Transform your food prep with EatZest!


Last week I was very lucky to be sent seven freshly prepared, gourmet meals by EatZest.

As soon as I opened the box I knew these meals were in a completely different league to your average bro diet food prep company. No chicken, rice and broccoli here, kids!

EatZest offers three different types of meal plan, depending on your lifestyle and goals. They are: Burn, Balance and Bulk.

I chose to order from the Balance Menu “the perfect Balance of high-quality protein and carbs to help fuel your training” – providing a balanced split of protein and carbohydrates. Working out at over 40g of protein per meal, there were so many amazing meals to choose from! I went for the below:

  • X2 Chicken Katsu & Sticky Rice (my fave!)
  • Harrissa Chicken & Chorizo Bake with Couscous
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Chargrilled Peppers & Goats Cheese
  • Jamacian Jerk Chicken
  • Handmade Sicilian Meatballs.

Packed with locally sourced clean ingredients and free range British meats, such as Pulled Pork, Beef Meatballs, Chicken, White Fish and more, the meals are handmade daily, packed with flavour, and can be delivered directly to your door! Does it get much better than that?


Developed by executive chefs with a passion for healthy food, the EatZest meals are nutritionally balanced, high in protein, and don’t rely on added salt, sugar and butter for their flavour. Instead they are cooked in rapeseed oil to reduce saturated fat content. I didn’t find this reduced the tastiness of the meals, however I did end up adding a few shakes of salt to a couple of the meals. But that’s just my personal preference – I’m a bad girl when it comes to salt!

My favourite of the Balance meals. The Chicken Katsu & Sticky Rice

If your food prep is meals missing that touch of Zest then be sure to get online and check out the stunning options available! Whatever your goal, they’ll have your macros and your taste buds covered.

Don’t forget you can get 10% off by entering POLLY10 at checkout

Enjoy guys!

P x



I’m headed to the world’s biggest fitness trade show!

How have I not blogged about this yet!?

Last Summer I was asked by my sponsors Grenade if I would be keen to represent them at the worlds biggest trade show for fitness, wellness and health, FIBO! Well of course I said yes…imminently! An amazing opportunity, and to be honest I couldn’t quite believe they asked me. ME!?

The show is creeping up and I’m uber excited/nervous. I had an email from Juliet (Grenade CEO) at the weekend confirming the airport parking booking at Standstead and I was like whaaaaat! I need to get my ass in gear. I need  new trainers, new outfits and bloody hell do I need a spray tan!

Me & the Grenade Team at BodyPower Expo UK, in May 2017

The show is located in Germany at the Exhibition Centre Cologne and will run from Thursday 12th April through to Sunday 15th April. I’ll be flying out on the Wednesday though to meet the team and help set up. I’ve really started thinking about how I can make the most of this opportunity – its my first international expo and it’s going to be huge!

FIBO itself welcomes over 1,000 exhibitors each year, all showcasing everything that is important in the world of health and fitness. More than 150,000 visitors from across the globe visit FIBO each year to experience the most important trends and innovations, the biggest players in the market and the hottest newcomers on the fitness scene.

I’m going to be Vlogging daily on insta stories so keep your eyes peeled for that over on my Instagram. Oh and if you’re attending, or you’re feeling a weekend in Germany, then make sure you come and visit me on the stand – 10.2/B80!

Can you tell I’m excited?

P x

Private launch preview of “Scandilish”

Sorry for being a bit MIA recently guys. I was poorly for two weeks with a sinus infection and migraine which sucked! Anyway, I’ve been up to a couple of exciting things recently so I wanted to hop on and update you all.

On Thursday I went to the exciting private launch preview of Scandilish“. Scandilish was set up recently by a friend of mine, offering the very best Scandinavian lifestyle brands, right here in Somerset. The showroom is located in Somerton, a cute market town here in the South West.

