Energised

So I am nearly 30 days into my isabody challenge and while I was very sceptical as have most people I have spoken to about Isagenix you have to try it to believe it. I took this system of health products to help me to tone up, eat more healthily and most of all to increase my energy never did I think it would lift my depression.

Anyone with depression knows that you are mentally exhausted all the time and this takes its toll on your appetite either over or under eating. You have this heavy cloud hanging over your head like your carrying a weight on your head pushing your eyes down so you constantly feel tired then then makes you physically tired and find it hard to cope with daily tasks like getting up, going to work, doing housework, looking after kids or going out the ritual of getting dressed up which I used to love just became too much hard work.

After 14 days the cloud lifted my eyes felt full of life, my body full of life and mental clarity like I have never known. I feel like the person I have been searching for all these years and was beginning to think she didn’t exist. That confident happy woman who could do anything, deal with anything, multitask and run her own business. Now I feel like I can do that.

I have been running usually only get out once a week when I get a few hours of freedom I. Between I do a 25 min workout everyday including squats, kettlebells and other deep stretching exercises.

I will start sharing my exercises and meal plans when I finish my personal training course and finish my isabody challenge in August.

It is so easy to tone the arms up quickly and helps a lot with my pole, hoop and silks to have that extra upper body strength. And when you’re a single mother you often have to do the heavy lifting round the house so always come in handy.

So what can I say I’m enjoying life so much more, less anxiety, more confidence and enjoy my meals so much more.

so made this lovely curry during the week chickpea and sweet potato curry with basmati rice and black quinoa

Ingredients:

2 tbsp veg oil or olive oil

I med red onion, diced

4 garlic cloves minced

4 tsp curry powder

1 1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne

2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp all spice

2 tsp fresh ginger minced

4 medium sweet potato diced

1 can of chickpeas 425g

240ml veg broth

1 tbsp lemon juice

4 tbsp tomato purée

Pinch of salt

1 can of coconut milk or half a tub of Greek yogurt

Basmati rice and quinoa (one cup with 2 cups water for perfect rice)

Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt and some pumpkin seeds for some crunch

1. In a big pan add the oil heat the oil, at the onions, garlic and ginger stir for 3 mins.

2. Add spices and tomato purée and stir for 2 mins.

3. Add potatoes, chickpeas, veg broth and bring to a simmer. Medium heat for 15 to 20 mins.

4. Add the yogurt, stir in leave for 2 mins then serve with the rice and quinoa mix.

It is so so good never buy jars of curry so easy to make and none of the sugar, salt and fat of the preserved sauces we will like to buy.

Fresh isn’t always time consuming a few cans of ingredients, chop some veg or you can use this recipe for chicken or salmon curry as well.

Add spices, broth, yogurt done.

Always make fresh and this is single working mom of two If I can do it so can you.

So happy for the warm weather, feeling the sun and wind in my skin. Sitting in the garden listening to the birds chatting to each other never really noticed this before #mindfulness

Love the vitD we all need 20 to 30 mins outside on the sun everyday. And getting to wear lovely summer dresses.

Discovered a new online retailer #stayingsummer

Green Stripe Spaghetti Strap Knot Front Mini Dress

Some amazing dresses really good prizes this is one of my new finds I’ll share more as I find them or go to my Pinterest page for more inspirational recipes, home styling and amazing clothes

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