The Hike Life with Roz Purcell

The Irish influencer and author shares her top tips for eating well and working out.

01

Put your browsing to good use

“Use your phone scrolling time to search Pinterest and Instagram for delicious-looking meals that will be easy to prep in advance. Meal prepping will help you stay on track when life gets busy – we’ve all been there!”

02

Stick to your shopping list

“Once you’ve chosen your meals for the week – or even just a couple of days if you’re starting small – make a shopping list. I’d choose recipes with similar ingredients so it’s not too daunting and you’ll have less waste. The hardest part is sticking to your list – never go shopping without one!”

03

Make time to cook

“It doesn’t have to be done in one day, but even just an hour a week will help. Listen to a good podcast or play some music in the kitchen while you cook. You could even just peel and slice your veg so it’s easy to throw in a pan when you need to, or make freezer bags of fruit for smoothies.”

04

Rethink your motivation

“Training is often viewed as a way of punishing our bodies, but you'll never enjoy it if you're doing it out of hate. Train to get stronger, move better, be faster and feel good – it will make exercising that bit easier!”

05

Find what you enjoy

“I love lifting weights and hiking, but you might love dancing, tennis, pilates or yoga. There’s something that makes training feel like fun for everyone, so make 2020 the year you invest in finding that.”

06

Set a goal

“I love training and do it regularly, but even I need goals to push myself on cold evenings. Whether it’s a 5k, 10k, half marathon or boxing match, set a goal and track your progress. Progression is so motivating and it reassures me that everything I’ve done so far has worked.”

07

Bring a buddy

“I mostly train in a group as I love the sense of accountability. If you’re planning a run, why not invite a friend along?”