The NEW Generation of Super-foods you should be buying

Growing up my diet could not have been less sophisticated if I tried, pasta, bread, potatoes and ketchup was the general gist of my day to day intake. I think as children we can get away…

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Sportluxe Styling to Achieve your New Years fitness goals

Last week I hopped nervously on a flight bound for Las Vegas, Nevada for an exciting collaboration with Huawei. During busy periods like this I can be anywhere in the world, working hours and down…

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Start Your New Years Resolution Planning Now!

The end of 2015 has been incredibly busy, I’ve been putting in 15 hour days and totally neglecting my wellbeing give or take a well deserved Yoga class or two so this will be the…

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My Top 5 “Wisdoms” I’ve learnt on my Fitness Journey

It’s only when you look back to the day you first set foot in the gym when you actually realise how much you’ve learnt simply through being passionate about something. Whenever the subject crops up in…

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A Workout Wardrobe Worth Living in

After a day of meetings in London I love nothing more than to get out of my outfit and into something soft, breathable and luxurious which is why I treasure the days where I can…

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Being an Unprofessional Health & Fitness Blogger

Walking out of the gym on a Friday snuggled into my Gymshark Tracksuit (from their current collection which launched TO-DAY by the way!) has a similar sensation to walking in on a Monday. I am finished for…

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WHITE SPACE – Learning how to breath after anxiety

Honesty, it’s a difficult one isn’t it. How honest is too honest? How much is too much? How real is too real? These are questions which I ask myself often as I sit with my…

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Meal Prep in under 15 minutes

Last week, I had the pleasure of Anouska’s company before a trip. I some how managed to get her in the kitchen cooking dinner for us all, I know I have like this talent when…

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How to de-stress after a busy week

Work is stressful, we all know that. I’ve worked in so many different environments from shop floors to offices to walking the streets of London all day, meeting to meeting. No matter what we do…

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The Benefits of Matcha – Matcha Latte Recipe

Match! Matcha! Matcha! I’ve been going on about it non stop for weeks. After randomly going in search of a Matcha Latte in between meetings a few weeks ago I have been hooked. I found…

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Morning Wellness Close to Home

There have been a number of occasions recently, when talking to people that the subject of my blog genre has popped up. “You do a bit of everything these days!” “There’s not as much fitness.”…

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3 Steps to Living Well

I don’t know whether you’ve noticed but things have been a bit manic over here for the last few months so I had realised that I needed to start doing alot more of what I like…

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The Final Leg of The Sunset Relay

I like to set myself goals every now and then, and 2015’s goal was to step out of my comfort zone more. I’d say theres nothing like flying to Northern Sweden where theres 24hrs of…

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6 Tips for staying Hydrated this Summer

So if we’ve all quite finished moaning about how hot it is, as us Brits do so well, why don’t we all make the most of a few tips to ensure we stay as comfortable…

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The Sunset Relay – Lapland, Sweden.

24 hours after we stepped off the plane from Mallorca we were back on the first of two planes in our Journey to Lapland Sweden where Ali and I would be taking part in the…

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The Importance of Warming up & Cooling Down.

It’s the one thing many of us (non-professional, anyway) fitness enthusiasts tend to conveniently forget/ignore/completely disregard; Warming up & Cooling down effectively. Yet doing so drastically minimises your chances of injury and can also reduce…

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In Training for The Sunset Relay

Incorporating training into our get away has been quite an enjoyable experience and welcome change to standard lazy holiday days. Whether it’s sat on the seafront listening to the waves hit the rocks during some…

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Defy The Sun in Sweden

Early Saturday morning, Ali and I jetted off to Mallorca for what was to be our first holiday in 2 years. It was a bit of a last minute thing but we both felt we’d…

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Starting your Wellness Journey

I often talk about my journey when it comes to health and fitness. But you only really understand how far you have travelled until you stop and look back. What started out as a quest…

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Tips for dealing with Exhaustion

Last week I gave my first ever speech to a lecture theatre full of students, adults, lecturers and even some men (I know I couldn’t believe it either). To say I was petrified was the…

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Strawberry & Mint Breakfast Smoothie

It’s been one of the busiest weekends for a while and I’m in dire need of fuel and energy before setting off to my next destination today, only a short trip back to my old…

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Body Confidence – It’s not a competition Ladies!

