February round-up!

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Hey Newbies,

Thought I would do a little round up post of what I have been up to this month and other blogs I have been loving!

So this month marks 3 month of doing Blogilates full on and I have been loving it but its time to change it up so I am going to be completing Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide 1. I tried before but couldn’t stick to it but now I fee like I have the motivation to do it, if anyone out there is using the guide comment we can support each other!

I mentioned at the start of the month that I was giving up social media apps on my phone and I have to say that it has been nice, I still reach for my phone when I wake up but I am trying to change that one. During March I will be challenging myself to save more money stick around for the full post on that.

I am craving some new gym gear and I have found some which I thought I would share with you over on my Pinterest!

Blogs I’m loving:
The Balanced Blonde

The Skinny Confidential

Skinny Taste

There you have it, comment below with your favourite blogs and if you are challenging yourself to anything in March 🙂

Love,
The Newbie x

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HIIT IT HARD Workout

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Morning everyone,

Here is another HIIT Workout (High Intensity Interval Training). This will be the last in this series as next month I am going to be focusing on certain yoga poses! I am no yoga expert but I am trying to get better…anyway back on track to the workout, Enjoy.

Do the entire set once over take a minute break and go back at it for three to four more times

1. Side lunge with hop – 20 reps (10 each side)
2. Single leg burpee – 14 reps (7 each side)
3. Push up to side plank – 10 reps
4. Plank with shoulder tap – 30 reps (15 each arm)
5. Criss Cross abs – 40 alternating reps
6. Toe touches – 20 reps

If that doesn’t kill your entire body you are a MACHINE!

Love,
The Newbie x

p.s excuse the funny face i’m pulling!

Pancakes!

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Morning Newbies,

Okay so this post would of been better suited to Pancake day but hey I cant get it right all the time! And pancakes should not be reserved for just one day….
So here is the perfect recipe for quick healthy and easy pancakes

Ingredients
– 2 Eggs
– 1 Banana
– 30g Oats

Method
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend, once its reached a smooth texture turn the blender off. Dont over blend as it can be very runny
2. Melt a little bit of coconut oil in a pan and fry pancakes

And thats it! Simple, healthy and delicious I love this recipe for all days of the week. Top with your favourite fruit and some honey you can’t go wrong.

Comment if you make them!
Love,
The Newbie x

Healthy on a budget

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Morning duckies,

I thought I would give you some more tips on how to eat healthy on a budget, since you can never have to many money saving tips!

1. Make the freezer your friend – If you are single or live alone, making big batches and freezing food is a great way to save on waste and means you always have a healthy option available.
2. Don’t go overboard at the produce section – I love my fruit and veg and often fall victim to buying wayyyyy more than I ever need. Plan what you need, and if you still have extra freeze it that way you always have fruit and veg at hand to make up smoothies.
3. Make a budget & stick to it – This one may be hard but if you have a budget in mind you are more likely to stick to it, also look for coupons and deals that are useful to you don’t go for it if it isn’t!

Love,
The Newbie x

Tone it up Tuesday!

Hello lovelies,

Here is a little workout to do if you have indulged in one too many pancakes! Later this month I am going to be sharing my go to pancake recipe with you all so simple and delicious.

This workout will tone up your booty and abs. Do the set three/four times with a minute rest between:

10 Roll Ups
10 Triple crunches
10 Double leg lifts
10 Narrow Squats
10 Pointed leg lifts (repeat on other side)
10 Froggy jumps

Let me know if this kills you as much as it killed me!

Love,
The Newbie x

Recipe: Breakfast Muffins

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Morning Newbies,

I hope you all had a lovely Valentines day,I made these yesterday as a surprise for my boyfriend and he loved them!

They are perfect for busy mornings where you just need to get up and go as they can be eaten on the run.

Ingredients
– 1 banana mashed
– 100g apple puree
– 50g melted coconut oil
– 4 tbsp honey
– 150g natural yogurt
– 2 eggs
– 50g rolled oats
– 200g wholewheat flour
– 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking powder
– 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 100g blueberries

Method

1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a muffin tin with cases
2. Mix all the wet ingredients together then add in all the dry ingredients including blueberries. Do not over mix as this will cause the muffins to be heavy.
3. Pour mixture in to the muffin cases and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

I added some seeds to the top before baking, let me know if you get creative with your toppings!

Love,
The Newbie x

Love your body!

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Morning Lovies,

Since it is Valentines day I thought I would share some love with you all whether you are single or in a relationship, the person you should love first and foremost is yourself!

We are all on fitness journeys and something we shouldn’t get caught up in is the end result, you should love your body every step of the process as it is changing and transforming which is really difficult trust me! I struggle to love my body but I am more accepting of myself and I know that pushing myself as much as I do makes me happy and I feel better for doing it. I said it in a post a few months ago that you need to become the best version of you not of anyone else.

My challenge to you is to look in the mirror and find something positive about your body that you like and daily remind yourself of it could be as simple as you think your arms are great, or you love your hair, or you think you have good legs. Tell yourself that daily and you will start to feel so much better about yourself!

Another great thing to do is set yourself an intention each morning these help keep me grounded throughout the day and do a little yoga routine, take 5 minutes out your day to remind yourself why you are taking the path you have chosen. This will help you realise and see all the amazing changes you have made.

Some of my favourite intentions are:

  • Today will be a beautiful day
  • Be grateful for those who are in your life
  • Respect people, if you expect to respected

So take some time today to think about YOU, we all know you deserve it.

Love,
The Newbie x

Healthy on a budget

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Hey everyone,

This is a little bit of a different post but I thought it was needed! Most people complain that healthy living is really expensive but it doesn’t have to be and here are my top tips and secrets to eating the best you can.

1. Make Lidl and Aldi your new BFF’s – These places are great for food shopping and one of the best things ? Most of it is local and will help farmers near you which is a bonus. I love shopping here I save so much money and all their fruit and veg outlasts any other. Also you are more likely to eat seasonally if you shop here another bonus to the environment.
2. Preparation – Before heading to the shops write a list of what you need and only get whats on the list, that way you know that you need it and you will use it!. I also like to think of what I will make for tea and lunch that way I can buy ingredients that can be intermixed and I know when I get home what I have in the fridge to whip up what I fancy.
3. Don’t shop when your hungry! – Its proven if you shop when your hungry that you will make unhealthy choices which wont help with yout fitness journey.
4. Holland and Barrett – This is a health food store in the UK and you can get great deals when they have the penny sale on, I use it to buy green powders and cocoa at a fraction of the price its all about being savvy!

I am infact a student and I have a full time job at the moment as it is part of my university course. This does not mean that I go crazy on food shops I usually spend about £25 a week on everything.

If you have any tips please comment and let me know, Im a girl who loves a bargain.

Love,
The Newbie x

HIIT IT HARD

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Morning Newbies,

Now I’m going to be cruel to you! Here is a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) work out that will make you SWEAT which is my favourite kind. Let me know how you get on GO BEAST MODE

10 Burpees
20 Jump Lunges (Switching legs in the air)
10 Push up to side plank
30 Plank jacks
20 Up Up Down Down
20 3-2-1 Crunches

Now repeat 2 more times with a 30 second rest between each set…Have fun!

P.s Let me know if you guys would like a visual of these workouts and I will see what I can do

Love,
The Newbie x