An introduction to mindfulness

an introduction to mindfulness

For a long time I’d kept seeing the phrase mindfulness pop up on my social media feeds. Lots of people were talking about it, practicing it and benefiting from it, but I had dismissed the concept as just another health fad and paid little attention. That was until earlier this year when I was looking […]

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Health and fitness goals update

health and fitness goals

Halloween is over, cosy jumpers have been dug out from the back of my wardrobe and it is now socially acceptable to insta a festive themed coffee. This means that Christmas is on its way and there is less than 2 months until the end of 2018! But it doesn’t mean it’s too late to […]

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Improving wellbeing around the home

The last few weeks I’ve really started to notice the season beginning to change. While out for runs I’ve noticed that many trees are starting to change colours, the temperature becoming cooler and the sun setting earlier. It is clear that autumn is on its way. Although I love the warm summer months, autumn is […]

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My summer reading list

I love reading, especially when books are about one of my main passions – fitness and wellbeing. My kindle and bookshelves are packed full of books on this subject from Zanna Van Dijk’s Strong to Fearne Cotton’s Happy. This summer I’ve got a number of books lined up that I’m really looking forward to reading. […]

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Why I took a complete break from fitness

why I took a complete break from fitness

This month I took a two week complete break from all exercise. This was the first time in years that I’ve taken such a long break from working out – and I didn’t feel guilty or worry about how it would impact my fitness at all . In fact, this was a break that I […]

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When a cheat meal day happens everyday

When a cheat meal day happens everyday

When it comes to healthy eating I’ve always prefer to stick to the 80/20 rule – 80 percent of food that is healthy, nutritious and which will help to increase my energy levels and achieve my fitness goals; and 20 percent of foods that just taste good and feel like a treat. This type of […]

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What I’ve learnt about needing to rest

what I've learnt about needing to rest

Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed lots runners on Instagram saying that they have been ill, injured or feeling exhausted. And I was also one of them. Last week I was feeling so tired that I ended up skipping all my runs and did no cardio at Crossfit – the only exercise I did […]

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