Due to recent dramas within the fitness supplement industry (I really won’t give the subject any more exposure than it already has) something suddenly dawned on me. A beautiful, slender model stood before my eyes;…

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Healthy Holidays

Early Friday morning, Carly picked me up and we embarked on our trip to Skiathos, Greece. I’d never been to Greece, let alone one of the Greek Islands so I was eager to experience the…

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Wearing make-up to the gym – The Truth & Products you should be using!

I take an obscene amount of pre, during and post workout selfies without mentioning all the snapchats in between. If it’s been a busy day of shooting and filming I’ll hit the gym with a…

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Staying Motivated for Summer

Staying motivated during the Winter season isn’t all that easy, but come Summer it’s even easier to get swept up in the social side that comes with the warmer months and fall back into old…

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An All natural Pre-Workout that will have you jumping out of bed in the morning!

Whether you believe in them or believe they are a complete placebo, pre-workouts are always a hot topic of conversation. Occasionally I’ll opt for the super sweet powders offering all kinds of benefits to your…

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6 Fit Tips for being healthier at work

Whether you work from home or at the heart of a bustling office I’ve put together some of my top tips to avoid falling off the wagon, being beaten by temptation and also improving overall…

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Yoga in the Clouds with Alpro

Whilst I’m sure most of you slept off Saturday’s shenanigans, Ali and I were up at the crack of dawn (that’s 5am) awaiting a car to drive us all the way from our home in…

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Looking good inside & out.

And just like a butterfly, I emerge from my monochrome workout wardrobe as the temperature continues to rise across the UK. For my first experience of a Sweaty Betty Spring/Summer collection, I decided I wasn’t going…

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Superfoods you should be eating

Superfoods have become a big part of my daily diet over the last few years. As a child I couldn’t stomach even the thought of vegetables and today you will be lucky if I’m able to…

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Mocha Maca Smoothie Recipe

Oh I do love a Starbucks run to start the day. But unfortunately my bank balance and waistline don’t quite feel the same when it comes to indulging in a Mocha or five on a…

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A Motivational Push & Sportswear Haul

Stop the friggin press! Yesterday it was still light at 5pm…that means it’s basically Summer now right? OK maybe not quite but I feel it in my bones, it’s definitely close. The instant wave of…

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Helpful Hints For a More Mindful Life

Call me crazy but over the past few months I’ve started having these weird thoughts that health & fitness might just be a little bit more than looking good and feeling great. I know I…

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Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe & Youtube Video

For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, I recently baked successfully for the first time. I’m absolutely petrified of being sick, so don’t trust myself not to give myself salmonella or something similar if…

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80’s Inspired Fitness

It’s not just this time of year that sees our local gyms fit to burst. Over the last few years fitness has become a fully fledged lifestyle among teens and young professions where many thought…

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Come Training With Me – NEW Youtube Fitness Video

One of the hardest parts of under taking a new fitness regime is making sure you keep track of your daily activities, nutrition and yourself in general. As a lover of all things technological, this…

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5 Different types of Cardio for February

I can’t tell you how proud I am when I see the buzz on my news feed at this time of year from people talking about their new fitness routines and reaching their goals. Yeah…

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Walking as Cardio – top tips for getting started

Hands up if your new years resolution is to be fitter and healthier than you were in 2014? Yep you will find my hand in the air as well. And as the gyms are full to…

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Emergen-C Immunity Smoothie – Win a Jawbone and more!

Hello and welcome to the first post of 2015, and what better way to kick off the year than an immune system boosting smoothie recipe to start the day as well as a little suttin’…

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Tips for getting back in the Gym after taking time out – #JLlivebetter

Well here is yet another post I’d never thought I would write. After falling head over heels in love with fitness (Something that allows me to eat what I love and still remain slim? It…

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A Super Special Gift Guide FOR HIM

Like I could possibly do A Super Special gift guide for her and forget all about the lovely men in our lives, whether its a wonderful dad or your lovely boyfriend, I decided to put…

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Believe in Yourself!

