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Filling in the wellbeing blanks with Jayne and Katie from Sweat and Oranges

We are all busy and are trying hard to fulfill big dreams and goals, manage our long to do lists and have a social life! The art of doing this without sacrificing our most important assets, our bodies and our health, is the challenge we are all faced with day to day. All of us, no matter who we are, have to keep working at it and can learn from each other – so each Wednesday we will chat to a passionate bright spark to hear about what they are up to and fill in their wellbeing blanks!

Today we are filling in the blanks with Jayne and Katie the creators of Sweat and Oranges. Jayne is a Personal Trainer and Katie a Nutritionist and they live by their motto – “healthy is a way of life’. They are the creators of the blog Sweat and Oranges and have clocked up over 25,000 followers on Instagram with their inspirational pics! Let’s hear what Jayne and Katie have to say:

To Jayne and Katieto be well means moving the body everyday, eating wholefoods, enjoying great relationships, doing more of what you love and being kind to yourself. By living by the HEALTHY IS A WAY OF LIFE motto we have the energy to get the most we can out of our lives and feel great along the way.

We have 6 jobs between us!

Jayne is 1. A Personal Trainer and runs her own studio and outdoor business, 2. The Sweat in Sweat and Oranges and 3. A Mum!

Katie is 1. A Nutritionist working in private practice, 2. The Oranges in Sweat and Oranges and 3. Aesop consultant.

We find keeping active, eating well and having fun spending time together and with our families are usually easy for us when it comes to managing our wellbeing.

Being present in the moment and going to bed early are usually hard for us when it comes to managing our wellbeing – but we are working on it daily!

Not believing enough in ourselves always seems to throw our wellbeing off track.

Cups of teas, going for walks and making sure we get to bed earlier brings our wellbeing back on track

10431774_812995812046059_816444803_nWe usually sleep 7 hours per night. We’d love to sleep 8 hours per night.

Something we’ve found that really helps when it comes to our health, fitness and wellbeing is being prepared! Making sure that the fridge is stocked full of fresh produce and cooking up at least once a week a big batch of protein balls, muffins, and zucchini slices to get us through the week. No mobile phone in the bedroom! This helps us to get more sleep.

Something we’ve learnt over the years when it comes to health, fitness and wellbeing is when you do things that you enjoy you are more likely to keep doing them. So we eat foods we enjoy and do exercises we love.

The advice we would give to someone half our age when it comes to looking after their body is move it, and nourish it. You don’t have to be good at sport to be active, start walking. And make friends with vegetables, they will sustain you for your life. Oh, and love the body you have right now, and work towards a healthy life out of that. If you hate your body it doesn’t matter what shape you are in, you’ll always hate it.

The problem with being too obsessive and trying to be a perfectionist when it comes to your health and wellbeing is you’ll never ever ever be happy with yourself. Just love who you are and be kind to yourself.

If our bodies stopped working our ability to do work would be yikes… We’d be unemployed!

If our bodies could talk right now the loudest thing that it would say / ask for is please learn to live in the present moment and stop comparing yourself to others, there is no one like you. Be YOU.

You can check out more about the amazing Jayne and Katie at their website at, on Instagram and on Facebook.

Enjoyed reading?  Feel free to forward on to a friend who you think would enjoy this too or could benefit from the great work that Jayne and Katie are up to. xx


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