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Hello! Welcome to Emily’s Journal. A bit on me…

I am a 20 something health and fitness enthusiast, amateur triathlete, Pilates instructor, nutrition and lifestyle coach in training, recipe developer, and blogger.

I am using this blog to log my nutrition and training as I continue to train for Marathons and Triathlons, in the hope to age qualify in my races.  I am a huge foodie, and have realised how important the right food’s can be to aid recovery, enabling me train harder and more frequently. Over the last year my diet has become much more heavily plant based, free of refined sugar, free of gluten, and involves very little dairy. I hope you enjoy trying my food recommendations and recipes!

Pilates has been an essential forth discipline to my triathlon training regime and also general health. Whether you are an athlete, someone wanting to get fit, or just someone who is keen to live in a pain/ache- free body – Pilates is for you! I teach daily classes at Latus Training in Hull and I would love for you to join me!

I hope you enjoy my blog, make my recipes, and feel inspired to go out and challenge yourself! A few year’s a go I could barely get around a 5k without walking (my mum will never let me forget the year she beat me at our 5k race for life), now I am running marathons and competing in Ironman.

For any PR related enquiries, Pilates coaching or general questions, please contact me: emily@emilysjournal.com

Em x

  • Reply Cleo Humphrey June 10, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Hey Emily,

    We absolutely LOVE your Blog/Instagram page!

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    • Reply emily June 11, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Hi Cleo,

      Thanks so much!

      That would be amazing, drop me an email and I can send over an address:)

      emily@emilysjournal.com
      xx

  • Reply Anton Sabashnikov November 7, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Dear Emily,

    I have been watching your Videos on YouTube and am really impressed by your lifestyle and Triathlon results. Recently in one of your videos you told that you did have a difficulty dropping your body fat percentage. Here a couple of advises that worked really well for me:

    1. Plan your low intensity workouts (heartrate under 140 facilitating fat burning) for morning and do them on empty stomach and do not eat for an hour afterwards as your metabolism will remain increased and will facilitate fat burning (for low intensity workouts you do not necessarily neeed food straight afterwards). Once you eat, try avoiding carbs and concentrate on protein and healthy fat (as you do not primarily burn carbs, you do not need to refuel your glycogen stores). If you do not eat carbs (at least simple once) in the morning your cortisol will not be suppressed by insulin and will further facilitate fat burning.

    2. At 11 or 12 you can fuel yourself with carbohydrated for high intensity workouts and do them at later time. You should also refuel you glycogen store afterwards within an hour post workout. It doses not primarily have to do with fat burning but you need carbs for your high intensity workouts and this is the best timing for that in terms of hormonal status. Also even high intensity workouts are associated with some fat burning anyway.

    3. Eat your last carb meal at 5, as later insulin release may suppress your growth hormone which is released from 12 to 1 at night and facilitates fat burning while sleeping. In this way you will also fuel your glycogen store and increase blood sugar avoiding carb cravings before bed.

    4. After 5 try avoiding carbs and concentrate on protein and healthy fat but particularly on Protein as it even stimulates growth hormone further facilitating fat burning.

    I hope my advises will help you become even stronger, faster and happier triathlete and I am gratefull for your really motivating videos and advises that help me in my IRONMAN Training. I am actually registered for Zurich next year and your video about your Zurich journey motivated me even more.

    Best Regards

    Anton

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    • Reply emily November 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Hey Anton! Thank you SO much for taking the time to give me some advice… I look forward got trying it out once I am back into training mode properly! Best of luck at Zurich… it’s beautiful!

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