Summertime, and the eating is easy! When the days grow longer and the temperature rises, we know that summer’s here. It’s the season of backyard barbecues, beach vacations and lounging by the pool. And it’s just too easy to overindulge in food that can derail an otherwise healthy diet. So, how can you and your family enjoy summer meals and snacks without chowing down on artery-clogging cuisine? Read on to find out how!
Cardiff is a great place to sail. There is so much to see sailing around the Bay, or heading out into the Bristol Channel through the lock. Tactically it is really challenging if you’re racing because of how shifty the wind is. But even if you just want a cruise then it’s great to be able to park up at Cardiff Bay and go for lunch or a drink in one of the many restaurants and bars.
I am so sorry for the lack of blogs over the last few months. It has been a manic time! I have so much to write; sailing bits and bobs, foodie and health updates as well as announcing my plans for Tokyo 2020…which I am going to here and NOW.
Tis the season…for getting ill! So, with that in mind, I thought it was time to impart some of the amazing insight I have gained being part of the British Sailing Team regarding illness prevention.
If you're not in the mood for reading detail then below are my quick read tips and thoughts on holidaying in Dubai! For more info then read on...
What do you do to properly relax and switch off? Finding yours is key to being able to make the most of your time off without having to wait days or weeks to feel refreshed.
Having discovered that I was lactose intolerant back in June 2016, to be on the safe side for the Rio Olympic Games I took out an entire suitcase filled with lactose and gluten free snacks!I didn’t want to take any chances of having pain or bloating during the event and, in general, it was pretty successful with minimal issues.After the Olympics, though, it was another story!
Firstly I want to apologise for the delay in getting this blog out. Sometimes life takes over a little and something has to give in order to give yourself a bit of time and space. After a couple of weeks in the UK, I am about to jump on the plane to New York for some more sailing of a different variety...
I had started to ponder the power and opportunity visualisation and mindfulness could give us as a team and wanted to investigate it more. This seemed like the perfect time! There was an awful lot I could do to help our campaign move forward while Sas was recovering, however there wasn’t much we could do together. I could go to the gym, get the boat ready, look at our finances, organise our campaign to within an inch of its life. I was very conscious though that this was a time for us to feel and behave like a team as much as possible. We obviously couldn’t go sailing...but could we still improve? What exactly could we do with our minds...?
I was unclear about my path and what I wanted next.. Was Tokyo 2020 for me or not? Did I want to find a ‘real’ job? A job that would mean not having a life lived out of a suitcase..ut routine, and plans at the weekend.
Super yummy, lactose free, low acidity, wake up breakfast smoothie!
Commuting into Central London, working a 9-5...slightly out of my comfort zone! I definitely found it challenging to stay alert and focused all day sitting at a computer when I did a months work experience after Rio! Here are a few tips I found that worked well to keep my energy up in the office - maybe they will help you too!
This is going to be a really simple, time saving, step by step guide to help you achieve things you didn’t think would be possible.
Like so many people, I have seen countless doctors and specialists with no real answer to what my problem is! I wholeheartedly believe it’s all down to diet. Here are 5 things to try if, like me, you are struggling to keep your symptoms under control; 6 is something I’ve yet to try...
People often ask me how I manage to stay motivated over a 4 year Olympic cycle when, ultimately, the only thing that actually matters is the 1 week during the Olympic Games. Good question, right?!
There was one slightly awkward moment when we rocked up in our old Beemer...the car parking attendant looked us up and down, before telling us we were definitely in the wrong place! Brandishing our Royal Box tickets with a smile, we were eventually waved through. As we drove in, the first person we saw was Dame Judy Murray walking oh-so casually in jeans towards the gates! Fortunately for her, we couldn’t park up in time to chase her down…
In the year leading up to Rio 2016 Olympics I had been getting all or sometimes just a few of these symptoms almost every day. Usually in the evenings, just before dinner...I would feel low on energy and with no idea what was going on, a little lost with what to do. I’d had blood tests, scans, doctor’s examinations. But all to no avail. I seemed, on the outside, completely fine. It was so frustrating and was starting to get me down, I would often stay in when everyone else was going out for dinner because my tummy was sore and I felt a bit sick, unbuttoning my trousers became a normal evening routine. I felt horrid. I had no control and no clear way forward.
THIS IS IT! I have taken the plunge, delved through Google, siphoned through crazy quantities of info that is out there about ‘Becoming a Blogger’ and I finally have a website and some (?!) of the skills to hopefully make this happen. EXCITED!