Thursday, June 5, 2014

I've just joined a Gym....Now what?



Last night I joined a Gym. A proper one, unlike my one last year that was really cheap, a bit rough, and you could very easily wimp out. Plus they had one of those vibration plates, so you think 40 minutes, 20 spent standing wobbling, is a decent work out.
My fat ass disagrees.


So off i went. I was met by a guy with the biggest arms I've ever seen. He was almost cartoony. I was immediately intimidated, but thought "feck it. Im here now". He spoke through their "philosophy" which is basically they want results, which you get by going, and if you don't go, they will come and get you (his actual words). I have no idea why this put me at ease.

Until I realised I am one lazy mo fo and I'm going to need one hell of a push to do this. 



I'm 28. Yes I have an under active thyroid, which means you are hungry all the time, have no energy, a very low metabolism and once in a while/week, you feel like you are worthless. Its kinda like having PMS. All.The.Time. But is that an excuse? No.

I have a full time job which takes up all my time. Except for mornings and evenings. So is that an excuse? No

I have a hubby to be, who I want to spend time with. Is sitting on opposite couches watching the same episode of The Big Bang Theory while we both use our phones quality time? Is that a good excuse? NO!

All in all, I'm the queen of procrastination. And its pathetic.



So I handed over my money and made my first appointment to get weighed and measured. Now I just have to avoid getting dragged out in my PJs when I don't go 3 times a week...




Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Moving house is hard to do

Who's been a naughty blogger then?
That would be me! 
4 months since i last blogged. Im just the worst.
Recently my brain has been completely self absorbed with my own self absorbed problems. If its not trying to book, sort and save for my wedding, it was deciding to move and doing so in a month. That included gutting my flat, dumping books, paperwork and (sniff) clothes. Most went to charity. Particularly the Lymphoma Society. I'm sitting here now and what has been my home for 5 years and 8 months is looking pretty bare. When we moved here first, we had nothing, two forks, a spoon and a knife, which we used to take turn using. Everything in this flat, we own, which I am very proud of. This flat was where we had career changes, where I got my dream job, where I got engaged, where I fought cancer. It was where I learned that boys leave there socks everywhere and my other half learned that I always need more make up. Where we laughed, cried, worried and excelled at being us. 
And now the time has arrived to for us to get better.



With moving, I see a better quality of life. I'm too old for Brick Lane. 28 is too old for Brick Lane, when the average age is 20, and the average persons hobby is doing balloons in side streets that stink of pee. No thank you. I want dinner parties and brunches. I want to bake and exercise. I want to sleep through the night. So here we come Forest Hill! 

Whats scary about moving to a new area? Lots. The huge hike in rent is one thing. Not knowing the area... lots. But not much of this is scaring me at the moment. I don't think I've ever been so ready. 






Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Return of the Mac

This Spring I will mostly be wearing a Mac. I used to have one years ago, but swapped my mom for an awesome studded leather jacket she had. I'm not quite ready to part with said jacket, so will have to invest in my own. Bout time too anyway.

I'm quite particular in what I want. Beige, belted and the appearance of being waterproof. Theres so many interpretations of the classic going around, but I want mine to give the impression of it being someone elses. Oversized. Classic.

Kinda like this bad boy from Asos

Gimme gimme gimme




Monday, January 13, 2014

Ezzie Can Cook- Orange and Pomegranate Cheesecake

As part of my new years resolution,I am going to bake every Friday night, so expect a recipe and a review of it on Monday. All my recipes will be gluten free, but easily transferred to non gluten free if needed.

I am a huge fan of cheesecakes, especially due to the ease of making them the night before and presenting them in a "heres one I made earlier, no big deal" kinda way.

This one I found on BBCGoodFood.com. I edited the recipe slightly, using low fat cream cheese and double cream, which may have slightly affected the consistency of the top, but not the taste.

Orange and Pomegranate Cheesecake




Ingredients:
For base: 
250grams of digestive biscuits. - I used a packet and a half of Gluten free ones. 
100grams of butter
For the top:
600grams of cream cheese- I used low fat
3 tablespoons of milk- I used semi skimmed 
100grams of Icing Sugar
150mls of double cream- I used 48% fat
Zest of 3 oranges
Pomegranates and orange for decorating the top

Method

  • Crush the biscuits and mix with melted butter. Put in tin and let set for 30 minutes
  • Blend cream cheese, milk, zest and icing sugar together. Add the cream and whisk until it has the 'consistency of custard'. Pour on top of the biscuit base and let set for at least 4 hours. I left it overnight.
  • Add pomegranate and oranges to make it look pretty before serving and Voila!
What I loved about this, was it finally allowed me to get the base perfect. Having used only one packet in the past, it was always way too thin. 
It was a bit messy, but I served it to friends who really didn't mind as it was so tasty!

note, this lovely image came from the bbcgoodfood website. My cheesecake didn't last long enough to get a photo!

Ezzie x





Saturday, September 28, 2013

This Month I'll be mostly Getting in Shape; Part 1


Have you ever had that moment where you think "oh crap, I'm unfit/out of shape/need a kick up the butt?



Well I've been feeling all of these things of late.
I've been passing Frame in Shoreditch for some time now and it looks pretty damn cool. Maybe too cool for my flabby, sweaty self trying to get in shape. Anyway, shot to the head,  I booked a course.

I started last night with a vibe class and I'm ashamed to say I didn't finish.... I left and walked home looking like one of the homeless people who beg on Shoreditich High street. I was so sore and tired, I actually didn't care.

It was awful and shameful that at 27 I couldn't keep up. Just goes to show how much I need this?

So my October rules are
  • More Exercise
  • Less Booze

That's it?? Should be easy enough.....................................................................

I will be one of these girls soon...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Label Lust; Atalier to go

Ok, not a label, more of a collection of labels.


At the moment my price range is a little more ASOS then Alice and Olivia, a girl can dream, right? Not only are they waaay out of my price range, they are a wee bit too fancy for my Shoreditch/Hackney life.

These are the clothes I will wear when I am a grown up.

                                                     I LOVE this dress. No idea where I'd wear it though.....
                                                        Now this is more me. Bit Vintage.
                                                  Where would we be without statement jackets?

                                                                              Yes!


The thing about clothes like this, there are may highstreet versions about. So watch this space......