Saturday, 31 August 2013


"Drinky" yogurts are something that has really been a recent craze. I have always been the type to think a pot and a spoon is a yogurt, but apparently not. After doing some research I found my favorite drinkable yogurt on the market.

This is the Vitality drink, my favorite is vanilla. Strawberry follows closely behind! It has Pro-Biotic goodness and is calcium rich. This comes in a handy take away bottle. The yogurt is smooth (no bits) and deliciously creamy. I have really wanted to get more into yogurts because I know they're so good for you. These yogurts are available from most super markets.


Friday, 30 August 2013

Is 'thinspiration' wrong?

A different post but I hope you still like it...

If you don't know what thinspiration is, well it's a tumblr account that has a display of skinny girls. Not healthy, skinny. This is meant to be inspiration to you, to be 'skinny'.
So this is a quite discussed topic, should tumblr sites be banned that promote un healthy images? This I think, in simple terms. Yes.

When anyone sees images of somebody of a site that is well known. They immediatly think, that's the 'right' way to be. It's not. But who can really blame them? Having an eating disorder is not healthy. I am not qualified as a doctor or anything like that! But I know that having an eating disorder and being stick thin, isn't the healthiest.

Nobody should inspire to be skinny. People should inspire to be healthy! I think a toned body is better than one where somebody is showing their ribs. It's encouraging the idea of, the skinner the better. It's like a competition, the wider you can get your thigh gap, the more you can get your ribs to show.

I believe this is not what we should inspire to be like.

We should just want to be us. But if you do want inspiration. It should be from someone like..

Thank you for reading, if this post just helps one person inspire to be better than the first picture. Then it's a success! 

I wish you all the best of luck, you can do this! 

I am not trying to offend anyone with this. If you feel you like 'thinspiration' and it works for you, then that's completely fine! 

Talk to you all soon!

Quick tip: Motivation

Hey Guys, a tip for you would be if your struggling for motivation and you have been all those tumblr sites. (health ones not skinny ones). It sounds like an obvious tip, but to asses your goals. What do you want to achieve? How long will it take? How are you going to get there? Ask yourself all these questions! Reminding yourself of your goal, wether its a healthy and toned body or just to feel more confident. We all have times when we don't feel like working out.

An example of what you could do might look like this..

Goal: To loose 10lb by the end of November

Time: Until November (3 months)

How: By running 2 days a week. Cycling to work.
           Going to Pilates 2 times a week and eating clean.

This can help to keep you on track and refresh your goals.

Still Stuck? Try my post about Lacking Motivation


Try my post about Getting through a tough workout!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Review on BLOGILATES app

So 28th of August was the day it would be released to everyone. Already going to the top spot on health & fitness apps, it proves to be popular.

The app is free to download and has a start up page of this..

You have 5 functions, Calender, video, instagram, recipes and shop. 

The app is designed very well and is incredibly easy to use. The features are useful and well presented.

Unfortunatly, to access the calender feature (the first icon) you have to pay 99 cent. This is per month and I found this slightly disapointing. 

One of my favorite features was the recipes section, all of her "cheap clean eats" were displayed on here. This is great because her recipes is a popular feature of her blog.

Overall this app is a very good idea and it's great to see Blogilates become so popular. This app is only available on the apple app store unfortunately but is said to be coming to android soon!

To visit blogilates youtube; 

Video about the app; 

What to read next... 5 different gym styles to rock this Fall >

Training Diary?

Is a training diary really that important? Yes, I think it is. It can keep you motivated seeing how far you've come. It can also help you trace back when injuries started. You can also use it to set targets to become fitter. Here are 3 simple steps to the perfect diary!

1. Find and unused notebook or folder of some sort. Write, training diary over it so you know it can't be used for anything else..

2. When you start an entry, always write the date and time (of when you worked out). This could help to show any patterns and is always useful to know!

