Skinny Fat is a thing?

I can’t sleep right now because I’ve just discovered something about myself that has been stressing me out lately. Skinny Fat is a thing!

So basically, skinny fat is when you don’t weigh very much, but have absolutely no muscle mass so you’re still all wobbly and bobbly. It’s super annoying because everyone will be like “Oh, you’re so skinny” but they don’t see you with your clothes off and your little mates, pouchy and muffin top 1 & 2. 

It should come as no shock that basically my issue is that I’ve never picked up a weight in my entire life. The thought of it scares me but I’ve just done a litthe reading and have come up with an excelent plan. 

So, I already go running 3x a week which is excellent. All I need to do is add resistance training 3x a week, and start eating properly (like, making my own meals, not skipping meals, eating snacks etc.)

The only problem I can foresee is at work where I work 11-4 or 11-5 with no proper break so eating properly for lunch then is difficult. Just got to find some good vegan recipes that won’t need refrigerating.

Anyway I’m just really excited about starting to his, probably in July and I was excited to share the news. Hopefully I’ll be a little beefcake soon enough. 



Deciding on a Niche

Hey guys,

Sorry for not posting lately, due to the massive amounts of sun we are getting in Brighton right now, I have been either at work or cooking in the UV.

Work is going really excellently. It is so much nicer here, I feel more chilled out, the customers are friendlier, and I am just more relaxed and happier as a person. It’s even had a knock-on effect on Guy, who has suddenly chilled waaaaay out. I even caught him having a G&T and a menthol cigarette out on the balcony the other day. Weird.

I’ve also been on a couple of really nice day trips, we went to Camber Sands last week, which was nice but would have been nicer if the wind was blowing at about 80mph less than what it was. And we visited Worthing beach yesterday which is like Brighton beach but a lot more quiet, which I love, and with a bit of sand, which I also love. I think Worthing gets a lot of flack for being a seaside town, but I love those kinds of seaside towns with the main high street and the cheap little seaside cafés and the fish and chip shops. It’s nice. Just bought an inflatable whale for my next adventure.

Anyway, back to the blog of today! Finding a niche!

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I am doing a Product Design course, basically because it was the only A-Level I had which wasn’t Maths, and I hated Maths. It’s alright, I… quite enjoy it, but I’m not very good at it because the passion isn’t really there.

My real passion lies in illustrative work, I’ve always loved it but hated it at school and let it shape my whole education. But because I’m so indecisive I have no idea what I actually would like to do with it! So far I’ve wanted to be a commission-based painter, a graphic designer and a sign painter/type creator (I’m still really keen on that idea), but right now I would love to be a tattoo artist. I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve never been so keen on anything. I love making designs and reading about them, and looking at them and it’s the most imaginative and creative I’ve ever felt, so I’m really happy about that. I really feel like I’ve just found something I totally click with. I just don’t know how… to… progress from here.

Do you guys have any advice? Anyone else struggle to find something they were really good at? Or any tattoo artists out there who have any advice for somebody who might want to start out?

An Optimistic Time

Hello there, sorry I haven’t been on here for a while, I have been incredibly fucking busy as I got a new job! A job that I’m so pleased with, it makes me glad that I didn’t get the first one. Which is a great sign!

I’ve had quite a difficult time over these last few weeks with work becoming unbearable – and this is my only actual day off in 17 (!) days between the two, so my stress levels have skyrocketed and my stupid spotty face is showing it. I had a bit of a panic as well about the new job – I was anxious about the pace being so much slower and not having anyone to talk to – but that is one of the main reasons I wanted a change of scene – I needed somewhere like this. I think my panics were born out of… I feel like I’m spending my days off at my new place of work (which I am), and I’m fiercely protective of my days off, but that’s a very temporary fixture.

I think I just haven’t had time to be creative at all recently and it’s getting to me a little bit. But I know that the worst is almost over – just six more days of work and then I’m back to a normal routine, where my “day off” job becomes my actual job, and I get my days off as well!

Either way, I can’t wait for that. I’m the worst person for pessimism and I’m trying my absolute hardest to change that and I think it’s beginning to work. I’m genuinely happy for the first time in ages (mostly!) and I am looking forward to being able to take it slow for a bit.

I’m a very “black and white” person as well, and for some reason assumed that I had no friends at work and wouldn’t really miss anyone, just because I was feeling so crappy about everything. I’ve now realised how many people I’m going to miss – and a few people have made plans with me to meet up after I leave – and I never have plans! I feel really positive about it, and it makes me not want to leave, just a tiny bit… but I know I’m making the best decision. And I can’t wait!

Talk soon!