Moving on up (wordy post)

Lifestyle

Moving on up (wordy post)

Lifestyle

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Hey sweethearts, theres loads of stuff going on with me at the moment so thought I’d share what’s been happening in my world. Gotta love a good old wordy post!

First things first, Wholeheartedly Healthy 2.0 should be going live next week, so I’m taking a mini blogging hiatus from today until we go live! I’ve been working really hard on some new freebies as well as a brand new course, the Mindset Makeover, which I can not wait to launch as I seriously think this is going to be a game changer for so many of you. Overall biz wise I’m just loving it all as usual!

The next huge thing in my life is that we are moving! I don’t want to jinx things by sharing too much, but for now we are living with my parents while things get finalised. We’ve wanted to move for more than 2 years so to finally be making progress is just awesome. I’m one happy bunny! Living with my parents is fine so far, although there’s a lot of travelling for James and I as they don’t live in Durham where James works, and we don’t want to change Finley’s nursery in the interim.

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Fin is doing so well at the moment too, he’s just an absolute joy! He’s walking really well and has jumped up a centile in the weight charts. His sleep is still very erratic though and I’ve endured some nights of hourly wake ups which have really taken their toll on me and had a pretty bad knock on effect on my wellbeing. Thankfully he has improved a lot in recent nights and since we’ve moved in here and he has his own room he is staying settled for longer at the start of the evening.

Add to that lack of sleep all the stresses and strains of moving and my self care has taken a nose dive. I don’t mind admitting I’ve had a couple of coffee and sugar fuelled weeks, but as I always say, life happens sometimes and it’s how you get back into your healthy habits that count. Living with my parents in a different town has effected my routines especially with exercise and I haven’t ran, done any yoga or metafit in a few days. I’m considering re joining my old gym as I can go there and work out after I’ve dropped Fin off at nursery twice a week, then by the time I drive back to my parents to work, I will have missed the rush hour traffic. James and I are hoping to get to some parkruns as well as driving to a lovely park for a run on a Sunday.

Food wise it really didn’t take me long to sort that out as I literally feel like crap after a few days of poor eating. I’m keeping it simple with some meals on repeat (think porridge or eggs for breakfast, soup for lunch and a slow cooked chilli or curry for dinner). I’m also working on cutting our grocery bills down, so eating more meat free meals. 

Weight wise, I checked in with it a few weeks ago and I was the same as what I’d been in February plus or minus a pound or two which I’m pleased with. I’m certain that this is my ‘happy weight’ because I’m pinging back to it, although I do sometimes feel like I’d like to slim down. However, when I look at my body in the mirror I quite like it, I just think I would benefit from some strength training to firm up a little. It’s been interesting watching my own thoughts around this because although I do look in the mirror and I’m satisfied, a part of me still wanted to try and lose weight from a pressure to be a slimmer health coach / blogger. I called BS on myself for that one pretty quick. I’m healthy, happy, and I enjoy life. I know that for my lifestyle right now, this is probably close to the best ‘me’ I can be for the moment (although I know where I can make some improvements!) I don’t feel ‘fat’ and if anyone else thinks I am, then they can go fuck themselves basically. This is my healthy and my happy, it might be different to a lot of other peoples, but I’ll take a size 14 dress label over a life of diet obsession any day. Things will no doubt change as my life changes, but for now, I’m happy to eat healthy food most of the time, enjoy my treats and exercise when I have the time to fit it in. 

Now pass me another coffee!

How’s life for you right now? What influences how you think about your size and weight?

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17 Comments

  1. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    I don’t think anyone could call you fat Laura – you have a fantastic figure! You’re such an inspiration and a great health coach.
    It sounds hectic with all the travelling but I guess it’s just for a short time while things get themselves together. At least things are going well in that department finally! I still haven’t moved yet and I feel like it’s an impending whirlwind that’s going to hit my life at any moment…
    I compare myself to others when it comes to running. Mainly how people can run so well for so long and never seem to be injured. It makes me sad that my body seems so weak to break all the time, but it just means I have to be a bit more sensible and careful.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Anna, that’s so lovely of you to say! I know, finally somethings happening :-) I definitely don’t think there’s anything weak about your body, but I guess that’s the thing about comparison, we are always so hard on ourselves!

