There’s a lot of chat at the moment about how fake social media is and to a certain extent, I agree. I find it really hard to compete on Instagram with girls that have hundreds of thousands of followers with all their perfect photos, although I actually just had fun in NYC with a photographer to take some fun pics to share with you all. However I will continue to share my own, daily pics too to show off my real life. I’m actually finding Snapchat great for sharing more than we do on Instagram too and seeing a little more reality (although this can actually make it even more depressing but we won’t go into that now.
It can seem that some people only eat kale, green smoothies and avocado, and while that may be the case for them, it certainly isn’t for me so I thought I’d share 5 ‘unhealthy’ habits that I have that I am definitely not giving up anytime soon…
I eat chocolate every day. I’m not talking about a that ‘a small square of dark chocolate’ rubbish, I’m talking like a brownie, or cookie, or twirl, or kit kat. Proper chocolate…every day around 4pm with a cup of tea. My colleagues used to call it Chococlock and I got lots of people in my office into it, making it a social event where we took it in turns to bring small treats in or go to Borough market to choose something. It used to get me through the work day, and now breaks up my 2 hour long lectures or study sessions at Uni.
(Outsider Tart brownies are the best, please visit if you’re ever in Chiswick!)
I drink more than 1 cup of coffee every single day. I know we should be limiting our caffeine consumption, but I like coffee and tea. I’ve tried to swap a few out for herbal teas, but they just don’t hit the same spot. Getting up at 5am 2-3 days a week means that at 5.30am I am outside Starbucks (the only place open at that time) to get a Grande latte and usually have a second coffee around 10.30am when I finish work! I have given up Diet Coke which I think is a win both in terms of caffeine and artificial sugars.
Burgers are another weakness, often Tom and I will go to Westfield just to have a Five Guys. When I was in NYC for the marathon in 2013 I managed to eat 5 out of the top 10 burgers in a 6 day trip, it was epic. My first post Chicago meal was Shake Shack and on my most recent trip to the US I visited the hottest NYC restaurant at the moment, By Chloe for vegan burgers which were amazing.
I sleep next to my phone to use as an alarm, and the first and last thing I do at night is check social media. Whilst I am trying to have a bit of a digital detox for the hour before bed, I love following social media. I am constantly attached to my phone, much to Tom’s disapproval, and I have to charge my phone at least twice a day thanks to it’s constant use. I use social media, plus Whatsapp to stay in touch with friends, bloggers, brands that I love, as well as connecting with others. It moves so fast that it can feel like if you don’t check it for half a day that you could have missed something major (although this rarely actually happens!). I also love having my phone camera with me at all times to take impromptu photos of my friends- or let’s face it, my workouts!
I actually used to drink a lot when I was at uni and in my post student years, but have cut back a lot in the past few years. I don’t actually enjoy the feeling of being drunk, and have some of the worst hangovers but that won’t stop me enjoying a few cocktails with friends, or more than a few glasses of Champagne at weddings. I can’t keep up with most people anymore, and don’t really ever drink during the week (plus wine is a major trigger for my migraines so I tend to avoid it) but won’t say no to a G&T or glass of fizz!
I wouldn’t even call these vices, I’d say they are part of a healthy, balanced diet! What ‘unhealthy’ habits do you love too much to give up?