Gym Motivation – Getting back to the gym after a holiday

Usually when I get back from a holiday I can’t wait to get straight back to the gym, this is probably because I have over indulged on holiday and been disgustingly sedentary during my time away and feel the need to burn off all the extra weight I’ve gained from excess everything! But not so on this holiday, armed with my pedometer, we calculated that we’d walked nearly 150km in just 6 days. This was a real surprise to us as you don’t seem to notice the distance when every km is steeped in Italian culture and there is something magnificent to […]

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Don’t exercise? Here are the top 10 reasons why people say they don’t work out… sound familiar!

I am a self confessed gym bunny, I love going to the gym and everything about it, from getting up in the morning and having a good breakfast, the walk to the gym, the class itself and the amazing high I leave on, having had a great workout. It helps massively that there is a range of classes that I thoroughly enjoy attending, they’re fun, tough and have given me great results, so that in itself is reason enough to get me out that door and exercising. I am of course without the problem of child care or long commutes […]

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Banishing Period Pain – Monthly Update

I blogged last month the delightful benefits that a clean vegan diet has had on getting rid of my PMS and period pains and I just wanted to update you all that it was not a fluke or one off, this month was exactly the same.  No cramps, no bloating, no swelling (you know what I mean…), no back ache, niente! I have to be honest, I was waiting.  After the care free cycle of last month, I had hoped I hadn’t jumped the gun a bit in telling everyone that I had managed to eradicate all my period agony […]

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Coffee, is it good or bad for your health?

I woke up this morning and put the news on while I was having breakfast and one of the first items was a round up of today’s newspapers.  One article caught my attention, the title was Caffeine fix it: How a regular cup of coffee could help you live longer and it states that research shows that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, injuries, accidents, diabetes and infections with a nice little bi-line, from a doctor who just so happens to be an executive director of the British Coffee Association, which said ‘This important research adds to the […]

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Spicy Vegan Pizza made with wholewheat pizza dough

Friday night always seems to be one of those nights when you feel like treating yourself with a great weekend classic – a Pizza.  This was one of those Friday nights! I have my UBound Class at 6pm on a Friday so I made my pizza dough before I went so that it had the time to rise, and was ready for me to start with when I got back. This recipe is seriously easy, it might look time consuming with the dough making, but that itself takes 15 minutes of your time and then you can be off doing […]

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