4 WAYS TO START THE YEAR OFF WITH A BANG!

Let’s look back at 2018 with the warmest of memories and embrace 2019 with open arms. Happy New Year. Over the past two weeks, I have taken a break from producing all kinds of content and enjoyed the festive season with family and friends. Now I’m back from my break, back to work and slippingContinue reading “4 WAYS TO START THE YEAR OFF WITH A BANG!”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: Meet Day

  …And that’s a wrap! Meet day came by slow and went by fast. A lot faster than I expected. My nerves hit me right before I got on the platform and I didn’t get the results I wanted. I’m usually pretty harsh on myself but with my support team there with me and theContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: Meet Day”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: Peak Week

  On Monday 12th November, peak week training officially begun. I was surprisingly calm about everything which scared me quite a bit. I had looked over my progress pictures since starting this meet and I was blown out of the water. I had spent five and a half months dieting down for this meet andContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: Peak Week”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 2 Weeks Out

  The excitement is real right now! I’m 2 weeks out and strength just keeps on going up. I’ll have to admit that I am feeling tired and my energy levels are not as high as they have been in the past. Focusing on dialing in, sleep, recovery and nutrition are my priority as I getContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 2 Weeks Out”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 3 Weeks Out

  I hope you are speaking your dreams into existence. Again I’m behind on these posts especially as meet day is fast approaching (this Saturday). I will be posting the next two blog posts in this series this week and next week, I’ll post my peak week thoughts and my recap of meet day. IContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 3 Weeks Out”

Recipe: Spicy Brussel Sprouts & Shrimp Stir-fry

  I know what some of you might be thinking when you read the title. I feel like I was deceived as a child growing up in the UK. People always told me that brussels sprouts were disgusting and horrible. As a child, I made the assumption that I didn’t like them either…without trying them.Continue reading “Recipe: Spicy Brussel Sprouts & Shrimp Stir-fry”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 4 Weeks Out

  Accidents can happen anywhere to anyone and I’m not exempt from that. I’ve been fortunate enough to have not experienced any serious injuries in my nearly six years of lifting. Two weeks ago on Wednesday, the bar missed the rack and fell on one side of my face whilst benching. Although I came awayContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 4 Weeks Out”

Recipe: Burrito Butternut Squash Boats

  Butternut squash is a winter squash that is a good source of vitamin A, C and E.  It is high in antioxidants, it can boost up your immune system and reduce inflammation, and it has more potassium than bananas. One of the recipes that I tried was: Burrito Butternut Squash Boats inspired by Delish.Continue reading “Recipe: Burrito Butternut Squash Boats”

Recipe: Butternut Squash Thai Red Curry

  When I was in college, I used to try a new vegetable of the week in order to add a variety to my diet. I tend to eat the same vegetables and never expand from that. Last weekend, I decided that I would hop back onto that train and chose two recipes. The vegetableContinue reading “Recipe: Butternut Squash Thai Red Curry”

Training for my First Powerlifting Meet: 5 Weeks Out

The reason that this post is late is because I found out three weeks ago that I had been put on the waitlist for the meet I wanted to compete in. I’m not going to lie and say that I was upset about it because that was an understatement. I was distraught for the firstContinue reading “Training for my First Powerlifting Meet: 5 Weeks Out”