Month: June 2015

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by Joshua Earle Happy Saturday! I’m so thrilled that this day is finally here. By the time you read this, I’ll have completed my first year Biomedicine exam and handed in my 2,000 word paper on Crohn’s disease. Whew. I’ll be taking a well-deserved break […]

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by Sébastien Marchand I’m off to see Blur today in Hyde Park with a girlfriend and I’m unbelievably excited. I’ve been a fan since I was 15 and it’s always a thrill to see them live, especially in such an amazing location. It’s been a […]

Things I Love: Psycle

I took my first Psycle class back in January and I was hooked.

I had been watching Psycle ever since it opened last year, but weirdly kept making excuses about why I couldn’t go. Too tired. Still breastfeeding. Feeling insecure about my body. Frankly, feeling a bit intimidated. I can’t explain it (the mind is a strange thing), especially since I love Soul Cycle  (and have been patiently waiting for it to come to London) and always try to get in a few classes when I’m in New York.

I had a gap in freelance contracts in January to study for my semester one biomedicine exam and finally got up the nerve to head to a class. And one class was all it took for me to get addicted.

I love heading to a class first thing in the morning – usually the 7:30am or 8am class when M does the nursery dropoff – and getting that early morning endorphin fix. I love the friendly atmosphere, the enthusiast instructors, the plush soaps and facilities. But most of all, I love how each workout is different, depending on the instructor.

Some instructors are all about the choreography – making me feel like Beyonce on a bike – others are about those tough hill climbs and pushing you to the absolute limit with the resistance. The music is always amazing and I leave each time drenched in sweat (my sign of a good workout) and feeling like I’ve worked my absolute hardest.

Insert sweaty, redfaced picture! :)
Insert sweaty, redfaced picture! 🙂

At £20 a class, it’s not the cheapest, but you leave feeling like you’ve gotten value for money. The cost per ache metric. Interestingly, they’ve recently partnered with Class Pass so there is the opportunity to get a bit savings there. Check out the Oxford Circus studio and the newest studio in Canary Wharf – you won’t regret it!

P.S. Here’s one of my favourite Psycle tracks.

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by Skyler Smith It’s finally Saturday and I’m going to spend the day studying, relaxing and hanging out with my two boys. What are you up to? Have a gander at some stories I enjoyed reading this week. How many steps should you really walk […]

I Tried It: Oil Pulling

Photo by Thomas Lefebvre I’m a huge fan of natural health and beauty products and really try to stick by the adage, ‘if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin’. This past February, my Nutrition lecturer mentioned oil pulling and alternative dental hygiene […]

Stories I loved this week. 

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Photo by Ståle Grut

Happy weekend!  I’m going to be busy studying for my final Biomedicine exam this weekend, but in the meantime, here are some stories I loved this week.

Nice to see what a lot of us already know backed up by science – exercise makes you better at work! (Grazia)

Can you guess how much sugar is in these foods? The Haribo one was a shocker! (Guardian)

The Fed & Fit podcast has some great tips on how to avoid 5 sneaky everyday toxins. (Fed & Fit)

Could you fit at least four hours a day on your feet? A new study think we sit too much at work. (Guardian)

I struggled to embrace ‘mum’ as part of my identity and the rise of ‘mum’ as a diss was part of that. No one wants to be mumsy!

Getting natural with makeup, skincare and homecare. 

Photo by Anna Sastre A few of my girlfriends have been chatting over email this week about natural beauty and cleaning products. As I was adding my two cents into the mix, I realised that over the past two years, I have completely overhauled my beauty […]