My five favourite recipes this week

Here's a list of some recipes I've found online this week and either made or added to my menu plan for next week. Enjoy! Chocolate breakfast smoothie from clean food for thought. Cashews and oat hotcakes from fit by Whitney Vegetable soft tacos from cooking with a wallflower Turmeric milk from cooking without limits. Taco spiced nuts from…

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Fighting fit on a bad day

Sometimes motivation leaves you and no amount of Instagram scrolling or fitness magazine reading will help. Top tips when you're just not feeling it: Treat yourself  Promise yourself a reward like an early night, a long hot bath, some nice cream. Use it as a bribe to get yourself to work out or eat that…

Spring

Living a whole healthy lifestyle isn't just eating clean and exercising, it's about your mental and emotional wellbeing too. Being in tune with your body is important and I've spoken about it in previous posts but another part of living life whole is to be in tune with the seasons. I've learnt that I crave different…

Feel the fear and do it anyway

Our chief instructor was talking to some of the coaching team today about the different reasons people want to take up martial arts. The main ones being: 1. Confidence 2. Fitness 3. Self Protection Let's talk a little about Martial Arts for confidence A new student came to the academy this week for their first…

What I Eat For Snacks

I like snacks! My main problem used to be evening snacking which is another reason intermittent fasting suits me. Once I start my fasting timer it stops me keep popping in and out of the kitchen and gives me a sort of cut off.  I try to keep my snacks healthy opting for fruit as…

Listening To Your Body

When we begin to feel ill we listen for the symptom and take action accordingly, whether thats visiting a doctor, taking medicine or stopping something that is causing it. Why is it so hard for us to do the same with other signals and symptoms from our bodies? Why when we are hungry do we decide to…

Martial Arts For Weight Loss

Can Martial Arts help you lose weight?  From my experience the answer to that is obviously yes, as I've explained before the way they run the classes where I train they use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). We warm up with some pulse raisers and stretches then onto the main workout which usually consists of…