Category Fitness

My life with sport

I was recently approached by Sport Wales as they were looking for bloggers to contribute to their women and girls in sport campaign, Our Squad Cymru, to speak out about the importance of having women involved in sport. They explained that participation for women still continues to lack behind the statistics we see from our […]

A change in my running mindset

I have been falling in and out of love of my running habit this year like an absolute yo-yo. And for some time, I honestly could not figure out why. I tried downloading new apps, running in new locations and even starting more motivating running playlists. For a time, this helped drive my motivation but […]

Keeping up my fitness motivation

In January, I wrote about ‘the harsh realities of getting fit again’ when I first introduced exercise back into my daily routine. Since then, I’ve been working really hard to make sure that every week I’m either running, doing HIIT or going for a walk. But after a few month of exercise, it’s safe to […]

Reflexology at Lovely Soles

My first Reflexology session

If you’re wondering what Reflexology is, don’t worry, I wasn’t too sure what it was before my visit – I actually confused it with acupuncture. So let me explain. Reflexology is a complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the […]

Why I’m using soy protein

As a general rule, I love exercising and I’ve tried really hard to get it back into my routine in 2017. Post exercise, I’m an advocate of using protein powders in shakes to help refuel my body and to help my muscles repair. Usually, I would use whey protein but as they contains lactose and […]

Headspace

Look after your mind with Headspace

You’ll find that when you open most magazines or articles that are talking about health or ‘looking after yourself’, they are usually talking about your physical wellbeing. So training your body, keeping yourself in shape whether that is for vanity reasons or for health reasons. But despite significant progress being made, there are still not […]

Diet plans: making money from our insecurities?

The weight loss industry is one that has continued to benefit since it was first established over 40 years ago. We’ve seen so many trends emerge over the last few years including the 5:2 diet, Herbalife, detox teas, the Body Coach and so many more, all with hundreds of thousands of followers. The global value […]

The harsh reality of getting fit again

At the start of the New Year in 2016, we all said that this would be the year that we would get into shape and finally get back to the body that we actually wanted. I didn’t reach this point until February when I saw a picture of me that completely horrified me and had […]

Pen Pych Rhondda

Walking in Wales

Going for a walk is literally one of my favourite things to do in the world. And it’s often overlooked as a way to get some exercise in or in an attempt to get fit. But actually, walking is really good for your body and is pretty good for your mental health too. Regular walks […]

How many miles should I be running to lose fat?

I’m a big fan of running and it’s usually my go to exercise. This isn’t because I’m good at it, I’m not particularly. It’s just because I find it to be a great way to relax, unwind and it does help me to keep my weight under control. But I’ve read so many articles that […]