Posts with Category: Body Image
I posted a couple of days ago about enjoying a healthy breakfast – one of the new habits I am trying to build in September. This Rainbow Smoothie is one of my healthy breakfast options
A lovely protein packed energy bar with oats, nuts and dried fruit that you can make at home. this is just yummy…..
Bounts is an app which allows you to receive rewards when you carry out various daily exercise tasks. So you can track your daily exercise, and then be paid in real tangible things like shopping vouchers. This sounds like a really good idea and very motivational, so I decided to put it to the test.
I wrote in December about my garden makeover project. At that point the garden was just about completed, but the “home gym” was still very much a work in progress. I think there are quite a few of the family (certainly both children and even me at times) who believed that we would never get ourselves together and finish this. But it is finally done.
Willpower is something that we all need and seems to be lacking at this time of year. Two weeks into January and the resolutions are starting to crumble. The first cold days have come and suddenly that urge to go running or go to the gym is not as strong as it was last week. Comfort food is calling, and some of the old bad habits can start to sneak back in, just for a day at first, and then…..
So here we are at January blues time – not even a week back to work, and already the media are trying to convince us that January is the most depressing time of the year.
The lovely people from Trespass asked me to review a waterproof jacket from their website.
I was very excited to be asked – I bought my last two children’s coats from Trespass and found them to be infinitely superior to other similar outdoor brands, and yet the prices are very reasonable. I was very excited to get a Trespass coat for myself. I walk my dogs in all weathers and my current jacket is fine as far as it goes, but I was definitely in the market for a longer and warmer one, that would suit me for dog walking and also for wearing out and about.
by Gemma Hadley
Fashionable, classy work wear that doesn’t break the bank – impossible, right? We often read that if you’re putting together a wardrobe for work, you need to ‘splurge’ on a few ‘key’ pieces; those expensive items that offer flexible styling and can take you from day into night. You know the types of ‘investment pieces’: a rich two-piece skirt or trouser suit; an elegant cashmere v-neck jumper; that pair of killer, smart black heels and a timeless coat. Mix and match these and you’ll end up looking like a million bucks. But what if you don’t have the resources to invest in several expensive, one-off pieces? How can you look smart for work without breaking the bank? There is a way – all you have to do is to shop a little bit smarter…
So I’m back on a healthy eating kick again, listening to my Slimpod each day, and trying to cut down on sugar as much as possible. I’ve been experimenting with healthy foods – including quinoa, which is a great grain which doubles up as a protein source. As the weather is so nice I was looking for quinoa salad recipes for a summer lunch.
When I’m trying to lose weight I like to try foods and combinations that are healthy and delicious. That way, even though I am only eating a small portion of them, each mouthful is a joy and so I get satisfied more easily. I’ve discovered that I love dill, and the lemon juice in this recipe makes the whole thing taste fresh and zingy.