Goodbye 2014, Hello January Fitness Challenge

It’s here! The last day of 2014 has arrived and tonight is an evening that always gets me a little emotional. Reminiscing on the ups and the downs of the year that is quickly drawing to an end and wondering what lies ahead for the upcoming 365 days. 2014 may have been a good year or it may have been one to forget, but wouldn’t it be great if this time next year you can look back as a fitter, healthier, more vibrant you? Well, I don’t see why you can’t.

The Tigeress Lifestyle January Fitness Challenge is about shaping your lifestyle to improve your fitness and overall health in the long-term. It’s not just a January fad there to be forgotten, but is designed to encourage progress that can be seen throughout the year and beyond!

All you need to do is participate in 20 minutes of exercise per day and fill your body with nutritious goodness throughout the month. I’ll be posting workout tips, eating guidance and health recommendations everyday for the whole of January, to help keep you motivated and on track.

So tonight, whether you’re partying the night away, spending quality time with loved ones or even having a quiet night in, you can enter 2015 knowing that this will be the year that you can really make a difference to your health and happiness and I’ll be right here to help you along the way.

It’s time to make something of your 2015, starting with the Tigeress Lifestyle January Fitness Challenge. Yippee! Happy New Year everyone! I look forward to our fitness journey that lies ahead. xx

Baby It’s Cold Outside

It’s freezing! Quite literally. But that’s no excuse to slack on the exercise. Make sure you stay active even in this chilly weather by wrapping up warm for your outdoor winter workouts! Here are my top winter finds to keep you warm this winter, so not even the cold can beat you! xx

Ladies first…

H&M Padded Fleece Jacket £29.99

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Jack Wills Cloverdale Headband £12

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Forever 21 Active Athletic Pullover £22

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And in Stripe (also £22)

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The North Face Chizzler Headband £20

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Adidas Climawarm Cable Knit Mittens £11.40

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H&M Padded Bodywarmer £24.99

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Your turn guys…

Adidas Logo Pom Pom Padded Beanie £10.80

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O’Neill Everyday Soft Shell Gloves £29.99

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Nike TF Windrunner in Grey £72

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And in Burgundy

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Adidas Football Neckwarmer £16

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Puma Hooded Down Gilet £63

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Under Armour Coldgear Compression Long Sleeve Tops £40

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The Best Online Boxing Day Sale Finds

We all over indulged yesterday and let’s face it, we probably have again today. There’s no reason to feel bad- it is Christmas after all! But with 2015 and the Tigeress Lifestyle January Fitness Challenge just around the corner, it’s a great time to start preparing for your post-Christmas heath kick.

Research actually shows that feeling fab in your sportswear encourages a greater urge to get moving. So what better way to do so than with a brand new workout wardrobe, especially when you can grab some bargains in the Boxing Day sales! I’ve compiled my top active wear bargains right here so that you can get ready to shift that festive weight. xx

Adidas Supernova Energy Racer-Back Bra £30 £15

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Nike Pro Hypercool Seamless Tank £32 £12.80

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Dorifera Feather Trainers £150 £90

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Nike Zip Through Coat  £170 £85

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Nike Pro Hyperwarm Tights £40 £16

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Forever 21 Faux Leather Cage Back Sports Crop Top £10.50 (not in the sale but look at the price)!

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Adidas Turbo 2.0 Trainers £55 £38.50

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This one you might not want to work out in but I just think that it’s adorable!!

Adidas Originals Printed Camo Body £52 £36.50

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And men, I haven’t forgotten about you…

Adidas Adipure 360.2 Trainers £80 £56

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Adidas Stronger Training Pants £45 £27

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Odlo Crew Neck Evolution Long Sleeve Top £40 £15

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 Nike Men’s Training Headband £12 £5

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Again, perhaps not to work out in but just great!

Nike SB Camo Hemlock Hooded Coat £165 £82

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Holiday Sangria- the healthy way to enjoy alcohol this Christmas!

Yippee, Christmas is finally here and what better way to spend the next few days than sharing a festive tipple (or tipples should I say) with family and friends, especially when your choice of drink has health benefits!

Sangria is usually considered to be a summer drink but this seasonal take is perfect for the holiday season. Using fruit and red wine it’s actually as healthy as alcohol gets. Studies show that drinking red wine once a day for women and twice for men can help to protect the heart and control cholesterol levels. Plus, wine and superfruits contain plenty of antioxidants, which block free radical activity. Holiday Sangria is also really easy to make. Perfect!

All you need is fresh fruit (1 seeded pomegranate, 1 cup of fresh cranberries, 2 pears, a red apple and a green one), the alcohol (1 1/2 bottles of red wine), 2 cups of ginger ale and if you like cinnamon you can add 1/2 a teaspoon!

Chop the apple and pear into bite-size pieces, pop into a bowl and mix with the cranberries and pomegranate seeds. Add the wine and stir again. Ideally you’d now want to leave this for 2-3 hours, but you don’t have to if you’re an eager beaver or simply low on time! Add the ginger ale right before serving and stir gently to combine. And finally, take a nice big sip and let the holidays begin!

By the way, if you’re not a fan of red wine you can use white, it tastes just as good.

Merry Christmas Tigers! xx

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Pusha T x Adidas

The media’s been filled with rumours, gossip and updates on the eagerly awaited Kanye West-Adidas collaboration, but Mr West isn’t the only music artist to be working with the brand. Pusha T’s decided to steal some of the lime-light, producing a heavenly hip-hop inspired Adidas creation.

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All-black, all-white or in this case all-cream trainers seem to be the latest trend this winter and I have absolutely no doubt that it’ll be running all the way through to summer too. These chalky white beauties consist of cracked Italian leather, fishscale detail and of course the infamous Adidas three stripes, but this time in a milky reflective material. A rather desirable renovation of the classic EQT Running Guidance 93 Trainers. What I would call a beautiful example of the world-wide connection between music, fashion and sport.

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This transformed EQT launches online and in selected Adidas Original stores today, retailing at $200. x

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January Fitness Challenge

I always think that ‘New Year, New You’ is a little bit ridiculous. The same as when people wait until Monday to start something different. If you want to change something about yourself or your life, why not do it now?! ‘This is my year’ reads time and time again on New Year’s Day, only for everyone to fall back into the same routine after a week or so of the hype. In fact, admit it, who’s fallen at the first hurdle of their New Year diet by ordering a take-away to nurse that New Year’s Day hangover…

With 2015 quickly approaching (11 days, can you believe it?!), I’m expecting to see the same again. OK, so if we really are waiting for next year’s arrival to change our lives, then let’s actually do something about it and I’ll be joining you. I’ll be embarking on my January Fitness Challenge and I’d love for you to be part of it too!

I’ll be eating clean, drinking less and working out non-stop, all the while sharing my progress with you little tigers. The aim is to improve your fitness for January, setting you up for the entirety of 2015. There will be new posts on Tigeress Lifestyle every single day of Jan, filling your inbox with fitness, food and sports fashion tips throughout the month to help keep you motivated on your New Year fitness challenge!

Fancy it? All it involves is 20 minutes of exercise every day and filling your body with pure goodness. It”s not going to be easy, but it is achievable and will set you up for a active and healthy 2015.

What I’ve learnt is that nothing will change with your life unless you do something about it- and stick at it! So, join me on my January Fitness Challenge and see a healthy you for the New Year. They’ll be workout and nutrition tips on the blog next week (yes, in 2014!!) to get you prepared. After all, 2015 is upon us and there’s no time like the present. xx

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