Let’s face it: we all follow about a million Instagram accounts dedicated to fitness and healthy food, filled with flatlays of expensive workout clothes and pitaya smoothie bowls. We hope that they’ll inspire us to lead a similarly healthy lifestyle, and while they can definitely be motivating, they can also make you feel really inadequate. Not because there’s anything wrong with pitaya smoothies, but because they often fail to showcase the days where you don’t workout because you feel like crap, or even just because you got sucked into Netflix at 8AM on a Saturday (enjoy it, that ends when you have kids). [ Read More… ] …
Today marks the first day of half-marathon training! I’ll be running in March after my plans to run one last year were somewhat put on hold after getting pregnant. Now that our little poppet is here and happy, I’m getting ready to face that challenge again.
Since the most I’ve done so far is a 10k, training for a half marathon is likely to be quite the journey. I’m a little bit afraid, but I’m also really excited and ready to take on the challenge.
Since I’ll be pushing myself quite a bit to meet the distance rather than just doing my usual 5k fun runs, I’ve decided to dedicate the training process and race to my charity of choice, Amnesty International. I would be incredibly grateful if you were able to donate any loose change on my Just Giving page.
I’ll be posting a review of each training week here on the blog, in part because reading about my struggle will most likely be rather entertaining, and in part because it will be an excellent reflection exercise for me.
Wish me luck!
Eating more or less regularly can be quite a challenge with a newborn baby, and eating healthily can be almost impossible. Sure, you’ve probably pre-cooked meals to last you the first week or two, but even the most generous freezer will one day stop giving and you’ll have to start cooking again. Over the last few weeks, I’ve tried (and often failed spectacularly) to maintain a healthy & clean approach to meals, and now, after eight weeks, I have it more or less figured out. Today, I’m sharing my top five tips for healthy eating in those crazy first months. [ Read More… ] …
Now that Isla is well over a month old, it’s high time to share my third trimester experiences! [ Read More… ] …
Here I am with another (slightly less basic) recipe for drinkable greens. Sometimes, when you need something a bit more substantial than simply a juice, a green smoothie can be the ideal solution! This is a classic green smoothie recipe that I you can vary to suit your tastes!
Ingredients (for 2 Smoothies)
3 scant cups kale
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 lemon (juiced)
1 cup coconut water
Add the ingredients to a blender and mix it up! If it’s a bit too thick, just add some filtered water.