Blogs to Follow

Sometimes when you’re trying to find the motivation to put on your trainers rather than your slippers after a day at work, or to open some rice cakes instead of sweets, it can take some outside influence to keep you on track.

For me, I like to follow some health and fitness blogs who represent ‘real’ people all fighting the same battle (to live a healthy but FUN life)!

I’ve listed some of my favourite health blogs and online resources below, and please share your favourites in the comments section! You can click on the name of the blog to visit them directly!

Carrots ‘N’ Cake – Tina shares her health and fitness lifestyle with her readers, as well as some fun series such as “What I’m Loving Lately” and “High Low High”.  Workouts, Recipes, Lifestyle

Sarah Fit – Sarah is a certified personal trainer & fitness enthusiast based in Boston and her blog features lots of great workouts & recipes. She’s just had a baby so the blog also includes lots of maternity workouts and post-partum tips. Sarah regularly creates videos too.

Preppy Runner – Theodora started her blog as a way to stay accountable when trying to lose weight (sounds familiar!) and lost 50 pounds! She also works as the social media manager for Daily Burn. I love Theo’s blog as we share a love of wine/cocktails and she’s very honest in how hard she finds it to lose weight and maintain it!

Lazy Girl Running – this is a relatively new discovery for me, but I like the way Laura (who is also a running coach) tells her story as a teen / 20 something who didn’t exercise much to an ultra-marathon running badass! As well as being a personal trainer/running coach, Laura also writes a column for Men’s Running magazine and has written two books! #CRUSH

FitSugar – Part of the Pop Sugar group, Fit Sugar can almost be too much, they publish so many articles/videos etc. Some of them go copletely over my head, or just aren’t relative to me, but others are great, like the recent 30 minute cardio boxing and core video!

Inspiralized – Ali Maffucci is a true 21st century entrepreneur. She discovered the spiralizer in 2013 and hasn’t looked back, quitting her full time job, losing 25lb and writing 2 cookery books along the way! I love her Instagram accounts. @alissandrab is her personal account and @INSPIRALIZED is the blog account, and there’s @getinspiralized which Ali uses to record her workouts.

The Body Coach – Joe Wicks seems to be EVERYWHERE at the moment and his Instagram account contains some motivational before and afters, is home to the #LeanIn15 recipe videos, and he often doesn’t have a t0shirt on. What’s not to love, wink wink.

So, these are my favourite health and fitness blogs at the moment, remember to share yours in the comments!
xoxo

Friday Round-Up: Have you seen?

Happy Friday everyone! This week, I’m sharing some of my favourite topics from the week, including food I’ve tried, workout plans I’m following and favourite blogs.

The girls from A Bikini A Day have teamed up with Self magazine to launch a 6 week to summer challenge. The challenge has started already, but you can see all of the posts here:

SELF x a bikini a day Summer Challenge


Last week I went all hipster and did a half top knot when I was working out.

half top knot

#socool #notreally


There’s a new Inspiralized book coming out called Inspiralize Everything, check it out here:

InspiralizeEverything

Inspiralize Everything


I’ve been a long-time fan of the Magnum double caramel ice cream, and last week I tried the new Peanut Butter version. Peanut butter ice cream encased in dark chocolate, a layer of peanut butter sauce and a final layer of milk chocolate. #myideaofheaven

Magnum Double

http://www.magnumicecream.com/uk/home.html


If you have a blog or website, and you’re looking to turn it into a business, or at least get some advice, let me recommend Media Marmalade. Melissa creates some fantastic content including blog advice, business plans, how to make money from your content, and general lifestyle and work style posts! Plus, she’s a mega babe and her style is on point!

Media Marmalade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.mediamarmalade.com


My favourite song to exercise to at the moment is Sia ft Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills. Whether I’m running, dancing or doing some toning, this tune always puts me in a happy mood!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYh-n7EOtMA

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!
xoxo

Thursday Afternoon Inspiration

Seeing pictures of hot bodies is sometimes all it takes to get back some motivation that has been missing.

Take this afternoon for example. It is 4pm and I have been procrastinating for the last couple of hours at work because it is a slow day. I am also hungry even though I have just had some crisps. Then I naughtily think to myself, “I won’t bother going to the gym tonight, I will just go straight home, cook tea and sit on the sofa”All the while knowing that I can’t go to the gym tomorrow or Sunday because I will be busy. Then, I click on a news story about Lauren Goodger from The Only Way is Essex showing off her newly flatter stomach after a grueling few weeks of dieting. It’s like someone has flicked a switch in my brain and suddenly I tell myself off and confirm that I WILL be going to the gym today.

Isn’t it funny how a simple picture can really give you the motivation to carry on with a weight loss regime?

And so as a Thursday afternoon treat for you all I present to you A Nice Little, a tumblr blog from The Londoner which simply put, will make you a wee bit jealous and spur you on in your healthy weight loss journey!

http://anicelittle.tumblr.com/

Enjoy the viewing xoxo

Getting Kirsched

You may or may not have heard of David Kirsch, a celebrity trainer from the US who is renowned for getting results! He has helped the likes of Anne Hathaway and Heidi Klum get toned and stay that way, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to look like a celeb?

Now Kirsch’s methods can be extreme and he does condone detox dieting and diets which are unrealistic to maintain, but the main gist of his advice is to get healthy and stay healthy through diet and exercise. His website is packed full of toning exercises that target specific areas, including the dreaded inner thighs!

Check out one of his signature exercised below or click here to visit his website

David Kirsch’s cure for Windowless Thighs in one move

1. Start in a plie squat position, with your hands behind your head and your thighs parallel to the ground.

2. Waddle forward! Right foot in front of you left, stay engaged in that plie squat. Now reverse… (Make sure your knees stay out and your weight stays back in your heels throughout the movement)

Best Diet Advice Ever

As you know I am a HUGE fan of fashion and I follow dozens of blogs on a daily basis looking for style inspiration, out-of-this-world clothes/shoes/accessories, new beauty products and just fun ways to mix up your wardrobe! One blog I found today is called The Londoner written by a girl called Rose, and she writes a lot about delicious food!

One post in particular is dedicated to the anti-diet, how we should all be living on a daily basis, and I have to say, it is perhaps the best single post about healthy living I have ever read. Down to earth, no faddy advice and no starvation in sight!

Take a look here; http://www.thelondoner.me/2012/01/anti-diet.html

Read it, absorb it and we will all start living better!

xoxo