My Journey to Stepping on Stage – where it all began

Ever thought about competing in a fitness competition? There are 1,000s of blog posts on this topic and so many mixed opinions on why someone should or should not compete in a bikini or fitness competition. So I’m not going to give you advice because I’m sure it will just confuse the hell out of […]

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Kale Chips

If you haven’t discovered Kale yet, let me be the first (and probably not the last) to say that you are missing out. Not only is this leafy green low in calories but it is high in all the areas that count- fibre, iron, vitamin A C & K, calcium- the list goes on. You […]

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Fast & Clean Breakfast Pot

Rushed for time during the week and not getting your all-important breakfast? Say goodbye to the croissant on the go and instead grab my Fast & Clean Breakfast Pot. It literally takes about 2 minutes to make (not including chill time) so it is good when you get home from a long day and are […]

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My Most Sadistic Run Ever

Now that the sun is gracing us with its presence bright and early, I have gotten into the habit of 5:30am runs around my new neighbourhood of South East London where Nick and I bought our new home (more on that later). On one particular morning last week, I had set off feeling goooood. One […]

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Where’s my cheese grater? Ultimate 10-day ‘Abs’ meal plan

Friend: “Oh hey, have you seen the cheese grater?” You: Yes, it’s right here *lifts up shirt and points to abs* If you are looking for that elusive six pack, you are going to have to look a bit further than crunches, planks and the treadmill. A good ol’ fashioned clean diet is what’s going […]

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An ode to the ever fabulous MRSKOOY

Recently I have been given the honour of being featured on MRSKOOYLOVESFITNESS, the health and fitness blog aimed at motivating women along their journey through living an active and fun life. The mastermind behind it is Stephanie Vanderkooy, a qualified teacher and personal trainer who has recently married the love of her life (awesome!). When […]

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Early Morning Motivation- Autumn

It’s that time of year when 5:30am no longer shows the hope and promise of the day by blessing us with a sneak peak of the morning sunshine to come. Nope, it’s pitch black and when your alarm goes off you are convinced that you have accidentally set it for 2am. Yes sir, summer is […]

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Keeping motivated through tough times

Around 2pm on Sunday, 8 September my stomach pain was starting to get worse- sort of like a protein shaker ball with loads of spikes on it was rolling around inside my intestines. Ever the optimist, I fired up the ol’ hot water bottle, popped some ibuprofen and hoped for the best. When I was […]

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Life with Crohn’s Disease

It was December 2010 and it was my first Christmas away from home after moving the to UK. My Mom and Aunt had just been to visit at the beginning of December so I was prepared for a laid back holiday season with my then-boyfriend. On Boxing Day, I had started to feel a dull […]

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