You and Your body…

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I am too fat, too skinny, my hips are too big, my hips are too small, my boobs are too small, my ears stick out too much, my nose is too small, too big…. You see where I am going with this!

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4 ways to Self – Care

Time to reflect. What do most of us do in January? Make a big long list of New Year resolutions and goals. I am not drinking ever again! I am building a six pack! While I am all for setting goals, this year I decided to change tact. I started this blog last year as part of my set of New Year resolutions. As a way of staying accountable for my ‘healthier lifestyle’ and it has been an amazing tool for me.

I love to make realistic goals that I can achieve and feel fantastic for. However after last year’s goals and the workload I gave myself to achieve these goals. I decided this year I would reflect on 2015 and identify areas of my life that need to be tweaked, and could be tweaked in an effortless way. Making the process more enjoyable with less pressure.

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5 Top Tips to get through Christmas!

 

20151213_140349_resizedI have decided that this year I will not gain the annual 5 lbs weight in chocolate. I will not feel bloated and sluggish and bad come the New Year. I will not face into the torture of having to drink green smoothies day in and day out, until I start to resemble what I used to look like. Instead I will see January as a positive, set some New Year goals and be excited for what the new year may bring. Ok this is the plan, but as we know it takes more than just a plan. It takes determination, strong will and just damn hard work, but I am willing to give it my best shot! I set this blog up almost a year ago, as a New Year goal to be accountable for my actions in relation to my health. So I feel this rounds out the year fairly well. Therefore I am here and now making a promise to myself and to all of you. I will be respectful to myself and my body and only over indulge a ‘normal’ amount this Christmas.

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Low GL, High GL, Confused…I was!

What does GL even mean?

Low Glycaemic Load (GL), high Glycaemic Load (GL). Low Glycaemic Index (GI) and high Glycaemic Index (GI). It’s all a bit confusing. So today I thought I would give a quick low down on what GL means, and how high GL foods impact the body.Read More »

Ferrero Energy Balls

Hi all,

Anyone fancy something nice this weekend, without the guilt? These are super tasty, filled with delicious healthy ingredients. I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe, because it is seriously simple. But they went down well, so I thought people might like to try them.

They literally take 5 minutes to make (faster than the time it would take you to drive to the shop to buy the biscuits).Read More »

Inspirational people; who inspires you?

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As some of you may have seen from my Instagram or facebook page. Last weekend I attended the wellness workshop, CHANGE in Galway. I was so inspired by these speakers, I thought it might be good to share some of what they had to say. The day brought with it a variety of speakers and activities. Kathie Stritch a personal trainer, gave a nice warm up session to get us ready and energised for the day ahead. We then heard from Gerry Duffy, the man who ran 32 marathons in 32 days, yes he actually did this, how crazy is that. On 12th December I am participating in a 10km race in the Phoenix park for aware. I am seriously worried about it, mainly because I am not training for it! However if doubts creep in, all I need do is think about this man. If he managed 32 marathons in 32 days, surely I can manage a 10km jog around a park!. He is now a corporate motivational speaker, business mentor and author. Next up was the beautiful Roz Purcell who demonstrated some delicious and very simple tasty treats. Stay tuned for my version of them coming soon! We wrapped up the day with Alan Quinlan who spoke about mental health. His personal struggles and gave advice on coping mechanisms.Read More »

Quinoa & Holloumi Salad

What is Halloumi anyway?

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I was first introduced to this ingredient by the lovely wellanicity and her oriental stir fry, find her recipe here. Originating from Cyprus, halloumi is a white cheese usually made from sheep or goats milk. It is not too unlike mozzarella in texture and has a salty taste. Halloumi has a high melting point and so it can be grilled or fried without melting, making it very versatile. Read More »