My Life in Pictures, as of late

So, I might be addicted to instagram. Possibly.

I find honestly that it inspires me to be super healthy, because when I skim through my photos I see all this gorgeous healthy food, and I’m like “oh gosh that looks good!”

For example:

Mmmm

Mmmm

SO good! That was an awesome lunch of rocket, avacado, cherry tomatoes and hemp butter. When I look at that, I can’t imagine chowing down on some greasy pizza!

My life has also consisted of lots of this:

Musico

Musico

I’ve been a busy bee, prepping for September when I’ll start at music college in London! My teacher there has given me a LOT of new rep, but my favorite by far is ‘Ich Liebe Dich’ by Grieg – it means I love you. The music is so wonderful and flowing but simple and sweet – a joy to sing 🙂

To counteract the atrocious amount of parties I’ve attended recently I’ve been doing bikram lots and also going for jogs in the morning, and that along with my counselling sessions has got me in such a good place regarding my weight! I finally can look in the mirror and see my real, true shape rather than bulges and blobs that aren’t there for anyone else but me.

I’ve even started baking vegan again!

Wholesome strawberry scone, recipe from Lucy's Friendly Foods

Wholesome strawberry scone, recipe from Lucy’s Friendly Foods

Hosted a brunch for some friends with those bad boy scones and they went down a treat 🙂 However I’ve also been making some treats that are sugar free and rather fabulous my favorite being these raw lemon bars: http://nomyumfree.com/raw-nut-free-lemon-bars/

They’re so divine – the topping melts in your mouth and the bottom has a beautiful crunch! I didn’t have half of the stuff in my cupboards so I subbed a few things and played around with it, but they turned out really well. (If I do say so myself. Which I do.)

YUM

YUM

I’ve also discovered the wonders of quinoa pizza thanks to the wonderful blog ‘Deliciously Ella’ which has inspired me in SO many ways.

I topped mine with spinach, cucumber, olives, tomatoes and mustard :)

I topped mine with spinach, cucumber, olives, tomatoes and mustard 🙂

In other news, finally finished work (YES!) and off to spain very shortly! My days have consisted off fun, exercise and a whole lot of juice!

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Peace, love and instagram xD Follow me if you dare! @katie_morel_sings

Say no to Tequila

That is my life lesson. No, no, no tequila. As much as, at the time, you are like a liquid sombrero – fun and happy and all that jazz – but NOT SO the morning after. Not so.

This infamous hangover I lament was yesterday, not today, but I’m still vehement.

My head was so, so fuzzy and horrible. It was like being smothered by an obese sheep.

sheep

Yes I did just type obese sheep into google

But hangovers aside, I am fairly fed up today. An eventful and traumatic lunch break saw me running through turrential rain in a tiny skirt and sleeveless blouse, no cardi or tights to speak of – let alone an umbrella! So now I’m sitting at reception looking, according to my friend in IT, like a drowned rat (he said that in between snorts of laughter) feeling less than content.

What’s more I’m morally slapping my own face because I MAJORLY screwed up on saturday night. Again, I blame the tequila, but I got together with a guy I did NOT want to do that with, ever, simply because our history is not the best. And he used to date one of my best friends.

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These last few days have not been the best.

However. Now is the part of the post where I take a deep breath and talk about good things. Like juice! Juice is good. And Spirulina energy balls from my local health store.

Every morning I’ve been making myself a lovely, refreshing and filling juice to enjoy, and it’s such a good start to the day! I have an energy ball or a handful of hazlenuts when I wake up, then pop off on my morning jog. When I return, that glass of juice looks and tastes so damn good!

This morning I juiced up:

I apple,

2 celery sticks,

1/2 cup frozen berries, mixed

handful of grapes

Inch of ginger

1/4 cucumber

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I plan to get kiwis after work today from the market because they are the best in a morning juice 🙂

kiwi

Counselling is helping a lot with my eating though recent emotional events set me back and I started to revert to the old, not-so-good me. She suggested I buy a journal, which I did, and also that I write down 3 things I’m grateful for each day for a week, as well as doing one nice thing for myself every day. The nice thing, I’ve been sticking to – yesterday it was a really pretty yellow flower from my walk home, now in a jar on my windowsill – but I’m actually finding the first task quite tough. However.

  1. I am grateful for fruit.
  2. I am grateful for the juice I make with fruit.
  3. I am grateful for spirulina.
  4. I am NOT grateful for tequila. Or rain.

C’est tout x