3. Display what you did, rough route. If their was any notably weather conditions, include them! if you know the temperature say that! Don't forget to include how it felt and next time what would you do better?

So there you have it, your perfect diary! Good Luck!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

MissFitty: The 5 different gym styles for Fall

So this is the first post for Miss Fitty, I thought I would kick it off with showing you 5 different gym styles you can rock this fall. I saw that Sweaty Betty had a sale on so I checked out there website and found these. Just because your at they gym there is no reason why you can't be fashionable.

I have 5 different styles all from Sweaty Betty..

Boho Chick:
This tunic has a slight edgy feel to it, with the adjustable ties at the bottom really gives it a casual chick look! 

Urban Girl:
The decorative sides are so trendy and unique. The colors have an urban style but still have a girly feel. 

Girly Gal:
This vest is so girly and is good for any shape! The pants are good because they are airy and clinch in at the ankle!

Bold/Statement Maker: Favorite Outfit!

This is labeled a yoga-tee but I think it would be good for either early morning runs or the gym and the shorts, WHAT A STATEMENT. 

Classic Kick:

This is at first glance a normal black hoodie but not when you look with detail. It has extra padding and support as well as air holes! The leggings give it a bit of sleek-ness as well as being super funky!



 Vest; £55 Capris; £50


Vest; £60  Capris; £70


Vest; £45 Trousers; £65

Bold/ Statement:

long top; £39 Shorts; £45


Hoodie; £60 Star-leggings; £45

I hope you like the look, go check out Sweaty Betty here,

Good Luck with your goals!

This was not sponsored and all opinions are my own. 

Introducing Miss Fitty

Hey everyone, I have created a new series for my blog called 'Miss Fitty'. Posts will appear once every 2 weeks! They will be all about fashion, beauty or anything in that area for girls and women. Now, it will be related to fitness as the name suggests! I will be reviewing the best sweat proof make up, work out clothes online, fitness styles, easy workout hair doos and many more! If you want to see posts make sure you subscribe, the link to my bloglovin in on the left!

Whenever you see this, its time for miss fitty!

Now I know this may not be everyone's cup of tea but I will still be posting as normal. If you specifically want something included I would love to hear from you! 

Monday, 26 August 2013

What's in my gym bag?

So this is a slightly different post but I hope you like it. I thought I would tell you guys the stuff that I take to gym and why.

Gym Bag;

I take this, its a Nike medium size bag and fits everything in!
I use the apple headphones because they fit really well.

I take my iphone 4 to listen to music I have saved in playlists.


I use Nike free runs, these are great!

I use this because nobody wants to smell bad, haha!
Hair brush;
I love the Tangle Teezer!

I keep this for after the gym!

I wear whatever shorts I can find, I love bright colored ones!

I always have money just in case I want to buy something after working out!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Eliptical Trainer better than Running?

The elliptical trainer is a machine that allows you to do cardiovascular exercise and alows you to burn many calories.

Lets start with the benefits of an eliptical machine:

  1. Obviously it has less stress on your joints. Running does pound your joints and an eliptical just keeps them smooth.
  2. With a healthy diet 20 minuets on a eliptical can do wonders for weight loss.
  3. Can burn 200+ calories in 20 minuets at a moderate intensity level.
  4. Quick feed back on your workout whilst your working out.
  5. Keeps your body burning calories even after you have worked out.
  6. Helps to tone muscles
  7. Brilliant stress reliever
  8. Can go on any time (if you have one at home)
  9. You can set all different levels of dificulty by adding inclines.
  10. You can ride it backwards to give your calfs a good workout.
  11. Gives  your arms a workout as well if you hold on to the ski-poles!

Their are 11 reasons why you should use a elliptical machine!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

DIY: Low Fat Vanilla Milkshake

That taste of a creamy drink is luxury. Soon after we feel guilt. So I have created a low fat vanilla drink that tastes just like the ones we live but that is low fat. Their is a few adaptations you can choose for this so you can customise it too you! You may notice their is no measurements, this is because you need to experiment with measurements. Roughly if you want to make 300ml of milkshake use 200ml of milk. Add 1-2 scoops of yogurt.

