Friday, 27 February 2015

DW Fitness - 40 Days of Fitness Challenge: Days 11-15.

So we're another 5 days in to the 40 Days of Fitness Challenge...woohoo! How are you all getting on? I'm really enjoying these little challenges and I'm finding myself really motivated to fit them into my day. So first of all, let me recap on the last 5 days (days 6-10)
DW Fitness - 40 Days of Fitness Challenge - My General Life

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Realash *GIVEAWAY!!!* - CLOSED.

If you have beady eyes then you may have noticed that in my recent Realash post I said that there would be a nice little giveaway coming up....well folks, today is that day!! The lovely people at Realash have very kindly agreed to offer two lucky sausages the chance to win their very own Realash eyelash growth serum. I'm so very pleased that I get to offer something back to you lovely folks who read my incessant witterings! 


My General Life - Realash Giveaway

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Easiest Curry Sauce Recipe. Ever.

I'm not going to lie, I've never been the biggest fan of curries. I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to spice and being quite fickle and only liking what I like I've never really given them much time. However, we recently made one in a cooking group at work and since then my curry fire has proverbially been reignited!! I know jarred curry sauces aren't the healthiest and have all sorts added so I've been doing a little experimenting making my own, super simple curry sauce.
DW Sports 40 Days of Fitness - Substitute Milk Curry - My General Life

Sunday, 22 February 2015

DW Fitness - 40 Days of Fitness Challenge: Days 6-10.

It's Sunday and this week that can only mean one thing! I'm back with my 40 Days of Fitness Challenge update for days 1-5 and sharing days 6-10 for us to get cracking on with! 
DW 40 Days of Fitness Challenge #FitnessRevolution

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Symprove 12 Week Programme*.

If you experience IBS then I'm sure you'll agree that it is entirely unpleasant. Having being diagnosed with IBS last year (although experiencing symptoms for probably at least 10 years), I've tried several dietary and lifestyle changes in order to help reduce symptoms, which have definitely had a positive impact, however, I'm always on the look out for other solutions and treatments that would help improve my symptoms.



Thursday, 19 February 2015

Realash - The After.

 You may (or may not) have seen a couple of previous posts discussing my Realash journey. If you haven't then I'll give you a quick update. Basically I've been trying out the Realash eyelash growth serum for the last 12 weeks and tracking the progress over a couple of posts, which you can find here and here. Today is the big day, the final day! Today I'm revealing the fruits of Realash's labour!

Realash After - No Mascara
Wait until you see the progress photos!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

DW Fitness Clubs - 40 Days of Fitness Challenge!

So this week I discovered that DW Fitness Clubs are running a '40 Days of Fitness Challenge' over the Lent period which is the 18th Feb - 5th April. I'm sure if you're any good at maths (I'm not), then you'll quickly realise that this is a little more than 40 days (46 to be precise), however, the programme does allow for rest days and if you've ever given anything up for lent, I'm sure you're aware that it's hardly ever 40 days exactly!!

DW Fitness Clubs 40 Days of Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Training Diaries: Getting Stronger.

It's been a couple of weeks since my last training diaries update so I decided it was high time to share how I've been getting on.
The Training Diaries - My General Life, Deadlift
Slightly wonky photo as it's a screen grab but 72.5kg deadlift for reps, wahey!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

My Thoughts: F&F Animal Print Leggings.

I recently picked up these snazzy leggings from F&F at Tesco on an absolute whim. It was late in the evening so I couldn't try them on but I loved the pattern of the fabric so much that I decided to take a chance. These leggings were super affordable, a mere £10, so in all honesty I was expecting the quality to be questionable and that I would most likely have to return them. But oh my how wrong was I?!

Tesco F&F Animal Print Leggings - My General Life

Friday, 13 February 2015

Banana and Blueberry Muffins.

I'm far from an accomplished baker, but the other night I just fancied something sweet, tasty and relatively healthy. So I decided to throw together these banana and blueberry muffins and hope for the best.  I'm not going to lie, they turned out significantly better than anticipated, so I thought I'd share the recipe with you guys, just in case you fancied making them too!
Banana and Blueberry Muffins - reduce sugar, wheat, dairy and gluten free
they're reduced sugar too!!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Staying on Track - What Works for Me.

We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it can be very easy for it to fall by the wayside amongst our busy and hectic lives. I'm not going to lie, there have been times where I have used every excuse under the Sun to get out of getting my workout in. But of late, I've become far more consistent, yes there are still times where I can't be bothered, but that no longer stops me like it used to. So what's changed I hear you cry?! Well that's what I'm going to share with you today!
Staying on Track - Training

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Healthy, Happy Life Thoughts.

I don't know about you, but I'm on a quest to live as healthy and happy life as possible. I'm no expert, I don't think anyone is, but I thought I would share some little thoughts that I feel have had a positive impact on my overall health and well-being, in the hope that it might help or inspire others to make positive changes too.



Friday, 6 February 2015

My Thoughts: The FRANK* Food Co.

If you've seen my Snack Attack post you may have noticed that I LOVE snack bars. They're just so convenient to throw in my bag to nibble on when I get a bit peckish (which is quite often!). When I saw that Frank were having a January sale, reducing their boxes of 20 bars to just £13, I knew I couldn't say no!


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Fit Kit Wishlist : February 2015 'The Colour Edition'.

Since kick starting my training programme back up at the beginning of January, I've really developed a bit of an obsession with gym clothes and have spent far too many hours perusing the web for goodies. I thought I'd share a few of the bits I've been lusting after - I think the theme of this collection is 'bright and colourful'. Maybe it's because I'm dreaming of the warmer months but I'm seriously drawn to anything colourful at the moment and why not, gym wear should be fun if you ask me!

H&M Sports Bra | Lorna Jane Sports Bra | Inov8 Fastlift 370 | Ariel 'Leg Day' Tank | Pretty Athletic Cleanser & Moisturiser | Lorna Jane Head Band | Nike Pro Fade Capris

Ugh, I just want them all, let's pray for a lottery win hey!

What items of fit kit have you been lusting after recently? I'd love you to share them either in the comments below, or why no tweet me @mygenerallife?!


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Monday, 2 February 2015

The Training Diaries: Plodding Along.

I just thought I'd write a quick training diaries update seeing as it's been a couple of weeks since I last posted one. As you probably guessed by the title, things are just plodding along nicely. I've been getting in my 3 strength workouts and the weights are slowly, slowly creeping up which is great!
My General Life: Training Diary