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#TimeToTHINK 🕰 I set my social media pages up at the end of November last year. The last year or so had been a complete rollercoaster of emotions. The highest of highs, a huge amount of change in my personal life, increased stress and anxiety... and my body simply could not cope with it. I became so ill. This resulted in me (and those closest to me) having to go through the most difficult chapter of my life. But I’ve come out the other end, I’ve learned so much about myself, how to look after myself and this has also given me the opportunity to stop, reflect... TimetoTHINK I set this page up because only now after what I’ve gone through, do I really understand and appreciate the importance of our mental health and how having a more “pro-active” approach to it is essential to looking after your mind and body. Exercise has always been my go-to way to manage stress and anxiety. The reason why I am so passionate about what I post about is because I have experienced first hand how beneficial it has been both helping me recover and also to feel better everyday for living an active lifestyle and eating better. Getting away for a couple of weeks has been incredible. I’ve laughed, had so much fun, found myself, realised what is important to me and am going home tomorrow with a new renewed passion for life. But I have made a decision to take a break from this and all social media for a little while. I’m not sure for how long, but I am sure that I will be back and will continue with what I have started. I just know it’s best for me to come home and focus on myself and my life in a more private way for now. I hope my honesty, openness and passion for what I believe in has made some of you think differently about how you think about mental health. Thanks for following, Andy 💚 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthwarriors #proactivementalhealth #blog #blogger #mentalhealthblog #mentalhealthblogger #healthymind #healthybodyhealthymind #quotes #drseussquotes #drseuss #drsuess #quotestoliveby #selfworth #wellbeing #break #socialmediabreak #seuss #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger #healthylifestyle #priorities #lifelessons at Bournemouth

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Our next trip was to another titan of history - Rome. There is so much packed into one city. We visited all of the classics; the Trevi fountain, the Forum and the Spanish Steps. My top tips, other than to skip the tourist trap restaurants and visit the side streets for reasonably priced, fresh and delicious pasta and pizza, is to take time to explore the lesser known. Check out the house on a hill, with the best keyhole view in the world. Also look for the stone face that can predict your truthfulness. These unexpected treasures make for the best memories. #travel #Rome #trevifountain #forum #spanishsteps #traveltips #stoneface #blogger #southcoastbloggers #dorsetbloggers #ukblogger #discoverunder1k #bournemouthblogger #photochallenge

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Day twenty of the #discovertheblogger challenge is travel. Travel is at the absolute core of who I am and I hope to spend my life exploring our varied and amazing world. Most brits visit France as their first trip abroad. Eurodisney especially is magical at any age and I cannot wait to take Lily when she is older. I also recommend a climb up the endless steps of the Sacre Coeur. The view over Paris is worth it! Taking a trip on the Metro to Versaille is a must do, the opulence is simply breathtaking! Paris in Spring is brimming with love and beauty but really it shines in all seasons. #travel #Paris #sacrecoeur #notredame #eurodisney #disneycastle #traveltips #france #parisinspring #blogger #southcoastbloggers #dorsetbloggers #ukblogger #discoverunder1k #bournemouthblogger #photochallenge at Paris, France

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14 hours ago

Looking for the ultimate birthday night out, hire out our secret room for the evening with private bar service included. at Mai Tai Cocktail Bar

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Training - the engine of progress⚡️ ⠀ And here I want to speak about all kind of training! Whatever you do - additional courses to improve your knowledge or learn completely New things👩🏼‍🎓 ⠀ As for me - I’m kind of perfectionist who do everything perfect or don’t do it at all! Don’t like to feel stupid and don’t know something! ⠀ Maybe that’s why for my life I passed so many training - you can’t imagine🙀 ⠀ ⚡️finished Uni with gold medal ⚡️during uni was working at the restaurant as maneger ⚡️ was working at the airport after uni and passed courses for aviation english ⚡️was bored in new city and decided to do waxing - passed a lot of courses for it ⚡️was so good at it that girls start asking for MY COURSES SO I start teaching girls and of course passed some courses to be teacher💕 ⠀ Should I continue? After we’re a couple dozen of training for hair&lash lift - believe me - it’s LONG WAY! But what’s the main thing? BE MOTIVATED! And LEARN LEARN LEARN⚡️ ⠀ ONLINE or OFFLINE - doesn’t matter! I still do 2-3 online courses every 5/6 month💯 ⠀ It’s amazing that now we can learn everting ONLINE! Just you need a bit more passion⚡️ ⠀ Swipe to read all👉🏻 ______________________________________ #elenatreatmenttraining #onlinecourses #bournemouthtraining #beautycourses #bournemouthgirls #bournemouthblogger at Elena Treatment

