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Bangs Climbs Kilimanjaro!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Mount Kilimanjaro

So, I had kinda decided that I wasn’t gonna take on any big challenges this year. It seemed like I was always training for races and my life was this endless cycle of training, event, recover, training, event, recover. Hence, I backed off. And lemme tell ya, life has been good. I’ve just been enjoying being fit, doing different workouts and being generally badass. Seriously, good times.

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How to Sleep Happy

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Charlotte Street Hotel

I’ve written on here before about how I struggle with insomnia. I’m sure some of you reading this suffer with it too, so you’ll know all too well how frustrating, not to mention exhausting, it can be. So, when Febreze offered me the chance to stay at a hotel, have a consultation with a sleep doctor and have my own little sleep sanctuary, that was an offer I definitely wasn’t about to turn down. (more…)

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Come Ride with Me at BOOM Cycle!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

BOOM Cycle

If you follow me on social media you’ll know I qualified as a spin instructor a few weeks ago.

Well, I’m excited to announce I’ll be teaching at the awesome BOOM Cycle studio in Holborn and I want you all to come ride with me!

My first class is Wednesday 9th April at 7:15pm. I promise to fill that 45 minutes with banging tunes, tons of motivation and possibly some twerking. Book your bike and get in on the fun!

I’ll be teaching four classes a week at Holborn:

Wednesdays 12:45pm & 7:15pm

Thursdays 7:15am

Saturdays 10am

It’d be great to have you guys there. You know my approach to exercise is definitely about channeling a whole lot of fun while giving your body a good beasting, so you know you’re in for a good time!

Head on over to the BOOM Cycle website to book your spot.

See you on the bike!

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Body Confidence Wobbles

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Body Confidence

I love my body. I really do. The more I’ve gotten into fitness over the past few years, the more appreciation I have for it. But last week, I experienced a bit of a wobble in my body confidence and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I became overwhelmed with emotions I haven’t really felt before and it threw me for a loop. Knowing body confidence is an issue that rocks many women, I feel it’s important to share what I felt and how I got myself back on track to body acceptance quickly.

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Know When to Fold ‘Em

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Poker

I was doing a poker workshop a couple of weeks ago and learned that you should ‘fold’ (not play the hand) 80% of the time. Wowzers! So you may play a good hand and win just 20% of the time. This got me thinking: how often should we be ‘folding’ in life? Is it right to jack something in without giving it a full opportunity to play out? Or are we saving ourselves some heartache by simply knowing when to fold ‘em at the right time?

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Lazy Sunday Reads

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Boston Terrier

It’s Sunday. It’s time to be lazy. And perhaps catch up on some reading. Hence, I bring you, my lazy Sunday reads for this week. Grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy my selection of good stuff I found around the Internet over the past seven days, accompanied as always, by a pic of my adorable pup, Stringer Bell.

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International Women’s Day Run

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

International Women's Day Run

Next Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day and a great time to celebrate the achievements of those of us who possess boobs. Myself and my good friend Elle of run like ‘elle decided, what better way to celebrate than with a run?!

We will be doing a run in London, starting at Green Park station at 9am. It’ll be 4 miles and will stop at three locations along the way to pay homage to some of the great women who have lived in this city throughout history. It’s gonna be a ton of sweaty, awesome fun and we want you all there! Grab your girls and come join us.

We announced our run on Monday and by Tuesday morning, we had emails from running crews around the world who wanted to take this idea global, to which we said HELL YEAH! As of right now, there will be International Women’s Day Runs happening in London, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Istanbul, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro and beyond. I’m both flabbergasted and super hyped at how quickly this thing has spread around the world. It’ll make the run all the more powerful on the day knowing that our sisters around the world will be running to empower women globally too.

So please do come and join us on the 8th. This is not a fast run, it’s not about speed. It’s about being together, making friends, empowering each other and learning a little along the way.

If you can’t join us in London, why not do a run in your city? Check out the Facebook page where all the current global runs are detailed and maybe you can add your own.

Follow me and Elle on Instagram for updates (@bangsandabun and @runlikeelle) and don’t forget to check out my other site, Spikes & Heels, for all things fitness related.

We are women, hear us ROAR!

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The Art of Shameless Self Promotion

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Confidence

We’re not really supposed to say when we’ve done well. We’re definitely not meant to be proud of it or make a big deal of any kind, because, you know, who would want to hear others good news? We live in a cynical age where it’s not OK to be proud of oneself. Sure, I admit, there’s a fine line between showing off an achievement and being a bit of a twat, but I think it’s high time we brought being proud of our achievements back into fashion. Who’s with me?

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Lazy Sunday Reads

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Boston Terrier

It’s that time again. Sunday. Laziness. Reading. As has become my habit every Sunday, I’ve compiled a list of good stuff I’ve read on ze web for you to enjoy on your day of rest. You’re welcome. Now let’s get to it. Ladies and gentlemen, I present, your lazy Sunday reads.

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Carve Your Own Path

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Motivational Quotes

I’ve been having the same conversation a lot recently. It always seems to be with people who feel struck or trapped or frustrated and centres around them waiting on an opportunity for their situation to improve. My stance remains the same: what are you waiting for?! Create your own opportunity! Listen people, we really need to get our heads around the fact that times have changed and we don’t need to wait for anything any more. So let’s get cracking, shall we?

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