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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Week Update: Graduation and Upcoming Goals

Hey Guys,
So I was insanely bad this week. I actually put a little weight on... but it was my Graduation and my Mum bought me the best Graduation Cake ever so it's allowed... right?

So just because I feel like it I thought I'd tell you all about my graduation. It was on Thursday and it was a pretty awesome day.

I can officially say I have graduated from University twice now, once with a Bsc Psychology degree and more recently with my Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) with Addictional Adult Literacy Specialism. Now that's a mouthful right?
That basically means I am a qualified teacher to teach in College's and I am qualified to teach my subject Psychology as well as English Literacy in Colleges and Adult Education Centres.

Now I am so incredibly glad that I was able to actually wear make-up for graduation as I have been suffering with allergies really bad this year. I don't usually suffer from them but my eyes not only puffed up but the skin under my eye also went really dry and flaky but thanks to the amazing 'Simple Eye Cream' it cleared it up in a few days. I now live by this damn product!

Any eye skin problems. I would so suggest this it is amazing!

Now on to my graduation pictures

 This is me with my BFF Nic from Nic's Nominations

 Me... seeming to be shaking hands with the invisible man.

 Me with another of my closest friends Jackie 

Me and a friend Kirsten

And now... the dreaded cake...

I mean how can you resist that gorgeous cake.
Now I genuinely had the best day and drank far too much and ate far too much cake but it was awesome. And I am so excited that I have my dream job, Lecturer of Psychology at a local college lined up for September. I am so happy to just relax for the next month before starting work in September.
Upcoming Goals:
So now graduation is over I am going back into my health kick and trying to lose some weight and tone up.
Yesterday I found this awesome website and have decided that I am going to start on tomorrow.
Since my major worry with my weight is my thighs I am starting the....


I decided to do this because one of my personal issues is if I'm wearing skirts or dresses with no tights or anything I get sores on my inside thighs and it's because of my legs rubbing together. I know this is because of my weight so this is my first challenge and hopefully it will help to stop that.

I was actually going to start the 30 Day Squat Challenge but my best friend who is very big on going to the gym and sport and exercise advised me to do the Easy on first to ease me in. Before I start I'm going to take measurements of my waist, hips and thighs and will retake them after 10 days, 20 days and at the end to see what change there is.

Wish me luck.
~ Kayleigh

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Introducing... ME

So my name is Kayleigh, I'm 22 and I am a complete and utter book nerd. I own a book blog called K-Books and genuinely love blogging. I am a recent University Graduate with a degree in Psychology and a PGCE. That means I am actually a qualified teacher. EEP!

This blog is going to be really tough for me to write so don't expect lots of updates all the time.

So what a lot of people from the book community don't know about me is that I was severely bullied when in school and it had a lasting impression on me. I was constantly called fat and ugly by peers for around 7 years. It had a really lasting impression on me and I have suffered from major self-image issues ever since.

I am getting a lot better and it is all thanks to my family and friends. I owe them so much and wouldn't be here writing this post if it weren't for them.

The idea for this blog came from my ongoing battle with my weight and my fitness. I was finally feeling better about myself when my recent trip to the doctors they told me that clinically I am obese. It was a huge shock to me and my family. I don't think I any way look obese at all but this is a good shock as I was definitely on the way to being really unhealthy and it put me in the right direction to start doing something about my weight and my body image rather than just hiding and pretending that there was no issue.

This blog is basically going to be about my journey to a new happier and healthier me. Hence the name Health Nut Nerd. I'm hoping my lifestyle will change to be a health nut and hey... I'm always and will forever be a Nerd!
I will write about my diet, my exercise regime and my feelings while it is happening. It's going to be a tough ride for me but I am determined and motivated this time.
I will probably write about other things too. Things I'm interested in (other than books) and maybe even have a bit of beauty in there coz I am such a big girly girl and I heart me some cosmetics.

I hope you enjoy my new blog. This one will definitely be more me.

My Weight Stats:

Before I Started: 193lbs
Currently: 187 lbs
What I am Supposed to be: 136lbs

~ Kayleigh


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