Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #85: Getting real and clearing out

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Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #85: Getting real and clearing out

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Magic carpet yoga mat

Hello sweethearts, I hope you are having a fabulous Sunday! I’ve ran 8 miles this morning so have that #winning feeling, although I now fully intend to spend the rest of the day in my pjs, possibly with some yoga thrown in for my achy legs!

Eat

Peach and halloumi saladHalloumi and peach salad

Mango green smoothieGreen smoothie with mango and cashew butter

Quinoa beet and feta saladSalad with quinoa, beetroot and feta

Toast with rawmio and peanut butterGF toast with rawmio hazelnut spread and peanut butter topped with banana

Slow cooked beef with new potatoes and broccoliSlow cooked organic beef with new potatoes and broccoli

Salmon stir frySalmon stir fry

Move

Great north run number

Yep shit just got real. As I said, I did 8 miles this morning and didn’t die in the process so I’m very optimistic about the Great North Run in exactly 4 weeks time. I have 9 miles next weekend, 10 miles the following week, then 8 again, then the big day. I’m actually looking forward to it!

Outside of running I’ve been fitting in some yoga and have finally accepted that Metafit classes aren’t going to happen while Fin is in his current napping pattern (his usual nap is when the class is held) so I need to rethink things there.

Wear

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Monday was my birthday and I think I mentioned last week I was going out for a little retail therapy which included picking up this bag from Warehouse on sale. I also have the matching purse. It must be the Leo in me that loves metallic things! I also got some jeans, t-shirts, leggings and a lovely scarf….

Love

Capsule wardrobe

I had the clear out to end all clear outs, I was ruthless in my chucking out! I must have got rid of 3/4 of my wardrobe and it felt so freeing! That is now almost all of my clothes expect workout clothes, a couple of vests and pj bottoms and underwear. I’m looking forward to blogging about my capsule wardrobe next month as I also found another great resource to help me do it along side the free planner from Un-Fancy

Another HUGE thing I need to mention in the love section this week is that we had an offer made on our flat, on my birthday no less :-) There are some technical things we need to get sorted as our property is leasehold, but I’m really hoping we get them addressed next week and the sale is confirmed. If it goes ahead we could be out before the end of September! Send your good vibes our way please! Also…

Going out for drinks with a friend on Wednesday night // chilling at my friends house with the babies on Wednesday and Friday // lunch with my in laws yesterday // exciting emails // shopping for Finley’s 1st birthday presents // actually enjoying running! // Wholeheartedly Healthy 2.0 design officially being kicked off // Skyping with the lovely Jo from Happy Yoga // launching the September Fab YOU course!

Link

Looking back, it’s been a pretty full on week with my birthday, the flat, launching the Fab YOU Course, socialising, running etc. I have to admit I struggled to fit in writing this post, which is why I’ve decided that I’ll probably stop these weekly posts in September. It is sad for me, as these posts are like a diary for me and I know you guys like to read about the random things I get up to. However, I never want blogging to feel pressured or unenjoyable. I may well come back to writing these, but for a few months at least, I think I’ll be giving myself the weekends to focus on living, rather than writing about living, if that makes sense! 

I’ll definitely be sharing a lot more on social media (I think I’ve held back sharing some things so as not to duplicate them in these posts) so do follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Periscope – I’m @lauraagarwilson. I’ll also be putting more of this kind of thing into my monthly round up posts too. Oh, and it will also be nice to have more time to actually read and comment on other blogs too!

Bloggers, do you ever feel you put yourself under pressure to blog at certain times? When was the last time you had an epic clear out?

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17 Comments

  1. Clémentine

    Congratulations on the offer! You’ll finally be able to move in your dream house! Don’t worry about not posting as often over the next few months, living is better than writing about living! I’m looking forward to read about your capsule wardrobe!
    Have a great week,
    Clem x

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Clemintine, I really hope so, keep your fingers crossed for me! Hope you have a fab week too Clem! x

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  2. Ana

    Happy birthday and congratulations on the offer.

