Most active people know that there is no better feeling than finishing a workout covered in sweat and knowing you’ve really put some effort in, which is why so many people get hooked on a healthy lifestyle. However, sometimes it’s not finding motivation to get to the gym, but the anxiety caused when you can’t… Read More The New Niggle: How to Get Rid of Missed Exercise Guilt
Anyone who follows me on instagram will by now have realised that when it comes to exercise I’m a morning person. This is because my job requires me to work long hours, I feel more motivated to be active in the morning as opposed to after work, and I personally feel less tired and prone… Read More Get out of Bed, Sleepy Head!
Last week thousands of magazines were dropped through letterboxes either saying ‘You’re In’ or ‘Sorry’ as ballot places for the London Marathon 2016 were allocated. I received my entry magazine through my Good for Age place, but I’m very lucky as anyone who has ever entered the ballot will agree that getting a place seems… Read More The New Niggle: Should I apply for a charity place in the London Marathon?
…How to cope with Winter Training If seeing the sunny weather on an August day and jumping into your trainers to enjoy it is the perk of being a runner, winter training is the cold harsh reality. Getting out of bed to train before work when it’s light outside, or pushing yourself that extra mile… Read More The New Niggle:… but Baby it’s cold outside….
Eating for exercise is really confusing – particularly when there are so many conflicting and misleading ideas buzzing around Instagram, blogs and other social media. One of the biggest points of confusion for girls I find is protein powder. If a friend starts a particular hobby or eating practice then it’s normal to think about… Read More The New Niggle: Should girls use protein powder?
We all know the rewards of a healthy life, and how good you can feel after a long day of waking up with hot water and lemon before moving on to green juice, a raw brownie for when that 4pm slump hits, an after work session at the gym, and saying no to a large… Read More The New Niggle: How to press refresh on your motivation when being healthy gets boring..
Anyone who knows me or has read my About Me will know that I am not a ‘runner’ by nature. By this I mean I wasn’t a naturally sporty child, I shunned PE at school, and it wasn’t until I turned 20 that I decided I wanted to be a ‘runner’. Since then I have… Read More The New Niggle: How to be a ‘runner’ – the nitty gritty of getting started
Hi, We all have those days when the idea of going to the gym or having a healthy meal lacks its appeal, and there are a lot of inspirational accounts, quotes and memes around designed to get you feeling motivated. However, for a lot of people it’s not a lack of motivation that is the… Read More The New Niggle: What To Do When You’re Motivation Rich But Time Poor
Courtesy of the lovely Tai Bake Cook One of the key parts to my life that makes me able to stay healthy while finding time to exercise and having a full time job (not in food!) is being prepared. I am the first to admit sometimes i try to fit too much in to my day and… Read More Guest Recipe: Monday to Friday Bars from Tai Bake Cook
Welcome to a new series of posts on Running for August! There are lots of unexpected issues that come up when you workout or run, and whenever I’ve mentioned them on instagram the response is largely “I thought I was the only one!”. So I’m now dedicating a space on this blog to discuss the… Read More The New Niggle: Can you drink alcohol and live an active life?