Giving Up On The 5 Year Plan And Focusing On Everyday Life Goals

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 I’ve always had a strong idea of what I want my life to look like but I’ve never really had a 5 or 10 year plan. I remember thinking from a young age that I just want to be happy every day. I do change my mind a lot and I like to change things up too which is probably why I live the freelance life but some days all I want to do is move away from London and open up a little Pilates studio and cafe by the ocean and have a routine. Then the next day I’m loving London life and the fact every day is so different. The world we live in today is fast paced, things change daily and so do we. If you change your goals or change your mind it doesn’t mean you don’t know who you are or what you want.

The Oh Dear My Holiday Is In A Week Plan

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So here it is, the plan that will change your life and turn you into a body confident, oozing sassiness, glowing skin goddess. What everyone wants pre holiday right? Well I’m sorry but that was a little bit of fake news. Unfortunately I can’t make those promises and no plan or person should however I do hope this little 7 day reset will help you feel the bestest version of yourself before your hols. It’s all my top tips and feel good gems thrown into a weekly schedule that will hopefully give you the confidence boost we all want pre jet setting. It’s definitely not about crash dieting or trying to change your body shape entirely, it’s about self respect, a little more rest, a little more movement and just a bit more daily consciousness around the decisions you make.  

Do I Drink Alcohol?

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Since I’ve started to openly talk about drinking and not drinking I’ve had a lot of responses from girls saying they loved the fact I was talking about it and they felt more confident to say they weren’t drinking in social situations so I wanted to do a little update.

A friend once told me when I think of you I literally picture you with a glass of red in your hand. Red magazine once wrote an online piece of me which described me as being just as likely to have a green juice or a glass of wine in hand (wine from https://hauslerwines.com.au/).

At the start of this year I wanted to stop drinking. 

An Active Escape With Sam To Feel Viana In Portugal

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Sam and I went on our first run together about 3 weeks into dating and a huge part of what I love about our relationship is that we can be active together and we value that so much. We spent his birthday rock climbing, we’ve cycled in Sweden last Summer and we regularly do Pilates and runs together. Our love for movement is shared and it’s a daily part of our lives so our perfect getaway would of course involve a lot of movement which is why we were so excited to spend 5 days at Feel Viana in Portugal with the Healthy Holiday Company. Feel Viana really did exceed my expectations and I’m very excited to share with you all the reasons why. I can’t recommend this hotel enough not only for the amount of activities on offer but for the hospitality, the food, the location, the rooms and the calming atmosphere that you can’t help but melt into from the moment you walk in to the serene spa and yoga area to the stunning walk down to the beach. A few days of peaceful paradise with a lot of fun movement, good food, wine and a cheeky espresso martini thrown in. 

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Realistic Morning Routine Goals For Summer

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I’m such a morning person in the Summer. The fact it gets light before 6am helps me feel energised and I usually can’t wait to start the day. Sometimes I love to have lazy mornings with breakfast in bed, reading and the curtains pulled open so the sunshine is coming through but I also love to start my day with early morning movement a few times a week. I caught up with you back in March pre my 10k run in Greenwich park and how I was getting motivated to run in Spring, read the post here, so I thought I’d update you on my running goals and my new Summer morning routine plan.

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The Most Delicious Nourish Bowl

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Since writing my last blog post about my Spring reset, I had a little relapse. I got hit by the flu which completely wiped me out for a week but surprisingly it actually put me right off coffee and chocolate (two of my hard to budge vices), and I’ve launched nicely into my Spring reset this week-lemon water, green tea and lots of yummy fruit and vegetables. The illness also helped get me started on another of my Spring reset points which was to read before bed. The TV and my phone was giving me such a headache so I actually finished the book I was reading and am on to my next. I hate to say it but thank you flu. On Sunday, I was feeling well enough to take a trip to the farmers market and spend some time in the kitchen. I was craving all the vegetables to feel nourished from the inside out and I made my Mum and I this delicious nourish bowl. What is a nourish bowl?

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My Spring Reset

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Well hello Spring, lovely of you to finally arrive. I know it’s not exactly shorts weather but the fact we are not wrapping ourselves up in 100 layers anymore is just wonderful. It’s crazy how much you can appreciate a little bit of sunshine and blue skies after what feels like the longest Winter ever. I’m so excited to start swapping my morning bowl of porridge for yummy smoothies and to swap lazy afternoons watching movies on the sofa to picnics in the park with fresh fruit salads. I’m excited to feel lighter in my body and mind, a little bit sun kissed and more energised. Spring and Summer are my seasons. The Winter has dragged a little and I feel it’s taken it’s toll on my health more than usual this year- so I’m starting a little Spring reset. I’m not going to make any drastic changes but it feels like a good time of the year to hit refresh and remind myself of all the ways to feel amazing, glowing and alive. 

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Getting Motivated To Run This Spring | 10k Training

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My Mum, the perfect example of a “non runner” perhaps even “non mover” at one stage set a goal to complete the couch to 5k last year and she did it. I hate to say that as though I’m surprised but she hasn’t really stuck to something fitness related ever. She stuck to the guidelines and schedule even during our family holiday in Portugal. Mum even continued to get her trainers on post the set 9 weeks and I went to a couple of Saturday morning 5k park runs with her near our home and it made me so proud seeing my mum cross the finish line. Since then, we’ve had a chat and realised that she needs a focus and new challenges to keep her motivated. Post Christmas she completed Race At Your Pace, receiving a little medal through the post as a sign of how she’s improved her fitness. After taking on my first fitness challenge last year and cycling 45 miles for the Princes Trust Palace To Palace Race and seeing Mum’s motivation recently I decided it’s time I signed up to a running challenge. 

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Where I’ve Eaten Out Recently In London

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I love cooking at home, making recipes from my many many recipe books and creating my own concoctions from scratch but I must admit I do also eat out a lot because I love it! I live in London where it’s very hard not to be a foodie. I don’t really go to bars or clubs anymore and have definitely cut back on how much I spend on clothes so I feel this justifies that I do like to spend my money on coffees and food. Eek! From brunching to date night to the trendy new vegan fast food place here’s where I’ve eaten out recently and what I recommend ordering. Enjoy foodie friends…