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]

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]

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]

Be Sensible: Care For Your Senses

Not many of us enjoy the prospect of aging, but it happens to all of us, and short of freezing our bodies there is not a lot we can do about it. One of the most frustrating facts about getting older is the diminishing of our senses. Sitting at home and watching the latest blockbuster movie is great, but if you have been turning up the volume more often recently, you know your hearing may not be as good as it used to be. In this article, we will be considering our eyes and ears. Make sure you always visit… [Read More]

Down In The Dumps? Try These Remedies

Credit Millions of people will suffer from depression at some point during their lives. Knowing how to deal with the condition is often difficult. For that reason, I wanted to release a post that offers some tips and advice. In many instances, you need to visit your doctor and explain your illness. They will then prescribe medication that will stabilise your mood. However, there are lots of holistic methods you could try to get back on track. Today, I’m going to mention some of them in the hope of pointing you in the right direction. The advice on this page… [Read More]

How To Find Out If Your Diet Is Making You Ill

We are what we eat. It is an old saying but a very true one. If you have a niggling health problem that just won’t go away it may be down to what you are eating. Diets are not only about losing weight. They are about ensuring that your body gets essential nutrients in the right quantities at the right time and this varies throughout your life. Our bodies rely on what we put into them. If you are not giving your body what it needs, or are giving it something that it does not like, it will react and… [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]

Is Your Child Ill? Don’t Panic!

Image Source All parents know the terrifying moment when your child appears to have fallen ill. This can be surprisingly distressing, and sometimes it can even be difficult to figure out exactly what you need to do. In some cases, the worry even clouds the decision making, and sometimes this can lead to a poorer decision being made than you would normally go for. If you are in this situation at the moment, then you are probably wondering what you can do. The truth is, it is relatively straightforward. Let’s take a look at your ultimate steps. Relax No matter… [Read More]

Getting Rid of Fat in the Most Difficult Places

It’s tough to achieve the ideal body at any stage in life, much less when you’ve got kids in the house. Kids have a way of taking up all of your time and energy. This has a twofold effect on your weight loss goals. For one, you don’t have the time or energy to focus on your diet and workouts. For two, the stress of little sleep and hard, fast work during the day makes it a lot easier to pack on the pounds. By the time you’ve got a chance to reevaluate (when they’re in college?) you might have… [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]