Motivation comes in many different forms; a photo on instagram, a lifestyle change and sometimes even on a t-shirt. wherever it comes from it can be the difference between a lack lustre workout and an…

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Finding Yoga

  I started Yoga well over a year ago now, but the harsh lights and deafening sounds of heavy weights hitting the floor of my £10 a month gym soon sucked any relaxation out of…

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Current Favourite Glute Workout

Leggings are the bane of my existence, which isn’t a phrase that you hear every day but when you spend as much time in them as I do, you kinda get to understand. These technical…

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A Personal life coach for £20 + YouTube Video

I am definitely my fathers daughter, back home you will likely find my dad either in his office, packed to the rafters with computers and technology or dosing in front of the TV with an…

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Current Favourite Abs Circuit

With 43 days until Christmas I don’t plan on leaving it until the New Year to kick my over indulging, chocolate loving butt into gear. And with the launch of the new Lipsy Sport collection…

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The Science of Supplements – What does what?

One of the most common e-mails to fall into my inbox has got to be supplement related, “Which ones should I be taking?” “Which brand should I use?”  and “Will they make me bulky?” are…

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#RethinkYourDay with POLAR and WIN!

Being a Blogger, I find a fair bit of my life is sat in front of a computer or on a train/in a car somewhere in a fairly sedentary state. This means I have to…

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6am running with Billabong Active

Last week I teamed up with Two Seasons and Billabong to test drive the new Billabong active range for a bit of 6am cardio. Inspired by 90’s throwback sportswear but with a modern day luxe…

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Protein Colada

There’s something special about a night spent with your girlfriends laughing over a cocktail or 5! But with my schedule currently jam packed and a house half way through decorating those Friday night’s out are…

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Almond Milk vs Cows Milk – Blue Diamond Giveaway

Until a year and a half ago, which milk I put in my body really was the least of my worries. But after moving back home to live with my Grandma in order to give…

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Superfoods, Super Fast! – A Nutribullet Review

Strange things happen to you when you buy your own home. You start liking things which never did it for you before, Like flowers, extortionately expensive candles and fancy mugs which should have cost £100…

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Winter Workout Top Tips

This morning I awoke to nothing but darkness and rain. Not the most motivational scene to wake up to, I can tell you that for free. Dragging myself out of bed seemed so much more…

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Behind The Scenes of BassBuds Bootcamp

A few weeks back, Ali and I headed down to Colchester to work along side luxury headphone brand BassBuds on their forth coming fitness YouTube series “BassBuds Bootcamp”. Yes you did read that right, the girl that refuses…

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Chocolate-Nut Smoothie Recipe with a Secret Ingredient.

OK so maybe it’s not so secret but it’s certainly a new one for me! As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I went over to St Albans on Saturday to get away and just enjoy…

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Master the Morning Workout rountine

As I mentioned recently, I had to completely flip reversed my work out schedule. Instead of hitting the gym in the evenings, I had to some how mould myself into a morning person. Sounds simple…

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Chasing Sunsets with FitBug

Gadgets to aid and track your workouts are popping up all over this joint, but after the failure that was my first experience of them (see post here) I was apprehensive to give the new Orb from…

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Meditation & Me.

It’s amazing how responsibility creeps up on you. It seems like only yesterday I was day drinking before lectures at Northampton University, sleeping in until half past whenever the hell I want and spending my…

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Green Goodness Smoothie Recipe

In recent months my health has somewhat suffered due to a profound increase in stress. I realised that it’s not all about looking good on the outside, I need to do more to promote my overall…

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Bikini Ready Top Tips.

What better time to put together my “Bikini Ready tips” than right before I jet off to Gran Canaria for Swimwear fashion week. I’m gonna be watching some of swimwear’s most elite brands such as…

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Do everything with Style.

 What we wear to work out says as much about us as what we wear to work every day, for a shopping trip at the weekend or a night out with friends. Workout clothes communicate our goals,…

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Skinny-nana Pancake Recipe

Pancakes! Oh Pancakes! They have a hold over me like no other to the point that Shrove Tuesday is more anticipated than Valentines day in our house hold. I wish that was a joke. The…

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Summer Cups

 Kilner Jar – Ebay    Towel – Ralph Lauren Home    Sunglasses – Boohoo I think it’s safe to say this weekend was the craziest of my life, hence being slightly M.I.A. in the run…

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Coffee Not Coffee.

