Tag Archives: Fitness Inspiration

Run Towards Your Dreams!

Hi genies
The other evening I was out for a little run and it felt really good. There was a little breeze in the late summer air and the sun had just started setting. Those are the moments that I would otherwise miss out on, so sometimes you really do get rewarded just by getting yourself into your running gear and out of the door…and at home I made myself an apple-ginger shot! Love them! πŸ˜‰
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Run for your life!

Hi genies
I went on an evening run the other day and did some interval training — pheeew! Even though they’re really hard I love how effectively they improve your running!
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Morning Run

Hi genies
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Lately I have been pushing myself to get up a little earlier and go for a morning run. Although it’s hard to get out of bed, lace up your shoes and start running, there’s just something about those early summer mornings…and the feeling afterwards is priceless πŸ˜‰
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When is your favourite time to run?

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Breakfast Inspiration

Hi genies
When I was younger I never really used to eat breakfast, but now it has become my favourite meal of the day! So if you’re a little stuck in a rut and don’t really know what to eat in the early AM hours, here’s some inspiration for you.

Breakfast Bowls
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One of the easiest and fastest breakfasts are nutritious breakfast bowls. As a base you can use anything from yoghurt, nana ice cream to an acai bowl and as far as toppings go, you have virtually unlimited options. So just drizzle, sprinkle, slice and dice away πŸ™‚ Click HERE for more breakfast bowl ideas

Breakfast Bagel
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If you like something a little more substantial, maybe after a morning workout, the breakfast bagel is a good option for you. Again, what you choose to fill your bagel with is entirely up to you. Two varieties I’d recommend are with salmon and cream cheese or avocado and scrambled eggs…Yumm!

Eggs ‘n Avocado
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And of course, a classic combination that will help fill you up, is any version of eggs and a side of avocado! If this doesn’t motivate you to get out of bed in the morning, I don’t know what will… πŸ˜‰

Hope you enjoyed!

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Running Club!

Hi genies
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I’ve got some news…I joined a running club! I’ve been debating on this idea for quite a while now and luckily the perfect opportunity came along and I’m finally part of the club πŸ™‚ Knowing myself, I’m sure this will help me to be more consistent with my runs because I have to be able to keep up with the others and make progress if I want to stay with the same team!
And to be completely honest, if it’s just me on my own all the time…I kind of start slacking after a few weeks and don’t push myself hard enough, even though I really want to improve! So this is perfect for me and I’m reaaaallyyyy excited to see where this is going πŸ˜‰

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50 Good Reasons To Exercise

Hi genies
Are you lacking the motivation to exercise and get your workouts done?
Well, this might help πŸ™‚ :
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What do you think? Sounds pretty good to me…

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#PA Update: Month 12!!!

Hi genies
Wooooooow I just cannot believe it! 12 months have gone by since I posted THIS “little” announcement. A whole year -!! For those of you who haven’t followed me on this journey, it was basically me trying to get into better shape and becoming healthier.
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To be brutally honest with you, I am not quite where I had imagined myself to be at this point in time. But I must admit, I actually am in better shape (strengths wise – not so sure about endurance hehe) than I have ever been before and I do eat a lot more healthily than I have before. Over the past year I have learnt so much from the different processes that I went through and I now know what works for me and what doesn’t which is a very valuable lesson learnt πŸ™‚ I have now found a great passion within me for healthy foods and different forms of exercise which no one can ever take away from me.
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I am satisfied with the changes I have accomplished, even if I wish I had been a little more consistent and harder on myself but oh well! Every now and then “life” happens, you slip a little and fall off the bandwagon but that’s ok, too. As long as you get right back on it of course! hehe πŸ˜‰
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Even though this project has now officially come to an end, I am in no way giving up on my new-found lifestyle and I will only improve over time…so watch this space πŸ™‚ And as I’ve already mentioned last time, I still have this thing called a half marathon ahead of me next fall…oops…so I need to keep going no matter what!
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HIIT Morning Workout

Hi genies
And good morning everybody! Today I woke up early and worked out! Hurray! The last week I didn’t really get my sweat on, so in order to get back into the swing of things I decided on a 30 min HIIT workout today at 7.15 in the morning…I know for some people this might not seem that early but even though I love being up early in the morning, I struggle with getting out of bed, so I’m slowly trying to get up earlier and be more productive and this is just the start πŸ™‚ But I’m not going to lie…I had my alarm clock set for 6.29 AM but then hit the snooze button instead of getting up…whoops πŸ™‚

I couldn’t quite keep up with the instructor in the video but I did the best I could and I felt amazing afterwards! So in case you’re interested, here’s the workout I did:

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Bikram Yoga

Hi genies
Yesterday I tried Bikram Yoga for the first time – and I don’t think I’ve ever sweat that much during a workout session in my life!

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If you’re not familiar with Bikram Yoga, it is a yoga class that is taught in a room that is heated up to 40Β°C and you go through 26 different poses. In the class that I visited, we performed every pose twice and also practised two breathing exercises.

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Although I was absolutely drenched in sweat by the end, my mascara hadn’t budged an inch! Amazing, right? πŸ˜‰

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Don’t Quit!

Hi genies

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Don’t give up! I believe in you <3

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