So this morning i woke up and had my Nana on my mind and decided to make soft boiled eggs with toast soldiers for the 3 of us (my fav thing she made for me all the time). The point was to eat and talk about memories of my Nana (which we did ultimately do). The picture is before the Great Egg Disaster of 2019. The whites weren’t quite set so i decided to test one in the microwave for 15 seconds, clearly 15 seconds too long. I removed the egg with top removed and peered inside to check for doneness and it EXPLODED all over me, the stove and floor (Brindey had a nice snack after shells removed). Scrapped those and tried again. Lessons learned include: 1 NEVER and i mean never nuke an egg & 2 soft boiled eggs are 7 minute eggs not 6 minutes. #kitchenconfidential#softboiledeggs#toastsoldiers#7minuteeggs#foodmemories#kitchenisclean#midmorningshower#instareal#nofilter
Sing it with me now ... 🎶”Back to life, back to reality, back to the here and now yeah”🎶 If you need me I’ll be folding for dayssss.
Today whilst I trained I looked in the mirror and genuinely saw some quad definition that I was proud of and felt super motivated and happy 😊
I then went to Starbucks sat down to drink coffee and do some work and then saw my reflection in the glass and noticed my legs looked completely different to what they did this morning 🧐
Now, if this was last year I would have literally thrown a wobbly and instantly would have hated my legs - knowing full well I was happy with them this morning 🤨 - but then seeing them like this I would have reverted back into that shitty mindset and would have freaked out telling myself that “I need to go on a diet” (sound familiar?)🙄
Safe to say, today I saw my legs like this and I LAUGHED and SMILED at the dimples 😊 I was so proud of my mindset not instantly reverting back to what it once was and also because I knew it was purely the way I was sitting and that I have accepted my legs will always have a little fat on because it’s perfectly natural and perfectly feminine too. I love them like this and I accept them at all angles 😄
Start to realise the difference between the things you can control and the things you can’t. Don’t ever let something like cellulite, stretch marks or body fat define you, but also don’t let it consume you and become you. Do your hardest to feel good and look the way you want but also don’t feel an inch of unhappiness just because a little body fat hangs around to keep your hormones happy 😏
Remember Oestrogen is responsible for Cellulite and Lower Body patterning and also remember Oestrogen makes us sassy, strong and independent females who can grow fricken humans inside us so ... you get my drift 💁🏽♀️
Pull Up Training For Beginners - real beginners🥴
1. Overhand Deep Low Row
2.Underhand Deep Low Row
3.Underhand Bridged Row
4.Overhand Bridged Row➡️
5.Single and Double leg lowers➡️
The pull up has always been on my list of goals and since doing aerial hoop, I’ve now got the motivation to achieve this most difficult of bodyweight exercises.
A pull up requires back, shoulder, arm and core strength so these are the areas of training focus.
These exercises are not exhaustive, I’ll be doing other upper body vids to show how much training will go into this AKA loads because they require a lot of different muscle groups to safely do the exercise.That and I’m 👵🏻like in my upper body so this will take some time.
A note to any fellow mumma’s or beginners - I’m still weak through my core from having my baby 15months ago but I’ve been building my core strength gently over the past year so I’m now ready for this challenge. Never be afraid to regress an exercise as I have in #6, don’t be a hero and try to rush or overdo something, take it back a step, master it, then progress. Injury will slow your progress far more.
Focus on breath throughout all of these exercises to ensure proper abdominal engagement to keep your back protected and core strong. 🌬Inhale deeply into the ribs and belly, exhale drawing belly button to spine to engage the core. In the rows keep your glutes engaged - squeeze your bottom 🍑and underhand is ridunculously hard 😵
Watch this space for more. Love you!
My nickname is 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞. Which is ridiculous, because there are so many days that I don’t feel much like sunshine and rainbows. However, I’ve absolutely found a glitch in the matrix that helps me maintain a headspace to consistently put light out into the world. It’s simple and so difficult…It’s 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬.
That’s a buzzword right now, and I can literally hear the groans as you’re reading this, but for real folks, it’s all the difference for me. I have a journal that is tailored to my “personality,” (ie: it makes me plan something adventurous every day) that I try to begin my days with. The very first thing it asks me to write is everything I’m grateful for in that moment.
To be honest, I’m only about 40% successful at doing it daily, and most of the time I’m grateful for something involving coffee, but it truly does help me. If I can remember to physically write the things I’m grateful for, first thing, 𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐞𝐭 and the rest flows from there.
last night I fell into the deep dark hole that is “perfectagram” which isn’t a word but should be because wow are there some feeds that make me feel like I’m standing in front of a crowd in unwashed stained clothes reading my diary out loud. social media is such a complicated thing. for me & this page, I have found solace & connection, space to grief & space to build community. It has been my outlet and my safe space and my info center — how I’ve processed & how I’ve found peace. And then I check out blogs/instas/Facebook etc. that focus on aesthetic instead of authenticity and become dizzy with jealousy & desire. Who doesn’t want a life that looks easy and neutral toned? How great would it be if all our houses matched exactly how we wanted them with little twinkle lights and babies wrapped in perfect knit hats (this one gets me because never have I known a baby to leave his/her/their hat on for more than a moment). My life is too queered for perfection, messy and real and raw. I want to show people that because I think that is the real power of social media. Connection. Community across countries. I want more of that. I am careful about what I share, but share openly. I reach out not for follows, but for support or questions or concerns or cares. I want this to be a meeting place, not a platform. It’s difficult to know how to navigate that, but I’m doing my best. My request to you — please tag below any authenticity based instagrams. Whether they’re aesthetically pleasing or not — I don’t care — just looking for stories and truth and honesty. I’ll tag a few of my favorites too.
art by @doot_doodles // authenticity inspiration: @thatgoodgrief@firstname.lastname@example.org @nessters@makedaisychains