Movers and Shakers – delicious vegan breakfast smoothies

Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know that my Nutribullet has revolutionised my morning routine. From bright green cucumber, spinach and spirulina shakes to vibrant orange mango, carrot and turmeric smoothies, breakfast has never been so colourful or so jam-packed with nutritional goodness. Prior to the Nutribullet I wouldn't have considered foods such as cucumbers, [...]

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Underwater ab workout

I made it down to the pool twice last week and again last night so I'm stockpiling a nice collection of sessions ready to share with you. I was going to post them in order, but last night's session was too much fun to hold back (!!) so I thought I'd share it first. This [...]

Tri, tri and tri again

Last weekend was an impressive one in terms of sporting achievements. You may have seen the Brownlee brothers swim, cycle and run to a one, two finish in the elite men's race at the world triathlon series in Leeds on Sunday, or looked on as team GB triathlete Vicky Holland claimed a bronze in the [...]

I am, IM: A 40 minute medley swim set

After my last swimming session post I received lots of positive feedback so I've decided to share a swim set here each week. Hopefully this will motivate you to get your weekly chlorine hit, as well as having the added bonus for me of making sure I get to the pool at least once a [...]

Motivation, discipline and true grit

'Don't wait around to feel "motivated", just get disciplined.' These were wise words of Steve Kamb, founder of Nerd Fitness, speaking in a recent interview on the Runners' Connect Run to the Top podcast, words which have been doing circuits in my mind ever since. It's funny how some things just catch your ear; some pithy refrain [...]

A fun 45 minute swim set

After a blissful, (if not slightly indulgent on the food and wine front), long weekend, on Tuesday I decided to stay out of the rain and switch my run for a gym/swim combo. Lunchtime saw me power through a Kayla Itsines-inspired HITT workout, with jumping squat-lunges and cross-body mountain climbers designed to turn all of your [...]