Saturday, 23 January 2016

My Clean 9 Journey ..before and after photos!

Well its Day 10, that means I've completed my C9 body cleanse programme. Yippee!

I feel so good, my hair is glossier, my skin is smoother and less breakouts, I'm less bloated, my cellulite has improved (still a long way to go with that though!) but best of all, I am less lethargic and I have a boost of self confidence. 

The self confidence doesn't just result from my weight or inch loss or the results in the before and after pictures, but I feel so proud of myself for completing it successfully. 

I have learnt so much and feel so motivated to continue with the healthy lifestyle.  It has helped to change my mind-set about food and I now see food as a source of nutrition and energy instead of a pleasure or comfort source. 

One thing I didn't do very well at was drinking enough water throughout the cleanse, I feel my results would have been even more amazing ( cellulite be gone! ) if id have improved on that. 

So below are my before and after photos, for I can't beleive I'm posting these into cyberspace for all to see, but hey ho!

I'm continuing to take my Aloe Gel, my supplements and my protein shakes.  

I'm also going to treat myself to a monthly Personal Training session to keep me on form with my exercise routine. 

If anybody wants some nformation on the c9 or to purchase one then feel free to add me on Facebook Leigh Georgina Wilkes, Comment here or visit my   Online Shop

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

How to have a more productive day!

I am a very good procrastinator.  I tend to find 'something else to do', I can put something off like a pro, yeah I've got a pile of ironing that's nearly as tall as me, do I care, yes I do actually, but I still haven't done it, I've decided to write a blog post about being productive and proactive instead.

But, I'm beginning to be more proactive, with a 14 month old cheeky little boy,  you have to plan, you have to be organised, you have to just get shit done.  Of course you don't have to, people can live how they want to live, but I cope better using the below techniques.

Make a list

Plan your Day

Have a daily routine

Have an achievable time scale

Do one of your tasks before 9am

Don't plan to tackle too many things in one day

If you're feeling overwhelmed with how many tasks you have to complete, a list helps to clear your mind and get tasks down on paper, I'm old school I like pen and paper, then you can start to prioritise what you wish to complete first.  

That feeling when crossing off one of your tasks on the list tho'.

Who else lives for lists?
What's on your list for today?

Saturday, 16 January 2016

My Changed opinion on Soothers AKA Dummies, Pacifiers,

Before I had Charlie, before I was pregnant with Charlie, before I was even thinking about planning for Charlie, I had an uninformed opinion on dummies.  I went along with the hype that all they are used for is to stop the baby crying, to shut the kid up, believed they were the cause of goofy teeth, would be a nightmare to try and get the child to give up and have to bribe them with toys, sweets, cold hard cash etc.  Some people still have this opinion and that is cool. 

Then Charlie came along, so did colic, so did silent reflux, so did 23 hours of screaming a day (I may have contributed to that total!).  I’ll probably do a separate post about Charlie's colic and reflux and the struggles we had, even if it’s just to “type it out” as some sort of self-therapy session.  I’ll go into details about it in that post but just a taster as to how bad it was, I would have to have somebody help to hold Charlie’s, screaming, bright red, violently moving head and clamp it onto my nipple in order for him to be able to feed, he would feed CONSTANTLY yet still scream, before he was even 2 weeks old he managed to commando crawl the length of our bed as he was writhing in pain that much, he resembled a crazed animal. So surreal and heart-breaking to see your new-born doing this.

I would pace the whole house, shushing like I’ve never shushed before, from about 5pm till 2am, whilst he scratched my face as well as his own, in order to get him to settle briefly enough to fall asleep.  All 3 of us were exhausted, emotional, angry and worried.

On the husband’s orders, I begrudgingly shoved a dummy into Charlie’s gob. 

Then the screaming fits, although they didn’t disappear, certainly shortened, they calmed a bit, Charlie fed better, he started to act like a normal human. We all got a bit of peace.  I was less worried to go out and about with this scary creature. I started to enjoy him.

I’m not saying dummies are the answer to a medical condition, the must have parenting tool or a definite thing to purchase, I also know that every parent is different and if someone doesn’t want their baby to have a dummy, then that is great too.  Dummies won’t suit every baby, and Charlie was still unsettled until we found the magic concoction of milk and medicines that worked for him.  But the dummy helps to SOOTHE the baby, provides some comfort and takes their little minds off the pain and uncomfortableness whilst they suck away on that little pacifier, if only for a short time.
Plus, they look so cute!

My fave soothers for Charlie are the Avent ones (2 in a pack) , they do cute trendy designs, the night time ones GLOW IN THE DARK!! and every dummy comes with a protective cap so they are hygienic and safe to carry about with you.  I get them when Asda do the 2 for £6 offer.   

Has anyone had a similar experience? Did anyone think the same as me? Has anyone had their opinion changed on anything else after having children?

Friday, 15 January 2016

Clean 9 Days 1 & 2!

Half way through Day 2 of the C9 cleanse and I feel great. 

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The first 2 days of the 9 day programme are designed to reset your body and mind.  This is especially helpful with it being January and I got into the habit of picking on naughty foods throughout the day and the occasional treat ended up happening about 3 times a day!

I'm really feeling the benefits of the cleanse already, I feel less bloated and have a lot of energy (maybe not ready for jumping in the air yet but still), the Forever Therm tablets are helping fight the fatigue and tiredness!

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Plus I can feel my mindset changing already...I used to be that person who before I'd even finished my breakfast, I'd be thinking of lunch. 

I also used to binge eat in secret. (wow, putting that out there is scary!)  

I'm so happy I'm making positive changes to my health. Eat for Health, Nourish your Body, Believe in Aloe.
Thursday, 14 January 2016

Forever Fit and Wellness Forever Living CLean 9 Journey

Today is Day 1 of my Clean 9!

I'll be doing regular updates over the 9 days, including vlogs, photos and blog posts.  To check these out view my Facebook page 

Let me know if any of you have done the Clean 9 I'd love to hear your thoughts and results!

If anyone wants any further information or to ask about the Clean 9 or any other products drop me a message on Facebook, comment below, send me an email or visit my shop !

Wish me Luck!