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April: This Month I’m . . .

Backyard Travelling

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So my wanderlust-induced whinging will finish soon as I’m off to Berlin next weekend! This month, I went on a couple of mini-adventures to Galway and the Burren with work. If you’re in Clare, I so highly recommend visiting Kilshanny House! Their signature dish, the Burren Béilíní is an amazing selection of fresh, local sustainable produce that is absolutely delicious! With lots of events happening- music, walks, talks, singers clubs etc- and an unbelievably warm welcome from Mary and Aidan, I really couldn’t recommend a stop here highly enough!

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Delicious!

Eating Clean-ish

I had a few off weeks where I was still working out 4-5 times a week but not being very careful with my diet. Predictably, I ended up feeling a bit sluggish, bloated and all round not very attractive. It’s also a frustrating way of training, feeling yourself getting stronger but not seeing the results as there’s a layer of carb bloat surrounding your new gains!

Small goals always help get back on track so I set myself 5 weeks to up my training game and start eating clean-ish. For me, this means 5 super low carb days, 1 good carb (brown rice/pasta) day and 1 cheat meal day per week. I don’t count macros, but this is what works for me! And I’m getting baby abs

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Note the empty box of chocolates in the bottom of the shot!

 

Being Inspired by Lisa Messenger

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I love Lisa Messenger. She’s a bit of a bad ass, launching a highly successful print magazine at a time when the industry is on its knees. All her books are very honest and truthful, a mix of wise words and practical advice. Buy if you’re trying to be braver and bolder. Go dare and disrupt.

Wearing Penneys & Freddy’s!

Where would us Irish girls be without Penneys?! I stopped in recently and picked up a couple of cute lightweight t-shirts- good for yoga and perfect for summer, if it ever arrives. Also, their workout leggings are ace at only a fiver a pop.

Freddy jeans been all over my Insta for aaaaages! I’ve had my eye on their leather pants for a while. In Galway this week, I was drawn into the gorgeous PIA and ended up trying on a pair. A mistake really as once they were on I instantly fell in love! They’re amazing though and a total investment. I road tested them at a casual dinner at Tribeton (probably the best looking restaurant in the West with great food to boot) but will have to wear them out properly soon and snap a few pics!

P.S. PIA in Galway is an ace shop, the owner Denise is really knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Highly recommend stopping in or shopping online.

Posting about: Books, Cambodia, City Breaks and At-Home Workouts!

If you missed any of this months posts, catch up here!

Top 5 Unusual European City Breaks 

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The Best Food Memoirs

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8 Great Reasons to Visit Cambodia

Don’t just follow the masses to Thailand! Cambodia is a hidden gem and here’s why.

Papa Pippo bungalow (edited Insta)

 The Best At- Home Workouts 

Time and cost effective, these are the very best workouts you can easily do at home!

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Look out in May for. .

My go to fitspiration, the best Berlin city break, how to survive a plot twist and lose your fear of failure and more!

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