It’s Never Too Late Too Dream Big

dream big postI recently had to write a biography for Cosmopolitan Online as I’m doing some freelance writing for them (eek) I never thought that I’d be asked to write for one of my favourite magazines when I was younger although I’ve always been so passionate about writing. I just didn’t think I would be good enough and as a young ambitious dancer I was going in a completely different direction. Dreams can change especially as you go from your teens to your twenties and if those dreams you had as a young girl aren’t your dreams today or didn’t come true, then find new dreams! The bio had to be short, get to the point and show who I really am. This is what I wrote…

Mission Glow Smoothie

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When the sun is shining, a smoothie is my number 1 breakfast choice. Having a healthy glow on the outside is one of my main goals as I know that when my skin is clear, fresh and glowing that it’s a reflection of whats going on inside my body and what I put in my body is so important to achieve this. I feel like in the winter, factors like a little too much alcohol consumption, not enough vibrant smoothies/salads and non existent sunshine made me lose my glow a little and I want it back! So it’s full steam ahead on mission glow, starting with this glow smoothie…

Sweet Scrambled Eggs On Healthy French Toast

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I love eggs and know that they are the best thing for me in the morning however I do usually crave something sweet like porridge or pancakes first thing so I decided to create a sweet version of the much loved scrambled eggs on healthy french toast. This breakfast is epic and keeps me fuller for longer compared to my usual porridge, it’s my new favourite lazy Sunday morning treat…

What I Eat In A Day – Healthy And Sustainable

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I filmed a little What I Eat In A Day video, as I know one of the hardest things people find when it comes to healthy eating is recipe ideas and also they struggle on days when you need meals to be quick and hassle free. I filmed this last week and was feeling really tired so just wanted to make quick easy meals. Healthy eating and the real way to happiness and body confidence is to adopt a diet that you can sustain with no restrictions…

3 Healthy Quick After Dinner Desserts

I have always had a sweet tooth and have to have something a little sweet after my dinner every night. This is definitely something I’m gradually trying to cut back on but if you’re aware of your sugar intake from all sources then a little night time sweetness won’t hurt. I’ve learnt to try and find healthy quick dessert ideas and they make me happy so I wanted to share them with you if you also crave cheesecake and chocolate pudding at around 8pm.

Get Yourself A Backpack Baby

This is the first year I’ve had a backpack since I was about 6 and I love it. Backpacks are so fun and I’ve been loving the benefits, especially having free hands to swing around. I have to carry around so much with me and my shoulders and neck were really starting to get tense towards the end of last year. With a backpack the weight is evenly distributed across the body and the strongest muscles in the body, the abdominals and the back support the backpack. Just be aware that you are not leaning forwards to counteract the weight of the pack as this can lead to posture problems! ┬áMy nice handbags were also getting ruined from being carried around all day and I also fill them up with healthy snacks so I thought right new year, new me, new backpack!

I love adding a bit of colour with accessories and bags as I’m not so daring with the colours I wear so I bought this New Balance Red Check one and I love it! In my latest video I show you it in more detail and all the things I carry in it! I thought it might be interesting to see what a Pilates instructor and healthy lifestyle blogger carries with her day to day and you might be surprised by a few unusual items. Check out my video here! I’ve also picked my favourite four backpacks from ASOS which you can see below. I love the metallic one the best and think I might get that for Spring time…

3 Moves For A Perfect Booty feat Swiss Ball

We all want a perky round Kylie bottom right but there’s also loads of other benefits to working that booty. Our glutes are the bum muscles and need to be active and toned! In Pilates we work the glutes a lot for many benefits like improving core strength, preventing back pain, preventing injuries in activities like cycling, running, walking etc. I’ve recently loved using the swiss ball for my bum exercises so I show you how to use one in this video of my 3 Moves For A Perfect Booty but you can also do all the exercises without a swiss ball using the wall/window sill so go for it bootifuls!

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