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Day nineteen of the #discovertheblogger challenge is drink. Whilst I may not be able to drink regularly, like I did pre-Lily. I still have a love for gin. Gin is such a refreshing and versatile drink, that takes on botanical and fruit flavours beautifully. @rootscobmth and @warneredwards showcased an innovative range of gins, including rhubarb, elderflower and a gin that helps the bee population. Check them out, you won't regret it! #blogger #southcoastbloggers #dorsetbloggers #ukblogger #discoverunder1k #bournemouthblogger #photochallenge #gin #rhubarb #elderflower #gandt #ginandtonic

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2 days ago

Do not underestimate the effect a break can do for you to clear your mind, reset your thinking and allow you to re-focus. I’ve laughed so much, had some time to myself to think, time to relax, had so much fun with one of my good friends that I haven’t seen in so long! . We’ve known each other since college and having so much - this was us doing the Wreck It Ralph VR experience at Disney Springs!! So much fun, missing everyone back home but I’m confident I will be coming back stronger, thinking clearer with a refreshed focus and energy for life! 💚 #holiday #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #metime #ralphbreakstheinternet #vr #focus #gayman #lifelessons #gay #goodfriends #friends #mates #blogger #orlando #seaworld #disneyworld #wreckitralph #disneysprings #disney #gayuk #bournemouthblogger #mentalhealthblog #students #reunion #reunited #goodtimes #florida #britabroad #bigkids at Disney Springs

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We will be sharing our 'top tips' for confident breastfeeding in public. Our first top tip is to practice feeding in an outfit at home, to help you feel confident and help prevent any hangry baby incidents. I have found many a jumper too bulky or tight to manoeuvre with ease, or a neckline to high for easy boobin. A 'dry' run at home could have prevented this. Let us know your top tip, so we can share them with boobin mamas. Disclaimer - we are not lactation or post-natal experts, so will never share information on lactating, or the physiology of breastfeeding. Instead we share recommendations on where is breastfeeding friendly and top tips to help you confidently breastfeed in public. For more information or support on the physiology of breastfeeding, contact your local children's centre, breastfeeding group or @lalecheleague #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmum #incrediblemum #mumlife #dorsetmums #bournemouthblogger #bournemouthmum #poolemum #christchurchmum #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #reviews #dorsetfood #diningindorset #alfrescobreastfeeding #breastfeedingdirectory at Dorset

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So why did we start the Breastfeeding Directory? Well it is very simple, when Lily was born, I had no mum friends with new babies. I was terrified of taking her out, in case she cried, or I needed to feed her and people tutted, commented or worse. With no mums to ask for advice or recommendations, I found the anxiety very isolating. Slowly, I forced myself to start exploring, but the feeding hurdle was massive. Not knowing where was breastfeeding friendly, led to a lot of googling, calling or emailing venues and frustration. Whilst there are lists of 'breastfeeding friendly' venues out there, these are not up to date and didn't give me the information I really needed to feel confident. So I started my own directory of reviews, for venues that I found to be accommodating, welcoming and breastfeeding friendly. My ultimate goal is that we can all use this directory, to choose where to visit and feed in confidence. #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmum #incrediblemum #mumlife #dorsetmums #bournemouthblogger #bournemouthmum #poolemum #christchurchmum #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #reviews #dorsetfood #diningindorset #alfrescobreastfeeding #breastfeedingdirectory at Dorset

