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Banana Bready-cake

Two loaves of banana bready cake on a cooling rack.

Last week I was chatting to Sam (my nutrition coach from Mealo (Formerly Solent Strength + Nutrition)) and he suggested that I could try making some banana bread using protein powder. This would be ideal for my long swim next weekend. Banana bready cake recipe Here’s my recipe. 350g bananas Read more…


My first DNF and I’m OK about it

An image of a runner with a cramp to illustrate the possibility of DNF

Everything seems to have been going so well recently. My running has been going well, I achieved a new PB for distance swimming and I’m starting to work with a nutrition coach, so I’ve been feeling positive. However, my home is a bit chaotic as I’ve not kept on top Read more…


Food, friends and supraspinatus problems

Avocado chocolate mousse instructions: mash avocado, add cocoa powder, stir and serve.

I need to get back to being organised as I’m not blogging very consistently these days. To try to catch up, I thought I’d share a few photos that illustrate what I’ve been up to. Stu and I went for a Valentine’s Date to a new coffee shop that has Read more…


What will you be eating on Shrove Tuesday?

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, which is now often referred to as ‘Pancake Day’. For many people, this involves an evening of indulging in crepes topped with lemon and sugar… but it doesn’t have to be a fattening event. There are lots of recipes for healthy savoury pancakes online, but I’m Read more…


Evans Rideit! Sportive

Stuart fixing a puncture at the Evans RideIt! Sportive

My first big cycling event of the year was scheduled to be Evans RideIt! Sportive in Newbury. Three distances were offered: Short: 30 miles/48km Medium: 50 miles/80km Long: 70 miles/112km I’ve not been doing a lot of cycle training, but the plan was to do the long course with Stuart, Read more…


#GiveIt100

A selection of grains including quinoa and freekeh

At the start of the year, I signed up for #GiveIt100 with the aim of focussing on healthy eating and making sensible food choices for 100 days. Unfortunately, I got thrown off track by some personal events and have struggled to get back on track again. I know a treat Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Are you motivated to lose weight in 2015?

Tasty food to help you lose weight - a delicious looking bowl of food.

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? If so, then you’re not alone. Healthy Eating From Visually. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. What one tip would you give to someone who wants to lose weight?


Round up of my first week of a crazy year

RunKeeper PB for my fastest average pace in a month of 9:40 min/mile in Jan 2014

2015 is going to be a crazy hectic year as I’ve set so many goals for myself. I’ve already got back to some training, but I can’t train outside on my bike at the moment. I’m also not back to swimming yet, so I’ve been doing a lot of running. One Read more…


Free ebook

OK, so I’ve posted a few times about New Year’s Resolutions and taken part in various debates online about whether or not they work, but whatever you think, there’s nothing stopping you from trying to change your life and doing it one small step at a time is a move Read more…


Giveit100 – what am I focusing on?

Avocado, tomato, rocket and watercress salad

I’ve started my Giveit100 challenge today: I’m going to focus on healthy eating and making sensible food choices for 100 days. This morning I weighed myself. The scales read 67.2kg, which is 148lbs or 10st 8lbs. It’s not horrendous, but my goal weight is 10kg (22lbs) lighter, as I want Read more…