Hot Pod Yoga: My New Obsession

You’ve probably seen me tweeting all about Hot Pod Yoga for weeks, right? I’ve been trying to get everyone to go to the new pod that’s opened up in Nottingham city centre because I’m a total convert.

One of my fave blogger gals Becca is a huge fan and I would always see her ‘gramming about how amazing it is. Another amazing lady from work also goes and we had a trial through her as well so I’ve been going for about a month now on the various awesome launch membership offers that Sarah at the pod has been offering. And then, luckily the lovely Molly from Rose Beauty Files set up a blogger trial afternoon with them at the pod so I jumped at the chance for another go.

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My Invisalign Story +14 Things To Know!

I’ve finally finished my course of Invisalign! After 58 weeks of changing aligners, brushing my teeth up to 6 times a day, tears, complaining and sulking, it’s over. It’s taken me just over a year to finish and I’m waiting for my retainers to arrive. So, I thought I’d do a little run down of some things that have happened, basically my Invisalign story. If anyone has any specific questions then I’d love to be able to help, so either leave me a comment or tweet me!

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My Favourite 20 Minute HIIT Workout

Here’s another little workout post for you guys. I love a good HIIT workout and I’ve formulated this little one together from a few exercises that I really enjoy. I’m wearing the Davina F&F Geo Print Medium Impact Sports Bra from Tesco’s clothing range and I love it. Are you ready to sweat? Set a timer for one-minute intervals for 20 minutes – I just downloaded any old interval timer apps from the App Store, they all work pretty much the same. This workout is four different exercises and then you can top it off with a minute plank for a finisher!

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The Importance Of Being Confident In Your Gym Wear

This post is all about gym wear, but, it’s a little different. I hope it doesn’t come off as a rant but I just want to stick up for all the girls in the gym that I feel are similar to me and occasionally get judged for no reason.

I was listening to a podcast the other day, one that I normally love where they chat about funny stuff, day to day trials and tribulations, first world problems etc and it’s usually really funny. But, this time they were talking about gym wear and what they think of people that take pride in what they wear to workout in. Basically, they were saying if you’re wearing nice gym kit and not an old baggy t-shirt and holey leggings you don’t know what you’re doing and you’re essentially vain. I disagree with this completely. I don’t know about you, but just because I like to look my best in the gym by wearing pieces that I think are stylish from Nike, Sweaty Betty, Elle Sport and other stylish gym-wear brands.

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Super Quick Butt-Boosting Leg Workout

“I bet you’re in the gym for like 2 hours at a time aren’t you?” someone said to me the other day. I felt almost as if they were judging me and saying I’m boring just because I like fitness. It’s difficult to judge what people think about you when they say things like that but I definitely think we shouldn’t be thought of as boring if we do like to spend time in the gym. The point is that I only spend an hour in the gym if I’m doing a yoga class. My other sessions are between 25-40 minutes and that’s enough time to get a great workout in, so I don’t even spend that much time in there. It’s quite frustrating, don’t you think?

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2017 Fitness Changes & Goals

Slightly late on the ol’ New Year’s Resolutions but I’m not really a resolution’s type of gal, I’m more of a have an idea and try your best person. I feel like if I set a proper resolution, I’m more than likely going to pack it in but if I try and change my lifestyle a little bit at a time, it’s a touch easier to stay on track.

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Dessert For 150 Calories?

‘Diet’ desserts are usually pretty dire, am I right? I mean we all know fruit salad isn’t a dessert and yoghurt and berries just don’t cut it sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my yoghurt and berries and a bit of dark chocolate but sometimes you just need something that is tasty and artificially sweet (in a good way!). That cake or ice-cream sweet is hard to beat if you’re running on pure cravings so I like to find puddings that are in no way clean eating but don’t break the calorie bank. Treats like these are hard to find!

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Super Fat-Busting Foods For Healthy Eating

The idea of eating in order to lose weight is often thought of as a bit of a weird thought. After all, most ‘diets’ tell us that in order to shed the pounds, we need to limit our diet. In many cases, it certainly can be. After all, if you are already eating a poor diet full of saturated fats, and not exercising enough to burn off the calories, you are going to put on weight. With this in mind, many people continue to eat the same diet, but just less of it. When we restrict food from ourselves, our bodies realise we are hungry and can go into starvation mode. When this happens, our bodies survivalist instinct kicks in and it does all it can to hold on to the few calories it is receiving. Instead of processing certain fats through the body, our body tries to hold on to them to keep what it perceives as its diminishing fat stores afloat. It is for this reason that people on a very low-calorie diet actually stay the same weight as they were before.

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The Ultimate Popcorn Treat

If you know me, you’ll know that I love a snack and I really enjoy finding something new from a fresh brand on the market. Recently, I’ve been trialling these treats from Nina’s Popcorn. These guys have developed an exciting range of naturally nutritious superfood popcorn which is packed with antioxidant and nutrient-rich ingredients. Nina’s is made using 100% plant-based ingredients and is gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free.

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