Meeting and becoming friends with Keri is actually all down to Chè, aka Indieberries. I was following her on twitter when I kept seeing her conversations with Keri. I also kept seeing Keri comment on her blogposts and seeing their friendship intrigued me, and I swiftly started following Keri on social media! After a while of following and chatting we decided to meet when Keri invited me to lunch at Sapore, her and her husband Andy’s restaurant in the midlands. Needless to say, the hour and a half drive was totally worth it. We’ve been friends ever since! So thanks Chè 😉
Keri is smart, talented, driven and has a heart of gold. She loves animals so much she decided to go Vegan more than 6 months ago and is still going strong! I admire her strength, courage and strength of mind.
Let’s get to know Keri Bainborough:
What does healthy mean to you?
Health to me means being active, grounded and happy in your own skin.
What is your chosen form of exercise?
Yoga and walking; and then running and polymetric training when I really feel like pushing the tempo.
What does your healthy eating look like?
The rainbow! The more colourful a plate the better. I eat loads of veggies, fruit, grains, bread, nuts, seeds and legumes. I do not eat any animal products, which was purely an ethical choice in the beginning, but as I have done more and more research into eating a plant-based diet, it’s become a health and environmental choice too.
What is your passion project?
I’m kind of in the middle of a massive relocation – so passion projects are on the downlow, although I do have a baby project under my sleeve and it involves people and animals and helping others to live the kindest life they can.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I’m up at five-thirty every day, letting the dogs out to wee whilst having a glass of water with lemon. Then it’s ten minutes of meditation followed by half an hour of yoga. I make my husband and I coffee and we drink it in bed, whilst snuggling under the covers. We stare at our phones for a good half hour, reading out funny jokes and emails to each other. Then we’re off on our morning walk, which can sometimes be an hour long. It’s the best part of my day, being out in the lands at the crack of dawn. Then it’s back home for a shower and breakfast (usually a quick power smoothie) before sitting down to work and emails. Lunch is usually a salad or a wrap or a sandwich and then it’s back to work in the afternoon. We have dinner quite early, especially in winter, and we eat in front of the fire, usually with a good tv programme or movie on the box (yes, I eat in front of the tv!). I’m usually in bed by nine-thirty – if I haven’t fallen asleep on the couch before then! I am definitely an early bird, not a night owl, and I have to get at least eight hours of sleep a night. It’s so important to your health and productivity.
What would you like people to know about you?
That it’s a catch 22 situation, this making a living from being a social media/blogger person and putting pieces of yourself out there every day. People can make assumptions about your life from all the pretty words and pictures, without ever meeting or knowing the real you. So I guess I would say that I would like people to know that I’m a human. A human who makes mistakes and lives and loves and laughs at dirty jokes and hurts and is hurt and plays and cries… just like any other.
What would you like people to know about your business/work?
My business is based around writing and interacting with people on social media, which I love. There’s no better feeling than loving what you do and the people you work with everyday.
Favourite workout song?
Anything by that Iggy lady. She makes me wanna wiggle.
Favourite exercise and why?
My favourite thing to do at the moment is a headstand. I’ve just, after weeks of practicing, managed to hold a headstand for about two seconds. It’s the most AMAZING feeling when you get it right that it makes me want to try it over and over again. Its great when exercise becomes fun and not a chore – and while I’m having all that fun and challenging my body, it’s working my core and arms muscles at the same time! Win.
There are so many! One of my favourites lately is this one by Osho: “The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.”
To learn more about how Keri can help you, head over to her website.