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13 February 2018

Lean for Lent 40 Day Challenge | Coming to the End of My Bulk

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What day is it today? Pancake day! But it is also a very exciting day for another reason - it's lent tomorrow, which marks the end of my very first bulk & the start of me slowly cutting. And I want you to join me with my Lean for Lent Challenge - 40 days to a healthier, fitter you.

1 February 2018

Been Sick? | Getting Back on Track After Time Away

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Who's been ill over the winter months? Not just me then! Sometimes it comes from nowhere & knocks you for six. Well a week ago I suddenly came down with something - headache, fever, exhaustion, chesty cough & a cold all within a day. Who knows what it was - but it knocked me for six! Obviously I didn't feel like the gym, for a whole 7 days! The only food I could stomach was complete junk. And my enthusiasm for Meal Prep.... well let's just say there was none, I haven't even checked how much protein I'm eating this week, let alone any other macros - not like me.

25 January 2018

All or Nothing | Restrictive Eating & the Importance of a Treat!

Restrictive Eating & the Importance of a Treat! - homecooked recipe meal prep
How many diets have you sampled in the past? There are so many out there claiming to do wonders, but are they actually healthy for you?!? Low carbs, fasting, low fat, no sugar... all these types of diets have 1 thing in common, they're restricting you. And a healthy, balanced diet is not about restriction, but about moderation, of all food groups; our bodies need them all. Instead they act as a short term solution to loose weight, rather than teaching us good habits to take forward into the future.

11 January 2018

The Trick to Finally Getting Fit | Make it Work for You!!!

The Trick to Finally Getting Fit - Make it Work for You!!! Meal prep, meal plan, packed lunch, what i eat in a day
How many times have you given up on a fitness regime? Me? Definitely a few. Detoxes - done a couple of times, hated it, never again. Cardio only - did for several months, hated it, found it very hard to pluck up the enthusiasm for the workouts. Diets - got overly strict with them, hated it & reverted back to normal.

4 January 2018

Looking Forward | Creating New Goals & Coping With Stress in 2018

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What a year 2017 was!!! Personally, I think it has been the year I have grown the most & progressed - new jobs, new passions & growing up ever more! However, it didn't come easy. You might have noticed a lack of me in the last couple of weeks & that's because the last fortnight of 2017 has been rather tough for me. I've had family in & out of hospital, needing more care & attention from the ones around them, my cat went missing & I've been pretty ill - which I think was down to stress. So something, my blog, had to give a little!

14 December 2017

5 Ways to Help Someone this Christmas | For as Little as £1!

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Christmas is the time for love & joy, to be celebrated amongst family & friends. But for some, Christmas is just another day; another day of loneliness, another day of surviving. So this Christmas, I ask you to look past the commercialisation that Christmas has become & embrace the side of caring for one another. Whether it is a little gesture, close to home or a huge one, just help somebody in need this holiday! Share the love!

7 December 2017

Victoria's Secret Angles | The Women & Fitness Behind the Wings

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There's a lot of mixed feelings when it comes to models & health, due to the out dated idea of starving yourself to be skinny! This has led to generations of self conscious women (and men) all blindly fighting for that perfect body. Sometimes at any cost. But I feel that recently, things have changed. And the rise of fitness has played a big part of that! Fitness influencers are now becoming the new role models, encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle & reap the rewards both inside & out. It's a great change!