Do you suffer from lower back or hip pain? It could be your glutes…

Do you suffer from lower back or hip pain? It could be your glutes…

Hello lovely people here. I've recently learnt a few things about the way my body works, and I want to share it with you - I suspect a few of you may also recognise my story. I like to stay fit, and exercise four or five times a week - a mix of bootcamp, running, [...]

Bring Morocco To Your Kitchen

Bring Morocco To Your Kitchen

Whilst travelling around parts of Morocco, I totally fell in love with the cuisine. It's not hard to do. Vendors, nestled amongst Artisans, sell the most aromatic and visually tantalising displays of herbs and spices, every spirally turn you take through the labyrinths of the Souks. We tasted many a memorable dish, the best of [...]

Beetroot, Spinach And Aloe Vera – Michelle Inspired Mocktail – Let’s Talk Health Benefits

Thank you so much for all of your feedback from our 'Shake It Off' week!!! We have received some lovely messages and can't believe how many people followed it!! Thanks guys, here at Mums In Real Life, it means a lot!!! We hope you are all feeling as good as we do! Several friends got [...]

It’s the final countdown: two days and I’ll be at the start line!

It’s the final countdown: two days and I’ll be at the start line!

Three months of training, and we're almost there. I had my last training run with the lovely N last night, so now its prep and packing for the big day. My running buddy and I have opted to stay in Brighton on Saturday night for minimal stress, so the husbands and kids and family supporters [...]

Simple Running Plan

Simple Running Plan

So, I mentioned previously that Tahlia has inspired me to get my running shoes back on. This I have done and it's been far more enjoyable than I thought it would be! Now, hands up here. I'm not a complete novice. I have partially trained for a Marathon and with the help of a local [...]

How to prepare yourself mentally for long runs

How to prepare yourself mentally for long runs

As you know by now, I've signed up for the Brighton Marathon this year. 5 weeks today in fact. 35 days. Eeeek! Enter self doubt and negative thoughts "What was I thinking?". For the last few weeks, my long runs have been on a Sunday afternoon. Kids are chilling out, dinner in the oven. Cue [...]

How to keep your running motivation (aka find your crew)

How to keep your running motivation (aka find your crew)

SO, you may or may not know that I'm training for the Brighton Marathon. An actual marathon. No, seriously. I must be crazy. Let's clear something up first - I am not a runner. I'm not one of those people who wear compression socks and running vests and actually look like a runner (you know, [...]