My Top 5 Bikini Butt Exercises

I am a butt person! I love a good perky butt!

Here are my 5 best exercises to make your bottom look amazing not only in a bikini but in jeans, shorts and body con dresses this summer! Woohoo!

The aim is to lift and tone the crease where you thigh meets your bum and to hit different areas around the hips and glutes to get a well rounded toned booty!

1. Deep Squat and Side Lift

x20 alternating

My 80/20 Lifestyle and a Summer Body Meal Plan

I get asked about what I eat a lot. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, when out and about so I thought I’d do another daily meal plan post with the focus on a summer body!

You can check out my other daily meal plan posts here…

what I ate today

example of daily meal plan

I eat dairy, meat, fish, gluten and drink alcohol but all in moderation. That’s the key my lovelies, balance and moderation. You don’t have to starve, you don’t have to cut out food groups unless you are intolerant and you don’t have to just eat lean meat and boring lettuce leaves. I generally have very social weekends, from about Thursday to Sunday there may be dinners out with friends, weddings, parties, roast round my mums. I make healthy choices as much as I can but I still love a good roast chicken, glass of wine and piece of cake!

Monday to Wednesday, I therefore eat a vegetarian plant based diet as much as I can and I love this too! Don’t get me wrong this doesn’t mean I live one way for a few days of the week and then completely gorge on bad food and get pissed at the weekends. That is not a healthy lifestyle. I still eat extremely healthy and clean all week long but I might fancy a good steak at a restaurant or seafood paella and red wine in spain.

I aim for 80/20% ratio of clean plant based diet with some fish,eggs and greek yogurt and 20% wine (joking), the other 20% might be meat, homemade cake, ice cream!

This Monday, I ate this meal plan below which is an example of what I would typically eat when working in the week and also keeping in mind I want to maintain a summer body (feeling confident myself in a bikini), of course this is what we all are after, confidence!

This meal plan is dairy free, sugar free and meat free…

Feta, Mushroom and Kale Salad

Remember their is no one perfect diet for everybody. The perfect diet for me is not the perfect diet for the person next to me. Just eat real food.

As we go into warmer sunnier days, there’s no better lunch then a fresh salad.

Salads can be so exciting and fun. I love creating new combinations and by playing around with a variety of vegetables and wholefoods you are guaranteed to get goodness! Salads leave me feeling light and energised for the afternoon with an air of confidence that I’m filled with yummy nutrients.

This week I’m enjoying this fresh yet hearty salad. The base is kale, if you are not already including kale in your diet then make sure you go out and get this rich source of beta-carotene, chlorophyll and vitamins. Kale helps balance hormones, lower cholesterol and gives you an antioxidant boost! In this salad I enjoy it raw but massaged with my super healthy salad dressing containing lemon, tahini, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. You can watch me make this dressing here.

The two toppings I’ve gone for are organic mushrooms and feta. Mushrooms are known for their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. The mushrooms I’ve used are white which are one of the few non animal sources of vitamin D.

I love using feta in my salads as just a crumble can add such a strong flavour and texture and can completely change a boring old salad. Cheese gets a bad name but as long as you can digest it alright then it can be a great source of protein and calcium when consumed in moderation as part of a healthy lifestyle. I probably have about 25g once or twice a week…

Three Steps to Take After You Have OverIndulged by Lydia McCall

We all have those days or weekends where we may eat and drink a little too much and end up feeling bloated, sluggish and guilty. This isn’t the end of the world but learning how to deal with it in a healthy way is important. I’ve turned to my lovely and intelligent friend Lydia, who is a holistic health coach, to give us some advice on what to do after you have overindulged…

I am so happy to be back doing another guest post on Lottie’s blog after my previous post where Lottie introduced me to you. Give it a read if you haven’t already. You can find it HERE.

I thought I would write about a topic that I thought you would benefit from. What to do when you have over indulged. So lets get to it.

Healthy Habits Video Series- Simple Nutritious Salad

Changing your lifestyle isn’t an overnight job, it takes time to change unhealthy habits. I believe the key to good health and maintaining a healthy weight is balance and consistency. Start by making small changes. You don’t have to change everything at once and become a healthy guru, that’s when things start to go downhill when you can’t keep it up.

My “healthy habits” will be a series of videos to help you make small changes to improving your lifestyle with a new healthy habit to adopt each week.

My first step is to look at the sauces and dressings you are using. Salad dressings in supermarkets and restaurants are full of unhealthy ingredients including trans fats and sugar! In this video I show you how to make a simple dressing from scratch and it can be used in so many different ways. On your salad, rye toast, chicken or fish.

Watch the video below…