Hello.

Ask me anything   I'm Emma O. I spend my days drawing, coding, eating, running and moaning. I've lost about 70lb and ran my first half marathon last year and will be training for my first marathon this year so I talk about running and weight loss quite a lot! Oh and I like porridge/oatmeal a little too much...

OMG. OMG. OMG.

HOUSEMATE HAS TEXT TO SAY A LARGE LETTER ADDRESSED TO ME AND THE BOY HAS ARRIVED. THE RETURN ADDRESS IS OUR SOLICITORS. THIS IS VERY LIKELY TO BE THE FINAL MORTGAGE / FLAT STUFF.

Ahhhhhh! All the excited! I really hope it is… I’m off to the gym tonight so I won’t find out until 8ish. So so so tempted to skip the gym but I shall be good and go! Some very boring paperwork isn’t worth missing a workout ;)

I’m still dreaming that we can get into the flat by May! Eek!

Sooooo close to being a home owner!

— 2 hours ago with 5 notes
#flat  #mortgage  #grown up  #home owner 
I quite enjoy the what I ate Wednesday food thing. Considering doing a full week one at some point to give you guys a truly honest picture of what I eat on a weekly basis. I don’t always eat as well at the weekends ya see ;)

For now, heres today’s lunch. Cheese, spinach and mayo sandwich, an apple and a cocoa coconut trek flapjack.

I quite enjoy the what I ate Wednesday food thing. Considering doing a full week one at some point to give you guys a truly honest picture of what I eat on a weekly basis. I don’t always eat as well at the weekends ya see ;)

For now, heres today’s lunch. Cheese, spinach and mayo sandwich, an apple and a cocoa coconut trek flapjack.

— 4 hours ago with 4 notes
#lunch  #what i ate wednesday  #food  #food diary  #fitblr  #trek flapjacks  #healthy eating  #weight loss 

What I Ate Wednesday!

Non of this looks particularly appetizing but ah well, here it is!

Breakfast: Raspberry overnight oats with a pear.

Lunch: Peanut butter and banana sandwich, an apple.

Dinner: Slow cooked lamb, chickpea and spinach curry (turned out more like a spicy stew) and cauliflower rice (first time I’ve tried it, I approve).

Snacks: Flat white from the best coffee shop in town, coffee with milk x2, cocoa mint nakd bar, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder mixed with water, and a 9 bar.

This evenings workout was so much better than yesterdays, I actually felt with it today and sweated my little butt off. 5k run followed by 15 minutes on the stepper, 5 minutes on the rower (my most hated machine) and then a little bit of arm and ab work :D

— 19 hours ago with 1 note
#what I ate wednesday  #food diary  #healthy eating  #my food  #fitblr  #food  #cauliflower rice  #exercise  #fitness 
fani-the-emet asked: Where did you order your naked and trek bars from?! Was wondering if its any cheaper ordering them than it is buying in the shops. Xx


Answer:

I buy them straight from the company. Its so much cheaper than buying them in the shops and they do offers all the time. Plus they usually throw a few freebies in as well :)

www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk

— 1 day ago
Bye Bye Fancy Gym.

iamemmao:

My current gym that I love is being refurbished at the moment so it’s soon going to be even lovelier. They are doing the entire thing up and buying a ton of new machines and equipment, as well as replacing loads of stuff. I’m pretty sad, they seem to be going about it really slowly and I’m going to be moving soon so I’m not going to get any of the benefit of the current disruptions. They do open and bring a friend along days (my housemate will still be a member) so its likely I’ll get a chance to see it when its finished but its upsetting that it’ll no longer be my gym.