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So what is the Breastfeeding Directory? Firstly it is very much a work in progress! Whilst we own the domain, the actual website is proving a labour of love, but we will persist and have a blooming site for you all to use very soon. In the meantime, our mission is very simple; to provide a resource of venue reviews, that new mums can use when choosing where to breastfeed with confidence. The temporary directory and all individual review posts will be hosted on my personal blog, until they can be moved over. We look at four criteria; breastfeeding friendliness, customer service, product or service quantity and comfort. #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmum #incrediblemum #mumlife #dorsetmums #bournemouthblogger #bournemouthmum #poolemum #christchurchmum #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #reviews #dorsetfood #diningindorset #breastfeedingdirectory at Dorset

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AD-GIFTED ...Mornings like these when the sun is shining and the sky is blue, it’s a reminder that spring is nearly here after a long cold winter. I loved visiting @lushbournemouth with the @bournemouthbloggers to see their new Mother’s Day and Easter ranges. I even got to make a couple of products including the Sex Bomb bath bomb - so much fun! These dinosaur eggs are the cutest alternative to a chocolate treat for Easter - how sweet is the little dinosaur? at LUSH UK

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A person becomes 10 times more attractive not by their looks but by their badass acts of kindness, love & honesty they show! To feel super good in your own skin & become even more amazing babe I use @missalicecosmetics booty oil - cellulite busting booty & thigh serum! The product comes with a wooden roller that helps you increase blood circulation which helps you tighten your skin faster! So this becomes your own daily #maderotherapy! MISS ALICE is a cruelty-free, 99% natural, paraben & nasties free cosmetic brand! Make sure you check out their shop, it's a brand for gorgeous babes like yourself to feel, look and smell goood. #ad #gifted . . . #bootylicious🍑 #summerprep #workthatbooty #NotPerfect #Awesomebootyoil #bootyoil #fightcelullite #strongwomen #skincareroutine #getreadyforsummer #photooftheday #instagood #fashiondiaries #fashiongram #fashionlover #fashionpost #ukbloggerstyle #fashionoutfits #bournemouthblogger #ukdaily #ukfashionblogger at Bournemouth

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As you cook your Monday dinner, the mind naturally wanders to dessert. Number four in my 'must visit' list is @giggigelateria, who make the very best gelato on site, using the highest quality ingredients, sourced from around the world. Using his mamma's original recipe, Giggi takes real pride in his gelato and you can really taste the difference. Sorbets, hot drinks and vegan options are plentiful, so there really is something to please everyone. #foodporn #food #gelato #icecream #sorbet #italianfood #likemammausedtomake #diningindorset #bournemouthblogger #bournemouthfood #chocolate #saltedcaramel #giggisecretrecipe at Giggi Gelateria

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Here goes nothing..... except a lot of trepidation and nervous website building. Will it work? Will it help you feel more confident to breastfeed outside of the house? Will it connect amazing venues with mums across Dorset? With you help, we can achieve anything! Please give us a share and help your mum friends bloom on their journey, with confidence. #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmum #incrediblemum #mumlife #dorsetmums #bournemouthblogger #bournemouthmum #poolemum #christchurchmum #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #reviews #dorsetfood #diningindorset at Dorset

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4 days ago

Happy Sunday lovelies, hope you are all having a beautiful weekend 💗 sorry I’ve been quiet on here, I’ve been super busy at work. We’ve had a busy weekend so far and thoroughly enjoyed Olivia’s cake smash photo shoot this morning with @bethanyreesphoto, can’t wait to see the photos! 📸 I’m off to a @bournemouthbloggers event tonight at @lushbournemouth which I’m really looking forward to, Chloe’s been giving me my shopping list already 🛍

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Day seventeen of the #discovertheblogger challenge is 'best day'. This two-part cliche is of course our wedding day. It took two years of planning and it was absolutely perfect! Starting with hair, make up and champagne at home, then a journey to the venue in a 1959 pink Cadillac. The service was full of personal touches, such as writing our own vows and my Mum and Dad walking me down the aisle. Confetti was followed by Pimms and cake on the lawn. A BBQ, macaroni cheese and cheese board, with hilarious speeches. Roulette, black jack and a Hollywood themed photo booth. Truffles energised the guests for dancing to the swing band. Afternoon tea, a rock dj and then firework finale made for our absolute best day! Dress @alfredangelobridal Hair and make up @flchairandmakeup Cake @michelles_weddingcakeboutique Decorations @fundooweddingsandevents Car @premiercarriage_wedding_cars Photography @amandaburtphotography