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I absolutely adore sportswear so I was in my element when I saw the gorgeous Casall collection on display as I walked through the showroom doors. I own one pair of leggings by Casall already, but they’re a few years old now so yes…it was time to update my wardrobe! The products, designs and technology have come so far in such a short space of time, I was really was blown away. The Scandinavian designs are very kind to us long limbed ladies too, so if you’re tall like me – take note – this is a brand for you!

In the above photo I’m in the midst of trying a few things on, but I’m wearing the Glorious Sports Bra and Wave 7/8 Tights. I didn’t actually come away with this set though. I went for the Dashing Sports Bra and Fuzzy Print 7/8 Tights. Both stunning sets.

The super special thing about Scandilish, is that right now in the UK there’s only one place that you can actually see and try on the Casall collection before you buy – and that’s right here in this showroom. Not to mention you get the ultimate personal shopper experience from Christina herself too. It’s a treat! Christina has been working with the Casall brand for 17 years! She absolutely knows her stuff.

I’ll be visiting again soon for sure, so if you’re local and want to come with me, drop me a message? For more information, or to visit the showroom and get a feel for all the amazing Scandinavian brands yourself, just contact Christina on any of the below.

Visit: 2 Market Place, Somerton, Somerset

P x

Living with Eczema and Psoriasis


A slightly different, somewhat personal post today, about me and my skin.

I’ve got Eczema Atopic Dermatitis. I’ve had it since I was born. I’m 26 now.

My Eczema forms predominantly in the folds/creases of my skin i.e. behind my knees, my armpits, my groin area, in between my fingers etc. It’s more aggravated in areas that get hot, sweaty and are un-exposed to air. Not ideal considering I spend the majority of my time in lycra working out…getting hot and sweaty!

Throughout my life (up until about five years ago), my Eczema was on and off. It was manageable. I’d go through periods of good and bad. Some weeks I’d forget I even had a skin condition, and then bam, I’d have an outbreak.

It was definitely easier when I was younger – I wasn’t bothered or ashamed of walking around showing off my scaly skin, and it wasn’t as bad back then. As I got older it became a big deal to me. My Eczema got worse when I hit my twenty’s. It made me feel disgusting. People started pointing it out, asking questions, and as a result my anxiety went through the roof. Which is a vicious circle in itself. Stress and anxiety just make it a whole lot worse.

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[Above are some photos of my Eczema – the only ones I’m happy to share right now. These particular patches form on my legs and behind my knees.]

Two months ago I finally got my arse in gear and decided it was time to visit my Dermatologist again. Forgetting my body for a moment, the reason I was going was because I’d been experiencing a real discomfort in my scalp. I had raised inflamed scabby patches dotted around my scalp. Mainly at the back of my head, down towards my neck. Gradually they were just spreading bigger and bigger.

The embarrassing thing is that I first noticed these problems in my scalp a year or so ago, but I ignored them and continued using this stupid over the counter medicated shampoo that wasn’t helping at all. Between you and I, I just didn’t want to be told that my Eczema had spread into my scalp. I just didn’t want to know it was getting worse.

Turns out after numerous skin swabs and tests, what I actually have in my scalp is Psoriasis, not Eczema. So it’s Eczema on my body, and Psoriasis on my scalp.

Or is it?

Discovering that I now have Psoriasis as well as Eczema, my Dermo did a further examination of my body and identified patches of Psoriasis developing on my lower back too. £45 worth of prescriptions later and I’m on my second week of treatment – far so good I think. But I’ll have to wait and see. I’ve been warned that if this course of treatment doesn’t work properly, I’ll be referred for light treatment.

In an effort to aid my skin recovery I’m also making conscious diet and lifestyle alterations to help improve the state of my skin. I’ve been doing masses of research into my skin and along the way I’ve found some fantastic sources of information through other YouTubers and Bloggers that are too speaking up about their skin conditions, providing such useful and comforting content.

If you are a sufferer, and you’re reading this, I just wanted to say, I was quite reluctant to post this😣 I know my skin might not be as bad as yours, or someone you know, but it’s still hard to come to terms with the fact that however small or severe our Eczema/Psoriasis is, it’s not “going away”. There is no cure. Only many ways to get relief from the symptoms of these troublesome issues.

