My April Fitness and Lifestyle Favourites

April is almost over, which is crazy as I swear it only feels like yesterday it was January. April has brought the usual showers but we also had some rare Spring sunshine here in the UK as we hunted for our Easter eggs (yum, chocolate and sunshine, two of my favourite things already) There are…

Everything You Need To Know About PWR At Home

The Sweat app has had a new update recently with the long awaited addition of PWR at home by the trainer Kelsey Wells. This comes after many of us pleading on social media for a home version of Kelsey’s PWR workout for those of us who can’t get to, or just don’t want to go…

How To Get Through The First 4 Weeks Of BBG

I’ve frequently noticed that one of the things people look for on my blog is how to get through the first few weeks of BBG, in fact they actually write those exact words in the search bar, so if that’s what you’ve also came here looking for you’re in luck because I’ve got you covered…

Sweat With Kayla 12 Week Challenge 2019

Here we go again! The Sweat with Kayla 12 week challenge is back for 2019. It starts tomorrow and I’ve decided to join in. Already I can feel the first tingle of motivation coming back. For me motivation is the enthusiasm I have about doing a workout, the desire to move my body and feel…

Challenge Yourself This January

It’s a brand new year and if like me you don’t like making New Years resolutions but have goals in mind then why not take part in a challenge for January instead. Whether you fancy trying yoga or want to get fitter, I’ve rounded up some ideas for you to challenge yourself this January for…

We Got Married!

Four weeks ago I married my best friend in the whole world. We’ve been together since we were young, we’ve been engaged for 18 years, and we have two daughters together so it was finally time to say I do! I didn’t expect to feel so emotional during the wedding, but I felt so happy…

8 Weeks To Feel Amazing!

It’s 8 weeks until my wedding, and although I’ve previously written a post about how I wasn’t putting myself under any pressure to look a certain way for my big day, it was a different story a few weeks back when I hit the 3 month mark. It suddenly dawned on me that I only…

My Review Of The Bikini Body Guide (BBG)

You may have heard of Kayla Itsines, with over 9 million followers on Instagram and the creator of the Bikini Body Guide she’s responsible for helping millions of women get into shape and gain confidence. I was swept up in the whole BBG world when it just started to explode 3 years ago and I…

BBG 12 week challenge results

Hi guys! After almost 5 weeks of going AWOL I’ve finally got round to writing this post to show you my BBG 12 week challenge results. So….I went through 12 weeks of doing endless burpees, hundreds of commandos and I sweated so much I started to wonder if there was any point in washing my…

The Pressure Of Getting Wedding Ready

So, I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on here yet, but I’m getting married later on this year. I’ve been engaged to Richard for eighteen years and we have two kids so it was about time we finally made it official! Somehow it’s gone from an intimate wedding for 20 guests to a huge family…

12 Workout Guides To Help You Get Fitter This Year

Bloated? Sluggish? Still eating those Christmas advent calendar chocolates because they were only 12 pence in the sale? …Okay just me then. It’s January, everyone’s on a health kick and looking for motivation, including me, but before you go on some crazy cereal-only diet or start with the skinny teas (tip: don’t even think about…

How To Stay Fit And Healthy In The Holidays

Christmas is a time for indulging and spending time with loved ones, but being invited to parties, work functions, celebrating with friends as well as a huge feast on the big day itself can leave me feeling bloated and sluggish to start the new year. Last year I used Christmas as an excuse to eat…

Why I Stopped Doing BBG

I’ve been doing the bikini body guide for around two and a half years now. I started with the eBook guides doing BBG for a few rounds then moved on to BBG 2 when I felt I was getting stronger and needed something different. I saw incredible results, honestly looking back I don’t think my…

Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Fitness Lovers

How on earth is it the middle of November already? This year seems to have whizzed by without me noticing! I’m usually one of those laid back people who does everything last minute, I always think there’s plenty of time to get things and there’s no need to panic – until everything begins to sell…

10 Ways To Stop Social Media Stressing You Out

Social media is great for so many things, catching up with friends, finding out about events and for gaining tips on so many things, but less face it – it can also be a drain on our time, it can be addictive and it’s also been said that it isn’t very good for our mental…

My updated workout routine

I was looking through my old posts and I came across my workout routine from 18 months ago and I couldn’t believe how much exercise I was doing! I didn’t want to leave that post on here as it was a high level of exercise and really not sustainable for long term so I’ve updated…

How to get fit for less at home

I’ve been into fitness for over 8 years now and in all that time I’ve never set foot into a gym and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been to a fitness class. I had a young family and finding time to get to the gym was tough and I…

My Top 10 Tips For BBG Beginners

I’ve been doing BBG for over two years, using the BBG guides and also the sweat with kayla app. I’ve learned a lot in those years and there are some things I wish I could go back and tell myself or do differently to make my life a lot easier and sometimes a little less…

