This week is gonna be a busy one for me. So in preparation for it, it will mostly be yoga workouts that incorporate cardio and toning muscles.
Good luck :)
In the mean time, I am also going to do this video too :)
I've come across this video on youtube as a happy accident and I feel that it has motivated me and taught me more about learning. I am just finishing up watching it right now.
Granted there are some parts where I switched off but I feel that the more you listen to something the more things you notice that you didn't before.
I have so many things that I want to learn before I die.
I want to learn Spanish,
I want to learn Gaelic football
I want to learn to cook a Christmas dinner
I want to learn how to surf
to name a few.
So I will try to apply this 20 hours theory to what I learn, in the future, and the now.
Alright is yesterday I thought I'd be adventurous and make rice crispy buns with marshmallows and white chocolate and realised that they are the same as "squares" bars. And they're delicious.
Here is what I used:-
2 bars of tesco white chocolate
Handful of Marshmallows
*note to self* don't microwave marshmallows for more than 30 seconds they will burn the bowl
*note to self 2* don't put plastic bowl over boiling water in a pot, it will melt.
Moving on lol.
Add one bar of chocolate first then when that is melted add the second bar of chocolate
I melted the white chocolate and marshmallows. Patience as this can take time
Use a ceramic bowl to melt these over boiling water on the cooker.
Next we add the rice crispies now I added the rice crispies without measuring or anything, winging it Jamie Oliver style lol.
I just added rice crispies and stirred them then added some more to see how much I got squeeze in.
Next lay out the wee bun cases and spoon the mixture into the bun cases and set them in the fridge to set.
I promise I made 11, I didn't eat the 12th! Hahaha
I knew that the phrase "Carpe Diem" meant to "seize the day" but I thought I'd read a bit more into it. Like where it originated from and what it means when put into context of it's original sources.
Here's what I found out.Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), or as he's known to English speakers, "Horace" was a leading Roman lyric poet.
According to wikipedia (that trusted old source we love to hate) The meaning of "carpe diem" as used by Horace is not to ignore the future, but rather to not trust that everything is going to fall into place for you and taking action for the future today. I think I might print that quote out and fram it because I think it is beautiful.
Here is one translation from Latin to English:
BkI:XI Carpe Diem
Leuconoë, don’t ask, we never know, what fate the gods grant us, whether your fate or mine, don’t waste your time on Babylonian, futile, calculations. How much better to suffer what happens, whether Jupiter gives us more winters or this is the last one, one debilitating the Tyrrhenian Sea on opposing cliffs.
Be wise, and mix the wine, since time is short: limit that far-reaching hope.
The envious moment is flying now, now, while we’re speaking:
Seize the day, place in the hours that come as little faith as you can.
Ask not—we cannot know—what end the gods have set for you, for me; nor attempt the Babylonian reckonings Leuconoë. How much better to endure whatever comes, whether Jupiter grants us additional winters or whether this is our last, which now wears out the Tuscan Sea upon the barrier of the cliffs! Be wise, strain the wine; and since life is brief, prune back far-reaching hopes! Even while we speak, envious time has passed: pluck the day, putting as little trust as possible in tomorrow!
I think this needs no explaining, and that we can all think about this from time to time when life gets in the way of living.
I have heard that there are many benefits if coconut oil. Great for cooking with as it boosts metabolism, good for skin and hair etc.
So I decided tonight to have a go and see if it does wonders for your hair :)
First off, wash your hair.
What I normally do after I am out of the shower is brush my hair and put a tiny drop of argon oil in my hair ends and ruffle my hair slightly, so don't be over generous with the argon oil otherwise you'll have sticky greasy looking hair. This protects the hair from heat when you blow dry your hair
I blow dry my hair till it is only slightly damp then I use the smallest spec of coconut oil and an even smaller spec of cider vinegar because I've heard that it is good for hair too.
In that picture there is too much coconut oil. That's how small we are talking. What you want to do is dab your forefingers in the oil, and that is all you use. Tousle from the ends then move your way up to the top of your hair. If you have oily prone hair avoid the roots.
Next we blow dry until hair is 100% dry ^_^
This is the aftermath of me blow drying my hair hahahaha
Anyway, now we brush then we style, whatever way you do you hair, do it :)
And there we go. My hair has a nice smell of coconut that isn't overpowering. I'm going to try and do this at least once a week. Because coconut oil can be very expensive lol.
This hairstyle I straightened the top end and curled the straighteners inwards when I got to the bottom ends. You can leave it like that or comb them to give a nice polished look.
Try it yourself and see what you think.
You can just use coconut oil you don't have to use cider vinegar.
Good luck :)
I did the ice bucket challenge. Mine was awesome I did it while I was in Spain in a water park just to rub it in to my friends haha. Anyway at the time I thought it was for cancer research so I donated to them. But then I found out a week or two later that it is actually in aid of ALS which go saw loads of celebrities partake in for but a lot of them never really told you how to donate or how to help or some people never even mentioned what it was for. I found out yesterday that ALS is a form of Motor Neurones Disease which is a scary degenerative disease that can cause muscle wasting and eventually leads to people suffering from it to need assistance in those things a lot of us take for granted such as going to the toilet, feeding, talking.
