Having been a fan of Liz Earle for a few years now (my obsession with their products started here), I'd only ever purchased their products online and so when I was invited to their Guildford branch in Surrey for an evening of bubbles, truffles and beauty demonstrations I literally jumped at the chance.
Monday, 9 December 2013
Sunday, 8 December 2013
The weeks are flying by, and thankfully so, as I'm very much looking forward to a cup of tea next week when this Detox is over. But for now, here's my Highlight of the Week...
Putting up the Christmas decorations this year was a little stressful and here's why...
Things I've Learnt from putting the Christmas decorations up this year:
I'm feeling fabulous. Not in the 'I could skip a mile' kind of way, but in a healthy, cleansed, 'I feel confident that this detox is doing something' kind of way.
|Feeling Fabulous...but still need to get fit!|
By Day Five I was 7 lbs down and have lost 6 inches over various parts of the bod. Big Grin. I really do feel healthy. Other than the first two days (which were tough- read here) I have never felt tired or sluggish. If anything I've felt more positive and energised to take my mind off the fact that I couldn't just sit down and have a cup of tea.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
If for some reason you are lacking in festive cheer and you just happen to be in London anytime soon, a trip to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is an absolute must. Last weekend, the Hubster and I, along with family and friends, bundled the crowds, skated, sang, danced, drank and ate our way through the festive delights that this fantastic Christmas experience has to offer. We most definitely kick started December with a full on Christmas adventure and I have shared my highlights (and low-lights) just in case you are planning a trip...!
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Well I'm a little chuffed to confirm that I have made it through the toughest part of this detox. Although my levels of concentration have been really low up until this point... I have revisited this post about eight times, lacking energy and thoughts to document this experience.
|Day One...this all looked very daunting!|
OK so firstly I have to admit that the first phase wasn't as bad as I originally thought, but it was tough. I didn't exactly breeze through it without a moan or two, but I am proud of myself for getting this far. The schedule itself has been easy enough to follow. The first two days consist of a combination of Aloe Vera Shots, Vitamins, Protein Shakes and plenty of water. No food allowed. Probably the worst part of the program is in fact the Aloe Vera Gel. It is quite frankly disgusting. It's like drinking hospital floor cleaner with a tinge of that potent smell you get in a dentists surgery. Yum. It looks like freshly squeezed lemon juice gone off. Yummy. NOT. I literally had to count in my head whilst I was drinking the sickly shots. But the "Queen of Bad Gag Reflex" did it. Good thing too as the Aloe Vera Gel is the main component in the detox. There would be no point in the rest of the plan if you failed to take this...just great.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
After my recent post, declaring to the world my extensive list of excuses for avoiding exercise, (which you can catch up on here) tomorrow I am taking the plunge and attempting the Clean 9 Detox Program in order to cleanse my body and hopefully shed a few pounds and inches in time for Christmas.
|Someone help me...I could be eating the cardboard box by tomorrow night. Yum.|
This is no ordinary detox plan. Oh no. Forever Living Products are the largest grower, manufacturer and distributor of Aloe Vera and Bee Products in the world and using their most successful product, the Aloe Vera Gel, have created the Forever Clean 9 plan. It is a nine day cleanse that will (hopefully) clear my body of all the unnatural chemicals and leave me feeling cleaner, healthier and happier. Like I said, hopefully.
Happy Sunday & Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my readers over the pond!
I do hope you have all had a fabulous weekend.
It's that time again for my Highlight of the Week, which seems to come around so quickly! Last night I brought together the ladies from both side of our families for a night at the theatre to see West Side Story at New Wimbledon Theatre. It was amazing.
It was such a beautiful and emotional musical, one that I cannot believe I have left until now to experience. I was completely blown away by the powerful music, the performances and the choreography was simply phenomenal. I literally sobbed throughout it. During one silent moment, I actually let out a random strangled sob that had people in front of me turn back to check where that dreadful sound had escaped from. Yes that was me. Brilliant...and the shameful moments didn't end there. I had cried so much that, holding my snot ridden tissue in hand and clapping frantically during the final applause, it disintegrated into a hundred pieces falling like snow on the woman's head who was sitting in front of me. I literally had to brush my snotty flakes of tissue out of the poor woman's hair. Only Slightly embarrassing...but it would appear that I was on a roll last night....
Later that night at dinner I managed to smash a plate on the table as I handed it to the waiter, in doing so knocking an entire bottle of water all over my mother in law. But as if that wasn't enough, I then swiftly moved on to splattering my sister in law's (was) white top with tomato sauce. Clumsy Kate strikes again. Needless to say we had a brilliant night which started a little tradition that we hope to carry on next year.
What was your Highlight of the Week?
Until next time,
With Love & Clumsy Stuff,