November 23, 2013 § Leave a Comment
About two weeks ago I had my practical assessment at Body Control. The practical assessment is like getting your learner drivers licence. Passing it sets you out on your first proper steps towards becoming a teacher.
PCOS; also known as Highly Confusing and Emotionally Frustrating diagnosis (which more women should be aware of)
November 14, 2013 § 2 Comments
About two weeks ago I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). In that time span I’ve probably felt every single range of emotion, from childishly silly excitement through downright confusion to utter depression. « Read the rest of this entry »
October 20, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Wow, what an incredible week it has been! I’ve not been so tired and longing for the weekend in a while, but I’ve also not felt as inspired as I have over the last of seven days.
Week two of Pilates Teacher Training Course modules at Body Control included Anatomy, Feet and Hands, Classical Pilates, Precision of Movement, Client Enrollment, Lesson Planning and the very exciting topic of Finishing the Course and Getting Started. « Read the rest of this entry »
October 19, 2013 § 2 Comments
As a treat after having had some very long days for the final week of my Pilates teacher training course (review post will come up soon) I meant to have a lie in this morning (9.00 was the plan, anything after that I can’t stay in bed) and a nice slow start. What happened? I wake up at 6.47 and at 7.30 I’m raring to get up. I really am the worst person for sleeping in.
So instead I decided to treat myself with a yummy breakfast. Usually this would be banana pancakes, but I felt like trying something new, so after some inspiration searching on Instagram and blogs, I came upon this single serving chocolate cake by Chocolate Covered Katie. (I highly recommend her blog for healthy versions of your favourite desserts that don’t leaves you feeling cheated on taste.) I based my breakfast cake on her recipe with some slight tweaks, and thus the Banana Berry Chia Breakfast Cake was born!
October 10, 2013 § 2 Comments
The best kind of food is the one that requires you to get messy with it. The ones were cutlery just isn’t an option and the only way you can eat it is by tucking in with your hands. In the summer this is usually the standard, with BBQs and days spent at the beach, but as the mercury drops the “hands over forks” occasions start to disappear. « Read the rest of this entry »
October 2, 2013 § Leave a Comment
After the great encouragement of Pilates wonder woman Donna, I’ve decided to chronicle my own experience of training with Body Control to become a certified Pilates teacher. It’s hugely exciting, and I hope that it will help others who are currently deciding whether or not to go ahead with their training. « Read the rest of this entry »
September 22, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’ve been trying to eat more seasonally since coming home to England. It’s great as I love root vegetables and autumn fruits like plums and apples. However, most of the organic veggie boxes available are meant to provide enough for a family of four. That means that I’ve had a plethora of apples rolling around my fridge drawer and not been sure what to do with them. « Read the rest of this entry »