I have nursed people with Motor Neurones Disease and it is frightening to so many people because you dont lose your mind with the disease, you lose the functioning of your body but not your mind. It is such a sad disease. I nursed a woman I will never forget her. I was out with the palliative care nurse for part of a placement, and we visited a woman who was near the end stages of MND, she was crying to the palliative care nurse because she was so aware of how her family was hurting, worrying about what she'd leave behind. Would they be ok with out her? I can normally hold it together quiet well but this really struck a cord with me and I tried my damn hardest to not show any signs of tears encase I upset the patient more. But I went home that night and I firmed my eyes out. Yes I admit it. I cried.
I've watched people have cardiac arrests and participated in resuscitation, I've sat with people during their last moments on earth and I've found them stressfully upsetting, don't think I'm cold hearted but this was so painful to watch this woman suffer it was unbareable. She was in so much distress.
So I've donated £5 to a charity that is based in the UK that supports those with MND and hope that this money will go to a good cause.
Text 'iced55' along with the number of £ you wish to donate (£2-£10) to 70070.
Don't treat this as "doesn't affect me. I'm not concerned" because it could be you, or someone you love and you may be greatful for the awareness and the donations coming in that will help to support you.
Contrary to popular belief, looking after someone and caring for them, proving for their needs, which are vast and conplex, isn't free. Yes it's free on the NHS but care still costs money and that money you donate will help to support a family in some way. Be it money for a bed, research, Carers and care packages for their personal care needs attended to.
Here is week two work outs:
Stretches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZTGgEWPbLk
Cardio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNU0BC8eS8A&list=PLDwmHSMhUfE0-U0wrSVzdyuxXLmr3UY9x
Muscle (butt and lower body) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o4Fevo32Uw
Cool down - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XewzQ9MRDh8
TOTAL: 39 mins
Stretches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia5ZTVQnsBw
Cardio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt--C_OUGB8
Muscles (arms) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuxmXKqI0jw
Cool down - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTxzqcTp-wg
TOTAL: 42 mins
Stretches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iY5V0xiiKw
Cardio – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfe6aBM-UvY
Muscles (total body) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikiqA-jPk2Q&list=PL_AkDWR6svCGKJBQlvAvTDmIEA2PltBok
Cool down - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unCTPrTHAko
TOTAL: 25 mins
Stretches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NgRcaKdrAU
Cardio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhUP6FQj3t4
Muscles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG69sFM1UIw
Cool down - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5FVyhTl5Ys
TOTAL: 48 mins
Stretches – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_X02wY6YI
Cardio – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbYe3M5ncog
Muscles (love handles and core) – http://www.livestrong.com/original-videos/XGNkgNNeSA0-yoga-solution-tara-stiles-targeting-love-handles/
Cool Down – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EKSXVFO85c
TOTAL: 38 mins
Side note: This is not me lolz.
I got my new phone today. Was really nervous about buying a new phone as my last contract wasn't great. I get confused very easily when it comes to numbers, particularly if an impatient staff member goes through the contract too quickly and I have to ask them to back up a bit as I haven't a baldy what they are on about. But this one was really simple and covers everything nicely. Also I've never had an iPhone before so shall be exciting to see the differences between Samsung and iPhone.
I actually downloaded the weebly app (the website I make this blog from) onto my new phone without any trouble. (Last phone struggled with memory, so couldn't don't load it)
Anyway I was looking at the stats for the year so far on this blog and found that I'm gaining more views which is fantastic. Here is a snippet of what I'm on about.
This is nice actually, and once again no it's not me just hitting refresh hahaha! Anyway, I'm making sweet potato and carrot chips as a snack cause I'm hungry so will post the recipe up for it later
These are my favourite snacks at the moment. I made a batch of these and dad and I scoffed them all before I remembered to take a photo to show on here but sure.
You will need:
1 sweet potato
1 or 2 carrots
First of all, I cleaned and peeled the carrots and sweet potato.
Then chopped them into chip shapes careful not to take my fingers off, cause I'll need those.
Then I boiled them for about ten minutes and poke them with a skewer to make sure they're soft.
Drain the water out, line the oven tray with olive oil and dump the carrots and sweet potato onto the tray.
I added a bit of pepper and a dash of salt for flavour and to be a bit different I spread a touch of vanilla over them because, well because I can haha!
Into the oven at 150-180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes, keep checking on them to make sure they're right for you. I like some of them to be soft with a bit of crunch and some of them I like crunchy.
Take out of the oven and serve :) should serve two people as a snack. Or just eat them all yourself that's ok too. Try it out, they're healthy and tasty. Kids would love them too
I want to know if anyone reads this if they want to see anything in particular or anything less or more of?
I think it'd be
I am a 25 year old nurse, who is trying to find herself. This blog will contain epiphanies I have, my yoga progress and other such things. Enjoy. :)