Waking Up To You

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“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” – Eckhart Tolle

Somewhere along the line, living an active healthy lifestyle has become hard work and effort. It’s something that we have to think about and find inspiration and motivation to do and I really believe it can be easier. It becomes easy when you realise that you are so unique and what works for you will be completely different to your friend, boyfriend, work colleague…

Body Confidence From The Inside Out

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It’s such a nice feeling when you feel body confident and you sass around feeling positive and on top of the world but then there’s days when you can’t help but feel negative about your body and judge every little imperfection. Guys and girls have this I’m sure, we are all human. Of course there’s things we can do like eating well, working out, wearing cute jeans that can help us but ultimately it’s a feeling that comes from the inside out and it’s based solely on your own perspective… 

Week 4 | Pilates and Wellness Challenge | Christmas 2016

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Yay you’ve made it, to week 4 of my Pilates and Wellness challenge and we are so nearly at Christmas! My favourite time of year! I’m so excited to share with you my best of 2016 Pilates routine this week. This one you can do all throughout the festive season and you’ll feel fabulous and ready for those LBDs; perhaps not so relevant for the lads on the challenge but it’s a kick ass Pilates workout with all my favourite moves of the year. See below for your three recipes and wellness task too… 

Week 3 | Pilates and Wellness Challenge | Christmas 2016

week 3 pilates and wellness lottie murphyWoo, we are half way through my Pilates and Wellness Challenge. How’s it going? Perhaps you’ve only managed the workout twice or you forgot the wellness task from week 1, that no phone in bed is a toughy! It’s fine, something is better than nothing but try to really get committed now. Perhaps you’ve got a few nights out booked in or work is crazy busy in the lead up to holiday season but make YOU the priority. Sleep well, eat well and move well! Week 3, let’s go…

Ballet Inspired Workout With ELLESPORT

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This ballet inspired workout will make you feel amazing! I took some of my favourite Pilates exercises and gave them a ballet twist. When I was at dance college I didn’t have to think about working out because we were dancing all day long, this workout doesn’t feel like a chore, it’s fun and reminds me of my ballet days. I’m wearing ELLESPORT’s new Fortitude collection which I think was perfect for these moves especially the stirrup leggings and ballet pink touches. The outfit is feminine yet classic, I actually felt elegant whilst getting a sweat on and believe me you’ll definitely be getting that sweat on too; ballet is not easy…

Work That Bikini This Summer

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Okay so I’ve definitely caught the wanderlust bug. With three trips already done this year and three more booked, it got me thinking that I should really be feeling bikini ready all year round but what does bikini ready really mean to me! And what it means to me will be completely different to what it means to you. This summer is all about having fun, trying new things and staying active for me and if that involves a bikini then even better! 

Savoury Flapjack Recipe : The Sugar Free Snack

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So I have been snacking on these savoury flapjacks every day since coming back from Catalonia, I simply had to share the recipe with you guys. Kimberly Parsons, author of The Yoga Kitchen, gave them to us for our packed lunch for the journey home from her retreat, so cute, and I instantly made a big batch the day after I got back. I’m a huge flapjack fan and I love snacking but most flapjacks, even the healthy versions, can sometimes contain a bit too much sugar for an every day snack. These savoury versions are a fabulous snack on the go as they are packed with vegetables, egg, oats, herbs and a little feta. I’m on to my third batch already…

Roasted Chickpeas

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I’ve been trying to really cut back on my sugar over the last couple of weeks. I will do a more detailed post about why and how I’ve been doing this but it has meant I’ve really had to think more carefully about my snack choices. I would always tend to grab a nakd bar, some dark chocolate or piece of fruit if I wanted a quick snack but these snacks can really build your sugar levels