When we move to the flat I’ll be heading back to my old gym as its less than a 10 minute walk away. It’s an ok gym but it totally doesn’t compare to my current one. It has a ton of classes which is one thing it has going for it, I can still go to body pump, attack and balance but the actual gym bit is tiny, at peak times it is manic. They used to have a 20 minute cap on how long you could spend on a machine, not that I ever saw it being enforced… Although the classes were good I always found them a pain because they were open to the public and gym members didn’t get a priority. You couldn’t book in advance, just get a ticket from reception before the class, but to actually get a place meant trying to get there as early as possible. It was an awful system. I think you can book online now so at least they’ve done something about it! It won’t matter now as I’ll be so close to home but the changing rooms were tiny, there were only 3 showers (not the cleanest either), a few hairdriers and during my time there I heard way too many stories about peoples lockers being broken into…

In fairness I was perfectly happy when I was there its just I’m feeling slightly bitter because it costs roughly the same as the gym I go to now.

I never thought I’d be so upset about leaving a gym. What has happened to me?

UPDATE!

We still don’t seem to be any closer to getting into the flat, its just a long waiting game but I have discovered a pure gym opened a couple of months back and is about a 15 minute walk away. So for when we do finally move I now have a choice of two gyms and am in a bit of a pickle about which one to choose.

Pure gym is super cheap (£20 cheaper than the other one!), no contract, right next to the supermarket which is handy, but from what I can tell it has a lack of classes and very basic equipment. Whereas my old gym has a million classes I can make, olympic pool, closest to home and work, locally run (nice to support local over big chains) but the gym is tiny, gets very busy, grotty small changing rooms etc.

I’ll probably be going back to the old one so I can still get my weekly body attack/pump/balance fix but it’s nice to have a choice… and I love an excuse to make a good pros and cons list :P

— 1 day ago with 5 notes
#gym  #exercise  #fitness 
My nakd and trek goodies arrived today!
My order was really delayed (which they told me it would be, something to do with running out of flapjacks) and I was super cool with it but they gave me £5 off my next order and a £25 gift voucher for www.hellofresh.co.uk which I thought was so unbelievably nice!
I love when companies do stuff like this. I still have nakd bars from my last order so I didn’t mind the wait, won’t say no to free stuff though ;)
I’m intrigued by this Hello Fresh thing. The minimum I can get is 3 meals for 2 people which comes in at £39 so I’d still have to stump up £14 myself but that’s not too shabby. From what I can tell they deliver a box of ingredients to your door with some easy recipes. Seems pretty alright to me, its not the kind of thing I’d ever do regularly but it’d be cool to try it once!

My nakd and trek goodies arrived today!

My order was really delayed (which they told me it would be, something to do with running out of flapjacks) and I was super cool with it but they gave me £5 off my next order and a £25 gift voucher for www.hellofresh.co.uk which I thought was so unbelievably nice!

I love when companies do stuff like this. I still have nakd bars from my last order so I didn’t mind the wait, won’t say no to free stuff though ;)

I’m intrigued by this Hello Fresh thing. The minimum I can get is 3 meals for 2 people which comes in at £39 so I’d still have to stump up £14 myself but that’s not too shabby. From what I can tell they deliver a box of ingredients to your door with some easy recipes. Seems pretty alright to me, its not the kind of thing I’d ever do regularly but it’d be cool to try it once!

— 1 day ago with 6 notes
#nakd  #nakd bars  #trek  #trek bars  #trek flapjacks  #healthy snacks  #healthy food  #hello fresh 
"No one has ever gotten healthier by feeling worse about themselves."
— 1 day ago with 578 notes
Anonymous asked: How often do you go to the gym?


Answer:

On good weeks I usually go to the gym about 4 times and go for a long run at the weekend :)

— 1 day ago
Dancing my pants off!

The only downside to living with the boy again is I’ll no longer be able to dance around my room naked like a fool listening to awesome music full blast after I get out of the shower.

Well… not without completely embarrassing myself anyway.

Yonks ago when I thought I was making some arm progress the boy caught me flexing my muscles in front of the mirror (I didn’t realise he was in bed) and I’ve never been able to live it down.

I best make the most of having my room all to myself…

— 1 day ago with 4 notes
#tmi  #the boy  #dancing like a fool  #embarressing times  #tmi tuesday 

So lethargic! Just had the worst workout ever, I felt so weak, ended up skipping body pump. It’s amazing how just a week and a half of not exercising makes so much of a difference to me :/

— 1 day ago with 1 note
#gym  #exercise  #fitblr