How to stay consistent within fitness

It’s all well and good saying ‘consistency and balance is key’ but how to stay consistent? Here’s a few tips/ideas!… ▫️Schedule your workouts in – write them in your diary or on your calendar and treat them as if they are an appointment that you can’t miss! ▪️Join a class – joining a regular class…

Being Realistic

When setting goals, they have to be specific, achievable and realistic. At the start of the year I had a goal of running the Edinburgh marathon in a time of 3:45, which would qualify me for good for age entry for London 2020. At the time of setting this goal it was realistic as long…

First time skier?

Growing up I was quite lucky that I had lots of holidays however skiing was not one of them. My family never skied and my school wasn’t one to take kids on ski trips. I wasn’t so bothered, I always thought skiing wasn’t my thing and had no interest in trying it out. Until I…

Butternut Squash & Cashew Risotto

Risotto is a great throw together meal. Super easy to make and once you know how to make a basic risotto you can then add anything you like to it and play around with flavours. My usual go to risotto is either chicken and mushroom, prawn and chilli or this butternut and cashew. This recipe…

12 Easy Sustainable Swaps

It’s devastating seeing what us humans are doing to our beautiful planet, however it’s also quite incredible seeing the impact recent awareness is having on people’s views to climate change, specifically with single use plastic. People are making changes to how they are living day to day and whilst some might say it’s the government…

Roasted Chickpeas

Perfect as a snack, side dish or mixed in with a salad! Ingredients: 1/2 can chickpeas 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cajun spice Pinch salt (I use Himalayan pink salt) Method: Pre-heat oven to 200°C, gas mark 6 Drain the chickpeas then place between two sheets of kitchen roll…

Peanut butter flapjacks

One of my favourite healthy snacks to make. Perfect for sharing and enjoying with a cup of tea! Recipe makes approx. 12 flapjacks Ingredients: 200g oats 1 banana (mashed up) 1 tbsp coconut oil (plus a little extra for greasing) 4 tbsp peanut butter (100% nuts) 2 tbsp maple syrup (100% organic) 1 tbsp honey…

Balance & Consistency

I often see people with a ‘all or nothing’ approach to healthy living. Either they are full on 100% super ‘on it’, watching their diet carefully, not allowing themselves to consume anything seen as ‘bad’ like sugar, a takeaway or alcohol. ‘Getting back on it’ with exercise, suddenly training 5 times a week from doing…

Thinking of entering a race?

One thing I always say to someone who wants to start running… enter a race! Not only is it a great goal to work towards, the feeling of finishing a race can be like no other! With all the endorphins and adrenaline rushing around, the cheer of the spectators, pushing your body and believing in…

FOOD. A few things you need to know…

Let me tell you a few things you need to know about FOOD Food is fuel Food gives us energy Food affects how you feel physically and mentally Food affects the body from the inside out Food should not be seen as the devil Food should not be restricted Our brain needs food Our body…

Sweet Potato Fritters

Add something different to your breakfast! These sweet potato fritters are so easy to make with using just two ingredients and some spices. Play around with the flavour, maybe add another vegetable like sweetcorn or onion, it’s a simple recipe that you can adapt to however you like! Recipe makes 2 large fritters Ingredients: 100g…

4 Simple ways to move more

With the rise in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes here in the UK there’s a lot of information pouring out of the media about our diet and what we need to change. However it’s not just about our diet but also the fact were simply not moving our bodies as much as we should. In…