Kindness (Pinterest quote)

(Sourced via Pinterest)

You have the power to change someone’s life through one small act of kindness. 

Something that may seem like nothing to you could mean the world to someone else.

Give a little joy to the world x

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Recommended fitness videos by Rebecca Louise on YouTube 

I came across some fab fitness videos on YouTube by Rebecca Louise.

 She has videos for targeting specific areas of your body and they are very easy to follow. There’s a great range of excellent work outs that you can do at home to your own fitness level, if you can’t get to a gym. 

I love her Victoria’s Secret work outs and her 7 best ab moves. 

Check them out Here (abs) and Here (Victoria’s secret bum work out)

There are tons of other videos so go check them out on her YouTube channel!

*I’m in no way affiliated with Rebecca Louise or her channel, I just love the exercise videos so thought I’d share*

Brave the storms and you will sail into the horizon

Life tests us.

There are times when we are filled with anxiety, hopelessness, fear, and all of the things that people don’t like to open up about because it’s not a happy subject and as sad as it is, you feel that people don’t want to know sometimes.

The truth is, is that all of those things are part of us as humans; as well as happiness, joy and faith. It’s easy to say, “Oh, just look on the bright side and life will change” and this, to a certain extent can be true- life is better when you have a happy mind set; but it’s not so easy to snap into a good frame of mind. That takes work, commitment to yourself and going easy on yourself also.

You can have a happy mind and a happy life by slowly changing your thought processes, learning to find your own way of dealing with sadness and being ok with yourself on the days that you feel less than able to do so. You’ll get less of those days and you’ll gradually find that you start to feel happier inside, instead of having to act happy on the outside.

We go through these stormy parts of our lives to clear out the unnecessary and unwanted clutter in our minds so that we can see clearly at the other side. Any situation that we find ourselves in which creates turmoil in our existence will always end with smooth, calm waters and we would’ve learned a lot more about ourselves by the process.

Allow yourself to be free, to be happy and don’t be too hard on yourself when you’re not. You are doing the best you can and you’re doing well. So keep up the good work! x

Weekly meal plan- save time and unnecessary wastage

I haven’t uploaded one of my meal plans for a few weeks so thought I’d share last weeks, because it was so tasty!

Meal plans are an easy way to prepare your family meals in advance so you aren’t left thinking, “What’s for dinner today?” and ending up throwing together something bland and boring as a last minute attempt at a meal. Advanced planning equals tasty meals; all of the ingredients at hand and most importantly (to me)- an exciting menu for the week! Yipee!

*Please note this is not a diet plan and I am not a nutritionist, just a food lover!*

My meal plan for last week consisted of:

Day 1

Lunch- Skinny Tuna Melt (One slice 50/50 or brown bread, tuna, tomatoes and cheese)

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Dinner- (My Favourite) Oven baked jacket potato with creamy bacon and mushroom sauce- found here Cheap and easy meal idea- so tasty and quick you’ll want to eat it all of the time!

Day 2-

Lunch- Cheese savoury sandwich

Dinner- Homemade chicken parmesan with sweet potato oven baked fries and avocado

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Day 3-

Lunch- Fish cakes with lemon rice

Dinner- Creamy mustard chicken- Pinterest recipe by Seasons and suppers blog with mashed potato and carrots

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Day 4-

Lunch- Scambled egg on toast

Dinner- Homemade grilled chicken burger with oven baked sweet potato fries and coleslaw

Day 5-

Lunch- Grilled chicken with salad (Lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, pepper and balsamic vinegar)

Dinner- Egg fried rice with Nandos style oven baked chicken thighs (Nando’s mango and lime sauce)

Day 6-

Lunch- Chicken Tikka skewers with salad

Dinner- Homemade KFC style chicken thighs (Oven baked) with sweet potato fries and coleslaw

Day 7-

Lunch- Traditional British Sunday dinner (Yorkshire puddings, herbed pork chops with carrots, parsnip, stuffing and gravy)

HERE is a link to Jamie Oliver’s Yorkshire puddings for anyone who wants to have a go!

Dinner- Scrambled eggs on toast

Hope you enjoyed the meal plan, sorry that I forgot to take pictures after day 3- I was too busy enjoying the food! x