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Motivation. That’s a tough one isn’t it? You start the new year with good intentions and it’s easy because it’s new and it’s exciting and everyone else is doing it, but what happens to your motivation when February begins and it becomes a bit more mundane and the reality of everything kicks in and you start to feel the pressures of everyday life creeping back in and the first thing you want to quit is your healthy eating and exercising because you can’t quit work or being a parent, spouse or any of the other daily commitments you have. Well on Friday 29th January I had an interview with Jack Miles at BBC Radio Gloucestershire to talk about motivation. How to keep it, and what is the not so secret way to keep motivated!

Take a listen and then I will explain further! It was my first ever radio interview and with any interview you always come out kicking yourself wishing you said this, that and the other! Click on the link below and head to 1:14:30 to listen.


My Interview with Jack Miles about Motivation


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My Vitamins Total Acai Berry

My Vitamins Total Acai BerryI am the first to admit that I don’t really like fruit and berries but it’s mainly because of their texture, I fully appreciate the benefits that these foods can bring to your health so I have to take supplements to receive the nutrients that I otherwise wouldn’t get from other foods; My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements are helping me to do just that! As a teenager I didn’t really suffer from acne but as my hormones changed in my early twenties and again as I turned 30 I have suffered with adult acne šŸ™ My diet is healthier than it has ever been but there are still a few things missing from it such as fruits and berries, so the My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements are providing me with some key antioxidants that help to improve skin health and also improves the immune system. Read on to hear all about the benefits of My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements and how they can help with weight loss and improve the skin …….


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My Vitamins Complete Sleep

My Vitamins complete sleepGetting enough sleep is absolutely paramount when it comes to making exercise and weight loss a success and as someone who struggles with getting the right amount of beauty sleep I decided to try out My Vitamins Complete Sleep.

Sleep is really important as it enables your body to rest and repair itself. Without getting the right amount of sleep you may find that your weight loss plateaus and you quite simply don’t have the energy to exercise. My Vitamins Complete Sleep will help provide the nutrients that you may not get from your diet to help you to get a good nights rest and be ready to face the day ahead of you! As daft as it sounds after only taking them for a couple of days I have really noticed a big difference and I am looking forward to seeing what other benefits it brings my way! Read on to find out more……


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Oatty Yoghurt Breakfast Pots

Oat breakfast pots meal prepI’ve recently started building nutrition plans for people and one of the most common things I hear from my clients is that they find breakfast is the hardest meal of the day and I definitely agree. The morning’s are always a rush no matter what your job and routine is. So the key to eating a healthy breakfast is prep prep and more prep! That is the only way to stop myself from having a breakfast that is bad for me. Quite often there are recipes that need an oven or a hob to cook on and quite a lot of people eat their breakfast when they get to work and not surprisingly your work doesn’t offer a fully operational kitchen complete with a cooker! I was watching a few colleagues who would pop to a nearby Soho Coffee and would buy a tiny yoghurt pot for a couple of pounds and whilst it looked amazingĀ all I could think was I don’t know what’s in it and how expensive it was, and that led me to decide that I could make it for less money and I could make it 10 times more delicious!!! So I’ve bought myself 5 small kilner jars so I can make my own breakfast pots!


  1. Oats
  2. Greek Yoghurt
  3. Honey
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Cacao nibs
  6. Linwoods flaxseed, pumpkin seed, goji berries


  • Pour a layer of oats in to the base of the kilner jar
  • Spoon on a layer of greek yoghurt
  • Sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of the yoghurt
  • Drizzle a small amount of honey on top of the cinnamon
  • Repeat all of the above.
  • Add a pinch of cacao nibs
  • And finish with 1/4 tsp of flaxseed mix on top

Love roo xx

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Spot Reduction – It’s A Myth

fat burningHow many times have you heard someone claiming that they do 200 situps in a day and accredit their washboard stomach to it? Yes, those situps will help develop the muscle but it won’t do jack about the layer of fat over those abdominals. It’s a common misconception that you can exercise toĀ target a specific area and thereby reduceĀ the fat in that area – wrong. Spot reduction of fat is a myth. Fact. Keep readingĀ and I will tell you why and what you can do about it!


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How to Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Coconut Paleo Cereal mix

2.5 stone ago, I used to takeĀ a loaf of bread toĀ work each week and every morning for morning I would eat 2 slices of big fat white toast. And this was THE hardest habit to break. I knew I had to put a stop to this but I genuinely had no idea what I could eat for breakfast that was healthy and easy to have on the go.

I would research and look at all of these suggestions for breakfasts to have and they were all boiled egg with asparagus soldiers, or scrambled egg with bacon or some other variation that required me to eat breakfast at home. This just didn’t work for me. I already got up early enough and I don’t have an oven or hob at work that would enable me to eat these delicious suggestions or a boss who would allow me to not work and spend 15 minutes cooking a full breakfast instead of working! Sure I would have theseĀ on the weekend and would enjoy them but I needed something that I could make in advance and was quick and I could eat at my desk and wasn’t going to go off quickly, I needed to extend my meal prep to breakfast too.

After my first attempt of making quinoa and egg muffins (which I love straight out of the oven when theyĀ are nice and hot!) but reheated I genuinely thought I was going to be sick! It just wasn’t going to work for me. So I’ve had to come up with my own solutions such as;

All of these added some variety to my working weekday breakfasts and I found I could prep them on a weekend and box up to take to work during the week! Hopefully if you’ve been having a similar struggle this will help you out and save you some hassle and stress and might stop some of those excuses you may have been coming up with so you could still eat your toast every morning!!! šŸ˜› Hope you enjoy all of these yummy breakfast treats!

Love Roo xx

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Meal Planning

chia seedsI wanted to recap on a post I did in 2014 because I think this is really important for those who are kick starting their healthy eating regime. Here’s a link to my post about how to eat healthy on a budget and about planning for your week ahead. Setting aside 10 – 15 minutes one evening a week can make a HUGE impact on your healthy eating during the whole week.


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New Year, New Roo

Take a look at this before and after photo. This is me at the beginning of 2014 and one atWeight Loss 1st Jan 2014 - 23rd Nov 2014 EDITED the end of 2014. Here’s my storyĀ and how it can help you reach your goals for a happier, healthier and fitter 2015:

Throughout my mid to late twenties I started putting on weight, I hasten to add that I was never obese or what I would consider as fat, I was a very average size 12, Iā€™d always had a slender waist but my butt and thighs were a problem area and had made a few attempts at spot reduction on those problem areas – turns out spot reduction is a myth but there will be more on that in another post! I then started making ill advised excuses and made the assumption that my body shape was just down to genetics and that I was just going to have to accept that, and that I would never be able to wear skinny jeans with confidence. I was starting to feel self-conscious that I couldnā€™t wear what I felt was fashionable and I could never really make my mark on current trends because my body shape was holding me back. I think itā€™s really important to point out here that at no point did anyone tell me or make me feel like my body shape or weight was bad, I just did not feel comfortable in my own skin anymore and I wanted a change. You should only make changes based on how you feel and what you want, never based on someone elseā€™s opinion of you.


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