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photo credit @afitminduk #REDJanuary Update - Day 25 ♥️ Been on my feet most of the day and despite not pushing myself too hard, I have hit all 3 activity goals for the 25th consecutive day! It just goes to show that just being active and on your feet goes a long way to improve your physical (and mental) health! 💚 #activelife #adventurer #excercise #fitness #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #health #runnersofinstagram #ukrunners #goals #workout #fit #healthy #healthymind #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #wellbeing #selfcare #swimming #gymworkout #walking #lovetheoutdoors #careforyourself #healthybodyhealthymind #healthybodyandmind #runningcommunity #applewatch #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger

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Day sixteen of the #discovertheblogger challenge is charity. I have already talked about the causes as I am supporting during my reign as Queen of Queens Enchanting World, so today I will tell you about the two charitable challenges I am in training for. I hate running! I suck at it and it hurts. I have completed many 5k's but never actually managed to run the full distance, so I am doing the c25k programme. I wouldn't say I was enjoying it, but I am doing it! I have entered the Bournemouth Bay to Bay run on 7th April for @the_bhf and am giving everything to actually run the full course. I am also completing the @aspirechannelswim 2019. 22 miles over 12 weeks, with an action packed and breastfed baby, is no mean feat, but I am doing it. As it stands, I am 8 miles across the channel. If you think I am crazy, but worth £1 or 2, please search Maria Parker - Harris on. @justgiving. To motivate you, here are a few pictures of the training I am doing at @s.l.a.m.bournemouth classes, which are beasting my ass into shape, in the very best and most supportive way! #blogger #southcoastbloggers #dorsetbloggers #ukblogger #discoverunder1k #bournemouthblogger #photochallenge #fitnesschallenge #healthylifestyle #findyourstrong #slammums #slamchallenge #slam #fitness #c25k #couchto5k #running #beginnerrunner #swimming

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If I look back a few months ago, I was in such a bad place mentally. My body and mind was under so much pressure that it just gave up on me. With a lot of help and support I got through it and am slowly starting to build myself back up again to the confident, self-assured person that I want to be. I make mistakes everyday but I’m getting there. We all will go through tough times.. that’s life. What makes us who we are is how we pick ourselves back up again, learn from all experiences (good and bad) and move forwards. It puts life in to perspective. It makes us appreciate what we have, what we want and the kind of person we would like to be. Never stop learning, never stop fighting and never stop dreaming. 💚 📸 @ thetypewriterdaily #blogger #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #stronger #wiser #depressionsupport #anxiety #stress #stressmanagement #lifelessons #selfreflection #lifeisajourney #lifeisanadventure #grow #learn #love #pickyourselfup #motivation #inspiration #health #quotes #quotestoliveby #hope #mentalhealthblog #mentalhealthblogger #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger #mind #healthymind at Bournemouth

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#lifeline - For months I used to wear one of my daughter’s hair bands round my wrist. This was often noticed by friends and colleagues at work and brushed off as “just something I do”... however the real reason I would do this was because inside I knew I couldn’t cope. I didn’t even know why I couldn’t cope.. everyday was just a struggle to get from one day to the next. I couldn’t even open up to those closest to me that this is how I felt. Everyday I would look at that hair band on my wrist and it would give me the strength to keep going. The day I admitted myself to hospital, they removed it from my wrist. I didn’t care about any of my other possessions at that point - but by taking that band from me was like they ripped by heart out. As of today, I now will wear that band for the rest of my life - a constant reminder of my inner strength, my inner voice and my reason for being 💚 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #depression #lifematters #dontgiveup #lifeisworthliving #tattoo #newtattoo #ink #newink #bournemouth #bournemouthink #depressionsupport #support #hope #dailyreminders #father #gayman #gay #gayuk #mentalhealthmatters #healthymind #samaritans #bournemouthblogger #suicideprevention #optimistic #positivevibes #timetotalk