Green Coffee – c/o Coffee Not Coffee    Mug – (because I know you’ll ask) Villeroy & Boch @ John Lewis I love green tea, and I love coffee…but “Green Coffee” is a new one for…

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Cherry Bakewell Ice-cream Recipe

April saw the release of the new and improved Synergy – ISO 7 from PhD Nutrition along side some tasty limited edition flavours. It now contains ground oats as the primary carb source, up to…

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Fitness FAQ #5

By far the most frequently asked question that I have received since I started training has always been; “What is your diet like?”  I once shared my diet on here but as soon as I…

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Lifestyle & Loves – Hot Chocolate Recipe

So you may or may not have noticed a sharp fall in blog post frequency this last week, well for those who don’t follow my endless Tweets, Ali and I exchanged contracts on our new…

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A Purifyne Cleanse Review

Detoxes and Juice cleanses are absolutely everywhere in the run up to Summer and as much as I’ve tried to ignore them they just don’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon. So when the people…

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Win $250 to spend online with VIE ACTIVE

   Hoody – c/o Vie Active    Nike Roshe Run – Footlocker    Sports Bra – JD Sports    Leggings – Primark    Sunglasses – Gucci Since receiving my first ever item from the Vie…

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Fitness FAQ #4

Trackpants – Forever21    Sportsbra – JD Sports    Jar cup – eBay 1. What is the best way to kick start a healthy lifestyle?When I first started I set myself a goal and a…

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Pr-Overnight Oats

You will need: An empty Jam Jar Oats (I use Organic Oats from Holland and Barrett) 1 tbsp Chia seeds 1 tbsp Flaxseed Greek Yogurt (I use low fat but you can use 0% if…

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Lifestyle & Loves – Coconut Oil: The Benefits, Oil Pulling and Organic Beauty

Coconut oil – Holland & Barrett (purchased during their 1p sale, winning) This week has been one of the most manic of 2014 so far and today I am paying the price, I feel utterly…

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Swim Good with Speedo UK

All Equipment – c/o Speedo UK I work and workout in an area where you have the choice of either a £200 per month gym membership or a £10 per month gym membership. There really…

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StyleRunner

   Tee – The Upside c/o StyleRunner    Trackpants – Forever21    Jacket – Select    Sunglasses – Gucci    Bag – Alexander Wang    Watch – Michael Kors    Shoes – TKMaxx Never one…

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Fitness FAQ #3

1. How do I get a flat stomach? If it’s a fully fledged six pack your after, genetics really are your best friend here but this isn’t for all of us and there are lots…

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Zinging Things – AquaZinger Review

AquaZinger – c/o ZingAnything Alongside reviewing the CitrusZinger (see post here) I was also sent the AquaZinger to have a fumble with. I’m not someone who finds it particularly difficult to consume my recommended daily…

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Bershka “Start Moving” Active Wear Review

   Cropped Jumper – c/o Bershka    gym bag – c/o  Bershka    Leggings – Primark (Light Control)     Kicks – Footlocker Last week I received a rather large box of goodies from Bershka’s…

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BooTea Review

14 Day TeaTox – c/o BooTea As I stated when I first introduced health and fitness to my blog, you may think of me as your guinea pig. With that in mind I decided it…

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PhD Woman February Promotions

I get lots of people wanting to know if PhD Woman are doing any promotions so I’ve made it a priority to stay up to date and push for them where I can. I think…

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The benefits of Lemon Water with CitrusZinger

   CitrusZinger – c/o Zing Anything I drink so much water throughout the day that the relocation of my desk to the toilet seems more and more appealing with every sip, but every now and…

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Fitness FAQ #2

Jacket – Vie Active    Sports Bra – JD Sports    Shorts – Primark    Snake skin iPhone Case – Gift 1. What keeps you motivated? I receive a lot of comments from girls stating…

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What’s in my Gym Bag?

   1. Primark Towel This ones pretty self explanatory! However there’s two kinds of sweating, the slight glisten that the lucky ones achieve and then there’s the Lydia or otherwise known as “I look like…

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Just Blaze.

