A runners best friend

Running has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. I never thought I’d be one of those people that actually wakes up at 6am, sometimes earlier, to go for a run. This coming from the woman who loves a good lie in and struggles to get up in the morning! I do love my sleep! That’s another thing that’s actually improve since I started running. My sleep. I’m sleeping so much better nowadays! I’ve learnt so much since I started running. Both about myself, but also about what it takes to be a good runner. It doesn’t take… [Read More]

Want to start running? Here are my top tips!

I quite often hear women who run say that they don't feel like they're 'proper runners'. This is something that I used to say myself, along with, 'I don't look like a runner.' What exactly should a runner look like anyway? I mean someone who runs is a runner regardless of their physique, the clothes they wear or how they run. Whether you run twice a week or less and cover a short distance that consists of walking and running, or whether you run three or more times a week and cover a longer distance, either way, you're a runner…. [Read More]

Exercise For The Family: Balancing That Budget

It might seem impossible to some to be able to fit health and fitness into your life without having to invest constantly in it.  The figures would seem to suggest that, too, with the health and fitness industry getting between 40 and 50 billion of our hard-earned dollars each year! But you don’t have to buy into it to stay healthy. If you’re maintaining a strict family budget, you can ensure that a healthy life fits in it. Photo by dbreen Dispel the healthy eating myth There’s a myth around healthy eating. Not that it’s healthy, there’s definite evidence that… [Read More]

Exercising With Psoriasis: For Increased Comfort and Relief

Image source: Pexels When you suffer from psoriasis, you might find that some exercises are difficult or even painful to perform. It’s tough enough for those without the condition to find the time to exercise, so imagine the lengths you’d go to avoid it if it caused you pain or discomfort. Still, you need to move, and a healthy body means fewer flare-ups and irritation, so let’s get started. Here is a handful of excellent advice on how you can stay active, comfortable, and boost your immune system in one go. Why exercise? We all know the benefits of staying… [Read More]

Join the NSPCC and take on Messathon: the messtastic obstacle course! (Discount code included)

I love a good run and it’s something I try to encourage my children to do too. They’ve already watched me run a few races and we’ve even been on a few runs together around our local area. They even took part in a family fun 1k run a short while ago. I think it’s so important to encourage children to get active and that’s why I wanted to share with you the NSPCC’s Messathon! As per the title of this post, it’s a messtastic obstacle course! There are three dates set across Surrey, Bristol and Aldenham. Families with children… [Read More]

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Is More Important For Weight Loss?

You have two things that you want to prioritise. Achieving your weight loss goals. Living every other aspect of your life. In a perfect world, these wouldn’t rub up against one another. Sure, there are women who manage to combine their health and fitness concerns alongside living a functional adult life – and those women are Heroes, who deserve every medal the world can throw at them. For the rest of us, life doesn’t quite tend to balance in the same way. Losing Weight Takes Time Nothing good happens quickly. That’s not in the sense of “slow and steady weight… [Read More]

I survived boot camp!

This week I won a months free membership to a local boot camp. I’ve never been to a boot camp before now, but having had a personal trainer for a while and having witnessed circuits in the gym I had a pretty good idea about what to expect. I already do spin class twice a week, so I know that my cardio fitness is pretty good, but I’d really like to improve my overall strength, as well as my core strength. I’d also love to tone up and lose the ‘Mummy tummy’. I’m not sure I can still call it… [Read More]

5 Reasons Why I love Spin Class

Spin class face

I remember the first time I ever stepped foot into spin class. I was with one of my step-daughters and we’d both decided to brave spin class. We kind of knew what was entailed, but in hindsight we really didn’t! Our first class was pretty tough! Our legs ached, we were worn out and half way through the 45 minute class I thought I was going to pass out! However, we powered through and eventually we made it out alive! I went to a few more spin classes, but when my step-daughter started uni, I lost my motivation. Somehow going… [Read More]

Rise and Shine! It’s time to take on the Early Bird Challenge!

I am not a morning person. I never have been and I doubt I ever will be. My husband on the other hand is definitely a morning person. Once he’s awake, he’s awake! It doesn’t matter what time it is. Before our twins were born he would regularly wake at 6am and just sit watching TV or play one of his games.  I’d be quite happy staying in bed until 10am, sometimes 11am. When I was in my teens you’d be lucky to see me before midday.  Since having children you’d think all that would have changed and that I’d… [Read More]

Weight Loss Update Week 5

To read my last update, please click here.   This week has been quite tough. I’ve been full up with a cold and wheezy chest, which unfortunately has meant that I haven’t been able to use the cross trainer and exercise bike.    I never thought I would ever say this, but I actually missed exercising and I did attempt to exercise, but within minutes I was breathless and even more wheezy, so I have given it a miss this week.    That being said, although I couldn’t use the cross trainer and exercise bike, I have been using my weights… [Read More]