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Quinoa For Breakfast

I know what you’re thinking. Why is Kate obsessed with breakfast? The last food blog I wrote was about oats, now quinoa. To be fair, I’d eat my oats recipe for pudding too, not just breakfast! The truth of the matter is that I’m struggling with food at the moment. My IBS is particularly bad. […]

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It’s a Body Weight Triple!

Here’s a workout which does exactly what it says on the tin. A body weight triple. In that there are 3 rounds; you do each round for 3 minutes; and you do them 3 times. You need something to mark out an area approx 20 metres. This could just be whatever you have to hand […]

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Get Toned With Tuna

In the name of protein variety, I’ve been experimenting with alternatives to the same old chicken breast. As I delve deeper into incorporating seafood into my diet, I’ve settled upon a regular daily servings of either prawns or tuna. Whilst tuna is a pretty staple fish source, it’s fun to experiment with different ways of […]

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Booty Sculpting Workout

Last month, team Motive8 were invited to host some classes at Sweaty Betty in Leeds city centre. The theme, “Booty Sculpting Workout”.  I mean, who wouldn’t want a pert butt? So Jenny, Kate and I all delivered one session per week over 4 weeks (I did 2) to shape up the derriere. It’s amazing what […]

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Creamy Overnight Oats

Ok, I know what you’re thinking – I’m a little late to the party here. Ieuan posted a blog about overnight oats ages ago (and I’ve borrowed his picture here!). Emily is always blogging about how much she loves porridge. Joe uses oats as a pre-workout boost. And here I am, finally getting on board! […]

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10 Minute HIIT

In this beautiful weather, it can be difficult to be motivated to go and smash out a massive workout.  So here’s a workout that will still push you hard, but it can be over and done with in 15 minutes! Even better, there’s minimal kit involved. Don’t be mislead though, this 10 minute HIIT isn’t […]

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Quinoa Energy Bar – Nut Free

Months and months ago I was playing with a recipe to produce some nut-free energy bars. This was spurred on by a client who worked in food production so was unable to take any sort of nut into work. For convenience, I also wanted these to be bake-free. I had eaten an energy bar at […]

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How Did A Vegan Cope in Japan?

You may remember a similar blog when I went to China. Going to Japan, I was determined I was going to have proper Japanese food. Bowls of Ramen noodles, endless amounts of gyozas, tofu coming out of my ears, katsu curry and sushi. Some people were skeptical. So how did a vegan cope in Japan? […]

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Lower Body Power Workout

Whether you’re going for that match winning free kick, breaking through a ruck or jumping a particularly large puddle on a Sunday walk, we could all benefit from some extra power in the lower limbs. Power is defined as the result of strength x speed so essentially it all comes down to how quickly you […]

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Roasted Rhubarb

I came home from holiday and our rhubarb had exploded! The rain and warmer spring has definitely helped it grow! Every year I’m faced with a search for healthy rhubarb recipes such as these savoury recipes. I’d love to be creative and whip up something that would rival any Master Chef contestant – but unfortunately […]

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A Cracking Low Carb Breakfast

In the pursuit of a lean, Summer body I’ve experimenting with different dieting methods to help lose a few pounds. I’ve settled on reducing carbs whilst keeping protein above 1.5g per pound of body weight, and maintaining fats around 70-80 grams a day, so I thought I’d share my cracking low carb breakfast with you. Now, what […]

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Workout Pyramid

Sometimes we just have no inspiration for what we want to do in the gym. Sometimes we don’t even want to do our regular programme. And sometimes we want to just add in something extra. The weekly workout which we have in the gym at motive8 is just for that, adapt it to your needs. […]

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Crispy Baked Tofu

I’ve been trying to recreate some Japanese dishes at home in advance of my holiday to Japan. I’m not concerned about being vegan in Japan – there’s bound to be loads of noodles and tofu, and I love both. Here’s a great recipe which shares my love of tofu. Unlike a lot of tofu dishes, […]

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