test Beauty / 01.01.2017

[title maintitle="My Journey From A to D with The Private Clinic" subtitle=""] When it comes to anything that revolves around going under the knife it’s always a controversial topic. Personally, for me I have always had the mind-set that if you are going to change something about yourself, firstly make sure it’s for the right reason and secondly make sure you’re doing it for you. There’s something very feminine, sexy and attractive about a woman with curves. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a flat chest, it’s not the worst thing in the world of course, and by no means am I suggesting that I think women with a smaller chest should go under the knife or get surgery but for me it was something I wanted. Abs or breasts… can’t I have both? My passion and work revolve heavily around fitness. Last summer I entered and placed highly in my first bikini competitions which I was inevitably very happy about. However, in order to do well in these competitions, you must train very hard in the gym to drop body fat and follow a very strict macronutrient based diet. The annoying thing about dropping body fat especially with most women is that the first place you lose it from is the breast area. Which, for me, was definitely not ideal being that I was already sat at a small B cup. After the competition, I had dropped down to a very small size A cup and felt insecure about my size. I was proud that I’d managed to push myself to achieve my fitness goal and into the strongest and most impressive shape of my life so far, but, yet when I looked down at my chest all I saw was ribs. I had the shape of a flat chested teenager....

test Food, Food Reviews, Free-from, Hot news / 20.12.2016

[title maintitle="" subtitle="London's BEST 3 Course Detox Brunch - Grace Belgravia"] A perfect Sunday is spent lounging, eating and chilling out with friends. I think nearly all of us can agree on that? Now thanks to Grace Belgravia the eating part can become guilt free down to the launch of their incredible and nutrient dense, Detox Brunch Menu' created by Head Chef Marcin Ksiazka. 'Definitely not your traditional egg and avocado breakfast' Probably the most flavoursome menu I have sampled this year and definitely not your traditional egg and avocado breakfast. This menu is set to detox you via three delicious courses. Josh and I head down to Grace Belgravia on Sunday to try out the three course Detox Menu at Grace Belgravia. Normally a women's only club however men are allowed entry on Weekends so, we make the most of this special exception. [title maintitle="" subtitle="Traffic Light Detox Shots and Tumeric Lattes"] The brunch starts with a trio of detox shots in traffic light colours. A tomato, red chilli and lime shot (probably my least favourite but definitely tastes detoxing) followed by a delicious lemon, ginger and turmeric shot and finishing with my favourite of the bunch a zesty, sweet green apple and Spirulina shot. We were asked to pick our food choices during the shots which were accompanied by a delicous and very on trend, Tumeric Latte; filled with anti-inflammatory properties and a warm, sweet and spicy milk. [title maintitle="" subtitle="Golden Milk Latte"] The main courses are delivered in a two course part. First we were treated to vegan protein pancakes, made with gluten free buckwheat flour stacked upon one another and topped with coconut yoghurt, blueberries and maple syrup. The presentation alone was perfect and would have any instagram food blogger crying with happiness, yet the presentation didn't even come close to being able to compete with the taste. The...

test Fitness, Homepage, Hot news / 30.11.2016

[title maintitle="" subtitle="SCHOOL OF STRUT"] To strut  /strʌt/ - verb: to parade, prance, flounce or sashay to proudly show off one’s best features or talents Well, this is definitely how I would describe School of Strut. I attended the 'strutology' event launched by founder, and curvaceous goddess, Zoe Mcnulty, a body activist whose motto is that although we all want to be fitter, healthier, sexier and more confident. It doesn’t have to involve body shaming, hours in the gym or fad diets. Unsure what to expect I head into the dance hall for the Strutology event and am immediately greeted by a swarm of happy, healthy and extremely confident ladies singing their hearts out and dancing their socks off to a loud, bubbly 'oh-so' sassy gentleman leading a parade of moves to extremely loud pop music. I was in heaven! Two songs in and I'm waving my arms in the air and flicking my hair like I just don't care - and that was only the warm up! Zoe is introduced as the 'Headmistress' of the School and rightly so. As she takes her well deserved place centre stage and stirs up the crowd, the women cheer and wolf whistle in anticipation and I find myself eager to see what is going to happen next. First we start with a 'SexyStreet' class in which Zoe leads her prepared mix of flirty, cheeky and sassy  choreography with looks of flirtation and confidence that has me developing a slight girl crush! The whole class is delivered to popular chart songs remixed into one another without knowing which could be coming next. with loud music this class reminded me of my street dance teenage years and made me instantly want to rejoin. [title maintitle="" subtitle="STRUTOLOGY"] Nobody seemed nervous or judged it was such a warm, friendly and overall extremely empowering atmosphere The second part of...

test Fitness, Homepage, Recent news / 18.11.2016

[title maintitle="" subtitle="Hands up who's done ballet before? "]
Yes, I'm up there with you in the 'yes, but not since I was younger' department...Often leaving us thinking that now we have stopped we have completely ruined those dreams of becoming a prima ballerina - so instead of trying again we invest in either a gym membership or failing that a VERY big dinner...
test Food, Food Reviews, Free-from, Homepage, Recent news / 15.11.2016

Being a self-confessed, health nut I will publicly admit it's not that easy for me to get my protein in. I am allergic to dairy so therefore can't have any whey based proteins and lets face it - that's the majority of the market out there. So, when I have the option to try a new vegan protein powder I get VERY excited. Last week I trialled a brand new range called 'Missfits' - a vegan protein brand. A unique blend of pea protein, crammed with all of the essential nutrients we need for our body to function properly. As most of you know I have been under-going a personal training course so with those long hours spent in the gym I've needed an extra protein burst and this Missfits Sachets have been the perfect option. Filled with added vitamins and minerals you have a great combination of micronutrients needed to stay healthy. My favourite flavour was the chocolate sachet which I mix into my morning porridge oats and the unique coffee flavour - as a coffee addict it gave me the energy to get into the gym and push through a hard workout without so much of a sip of pre-workout! The BEST bit: There's no added sugar so you aren't whacking on the calories or drinking any nasty ingredients - it's completely natural! If you fancy trying Missfits you can order them here,...