   Nike Blazer Mid Suede – c/o/ JD Sports (exclusive)  There’s nothing quite like a delivery of fresh kicks especially when you have been battling through the last week of work before Christmas with one…

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Bondi.

FirstBase High Summer 13/14  Dreaming of Summer and lusting over FirstBase high summer collection. Damn you customs charges. Damn you. **Unfortunately it appears Google Friend Connect has left the building, if you are still interested…

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Fitness FAQ

  Sports Bra & Nike Pegasus +30 – SportsDirect There are a number of questions which I see popping up on my Instagram and e-mails time and time again, so I thought I’d compile a…

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Old Habits – Why I Drink PhD Woman Meal Replacements

   PhD Woman Meal Replacement – Strawberry Delight Flavour    Coconut Dream  – Coconut & Rice Milk The words “Meal Replacement” do not appeal to me in the slightest, I tend to associate them with…

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FitSteps – ‘Strictly’ Fitness.

   FitSteps ‘Strictly’ Fitness class at Champneys, Tring Any of you following me on Twitter over the weekend would have seen that I was invited down to Champneys Spa Resort in Tring to take part…

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Morning Mist at Champneys, Tring.

Running Jacket – Pure Simple Sport c/o JD Sports    Leggings – Pure Simple Sport c/o JD Sports    Vest – Nike Dry Fit    Shoes – Nike free run +2 Last weekend I was…

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A bit fit with FitBit

Top – Nike Dry Fit   Leggings – Primark Light Control I was first introduced to the FitBit brand by my Personal Trainer, Paul when I questioned what the strange flashing band on his wrist…

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Perfection.

The Image Of Perfection via Mya.co.uk In my teens and throughout university I tortured myself horribly to remain slim, so I was pretty shocked when I came across this info-graph over on the MYA website…

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#TryTotal x PhD Woman : The Cravings killer

#TryTotal x PhD Woman Protein Yogurt I have completely stolen this recipe off my Personal Trainer, Paul but I’m no domestic goddess so quick and easy recipes are most definitely my thang. IngredientsHalf a tub…

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Keep me running.

Ultra Light down jacket – C/O Uniqlo    Maya Vest- C/O Vie Active    Nike Premium White Roshe Run – Footlocker    Light control Leggings – Primark I don’t like to let life pass me by and…

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Not so naughty – Low GI, Dairy free, Gluten free Brownie recipe

Low GI, Dairy free, Gluten Free brownie recipe I’m pretty sure this recipe is the best thing that ever happened to me.I’ve been dabbling with different dietary changes on my quest to clear my problem…

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My Favourite Abs Work Out

Hoodie – C/O PhD Woman    Sports bra – Sports Direct    Boy shorts – Primark I’m retaining a lot of water at the moment #girlprobs so my abs are looking the softest I’ve seen…

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Baby Cakes

Ingredients: 125g coconut flour  100g PhD Woman Support & Recovery whey protein – Chocolate Cookie 2 medium whole eggs  250g coconut oil  2 tbsp Cocoa powder 1/4 tbsp Bicarbonate Half tablespoon of baking powder Heat…

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PHD WOMAN – Frotein shake

You will need: 1 scoop of PhD Woman Vanilla cream “Support & Recovery” Protein powder 2 scoops of low fat frozen yogurt handful of Granola 5 Strawberries (or more, whatever you fancy) Almond milk Blender…

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Babe-mode.

Kicks – C/O TK Maxx    Sports bra – Nike    Leggings and Cami – Primark    Gloves – Milton Keynes market (£5 BARGAIN) I know what you’re thinking “Has her boyfriend changed his hair?”…

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Her Tea.

I’ve seen a lot of these weight loss teas knocking around recently, and I’ve got to say, it doesn’t half bore me! I mean seriously how is there even a market for these quick fix…

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Big Kicks for Little Feet

Kicks – UrbanOutfitters    Headphones – Frends Due to the unpredictable weather of late I haven’t been able to snap any outfits, for once I’m not gonna moan, there’s nothing more exhilarating than Summer showers…

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5 Ways To Keep Workouts Interesting

(Pardon my sweaty face) Guest post The hardest thing about sticking to a workout routine isn’t that the exercise is too hard, or too time-consuming. It’s just that the routine gets boring! Sticking to the…

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