See the Good

 

Be the Change you wish to see in the World

-Ghandi

Hey Guys,

Today I wanted to share three videos with you that really made me smile. I’m sick today and am admittedly quite a bad patient so the fact these videos managed to make me smile, I figured they have to be good.

There seems to be nothing but negative news at the moment and it’s easy to see why people are losing faith in humanity. There’s no denying that there are plenty of bad things going on in the world, but there are also great things happening everyday.

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No matter how big or small, I think it is important to try and focus on the positive things that happen around us everyday. Don’t feel that your acts of kindness are being over shadowed because I can guarantee they make a difference to someone.

And finally, I know it’s everywhere but if anyone else out there needs cheering up like I did, then watch it as many times as you need. The cuteness does not fade!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying your Sunday evening. It’s the first day of Spring so make sure to kick some ass this week 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

 

Fat Burning Detox Water

Hey Guys,

I stumbled across two or three different recipes for detox water over the last few days, however I decided to mix and match the best pieces out of each to ensure the highest levels of fat burning possible! This recipe will help detox your body and leave you feeling fresh. Now it is not miracle water and wont help you shed 10lbs but it will leave you feeling good and helps get rid of some toxins in your body. It’s simple, quick and easy too which is always a bonus in my book!

What you need: photo 2 (7)

  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 a grapefruit
  • 1/3 of a cucumber
  • 10-12 mint leaves

 

What you do: 

  • Chop up all your ingredients like so:photo 1 (9)
  • Add in approx 1.5 ltrs of water (depending on the size of the jug you are using!)
  • Pop it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to let it fuse

 

See Simple, Quick & Easy!

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Hope you enjoy 🙂

Z x

Detox: Day 1

Ok so before I get started with today’s post, I just want to say that I am not claiming to be a fitness or health blogger by any means, I just thought I would share with you the first day of my detox and how it impacted my Monday!

This detox is NOT about weight loss, it is primarily undertaken for clear skin and to balance out any digestive problems. This is also not a juicing detox, it includes real food so that it is not torture and is actually doable! I chose to do a detox for two reasons:

1. I had a very ‘toxic’ weekend in terms of alcohol and fatty food. Yes it was great fun however it was also the third consecutive weekend that this has happened, so I figured my poor body could do with some re-balancing!

2. I have had some minor medical issues lately and this has taken its toll on my skin, which I personally felt looked tired with blemishes appearing (not good!) so a bit of nourishment should fix this, well finger’s crossed.

Breakfast

To start the day off I had a kale and spinach shake, with a hot water and lemon. I’m not going to lie and say it was as appealing as a strong coffee and toast. I was however feeling quite determined so I managed to convince myself I was satisfied afterwards.

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Lunch

Lunch was suppose to be bigger however I was quite busy so I had a large mixed fruit bowl which consisted of strawberries, grapes and blueberries. This was then topped with some non fat Greek yogurt and linseed. These two are great for perfecting any imbalances in your digestive system (apparently!) This may seem like a very sugar intensive meal however it was full of good sugar and really satisfied my sweet tooth.

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Dinner

I’m not going to lie, dinner was tough. I wasn’t making dinner just for myself so it wasn’t the easiest to make my one whilst looking at his! I did however avoid temptation of eating off the other plate! For my own dinner I made grilled prawns with vegetables stir fried in coconut oil. I added some baked sweet potato wedges to ensure I stayed full! Sorry forgot to take a pic of my dinner!

Snack

I am terrible for eating late at night, I could easily eat a full packet of biscuits or a shocking amount of chocolate without even realizing! So today I replaced my beloved late night snacks with a ‘clear skin’ smoothie. This consisted of: 1 banana,  1 orange, 1 glass of soya milk and 1/2 cup of water. I also added 3 strawberries just because I love the taste.

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I am going to finish the night with a cup of green tea or a lemon in hot water and I am going to avoid the kitchen as much as possible!!

Hope you guys enjoyed 🙂