Sunday, 16 October 2016

My Fitness Challenge with We Heart Bread + Plus Giveaway // Fitness

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I am a firm believer that by setting yourself a goal or a challenge it can keep you on track with your fitness. Sometimes when we don't have something to aim for things can become a big stagnant and somewhat boring. With this in mind the wonderful team at We Heart Bread, asked me to take on a fitness challenge that would be #PoweredByBread... to which I greatly accepted! I was going to be doing an off road 10k race and powering up with bread would help me on my way to that.

A lot of people think that bread can be a cause of weight gain and so when they begin exercising or sinking into a new diet plan, they often eliminate any meals with bread in it. Funnily enough bread contains so many amazing dietary factors, it can actually help keep you on weight target and fuel energy for your fitness needs. So teamed with We Heart Bread I'm here to break that stigma attached to eating bread.


I have actually previously written a blog post, Is Bread Bad? about some of those key facts in why having bread in your diet is a good thing. I absolutely love the stuff, if you follow me on Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram you'll often find me sharing my favourite bread related meals. Fancy seeing some of my favourite bread breakfast ideas? Check out my easy how-to video on YouTube below.


Just watched it? Wasn't that super easy? Such an incredibly tasty way to kick start your day - and we all know how much I love and promote eating breakfast! Remember bread is a complex carbohydrate which is great for energy, and just by eating bread alone it provides 10% of our daily requirements for calcium, iron and fibre... alongside other essential nutrients.


I personally tend to find my most favourite recipes with bread include peanut butter and banana on toast, which has mainly been consumed as my mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. It is an amazing pick me up snack, especially if I am exercising afterwards... plus it really is tasty on wholemeal sliced bread. I also absolutely adore scrambled or poached egg with spinach, tomatoes and avocado on toast.  To be honest even just my old time fave, a classic piece of Marmite on toast would do me fine too! Obviously you don't always have to always have something on toast, for example just a salad packed sandwich is just as good. 


Onto my challenge set by We Heart Bread! Now you may or may not recall but about 8 weeks ago, I had a fall down some steps where I badly sprained my ankle. Luckily it wasn't fractured or broken, but it has taken what feels like a lifetime to mend. As a result I've had so much time off meaning I've felt really out of my fitness routine, so I decided to kick myself back into gear with an off road 10k as my challenge to be powered by bread. I've done 10ks before but this felt more of a challenge because I had so much time off, plus I'd not done any off road running in quite some time. 


I've been easing my way back into running with some treadmill runs and some easy road routes. Normally I don't like using a treadmill as I prefer to be out in the fresh air, but as my ankle is still iffy I've played it safe and developed from there.  My race is in November so I'm going to build up to some shorter distances in the woods where I live, then onto more challenging surfaces. Fingers crossed come race day I'll feel fighting fit and confident!

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As I say I find bread to be such a great and convenient way to gather all the nutrients I need for a good day of training. I am fuelling my body right to achieve a decent run each day and have been doing for my upcoming 10k challenge! Want to see how I get on? Come follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat to discover more of how I'm powered by bread. 

Remember it isn't all about cutting calories, it is more about finding the right balance so you can fuel your body right. I get that from the right snacks, like my peanut butter on toast and meals like my eggs and avocado on toast.

With this all in mind I'm giving you the chance win my EXCLUSIVE vest tops! My moto is most certainly Bread In, Work Out so I teamed up with We Heart Bread to create some motivational exercise vests and you could win one! 


*Post in collaboration with We Heart Bread*
*Please note all vest tops are a standard size medium*


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25 comments

  1. So interesting to find out bread has some amazing dietary factors, it is one of those things you automatically think to cut out when dieting!

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  2. I'm just going to put it out there that you look incredible in these pictures, you absolute gem!

    Emmie | www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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  3. Great to know that bread is not bad for you. I love bread, could never live without it. You look fab too.

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  4. I would never give up bread - I absolutely love it and it's a staple in my diet.

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  5. Peanut butter and banana on toast is something I tried for the first time last week and I am obsessed with it x

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  6. I very much think that you should have everything in moderation. I like bread as it's filling so I tend to opt for the smaller loaves in wholemeal x

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  7. I don't think I could ever quit bread. I love it too much

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  8. We love bread in this household and have it most mornings with bang bang eggs! Everything in moderation, we wouldn't have it for brekkie and lunch

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  9. I love bread - although I switched to wholemeal rather than white and prefer it now!

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  10. I have just started to get into a bit of fitness, so I would love to win these!

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  11. Good luck with the 10k! I need to follow in your footsteps and 1) Sign up to a run, and 2) Eat breakfast xx

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  12. I loved bread so much! I used to run so much but haven't at all recently, such as shame as it was so good for me physically and mentally!

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  13. Ooo so sorry to hear about your ankle!! I love bread I tend to try to give it up when loosing weight and I usually fail miserably!

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  14. I love bread! It's good that it has some benefits. I wish I had the good health to work out.

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  15. Bread is a huge downfall of mine but do try to eat less when trying to lose weight x

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  16. I think if you have a balanced diet than you can eat almost anything.Ofcourse exercise helps too.

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  17. Bread is one of my favourite foods I like to add healthy toppings like peanut butter or avocado. I try eat in moderation :)

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  18. I love bread so I'm so happy it has its benefits! I also really need to get fit so maybe I should set myself some kind of fitness challenge!

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  19. Oh sorry to hear about your ankle and good luck for your 10k challenge.

    I'm not a fan of bread, not because I think it makes me fat but I genuinely dislike the taste. I might have to try some more varieties and find something I enjoy as it contains so many good things!

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  20. It's good to know bread isn't actually that bad for you - I don't eat a lot of it but I love toast when I'm feeling unwell. Good luck with your 10k!

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  21. Wow good luck for the 10k, even the thought of doing that tires me out!

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  22. I hope your ankle recovers well enough for the 10k! Injuries totally suck and it takes ages before you get back to your current performance.

    I love bread.. I have it almost everyday - I did used to think it was really bad for you and that I should cut it out, but it didn't seem to be doing me any harm so I've just continued to have it as normal! ;)

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  23. I hope your ankle recovers well enough for the 10k! Injuries totally suck and it takes ages before you get back to your current performance.

    I love bread.. I have it almost everyday - I did used to think it was really bad for you and that I should cut it out, but it didn't seem to be doing me any harm so I've just continued to have it as normal! ;)

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  24. Nice fabric - thick & slick - thought they might be thin material - was pleasantly surprised with the great fit of work out clothes. I didn't have to keep pulling them up like my other pairs of yoga pants. I seriously need to get more of these.

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  25. Every product has their vitamins and the things that are very useful and I guess that every product is useful and bread is too. Take a look buy an essay online good things to eat.

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