Welcome to my thoughts on living the best, healthy lifestyle I can post 40. Expect posts about healthy diet, exercise, peri menopause, anxiety and how I manage some quite big lifestyle changes.

  • Why smoothie bowls?

    July 18, 2020 by

    One of my favourite breakfasts is a smoothie bowl, but why a smoothie bowl and not just a smoothie? I think it is a bit of a psychological thing. With a smoothie it feels like a “drink“, I don’t really feel like I’ve eaten, but just the action of putting spoon into bowl makes it… Read more

  • Style is a state of mind

    January 11, 2020 by

    I love clothes. I know it sounds frivolous but I enjoy looking at clothes, choosing outfits, shopping for clothes, talking about clothes, helping friends find clothes. I feel it is a bit of a creative outlet for me. I’ve always loved wearing colour and putting things together. When I started to adapt my lifestyle I… Read more

  • Top ten foods to enjoy in 2020

    January 2, 2020 by

    In 2019 I radically overhauled my diet starting with a 3 week elimination plan to reset my gut. In that time I couldn’t have dairy, gluten, onions, garlic or chilli. The gluten or dairy wasn’t so bad as there were so many alternatives out there, but onions, garlic and chilli were my go to flavours… Read more

  • From broken ankle to back on my feet

    August 21, 2019 by

    In 2018 I broke my ankle. I was on holiday in Lisbon and slipped stepping out of a metro station, landed squarely on top of my right ankle and bashed it on the step. There began a journey that lead to a big examination of my health, although I now realise my health was in… Read more

  • How did I get here?

    August 21, 2019 by

    All my adult life I have considered myself reasonably healthy, eaten my 5 a day, exercised (I was a dance teacher for some time), but also enjoyed life. Somewhere along the line that all went awry. Chronic IBS symptoms took a hold, my mental health spiralled downwards and then a number of minor accidents led… Read more

  • Coming out of the storm

    August 2, 2020 by

    I saw a meme on Instagram near the start of lockdown that said we’re not all in the same boat but we are all in the same storm. This really resonated with me and I think one of the positive things to come out of what has truly been an awful few months, is that… Read more

  • Getting started with weights

    July 18, 2020 by

    Now if you’d told me 2 years ago I’d be writing a post about weights I would have laughed my head off, but now I do one or two free weights or kettlebell sessions a week. But I know the thought of getting into using weights can be a bit scary so here are some… Read more

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