Woo hoo………I’ve just completed my first week at MK Fit Body Boot Camp.  Although I didn’t know exactly what it entailed when I signed up, apart from what’s on Youtube, I’m glad I did.  I’m currently doing the 21 day fat loss challenge. So last Sunday I took my measurements and calculated my body fat using the tape measure method.

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Woburn Sands Woods is local to where I live  and weather permitting, it’s my first choice when I’m in need of some of that all important forest bathing.

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Salmon & Watercress fishcakes

When me and bf returned home yesterday, after a double long trek around the forest, we were hungry and in need of some quick nutritious food. I had a couple of tins of salmon and a bag of watercress to hand so decided fishcakes were the way to go. I’ve previously made fishcakes from Mark Sisson’s cookbook which are great, but I fancied spicing things up a bit.

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Lately, I’ve been really unmotivated to do any exercise at the gym.  I joined about 14 months ago and have probably been less than 25 times.  In the beginning I was totally psyched and full of hope.  I joined some classes and started doing some free weights but, after about 2-3 weeks it fizzled out and I couldn’t be bothered to go. I don’t really know why, although I guess it was a combination of having to leave the house after getting home from a long day at the office and the fact that I just wasn’t finding it exciting enough!

Christmas was my year anniversary of joining the gym, so I told myself that if I don’t go at least 3 times a week throughout the month of January, then I must cancel my membership.  Well, January came and went.  I tried to be a good gym member but it just seemed like too much effort.  It appears that joining a gym and then paying for not going has turned into a very bad habit of mine. Continue Reading »

Wouldn’t it be great to have fresh organic fruit, vegetables and meat delivered to your door each week, without you ever having to write a shopping list or think too hard about it? Well that’s exactly what happens each week at my house!

Some time ago, I joined a weekly “box scheme” . This basically means I get all my fruit, veg and meat delivered directly to my door. The fruit and veg are usually sourced from local suppliers and are organically grown. Most of the fruit and veg is sourced here in the UK, so I tend to get whatever is in season.

As for the meat, the animals are well cared for, grass fed and free from antibiotics/steroids/growth hormones/and other unnecessary chemicals.

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As promised here is the cookie recipe I spoke about in my last post.

Cookies! Although not completely primal, the ones I make are far more superior in nutritional content from the processed type you will find in the supermarket.  I came across this recipe on the web, I can’t remember exactly where but as I enjoy a cookie as much as the next person it instantly stuck in my head!

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Hello world!

Well I was going to kick off this blog with a whole list of the reasons to live primal by eating organic fruit, veg, nuts, seeds and organic grass fed meats, however I thought I would leave the science about insulin, blood sugar and optimal health to the experts.  Anyway I figured they had already dealt with this on their blogs so here’s the links to the science part with Mark Sisson’s look at the primal lifestyle and Robb Wolf’s take on the Paleo diet.  Reading through these should give you a concise picture of why eating Primal or Paleo will bring you the rewards of optimal health, weight loss, energy in abundance, and a lot more.  Well you don’t have to take their word for it, or mine; you could always just give a go for one month, that’s all, what have you got to lose!

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