Secret Wishes Of A Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Hey peeps,

Before I start this weeks blog post, I just want to direct you to my amazing new header! It’s had a major re-vamp and it’s all down to Yaansoon over at Yaansoon Illustrations. I am obsessed with it! It was done by freehand with water colour and ink, check a video here on how it was done or simply check out their blog for more designs that could suit your blog too! It’s so gorgeous and perfect for a lifestyle blog. I hope you like it as much as I do…let me know what you think guys pretty please!

This week, I’ve been thinking about bloggers who have made it big and how at some point we wish we were them (and then snap back to reality). I think we can all relate in being a little envious of these people at times right? So I thought I’d put together some things that we all do and then wish for the best possible outcome…

*PLEASE NOTE* This is all totally in jest and for a giggle. Just a few honest thoughts I’ve had and other people have had from time to time…


1. Doing ‘Child’s Pose’ and Becoming a Yoga God


For those unaware, child’s pose is one of the most basic yoga poses one can do. It’s what we all start with and it’s what we all vision when thinking of a relaxing yoga session. It’s also featured in the pic above.

As soon as you’re in the infamous positions and doing all the breathing with whale music, you start to feel like you’re up there with the best – or wish you were. It’s only when it gets to headstands and balancing acts that you realise you’re way out of your depth and that you’re not the next indian yoga guru.


2. Doing a Progress Pic and Being On Kaylas Insta

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Do I need to explain who Kayla is? Or is it just common knowledge now? I will anyways. She’s a GODDESS. She created BBG (bikini body guide) and has helped thousands of women lose weight and learn to love their body. Check her insta here.

She does a lot of reposts of her fellow BBG girls transformations, of which you can totally picture them fan girling once they realise their progress picture is posted onto an instagram account with nearly 5 million users.  It just seems like the goal amongst the community to make it onto that page, some fail, some succeed, all you know is that it would be AWESOME to make it onto there. Is that sad? Oh well. I can’t be alone…surely??

3. Having Quinoa and Becoming a Health Guru


After making a bowl of fresh quinoa with a side of kale and half a sweet potato, you instagram it/blog about it in the hope of being the next big health blogger. Course you’re then faced with the struggle of actually eating it. But who cares, you got a good instagram right? Just don’t think about a greasy pizza or mac n cheese when you’re attempting to finish the bowlful, it doesn’t help.

If you read my last blog post, Jealous Thoughts Of Healthy Food Bloggers, you’ll now I’m not about the superfood health life. I’m trying though, reluctantly…anyone else the same?!


4. Filming a Workout and Becoming Instagram Famous


To help with motivation or to just stare at a perfectly toned bum for a couple of seconds, you follow some insta famous fitness accounts that film their workouts at the gym. 9 times out of 10, the videos are glute workouts, which isn’t too hot for your self-esteem, but gives you good ideas and a hit of jealousy.


5. Doing Squats and Becoming Kim K


We all know that feeling of finishing a squat set with your thighs burning. Or donkey kicks with your bum cramping up. You half expect to turn around and see a Kim K booty staring right back at you. Sadly, no.

Maybe head back to the instagram vids to stare at one similar.


6. Making a Breakfast Bowl and Being an Immediate Health God


The prettiest looking bowl of food you will ever see come from the big health foodies of the blogging world. So you start with a bowl, add some purple liquid, nuts/seeds/rabbit food, sliced banana, more grainy stuff and top it off with a flower. (?!) The flower’s normally a mini pansy that’s perfect in every way and prettier than you are. Where they get it from…no idea. They’re only going to ave to pick them off to eat the creation underneath. HASSLE. Just know that the bowl is getting you probably more likes than a selfie would and you’re basically a vegan now.


7. Having a Themed Insta and Being 100% Content in Life

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If you’ve caught onto the instagram bug, then you’ll have got or at least tried to have a themed instagram. It’s pretty satisfying scrolling down an insta page that completely has it’s sh*t together. Everything matches, everything goes, everything is where it’s meant to be. But know that this is seriously hard. Especially when you love a picture but it doesn’t quite fit in with your theme, it’s an emotional departure.

I’m currently in the process of building one up with an autumnal sorta vibe but, do you know how hard that is when it’s sunny and you live by the sea!?


8. Eating Carbs and Becoming Arnie


Sometimes we all like to use the excuse of ‘bulking‘ when eating our body weight in carbs. (I don’t, I just eat). You hate yet love doing it. It doesn’t feel all that right putting that much carbs into your body after logging onto your blog reader and seeing green smoothies, juice detox and vegan diets. While you’re sat there with a bagel, bowl of mash and brown pasta. But you carry on regardless right?


These are just a few wishes that I’ve had myself or seen from other bloggers. I have absolutely no idea if anyone else has those random blips of jealousy and wanting to be someone so bad and then quickly going back to your normal self, but, I’ve posted it anyways. RISKY.

Kind of in the hope that other people will admit that they’ve had the thoughts! Let me know in the comments, it would make me feel better for starters…

Love Life, Lexi!

