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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Hopefully some of you reading this watch my story on Snapchat… you know the one where I’m sat on the sofa, drinking tea, wearing a purple fluffy dressing gown?! Yep, all of the fitness and wellbeing blogger vibes right there! I love Snapchat not only because I get to share the totally unedited things that happen in my day with you (however boring they might be!), but also because I get a little insight into the lives of others. SO, if you’re wondering who are the best people to follow on snapchat then I’ve got some suggestions for you. I… View Post

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Sleep and I have never had a great relationship and at the grand old age of 28, I’ve finally decided that I’ve had enough and plan on becoming better acquainted with the snoozy nighttime state. Less of the “I can’t sleep” moaning please! When I was younger the issue wasn’t so much about staying asleep, it was more to do with actually getting to sleep in the first place. I would lay there with my eyes closed for what felt like hours, but was maybe about 60-90 minutes, taking precious time away from the 8-hours every one was telling me… View Post

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From reading the title of this blog post, I’d forgive you for thinking I’ve lost the plot, but it’s quite the opposite, I seem to have found the plot, or at least some of it. For the last four weeks I’ve spent time each morning shaking and tapping my body thanks to the Hayo’u Method, to see if these little rituals really can help relieve stress and any incoming health issues. This all began after I went to see Katie Brindle, founder or the Hayo’u Method, which has just launched online. Katie studied Chinese medicine for years after having an accident which… View Post

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Once again I’ve been scanning the world wide web on the hunt for my favourite summer activewear pieces to share with you this month, which as you can see from this selection, I’m having a slight obsession for all things, black, white and grey at the moment. I live most of my life in activewear, so when it comes to summer I actually find dressing rather hard… by summer I mean the very few days in England that are actually hot. This is because I REALLY dislike capri/cropped leggings (they’re just not flattering on my legs), shorts usually look too… View Post

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I get emailed about new activewear brands on a daily basis and even though I LOVE a new pair of leggings, I’m getting rather picky in my old age when it comes to trying new brands. I first heard about Vaara when an invite to the launch event – held at the luxurious Grace Belgravia – landed in my inbox. Sadly I couldn’t get to London on the day of the event, but I replied saying how lovely the collection looked and am now excited to be working on this Vaara review blog post in collaboration with them. Vaara isn’t… View Post

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Epic Sana Algarve Review The last few days for me have been spent at the luxury Epic Sana Algarve Hotel in Portugal with my lovely fellow blogger and yoga teacher Phoebe from Wood & Luxe. After flying into Faro airport and getting a transfer over to the hotel I was excited to see just what was so epic about this place. It’s a bold name, so surely there must be something pretty special to wow the guests. As we arrived before our room was ready we took a stroll around the hotel and the grounds and within the first 15 minutes… View Post

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I’m very fortunate to travel quite a bit through the blog and healthy travelling is very important to me. I love exploring new places and going on adventures with fellow bloggers and Rob, but the day of travel is always one I dread. I can’t stand the feeling of being stuck in the car or train on the way to the airport, then sat at the airport waiting then onto the plane to sit for a bit longer and then to MORE sitting in a car or coach to get to your destination. For the majority of people going on… View Post

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