I’ve taken every kind of exercise class you can think of, and I owned every exercise video or DVD, from Jane Fonda, Cindy Crawford and Davina McCall, to Mel B, Tracy Anderson and Nell McAndrew. I was addicted.
I didn’t always have the ‘right body type’ (according to my ballet teacher when I was tiny), I wasn’t always great with choreography, but I did love staying fit.
I just hadn’t found the right fitness class for me. Until I found Pilates.
Today I’d like to share with you the story of how it all happened, how Pilates became such a big part of my life and how I became a Pilates teacher.
I first heard about Pilates from a friend who had been raving about how amazing these Pilates Reformer classes she’d been taking were, and how they had helped strengthen her spine and core using...
Yay! I’m finally here in Dubai.
I'm wide awake and the sun is shining-whoop!
It’s my partner’s birthday too, so we’ve got a fab day ahead of us. We’re in a super-exciting part of the world, we’ve got a boat trip planned and I’m sure we’ll get up to so much fun stuff. I can’t wait to enjoy more of this holiday!
On this holiday, the travel itself was more enjoyable than usual because I avoided that last minute stress by packing my bags and getting organised well in advance and I got myself prepared for the flight itself.
This meant I arrived in Dubai in a great mood, looking and feeling wonderful and with plenty of energy left for adventures.
Now, before I head outside to soak up some sun, I thought I’d share with you my tips for healthy plane travel so you too can make the most of your plane ride and keep looking and feeling great. These tips are exactly what I do each time I travel and I highly recommend them.
OMG! I’ve just looked at the calendar and realised that I have only 14 days left to get ready for my winter holiday! Where did the time go?
I thought I had at least a month to get myself organised, so now it’s panic stations over here! So much to do...
I love holidays, but I can be a bit of a last minute chick and I’ve been known to spend all night last-minute packing before an early flight, only to feel tired, grouchy and anxious the next day.
That’s why I’m determined to get organised before I go on holiday this winter to cut the stress, get present and feel relaxed, instead of impatient and anxious. Whether or not it will actually happen is another thing, but well..at least I tried, right? :)
To help me get in all together beforehand, I’ve put together a holiday prep list that will help me calmly prepare for my holiday and get really excited about my trip! Here it is for your reading pleasure.
I get it. You want to be the girl who glows with health, eats a normal diet and exercises because it keeps you slim and makes you feel great.
Like me, you probably LOVE food and you’re not willing to deprive yourself of the yummier things in life for the sake of your figure.
You don’t want to become the girl who sits glumly in the corner, nibbling on a lettuce leaf whilst everyone else is tucking into a delicious-looking spread of food that smells AMAZING. You don’t want to force yourself to quit the foods you love when you crave your mid-afternoon treat.
Besides, you live a stressful life so you deserve a treat, don’t you?
You tell yourself that as long as you head to your Pilates class several times a week, you don’t need to worry about your weight. You can polish off a burger or an entire tub of Haagen Dazs whilst watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones, completely guilt-free as long as you’re doing your workouts.
Did you know that the average UK adult sugar consumption is a staggering 58.8g each day? That’s almost 15 teaspoons each and every day!
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this statistic for the first time, and I’m pretty sure you can’t either.
However, given the health risks that eating too much sugar brings plus the fact that the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recommends that we should limit our daily sugar intake to 25g (5% of our daily calories) it looks like we need to make reducing our sugar intake a priority.
But aside from measuring each and every teaspoon of sugar to pass our lips, how do we know if we’re eating too much sugar?
Turns out there are ten signs you can look for to give you guidance on this, which I’ll explain to you here.
As you read, ask yourself whether each of these signs apply to you, and if so, make sure you sign up for my FREE ‘5 Day Eliminate the Sugar Challenge’...
Worried about overeating at Christmas? Looking for great tips and tricks that will help you make your Christmas dinner healthy?
Then you’re in the right place. Because today I’m here to show you how you can stick to your healthy diet at Christmas whilst still enjoying the festive season to the max.
You’ll feel energised, nourished and even excited (even about those cringe-worthy rounds of charades!) instead of feeling bloated, sluggish and sick. You won’t need to deprive yourself, you won’t ever feel left out, and you might even inspire friends and family to move towards a healthy lifestyle too.
Here’s how to eat well at Christmas.
Kick-start Christmas the right way by skipping those sugary, processed cereals and filling up on something that will keep your energy levels high and your appetite satisfied so you don’t find yourself overeating those less-than-healthy options.
For best results,...