Health coaching from a health coach
Health coach Hannah March owns ShoreBeing a health and fitness company hosting wellbeing retreats alongside holistic health coaching, personal training, boot camps and running courses across West Sussex.
Separate the nutrition to stay focused
Juggling all the different areas of ShoreBeing alongside my degree and being a mum to a five year old means that life is always busy! I find that separating the nutrition from the fitness side of my business helps me to keep focused so I dedicate specific days to certain jobs.
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I’ve set aside today to work on the wellbeing retreats as I have a day retreat on Saturday at The Artisan Bakehouse, I’m also finalising my 2017 residential retreat schedule.
A good breakfast starts the day right
I’m an early riser so my day starts at 6am, if I don’t have any personal training clients I’ll do a morning meditation to mentally prepare me for the day ahead. I always eat a good breakfast, today I had banana porridge topped with stewed apples, coconut yogurt, almond butter, flaxseeds, blueberries and dried raspberries.
Preparing for a lovely retreat on Saturday 24th September
I will check my emails at 8am as I provide online support to my weight loss clients but work tends to start properly at 9am once I’ve dropped Sonny to school. This morning is dedicated to Saturday’s day retreat, which I’m really excited about, The Artisan Bakehouse is a beautiful venue and it’s such a lovely atmosphere. The retreat includes a Pilates class, a mindfulness session and a nutrition workshop then we break for a two course lunch so there’s quite a bit to prepare!
Each retreat has a different focus, this week we’ll be looking at how to start the morning for a positive and happy day ahead. The nutrition workshop is about healthy breakfasts, I develop recipes that follow the same ethos as my online cook club – they have to be suitable for the whole family, reasonably priced and simple to make. Now that I’ve finalised the demonstration recipes I can make a start on the shopping list!
The only thing left to do for the day retreat is plan the two course lunch, I tend to use recipes from my blog so that people can recreate the dishes at home. This weekend we’ll be having soup with an autumnal salad followed by a sugar-free, gluten-free dessert – raw chocolate brownies are always a favourite!
Lunch with leftovers
I eat lunch early, I tend to make life a little easier by having leftovers. Dinner is the meal we spend most time preparing and is usually contains most vegetables, saving some for lunch not only cuts down on further cooking, it will also be nutrient-rich and help to control portion sizes.
I post a new recipe to my blog every Monday and always give it one last run through on the day to make sure the recipe is right so today’s leftovers are Vegan Thai Yellow Curry!
This afternoon I’m working on 2017’s residential retreats – I’ve recently secured an amazing new venue so next year will see the introduction of my Yoga & Mindfullness weekend retreats in Arundel. I’m going to be exhibiting at The Om Yoga show for the first time so I need to furnish my stand, design and arrange printing of the promotional material, arrange travel for the retreats team and finally arrange childcare! There’s a lot to be done and is seems a little daunting so I’m breaking each job down into bitesize chunks to make it more manageable.
Work life balance
I stop work temporarily at 2.30pm to spend the afternoon with Sonny, it’s not always possible to switch off completely but I try to keep away from my computer during these hours.
I start preparing dinner at 4pm, I usually have to cook while playing Top Trumps Dinosaurs! Tonight I’m making Caponata, an aubergine antipasti that tastes great hot or cold so it’s perfect to set aside for tomorrow’s lunch. I eat dinner early as I work three evenings per week.
Personal training time
I have two personal training sessions scheduled for tonight, I’m very lucky in that I attract lovely clients so work never actually seems like work! I arrive back home at 8.30pm and start my night routine; a shower followed by a relaxing cup of herbal tea.
I put together my clothes for the next day to avoid panic in the morning and check my diary to visual the day ahead. I’m prone to bouts of insomnia so I always mediate before bed to clear my mind, if it’s a good night I’m asleep by the end of the recording!
A note from Honey
Thanks Hannah for that insight into your day and I wish I was free on Saturday to come to your retreat!
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