Picture of the Day :)

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Glastonbury

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Quote of the Day

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Couch to 5k update

Last night I completed the 2nd run of the first week of the couch to 5k app. This consisted of a 5 minute warm up walk and 8x 60 second runs which alternate with 7x 90 second walks and then a 5 minute cool down walk. Overall you end up running for 8 minutes in total.

I am really enjoying the app so far and I am enjoying trying to be more active. I have the final run to complete on Friday and then it is on to week 2. The program consists of 9 weeks.

I am really looking forward to seeing how far I can progress with this app.

Granola Bars – Dairy and Gluten Free

Ingredients

250g mixed nuts and seeds (I used a mixture of walnuts, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and goji berries)

100g Raisins and Dates

50g Desiccated coconut

50g coconut oil melted

4tbs tahini or nut butter

1tsp vanilla extracts

3 tbsp of sweetner

2 eggs

Instructions 

1- Place all ingredients in a blender

2 – Mix a few times until combined and pieces of nuts and seeds can still be seen.

3- Place in greased baking tray or onto baking paper.

4- Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown

Really easy to make and the recipe can be altered to different tastes to include different nuts or fruits.

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Audible Recommendation – The Chimp Paradox – Prof Steve Peters

Another audio book that I have recently listened to is “The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters.

The acclaimed Mind management programme to help you achieve success, confidence and happiness. Listeners follow the easy inner chimp’ steps too over come fear and anxiety through understanding why self doubt and negative thoughts drive impulsive and irrational behaviours.

The inner chimp is our emotions often the irrational and impulsive side of us and the human is the more rational and logical side of us.

The books describes lots of examples of how the chimp takes over and how to take back control of the chimp to help to improve our life to find happiness.

I really enjoyed reading this book and really felt like I learned something from it. Out of all the books I listened to while I was on holiday this was one of the books I enjoyed the most. I even relate to this book in everyday life now especially when I start to get hangry and I just tell myself my chimp is playing up haha! Also, if one of my family members is acting a bit strange/irrational then I just think to myself that their chimp is out of control. I obviously don’t tell them this as they wouldn’t understand what I was going on about; but it helps me to find amusement in the situation.

Quote of the Day

The Scariest Moment is always just before you start.

Stephen King