Move, Nourish, Believe

Last Thursday I headed out early doors (morning coffee in hand) to attend the launch of the Lorna Jane Fit Challenge and Clean Eating recipe book. Despite being a tad tired from a serious leg session the night before, I was buzzing for the morning (virtual) workout as it was being lead, live from Australia by the one and only Kayla Itsines, Instagram super trainer and owner of a seriously killer bod and enviable all year round tan!

When it comes to fitness, health and lifestyle I am all about the no fads approach (diet is a swear word to me) and so it is mega refreshing when such a well-known active wear brand and fitspo, collaborate to promote such a positive message for women everywhere… Move, Nourish, Believe!

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Which is exactly what we did that morning… We MOVED… put through our paces by Kayla we all participated in a 30 minute HIIT (‘you’ll keep doing this until Kayla says STOP!’) session which resulted in a lot of sweating & laughter! We NOURISHED… After the workout I don’t think I could have necked the green smoothie by Honestly Healthy any faster ahhhhh alkaline goodness… My bod needed it – yum! And we BELIEVED… I believed I could push through all of the jump squats after leg day and that every burpee, crunch and press up was possible because the motivation and great vibes of the morning gave me the push I needed.

I am also a lover, ok addict, for new kit and the new Lorna Jane Spring/Summer 2015 collection didn’t disappoint… You can get your paws on it at House of Fraser NOW and my favourite piece from the lot was this bright orange sports bra… Oh so beaut!!!

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So you can don your new kit and get involved with the virtual Kayla workout by signing up to the challenge here – its freeeeeee… If our session was anything to go by, you are going be getting your sweat on!

And because nutrition is such a huge part of a healthy lifestyle, Lorna Jane has created her Clean Eating recipe book…(the pictures make you want to lick the pages) full of delicious food to NOURISH that body of yours.

“Clean eating isn’t about restricting or denying yourself; it’s about treating your hard-working body with the love and respect it deserves” *Air high five’s LJ!!*

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What a positive, sweaty and stylish way to kick off 2015… Ladies, make this the year you decide to MOVE your body, NOURISH your body and BELIEVE in YOU!!! It’s not a fad…it’s a lifestyle!!

For kit, cooking and fitness challenge fun, follow the links below

Lorna Jane Spring/Summer 2015 collection

Kayla Itsines fitness challenge

Clean Eating recipe book

@lornajanehofuk

Happy and Healthy wishes lovelies x

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Gloriously Green

I love me a smoothie… Me and my Nutribullet are best friends!

I came up with this beauty when I was craving something comforting and silky smooth…and boy it’s good… Perfect hit of warming cayenne chili pepper to boost you in the wintery weather…

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Happy smoothie time

•2 bananas
•1/2 avocado
•Spinach – I used four frozen bundles
•Almond Milk
•Water
•Table spoon Honey
•Tablespoon raw cacao powder
•Cayenne pepper (to taste)
•Cinnamon
•Chia seeds sprinkled on top with extra cinnamon because why not eh!?

Blend blend blend into deliciousness and ENJOY!!!

Carrie Bradshaw of Fitness?

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So Brixton Bugle paper have only gone and given me a monthly column *excited face*

I’ll now be channeling my inner Carrie Bradshaw and musing monthly on all things fitness, with the aim of providing readers with some no fad hints, tips and advice to help them inject a bit of Frankie into their workouts and lifestyle…

If you’re in the local area, grab your copy and have a read… Next edition will be out at the beginning of November…

Now where did I put my Manolos?

Warning: scoffing may occur

Last week I posted a pic of some peanut butter bites that I made so I thought, what better place to reveal the recipe than here… In all their peanut butter glory…

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To make a batch of 8 (depending on how big you make them) the amounts below should be plenty…

– 5 heaped tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter – I only use Meridian as it’s my favourite and in my opinion the BEST
– 2 table spoons of runny honey
– 2 eggs
– 2 handfuls of pumpkin & sunflower seed mix
– Stir all of the ingredients together until thick and tacky
– Roll the tablespoon scoops into balls
– Flatten out on a baking tray and paper
– Bake for 12 mins at 180 degrees

Voila – delicious peanut yummies for your tummies!!

Let me know how you get on… These are great for pre and post training and you can add whichever seeds you want…

Enjoy!!!

Ps: who would like my new raw energy ball recipe? Tasty alert

Welcome to Pull Ups & Peanut Butter

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A new blog for fitness and food with no added fads…

With a passion for bodyweight training and butters of the nut variety, expect plenty of fun new exercises, hints & tips and delicious recipes to fuel your training…no crazy diets, no crazy supplements and definitely no waist shapers…

Welcome!