Why you need a good nights sleep

I don’t know about you but I really, and I mean really, need my sleep. If I don’t get enough I get grumpy. How many hours of sleep do you get on average each night? For me it ranges between about 6-7 hours I guess. The recommended average is 8 hours but everyone is different….

Small Steps … or maybe slow steps

At long last I managed a run. Let’s face it the idea of doing it was good, but the reality  of was let’s just say, lacking. But I did it….and that’s the most important thing. I managed 2.85km. It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t clever but that’s not important. I took it steady and managed…

For the love of homemade candles

One of my lovely friends has been telling me recently about her homemade candles and gave me one as a gift for Christmas. The fragrance was lovely and it just felt that bit more special burning a candle that had been lovingly handmade. So much so that my friend has inspired me to have a go…

When you’re having an ‘I quit’ 2 weeks – yikes!

Oh dear, oh dear. Well let’s just say that the last 2 weeks have NOT exactly gone to plan. A combination of feeling unwell, half term, my mum’s birthday celebrations and lots of stressful stuff going on at work have resulted in a few things going a little Peter Tong. My goodness the first 6…

Day 37 – a very peculiar day

Well I haven’t posted for a few days and there’s two reasons for this. Firstly I haven’t felt too great and secondly I don’t want to bore you with my drivel about day in day out routine, so I will post when I (think) I have something a little more interesting to share with you….

What is a HIIT workout?

Firstly what does it mean? High intensity Interval Training. It’s one of the latest names out there in the fitness industry and is becoming increasingly popular when it comes to burning fat, build strength and increase endurance. Essentially low to moderate exercise intervals are alternated with high intensity intervals and can be applied to many…

Day 31 – Reflection …

So 31 days into CLC and what’s changed? Well actually quite a lot…. Habit Changes No caffeine for, well I’ve forgotten how many weeks now, that’s a good thing huh? It must be at least 6 weeks. No caffeine means no Diet Coke so a double whammy. Diet Coke was my only source of caffeine…