This week I’m off to Wales for a much needed few days to relax with my favourite human and have been thinking about detaching from all fitness technology for the week as a little experiment. Pembrokeshire in Wales is one my absolute favourite places to go to, as my family have been going there since my Dad was a boy, so it holds a very special place in my heart. Rob and I love it because we stay right near the coast, so it’s the perfect place for lots of hiking and trail running. Check out my DIY active holiday… View Post

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After a weekend on the beach doing yoga, running and stand-up paddle boarding, I’m back at home and feeling so summery and fresh! The sun is shining as I write this, so rather unlike last month’s fitness fashion picks, this month I’m all about the best colourful activewear and awesome prints as you can see! I’ve got nothing against a monochromatic fitness outfit as you all know, I actually love it, but there something so fun about putting on a pair of colourful leggings with a beautiful print and heading to the gym, to yoga or out for a run. Sometimes… View Post

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Ok, so I admit this isn’t technically a recipe but I wanted to go old school with my next collaborative post with British Lion Eggs. I might be a fitness blogger and love the healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean I don’t eat things like bread and I love coming up with healthy sandwich ideas. My Dad has always loved an egg-mayo sandwich and used to make them for me when I was in school. Because of that, it’s pretty much always been my go-to sandwich. Nowadays I don’t eat sandwiches very often, but when I do I always go for… View Post

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This month I’ve partnered with online retailer Surfdome to spread the love of the new summer bikini campaign, which I love as I can share my favourite beach yoga bikini photos with you. What I love about this is it’s not about just putting on a pretty bikini and sitting by the pool (as lovely as that sounds!), Surfdome is championing getting active in your bikini, so for me, it’s all about beach yoga and meditation. As part of this collaboration and my love of yoga on the beach, I wanted to share some helpful little tips with you when it… View Post

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A little story about my week… This week during my Barry’s Bootcamp session I was on the verge of giving up. It was the day after a full day of shooting, my body was shattered and my mental state was feeling pretty ropey too. On our second treadmill stint, about 30 seconds from finishing one of the incline runs, I started to drop my incline. Everything was burning, hurting, sweating and I just needed to stop. At that moment the guy next to me grabbed my arm (not sure how he found the energy as he was seriously going for it… View Post

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Let’s cut to the chase, it’s been 12 days since Project Willpower started and it hasn’t quite gone according to plan. There have been numerous things getting in the way, so I’m going to take a moment to write down what has and hasn’t worked and then I’ll figure out some solutions for the not-so-great things. I still want to continue on this quest to test my mind and willpower, so hopefully this week will be better. If you haven’t a clue what I’m taking about, read my blog post about this willpower challenge and watch the video I made… View Post

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My followers on Instagram and Snapchat (catmeffan) will know what a fiend I am for a smoothie and that’s not something that is about to change. I used to have a green smoothie regularly, but after having it so much I just went off the taste, so have been having a berry one recently. I feel like that could be about to change again, thanks to The Good Guru Good Greens powder and this green smoothie recipe. I’ve tried many green powders in the past and I have to say that since working with The Good Guru, I have finally found… View Post

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Regular readers of the blog will know that I recently ran my first ever 10k and even though it was tough, like really tough, it hasn’t put me off running. Quite the opposite actually. Running a 10k, reading so many beginner running tips and having some analysis completed on my feet just spurred me on even more to keep at it. Rather than just pound the road, not really knowing what I need to change and why, I’ve gone back to the drawing board and am running two 5k’s a week in order to work on my technique. With the… View Post

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I first started Imperfect Matter to motivate myself and I’ve seen it grow and evolve into a platform that helps inspire and motivate others. I’m so so proud of that and LOVE that you keep reading what I have to say, but I think sometimes I forget that I need to keep myself motivated too, which is why I’m writing this post about my new willpower challenge. First things first, this is NOT me saying I need to lose weight, not at all. This is very much a personal journey I’d like to go on for the next six weeks,… View Post

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Turmeric is a spice that has probably been sitting in yours or your mum’s cupboard for years, so why suddenly has it become the ‘it’ superfood? Do you remember the kale boom? Not many people had heard of it, it wasn’t available in the shops and now it’s in every supermarket you walk into.  There’s no denying that kale is a great source of nutrients, but sometimes you have to wonder if it’s just a lot of media hype that makes it sound better than it is. The same goes for the turmeric supplement benefits. Turmeric is commonly used in cooking,… View Post

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