Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Torbay Half Marathon

After running the plymouth half last year for cancer research, this year i'm taking on Torbay's half for a very special little boy... hoping to beat my personal best too! 
6 year old, twin Joseph has recently been diagnosed with leukaemia. 

For him and his family it's an incredibly difficult time, with him currently being treated in Bristol and facing 3 years of chemo. He is ridiculously strong, brave and always smiling. 
So, this year i'm raising money for the children's Cancer Leukaemia Group. The money donated to this page will go straight to them. Alternatively, I will be raising money for Joseph and his family to enjoy a great day out and this will be via cash or direct debit. 
Any money would be hugely greatful to support Joseph, his family and other families and children in a similar position. 
Joseph faces a difficult road ahead of him but with our help we can make it that little bit easier - i've even given him, his twin brother and his sister the choice on what I wear on race day - GOD HELP ME!
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Thank you


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Protein Pancakes

I'm not a machine or like some of those into fitness that can go a whole year without carbs or cravings. I'm a sucker for a pancake and eating them guilt free is my ultimate dream.
Sometimes at breakfast after fasted cardio to fuel my body I treat myself to protein pancakes. Tasting incredible and so easy to make, if you get the chance you have to try these.


/ 1 Scoop of Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
/ 30g of porridge oats
/ splash of almond milk
/ 1 egg

/ 1 banana


/ Blend everything together in a nutri-bullet or a blender until smooth
/ Add some coconut oil into a pan and fry off your pancakes.
/ Stack them up, add some honey and some berries if you wish
/ Enjoy

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Setting Goals

I've always found in order to tay motivated the best way is set goals, whether that's daily, weekly or even yearly or even 'summer's coming'.

'Summer's comming' makes me laugh so much, I'm guilty of it too, suddenly the fact that summer is coming we all go out and try and complete a marathon in hope we'll feel comfortable in our bikini and then we are gutted that is doesn't work. 

It's so important to make realistic goals. Instead of weight loss goals which are sometimes disheartening, a fitness goal may be better - why not try aim to run 5k in one month? 
By trying to complete this you'll have to go out and train, meaning you'll exercise more which will help burn fat and calories. Match that with eating clean and it will fall off. 

My goals are slightly different this year, last year 'get skinny'... this year from being more educated on everything it's slightly more specific. 

- Be more flexible.

 Running and being in the gym constantly and being guilty of not paying lots of attention to stretching, I'm as flexible steel... well not quite but you know. So i'm going to focus a lot more on stretching and trying yoga.

- Get as many vital nutrients I can.

 Regular readers will know that I'm a sucker for a veg smoothie and when Nutri-advanced got in contact with me asking to try out some products I was so excited. Multi-vitamins and a superfood powder are 100% helping me. Taking my mulit-vitamin with a pit of water as soon as I wake up and adding a scoop of super food powder to my smoothie, i'm all vitamin'd up!

- Maintain energy and don't crash. 

Again nutri-advanced sent me a great product for energy, high in essentials vitamins and nutrients getting up at 6 o'clock for my morning run or getting through my 4 o'clock slump has become a whole lot easier after i've had one these.

- Stop bingeing 

My biggest down fall is a binge. A cheat day can turn into calories consumed for what should be a week... i'm talking not just the one chocolate bar but 6.... not even exaggerating... honestly. I need to find the happy medium, I was glad I managed to keep my bingeing under control yesterday. After a 10k charity run I came home to a lovely roast, I would normally binge so much I have to role into bed but I DIDN'T ... can I hear WOOP WOOP?

You can buy the products I'm using @ www.nutriadvanced.co.uk

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