Eat, prey, loving life. The Bali trip rundown!

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Wherever you go in the world “there’s no place like home” but when you come to Bali this place feels like home. Unfortunately, you can’t uplift your friends and family over there but at least I came home and got everyone putting Bali on their bucket list. Everyone should make the trip because it’s a 1000% worth it! I can’t recommend the “billabong, surfer” vibe haven enough!

I’ll do the quickest and simplest run down, I’ve already taken up your time and you just want to know the bullet points.

So here it goes ……

  • The Seminyak sunset beach, picture perfect, peaceful and sure as Hell “moby – porcelain” vibes yanno like “the beach” film! The bean bags are dotted all across this clean scenic beach front and the waves are so breathtaking. They sure as hell will bring you back to life after zenning out in the bean bags, when you hear the crashing waves, they are a loud reminder that yes, this place is real!

Beach clubs

1. Jungle fish in ubud

2. potato head in Seminyak/kuta

3. azul Seminyak square

4. Omnia beach club ubud

The food in all these places was outstanding!!! Most places in Bali serve vegan food which tasted amazing and not like the vegan food back home. The views were heaven and the entire layout was so chilled with a really good twist of music to get you perked up.


The water is piercing blue with gorgeous tropical fish, colours surrounding you all the time and a graceful turtle swimming by. This place is a must but the island itself is not as “remote” as you would think, shops are granted of course but seemed so hectic and lots of tourist traffic. I was expecting a lot more rural/ forestry?


Tengenugan waterfall ubud

Near Kanto lampo ubud

Kanto lampo ubud

Mason elephant sanctuary ubud

We did not ride these majestic creatures because we 100% don’t believe in it. We fed and bathed these beauties and they seemed to enjoy it!

The kynd community! seminyak

This place I am still obsessing over, I’ve never ever tried vegan food quite like this place. I had the kind Big Mac which was out of this world and still don’t shut up about it. Big up Kendall for finding this gem.

The monkey temple ubud

The baby monkeys were adorable…..but the big boys ohhhh no! Slightly terrified, there’s a lot going on in this place but you should definitely make the trip because the guides are there to protect you and belongings, and the babies are just something you don’t want to miss!

Bali swing ubud

When I look back I can’t actually believe we managed to experience all these things. We’ve learnt and experience so much together I am so glad to have spent this time with them and look forward to future with these amazing galys!

My new lifestyle

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It’s been a long journey and the longest I have ever gone on a health plan, I am the best I have ever felt.

I started at the beginning of the year during a time where it was so hectic but I thought if I don’t do this now I never will. Over the course of time from then and now I have lost nearly a stone!

I first weighed in at 9 stone 4 and now I am 8 stone 8! I need to get to 8 stone 6 and I would of hit my target.

The thing is though as soon as I hit target I can’t stop there, no I don’t mean in a dangerous way. But it’s become my lifestyle now.

I’ve cut out bad lunches which seemed to be the main problem. I have become more aware of calories which is not a bad thing at all and portion sizes are crucial. I have really become educated and feel so motivated all the time. I feel more in control of what I put into my body. I really have proven to myself that I can do it.

It does amaze me how people on slimming world loose so much weight so quickly because I certainly haven’t. But I have to say my way of doing things has been my preferred way.

I’ve learnt over the years, where I had lost weight quickly, I took advantage and ate bad and thought “awh well I’ll just loose it again another time”. Health and fitness is a lifestyle change and there is no quick fix. I do tend to see many on slimming world fall back into bad habits after such a quick weight loss.

Lifestyle changes and routines really help you make those big important steps.

Sometimes if I found an upcoming week where I had free time I would go very intense with my diet and do 800 calories a day and then burn 600 of it off everyday!

This seems dangerous and it could be if you don’t educate yourself enough and get information via doctor. But this is great to loose a few pounds within a week. (I started off small first like 1,000 and then dropped it down more)

The things I was eating were already low in calories anyways. Such as spinage and kale and vegetables. I stuck to quorn meat instead of real meat.

I prefer it now anyways.

It really does involve discipline and it can be very draining so that’s why I always made sure that it was during weeks where I was free.

This can’t be a regular thing though. If you want to do this continuously which I did for 6 weeks. That is plenty! Otherwise you can become dizzy, have nausea, thin hair and constipation.

Any other time just reduce the calorie in take to 1,100/200. And DRINK 2 LITRES OF WATER. This will for sure fill you up and give you all the goodness. Detox is the key to a good health and fitness journey.

Cheat weekends are also very important. Friday and Saturday are my days to eat bad and not feel guilty. This actually helps your body guess itself and your metabolism goes into beast mode. I found I was loosing an extra pound by Sunday!

It’s all about discipline. And I always felt with diets you were missing out and “life’s too short”. That old chest nut. But if you have cheat days you are bound to stick to your diet more and feel you have something to work towards in the week.

A great way to speed up your mstobilmsim is Apple cider vinegar! Two tablespoons in your drink and knock it back 2x a day.

I am now on a 900/1,000 cal a day for a week or 2 and see if I can drop some of those stubborn pounds. I can’t wait to hit target but that doesn’t mean it’s game over.

You always have to maintain to look and feel your best.

I feel so energetic and motivated. So happy I have found a health path that works for me.

Remember always consult your doctor because they can give you the best tips and assure you what’s good for your BMI.

6 short tips

– find someone or something thst influences you. My inspiration was Kourtney Kardashian! Her legs! This can help give you an image in your head. (Bare in mind we are all different but it’s always nice to have something to aspire too)

– try out loads of different health foods to see which ones work for you. I love avocados now.

– research!!!!!

– download apps that help you keep track of your meals/ calories

– make a food diary via app or notepad!!! Hang on your wall as a reminder every time you pass it.

– always wake up a little earlier than before to make healthy breakfast and a good lunch. In time you will become much quicker at preparing foods! I’m so quick now!

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