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Ciao, Adios, I’m Done! 

Heartbreak: Hollywood glamorises it and singers make millions from it. I always thought there was something romantic about fighting for someone, winning them back. But there is no romance in trying to convince someone to love you, or the struggle to get out of bed in the morning, fighting back the tears in the middle of a busy shop, or avoiding eye contact with the person sat opposite you on the train to work.

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note to self: things change 

To Christa,
You’re celebrating your 18th birthday in a room full of people you love, yet most of whom you will never speak to once the following 6 months have passed. The next 7 years will see your life flip and turn, and you will surprise yourself at how you deal with every bend in the road you face on your journey. Everything is going to change, but at the end of it, you will be more you than you’ve ever been.
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Working out a Routine to Avoid Gym Fear

To say the last 2 months have been a whirlwind for me would be an understatement. I tried, but admittedly failed miserably,  to maintain a routine while spending 3 days a week out of the country, and as a result my anxiety and confidence took a huge knock.

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The Buda-Best Way to Spend Time in Hungary

An hour-by-hour itinerary, meticulously planned outfits and matching pyjamas could only mean one thing: a 5 day city break with my best friend.
YAAAAASSSSS

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When did ‘being healthy’ stop ‘being enough’?

I am a fit and healthy 25 year old woman. Standing at 5 foot 3 inches tall, I wear a size 10 (sometimes an 8) and exercise regularly. I eat an extremely balanced diet, never depriving my body of nutrients while having treats in moderation. I have a good social life, enjoy meals out with fiends and boyfriend with the occasional takeaway with my family. I can out-sprint male colleagues on the rowing machine, am lifting heavier weights than I have ever managed before, completing crazy fitness challenges and have overcome my 3pm slumps at work. I am living a healthy and happy life.
So why isn’t this enough?

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False Advertising; Fun Mudder 2017

I spent 6 months anticipating an 11 mile run broken up with 24 obstacles with nerves and anxiety, but as the day drew closer I felt an overwhelming feeling of excitement. I had spent months preparing for an event that previous Mudders have described as ‘painful yet enjoyable’ and I couldn’t wait to witness the world famous obstacles.

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Weighting around for bed time: How exercise affects sleep

As a 25 year old, self-confessed lover – nay, admirer – of sleep, I’ve never really had any major problems with paying the land of nod a visit, be it at 3 in the morning, or briefly at 4 in the afternoon.

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Fitness Fails, Cooking Cookies & Life Lessons

I’m becoming quite notorious for being ill and getting admitted to hospitals. Not something I’m particularly proud of, I must say, but an achievement nonetheless.

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NY4NY: New Years Eve in The Big Apple

 They always say how you spend the first hours of a new year is a good indicator of the year to come. So what better way to ring in 2017 than standing in one of the greatest cities in the world surrounded by people laughing and singing?

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