My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

Brussels Sprouts: The powerhouse of vegetables

Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are a powerhouse of nutritional value and health benefits. Getting these into your diet over the Christmas period will be an easy way to help yourself and the health conscious family members stay on track without worry. Close enough to 100 studies have been published regarding Brussels sprouts and nearly half of them are studies on health benefits. … Continue reading Brussels Sprouts: The powerhouse of vegetables

Girl. Power.

Nothing is more empowering than having self-confidence.  Being proud of the strong, powerful woman you see in the mirror every morning is something many find difficult to achieve. Society puts a lot of pressure on women to look and act a certain way.  Films, TV and magazines are filled with “flawless” women.  These so-called ideals can be so unrealistic that it is easy for girls … Continue reading Girl. Power.

Macronutrients – What are they?

We’ve all heard the quotes. “You can’t out train a bad diet”, “abs are built in the kitchen”, “you are what you eat”. It’s all true, you can train as hard as you want in the gym but if you do not have a solid nutrition plan to go along with all the hard work you can say goodbye to achieving your fitness goals.   … Continue reading Macronutrients – What are they?

Trouble sticking to your New Years Resolutions? Don’t worry, we’ve got you.

  Pick your battles – Bad habits are developed over the course of your life.  The key to sticking to your resolutions is to try not to change all your bad behaviours at once, this can be overwhelming.  Work towards one thing at a time.  Remember, positive changes don’t need to wait until January.  Once you feel you’ve made progress, move on to the next. Bite-size … Continue reading Trouble sticking to your New Years Resolutions? Don’t worry, we’ve got you.

What Makes You Tick?

Ever heard someone say “I just don’t have the motivation”? This is something I hear all the time, so now I’m asking; what motivates you? Who inspires you? Who makes you want to be a better version of yourself? The answer to that question should be… Yourself! Unfortunately, all too often, that isn’t the case. People tend to rely far too much on “motivation” to … Continue reading What Makes You Tick?