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…

Pilates And Wellness Series | Christmas 2016

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From the 21st November to the 18th December join me in my Pilates and Wellness series to find more life balance, tone your body and live healthy in the run up to Christmas. It’s completely free and each week you’ll get a Pilates workout, three healthy recipes to enjoy and a wellbeing task to complete. End 2016 feeling your best with a balanced approach to your health, fitness and wellbeing; you can do it from wherever you are in the world and I’ll be with you every step of the way…

If You Try To Be Something You’re Not, You’ll End Up Being Nothing. 

 

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If you try to be something you’re not, you’ll end up being nothing.

I’ve recently had a little bit of a talking to myself. It happened after something my amazing boyfriend said to me after I posted something on instagram. It made me stop and question am I really staying true to me and showing who I really am on social media or am I being influenced by others, others with say more followers/more opportunities.

3 Unique Ways To Avoid The Winter Blues

I’ve really noticed this year that the change in weather and shorter days has started to effect my energy and mood. I’ve been feeling a lot more lethargic and irritable since the temperature has dropped and it now gets dark at 5pm! I don’t know about you but I can’t remember the last time I was at home in my PJs at 5pm, but I’m normally out and about wishing I was! This is due to the fact that daylight tells your body when you should be awake and asleep so technically at 5pm we should all be wrapped up with hot cocoa! It always means when our alarm goes off at 6am and it’s still pitch black outside, we feel groggy! I hate groggy! Winter is time people, including myself, find it harder to exercise, eat healthily and be proactive but giving in to these Winter blues and unhealthy habits will only make you more down and stressed.

The lead up to Christmas, New Year and my birthday in January makes this time of year my favourite time of year so I wanted to look into ways to avoid these Winter blues. I researched and then came up with my own 3 goals that I’m going to try to do to boost my mood and energy during the winter months. If you’re like me and don’t like being groggy then give them a go too!

Wellbeing Wednesday: My Top Every Day Stretches For A Healthy Body and Mind

Stretching can seem like a chore but a lot of people don’t understand the importance of it. If your priority is always to get a cardio, interval or a weight training session in because of time then let me tell you this could be where you could have been going wrong and stretching can change the way you approach your fitness forever! Your training will improve from regular stretching, your body will feel free of tension and be more capable to perform certain moves that may be required of you in workouts as well as in general everyday life. Regular stretching can prevent you from many problems in the future and especially with back pain. Chiropractors recommend stretching as a safe way to improve flexibility and mobility, navigate to this website to get more info.

 Stretching will increase the range of movement at your joints, release tight muscles and keep connective tissue pliant creating balance in your body. Be careful stretching because it can caused pinched nerves, visit https://neuropathyreliefguide.com/ if you happen to have any nerve pain. This means lengthened and lean muscles and a healthy supple bod. I also believe there is a relationship between a flexible mobile body and the mind. If you body is free of tension then so your mind will be.

 I know it can be hard getting to an extra yoga or Pilates session so here are my favourite stretches that you can do at home easily to start or end your day. Hold each stretch for 20-30 secs and ease in and out of the stretch if it’s really uncomfortable. Do each one once a day and if you really want to see improvements in your flexibility then 2-3 times a day.

Stretch your way to a happier healthier body!