Things you learn when you make a video of yourself working out

At-home exercising apps really are fantastic and I love using my Sworkit app – I’m in my living room every morning huffing and puffing, swing weights around and trying to do push-ups. The only down side of working in my living room is that I can’t see myself performing the exercises. I just have to…

Yoga under the blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum

My Sunday morning was a bit surreal. I was at the Natural History Museum London at 7:30 and walked into the Hintze Hall as the very first visitor for the day – before the doors open to the public. To do yoga. Under a blue whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. How amazing is that?!…

The Sworkit Leaner Workout Plan

When I started using Sworkit back in May 2019, I kicked off my “New Me” fitness habit with the Sworkit Beginner Leaner Plan. The Leaner Plan is all about toning and feeling amazing. Tone Up, Feel Amazing. Leaner is here to help you focus on toning your body feeling great about the body you’re in. It…

Homemade Granola

Have you ever tried making your own granola? I always thought it would be really tricky but it turns out it’s one of the easiest and satisfying things you can bake! It’s quick, healthy and as a bonus, the house smells lovely.I will happily make this granola every Saturday – I actually think I may…

Yoga at NikeTown London

Free yoga in London? Yes it does exist! Nike and Jessica Skye of Fat Buddha Yoga brings us “NTL Yoga Series with Jessica Skye” at NikeTown once a month. Not only do you get to do a  yoga class with Jessica in the empty NikeTown London, you also get a free breakfast and goodie bag. Needless…

OM Yoga Show London 2019

The OM Yoga Show London was held at Alexandra Palace from 18 to 20 October 2019. It was my first time visiting the biggest yoga gathering in Europe, and one of the largest events in the world. They are not kidding. It’s big and there is a lot going on! I was lucky enough to…

Fitbit, Sworkit and MyFitnessPal

Whilst on holiday in Spain last week (amazing!) I went for walks on the beach twice a day. I mostly walked barefoot in the loose beach sand and I certainly felt the effect! I was huffing and puffing after only a few meters and soon felt my leg muscles burn. Walking in loose sand is…

I survived the Sworkit September challenge

It’s 1 October, which means the Sworkit September challenge is over. So did I stick to it? Yes! Over the 30 days of September, I did the 30 challenge workouts. Even the dreaded cardio ones. In this post I promised to check in again at the end of challenge, so here goes. What is the…

Yoga at the Design Museum

Yesterday was another yoga first for me: I did yoga in the atrium of a museum. To be specific, the Design Museum in London. It’s a beautiful building with many interesting angles and lines and the yoga was really enjoyable. The Design Museum atrium is just small enough that you can hear the instructor and…

Gratitude versus Appreciation

Do you think there is a difference between gratitude and appreciation, or is it just semantics? Technically they are synonyms but I think, on a spiritual level at least, there is a difference. We say “grateful to”, but “appreciative of”. Its the “to” and the “of” that gives a hint as to what I’m on…

I’m a Sworkit Ambassador

Now that you know how I went from hating exercise to loving exercise (see this post) I want to tell you more about the superb at-home exercising app I use: Sworkit. What is Sworkit? This video explains it all. I use Sworkit on my laptop, but it’s an app for your phone as well. For…

How I made the change from hating exercise to loving it

In my social media profiles I say “Wife since 2001, vegetarian since 2018, exercising since 2019, trying to be a good person since 1977”. It’s not an exaggeration when I say I only started exercising in 2019. February 2019 to be exact. I’m 42 and I can honestly count on my fingers the amount of…

A weird and wonderful walk to work

I was feeling very energised this morning after my morning Sworkit workout (I’m still on track with the September challenge of 30 workouts over 30 days!), and it’s an amazingly beautiful Autumn day here in London, so I thought I’d walk to work from Waterloo station along the south bank of the Thames. Three things…

Puppy Yoga

I have definitive proof that heaven is a place on earth and it’s filled with yoga mats and puppies. Best of all, you don’t even have to die to get to heaven. Do what I did – pay £35 to Pets Yoga and do yoga with five Toy Cockapoo puppies. My husband and I have…

Yoga in the Sky Garden

Affectionately known as the Walkie Talkie Building, 20 Fenchurch Street is an office building in City of London with a beautiful surprise. Its top three floors hold London’s highest public garden. It literally is a garden the sky and it’s beautiful! Best of all, you can do yoga right there among the plants, under the…