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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Fitness FAQ #5


By far the most frequently asked question that I have received since I started training has always been;

"What is your diet like?" 

I once shared my diet on here but as soon as I began training with my Personal Trainer, Paul it became apparent that I was grossly under eating and certainly not getting the right nutrients. With Paul's help I adjusted my diet and tested foods on how my body reacted to them (cashews make me bloated, who knew?) meaning the end result was the most perfect anti inflammatory yet beneficial-to-training Nutrition plan which was  tailor made for me, by me (effectively).
When I saw how beneficial this kind of nutrition was for my exercise regime, and the sheer volume of you crying out for information to accelerate your own results I realised I wanted to help. At first I just gave you Paul's contact details and you could discuss whatever your needs were with him, but the plan that I am on isn't exactly budget friendly (you'd be amazed at how many shoes miss out on a loving home with me because of Paul) and when you are just starting out and unsure if you will even be able to stick to it, the last thing you want to do is throw your shoe budget at it.
So I sat with Paul and we decided to put together a low cost e-book with the fundamentals of the diet I follow, for you to trial and test to come up with the same style but tailored to your body. I put emphasis on the low cost because both of us were horrified to see the cost of so many health and fitness e-books on the market, I mean £50? For what is effectively just a book?
Anyway, it took some time and some string pulling but on Monday 14th April 2014 (my 26th birthday) the Bodyluxe Nutrition Guide was released and can be purchased for a mere £7.50. The response has been absolutely insane and I am overwhelmed by the all the tweets, instagram pics and feedback (please if you have purchased let me know your thoughts either via social media or using my contact form HERE)
I really hope that you experience the same benefits to energy, aesthetics and overall well being as I have since undertaking this kind of nutrition and I look forward to seeing your progress pics.


Please note this nutrition guide is not Vegan or Vegetarian.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Spoilt.

Mink Pink Top - c/o Spoilt Brat    Necklace - New Look    Bag - Alexander Wang    Sunglasses and trousers - H&M    Shoes - TK Maxx    Cuff & Rings - Ebay

I think I've managed to pin point the reasoning behind my obsession with Aussie style. Since embarking on my health journey it became apparent that maintaining style when you know you'll be dripping with sweat in a few hours, was difficult. Yet the effortless sporty basics twisted and individualized by so many Australian designers makes "throw on, feel good" style a reality, thus my life and loves a whole lot easier to merge and maintain. This oversized raglan tee from Mink Pink @ Spoilt Brat looks like your average basic, but look a little closer and the mesh highlights from the three quarter length sleeves give this top a whole new meaning as well as trend.
Now all I need to decipher is how many months of all black errrthang I have got left before Summer.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Loving Lately - Hot Chocolate Recipe


So you may or may not have noticed a sharp fall in blog post frequency this last week, well for those who don't follow my endless Tweets, Ali and I exchanged contracts on our new home to complete on the 16th April. 
Needless to say shopping has gone through the roof and my bedroom currently looks like a John Lewis bomb went off. It's easy to get caught up in the lists of things we need to buy (I mean I need a set of Vera Wang Champagne glasses don't I?), luckily my Grandma has always been a keen interior decorator so I've dusted off her books, reactivated my Pinterest and spent many evenings soaking up the inspiration whilst indulging in a new style of post workout PhD shake.
Hot Chocolate! But no I can't take the credit, I was tweeted the idea a few weeks back and it has been keeping me sane ever since and it really is so simple.

Ingredients:
2 (or more if you like it rich) Unsweetened Green & Blacks Cocoa Powder
8floz Unsweetened Almond Milk
1-2tbsp Agave Honey (optional)

Place on low heat until tiny bubbles start to appear around the edges and it lightly starts to simmer, make sure its warm enough and remove from the heat.
Pour into your "Happy Place" mug and enjoy!