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Wet Morning Run in the “Sunshine State” ☔️ 🏃🏻‍♂️ 🇺🇸 They call Florida the Sunshine State here in the US... but when it does rain here - it RAINS!!! The warm climate actually made it very enjoyable! Feeling good, refreshed and much better for getting out. Never one to let a bit of rain (or lightning) stop me! #run #strava #running #runnersofinstagram #stravarun #runningcommunity #florida #floridarunner #runflorida #pompanobeach #gayuk #lighthousepoint #fortlauderdale #runningintherain #stormrunner #lovetheoutdoors #sunshine state #ukrunner #ukrunchat #ukrunning #britabroad #gayuk #proactivementalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #gay #bournemouthblogger #fitnessblogger #blogger #morningmotivation #runtoinspire at Lighthouse Point, Florida

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10 days ago

Bringing a bit of the REDJanuary spirit to the US! ♥️👟 Set off an a mini adventure this morning to find the beach! Ran just over 10k and stopped to talk to some very friendly people on the way too. Everyone is so welcoming over here! I wore my REDJanuary T-Shirt this morning to raise a bit of awareness. #running #loverunning #runner #runners #runnersofinstagram #runnersofinsta #run #ukrunchat #healthymind #lovettheoutdoors #runflorida #deerfieldbeach #gayman #gayuk #gay #selfie #postrunselfie #healthybodyhealthymind #proactivementalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #exercise #exercisemotivation #runningmotivation #lighthousepoint #FortLauderdale #pompanobeach #florida #bournemouthblogger at Deerfield Beach, Florida

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10 days ago

First ever Hockey game! 🥅🏒 As a lover of most things sport, I can honestly say I’ve never been to or even watched an Ice Hockey match.. (with the exception of all 3 Mighty Ducks Movies!) A great atmosphere inside the BB&T Center tonight and blown away by the speed these guys get around the ice! Great evening out to celebrate this guys birthday tomorrow! #panthers #florida #floridapathers #hockey #sports #selfie #britabroad #ice #icehockey #oneterritory #red #sportinspired #getinspired #gayman #mates #ladsnight #ladsnightout #bournemouthblogger #lovehockey #lovesport #loveallsport #newexperiences #gay #wheninamerica #holiday #letsgopanthers #mates #gayuk #pantherselfie #mightyducks #quack at The Florida Panthers

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11 days ago

#morningworkout 💚 Still stuck on UK time so started the day in a really positive way by hitting the gym. Benefits of waking up at 5am mean that I had the place to myself. Good all-body workout, avacaco on toast for breakfast and feeling great! Now ready for a day out walking the dog in the Florida sunshine ☀️ 🐾 #morning #goodmorning #earlyriser #proactivementalhealth #positive #positivity #gayman #britabroad #healthybodyhealthymind #healthtmind #goodmorning #goodmorningbritain #goodmorningusa #goodmorningamerica #gayuk #selfie #gym #gymmotivation #gymfitness #fitnessgoals #gay #florida #fortlauderdale #pompanobeach #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger #superdry #wellbeing #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthblogger at Pompano Beach, Florida

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12 days ago

#OnTopOfTheWorld Now a couple of hundred of miles away from the Florida coast, and a few thousand feet in the air, looking down on the vast ocean far below. No matter how many times you have done it before, I still find it an such odd feeling being in an aeroplane and looking down on the world. Everything seems so insignificant and so small. It’s times like these that you put your own life it to perspective.. We all get so caught up in the moment and life in general that we start to take for granted all the things that are good in the world and the fact we are even alive to be able experience it. It’s so easy to focus on negativity in your life, the news, politics, people that may upset you, things that are out of your control - perhaps in the past...and I’m done with it. Earlier today I started reading a very interesting book about the man that founded Nike. There was a time in his life when he was a 24yr old college graduate and had no idea what he wanted to do with his life. One day (whilst out on a run) he decided he was going to get on a plane, see the world and try and start a business in Japan selling trainers. 50 years later he had created one of the most recognised brands on the planet. It’s never too late to stop dreaming. We won’t all end up creating companies worth billions of dollars but what I took from it was the difference having a can-do attitude can have. #blogger #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealth #postivementattitude #positivity #dreamer #daydream #milehigh #appreciation #priorities #postivevibes #inspiring #inspiration #airplane #virginatlantic #plane #arialphoto #blueskies #florida #miami #london #bourbemouth #bournemouthblogger #runninginspiration #appreciatewhatyouhave #bookclub #bookclubofinstagram #plane #atlanticocean #bookstagram at Miami, Florida

