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]

Thoughts I have whilst running

Running has become a bit of an obsession of mine lately. I’ve started training for a half marathon and I have to say that I’m really enjoying the training plan. Not only is it teaching me so much about my capabilities and how far I can push myself, I’m also learning about so many aspects of running that I didn’t even think about when I first started. From pace, to threshold runs, hill work and strength training, I have to say running is my new obsession! Whilst I run, I tend to think some pretty random things. As I imagine… [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]

Drag Yourself Out of a Plateau By Avoiding These Pitfalls!

When you’re putting your all into your health and fitness, it can be disheartening when you stall or ‘plateau’ and are unable to reach the next level. You might be going to the gym every day and working hard, and feeling like you’re doing everything right. However, there are a few common mistakes you might be making that are holding you back. Make sure you avoid these pitfalls! Image link Pitfall 1- Not Eating Right Eating right is the single best thing you can do to boost your workouts. If your goal is weight loss then exercise alone is unlikely… [Read More]

SlimFast Update Month 2

In my last update I shared with you the news that in just four weeks of following the SlimFast 3.2.1 plan, I managed to lose 7 ½ lbs. As it’s been a while since I last wrote an update I thought it was about time to let you know how things have been going. So, as you can see I have now lost a grand total of 18 lbs! That’s one stone 4 lbs! I did gain 3lbs when I was on holiday in Disneyland Paris, but I knew I’d gain a little as I did allow myself to go… [Read More]

Have you lost weight? A compliment or a hurtful comment?

Have you lost weight? Wow, you’ve lost so much weight! You’re doing so well on your diet! Have you seen the twins mum? She’s lost loads of weight! I’m sure one biscuit won’t hurt! (Said in a sarcastic tone) These are just some of the things that people have said to me over the last few weeks, and I’m feeling a tad conflicted by it all. On one hand I wanted people to notice that I’d lost weight. I guess in a way I wanted to hear people telling me how well I’ve done and how much weight I’ve lost,… [Read More]

It’s Time to Consider a Career in Fitness

Are you tired of the stress and monotony of your current job? Do you yearn for something more fulfilling? Do you feel like you should be doing more to improve both your body and your mind? Image by Pixabay If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions then a career in fitness may well be a rewarding (in every sense of the word) career for you. If you attend a gym regularly you’ve probably seen fitness instructors, coaches and personal trainers working with your fellow customers and helping them on the way to achieving their goals. Maybe you’ve even… [Read More]

The day I ran in my sports bra!

Well, this is a pretty random post to be honest with you! It’s not every day that I write things like this, but after going on a run last week, I felt inspired to write about my experience! It was a warm, sunny day so I’d decided to go for a run. Rather foolishly I’ve entered the Cardiff Half Marathon in October so I thought I’d better make a start on my half marathon training plan! As usual I checked the weather before setting off and settled on a t-shirt and shorts because it was a very warm day. I… [Read More]