One pot meals are such a favourite right now. It’s an extra bonus if dinner is ready within 30 minutes! A quick, easy recipe should never be flavour compromised. Find comfort in this lentil stew. Get the recipe!
Since I started my fitness journey over 2 years ago, I was determined to do a half marathon during that first year. However an upper body injury threw my chances away. I swapped running and weights for yoga and Pilates. Fast forward 2 years.. What’s happened since then?!
I thought I was going to be back to my online world by now, but unfortunately that hasn’t happened. My iPhone is still unusable and it’s driving me crazy now. I’m unable to keep up to date via social media and I’m just about managing with my emails and current affairs. Being more offline has made me realise how enticed we are by technology but also how much we rely on it to go about our daily business. Read more
This week’s playlist is a little different. My iPhone decided it could no handle all of the food, fitness and music that I encounter in my life. I’m now depending on my thing of a past… My Apple iPod Classic. It’s a time hop back before music streaming was a norm and to a period where physical CD’s and online purchasing through the iTunes Store was the way to upload records to your Apple device.
This incident provides the best of both worlds. Yes I don’t have all of the new music that’s been released or of the genres where I only like one or two songs from one particular artist, but I’ve been rekindled with my actual music taste. The riffs, the melodic pop punk beats and the absolute cheesy tunes you’ll classify as guilty pleasures. It’s time to go back in time!
It’s a new week, time to jazz up my playlist. I’ve rekindled with some riffs but also tunes that just make you dance and dig deep when working out. Again, it’s such as varied mix but where’s the fun otherwise? Find my jams here!
Breakfast! It’s deemed to be the most important meal of the day as it breaks the overnight fasting period. The body’s supply of glucose is replenished and the meal supplies us with some essential nutrients to help keep out energy levels sufficient to get us through the day. Find the delicious recipe here!
Music is such a massive part of my life, not just keeping me in check with my workouts. Throughout my teenage years I’d be going to gigs up and down the country and across Europe, with friends or with people who some I now class as my closest friends. Crazy right? What’s spinning?
Vitamin D is essential to help us maintain healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Believe it or not vitamin D mostly comes from the sunshine, not food, hence why vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin.” Our skin is where we make this vitamin so skin exposure to sunlight is important. Vitamin D deficiency is very common, especially during the winter months however there are increasing numbers of people who don’t get enough vitamin throughout the year. So how should we keep our levels sufficient?
Diet. We’re constantly being told what we should eat or avoid to maintain good health. There are fads, of which some stay and some go. Whether it be a certain food or special diet, we’re always seeking something new to hype over.
Of course there’s ethical, religious or genuine health reasons behind some special diets, but then there’s those who chose something as a “quick fix” to achieve a weightloss goal or to fit in with “the trend”. But are these choices sustainable? If not why?
It’s a new year, time for a new me blah blah blah. Actually, it’s time to round yourself more to become a better you. Now is the perfect time to set yourself new goals, especially as it’s a new season within many disciplines. I firmly believe that by setting goals, you are working towards something that’s greater. Why?