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Today I am setting off on a mini adventure... I could easily write a very long post about how I came to this point and why I’m choosing to do it. But to put it simply, I’m doing this for me. That may sound selfish, and at times I feel it. But I’m trying to put myself first. It doesn’t come easy to me to say that, let alone do it... but I’m going to embrace it and enjoy it. This is a quote from one of my favourite ever films and I can’t think of a more fitting quote... #adventure #adventureisoutthere #proactivementalhealth #selfcare #blogger #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthblog #mentalhealthwarrior #healthandhappiness #holiday #vacation #quotestoliveby #quotes #quoteoftheday #wellbeing #mind #mentalhealthadvocate #florida #miami #pixar #disney #up #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger #blog #healthymind #lifebalance #disneyquotes #pixarquotes #pixarup at Florida

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#LiveInTheMoment 💚 Video Blog 07/02/19 (LINK IN PROFILE) I NEVER used to talk about how I felt. I’ve learned so many things over the past few months but one of the main things I’ve started to do is talk more openly. Initially I would write down how I felt in a journal... this was and is still so therapeutic as it allows me time to digest and process thoughts in a sensible and more logical way - separate the rational thinking from those completely irrational moments. But sometimes... it’s just good to talk and get out what is inside your head. 🤯 Tomorrow I’m going away for a couple of weeks and I’ve been letting this manifest in my head for a few days and just needed to voice how I am feeling as I have mixed emotions about getting away. #instavideo #reflection #blog #blogger #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthblog #gayman #wellbeing #selfcare #healthandwellness #healthandhappiness #health #priorities #gaydad #mindfulness #talking #talkingtothemoon #instagay #selfie #florida #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger #mentalwellbeing #wellnessblogger #timetotalk at Bournemouth

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#ThankYou I know people often say with social media “don’t read the comments”.. but I just have to say how blown away I am by the amount of people that have engaged with the things I have been sharing over my social media channels. I have had so many likes, comments, private messages from people supporting me.. some that know me personally, others that do not but can relate to my experiences. I really do appreciate it and will continue to keep going. I’m not a person that would ever let something like this define me as a person. I am so many things outside of this.. I am a father, a friend, a son, a brother, a working man... (among many other things!) Illnesses do not (and should not) define you, so please do not think otherwise. But if I can share some of my experiences, lessons learned and inspire someone to put on a pair of trainers or talk more openly about taboo subjects then I have set out what I wanted to achieve with my pages. Thank you so much, Andy 💚 www.instagram.com/afitminduk www.facebook.com/afitminduk www.twitter.com/afitmind #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthwarriors #blogger #bournemouth #dorset #bournemouthblogger #gayman #gayuk #fitness #motivation #inspiration #appreciationpost #gay #fitnessblogger #fitnessblog #thankful #wellbeing #selfcare #selfreflection #healthybodyhealthymind #proACTIVEmentalhealth #healthymind #mentalhealthstigma #healthylifestyle #lifebalance #taboo #runtoinspire at Bournemouth

