My life as a fit bird

Author diaryofafitbird

Recipe: Daphne’s Spanakopita -“Spinach Pie”

This beautiful recipe is from my sister in law Daphne who is a fantastic cook and baker. She is always whipping something up in the kitchen, so it was only natural that I asked her for a couple of her… Continue Reading →

Week 33 & 34 – Dealing with tiredness

I suppose it had been coming, but the last two weeks I was hit with an incredible wave of tiredness. I would be fine in the morning but as the day went on I would feel more and more exhausted… Continue Reading →

Week 32 – Nervous Energy

I am not sure if anyone else gets a sort of nervous energy before a holiday or before they finish up work for any period of time. I always seem to get it before I take time off and I… Continue Reading →

Week 31 – My January Routine

Largely my weekly blog focuses more on my work life as oppose to my training or nutrition. The reason being I have blogged so much about my fitness life in the past that I felt it was more interesting to… Continue Reading →

Week 29 – 31 Ready for 2020

The first blog of 2020 and I am happy to say I am feeling ready to go and take on the New Year. I was feeling very tired at the end of 2019, it had been a long tough year… Continue Reading →

Week 28 – Going Corporate

Regular readers of the blog will know that I have touched on developing a corporate programme for a while. In fact it was largely because of this development that Giulio came into the business and it has been the main… Continue Reading →

Week 27 Keep Pushing

As you will have seen there has been a lot happening over at 4321 HQ and there really is a big push to hit all of my targets before January. Well I say January, but actually I would like to… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Aurorina’s Shakshuka

This recipe comes from the kitchen of my good friend Aurora. We worked together in our younger days in a local Italian restaurant and both shared a love of good food! She posted a picture of this dish on her… Continue Reading →

Week 26 – Prioritising

The one thing I love about this blog is that it gives me some important time to reflect on my week and sometimes that is just as simple as asking myself what on earth has happened in the past week!… Continue Reading →

Week 25 – Big Developments

One of the aspects of my job that I like the most is that no two weeks are exactly the same. Of course, there are core hours I work and core tasks that need completed but there are also lots… Continue Reading →

Week 24 – Listening to my Body

As many of you may have noticed I have not slowed down even a little during this pregnancy. If anything I have actually been working harder as it has made me more focused and more determined to succeed. Also, when… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Mamma Laura’s Cabbage Soup Italian Style

This is our first visit to Mamma Laura’s kitchen but it will not be the last! Mamma Laura is Laura Santi and is my aunt. She is someone that loves nothing more than to have a kitchen full of family,… Continue Reading →

Week 23 – Eat the Frog

Mark Twain was the first to use this phrase and the meaning behind it is to complete the most difficult task of the day first knowing that the rest of the day can only get better. I think it is… Continue Reading →

Week 22 – Planning for the Future

It can be really easy to let day to day tasks take over long term planning as those tasks are obviously more pressing, but it is important to keep an eye on the future and the direction that you are… Continue Reading →

Week 21 – 3 becoming 4

I suppose this feels like as good a time as any to let you know that Giulio and I are expecting another baby in spring 2020! We are incredibly excited and very nervous all at the same time! Having 2… Continue Reading →

Week 20 – Putting It All Together

Anyone that has tried to lose weight or get fit will know this feeling well, at any one time elements of the plan are going well but it is tough to get everything working well at once. There are weeks… Continue Reading →

Week 19 – Follow Your Passion

I have been lucky in life to always enjoy my work. Before I was a personal trainer I worked in my family business which was takeaways (I do appreciate the irony) and prior to that I was a waitress throughout… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Guidi’s “Brodo di Pollo”

RECIPE: Guidi’s “Brodo di Pollo” Guidi’s “Brodo di Pollo” was very kindly given to us by the Guidi family. I had heard about this family soup from Carina, a friend and 4321 member, many times and when I mentioned that I… Continue Reading →

Week 18 – Finding the Positives

As I discussed last week it had been a tough period of self doubt and of things not going to plan. It can be so easy at times like this to let these feelings and disappointments affect the work you… Continue Reading →

Week 17 – Feeling the Fear

I would say that September has been a pretty tough month. After my holiday I felt a bit out of sync and disorganised and work tasks have not quite been going to plan. With these ups and downs I think… Continue Reading →

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