Monthly Archives: November 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice

This is my all-time favourite healthy dessert, in fact it’s probably my all-time favourite dessert full-stop! It’s the perfect blend of salty & sweet; and peanut butter & chocolate go so well together. I adapted the recipe from one I found on the Goodness Cakes blog, which seems to have now disappeared, unfortunately. It’s made […]

Raw Rev Glo Protein Bars – review

I spotted these bars on the bodyfirst.ie site when I was looking for Quest bars. They’re vegan protein bars made with a mix of pea, rice & hemp protein. They contain the same magic ingredient as Quest bars – Isomalto oligosaccharides (IMO), which acts as a fibre source and sweetener without adding a lot of […]

10 Reasons I Lift Weights

I love to eat. Muscle burns more calories than fat, therefore the more muscle you have the more you can eat. I want toΒ maintain muscle mass, which deteriorates naturally with age. When you strength train you may not burn as many calories during as you would with cardio, but the afterburn lasts far longer. I […]

My path to weight training

1. Wii Fit. About five years ago my husband bought me a Wii Fit for my birthday (I asked for it, in fairness), and I started off doing some of the stuff with the Wii balance board. There was an element of strength training, bodyweight stuff like planks, pushups, tricep extensions etc. Moved on to […]