You will need; 

  • Low fat/ fat free vanilla frozen yogurt.
  • Cows milk, 1.7% fat/ 1% fat.
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)

  • Add 1-2 scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt. 
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to your shake.
  • Turn on the blender for 5 seconds.
  • Add roughly 200ml of milk.
  • Blend for 20 seconds or until the consistency is how you like it! 

There is a DIY, this is a healthy alternative for a a shop bought shake! 
Quick and easy, give it a try!

Good Luck!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Getting through a tough workout!

Hello everyone, we ALL have those days when we literally feel like we physically can't work out! Sometimes, we can't! If we aren't well or injury strikes then that's okay! But if you know you should go to the gym but you can't be bothered then I have some help for you! 

Tips to get through a tough workout!

  • Distract yourself, if your pushing on the treadmill and you want to stop. Try counting back from 100 or doing the alphabet backwards (this is really hard) and before you know it a lot of time would of past! 
  • Examine your form; you maybe lifting weights. Check if your holding the weight right. Look at others forms and see how their doing! Or running, see I your running in the best way possible.
  • Use an incentive; give yourself a reason to carry on. 'If I get through this, I will reward myself with ......'  (Fill in with something you love)
  • Remind yourself of your goals, this can be the best! Tell yourself why you are doing this. Do you want to get better at a sport, to look more toned or to loose weight!
  • Set mini goals, 'I will do two more reps' or 'I will run until I get to the letterbox' then just keep on pushing on!
  • Mix it up, don't go through the same routine everyday! Change it up a little bit, this can keep you motivated.
  • Bring a friend, you can help them get into exercise and you can motivate each other! Or you can bring along your dog! Exercise for you both!

So they are all the tips I have for you guys! Thank you for visiting blog!

Once again, Good Luck

8 day ab Challenge

No matter when your reading this count 8 days from now. That will be the last day of your challenge. But before we get ahead of ourselves, today is the first. Your going to have a stronger core and more toned abs in 14 days. Yes they may not be Jess Ennis six pack but your core can get stronger. What are you waiting for?

Save the pictures and get going!

Day 1-4 start of easy .

Day 4-8 Much harder!

(the pictures are carried on even though their not labeled)

Good Luck with your goals!

If your having problems, stop immediately and consult a doctor!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

DIY: 5 Minute Shamrock Shake

So we know McDonald's isn't known for promoting healthy eating but I think that their new shamrock shake is on another level. I know it tastes so good but what if you could recreate the recipe but a healthy one? Now even the one I have created here is not overly healthy but it has 1/3 of all the "bad stuff" in and tasted the same! 

You can use this for a treat or recovery shake!

Nutrition Info for McDonald Shamrock Shake:        
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (16oz)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 180
Calories 680
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 220mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 111g37%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 82g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 25%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 45%Iron 2%

Now if you make your own it should be:

Calories: 270 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 36g Sugar: 25g Sodium: 147g Protein: 20g

You will need:

  • 1 cup of Fat free Vanilla Yogurt.
  • 2 Scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of agave nectar
  • 1-2 drops of peppermint extract
  • 5-6 ice cubes.

All you do is put them in your blender and blend away!

Try it out it is great for recovery after training or just a little treat you don't need to feel guilty about!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Bananas worse than Cookies?

So I stumbled across an article titled this and I immediately though, no way! How could that be true. To me it was simple, it couldn't! But I carried on reading and strangely found out some pretty interesting stuff.

So how this ever came about was that some foods are measured on how they fill you up. How satisfing they are. This, is not the fairest test but try and keep an open mind. A picture I found was this one. It explains everything very well. It's worth a read. Website that the picture is found from is linked at the bottom of the page... Brilliant, highly recommend checking it out!

