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How To Keep Your Healthy Lifestyle Going


I know you probably don’t want to think about being healthy right now with Christmas looming so close and the season to overindulge!  But I can bet you will want to think about being healthy in, say, 10 days time so I thought I’d get in there early.

I think the hardest thing about having a healthy lifestyle is sticking to it.  All of us can do it, we can eat healthy if we want to and work out but how long does that last?  I am very guilty of not sticking to a healthy lifestyle since I moved back in September!  I kept making excuses and now here I am in December thinking, well what’s the point in trying now?  There’s no need to feel bad about this though and that’s not what this post is about.  I want to try to put out some positive vibes to help motivate and stick to a healthy lifestyle, myself included!


So first things first, what is a healthy lifestyle?  I guess it differs for everyone.  For me it’s a healthy but balanced diet, exercising at least 3-4 times per week, getting 8 hours sleep per night, not smoking and limiting my alcohol intake to just once per week.  This for me is attainable and so you need to figure out what works for you before anything else otherwise it’s all going to go horribly wrong and you’ll end up not sticking to it again.

Plan

I find writing a plan down helps.  I have one for meals I want to eat and one for workout classes at the gym I want to do.


Prep

Meal prepping is key.  I love to use Pinterest for finding healthy and plant based recipes.  I can then plan out what I want to cook that week and I try to make enough for leftovers so that I can have that for lunch the next day too.

Routine

Getting into a routine will help you go to bed at a reasonable time.  If I’m working late and then going to the gym I will get my boyfriend to cook so that I can eat as soon as I get home, shower and be in bed by 10.30.  We generally take it in turns to cook though so we will try to work around that.  It’s all just about planning really.


If I know I am going out on Saturday night I will try not to drink Friday night.  I never drink during the week either unless it’s Christmas time of course!  I also try to eat plant based Sunday to Thursday and then allow myself the odd bit of cheese or milk chocolate on a Friday and Saturday.  Balance is key!

So those are my tips.  Do you have any to share?

Lauren xx

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The Curious Case of the Dog In The Nightime


On Monday I was again invited by Official London Theatre to see one of their exciting shows.  This time it was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.  I had heard of this show before because it had won several awards and I knew it had been turned in a book but I didn’t know much of the story line.



From the title is seems like it would be quite a lighthearted show about, well, a dog and it is but it’s so much deeper than that.  It follows the story of a teenage boy living with autism and his take on life.  You get to see the world through his eyes and how different and sometimes scary it must be to live with this condition.  In one sense he is remarkably intelligent but on the other hand he still needs constant supervision from situations he cannot grasp.



It's definitely an eye opening show and even features a cute little puppy at the end.  Oh and a pet rat! 




I enjoyed this play a lot more than I thought I would.  It’s currently showing at Piccadilly Theatre in London until the end of April 2019 and you can buy tickets here.

Have you seen any good shows recently?

Lauren xx  Follow me here @wonky_lauren

* These tickets were gifted to me but all opinions are my own *

Black Friday Discount Codes and Sales

It's the weekend we've been waiting for all year for!  Here are the codes I know of so far.  I will continue to update this page as I find more.  Happy shopping!


All Saints - 30% off everything

ASOS - 20% off everything with code 'HELLO20'

Amazon - individually marked down items

Argos - individually marked down items

Aspinal of London - 20% off everything

Beauty Bay - up to 50% off certain items

Boohoo - 30% off everything

Cult Beauty - up to 40% off certain items

Debenhams - up to half price, different deals each day

Feel Unique - up to 30% off certain items

French Connection - up to 50% off everything

HM - 20% off everything and free delivery

House of Fraser - up to 60% off everything

Jack Wills - 25-50% off everything

John Lewis - 20-30% off certain items

Kurt Keiger - 20% off everything

La Redoute - 40% off everything

Look Fantastic - 15% off with code 'HURRY'

Missguided - 40% off certain items, 25% off students, 20% off everything

Monsoon - 25% off certain items

Na-kd - 30% off everything

Nasty Gal - 50% off everything

New Look - up to 50% off everything

Oliver Bonas - 25% off certain items

Office - 20% off with code 'GLITTER'

River Island - 20% off orders over $75

Sainsburys Clothing - 25% off everything

Ted Baker - 30% off everything

Topshop - up to 50% off everything

Warehouse - 25% off everything

Dress from Boohoo via ASOS

Let me know what you buy!

Lauren xx

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