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Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I love to write. It is a very rewarding and relaxing exercise. I would be completely lost if I could not read or write for a day. Writing and reading has become a part of life, I can’t do without. Fashion and Style Police allows me make a living, working from home and caring for my children. And it feeds my creative juice, which is amazing. It is really the best of all worlds!

 

 

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Having said that, my fitness life went downhill once I started walking from home. Prior to walking from home, I had a great fitness routine with my gym workouts and all. But once I popped my kids and started working from home full-time, it became a lot harder to find time for exercise. This time last year, I added a few pounds and felt so heavy. I struggled to get rid of the weight but I got there in the end. My body weight is now back to what it used to be and I am happy with it. I also feel lighter and more healthy, which is great.

Going for long walks really helped me lose the weight. I enjoy going for long walks, especially when I am alone. I like to admire nature, while listening to some good music and taking in the beauty that surrounds me and the freshness in the air. That is why I love my school runs. Since the kiddies started pre school, I get out of the house everyday and I also get to walk back and forth alone, in peace, which is great for my mind.

 

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My fitness live is going in the direction I need it to go. As a work-from-home mother, I have to consciously make an effort to stay fit. The GymCube website has been a massive help. The fitness videos are so useful and I find them easy to do at home. Good to know that the excess weight gained is all in the past. I didn’t gain a lot but I felt heavier and my clothes didn’t fit, so that was the cue I needed to get myself back in shape. I am happy with my current weight (I am a size UK 10 or 12 depending on where I shop). All that is needed now is to strengthen and define my body some more.

Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I see a lot of people both online and offline, who are actively promoting their unhealthy body weights. They act like it is ok to be massively underweight or overweight. If the weight is caused by a health related issue, that is completely different. However, if it is not, then something should be done about it.

 

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If you are truly happy with being overweight or underweight, that is fine but please stop promoting these unhealthy lifestyle on social media.  Being overweight/underweight is not cool and it is not healthy. Stop acting like it is! If you find yourself in such a situation, like I did a year ago, do something about it. If you are honestly happy with your size regardless of what it is, then stay quiet about it. The going back and forth on social media with trolls and fans alike is disturbing. You could be a giving a teenager struggling to lose or gain weight, a thumbs up for remaining the way she is. This is not OK.

This has been on my mind for some time now and I am glad I finally got my thoughts down. What do you think? Is being underweight or overweight now cool on online?

 

 

 

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Beauty Muse – Laila Ali

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I love Laila Ali. I think she is the definition of a strong black woman; a real version of Superwoman, and I admire everything about her. I like the fact that she is not your regular girl next door beauty. She almost doesn’t come across a  beauty muse at first glance, but on closer look, Laila Ali is a true beauty, and 1 woman I won’t want to mess around with.

I snooped around to discover some of the 38-year-old beauty secrets , and was pleased to see Aquaphor as her go to beauty brand –

It’s really important to have a good moisturizer and a face cleanser. I try to use products that are as natural as possible without a lot of chemicals in them. One of the reasons why I started working with Aquaphor is because I was already a fan of the products. They are good for so many uses and it was a natural fit for me. I like to use Aquaphor for things that some people wouldn’t even think of. In the evenings after I get out of the shower, I will put it under my eyes because it’s so hydrating. I use my Aquaphor moisturizer on everything from my cuticles to my feet and it always works best when you just get out of the shower and it can really penetrate into your skin. It’s a very natural product and that’s another thing that I love about it. Aquaphor is definitely a must-have for me and for the kids.

 

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I agree with Aquaphor being the holy grail of beauty. I have used the healing ointment for years, along with my kids, and it is one of the best moisturisers out there. It is great for dry skin conditions, and it leaves the skin looking and feeling moisturised, soft and smooth. I will be reviewing an Aquaphor product soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

 

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What do you think of Laila Ali as a beauty muse?

What to do if I win the lottery

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Have you ever thought of what you would do if you won the lottery? I know I have. I won’t describe myself as a gambler, but sometimes I like to think of what to would feel like to win the EuroMillions for example. I bet I would feel like I am sitting on top of the world. I had the opportunity to play the Lottoland lottery for the first time, a few hours ago, and I am currently keeping my fingers and toes crosses, hoping I win. And if I do win, I have it all planned out or I think I do.

There are many stories in the press of people who won millions and lost everything within months. If I ever win the lottery, I won’t want that to happen to me because it is easily done. Many people who win the lottery never thought they would, so they never really had a plan of wht to do with the money, and how to spend it. And when you don’t have a plan, you plan to fail.

 

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Here are the first 6 steps i would take if I do win the £39 million:

 

I won’t go public

I definitely won’t go public. I don’t get why people do. You will just have everyone and their nan, lining up to have a share of your win, which will defeat the purpose of winning to sort out your life and those of your loved ones. I won’t tell a soul if I win the lottery, except close family members and friends. Some things are better left private, and this is one of them.

 

I will make a gradual transition

So I won’t shut down the blog and go blow the millions, lol. Everything in my life would remain as normal. I will keep working, and then I would transition to a millionire gradually, once my investments start to pay off.

 

I will go on a proper holiday

I will take my entire family on a proper holiday to an exotic location like Bahamas. I would probably fly us all first class, and stay in a heavenly resort or hotel.

 

I will get professional advice

I will get professional advice. I will definitely want to invest a good portion of the lottery win, and make the money work hard for me. So getting professional advice is the smartest move.

 

I will clear every debt

So mortgage and credit cards will be fully paid.

 

I will have a budget

Once the professional advice is out of the way, I will want to save a good portion of win, put some money away for the kids, invest a good chunk of it, and have some spending money for day-to-day life.

 

These are some of the first steps I would take if I do win the EuroMillions. I guess I will just have to wait and see if I ever do win.

 

What will be the first thing you would do if you win the lottery? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

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