Do get in touch, let’s help each other ❤️

Thank you for reading,

P x

Controlling negative thoughts

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Even though I’m a positive person, I still find it easy to fall prey to negative thoughts sometimes.

Is this you, too?

It can start with just a thought or a feeling. Or maybe with a sentence spoken by someone else. It drains us of energy and keeps us from being in the present moment. We allow it to get the better of us, and it drags us down.

I have struggled in the past to eliminate these thoughts when they enter my head. And whilst it’s much easier said than done to just shift focus to positive thoughts, I have found it really is the only way. Especially if you want to avoid going down a path that is both painful and unnecessary.

“One small negative thought can turn into a huge, speeding ball of ugliness. But a small positive thought can have the same effect, blossoming into a beautiful outcome”

So in this week’s post I want to share with you the tips and habits that have helped me – and still help me – to prevent and overcome my own negative thoughts, but also the negativity that is sometimes around me.

Surround yourself with positive people

I always call on my friends who I know will give me constructive yet loving feedback. When you’re stuck in a negative spiral, make sure you talk to people who can really put things into perspective and won’t feed your negative thinking.

Go to the gym! Exercise? Attend a Pilates or Yoga class

I go to the gym most evenings, but I feel it helps especially when I need to take my mind of things and have a good word with myself. It takes my focus away from my thoughts and I find myself in a completely different head space. Pilates and Yoga classes are also very good for this. They really help to ease the mind and enable you to concentrate properly on on breathing, helping you to feel calm and composed.

Stop making mountains out of molehills

To stop a small negative thought from becoming a big monster in your mind confront it early. My boyfriend always asks when I’m in a state of worry and negativity “will this bother you in five years? Or even five weeks?” 99.9% of the time, the answer is no. He’s good at leveling me out!

Form your own collection of positive quotes

I’ve got a photo album on my phone, full of quotes, along with a Pinterest board. I love collecting motivational, positive quotes. They act as my little reminders – when I need them – to stay positive when times get tough.

Try changing the tone of your thoughts from negative > positive

I know it’s easier said than done sometimes. But when you are presented with a negative situation, try flipping it on its head. So for example instead of thinking “it’s going to be awful adjusting to these living conditions” try thinking “well, we’re going to face some challenges here, but I’m sure we’ll come up with solutions that we are both be happy with.”

What are you grateful for right now?

Being grateful helps us appreciate so much what we already have. So lay it all out on the table and realise that actually – you’ve got a lot to be thankful for! My list goes something like this: my house, my health, the summer holiday I’ve just been able to book, my new bed, my family and partner, my gorgeous doggy – the list continues!

Don’t play the victim. You create your life – take responsibility

Even if your situation becomes unbearable, just remember – there will always be a way out. We will always have the choice to make change happen, if need be.

Remember that no one is perfect – let yourself move forward

It’s easy to dwell on the mistakes we’ve made. But they happen and they make us who we are today. The only thing we can do is learn from them. Take control and move forward – do not punish yourself. You can’t change what’s happened but you can change what’s yet to come.

P x

16 Health & Wellness Bloggers to watch in 2018 – oh look it’s me!


Well, yesterday ended with a pleasant surprise!

I was contacted by Thriva – the world’s first preventative health service (be sure to check them out!) They informed me I’d been featured in their latest blog post which is a round-up of the Health & Wellness bloggers to watch in 2018 ‘Kick Start: 16 Health & Wellness Bloggers for 2018’.

In the post they look at “some of the bloggers who may not be as well known but are providing relevant, thought provoking content and resources”. 

I’m really proud to sit alongside such a fantastic bunch of bloggers and of course to be featured by Thriva. Check out the blog post if you’re reading this, and all of the inspiring bloggers featured, here.

I’m always open to blogging content ideas, so please if you have ideas, drop a comment below!

P x


Are you looking after your body?

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Regular massage therapy is much more than a ‘luxury’. For me it’s more of an investment – an investment in myself, and in my health.

