Monday, 31 March 2014

Health and Fitness

I thought in this post I would Share my Fitness Journey . If any of you haven't been following my Weight loss / Fitness Journey on Instagram (@donnauk). :)

I have always been an active/sporty person. Growing up I was always outdoors Bike Riding, Roller Skating/Blading, Playing Football, Basketball, Badminton and Tennis (I LOVE Tennis Andy Murray is my Favourite Player "Team Murray" :) ).
I just love being active and I workout everyday.

I have always been slim but in 2008 due to health reasons I was put on Medication and in that year I started to gain Weight. 2008 to 2010 I had gained over 4 stone :(. My confidence had gone and I really needed to do something about it. So I stopped taking the medication in 2011 and that is where my Weight Loss Journey Began.

In the past 2 years I've been so focused on Eating Clean and Training everyday, I finally  reached my first goal, which was fitting back into an outfit that I had from when I was at my smallest (I got the outfit in 2004)

Picture from my Instagram ~ @donnaukx

It hasn't been easy, even though I love working out and eating Healthy (Its true what they say, it gets addictive). There are days when I don't want to Eat Clean and workout. The scales don't say what I want them to say and I just wanted to give up. But I just kept going and tried to Stay Positive and kept focused on what I wanted.
We all know Weight loss takes time and This is a lifestyle not a quick fix, and I have to admit being Gluten & Wheat Intolerant makes the Eat Clean/Healthy a lot easier, No take aways/JUNK food for me ( and yes I Really MISS them).
'If you do the WORK, you'll get the RESULTS'
Now I have reached my Second Goal, which is getting back to the weight I was before being on Medication. Yay for me :)

My Journey is no longer a weight loss Journey, It is now a Fitness Journey. My main focus now is to be Fit , Healthy and Happy :).

For more of My Fitness Journey and Meals I mainly post on Instagram. :)

In future Posts I will Share more of my Fitness Journey, Workouts, Equipment I use etc.

Hope I've inspired you to start living a Healthy Lifestyle.

Any questions or Comments are welcome.

until next time #FitFam

Donna x



Friday, 21 March 2014

Crochet Poppy

Last November I helped raise money for the Poppy appeal, by crocheting myself and a few family members a Poppy, to wear with pride for Remembrance Sunday.
After Posting this picture on my Facebook page, I got so many people asking for a poppy for themselves and then to my surprise word spread!. I was so surprised by the overwhelming response to the poppy, I wish I had done the Poppy earlier. I was so happy to help raise money for the Royal British Legion.

This Year I'm going to crochet the Poppy again. To mark the 100th Anniversary, this Poppy will be different to last years.

'The 4th of August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered one of the costliest conflicts in history – the First World War – which ended on the 11th of November 1918, Armistice Day.'

My Sister found for me, red glitter yarn.

This year I will being doing them a lot earlier. So don't miss them :)

Don't forget to check out my Facebook page and eBay for these poppies.

Till next time
Donna x


Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Welcome to my blog :)

This is my first Blog, So I suppose I should tell you a little something about me.

My name is Donna, I'm 31 years old and I love crafting :).
I can't remember a time when I wasn't Knitting, Cross stitching or making Handmade Cards. In 2009 I found a new craft, I taught myself how to crochet and I haven't stopped!. You can crochet almost anything and things are made really quickly. I Love it :).

I think Handmade gifts and cards are more personal and thoughtful (don't you agree).

So in my blog I will be sharing my Handmade cards, crochet items and some of my cross stitching. Along with Items I use and my reviews.
Any questions and opinions are welcome.

Hope you enjoy my blog and please visit (and Like) my Facebook page - Cards Handmade by Donna

Donna x