Lifestyle

What the hell is going on? – The shock of Perimenopause

It was a Friday evening late September 2019, I’d been out to a barre class and was going out to a choir karaoke night. I had to go home, shower, grab a quick bite to eat and then go. I’d told my husband this that morning. I got home to find he had decided to… Continue reading What the hell is going on? – The shock of Perimenopause

Lifestyle, Mental wellbeing, style

Lockdown life – what has been keeping us reasonably sane(ish)

Blimey it’s been tough this time round hasn’t it? Lockdown 3 in the UK has coincided with the shittiest month, bloody awful weather and short days, dark nights. I think we’ve all struggled a bit more this time round and the novelty of being at home and the enthusiasm we perhaps had first time round… Continue reading Lockdown life – what has been keeping us reasonably sane(ish)

Fitness, Lifestyle, Physical wellbeing

Getting started with weights

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… Continue reading Getting started with weights

Lifestyle, style

Style is a state of mind

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… Continue reading Style is a state of mind

Lifestyle

Top ten foods to enjoy in 2020

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… Continue reading Top ten foods to enjoy in 2020

Lifestyle

It’s the most wonderful time of the year?

I love Christmas. I’m blessed with wonderful family and friends and I love all the party going, hosting and socialising. However I have learnt that actually it is a time when listening to your body is equally as important. We all know there can be a lot of pressure for this time of year to… Continue reading It’s the most wonderful time of the year?

Lifestyle, Recovery

Exercise after injury

Please note exercise after injury should be discussed with your medical practitioner. This is what I did, everyone's recovery is different. After a great Zumba session The one thing being immobilised taught me was the importance of moving, for both my physical and mental health. I had got into some really bad habits before my… Continue reading Exercise after injury

Lifestyle

A weight off my mind

Autumn 2018 - Autumn 2019 A quick note before reading- I am not a nutritionist or health professional. Do not take anything I say below as being right for you. It worked for me but this was with a lot of guidance from my GP and nutritionist. Seek out good ones of those and work… Continue reading A weight off my mind