Saturday, 30 May 2015

A Vegetarian Update.

It's now been 5 weeks since I made the switch to a vegetarian diet, so I thought I'd give you a little update on how I've found the transition and what my thoughts are now.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Try Something New...

Let me tell you a little fact about me...I'm a bit of a creature of habit. I like my predictable, familiar routine where I like to do things in my own little way and sit, quite happily, in my comfort zone. But this year I've set a little challenge to myself to try things that are new and different - to me anyway. I guess this is a way of my pushing myself out of my comfort zone, finding new loves and adventures and increasing my social contact - something that since moving to a brand new place last year has been somewhat lacking.

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Friday, 22 May 2015

Symprove 12 Week Programme - Final Thoughts.

I can't believe that I'm now at the end of my Symprove 12 week programme! It's seriously flown by. So today I'm here to share my final thoughts on the Symprove programme.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Are You Having A Fa-LAUGH-el?

Since making the transition to a veggie diet, I've definitely found I've needed to get a little more creative in the kitchen. I'd never tried falafel before, but on a quest to make sure I'm still getting plenty of protein I decided to give them a try. Seeing as this week is National Vegetarian Week, I thought it was about time I got my recipe up so you can all make some delicious veggie treats!
my general life falafel recipe national vegetarian week meat free protein

Monday, 18 May 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week - #SHhealthyminds.

If you weren't aware, last week was Mental Health Awareness week (11th-17th May). A week of the year that is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues, started by The Mental Health Foundation in 2000. I have been able to be involved in a little project in collaboration with Simply Health and all last week I was dropping positive tweets, along with #SHhealthyminds, in honour of Mental Health Awareness week.

my general life - mental health awareness week - arnold schwarzenegger - strength quote - #shhealthyminds

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Sore Muscle Saviours...

Is it just me or is DOMS the worst pain going? Call me a wimp, but I seriously I turn into the biggest winge bag on the block when I have DOMS. I know it's a necessary evil and means that my muscles are growing and getting stronger, but I still struggle. There's no quick fix for getting rid of DOMS, but I thought I'd share a few things that I've found helpful for soothing sore muscles and restoring the calm in my life.

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Oodles of Zoodles.... *GIVEAWAY* CLOSED

A spiralizer has been on my list of things to buy for so long. I don't know why I didn't buy one sooner, but anyway last week I finally pulled my finger out ordered one. Today I wanted to share my thoughts on this cheeky little kitchen gadget and also share with you lovely lot a little giveaway...just because you're all awesome!

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Yoga Challenge Round-Up: #DetoxYoBody.

Another month has flown by which means that I've now completed another yoga challenge! During April it was all about the #DetoxYoBody challenge with Kino, Kerri and Alo Yoga, keep on reading to find out how I got on...
my general life instagram yoga challenge round up april #detoxyobody

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Free From Favourites.

Since working out that lactose is not my friend and experimenting with a more 'free from' diet, I've tried and discovered lots of delicious free from faves (nice bit of alliteration for you there!) that I thought I would share with you. Not all of these products are marketed as specifically 'free from', however some just so happen to be which is great.

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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Symprove 12 Week Programme - Update #5.

Well another 2 weeks has passed which now means I'm 10 weeks into my 12 week Symprove programme. So here's a quick update on how things have been over the last couple of weeks.
My general life symprove 12 week programme update 5 health wellness ibs