Body acceptance, boundaries and a little bit of self love

If you are on a journey to accepting your body – you may need to think about setting some boundaries with friends and family to protect yourself. Story time! Hope you are sitting comfortably… As a personal trainer, most people come to train with me because they want to lose weight. And that is totally…

Fitness fairy tales

Ok, so I’m not going to pretend that I have always had this wisdom. I used to be taken in by quick fixes and anecdotal fitness tips. I was that 5 year old that wanted to grow up and be a Disney princess, and later in life, I was taken in by the fitness fairy…

Sweet Potato Lentil Shepard’s Pie

The perfect winter warmer for everyone. Vegan-friendly but so delicious that even the die-hard carnivores will love it. Serves 4 with a side dish or 2 very hungry people! Ingredients Puy lentils – 1 tin, (can also used dried but they will need cooking first; approx 400g) Sweet potato – 1 large potato, washed and…

Time for a change of mindset…

So… Yesterday I posted some pictures on my social media of a lovely lunch break in a beautiful cafe. I had a salted caramel milkshake, a buddha bowl full of veggies and houmous, and a cupcake for dessert. Today I had a comment on my photo saying that I should “take it easy” otherwise I’ll…

Positivity

Just a few words on what positivity means to me. Positivity doesn’t mean being happy all the time. You don’t have to fake a smile. Positivity doesn’t mean you are hopelessly optimistic about everything. You can be positive and still be a realist. To me, being a positive person means seeing the good in everything….

Diet Culture and Holidays

Cellulite, stretch marks, buffets and six packs (or lack thereof) So I’ve just come back from a fabulous week off in Gran Canaria and I had a bit of a revelation this morning. This is THE FIRST TIME in my entire life that I didn’t diet and restrict calories massively before the holiday in an…

New Year. New You.

Why you shouldn’t just start another diet in January 2019 And what you could try instead Another year has passed where your New Year’s resolution to be healthier peaked in January and pretty much went down the toilet the rest of the year. Thinking about starting another new (or the same) diet again this January?…

5 Lessons from 2018

This year has been by far the biggest of my life so far. I finally have a job that I love. I feel like I have a purpose and I’m so excited for what 2019 will bring. I feel happier than I have ever been so here are the things that I learnt this year…

Exercise: Why?

Most of us feel like we “should” be doing some exercise. But why do we feel this way? Susan from work (or other gym enthusiast colleague) says there is a whole host of benefits, but they all seem so far-fetched and magical for the average, non-gym-goer. Well Susan does happen to be somewhat right. Exercise…