Must-See Spots in Santorini

As most will know from my white and blue pictures on Instagram, I recently visited Santorini. It was my first proper holiday in well over five years and it was completely incredible. Not only was it my first time in Greece, it was my first time being a bridesmaid. We all went for a week and made the absolute most of it.…

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How to Get Bikini Body Ready

Step 1 to getting your bikini body ready: Put a bikini on. From someone who has been up and down with their weight and tried every diet out there for the good part of ten years, I can finally say “I’m over it.” In the last six months or so, I’ve found it really difficult staying focussed on the numbers…

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Everything That Goes Through My Head on a First Date

Getting Ready for a First Date. What am I going to wear? What kind of make-up is appropriate? Does my outfit match where we’re going/what we’re doing? What if they don’t like X that I’m wearing? Fuck it. I don’t care if they don’t like something. This is me (sings the Greatest Showman song in head). Shall I wear a…

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How to Stay Motivated with Fitness When it’s Cold

When the temperature is close to zero, it can be really difficult to get out of your warm, cosy home to exercise. With the start of the New Year, everyone likes to get back into fitness and become their ‘best selves’. This alone can be the only motivation you need but sometimes you might need that extra little push to get…

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Things I Achieved in 2017

Rather than setting myself goals an obscure amount of goals or resolutions, I wanted to look at all the things I achieved in 2017. We often set unrealistic goals and become weighed down by them when we don’t reach them in the first couple of months. If you’re going to set goals for the year, try breaking them down into smaller…

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When Home is a Feeling, Not Just a Place

Something I’ve come to realise more and more recently is that home is a feeling, not just a place. I could never pinpoint just one place that feels like home to me. It’s the people you’re around that make a place a home, it’s having a connection that’s familiar and comforting. When someone asks you where you’re from, where do…

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Disneyland Paris Adventures

Disneyland Paris is something I’ve wanted to check off my bucket list for a long time. Last month, after waiting what seemed like forever, I finally had my Disneyland Paris adventure! The main reason, as you’ve probably read and seen, was to participate in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo challenge; running a 10km race and then a half marathon on consecutive…

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Reasons to Go Walking

One thing I love is going on a long walk in the countryside. Growing up, we went on holidays in the Yorkshire Dales every year, which I probably didn’t appreciate enough at the time. Now, when I have a free weekend, I like to pack my car up, jump in and find a new route for the day. There are…

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Things I’m Excited for at Disneyland Paris

There are so many things I’m excited for at Disneyland Paris. After looking forward to it for months, it’s now less than three weeks away! I’ve started planning outfits with my friend Jen and trying to sort what we’re doing each day along with smashing my running goals. I’ll be running the 10km kitted out head-to-toe as Tinkerbell and then doing…

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Top 3 Smoothies to Start the Day

I am a complete sucker for having smoothies to start the day. During my work week, I do intermittent fasting which means I get all my calories in within an eight-hour period. I start eating at 11.30am which means my lunch break is only an hour later. I’ll usually start with a protein shake packed full of nutrients and I…

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Adventures in Edinburgh

I’ve wanted to venture to Edinburgh for a while now. The only time I’ve been was when I was ten years old so it’s not something I remember very clearly. One of my nearest and dearest friends, Rhona, lives there so I got to stay with her after she managed to get the weekend off. It was also the first…

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Why I Don’t Blog Consistently

I’ve been blogging for almost six years on and off. Why am I not hitting tens of thousands of viewers per month? I don’t blog consistently as it isn’t something I live and breath. I write because I enjoy it. There are plenty of others out there that blog for a living and that’s completely and utterly awesome. My blog…

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Creating a Beachbody and Running Hybrid Training Plan

With my half marathon just weeks away, I haven’t been able to purely focus on another Beachbody program. To help my endurance and strength, I knew I needed to do something alongside my running plan.  I’ve created a Beachbody and running hybrid training plan. I wanted to try the new Shift Shop program and also switch back to Sean T’s…

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When Life Doesn’t Work Out How You Thought It Would

So what happens when life doesn’t work out the way you thought it would? Embrace it. When I was at school, I had a ‘plan’. A plan for my work life and my love life. You never get taught about the different things that happen along the way, about the good and the bad. I am in a completely different…

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21 Day Fix Results

As I mentioned here, I’ve gone back to doing the Beachbody programs. I did T-25 alongside running when I lived in Florida and was probably the fittest I’ve ever been. With the announcement of the coaching system coming to the UK in autumn, I’ve restarted. I have an amazing coach called Alexis who is so encouraging and positive. My aim…

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