50 thoughts on “Secret Wishes Of A Health & Lifestyle Blogger

  1. Loving your header!! Perfect for the theme of your blog too, super envious! And having those first 6 pictures in a theme on Instagram gives me life, I can’t think of anything more satisfying x

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    • Yay! So glad you like it, it’s amazing that someone has hand drawn it all just for me and my little blog. and YAS to themed instagrams, it makes me feel so much more at ease following someone who has their life truly together lol! Thanks for commenting xx

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  2. Well, I have wanted to be some of the lifestyle bloggers I follow, but not really the specific bloggers you’ve mentioned haha (Sorry!!!!).
    I just haven’t been that interested in being a health lifestyle blogger, I guess. HOWEVER, I’ve definitely wanted to be content with life like #7, except I’m not quite like #7 because I don’t have an Instagram (haha…I know…what am I doing not using Instagram?!?)
    And I’m really new to the blogging world, which is why I don’t have bloggers I’m jealous of….
    BUT I have been semi jealous of YouTubers like Weylie and Wengie and LaurDIY, so hopefully this makes you feel better for starters 🙂
    Have a nice rest of your day~ And I hope that you also will love life today (which you most likely will haha) xD


    • Welcome to the world of blogging in that case! I’m sure once you get used to things and have a look around, you’ll easily find people that you’re a little bit envious of, but in a nice way! YouTubers have the best life don’t they! Thanks for commenting MimiTa and hope you enjoy some more of my posts!! Welcome to my blog also xx

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    • Thanks Fed 🙂 I can always count on you for giving me some feedback on my posts – woo! That’s fair enough, I think we’ve all been there and deleted it. It’s an acquired taste if you like and takes a lot of confidence! Thanks for stopping by xxx

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  3. Love your post… and THANKS so much for the mention 🙂
    I’m truly very happy seeing how you and your readers are loving your new header/logo 🙂 I had great fun creating it, mostly because you knew exactly what you wanted – keep up the great work! xxx

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    • No problem, you deserve it! Everyone has loved it so far and I can’t wait for more to see it and discover your talent! The fact you enjoyed making it too adds to it so thank you once again Yaansoon! xxx

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  4. Love your posts and thoughts! What I would like to know is what happens behind the scenes of the blogs and the photos. Do they really live life like that all the time or is it for show?

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    • Yay! So glad you enjoy my posts! I know I often think that… especially when they have a plate with no carbs…are they just resting at the side waiting to go on after the instagram!? xx

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  5. Your new header is GORGEOUS!!!

    Sigh. I struggle even with child’s pose, so……(sadface).

    And themed Instagrams, OHMYGOD the SELF-CONTROL. I can’t. Don’t ask me to. It’s too hard.

    Enjoyed your post! You have a lovely sense of humor.


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    • I love it, it really suits this blog don’t you think? So happy that my followers like it as much as I do. Yaansoon is very talented! Yes themed instagrams make me happy and that’s probably borderline really sad but, honesty is the whole point in this blog! Thanks so much for your lovely words, hope you feel the same about more to come!! xxx

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  6. I can totally relate!! I am just now starting to health/lifestyle blog and I catch myself thinking that some people must just be robots… Haha. Gorgeous header and great blog! 😊👌🏼👍🏼

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    • Woo thanks Kelsie! I’m glad you’re starting to think the same kind of thoughts as me…it’s comforting to know I’m not alone and I guess it must be for you too so, yay! Thanks for the compliments and yes, Yaansoon has done my blog justice!! Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for commenting as always babe! xx

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  7. I can definitely relate to all of the above! So funny!! Your blog looks amazing, definitely excited to look into it more and follow what’s to come, take care xx

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    • Hey! Welcome to my blog Jessica – glad you found your way here. Love how you can relate to these things, I was in danger of looking like a total sado if everyone was like “the hell you on about”. Wonder when we’ll get back to our studies………Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy some more of my blog posts to come xxx

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    • Haha my next time in eating all the carbs is in a couple hours ngl. If anyone stares at me different I’ll tell them the same, in it together haha! So happy you liked it yay 🙂 Xx

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  8. Love the new header! And great post, I hadn’t realised how much of it is something I’d subconsciously wished for in the last week never mind the last few months. Can’t wait for the next post!

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    • Glad you like the new header! I still can’t stop staring at it, so pretty *heart eyes*. I’m glad we share some common ground in wishing/dreaming for stuff to happen, maybe if we put our minds to it rather than subconsciously wishing, we may get somewhere… or just write a blog post on it lol. Thanks for commenting and sharing some love on my blog 🙂 xx

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  9. I love this! I definitely relate to this! I have this dream of getting paid to be a blogger, but I know that’d be super hard to get to, especially since I am interested in so many different things, so my public Instagram is allllll over the place lol.

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    • I think we share the same dream. How easy would life be!? I’m so far away from where I need to be at the moment, but who knows for the future right? That goes for you too, it can be hard but not impossible 🙂 Thanks for commenting and glad you enjoyed!! I’m thinking about starting a youtube channel to maybe further my chances, if you have an opinion on it let me know in my poll at the sidebar. If not, no worries, we can just dream together for the time being!Xx

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    • Hey! I’m so happy you found your way to my blog! I recently had it done up a week or so by an illustrator so thank you for the compliment, I’m sure she’ll read this soon. Thanks for stopping by babe! xx


    • Hey tracy! Welcome to my blog hun. You’re so sweet thanks for commenting and for all your kind words. I hope you enjoy some more of my posts! You will get there with the followers xxx

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      • I have been so busy lately I haven’t had time to read many of yours lately but I’m going to have a good catch up on Monday; I love your writing style.

        Any tips you could offer me on promoting my blog would be much appreciated 🙂 xxx


    • Yay! So glad you could relate to this post haha. I’m so relieved I’m not alone in admiring those who do these things. But I’m not too bothered to start joining them lol! Hope you get to enjoy some more of my posts xox


    • Aw thanks Hannah! So glad you found your way back to me. The header is amazing isn’t it – all down to the illustrator Yansoon! Thanks so much!! xx


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