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2018 What A Year!

At the end of last year, one evening in the week between Christmas & New Years, I took a huge piece of card from Jude’s desk and I sat on the floor in the lounge. I had four different coloured sharpies and I started to write a plan for the year ahead. I wrote 2018 in the middle of the page and then I started to write down anything and everything until the whole page was covered. I wrote things like, visit a new country, run a marathon, start a podcast, film more vlogs, work with a charity etc. I also wrote down a financial goal for the year. I wrote down a list of names of people that inspire me, a list of people that I’d like to meet, a list of books that I wanted to read and I wrote down all of the things that make me happy and all of the people in my life that are important to me. Well, they say that words have power! and I could not …

Most Frequently Asked Fitness Questions …

How Often Do You Workout? I train 5 times each week. (This is usually 3 runs and 2 workouts.) My rest days are usually Tuesday and Friday. If I’m training for a race then I will usually drop a workout to focus my energy on my run days, especially if the weekend run is long one. I always include a lot of mobility and stretching too. Life is often very busy, but I prioritise my running and my workouts because I realise how important my health is. I need to move for both my body and mind to feel good. What’s the best way to lose belly fat? Now this is a question that I get asked a lot! I’m sure that people would love for me to say that there is a flat tummy secret or quick and easy solution, but unfortunately that’s not true. When it comes to reducing body fat there are lots of things to consider. Exercise, diet, sleep, stress, genetics, all play a part. It’s important to focus on all …

Money Matters

Okay, so the time has finally come. I’m equally excited, overwhelmed and kinda terrified… we are buying a house!! Yikes! Well, that’s the goal, we’ve been saving for almost two years and now we need to apply for a mortgage. As a self-employed freelancer, I’ve been told by many people that getting a mortgage is a long and stressful process. It turns out that applying for a mortgage is yet another thing on my list of ‘ Stuff that I didn’t learn at school’. Other things on that list include, ‘How to complete a tax self-assessment’, ‘How to compare car insurance deals’, and ‘How to set up a pension’. As a thirty-year-old, I’m not sure that I qualify as a millennial, but for the sake of this article I am happy to include myself within that group. Many millennial women are choosing to walk the less conventional career path. We are a generation of self-starters, entrepreneurs, and female founders. But the media still talk to women and men VERY differently when it comes to cash. Headlines …

11 Things That You Didn’t Know About Me.

Do you have any siblings? Yes, I have an older sister (36), a younger sister (27) and a younger brother (23). Do you have any tattoos? No, not yet. I go through phases of looking at tattoo’s on Pinterest and saving all of my faves. I’m an all or nothing person and I have an addictive personality, so I’m sure that if I get one, I’ll end up getting loads! What is something that everyone is obsessed with, but you just don’t get the point of? Reality TV. I’ve never watched a single episode of Love Island, Made in Chelsea, or TOWIE. I just don’t get it. For a start, I can’t commit to watching a TV show that’s on at a specific time every week. To be honest, I don’t watch TV much at all. I find it so boring, I can’t sit still and not talk. If I lived alone, I wouldn’t even own a TV. What one thing always makes your day better? Voice-notes!  I love WhatsApp voice-notes, sending them, receiving them, …