Posts by Anja

Holiday survival tip sheet

Holiday eating tips Holidays tend to be a time of indulgence – morning lie ins, meals out, cocktails etc Whether you are away on holiday or it’s the festive season, avoid coming home with more baggage around your middle with these simple tips: Don’t waste your calories: rate all foods from 1 to 10, ten…

Read More

Do YOU lift? 8 reasons why you need to pick up your weights to build muscle

Do you lift to build muscle strength? Are you including resistance training (aka using weights) in your workouts? If not, why not? Running, cycling, swimming etc are the best fat-burner workouts! Right? Wrong! Resistance training; aka lifting weights, body weight work, strength work, pumping iron etc is the key to a strong, supple body which…

Read More

Pelvic floor safe exercise

A 10 step guide to pelvic floor safe exercise Simple, practical tips to modify an exercise program to be pelvic floor safe. 1.  Avoid heavy lifting   Keep your weights within a manageable range. Never lift heavy weights that make you strain or inclined to hold your breath.  If you have pelvic floor problems, you must keep your resistance…

Read More

Yes, you CAN

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, You’re right   You’ve probably heard that before (cue eye rolling from my children as I say it yet again), but what does it mean? Simply: if you BELIEVE you can do something, then you will achieve it if you BELIEVE you can’t, you will…

Read More

Curried lentil and pumpkin soup

Adding lentils to pumpkin soup gives you a big protein and fibre hit while the curry adds a delicious zing to add warmth. Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tin lentils 1.75kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped 3 – 4 cups…

Read More

Cauliflower soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 750g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water 1/4 cup creme fraiche (optional)   Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.…

Read More

Jamie Oliver’s Quinoa and chicken salad

Quinoa salad 1 mug (300g) of quinoa 1 fresh red chilli 100g baby spinach 4 spring onions 1 bunch fresh coriander 1 bunch fresh mint 1 ripe large mango 2 limes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 ripe avocado 50g feta cheese 1 punnet cress Chicken 2 x 200g skinless chicken breasts 1 heaped…

Read More

Fish curry

Super easy, quick fish curry I made this for my family in just 20 minutes and I think it’s going to become a favourite of mine. It’s creamy without the cream It’s easy and it’s quick.  Tick, tick, tick!   You’ll need: 750g fish (I used Ling) 200g Greek yoghurt 2 tsp ground tumeric 2…

Read More

Budget friendly exercises

10 ways to sweat for less Walk it Walking is such a great budget exercise option: you can do it anywhere, anytime and you don’t need fancy equipment – just a decent pair of shoes. Go green Do something good for the environment and your body at the same time. Try hand-washing the car, walking…

Read More

It’s up to YOU

Your life is a result of the choices you make I can hear you going “but, my boss is so demanding…” or “I have a full time job and family to look after…” etc STOP! We are ALL busy If the job is really that bad, do something about it – find a new one or…

Read More