Okay, so I have wanted to do this blog post for sometime now and haven’t really known what to say…. Some of you may have known that I was recently pregnant and others may not… But yes I had a stillbirth.
A lot of my friends have been telling me to write my experience down on paper.. whether it’s just to help me process things, or to eventually tell my story to you all to raise awareness. So I started writing and ended up writing around 8 A4 pages and thought to myself I can’t put all of this into one post, so I have decided to dedicate part of my blog to ‘Stillbirth Awareness’ and tell you in small blog posts my story and how I am recovering from what I can only explain as the worst experience to happen to a woman and also try and give women advice and to create a community where you don’t need to be afraid to talk about it.
I’m not really very open about my personal life on social media but thought that because this is such a taboo subject and there doesn’t seem to be a lot out there to help people like myself, my aim is to open peoples eyes that this does happen, make people feel okay to talk about it and most of all to help other’s who have gone through the same experience and for women who are going through it… or women who it hasn’t even happened to yet.
Whether it’s yourself, a friend or a family member who has been through the tragedy of a still birth I would love for you to tell them about my new awareness program. Because no one should feel alone about this subject.
If you would like to talk to me personally about this subject please don’t hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be posting weekly posts sharing my story, talking about depression, body changes, trying again and how it’s really important to have family and friends around you.
If you follow me on Instagram, these last few weeks I have been loving juicing and all things health. So I thought I would let you all know what I have been doing.
First of all I contacted Elitepro (Elite personal trainer Ainslee) and told him I was feeling sluggish, not only about my body but my skin was dry and I was having a bit of a breakout at the time. So straight away he told me that doing a 5 day juice/smoothie cleanse would help me to drop a few pounds and also because of all the nutrition in his recipes, it will make my skin amazing. I was up for anything so I gave it a go.
The diet consisted of a berry smoothie first thing in the morning followed by a green juice at lunch time and then I would have a protein smoothie at tea time. Along with this I did light exercise, such as walking, light weights and a little bit of cardio. Nothing too strenuous as Ainslee told me that I may get light headed if I exert myself too much.
It was all going really well until day 3 where all I wanted was to eat some chocolate haha.. going to the supermarket was probably a bad idea when you haven’t had any food for 3 days!!! But anyway I stocked up on my fruit and veg and told myself I only had 2 more days to go! Once the 5 days were over Ainslee told me to introduce food slowly, for example eat things like chicken salads, fish and have lots of protein rich foods along with carrying on my my juices and shakes. Also upping my exercise for example go for a couple of runs a week (I like to run my regular 10k route) and lots of weights to tone up and get strong. I have to admit I was getting quite lazy before this so it gave me a complete restart!
After the 5 days were up I lost a total of 9lbs and my skin was feeling so much better. I went for an Oxygenating Facial at YOURBEAUTYPOD to give my skin a super blitz on not only the inside but also the outside… I have had so many facials at so many beauty salons but I have to say that I have found THE BEST! Rebecca does a range of different facials in her salon from the LED light facials, Oxygenation facial and also a lighter facial if you want something nice and gentle on the skin, along with her lash treatments and nails. You have to check her out…. Anyway the Oxygenation Facial always makes my skin look super clear and seems to last for ages. Perfect for the winter!
So here are 3 of my favourite JUICE/SMOOTHIE recipes that I loved whilst of the cleanse so you can do them at home:
Berry Smoothie (breakfast time for 1 person):
1 Small cup of Cranberry juice.
A hand full of frozen berries (you must have something frozen in a smoothie, otherwise it will be warm *Yuck*)
A hand full of Blueberries
1 Kiwi fruit
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
Blend to a smooth consistency
You will need a juicer for this recipe, these can be quite expensive but they are 100% worth the money.
2 Sticks of celery
A hand full of Mint leaves
Half a Lime
A hand full of Spinach
A hand full of Kale
1 small cup of Almond Milk
2 scoops of protein
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon Organic peanut butter
A hand full of frozen melon/or ice to make sure its cold.
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If you try out this cleanse we would love to know how you get on… And also if you feel like you need a fitness revamp or a complete lifestyle change, we can not recommend Ainslee at Elitepro enough. Not only does he have years of experience under his belt, he is also super qualified with everything from fitness, weight loss, nutrition and so much more…. Check him out on social media @elitepro.fitness
When it comes to interiors you all know that I love gorgeous textures and styles for my home so when I was introduced to Fluffy Floorings in Cheshire I was very excited to see what they had to offer.
With their showrooms located on Stanley Green’s Industrial estate and Chelford Road, Knutsford they are both so central to most surrounding areas of Cheshire, so if it’s a new rug you need to revamp your lounge or you want to re-carpet your entire house ‘Fluffy Flooring’ has everything you will need.
Fluffy Flooring’s specialise in a ray of different floorings and carpets, if you have always wanted a certain style rug then they can design that rug for you! Or if you are wanting to have ‘Luxury Timber Flooring’ downstairs and beautiful carpet upstairs they can also do this for you! There is no excuse to leave a room unloved.
Visit their showroom and chat to one of their team for all the knowledge and advice you will need on floorings, whether you need something durable because you have pets or you want to know your options for your budget.
Fluffy Flooring’s also offer a FREE measuring and estimates service.
How to contact Fluffy Flooring
Call Direct on 01625 250 965 to book a measure or Order samples
Fluffy Carpets Apex House Stanley Green Trading estate Duke Avenue Cheadle SK8 6RX