Thank you for reading the post.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Can exercise make you a better worker?

Cutting down to the chase, exercise increases serotonin levels in the brain. This resulting in mental clarity..Leading to a much productive day. People who workout are much more productive at work than those who don't. This means you will be a better worker, everything better at the work place. You will also have more energy to interact with people. You will come across as friendly and have more stamina for any task your requires. But yes, exercise makes you more tired at first but that wont last for long so you just have to get a little extra sleep in the beginning.

Good Luck at Your Goals!

What's really inside Soda?

So we all know that Soda is not the best drink for us. We know it has A LOT of that "bad" stuff in. But what really is the bad stuff and how does it effect us?

It is said that soda accounts for a quarter of the drinks consumed in america. Soda has been linked to diseases such as; tooth decay, heart disease and osteoporosis. It's easy to not know how bad soda is when the indigence on the back are confusing and don't tell us really what they are doing...

So I thought I would analyse what exactly goes into a soda can and what it can do to us...

Phosphoric Acid;  Can interfere with body being able to consume calcuim. This is how osteoprosis (lack of calcuim) can occour. It neutralises stomach acid interfering with digestion aswell.

Sugar; Unless you get the sugar free version, your not free of this. Some cans have 100% of your sugar intake in one can. That's 6-9 tea spoons in one can of sugar.

Apartame; This is included in the sugar free drinks excessively and mildly in sugar full drinks. This is a dangerous chemical. It has 92 side effects. Studdies have shown it can cause diabeties and  emotional disorders. Even worse if you store warm becacuse it changes to methanol.

Caffeine; This gives you the jitters and can raise your blood pressure.

Summary- Soda is likely to leave your appetite for all the good foods quite low.

Alternative drinks to soda;

GOOD OLD WATER: Health benefits are endless.

Fresh Fruit Juice: This is high in sugars often but they are natural sugars. It is refreshing and you only need to drink 200ml of it to get a portion of fruit.

Tea; Green tea is the best but it's got some many anti-oxidants and is so delicious.

Thank you for reading my blog post, if you want more "What's really inside..." then let me know in the comments and for suggestions..

Good Luck!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

DIY: Guilt Free Brownies

Brownies, my guilty pleasure. One of those foods you look forward to eating but you always feel guilty after consuming. Imagine if you could have a brownie and not feel even slightly guilty? Well you can! This recipe I have been cooking non-stop and is great if you have friends over or even just for you! These are Vegan Brownies and they make 12 servings! 


    1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup of unsweetend cocoa powder
    1 cup of sugar (any type)
    1 tsp salt
    4 1/2 tsp of Ener-G Egg Replacer      Read about it here;
    1/4 cup of water
    1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
    1 tsp vanilla extract
Now you have all your ingredience and utensials...

  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Electric Whisk
  • Baking tray or oven proof dish (size up to you)
  • Baking Paper (optional) 
  • Sieve
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Timer
Nutrition Information:

  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 100.2
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 196.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farrenheit (180 degrees Celcius/Gas Mark 5)
  2. Take out a Large Bowl, sift together all your dry ingredience (Flour, Cocoa powder, Sugar, salt) It does't matter what order you do this in just make sure you mix them all in.
  3. Add the apple sauce to the mixture. Do not stir just yet.
  4. Take a small bowl, whisk in Egg re-placer and water. Make sure that they are well combined, this make take longer depending on the strength of your whisk. 
  5. Line a baking tray, the size is up to you. If you want the brownies to be thicker, use a smaller tray but you will have less.
  6. Mix both bowls together, be careful not to over mix.
  7. Pour mixture evenly over the tray.
  8. Put in the center of your oven and let cook for approximately 25 minuets. Insert a skewer into the brownies, if clean its ready!

