Author: Adrienne

‘Why do you talk about motivation so much?’

On Sunday evening I went on Instagram live for fifteen minutes to talk about motivation. I wanted to share a positive message and to encourage others to start the week feeling good. I’ve been asked a few times recently, ‘Why do you talk about motivation so much and what motivates you? Well, where should I start!? If I am 100% honest, I believe that encouraging others is my gift, it’s what I do best and it comes naturally to me. I haven’t had the easiest life so far, but let’s be honest who has? Please understand that I am not saying this for sympathy or even for empathy, it’s just my reality.  However, I know that no matter what I have experienced, I have always known that I’m not the only one and that there is always someone else that has it worse than I do right now. There have been a few moments in my life that have really shocked me, stopped my world from spinning and really changed me forever. Those moments are what make …

Fitbit | Healthy Habits

I am a big believer that small lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on your health. This October I’ve partnered with Fitbit and I’m going to see if tracking my everyday activity, using the FitBit Surge 2, will help me to reach my goals. I have three healthy habits that I am going to track.

20 Thoughts About Turning 30

Tomorrow is my 30th birthday. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a few friends asking me ‘How do you feel about turning 30?’ They have the kind of look on their face that you would have if you were telling someone that you’d just run over their cat. It’s a sad face with a half smile. Apparently on the eve of your 30th birthday, your expected to freak out, reflect on your life, assess who you are and contemplate the meaning of your existence. Wowzers! As with many things, it’s a different conversation for women and men right? So here are my thoughts about turning thirty… 1. If turning thirty is such a ‘big deal’ then surely I can expect lots of flowers, cards, balloons and gifts. Plus it’s totally acceptable to drag out the celebrations for a whole week! Wooohoooo! Oh and don’t forget the cake 🙂 2. People take you more seriously when you’re in your thirties. When you’re a twenty-something, you know nothing. Now I’m older, I’m wiser. So there. 3. …

adidas runners REMIX !

Where adidas studio London, 152 Brick Lane When  Saturday 10.30am Who adidas runners I’ve joined the adidas runners for 3 unique REMIX run sessions. Don’t worry if you missed the first two, make sure you sign up for the finale on Saturday 30th September. Lace up and join us at 152 Brick lane at 10am, it’s a women’s only event (sorry lads). We’re kick starting the weekend, and waking up the locals, by running through the city with my REMIX playlist. Music is my motivation when I’m training, it makes me run faster and push myself harder. After the run, we work out and we’re accompanied by LIVE musicians. Previously we have been joined by a sax, a trumpet and a duo steel band. I’m MEGA excited for our final workout but you’ll have to wait until the day to find out what the soundtrack will be. Don’t worry if you’re new to running or you haven’t been running in a while. All abilities are welcome and no one gets left behind. It’s not a …

I have afro hair, so what?

Where should I start!? I guess I should start with the positives, cos that is just my style. Firstly, I’m gonna say that I love my afro hair. I haven’t always. Trust me, many tears have been shed over the years. (Mostly when my Mum would try to detangle it) Like most young girls with afro hair, I used to wish that my hair was straight, the majority of my friends at school had straight hair and I thought it would be so much easier to brush and to style. At that time I had no idea about ‘beauty standards’ or ‘media influence’ and Instagram did not exist. I got used to people saying that my hair was ‘massive’ or ‘bushy’ or asking me if they could touch my hair. I was never offended, but I did feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. Let’s be honest, when you’re fourteen years old, the last thing that you want, is to stand out. Fast forward sixteen years and I now have the confidence to fully embrace my afro hair. …