I have never had a particularly sweet tooth, but I have noticed over the last while more and more sweet treats sneaking in to my diet. So I have decided my challenge for November will be to try to avoid all added sugar for three weeks, starting on Monday the 5th. This is not because… Continue reading 21 Day No Added Sugar Challenge
Wow! How about that sunshine! It has been glorious for days and it looks set to continue. I joked to my husband that only in Ireland would "it's a sunny day" make the 9 o'clock news. As the heat wave stretches on, the temperature is the topic on everyone's lips. As a nation, we love… Continue reading We’ve Been Sent Good Weather!
If you asked me to describe how 2017 has been for me so far, in just one word, that word would be "funny." The months have simply flown by. There have been some periods of intense learning and growth. During these times, I felt on top of the world. Training and nutrition were dialed in.… Continue reading Snakes & Ladders!
My husband and I are approaching the tenth anniversary of buying our house. Looking back on it now, we were impossibly young. We were completely overwhelmed by all the decisions, which needed to be made, and in our haste to get it all "finished" we made plenty of terrible choices. One such choice, was with… Continue reading Round Table Nights!
For the last few weeks, I have been getting ready for my trip to Rome. I am going away with one of my oldest and dearest friends. She and I have been through a lot over the two decades we have known each other, and I am so looking forward to getting to spend time… Continue reading Lost and Found
If there is one thing I have learned over the past few years, it is just how little I know. In the area of health and fitness in particular, there is always new research being done, lessons to be learned and assumptions to be disproved. It can seem at times that the more I learn,… Continue reading The Brain/Body Disconnect!
A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to buy a new mattress. We had had our existing one since we moved in and it was long overdue for replacement. It was flat as a pancake and I was tired of feeling like I was sleeping on springs. It goes without saying that… Continue reading The Goldilocks Effect
Anyone who has ever managed to lose weight, will understand what I mean when I say it can be highly addictive. Stepping on the scales and seeing it move in the right direction feels incredible. Bumping into someone you haven't seen for a while and hearing those magic words "have you lost weight?" can keep… Continue reading Maintenance Is a Dirty Word!
As a society we have become completely spoiled when it comes to food. We consume it with hedonistic abandon, and treat it with very little respect. During the last couple of decades, our attitude towards food and eating has become completely skewed. In short, we take it utterly for granted. Growing up in Ireland in… Continue reading Food, Fallacy and Foolishness!