Welcome to the new blog!
You’ll notice that PlanetBakeLife has disappeared and in it’s place is Adventure Thyme. You’ll find I’ve changed on all social media except Facebook due to their outdated rules. So if you see Adventure Thyme pop up in your feed, hi, hello, it’s me!
I decided that a change was in order and to suit the new theme and new name, I’ve made a recipe where thyme plays a big part in making this delicious. You see, herbs are fantastic when paired with fruit. It has to be the right fruit and herb combination but when it happens, it becomes magical. Summer fruits are particularly good with herbs like basil, thyme and parsley.
My favourite combination? Thyme and pear. It goes so well together and pears are my favourite fruit so I decided a beautiful tart was in order to celebrate a new blog and a new me.
I know for a fact I am not the first person to tell you that gear is important.
I know for a fact I am not the last person to tell you that gear is important.
I know for a fact that gear is important.
I have started my journey a million times. Every time I thought I needed to start strong. Every time I ended up giving up.
My major mistake was not listening to my body and not allowing myself the time I needed to make myself strong. When you’re new to exercise, especially when you have an injury of any kind, pushing yourself to go hard out at the beginning can be damaging.
It’s so tempting to watch videos of people doing amazing work out routines and thinking you need to do the same. Realistically you are not prepared to do that until well into your fitness journey. You’re going to end up hurting yourself physically as well as emotionally. It can be soul destroying to try your best, push yourself as hard as possible and feel like you’re failing. The old saying “Comparing your first chapter to someone’s ending is not productive” is so true when it comes to exercise. You’re not going to play a game of tennis and suddenly turn into Serena or Venus Williams. The same is true of the gym, walking, swimming, whatever exercise you pick. Allow yourself time to become strong. It’s the biggest kindness you can pay to yourself.
“Fitness journey” is such a wanky term. Sorry about that.
I thought long and hard about what to call this post and it all sounded a bit pretentious. Is it a journey, is it health or fitness, am I comfortable sounding like a douche? I’m not sure about any of it.
What I am sure about is that I went to see an osteopath after years and years of back pain and was advised to do low impact exercise regularly. This is of course a common suggestion and good advice to everyone in general but when you have an injury, it can be difficult and downright scary to start that routine. When I first started trying to be more active, there wasn’t a lot of content available for those with injuries. It was just a bunch of blog posts and articles telling me to go hard or go home and don’t forget leg day.