EatGrub Box : Review

I am always willing to try most things, well at least once and I was seeing more and more people were turning to alternative snacks.

One alternative snack that stood out was Crickets, yip you read that right.

I found the company EatGrub and thought lets give it a try and see what all the fuss is about.

The box…

The box arrived and I was mega interested to see what I got, and more intrigued as to how these tasted.

Ok so this was interesting, 3 packs and 3 protein bars…they sounded nice so I guess it was time to taste.

The Taste…

Firstly visually they don’t look very appetising but I grabbed a handful and went for it.

hmm honestly not as bad as I thought they would be, the flavour was nice and the texture is crunchy.

I did finish all 3 packets, but my advice would be to have a drink with them as they are very dry.

Overall

Overall yeah these are not as bad as they sound, and taste ok but very dry to eat.

Would I get them again? hmm yeah but I think I will be trying other stuff first.

If you want to be brave and try an alternative snack why not give these a go.


Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have tried these. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

My first week at the Gym : No pain no gain…so they say

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Gym Name: Fit4Less

My Gym Stuff : 

  • Basic running trainers
  • Shorts
  • T-shirt
  • AppleWatch

Well, this is an interesting venture for me, as normally you would find me horizontal watching Netflix.

So I decided to join the gym, as I wanted to tone up as being a food blogger is slowly taking its toll around the midsection…so I thought let’s get rid of it before it makes a full-time appearance.

Joining a gym is a scary experience as it’s new territory, and you start thinking what will everyone think when they see me.

To be honest, this is the feeling, but the reason the people inside the gym look at you really is just to see if they know you.

The gym I joined is my local gym, mostly due to its price and location as the ones in town for me are too costly…and if I did a pay as you go I wouldn’t keep it up so I opted for monthly payments.

Thoughts…

I managed to meet a nice PT there and he showed me around, and how to use some of the machines.

I then told him what I wanted to achieve during my time at the gym, so I looked around and followed his advice.

He told me to start with 3 sets of 10 on several machines for the first month, then after that every month increase the weight to the next step keeping 3 sets of 10.

For me this sounded good, as I knew I didn’t want to go all in and hurt myself then have a break and then not come back so this sounded good to me.

Overall…

So I won’t be showing a half-naked photo of me in my current body look, as it’s been done too many times with many different people but I will keep you posted on how I do…plus I don’t want to put you off your food.

For me the first week was good, granted at nights my upper body would be sore and waken me but no pain no gain right?

At home, I will be doing the weights and crunches, and the rest at the Gym. I have also made a few changed to my diet….a little. I will only have an alcoholic drink once a week max, and also no in-between snacks….also I have started to take water to replace any fizzy drinks.

Let’s see how this goes 🙂

Living with Tinnitus, the silence killer

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Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss or roaring. Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard. The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched and appear to be coming from one ear or both.

Turn your radio off, TV etc and listen….can you hear that? No? That’s the sound of silence….that’s not what I hear….wish I did.

I have been living with tinitus now for close to 10 years, I can remember when it started to this day. I was going to King Tuts to see a band and I had a cold, the band I saw was a heavy metal band and very loud and after it I came out with a high pitch tone in one ear.
I had had this tone before but it normally lasted a day or up to 5, 10 days passed and still had it….3 weeks and still and this is when I knew this strange sound was now living with me for life.

At this point I was going crazy looking for stuff online that would help, I found pens, pills, strange devices etc but all couldn’t take it away nothing can unfortunately so don’t be fooled by these devices.

For me its more noticeable at night, and when I am sleepy, stressed or in a room that has no background noise.

I have learned to live with it and it doesn’t affect my sleeping or my day to day life, yes I would like it to go and experience a normal no sound in my ear but I don’t think that will ever happen again.

On a scale of 1 to 10 volume level, mine is maybe around the 3 or 4 and only in my left ear. I can watch TV and hear it but it obviously depends on the volume of the TV. I do know some people have it where its above a 7, which must really be annoying and have a bad affect on their day to day lives.

My best advice to anyone with this is, if you do go to concerts stay far back and wear ear plus. They don’t make you loose out on the fun of the event, just stop your Tinitus from possibly getting worse. Also just accept it and try not to focus on it too much you will gradually ignore it till night time or sleepy or stressful times.

Please do take care when at concerts etc, some cope ok with Tinitus and others find it a very big struggle.

Check out this website www.tinnitus.org.uk they have a lot of useful information about this.