Why I started eating (some) meat again

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Why I started eating (some) meat again

I'm sometimes amazed that we feel we should justify why we eat what we eat to others. Whether it's explaining that the doughnut you're reaching for is okay because you worked out today (WTF, I'm never going to give a reason why I'm having a doughnut - I'm having one for no reason other than I just really want one!) or even why you're having a large coffee and not a small one. Since changing my eating habits, this has become quite apparent as a trait that we feel we should explain why we're eating something that others wouldn't expect us to.

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6 Top Tips for Gym Newbies

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6 Top Tips for Gym Newbies

Because I was a newbie once, and I don't think there is enough kindness and encouragement shown to the new influx of gym members in January, I thought I'd share my top tips for getting the most out of your new membership. 

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UFIT: protein drinks review

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UFIT: protein drinks review

When I discovered UFIT protein shakes earlier this year, I was seriously impressed by both their 22g protein shake and their PRO50 monster containing a whopping 50g of protein. So when the lovely folk at UFIT offered to send me their new banana and vanilla shakes to review, I was obviously going to be all over that!

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Insta-break

I had a bit of a wake-up call this week. The image platform that I've been using virtually since it launched and evolved into a curation tool for health & fitness has become a -slightly ironically - unhealthy obsession

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Protein Coffee REVIEW! 3 of the best

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Protein Coffee REVIEW! 3 of the best

Addicted to coffee AND protein? Did you know you can get both in at once - oh yes! I've taken 3 of the protein coffees I've come across in recent months, all by highly respected manufacturers of supplements and protein products and given you a little breakdown

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Find a happy place... you'll find me in the gym!

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Find a happy place... you'll find me in the gym!

I get asked quite a lot what keeps me motivated. First off, I do have 'off days'; days where I'm not feeling it, or get halfway through a session and can't be ar$ed to do the rest - I'm human... But by and large, I've got to admit, I just love training more often than not. Here's a bit of insight into why...

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Don't suffer fear... make a plan!

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Don't suffer fear... make a plan!

All of us feel fear to one extent or another; let's face it, if we didn't, we would walk out into roads with fast moving traffics or just casually step off cliffs. Some people do, but most of us have a sense of danger that alerts us that neither of these things are going to end well.
But when some fears get the better of you and stop you achieving your goals, that's when you've got to look at reclaiming control.

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The importance of non-training in training

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The importance of non-training in training

When you embark on training, it's not all about just jumping in the gym or hitting the pavements - sure, it's a great start, but it's important to think about the other things you might want to take care of in order to help you achieve your goals. I'm here to offer my top 5 must-do things that really help improve the quality of my training. 

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Activity Trackers: all they're tracked up to be?

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Activity Trackers: all they're tracked up to be?

I invited myself into a debate about activity trackers in my UK Fitness Bloggers Facebook group. Formerly a runner and now a lifter, my views have ebbed & flowed on the subject of monitoring and tracking your fitness efforts but I’ll cut to the chase… I’m all for them! Here’s why...

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Skinny = the swear word of women’s health

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Skinny = the swear word of women’s health

It seems that we could be approaching a state of becoming better educated about healthy, sustainable ways to lose weight than we’ve been for a long time. Yeah there will always be the crash diets, juice-only detoxes, zero-carb diets, but I think the word may be starting to spread that you don’t have to starve to lose weight

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