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Having last week off work was amazing and very much needed for many reasons, I got to sleep more, spend time with Sophia, friends and family and just not having to go to work was maybe the biggest plus.

Since my birthday I've been thinking a lot about my life and some things that I would like to see change over this year. So far 2017 has all been about trying to be my most positive self and while I'm still working on that I do think that 8 months into the year it would be a decent time to start working on some of the other goals that I set for myself back in January. Starting with my health! Getting into a new relationship at the start of the year has been an amazing thing for the happiness side of life (thanks Ru) but all the meals out and eating rubbish together hasn't been great on the figure (thanks again Ru). I've never been completely unhealthy so making little changes throughout the last month like cutting out full fat drinks and only really having snacks and 'unhealthy' meals a couple times a week wasn't too difficult.

A few weeks ago I joined the gym again! After not being near one since December last year I think it was defo time to get back into it, last week was my first proper week of going for my goal of 3 days in the week, before that I was only going once or twice and not really going in there with any sort of plan or idea of what I wanted to do. Last week though I went along for a few sessions with Mairi and honestly I can't thank her enough for getting me out of my comfort zone and just all in being the most encouraging person ever! It made 2 hours in the gym at 6am feel like a walk in the park, so thanks hun 😉.

So really my goal for the next year is to get my health back on track, continue with the good eating and exercise and try my best to document my journey! I've already had some before and after pictures taken a couple of months ago and looking at them alone makes me want to work even harder. I also understand that I'm in no way an 'overweight' person but that also doesn't mean that I have to be happy with what I have, being my happiest and most confident self is gonna take some hard work but I am very much excited to see what kind of things I can have achieved in the next 12 months.

If you don't already then please go and follow me on Instagram where I will be mostly documenting this little journey of mine.

Have the best week!

Ashley



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