If you try out the recipe make sure you send me a picture. These brownies are just perfect! If you want more recipes make sure you let me know. Recipie originally found from; 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Top 10; IPhone Free Health Apps (August 2013)

Did you know that 73% of people own an IPhone. That's quite a big amount of people. Also, Apple released figures that more IPhones are sold everyday than babies born! IPhones are so popular and is it because of their interface and all their technical features. Is it due to their vast number of apps available on their leading app store?
Apps can be paid or free. So today I thought I would review some of the best fitness/health apps out there. These are the best IPhone apps free. A paid version will be coming soon!


10. Davina Fitness; So when I saw this I was optimistic. I wasn't sure of the point of the app but I did get into it. I like the way you can do a workout through your phone and that is what attracted me to the app. being able to workout along to a video for free. You can also keep track of runs however it's very basic and I would recommend using a specific app that offers more features. I do think it is a good idea to check out the app and see if it's for you.

9. My diet coach; Weight Loss for women; This app rightly deserves to be in the top 10 because of its features available. It has a very new food craving idea that lets you count down and gives you an estimate time of the craving. I liked this because this hasn't been done before and credit is needed for them. Your also able to look at photo's in your reminder sections. This is an app that once your using daily, good habits are hard not to do. Highly recommend to try. The premium feature allows you to see a graph of progress but doesn't offer much other features with the purchase.

8. Noom Weight Loss; Quite a handy little app this one. It gives you ideas of how to have the perfect meal. This I find is quite useful because often I am stuck for what to eat for breakfast or to have for lunch. It gives you it in too easy categories. "Super healthy" being green. "OK food" being yellow. "Indulgence" being red. Also with the average calorie value next to the side. Very appealing to the eye. A good interface and easy to use. Other features include, workout log and weigh in.

7. Complete Gym Guide Lite; This app is a good guide for a free app however, with the free version you do miss a lot of the features that would be available on the paid app. It is a very informative app and gives you useful information about how to target certain types of muscles but does lack the easy to use graphic that attracts us to apps. It had diagrams linked to exercises but it wasn't eye catching. Not coloured diagrams always put me off a little.

6. Smart Alarm Clock; With these apps, I have noticed them coming up a lot around the place. I was optimistic about the reliably of them. Though I do think, these are something everyone should try. I don't know much about this but after some research I discovered you have sleep cycles. These are in times from going to sleep and waking up. These apps monitor your sleeping patterns and wake you up at the right time of the end of the cycle according for when you went to sleep. To me it's all confusing but I recommend giving the app a go!

5. Moves; Now this is a type of app I haven't seen many of. It's essentially a standard pedometer however, it can track the time of walking, running and cycling. It tells you how much you actually move in steps! Even on a daily commute! All you do is carry your phone in your bag and at the end of the day, retrieve the data! This is an up and coming app however, it can be training for the battery.

4. Endomodo; This is a app for the runners. Another app to track progress out on runs. The premium version is available if you pay. The features are basic on the lite version. However, it does give you good feed back. Just not overly advanced.

3. Fitness Buddy FREE; This app is different to most, it has already loaded workouts. This is more for weightlifters I would say. It has a journal and you can track the specific muscle you want to work and it will give you the moves you can do. The graphics are high quality and the usability was great!

2. Nike+ Running; This uses GPS on your smart phone to give you accurate data about your run. Whether it's the distance, pace or calories you can see statistics and graphs.. This helps you understand where you peak and areas you may feel like you need to work on. 
1. My fitness Pal; Calorie counter and diet tracker. This rightly deserves top spot. It can accurately track your calories. Different to most calorie counters because it allows you to search through all the foods on a data base and not have to manually enter them in. This is a massive bonus, as for stock. I haven't come across a brand that it doesn't have loaded. Some people find it a pain to constantly track. If not, this is perfect for you!

Thank you for reading my article, if any of you want a blackberry/android top 10 I am able to do that. Let me know by sending a contact form or a comment. Thank you for reading, Good Luck with your Goals!