My favourite quick healthy snacks

As somebody who is constantly hungry I usually make sure I have a supply of healthy snacks to stop me reaching for the sugary processed stuff. The worst times for snacking for me are when I come home from work and in the evening after dinner – that’s when I’m raiding the cupboards looking for…

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

I don’t need to tell you how much I love cookies (clue…it’s a lot) so a healthier version of cookie dough bites is the dream for me. I was in the mood for some baking this bank holiday weekend so I spent the morning experimenting in the kitchen. Usually when this happens I end up…

Everything you need to know about the Sweat with Kayla app

I’ve been doing the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) using the e-books for over 2 years now. I’ve completed the BBG guide around five times and BBG 2 around three times and at the end of that last round I felt like I needed a new challenge. BBG has given me great results so I knew…

How I tone up without dieting

For the past few months I’ve loosened my grip on the whole healthy eating thing. I went out for food with my family, some coffee-and-cake dates with my girlfriends and I went away for my birthday….basically I’ve been enjoying my life and living by the mantra ‘treat yo’self’ full force! I have no regrets about…

My Workout Essentials

Nothing makes me feel better than a great workout, whether it’s outdoors or in my corner of the bedroom that I call my gym. Exercise lifts my mood and gives me the energy and motivation I need to get on with the rest of my day. I can workout anywhere, but there are a few…

Raw Chocolate Bites Recipe

It’s not a secret that I love chocolate, I love it so much I eat it every single day. But you can have too much of a good thing so I wanted to find a healthier way to get my chocolate fix, something I could just grab when I’m too tired to do anything except…

BBG Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve been doing the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) by Kayla Itsines for around 18 months now and since then it’s grown in popularity, bringing more girls into the community and leading to BBG meet ups all over the world. It’s now an app called Sweat With Kayla (SWK) and there’s also a new 28 day healthy…

Simple Chia Pudding Recipe 

Usually I love a bowl of oats in the morning, whether it’s a warming bowl of porridge in the Winter or overnight oats in the Summer I start the day with a humongous bowl of carbs. I’m a carbs sort of girl – oats, bread, pasta, more bread – you get the picture, all my…

Do we really need protein supplements?

For the past year I’ve been eating protein bars nearly every day. They give me a boost before my workout and I feel like they help me recover quicker afterwards. I’m pretty new to protein shakes, I started drinking them around 6 months ago and for me that’s when I noticed my muscles were becoming…

Leg Shaping and booty building plan 

My legs have always been a bit of a problem area for me. Luckily they are easy to hide away under jeans and tights for most of the year – but even in Summer I wore leggings under my dresses and I would be horrified at the thought of wearing shorts. This year was going to…

What I eat in a week

I haven’t made a food diary in a long time: I don’t count calories, I usually eat the same meals every week and I’m not putting on weight so I haven’t felt the need to. I used to count macros but after months of inputting the same sorts of food I pretty much know what…

12 Ways To Stay Motivated To Exercise

It’s easy to be motivated when you’re just starting a new workout or just committed to something new, but after all that excitement fades and the reality of the hard work ahead kicks in, it can be hard to get the same sort of motivation that you started out with. I’ve been working out at…

My Tips On How To Stop Snacking On Junk Food

Some lucky people can eat whatever they want and as long as they exercise they won’t put on weight. I am definitely NOT one of the lucky ones! A few weeks ago I relaxed the hold I had on my diet and subconsciously I decided to eat whatever I wanted again. I was getting fed up…

The One When We Went To FriendsFest

I’ve been a huge fan of Friends ever since I was about twelve, my best friend started raving about it in school and even though I wasn’t allowed to stay up that late I just had to watch it – even if that meant sitting in my bedroom in semi darkness with my face pressed…

Lifeguard Trial

Just a quick post from me today! Earlier today I went with my husband for his Lifeguard Trial before he signs up for a Lifeguard course. The trial was in Pontypridd Lido which was originally built in 1927 but has recently been refurbished to it’s former glory after a regeneration project. It was a wet…

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Motivated To Exercise

I used to be one of those really annoying people who enjoyed exercise and never found it a chore. It was something I did to relax and I saw it as my time to make myself feel good. I used to get asked all the time how to stay motivated or get in the mood…

Hot Chocolate And Cold Cardio

It’s a month after the wedding and it’s still a few days until payday yet so our pockets are looking pretty empty right now! The kids are up their grans house, so instead of mooching around the house we decided to get our weatherproof coats on and go for ride in the car to Bryn…

Reasons To Be Happy

Hey hey hey, it’s Saturday! So…taking part in blogtober and writing everyday has made me realise how negative my thoughts are lately, the word failure is coming up a lot and you know what? I’m not a failure, I know that, so brain would you please kindly shut the fudge up. Okay? Thank you so…