I schedule regular soft tissue treatments at South West Sports Therapy to help alleviate any discomfort/niggles I might be experiencing, to support general recovery from training and help improve my overall performance. Research itself actually shows that regular massage therapy improves range of motion, reduces recovery time and helps with our flexibility.

Think about your training schedule. I train 5 days a week. So that’s weightlifting on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and Netball training on Tuesdays. My body is worked hard and therefor is under a lot of pressure. Supporting it with the appropriate attention, to ensure its functioning at optimal level, is important to my me and my health.

…and it should be important to you, too! Here’s why:

Improved Flexibility

Soft tissue massage can help to improve our overall flexibility and lower the chances of us adopting a muscle injury.

Pain Reduction

Soft tissue massage is known to be an effective way to alleviate muscular pain, regardless of whether it is caused by injury or overwork.

Better Circulation

Intense training causes damage to our muscles and in order to repair this damage, increased blood flow to those areas is needed. Soft tissue massage therapy can help improve our circulation, enhancing performance levels.

Decreased Tension

Muscle relaxation is important for our well-being. Sometimes stress can get the better of us, making relaxing more difficult, but I find soft tissue massage to be very relaxing, both mentally and physically.

Sleep Improvement

Soft tissue massage can help to improve our sleeping patterns, which is an integral part of any recovery process. It can reduce the tension, promoting a deeper and longer sleep.

If you’re South West based and in need of treatment Dan Wooding at South West Sports Therapy comes highly recommended, by me and many others. He offers a free consultation too. Once you undergo a few sessions you will definitely feel a heightened sense of well-being and health. I did!

You only get one body, so look after it!

P x

Busy days call for easy week night meals

I’m a 9:00 – 17:00 working girl, and it doesn’t stop there! I’m at the gym from 18:00 onwards most evenings, and then I’m out and about either food shopping, over at my parents, seeing a friend or something. So you could say evenings get a little hectic. Sometimes I might not get home until 21:00.

The thing is, I don’t like prepping my evening meals in advance. I like to cook my dinner fresh! I’m all up for prepping lunches and snacks, but not dinner. However, with the little time I have left when I get home some evenings means the menu can sometimes a tad limited!

At the moment I’m really into stir-fry’s. They 100% fit the bill when I’m pushed for time. I never got bored of them either because they’re so versatile – I just switch up the ingredients each time. Anyway, I had quite a few messages asking for my beef stir-fry recipe after I posted a picture of it on my Instagram last week, so I thought I’d share it on here.

It’s nothing fancy by the way, it’s just ridiculously simple, tasty, nutritious and quick. We’re talking 15 mins prep time! 😉

Beef Stir Fry

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You will need:

  1. 500g Sirlon Steak
  2. Stir Fry Vegetables – I like to use a couple of these packets from Morrisons, containing Butternut Squash, Beansprouts, Cabbage, Tenderstem Broccoli, Onion, Spinach, Chinese Leaf, Coriander. Of course you can chop up your own veg too! As mentioned earlier on in the post, Stir Fry’s are so versatile – you can literally use any veg or meat you fancy!
  3. Fry Light Olive Oil Spray
  4. A few tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  5. A few tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
  6. Two Packets of Whole Grain Microwavable Rice


  1. Heat a couple of sprays of the fry light in a large pan over a medium-high heat.
  2. Cut the steak up into thin strips.
  3. Add the steak strips until browned (or however you like your steak cooked). I usually keep my Steak on the heat for 3 mins max.
  4. Push the steak to one side of the pan, and add the vegetables to the other.
  5. Cook and stir the vegetables for 2 mins.
  6. Stir the beef strips into the vegetables (mix together) and season with the soy and worcestershire sauce.
  7. Stir in the rice packets!
  8. Voila.

Don’t forget you can get imaginative with stir-fry’s, guys. If you want to use chicken, prawns, pork, or turkey – then do! Just swap out the beef for your chosen meat and alter your seasonings accordingly.

Let me know how you get on 🙂

P x

What I got for Christmas 2017!

