So those who follow this blog might have read my post: 'When Your Weight Fluctuates' on my recent weight gain. No biggie really-pun intended- but enough to make me want to do something about it.
This Sunday was the first day of spring and the sunniest we've had since last summer, so there couldn't have been a more perfect day to head to Sheffield and take part in the incredible Sport Relief's Games. Ready...Steady...Go!
I am honoured to share Emily Beckloff's post on her brush with breast cancer. I hope it encourages all to check their breasts more frequently. Thank you Emily for sharing your story-
Welcome to the latest 'Who's The Daddy', a collection of guests posts from some of my favourite Daddy Bloggers.
Christmas is a time of non stop scoffing. A second trip to the buffet, polishing off that bottle of champagne, stealing your hubby's mince pie when he's not looking..! Yep...I'm guilty of all of those, and tucking into chocolate round the Christmas clock too!
This post was originally going to be dedicated to several famous women and their words of wisdom (I'm a bit obsessed with collecting these kernels-see my Pinterest Board Wise Words for evidence)- but then I had second thoughts-why not ask the women in my life whom are my friends, colleagues and collaborators, to share their pearls of wisdom instead?!
Healthy living can be a bit of a vague term can't it? It's just so subjective. For some, being healthy means only eating organic, seasonal produce and hitting the gym five times a week. For others, a bit of exercise and a balanced diet is enough to lead a happy life.
At the start of the summer, a crazy - yet incredible - thing happened to me.
We're pretty obsessed with smoothies in this household.
No matter how cool, calm and collected we think we might be on a day to day basis (I try, it doesn't work every day), when it comes to acting in an emergency, panic is inevitable. It's human nature isn't it?!
What can I say? I'm pretty impressionable, particularly when it comes to anything health-wise. I want to feel and OK, look, my best and I've never felt this more since having kids because like all parents, we simply want to be strong and well for our kids, as much as ourselves.
The last few weeks have seen my usually pretty healthy way of eating go to pot, with lots more sugar finding its way into my diet from celebratory cakes to afternoon teas and far too much champagne (with my recent 10th wedding anniversary, my brother's engagement and baby cousin's birth)- making me feel sluggish, tired and really not my best, physically and mentally. I've less energy than usual, haven't been sleeping well and my PMT is worse than ever.
Are you a sweet or sour kind of person? I vary depending on my mood but I'm mostly spicy I think, I love chilli on just about everything and have been known to eat a salmon stir fry for breakfast before!
Juliet is a GP, mum to three children and a health writer. She also has her own running club, runs marathons and fundraises for charity. With a regular column in Women’s Running, a growing online following and plans for a book, Juliet is one inspiring, wonderful woman.