Last week I was lucky enough to attend an event hosted by Stylist magazine and Adidas. The Boost X event at the Adidas performance store on Oxford Street was focused on getting tips for keeping a healthy body and mind, as well as giving us a chance to check out the Boost trainers. Thank you Chloe for winning us tickets!
Our first set of talks were from sisters Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley of Hemsley+Hemsley fame. The healthy eating duo have written weekly recipes for Vogue and have recently had their first book published.
They made everyone green smoothies for the evening, containing a whooping 17 ingredients! They were very delicious!
The sisters spoke to us about the importance of eating our food properly (chew chew chew) and busted the myth that fat is bad for us. In fact we should be eating fats like butter rather than things like margarine and olive oil spreads which have trans-fats in them that our body can’t break down into anything that’s good for us. They also spoke to us about healthy breakfasts (their secret is eating savoury foods which will see us past the 11 o’clock slump) and mixing up smoothies as a quick, easy nutritional meal.
I really enjoyed hearing them talk, and judging by how healthy they looked I think I’ll definitely be taking their advice and checking out their new book, The Art of Eating well.
We also heard a few talks from life coach Beth Reacher, who spoke to us about mindfullness and even helped us with a bit of a meditation exercise where we imagined talking to our future selves. It was a really interesting session, and I think her advice about thinking positively to attract more positive energy to ourselves was worth listening to. In light of the sad news about Robin Williams, I think we could all do with taking some time out of each day to remind ourselves of what we’re grateful for and to be kind to ourselves as well as to others.
Finally, there was a Q&A with Foxes, who spoke about her love of cake, and cake, and more cake, as well as how she always fits in running with her schedule and trying to eat healthier while on tour. I must admit, I don’t know much about Foxes, but she came across as very fun and likeable and she has the seal of approval from Pharrell Williams!
It was a great evening overall, and has definitely inspired me to live a more healthy lifestyle. Activity has taken a bit of a backseat at the moment as I’m injured, but hopefully focusing on eating healthy will make sure my return to training.
What are you doing to Boost your training?