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 toContinue reading “Things you learn when you make a video of yourself working out”

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?!Continue reading “Yoga under the blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum”

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. ItContinue reading “The Sworkit Leaner Workout Plan”

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 theContinue reading “I survived the Sworkit September challenge”

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’mContinue reading “Gratitude versus Appreciation”

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 ofContinue reading “How I made the change from hating exercise to loving it”

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 thingsContinue reading “A weird and wonderful walk to work”

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 theContinue reading “Yoga in the Sky Garden”

Yoga at Sweaty Betty Richmond

Did you know that you can do yoga for free at Sweaty Betty branches all over the UK? How great is that?! I of course had to check it out. It’s not just yoga though – Sweaty Betty also offer HIIT, Barre, Outdoor Bootcamp and other classes. In-store classes can be booked via this page.  AsContinue reading “Yoga at Sweaty Betty Richmond”

Learning to trust the whispers of your Inner Voice

I recently had an experience where an unexplainable bad feeling, gut instinct, warning from my Inner Voice, spirit guidance, guardian angel stepping in – call it what you like – stopped me from going to a yoga class. Yup, a yoga class. I would never know why  it was better that I didn’t go to yoga thatContinue reading “Learning to trust the whispers of your Inner Voice”

Yoga on the roof of Coq d’Argent

Thursday mornings at 07:45 Jessica Skye of Fat Buddha Yoga teaches Rise’n’shine yoga on the roof terrace of Coq d’Argent, the french restaurant at 1 Poultry. If you think that sounds cool, it is. The roof terrace isn’t very big, but it’s green, it’s a roof, you can see the sky for miles and itContinue reading “Yoga on the roof of Coq d’Argent”