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…

My top Christmas gifts for fit foodies

My favourite part of Christmas is always the build up in the weeks before, the excitement in the air, the shopping along to festive songs, not to mention all the delicious food on offer. I’m usually so laid back, every year I leave everything until last minute and then panic….but this year I was determined…

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 sells out and…

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…

Sweet potato, carrot and red lentil soup

Although I’m always a little sad to see the back of Summer, when the leaves begin to change colour and start falling to the ground I can’t see what’s not to like about Autumn. The evenings get darker which means more cosy nights in cuddling up on the sofa with a good book. T.V programmes…

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…

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

  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…

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 

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…

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…

How to stay motivated

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 to stop snacking

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…

BBG 12 Week challenge

Kayla Itsines has started a new 12 week challenge on the 15th of January this year and I’m so excited to start all over again! I’ve been doing my own mix of home workouts using weights since September and although I’m happy with my progress I am looking forward to getting that motivation back from…

Why we shouldn’t feel guilty about rest days

Do you feel guilty about having rest days? Or maybe you’re worried that you’ll lose all your hard earned progress if you take a day off? I hear you, I’ve been there, but I’ve found out the hard way that it’s true what everyone tells us – our bodies really do need to rest sometimes….