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  2. Jennifer

    Great blog you have here! Jumped over from a mutual friend’s site. Great fall photo! Cute little one as well!

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  3. Judy

    Hi Laura,

    You’re a health coach, not a skinny-aiming for size 0 coach, so don’t be hard on yourself.

    I have been doing great health and weight wise for the last couple of months, but I’m a bit in a exercise funk at the moment, so I know how you feel.

    Fin is looking so cute in that picture. So good to hear he is doing so well!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Judy, I think I needed that! Glad you’ve been doing so well, but yep an exercise funk kinda sucks. I’ve rejoined the gym though so hoping that helps!

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  4. lilylipstick

    Great catch-up, best of luck with the house move – how exciting (although I know how stressful it is too)!
    I think you look great – you always look so happy and glowing in your photos and definitely don’t think anyone could call you fat! I sometimes have wobbles around being a runner that I don’t “look like” someone who has run a marathon, I’m also training to be a yoga teacher and sometimes panic that I’m not skinny enough for people to take me seriously but I must remember that running and yoga are about how they make my body feel and not what my body looks like. x

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Lily! That’s brilliant that you’re training to be a yoga teacher! You’ll be amazing I’m sure, I totally understand that feeling though but like you say, it’s about how your body feels – although I think you look amazing!

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  5. Maria @ runningcupcake

    Glad things are going so well. I was listening to your podcast the other day and it really hit home- when I was a teenager I was really interested in training to be a dietician- I loved all the science behind vitamins and minerals, but I was a bit overweight and felt that I would not be taken seriously because I would not look like the perfect human being. But of course people are not expected to be perfect, and the fact that you have had your own struggles with weight loss and finding what works for you means you are more qualified than someone who has always been naturally slim. You always look glowing with health in your photos (even if you are not feeling your best with less sleep at the moment).
    I felt a bit rubbish initially when I saw a not flattering race photo of me this weekend, but then I thought, well, that”s what a runner getting a pb looks like! It’s not pretty, but I was working hard and I achieved more than I hoped for, so I am glad he didn’t delete it right away, and I am keeping it now! :)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Maria, I’m glad that the podcast was an interesting listen for you. We put ourselves under so much pressure, it’s kind of like not expecting a Doctor to ever get ill because they’re a doctor! Glad you’re keeping that pic, running isn’t exactly glamorous anyway, but you deserve to remember that PB!

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  6. Rachael

    Reading this made me smile – if only there were more health coaches and bloggers like you! I think if we could all move our focus to our health and happiness and be judged by that instead of our weight we’d all be a lot better off.

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  7. Clem

    Congratulations on moving houses Laura! I’m glad everything is falling into place. Well done on listening to your body and enjoying it as it is: healthy and beautiful! I’m glad I read your blog because truly you inspire me to get back on track with exercise every time I loose motivation. Everything helps even if it’s just a walk around the block. Also Finley is looking smart!!
    Clem x

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks so much Clem! I hope you’ll enjoy some of the posts coming on my new place, I know you’re an interiors fan like me!

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  8. Elise

    Huge Congrats on moving! It must feel so good to be getting the ball rolling.
    Laura you look bloody amazing. I sometimes feel the same way, when I find myself falling into the trap of comparason.
    I think it helps to think of all of the amazing things our bodies do for us and allow us to do. You’ve birthed a beautiful boy, you can run and participate in races and how productive are you? You constantly amaze me with how much your able to accomplish with you biz! I can’t wait to see the new rollout! Much love to you xx

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Aww thanks so much Elise! It definitely does help to think that way, a reminder I needed!

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  9. Lauren

    I LOVED that you called BS on yourself. You are healthy and happy and thats all that matters!
    I can’t believe that Fin is growing so fast – he is getting so big now.
    I hope all is going ok with the moving and living with the parents… That can’t be easy with everything going on. Porridge and simple meals for the win :)
    P.s. I am looking forward to seeing your new creation. Mindset Makeover sounds amazing and something I am working on doing all the time!

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