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26 days ago

@afitminduk - I started my social media pages at the end of November 2018. 2018 was a rollercoaster year for me. It had highest of highs and the lowest lows imaginable. I ended up getting so ill to the point of multiple hospitalisations, health scares and daily seizures which were triggered by the intense stress and anxiety that I had let my body come under. I started my pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook because I found that writing and talking about these things made me feel better, and also because I have always found the best way to manage day-to-day stress and anxiety is through regular exercise, and I truly believe it is one of the main factors as to why and how I have improved as quickly as I have. My pages are all about promoting the benefits living an active and healthy lifestyle can have on both your physical and mental wellbeing and I hope I can inspire/encourage others to think more proactively about their mental health so they don’t end up in a similar situation I found myself in. During February I will be posting some of my lessons learned and how I believe others can learn from my own experiences too. So look out for more updates on #proACTIVEmentalhealth 💚 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthwarriors #gym #gymworkput #logo #exercise #exercisemotivation #januarychallenge #movegoal #active #activeeveryday #beattheblues #applewatch #legsday #runnersofinstagram #swimming #healthylifestyle #healthymind #healthyliving #wellbeing #motivation #morningmotivation #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger at Bournemouth

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26 days ago

#REDJanuary Update - Day 25 ♥️ Been on my feet most of the day and despite not pushing myself too hard, I have hit all 3 activity goals for the 25th consecutive day! It just goes to show that just being active and on your feet goes a long way to improve your physical (and mental) health! 💚 #activelife #adventurer #excercise #fitness #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #health #runnersofinstagram #ukrunners #goals #workout #fit #healthy #healthymind #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #wellbeing #selfcare #swimming #gymworkout #walking #lovetheoutdoors #careforyourself #healthybodyhealthymind #healthybodyandmind #runningcommunity #applewatch #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger at Bournemouth

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29 days ago

#REDJanuary : Day 22 - Everyone has tough days. Everyone. What helps me deal with that feeling of being overwhelmed emotionally is finding a positive way to channel that negative energy and let it go... for me exercise is a way to relieve some of that day to day stress that is normal for us all to feel at times. Running is the best therapy... and it’s FREE! 🏃🏻‍♂️♥️ #running #loverunning #runner #runners #runnersofinstagram #runnersofinsta #run #ukrunchat #healthymind #lovettheoutdoors #stress #stressrelief #gayman #gayuk #gay #selfie #postrunselfie #healthybodyhealthymind #proactivementalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #exercise #exercisemotivation #runningmotivation #timetotalk #motivation #positivevibes #positivity #bournemouthblogger at Poole, Dorset

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1 month ago

One of the very first things I did when I setup my “A Fit Mind” pages at the end of last year was create and define these values. I like to remind myself of these every couple of days when I’m posting content, sharing articles or just coming up with ideas for what I’d like to do with this going forward. ..Lots of exciting things to come! Andy 💚 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #stigma #helpingothers #selfcare #community #proactive #mindfulness #wellbeing #support #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #health #stress #anxiety #depression #healthymind #mind #motivation #exercise #exercisemotivation #fitness #blog #blogger #bloggers #healthybodyhealthymind #bournemouth #bournemouthblogger at Bournemouth

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#REDJanuary : Day 14 - Swimming 🏊🏼‍♂️ I have posted previously about how therapeutic I find swimming and how it improves my mental health. To me it’s a form of meditation - a way to de-stress and let any anxious thoughts drift away in the water. By focussing solely on breathing and counting it puts my at times, overactive mind at ease. I LOVE swimming and either before or after a day at work I can’t think of a better way to unwind 👌🏼💚 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stress #stressrelief #swim #swimming #loveswimming #swimtherapy #therapy #meditation #mindfulness #gayman #gay #instagay #selfie #gym #gymselfie #healthylifestyle #healthymind #health #beattheblues #wellbeing #fitness #fitnessmotivation #exercise #gayuk #exercisemotivation #bournemouthblogger #swimmer at Village Gym

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#REDJanuary : Day 9 - Morning Workout 💪🏼 Going back to work today meant an early gym visit to clear my head before my first day back in the office. I find that exercise first thing In the morning releases so much tension and I can start the day in such a positive way! 💚 Stay active everyday... to beat the blues away ! ♥️👟 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #workout #gymworkout #gym #gaygym #gymselfie #selfie #gayman #instagay #gayuk #stressrelief #anxietyrelief #positivevibes #goodmorning #starttheday #kickstart #wakeup #morningmotivation #gymotivation #exercise #exercisemotivation #healthylifestyle #mind #healthymind #bournemouthblogger at Village Gym

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