Kick Starting January with Activewear from J5 Fashion

Sponsored post  We are now a week into January, what feels like the longest month, and the time for resolutions to be made, and quite often broken. Whether you have made a goal to be more active, or whether you are just looking for some comfy clothing for chilling out in front of Netflix this January, J5 Fashion, a wholesale fashion website who supply to some of the biggest retail...

Personal Training with GT Fitness

•Gifted sessions• I am absolutely awful when it comes to motivating myself to do exercise. Recently I have been trying to cut down on the junk and processed food that I eat and minimise portion sizes in order to be a bit healthier, but when it comes to fitness, I struggle without help. Fortunately I recently worked with Gavin from GT Fitness on a Bournemouth Bloggers event, and as a...

5 Summer Body Excuses That We All Need To Stop Making

•Collaborative guest post• Summer is just around the corner. For many of us this means that we can look forward to packing our bags and getting away from it all for a couple of weeks. It means we get to escape the quotidian pressures of our jobs, our homes and our careers. It means we get to immerse ourselves in new sights and sounds, either abroad or somewhere closer to...

Style – Sportswear that Works for Me

As a busy mum of three working from home, life can sometimes feel like a never ending cycle of school runs, emails and packed lunches. It can be difficult to fit in exercise, although I know how important it is for both your body and mind. Sometimes I have to physically force myself to workout but I always feel so much better afterwards. When Matalan got in touch asking if...

5 Tips for Kickstarting Your Health & Fitness this Season

I don’t know about you, but when autumn comes around, I feel my motivation slipping when it comes to my health and fitness. The darker mornings and evenings can leave me feeling sleepy and lethargic and all I want to do is hibernate under the duvet with all the junk food. Not keeping on top of my exercise and diet can have a detrimental affect not only on my body...

Food & Fitness Friday – The 10 Minute Workout DVD that I Swear By

I’ve been really trying to make more of an effort with my fitness over the past couple of weeks, having fallen into very bad habits since Christmas. Although I don’t feel like I need or want to lose a huge amount of weight, I would like to tone up, feel healthier and more confident, especially for our honeymoon in a few weeks time. I’ve been using some of my old...

Food & Fitness Friday – My October Fitness Plans 

I have been so awful with regards to my health and fitness since getting back from Santorini at the beginning of last month. I have been scoffing so much junk food, and being generally greedy with my food as I’ve been feeling quite anxious and under the weather. I have also been suffering with bad cramps in my stomach and most of the time all I want to do is...

Food & Fitness Friday – Encouraging Children to Keep Fit & Healthy

Being quite into keeping fit and eating *semi* healthily, I realised recently that I haven’t actually been very good at encouraging the children to follow in my footsteps. In fact, ask them what their second favourite meal is and they’d most likely say chicken dippers or fish fingers (although a much more socially acceptable spag bol takes number one spot).  I decided it was time to make a change and...