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A PENtastic weekend in Brighton

When the words “if that work phone comes out while we’re in Brighton I’m going to take it off you & throw it in the sea!” are said to you before a weekend away, you’ve got to question how much you’re working.

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HIIT-ing Harder: The Halfway Mark

6 weeks done and dusted already! Time flies when you’re having 4 weekly funerals for your fat. 24 HIIT sessions done, 24 more to go.

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Run, Forrest, Run!

Love it or loathe it, running is a great form of exercise; it’s free, can be done anywhere, and burns more calories than most mainstream exercises. So long as you as you have no existing joint problems (sorry Debbie with the dodgy knees, you’ll have to sit out on this one) running can be both therapeutic and addictive.

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DIY, Running Fever and a New Fitness Challenge

AUGUST?! I’m sure it was only February like yesterday? We’ll be celebrating Christamas (my birthday and Christmas) in a little over 4 months, and yet I’m still thinking I ought to plan my summer holiday.

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Focussing on fitness over baking: the Great British Ache off

“Who are you and what have you done with Fitness Digestive?!”

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10 Days in Paradise: 5* Royal Service at the Paradisus Cancun

Suffering from major holiday blues, jet-lagged and adjusting to life far sooner than I want to be, editing my holiday pictures is making me jealous of the 10 days of amazing-ness I got to experience at the beginning of July. I am currently topping up the Mexican tan I have acquired that most would be envious of though, so life isn’t TOO bad.

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The Figures Behind Your Figure: FitBit Stats & Macros

Well, this all feels a little bit out of the ordinary.untitled
Sitting down to write this post I think how long it’s been since I’ve done this and it saddens me that it’s been about three months that I had the time to put pen to paper (finger to keyboard in this case) and do what I really love doing! So first of all I have to wish Fitness Digestive a (belated) first birthday and sincerely hope you’re all still enjoying my ramblings on here!

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Food: Building a Healthy Relationship

When is the latest time you can still wish people a happy new year? The end of February is still acceptable, right? Cool. Well happy new year to you all – I hope any new years resolutions you’ve made are still going strong. Although, anyone I know that even bothered with them this year kissed them goodbye quite a while back, and dry January didn’t last longer than a week. But, congratulations to anyone that’s keeping to their positive lifestyle changes.

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Winter Motivation: Santa’s Coming, Look Busy!

As we await winters imminent arrival, we all find it hard to get the motivation to go to the gym. You leave home in the morning and it’s dark, you leave work in the evening and it’s dark. Why would anyone want to do anything other than head straight home and snuggle up on the sofa, surrounded by lovely smelling candles & watch back-to-back episodes of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Don’t judge me – I know I’m not alone in this!

Now that the days are shorter – and considerably colder – I struggle to wake up in the morning motivated to do any more than get myself dressed, let alone head to the gym after work, or even worse.. BEFORE *gulp*. I tried this when I joined my new gym just under a month ago and I suffered terribly for the rest of the week with black bags under my eyes and feeling as though I hadn’t slept in month. I think it’s safe to say I’ll be sticking to evening workouts – people that can workout for hours before a full day at work get my full admiration!

But don’t worry – as I find the motivation to get myself back in the game, I’ll be helping you guys out too!

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