It may be a little irrelevant now but I wanted to share with you guys some of the awesome gifts I received for Christmas and just why I love them so much. One really surprised me so I want to explain a bit more about that one as it might benefit you if you’re ever on the lookout for new straighteners 😉

This year my family, boyfriend and I vowed to only buy gifts for one another that we actually needed/would benefit from. I’m currently on a house deposit saving missing so I didn’t want to buy unwated gifts, and visa versa!  There’s only so many pairs of fluffy socks that’ll fit in my drawer – sorry Mum!

First up are my amazingly comfy slippers from my boyfriends Mum. All I can say about these is wow! After pinching my boyfriends Dad’s slippers here and there and buying a crappy Primark pair that lasted all of 3 weeks, I got these! They are so fluffy, like a hug to the feet! Carole said she got them from eBay, not sure on price, but get yourselves on eBay if you want to locate them. Also, the sole is like an actual shoe sole too – they’re really robust. So chuffed with these.


Second up is my Beats by Dr Dre Solo 3 Limited Edition headphones. This gift came as a complete surprise – I had no idea my parents were getting them for me. They are simply the best, the sound quality is amazing, and they look cute too! I train every day and I do listen to music whilst I train, so having a decent pair of headphones is pretty important I’d say. I’ve just not been able to justify buying myself a pair as they retail at approx. £250.00 ish. The picture below shows them with their new sweat-proof headphone covers on. They don’t come like this. I bought the covers myself because after using my Beats for the first time last week they got so sweaty and all my makeup rubbed off onto them…ew. I’d highly recommend Ear-Hugz if you’ve got Beats, check them out here /


Third up are my new straighteners by Corioliss (Corioliss C1 Titanium). Nope, I’d never heard of them either guys, but hear me out! I’m an ex GHD user. I’ve only ever used GHD’s because I thought they were the best but it turns out I only got them time and time again because of the hype around them. Trust me though, there are plenty of other very good alternatives on the market at a much friendlier price – like these! They have titanium plates which glide through the hair soooo nicely. One stroke and my hair is straight – no joke! They are superb. They produce the most perfect curls too. I always struggled to curl my hair with my GHD’s because the plates just ripped my hair out – they weren’t kind to my hair at all. The one thing I love most about these new Corioliss straighteners is that they have temp control from 60-235 degrees, which allows you to control the heat to create a variety of looks and also tailor the straighteners to suit your hair type. They came with a cute paddle brush too!


Fourth up is my Olivia Burton watch from my boyfriend. Olivia Burton watches are so timeless and classy. Slight too. Not big and chunky on your wrist. I’d been admiring their watches on Instagram for a long time, so I did wonder if one might be heading my way. He chose it himself, and I have to say it wasn’t the one I had my eye on but I am totally converted – this one is heaps nicer. I hadn’t even seen this one anywhere before! It has a gorgeous big dial (which is what drew me to these watches initially) and Rose Gold markers with a Silver mesh strap. It’s simply stunning.

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Annnnd last but not least, my stunning diamond necklace from the Diamond Store in London. Bought for me by my boyfriend. Another very lovely surprise – I don’t own any Diamonds so when I opened the box I was like OMG. I got very excited!! I’m not very big on jewellery – I wear a watch and I might put some studs in my ears if I’m feeling crazy haha. The necklace, as you can see, is very slight and sleek – it’s literally perfect for me. I’m not into big clunky necklaces and things like that. So I was very happy upon opening it. It was a very thoughtful and out of the blue gift. I’ll treasure it forever!


Last but not least, a Beauty Voucher from my boyfriends parents for use at my favourite little Beauty Room here in Somerset. It’s a bit of a tradition that I get a Beauty Voucher from them every year, and I normally end up using it on a Mani and Pedi before I go on holidays in the Summer, but this year I think I’m going to opt for a different treatment! Everyone loves the opportunity to pamper themselves, so I really appreciate this gift and can’t wait to use it soon!


I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! Thank you for reading.

P x