.

4. Plan your exercise schedule 

Planning is everything. If I’ve written something down I’m much more likely to do it. As well as planning when, plan what kind of workout you want to do, yoga, abs run etc. Then you make sure you mix things up and don’t get bored.

5. Always keep a bottle of water with you

For some reason I find it much easier to drink water in a bottle. Weird I know. But then you can see how much you’ve drank and take it on the go.

6. Watch motivational YouTube channels 

I’ve recently found the channel SarahSays and I’m obsessed. Her lifestyle is absolute goals and after I watch her vlogs I definitely want to do a workout and grab some fruit.

7. Get some snazzy workout clothes 

Workout wear is so much better than regular clothes. Fact.

8. Get an app to track your progress

There are so many, but ones like strava to track your runs are good, especially as it posts to friends so the pressures on to do a PB.

These may be pretty obvious but they’re worth keeping in mind to keep you on track! 

Let me know any other tips you have.

Lauren x


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My Skin Care Routine and Products.

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Hi everyone,

So I’m not an expert but i thought i’d share what skincare products I use that work for me. Everyone has different skin types, but i’d class myself as normal to combination, so these products might work for you. Also, they’re all affordable, as i don’t think you necessarily need to splash out on designer products.

Morning:

Simple Moisturising Face Wash – I’ve only had this for a few weeks, but it leaves your face refreshed and clean, without stripping off all the moisture and leaving it dry.

Garnier Fresh Refining Toner – This feels so refreshing in the morning. You can feel it working to minimise pores and purify the skin. I’ve tried a few highstreet toners and this is the only one that doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky.

No7 Essential Moisture Day Cream – I bought this over christmas, as I wanted a better quality moisturiser that was affordable. The pot is annoying as the glass makes your think its bigger than it is, but as its very rich you don’t need to use much. Well worth the money.

Boots Essential Eye Cream – I know this is very cheap and not the best quality, but as I’m only young I only wanted a product that would reduce the puffiness of my sleepy eyes in the morning. It seems to be doing the job.

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer – I pop this on before makeup, and it leaves my skin silky smooth. It’s the perfect base for foundation, and is a great product for the price!

Night:

Nip and Fab Deep Cleansing Fix – I use this to take off my makeup, with a damp flannel. It is awesome. It smells great and melts makeup off. This is sometimes on offer in Superdrug so keep your eyes peeled. So worth it.

Garnier Toner

Nivea Regenerating Night Cream – Putting this on before bed leaves your skin feeling so smooth and soft in the morning. It’s rich and super moisturising, which is what you need overnight. It lasts forever and is so cheap. Bonus.

Let me know any other products I can try, I like to experiment with new products! Hopefully this gives you some ideas too.

Lauren x