    Just a quick note to say that I do love these posts – they show me how things can be shitty one day but are OK, on balance. And that going off the track sometimes (e.g., food wise or in terms of exercise) is fine, as long as, on the main, we stay within what is good for us. And we can not focus just on one area of life… and that one happens in one area, impacts our well-being in other areas. As you can see, I am a fan :-)

    These posts also inspired me to do my own ‘review’, though in a different format: I keep a journal offline, and then do a review (and blog post) monthly.

    Having said that, I do get your point that it needs to feel right for you to write them, as opposed to being a tick on your list. Maybe keep some sort of review, but move it to a Monday or a Friday?

    Anyway, fingers crossed for the contract exchange.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Ana, it’s lovely to hear that you like these posts! I might have a rethink on doing them on a different day of the week. I like that you do yours monthly though that’s where I feel mine might sit. I think I’ll play around with things until the site’s all redesigned and then have more of a routine then :-)

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  3. Bexx

    Ah, congrats on the offer – what a fab birthday present! X

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Bexx, I’m just hoping it all works out in the end!

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  4. Maria

    Yay so exciting about your flat, sending good vibes your way.
    Also, awesome stuff about your running, especially if you do the 9 and 10 miler, you will be fab. And glad you are enjoying it. I know you are really doing it to raise money, but its great that you like it too.
    I need a big wardrobe clear out, I have bought a few tops on holiday too, so need to make space.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Maria, we have our fingers crossed it will all work out! I know, I never believed I would actually enjoy running!

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  5. Lucy

    I knew you’d hear some great news about your flat! Congratulations, this must feel like a huge weight has lifted from your shoulders.
    It’s a shame to hear about the weekly posts as I know they’re really great to read, but totally support your reasonings. When you feel forced into doing something, it’s just the worst. Do whatever’s best for you :)
    A big wardrobe cleanse sounds totally ideal right now – I honestly wear the same items on rotation each week, yet I find it so hard to say goodbye to some clothes, eek!

    She’s So Lucy

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Lucy! We are just hoping that we can get it all confirmed sooner rather than later! Glad that you enjoy these posts, I’m kind of mixed about it all now, I’ll probably play around with things until my new site is all done :-) I used to find it so hard to get rid of clothes I didn’t wear but it’s so freeing once you do!

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  6. Kezia @ Super Naturally Healthy

    Love this and yay for offer on your flat !!!!!! that is so freaking exciting:) And yes I know what you mean about weekly posts – i would love to do them but no right now when there is too much going on! Good plan Laura keep on looking after you:)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Kezia, keep your fingers crossed for me, I’m really hoping it all gets finalised this week!

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  7. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Nice work on the clear out and good news about the flat. Finger’s crossed for you!
    I love having clear outs and as I’m getting ready to move now is the best time to streamline my crap basically. I’m giving lots to charity, selling stuff on Ebay…it’s great! Though also stressful as there’s still so much to do. Gargh!
    Well done for your 8 miler as well – you’ve got this!!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Anna, I really hope the flat sale gets sorted! I definitely think moving makes you ready to declutter in a big way. Hope you make lots on eBay!

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  8. Elise

    Great news about the offer! Sending lots of good vibes your way! You’ve really inspired me to embrace the capsule wardrobe! I need a good clear out and I honestly probably only wear a handful of what’s in my closet anyways. I do sometimes feel a bit pressured to blog- but I’m trying to be as consistent as I can and I normally feel a lot better after writing xx

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  9. Louise (@louliveswell)

    Yay on the 8 mile run!! That’s so good! I’m meant to be training for a 10K at the moment but am lacking in motivation so this has inspired me a bit more :)

    I know what you mean about sometimes writing about living instead of living – I have been feeling that a bit lately. So I think it’s fine to drop one of your weekly posts. I always admire how much you post anyway! That said, I do like the weekly update posts, as many have said above. But do what’s right for you!

    Lxx

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