It’s January, gyms are packed with people with a newly found enthusiasm for fitness. Many have new gym clothes, partnered up with a buddy to keep each other motivated and/or have been dragged to the gym by their other half. This usually lasts around 3 weeks till those new faces soon become forgotten as people lose interest and fall back off the wagon. But … Continue reading Top tips for keeping you on track this January
Not long ago I started reading a book by Michael Boyle, called ‘Functional Training for Sports’, a great book if you are into fitness, especially functional strength. Definitely recommend giving it a read! The main take away for me from the book was how ineffective my training for running has been throughout the years. Now I am no long-distance runner, I mean my body … Continue reading Single leg exercises
One week into my intermittent fasting I am actually not finding it too bad. I have been intermittent fasting, which has consisted of eating only between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. To sum things up for me the pros are: It gives me a little more time to lie in bed in the morning, or to get ready! In the 8 hours I am … Continue reading Intermittent fasting one week in….
Now I have qualified as a personal trainer I feel I need to experiment with a few different diets to better advise my clients. There are so many contradictory views and reports on diet and so many different diets, such as low fat, low carb, paleo, weight watcher, slimming world, ketogenic, intermittent fasting, that I have decided to use myself as a human guinea pig … Continue reading Experimenting with Diet
Few things that are keep me motivated with my diet and exercise. Continue reading Staying motivated
Myself and a couple of friends from work are having a competition to see who can lose the most fat by Christmas. This is particularly motivating for me as my best friend is getting married in 6 weeks and being maid of honour I want to look good! There are 3 women and 1 man taking part in this challenge, the guy is a big … Continue reading Doing things with others…
In the past I have been a little silly with not listening to my body and probably training when I should have, not really caring about what I’m putting in my body in terms of food, or simply surviving off a diet of 1000 calories and thinking I was being ‘healthy’. However, now I am making sure that I have around 1400-1500 calories a day … Continue reading Looking after my body…
Ok, so my title may be a little dramatic, but I honestly feel like I need a break from the scales. I am a little ridiculous with weighing myself, like I weigh myself probably 4/5 times a day. Sometimes its purely through curiosity, for example if I’m going to the toilet, I may weigh myself before and after just to see how much I can … Continue reading Throw away the scales!
My initial feelings when my cousin suggested to going to this brunch, were let’s say a little lukewarm. Solely for the reason of it being brand new, so I was doubtful of how lively the place would be. With experiencing the all-inclusive Rixos in RAK, where the food was not really very impressive for somewhere calling itself a 5 star hotel. Therefore, I was a … Continue reading Turquoise Brunch Review, Rixos Premium JBR, Dubai
I know lots of people would absolutely love a 2 month holiday! As a teacher in the UAE, this year due to the Islamic calendar we have ended up having the longest holiday I have ever had in my working life. I have been off work for 2 months, I have travelled round Cambodia and Vietnam for a month and then have been around England … Continue reading 2 Months holiday is too long…