Rachel The Hat : News

 Well hey there, how’ve you been?
I have had a blissful week off work where not a lot but a lot all at the same time has happened, no what i mean? So i thought i’d give you a little news update (no, there isnt a bun in the oven, pahaha)

The week has mostly been spent at home potty training Neo. He’s taken to it SO well. I can’t quite believe it. A couple of small accidents, but on the whole hes been spot on every time. He’s completely shocked me, i thought he wasn’t ready/that we would struggle ‘training’ him, but nope, as always (and happily so) that boy proves me wrong.. he’s ace.

 Second: I have started Slimming World and im really enjoying planning my food. Granted im only 3 days in, but im already enjoying it. Both my mum and sister have done/are doing S/W so its perfect for me as i can ask them questions etc. Its my first time, so i’m still getting to grips with the b choices etc, but so far, so good.
I am however slightly impatient, 3 days in and i want to physically see the weight loss,haha!
Fingers crossed i stick to it and get to my goal weight. I don’t speak about my weight much on here but in all honesty i have been really upset with where i am right now body wise, so finally my head is in the right place to do it!
Have you ever done Slimming World? Did it work for you?

 I’m halfway through Couch to 5K and absolutely loving it. I used to LOVE jogging, but life, kids etc got in the way and i haven’t jogged/exercised/gotten off my lazy arse in over 6 years…yup! So i’m now 5 and a half weeks in and it feels soooo good. I love it, love it, love it!
 Have you done couch to 5 k or are you a regular jogger?

 Fourth and finally :
We have an allotment!! Im so excited about this.Its something ive wanted for years but they can be so hard to get and have 5 year long waiting lists a lot of the time. But in the small town we have just moved in to they had available plots so i am now the official renter of an allotment right up the road. I can not wait to start growing our own veggies and fruit. I’m even looking forward to the hard graft of turning it all over, as it needs some work before we can plant. Im hoping the exercise will help me too! Have you ever grown any veggies or fruits? any tips? I am a complete novice. Thankfully my poppa bear is severely green fingered so hes coming down to help out.. i cant wait!

Pretty boring outfit, but d’you know what, sometimes i like boring. The pretty lacey top is my favourite right now, and jeggings are my new best friend (why did no one tell me how amazingly comfy they are!!?!) For a week at home its just been the perfect casual outfit.

Cardi/Cami top/Jeggings: Matalan
Jewellery: Primark
Boots: New Look

But enough about me, how are you? Any news? I’d love to hear! (seriously i would… tell me all the goss with you, grab a cubba and lets chat, yes?)



  1. May 17, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    I started the 5:2 this week, with a twist on the 5 (2 days feasting, 3 days eating to 1500, 2 days to 500) and so far so good! have been gymming too, and want to see results! i feel them, which is good enough for now. congrats on your allotment! x

  2. May 17, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    I downloaded the podcasts for couch to 5k when I signed up for race for life… I managed to do week 1 and then never got round to the rest! I think the aim is to eventually do a 5k in 30 mins… I did race for life on Sunday in 40 mins so that's not bad considering! I then apparently went bonkers and signed up for a 10k in September, and I'll be blogging about my progress 🙂 I've written a post on Race for Life on my blog hannahsundae.blogspot.co.uk .
    Good luck with the weight loss & the jogging! 🙂
    Hannah xo

  3. May 17, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    Blah I've never been a jogger :/ when I had sports that had regular practices I stayed in shape, but now that I'm not really involved anymore I'm pretty out of shape! Although I've started exercising occasionally now… Glad to hear your exercising is going well though! Anyways, I love your shirt and boots!


  4. May 18, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    I think you look fab. I love that top its so pretty I would love something like that., I know I love jeggings too they are the best x
    Good luck with the weight loss but I think you look great as you are anyway x

  5. May 19, 2013 / 6:27 am

    Yay! Sounds like things are on the up! That's great about Nero's potty training. You obviously waited for the right time, that's why it's gone well 🙂 well done on taking time to work on you as well. I always think you look fab, but it's about how you feel, isn't it, so well done 🙂

    Cute outfit as well 🙂


  6. May 19, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    So happy about these news! The allotment also is something that I've been wanting for ages now, let's see when it will come true!
    I think your outfit is lovely, that top is so pretty!

    Have a good day,

  7. May 20, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    I love this outfit, much nicer than my tracksuit bottoms, haha!

    Maria xxx

  8. May 22, 2013 / 10:04 am

    You are looking so pretty and the entire outfit is awesome. I love your jewels its really nice and simple.

  9. May 23, 2013 / 1:02 am

    Good luck – you look fab as you are tho … 😀

    Also well done on Neo's potty training – and well done Neo!

    Pretty top – I love Matalan! 😀

    CC x

  10. May 23, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    Awesome news about Neo's potty training, so glad everything is going great for you xoxo

    Dinah @ sunshine super glam

  11. May 26, 2013 / 6:03 am

    Hooray potty training and hooray couch to 5K! I really want to start couch to 5K again. I tried around November last year and then stopped because I went on winter break. Though it was hard for me because I hate running.
    Anyway, I think this outfit is really cute on you! I love your lacy top!

  12. May 26, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Couch to 5k is such a good idea – I've been jogging/running for around three years now and love it – winter really got in the way though so despite doing a half marathon back in September I'm having to build up my fitness from scratch again. Good on you for getting back into it 🙂 x

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