Thursday, 26 March 2015

5 Top Tips: Getting the Most Out of Your Gym Session.

Ever go to the gym and just feel like you're totally unproductive? I've had many a session like this over the years and I always end up leaving feeling frustrated and like I've pretty much wasted my time. If you're going to take time out of your day to go to the gym it needs to be productive and a stepping stone to your goals. So today I'm sharing my top tips for getting the most out of your gym session.

5 Top Tips: Getting the most out of your gym session - my general life

Monday, 23 March 2015

#JDxadidasStellaSport - Thoughts From The Day and HAUL!

Last Friday I was super duper lucky to be invited along to the #JDxadidasStellaSport VIP event by my gorgeous friend Laura (from Laura: Fat2Fit), who won a competition and asked me to be her +1!! I was so unbelievably excited as it meant I actually got to meet Laura IN REAL LIFE for the first time (she's just wonderful, you'd be mad not to <3 her!) and the day itself was so much fun, we were well and truly spoilt by the lovely folk at JD Sports and Adidas.
My General Life - #JDxadidasStellSport - Adidas - JD Sports - Laura: Fat2Fit
Laura and I - twinnies!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Symprove 12 Week Programme - Update #2.

I'm now 4 weeks into my 12 week Symprove trial, so I thought that I would do a quick update on how things have been since my last update, which you can read here if you haven't already!
My General Life - Symprove 12 Week Programme Update #2.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Comfiest of Yoga Outfits*.

It's no secret that this year has become my year of yoga. I've jumped head first into in and I'm practising pretty much everyday at the moment (you can check out my progress on Instagram!) Now I have lots of gym clothes, but most of them get put through the mill at the gym. They end up stretched and sweaty and covered in chalk, so I've definitely been in the market for some gym wear just for yoga. So when I was recently contacted by Buy Tshirts Online* and asked if I would like to pick out some clothing and put it together as a fitness outfit, my mind immediately jumped to a nice, comfy yoga outfit.

My General Life - Buy Tshirts Online - Yoga Outfit

Saturday, 14 March 2015

March Fit Kit Wishlist - All About The Yoga.

Well folks, it's nearly mid-March already (say what!), so I thought it was high time to post another cheeky little wishlist. This wishlist was put together with yoga in mind. I've really enjoying my yoga practice this month and there's just so many gorgeous piece of yoga fit kit out there, this is just a tiny selection.

My General Life March Yoga Wishlist: Sweaty Betty, Teeki, Buddha Pants, MyProtein

What pieces of lovely fit kit are you lusting after this month? I'd love for you to share your picks either in the comments below, or why not tweet me @mygenerallife?

My General Life healthy lifestyle blog

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Self Acceptance, Happiness and Being YOU!

So as I'm sure you're all aware, on Sunday it was International Women's Day (8th March). All the empowering tweets and Instagram posts sparked a little bit of reflection time, which in turn has led to me sitting down to write this post. Over the last few years I feel that I've been on a fairly significant journey of personal acceptance. I feel like I've gone from an awkward young girl who tried to be something she isn't to fit in, to a strong, independent woman who is becoming more and more content to just be me.

My General Life - be you, self acceptance quote, wellness
Image from Pinterest

Sunday, 8 March 2015

My Yoga Journey - The Beginning.

If you follow me on Instagram then you may have noted that I've recently been posting lots of yoga related posts and photos. Yoga is something that is new to my life and so I thought I'd share a little about how I started my yoga journey and where I hope it will take me.

My General Life Yoga Journey Downward Facing Dog

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Symprove 12 Week Programme - Update #1.

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I started my 12 week programme with seems to have gone so quickly! Today I just wanted to share a quick update about how I've been getting on over the last fortnight. I'm hoping this will be a way to log any changes and developments that occur during programme and also give anyone who is undertaking the programme an idea of what they might expect.
My General Life Symprove 12 week programme update #1

Sunday, 1 March 2015

RECIPE: Polenta Pizza.

I was recently perusing a Waitrose magazine when I stumbled across a recipe for Polenta Pizza...naturally this caught my eye as I bloody love pizza. The perks of the polenta means it also makes the pizza wheat free (yaaay!) so I just knew that I'd have to concoct my own, sharpish.

My General Life - Recipe: polenta pizza (wheat free)