If you follow me on Instagram then you will know I absolutely love my food. I have been a vegetarian for 14 years, though unfortunately I was not a healthy one for most of this time. After turning round my life four years ago and loosing five and a half stone I have become a healthier, happier and more confident person. After loosing the weight I felt stressed to try to keep it down, and panicked easy about anything I ate at points. In all honesty I may have gone a bit too far at a time. But now I am learning how to create a healthy lifestyle for myself which can make my body feel strong and slim; Not thin. I am getting help with the physio trying to fix some seriously shoulder problems where I can't work my muscles in my pecs properly, and have injured some of the inside of my shoulder. I am finally getting the help from my doctors with my back problems.I have managed to keep my suspected sciatica at bay for the past four years by loosing weight and keeping an active lifestyle, but it does cause a lot of pain at times. I am hoping with this help I will not have to be scared of a lot of exercise anymore and find it easier to make myself strong and lean. Currently I go spinning, walking, horse riding, swimming and aqua. But I would love to get back in to some boxing again.
So this post is just about how I have tried to turn everything around, making sure I am thinking about nutrition and good fats instead of being scared of any fats at all. It is about my home cooked made food and a bit of my story. I am hoping food will now become another focal point of my blog, as I love to share anything creative (And food has to be creative, right?) To catch pictures first add me on Instagram on: www.instagram.com/louiseswanton/
Hope you are all enjoy your summer!
Louise is an Textile Artist/ Designer and Secondary Art Teacher. www.louiseswanton.com