What to do when you feel like you’re failing.

Failure is only real if you accept it.  You can feel like you're failing at many things, parenting, diets, martial arts, your career or relationships, but you only actually fail if you stop trying to succeed. Why is it that when one area starts to feel difficult everything else unravels with it. Tonight I feel like…

Martial Arts For Women

  There are many reasons people seek out Martial Arts from confidence and self protection to fitness and weight loss but I want to put the fitness and weight loss aside for today because there are so many more important reasons women should train. I'll tell you first of all why my boxing gloves aren't…

Mid Week Motivation 

I felt like giving myself and yourselves a mid week boost. I had a great run this afternoon and then joined in with some hardcore Thai at a black belt session tonight.  The chief instructor had some wise words for the black belt candidates tonight that I thought I'd share with you.  "The mind will…

Negative Attitudes To Exercise?

Why is it so hard to find motivation to get fit and lose weight? I remember getting my sick notes for PE, I would tell my mom on a morning I didn't want to do it and she would say something along the lines of "you're like me I hated sports  too" and off I'd go…

Food Diary Friday- What I eat in a day 

Here we have it #fooddiaryfriday everything I've eaten today is photographed and tracked using My Fitness Pal.  I don't count calories or macros but I decided to track them on these food diary posts to give you an idea what I'm having and to help me get a better view of my own eating patterns. …

Tuna and Capers Tomato Pasta

I love a big bowl of pasta, when I was trying to eat a paleo diet it was pasta that I missed the most. These days I don't cut out any food groups however I do try to choose healthier grains like brown rice pasta or buckwheat pasta. I actually prefer the taste of these to…

Monday Motivation- Resilience

"The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness" This word is important to me, I have been through lets call them "experiences" in my life that have required resilience from me. I can't say that I had it to be honest, I got knocked down and I stayed down for a long time. I let…

Apple and Cinnamon Oats Recipe 

I love this recipe it's filling and full of warm comfort. The flaxseed gives it that nutritional boost and well cinnamon is just the best. You can also make this the night before by swapping the boiled water for extra almond milk, add it all to a container and stir. Store in the fridge overnight and…