I’m not ashamed to admit it – I love walking. Now it might not be the coolest thing in the world but bear with me a minute.
Up until a few years ago walking was one of two things for me. A necessity or a bore. The thought of going for a long walk around the countryside was not at the top of my to do list and I would much rather be beasting it out at the gym, or having an afternoon drinking session with my friends. Fast forward three years though and what’s changed?
‘There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life’ Lin Yutang
I’ve spoken about my love for tea on the blog before when I interviewed my lovely friend Marcy, from Parched Tea Bar (You can read again here).
I find the process of tea making extremely relaxing and it forms a large part of my mindful night time routine which I swear by to get a good nights sleep. So it’s no wonder that when Heath & Heather got in touch for me to try their new range of Organic Super Teas I jumped at the chance.
It might come as a huge shock (stick tongue out emoji) but yes, earlier this year I turned the ripe
old young age of 30. It took a while to come to terms with it but after multiple internal battles, a few tears over my (partly) wasted youth and finding too many grey hairs to count (seriously, it’s as if I turned 30 and my hairs just turned white) I am finally at peace with my new age.
Skincare has always been important to me especially since I became all about the sweatlife, and even more so since turning 30 earlier this year.
If you’re a bit of a gym bunny too (which, if you’re reading this, I’m pretty sure you are) then it’s important that you pay special attention to your skin as it can get particularly clogged up.
Personally, I’ve always struggled with my skin. It’s combination with an oily t-zone and dehydrated cheeks, whilst still finding the time to be dry in patches. I’m also massively prone to breakouts, even at the ripe old age of 30!
I’ve learnt quite a bit over the years though with lots of trial and error (and lots of wasted money!) which I’m sharing with you below. So read on to discover my top tips for your skin and the gym…
I have a love hate relationship with running. I love running at my leisure, with no set pace and length in mind, but I
hate despise running during a Crossfit WOD or race. I love running when the sun is shining (and even in the summer rain) but I hate running in the cold and the dark. I love running outside but I hate running on the treadmill.
At the start of 2017, I set the goal to mix up my workouts a bit more and try something new every month. Now running isn’t new to me but it is something I don’t work on enough, so when John Lewis got in touch to send me some trainers for their website I jumped at the chance.
What better motivation right?