Life update: I started running again?!

Hello you lovely lot, so if you read my blog you would know I’ve got the summer off University, so blogging was at the top of my to do list.

I say ‘was’ because I recently landed myself another job! (I currently work a Saturday job at Laura Day Bridal Wear) And I am now part of a lovely team, and work in a gorgeous new healthy deli in my local village.

So sorry for the excuses, but I have been a tad busy working and getting settled in my new work.

I also have been experimenting at the gym a little more, upping my cardio. And guess what? I’ve actually found my love for running again.

If you didn’t know, I used to run A-L-O-T in college, and for cross country etc, but when I finished sixth form, I kind of finished running too.

So recently I started to run again, and I am LOVING it!

I think it’s so important if you’re a regular gym goer to mix things up a little, because it’s so easy to loose motivation and your love for it.

I love outdoor running as it gives you time to think, swap negative thoughts for positive ones and just breathe.

But when the weather is miserable (which is a lot if you live in the North of England) I like to do a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout on the treadmill, and this consists of:

– 1 minute running as fast I can on incline 6

– 1 minute rest on incline of 6

The aim for HIIT training is to burn fat super quick, getting your heart rate beating at its maximum.

I usually do this for around 30-40 minutes, and believe me if your wanting a sweaty session then this is one to try, and also a killer for your calves.

If you’re a beginner though you could just sprint for 20 seconds and walk for 40 seconds on an incline of your choice.

I also have a weekly recipie for you lovely lot…

Drum roll please….


CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN CUPCAKES!!


These are the perfect pre/post workout treats to fuel your workouts.

Ingredients:
• 1 cup mashed banana
• 1/2 cup nut butter
• 1/4 cup cacao powder
• 1-2 scoops chocolate protein
• 1 tbs coconut oil
• unsweetened almond milk (add if mixture seems too dry)

Directions:
• preheat oven to 170c
• mix all ingredients in a food processor Or hand mix
• grease a muffin tin or use muffin cases
• bake for 12-15 mins, until fork comes out clean
• store in the fridge

… and thank me later!


These treats are a great way to up your protein intake too, which is essential if you’re doing regular exercise as your muscles will repair far quicker.

 Let me know if you tried my HIIT workout or my protein treats by tagging me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK.

Love to you alllll

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