#plank challenge – 1 month on

So 4 weeks ago today I decided to start the #plankchallenge. Did I manage to complete it … and if so what has happened between then and now? So yes I DID it! Admittedly I had a couple of days off whilst on a mini-break to Italy, but other than that I have stuck at…

What’s oil-pulling?

A friend posted on my I love coconut oil blog about how good coconut oil was for oil-pulling. What’s oil pulling I thought? So in CLC -style off I went to investigate and try it out … First things first, what actually is it and where does it come from? Well, its an Ayurvedic  dental technique. What’s…

Focus on : Kale the Superfood

When it comes to healthy eating then kale should be right up there on your list of choice as few vegetables can boast the number of nutrients that it contains. It addition to being a great source of vitamins, A, C and K, kale also contains manganese, copper and phytochemicals. Vitamin A is important for helping to…

6 benefits of doing planks everyday

Every week I have been doing planks at my pilates class for quite some time. They are hard but I know that they are good for me. But let’s face it once a week is not enough to make a difference so ….. I’ve decided to set my own #plankchallenge. A plank a day for…

How to eat more fruit and vegetables – 9 ways to 10-a-day

So 5 portions of fruit and veg is no-longer good enough. The latest guidelines (Imperial College London) tell us that we need to eat 10! 10 I say. How many of us were actually managing 5 a day, everyday? So how realistic is it to consume 10 portions a day? 10 sounds a little daunting…

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….

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…