Stuck. That’s probably how I’d describe my fitness regime since the summer. Spin, swim, spin, spin, run. Probably skip that run and go for a spin instead. This isn’t a knock about spin class (because it’s my absolute favourite class to do ever) but…I’m definitely in an exercise rut. Plateau-ing my PT chum happily tells… Continue reading Barre Chick
A while ago I read this fascinating article by David Cohen from the Evening Standard (@cohenstandard) on living on the tight food budget that far too many people face now a days. For seven days he lived off a £20 food budget. Total. That’s seven breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners, snacks, drinks, anything. To summarise: it was… Continue reading Dinner money: Could you live on £20 a week?
The other week I won a competition by the lovely Anna at Heart and Bowl for a pack of Booja Booja chocolate truffles. Dairy free, gluten free, and soya free, they promise to be a guilt free treat option. I try not to eat too much dairy so I was so excited to try these. I LOVED… Continue reading Booja Booja chocolates
In April I decided to go refined sugar free. Thirty days of no chocolate, no alcohol, no sweets, no cake. I’ve done stints of no alcohol (usually Dry January after the Christmas indulgence) but never everything all at once. I wasn’t sure how I’d find it, as snacking on chocolate had become an almost daily… Continue reading What happened when I went Sugar Free for a month
They say the best way to exercise is to find something that doesn’t seem like exercise, but feels just like fun. Well, enter stage right: Rebounding. Rebounding is a low impact cardio workout, where you spend about 30 minutes jumping on a mini trampoline. It’s basically the most fun you can have at the gym.… Continue reading Rebounding – jumping and bouncing into summer
Healthy eating (whether that’s clean, paleo, IIFYM, whatever floats your boat…) really doesn’t have to be that difficult. Eating right (especially if you’re trying to lose a few extra pounds) isn’t just having plain salads and dry chicken. As I’ve taught myself the clean way of eating (mantra: “It’s a lifestyle, not a diet”) it’s just been a case… Continue reading Keeping it clean – 8 rules of healthy eating
It’s April at the end of the week and I cannot believe where the year is going. 2020 (a.k.a The far and distant future where we’ll all have hoverboards) seems not so far away, and that is terrifying. I’ve found since Christmas that I’ve just not quite been on the ‘no sugar’ lifestyle as I was… Continue reading Going Sugar Free
I’ve wanted to buy an activity tracker for a while. I love all that stuff: quantifying exactly what you’re eating (MyFitnessPal addict), doing, and achieving. There’s no doubt in my mind that the gamification of exercise and setting yourself clear targets and competitions gets you moving that little bit more, that little bit further and… Continue reading What wearable activity tracker should I buy?
I love a new cookery book. Even better when the cover is a bright happy blue. Jamie Oliver is one of my favourite chefs, I’m obsessed with 15 minute meals (easy and delicious, amiright?) so I’ve been so excited by his latest book Everyday Super Food. After it was released I had my knee operation… Continue reading Jamie’s Everyday Super Food: Green Tea Soaked Salmon
January. If you’re like me you indulged over Christmas. Hell, it’s Christmas after all. And for me, it was my thirtieth birthday so by gum I wasn’t going to worry about eating that extra bag of chocolates. But now it’s the new year, and time to get back on the straight and narrow. Maybe it’s… Continue reading Lean, Clean and Mean January