I love trying new things, experimenting keeps fitness fun and gives your muscles a surprise every now and then. As a fitness blogger I was invited to try SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Pilates with Ruth Tongue at WakeUp Docklands in London during their class launch day. Pilates on water on a shaky board? Count me in! Getting there Once I arrived in London Liverpool Street, I took the Central Line to Bank and then the DLR to West Silvertown. Royal Victoria is also a good station on the DLR or if you’re not so afraid as I am you can get the Emirates Cable Car fromRead More →

There are many ways to exercise without paying for expensive gym memberships. Free videos, workout dvds, a small home gym and a few other ideas for self care.

Staying healthy can be expensive. Gym memberships can set you back quite a lot and not all of us can afford it. During the summer months it’s not so much of a problem because you can get outside (park gyms are free!), but in winter, it might seem like there’s no way of getting any good exercise in. But that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of low-cost, or even free options for exercising. Here are some of the best ways that you can keep fit without breaking the bank. Workout DVD’s and online programmes You don’t need to pay for expensiveRead More →

Oh wow, I finished PIIT28! 28 days of workouts and good food and it’s safe to say that my Christmas belly is long gone. At the beginning of January, I posted my monthly plan and mentioned PIIT28 and DietBet and I also posted a weekly recap to keep my accountable. Go to Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 to see some of my favourite (or least favourite) exercises and the foods that helped me get to this day. It’s now time for a final recap and the dreaded weigh-in. What is PIIT28*? PIIT is Pilates Intense Interval Training and 28 is the amount of minutesRead More →

After the Oreo weekend, I didn’t panic but I knew I have to get back on track. On Tuesday I was at 54.9kg and my goal weight to win DietBet is 54.4kg. I also wanted to make this weight loss more sustainable, have peanut butter or nuts if I want to, eat dry fruit if I’m in the mood for some, not be afraid of certain foods. Because let’s face it, if I win my DietBet by eating only low calorie foods, after I’m done with it I’m going to put the weight back on. And OMG, it worked! 54.2kg on Sunday morning by beingRead More →

Week 2 was perfect and I was hitting all my numbers in myfitnesspal every day in an effort to reduce the effects of the weekend to come. We had a house guest, so I knew I’m going to eat heavier meals. Just to have an idea of where I’m standing, I weighed myself of Friday morning. 54.1kg, better than my DietBet goal weight. Wow, all my efforts have paid off! On Sunday morning, after our guest left, I weighed myself again. 55.5kg. What a massive difference after just 3 meals. And I said bye-bye to my goal weight (for now). I immediately went back toRead More →

I joined DietBet and started the PIIT28* programme Monday, 2nd of January. I’ve explained in my previous blog post what each of them is. A week has passed and I got up on the scale feeling nervous but hopeful. According to my math, I should have lost 570g. I was pleasantly surprised to see -2.1 kg on the scale. 2.1kg!!! That’s very close to my goal weight, the -2.3 that I need to have at the end of January to win the DietBet game. Amazing result for week 1. Now let’s try to improve on this! I still have my Christmassy nails 😛 The PIIT28*Read More →

The WHY For the past year my weight has been shifting from 55 to 57kg and back, but my goal weight is 54. I’ve never been able to get lower than 54.9. With the Christmas foods and a bit of stress from having a sick dog, 2016 left me at 56.7. So I definitely needed a kick, a motivation, something to push me to finally get to that target of mine. PIIT28 I’ve been doing Pilates for a while and following some of Cassey’s (Blogilates) workouts since I became a Pop Pilates instructor. The PIIT28* programme seemed like a good fit for me, so duringRead More →

When I’m working out at home and don’t have a routine in mind or I’m just too lazy to think about what to do, I have a few websites where I can browse workouts to help me at least get started. So if you’re too lazy to go to the gym or if you just do workouts at home every once in a while, continue reading. OnlineGym4me I found out about OnlineGym4me because they reached out to me to offer me a free 6 months trial. They have Yoga, Pilates, weight loss workouts, mobility workouts, live or recorded. I never tried a live class becauseRead More →

We’ve been very quiet lately. Having the kid for a month took most of our free blogging time, but as you’ve seen, we still had fun and we did some cool sporty things together. Yoga, her first ever 5k and lots of walks with the Beagles. And let’s not forget about food. Even though we asked her many times if she would like some chicken or fish with her food, she said no. She loved our vegan lifestyle and the idea that no animal had suffered in any way really made her happy. Safe to say that she came with 1 piece of luggage andRead More →