Eat Pasta, Run Faster with Vapiano Manchester!

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As I promised I’d do another post for you with Vapiano Manchester, however this is slightly different to the previous one. Vapiano are introducing a diet plan, as they teamed up with Dr Sarah Shenker a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. This diet plan will enhance runners diets for the Great Manchester Run. Sarah states  ‘It’s important to balance your carbohydrate intake with plenty of protein. The delicious pasta dishes from Vapiano can be a big part of your fitness plan whether you’re a runner, cyclist, body builder or partake in any regular sport.

The Great Manchester Run is creeping up on us as its on Sunday 22nd May 2016. This is a good time period for runners to test the diet plan as training for a longer distance race like a half or full marathon, you will need to maximize your glycogen stores by eating plenty of carbohydrate foods 2-3 days before the big day. Vapiano is perfect for this as Pasta Pomodoro is said to top up carbohydrate (glycogen) stores. The meal eaten the night before is crucial in delivering the last top up of glycogen. Also, Rucola ravioli which glycogen stores will be depleted so carbohydrate from pasta is important to help muscles recover. There is plenty of whey protein from the ricotta which delivers special amino acids that are effective in helping to repair the muscles and prevent muscle soreness.

Vapiano is a great restaurant to go to, primarily as there is a variety of dishes to add to your carbohydrate load as this is essential. A variety of pasta dishes are available made fresh for you whilst you watch the magic happen!

Check out the full diet plan here.

Pick up your t-shirt at you local Vapiano too!

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

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Steps towards a healthy lifestyle!

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Hey guys!

I hope you guys are well and as happy as I am in this horrible British weather. It’s been a long week and college seems to be getting harder and harder but I guess you’ve got to get though the rough days to see the good days right?

So today I wanted to start a new aspect to my blog as you may have guessed it – a healthy lifestyle! As a main new year’s resolution I set myself to stop eating junk as well as getting fitter. I have stuck to it so far with eating more fruit as a substitute to chocolate. Also, ensuring I exercise and walk a lot everyday and hit the gym once a week too. All these little pieces add up quite nicely to making you much healthier and increasing your activity of exercise.

So from now I will share every month or so my top tips for staying healthy and work outs to ensure you are maintaining that exercise.  As I’ve mentioned previously I’m not an expert of any sort all tips are based on experience and have worked for me so I’d think it’d benefit you therefore I’m sharing them with you guys.

1// Ensure you start your day with a small but powerful breakfast – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets you alive and awake for your long day ahead so its crucial you feed your system with powerful foods. A perfect idea, which is also a trend right now is a power drink made in the nutribullet. This is the perfect solution to adding a variety of healthy components into one. Firstly, start by adding some of your favourite fruits like blueberries,mango and pineapple in small proportion then add a little salad so this could be rocket or spinach whichever floats your boat. Then some key segments would be a few nuts, pumpkin seeds and gogi berries which are an amazing trigger for the brain and to top it off add some water. Just for breakfast you’ve got your five a day as well as water and brain food – its a win win really!

2// Have frequent but small meals – It’s crucial to keep your stomach happy, however not too much so the best thing to do is have small meals containing healthy foods this could be either a salad with avocado, tuna and even meat – which is my favourite! Also, add a squeeze of lemon as its good for loosing weight. This could even be your favourite meal but just substituting anything unhealthy with something healthy. During the day a perfect snack or just something to keep you going would be a belvita breakfast biscuit.

3// Workout & Walk often – Most people don’t see walking in the light that it should be seen as predominantly its one of the easiest ways of burning calories and the easiest style of exercise. Instead of getting in the car to reach a destination close to you just walk it’s perfect to get some fresh air and ask a few friends to go on walk its a good way to socialize and do good for your body. Workouts have easily become one of my favourite things to do everyday as if your like me walking can seem bland but working out you can go onto Youtube and there is a variety of workouts  you can follow and once you’ve gotten the hang of it you can make your own to do whilst listening to your favourite music.

4// Go to the gym – Most people prefer to go to the gym rather than working out but whatever suites you as a person is best. However, the gym can boost your health and muscular strength too so even if it is once a week your still getting that extra strength whilst working on the components of your body you wish to improve.

These are all a few tips I’ve learnt across the past month, I hope they can help you!

What’s your favourite way to stay healthy? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

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January Favourites|2016♥

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Hey guys!

I hope you are all good. For each month of 2016 I will be sharing my favourites with you, similar to last year when I did my monthly I love it, I want it posts. I think this will be a much loved monthly post so enjoy!

Grey Ribbed T-Shirt – New Look. // I have not just been loving this individually I’ve been loving ribbed t-shirts in general. They’re so easy to layer and style they’re a win either way!

Silver Personalised Choker – Lisa Angel. // I’ve been recently loving chokers. I mean they were talked about a lot then just forgotten about but recently I’ve rediscovered mine and I’m obsessed.

Tattoo Choker – ASOS. // Again, same with this choker it matches most my wardrobe as its all black and they’re just so fashionable.

Plush Pink Skin Brush – Magnitone. // I’ve also rediscovered my magnitone as I broke out in too many spots recently and its helped sooth my skin so well leaving it smooth.

Honey Fragranced Lip Balm – Joules. // I love this lip balm I mean its one of them that are so fruity that you could eat it.

Smooth the Day Away Body Lotion – Joules. // This body lotion is absorbed so easily and smells so so nice.

Ole Henriksen Foaming Milk – Sephora. // For my skin I’ve been using this and it just leaves it feeling fresh and hydrated.

Honey&Propolis Cream Cleanser – Bee Good. // This cleanser has to be my all time favourite I received this in my bloggers review box from the press tent and I’ve repurchased it because its too good not to get.

Jessie J (Autobiography) Nice to meet you – Amazon. // As you may or may not know I adore Jessie J and I’m currently reading her book for the 105th time (maybe not) nut honestly I can’t believe I forgot about it.

Eyelash Curlers – French Connection. // I always one to be scared about using eyelash curlers but now I’m like why haven’t I used them because they make a huge difference.

Soap&Glory Multi Blush – Boots. // I have been loving a soft glowing look within my make-up and this just helps me achieve the look perfectly honestly if you haven’t tried it, go get it!

Nutella – Tesco. // Finally my food favourite has to be nutella as honestly nutella on pancakes makes me so happy. I’m supposed to be being healthy ooops (I have strawberries with my pancakes if that helps!)

I have loved all these items so much like I don’t even know why I’ve forgotten about somethings.

What are your favourite items this month? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

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A day spent shopping with me..

Hey lovelys!

I thought I’d do something different today..and do my shopping journey in pictures.

I spent my day today in The Trafford Centre. If you know me you’l know that I love shopping! So I decided to take my camera along and take pictures of clothes, shops and anything else I found interesting. I thought this will be something interesting and different for my blog as I haven’t done this before!

I hope you enjoy looking at what I got up to!

 

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If you enjoyed this post let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to take more pictures on little trips and when I go shopping.

Thanks for reading as always.

Also,thanks for all the support I appreciate it.

See you soon lovelys – stay sassy x

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