Feel the love

Whether you are in a relationship or lovin’ the single life, Valentines Day is a social occasion for all. When working toward a health, fitness and beauty goal, any social occasion can be potentially dangerous and daunting. Rather than compromise your goals or become a Valentines recluse, read our guide to showing your body some love this Valentines Day.

You and your man, you and your gal pals, you and your secret admirer. Whoever you are spending it with, it doesn’t have to mean a 3-course meal, copious amounts of alcohol and hindering all of your hard work. In fact large amounts of heavy food and alcohol will actually have a detrimental effect on any romantic intentions.

Try our first-rate dates ideas to score big in both your health and romance goals.

  • SPB – Stand up paddle boarding is not only fun and great for the core; it is also a great excuse for you to show off some skin. You will have whomever you are trying to impress (your other half, the cute boy who rented you the board…) realising just how lucky they are to be spending Valentines Day with you! All of that giggling and bare skin will also have all the right hormones in all of the right places by the time day turns to night.
  • Kayaking – As with SPB, kayaking is a great way to get a sneaky core workout. It is also a great excuse to snuggle up in a double kayak if you want to get nice and close to your date!
  • Walk – A long walk in nature is great for every part of your body and mind. It can also be very romantic and insightful if you are with your man, a great way to avoid awkward silences if with someone new, and it can give you and your girlies a chance to chat away to your hearts content.
  • Camping – Want to make a weekend out of it? Why not. Camping is a phenomenal idea – no TV, no computers, just you, your chosen V-day companion/s and the great outdoors. If your intentions are romantic bring just the 1 sleeping bag…
  • Theme Park – Remember how much fun you had there as a kid?? Believe it or not, it can be just as much fun as an adult. Running between rides and releasing endorphins will do wonders for your body, and mind. Just try to avoid those hotdogs and jumbo colas.
  • A picnic – Pack a basket, grab a rug and head to the beach, the park or settle in for a romantic carpet picnic. Wherever you do it, a picnic is the perfect safe date. You have complete control over what you put in to the picnic basket, and your mouth. Our fave options include: vegetable crudités, clever chips ‘n’ dips, perfectly packed pizza, a couple of different salads, finish with some fresh berries (feeding to each other optional) and voila – picnic heaven.
  • Romantic meal for 2 (or 3 or 4) – If you want to go more traditional it can still be done. The great news is that a lot of the best ‘romantic meal’ foods not only have great aphrodisiac properties but are also packed full of nourishment. Do it over breakfast, lunch or dinner with our nutrient dense aphrodisiac recipes we put together especially for the big day.
  • Massage – After all of those aphrodisiac foods you may be in the mood for something else well known for its aphrodisiac properties – massage. Either grab the nearest oil to you, or check out our top 5 essential oils for massage.
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Wholefood for the whole body

We know foods impact on the body is huge. During the wholefood for the whole body journey, we continue to prove how powerful many foods can be when used on both the inside and outside of the body. This week it is all about the fruit believed by the ancient Egyptians to offer protection against poison – lemons.

Nourish from within:

Think clearly by reaping the benefits of the potassium contained in lemon, it is listed as one of the top seven natural sources for potassium.

Keep digestion in check with the natural citric acid content of the fruit.

Support the immune system by including the phytochemicals from lemon in a balanced, vitamin rich diet.

How to:

Quench: When life gives you lemons…..Unfortunately most commercial lemonades are more sugar than lemon. To get the nutritional benefits as well as the yummy taste, try this simple, delicious recipe from the clever peeps over at I quit sugar: https://iquitsugar.com/recipe/sugar-free-lemonade/

Be sweet: This recipe provides a perfect, healthy, refined sugar free alternative for those with a sweet tooth: https://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/06/lemon-yoghurt-cupcakes/

Savour(y) it: I haven’t always been a keen cook. When I first began experimenting with recipes, this was one of my first. It is one that I have returned to time and time again because it is just simply divine, give it a go: http://fitterlondon.co.uk/food/lemon-and-olive-chicken-tagine/

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Treat the outside:

Lemon is well known for having anti-bacterial properties and containing vitamin C. These things combined make it the perfect, natural treatment for an oily skin.

How to:

Face scrub:

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine all of the ingredients in a clean bowl and mix well until mixture becomes coarse. Apply to the face and neck massaging with circular, upward movements for 2-3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and follow with your usual toner and moisturiser.

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Why Her Master Plan is different.

Her Master Plan believes every woman is unique, and we want to offer something unique to every woman. We also believe that Her Master Plan is unique, here’s why:

Affordable: Big events are exciting, fun, enjoyable and expensive! Her Master Plan believes your best you doesn’t need to be a broke you. Having the ability to create your own master plan gives you confidence to keep within your own budget, whatever that might be.

Time efficient: Your time is precious. This is something we too often forget, especially when planning a big event. Her Master Plan combines all your health, fitness and beauty needs into one plan, giving you back your precious time and allowing you to prepare not only your body, but also your mind.

Convenient: We are not going to sugar coat it. Getting the results you want is going to require effort. Our goal is to offer convenience, ensuring all of that effort goes in to working hard on your plan. Offering mobile services, DIY survival kits and online support; Her Master Plan make excuses hard to come by.

We are just like you: While our passion lies in health and fitness, we also enjoy chocolate and wine and sometimes we forget to take our make-up off before bed! We understand that no one is perfect and ideals are often not sustainable. Following an 80/20 rule is what we recommend. Meaning that 80% of your time you spend behaving and 20% of the time you allow yourself a treat or a lazy night. To be perfect all the time would make life boring, right?

Togetherness = results: Having all your health, fitness and beauty needs taken care of by one expert, results in us working closely together. This means that together, we are far more accountable to achieve incredible results.

Easy: Working with one person for all of your health, fitness and beauty needs makes it easy. Share make-up ideas during a personal training session, ask questions about nutrition while enjoying a manicure. Having the ability to do this with that one person who understands your master plan creates a feeling of comfort and calm, that is of the highest importance when working toward your goals.

Complementary:  Health, fitness and beauty complement one another. Your health influences your fitness. Your fitness and health determine the beauty treatment your body needs. The treatments you have impact your health and fitness. Still, women approach these components of an overall goal separately. With Her Master Plan your goal is supported holistically.

Simple: Her Master Plan likes to keep it simple. We will plan to meet your goal and if that means a certain style of training and treatments that is what we will do. We don’t follow fads or gimmicks – eat well, train hard, have fun, look after your body inside and out and you will see results. Simple.

Education:  It is great working toward a special event, and the way it feels achieving your goal in time is wonderful. However, good health, fitness and beauty are essential for life. Her Master Plan aim to not only get you event ready but to also educate you along the way so that your results become your norm.