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  • Happy half year!

    I can't quite believe that we're already half way through the year although I do feel like we've had a good summer already :-) it's been a lot drier than this time last year anyway!

    I’ve had a great turn out to all of my classes with this nice weather and quite a few new participants which is great – remember to check out the class timetable on the website for full details as I run classes Monday – Thursday in Leith, Port Seton, Musselburgh, Portobello and Cockenzie and there’s something to suit everyone, no matter what your current fitness level is.

    Quick reminder of the basic rules to help you refocus for the second part of the year:

    • Water, water, water – aiming for about 2 litres a day (more if exercising hard) avoid alcohol and sugary drinks/juices, limit your caffeine…

    • Activity, exercise, activity, exercise – aim for minimum 30 minutes a day. Try to keep moving, don’t let yourself sit for long periods of time and make the most of opportunities e.g. using the stairs instead of a lift, walking/cycling instead of driving especially for those short distance journey, get gardening etc. etc.

    • Get a good night’s sleep (7 hours)! If you’re not then why not? Can you do anything to change it?

    • Healthy balanced meals - sensible portions of lean protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, lots of veg variety of fresh fruit and avoid sugary processed foods.

    Get in touch if you or anyone you know would like help to kick start them into a healthier way of living – info@fitasamonkey.co.uk

    **Allergy update - I stopped taking the antihistamines on Saturday and had my first tomatoes when I was at friends for dinner last night (cooked in a bolognaise sauce) without any ill effects which is a relief as I do love to use tomatoes in cooking! Now I need to be brave and try raw tomatoes and chillies…. not at the same time!**

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