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…
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…
When I first started the F45 challenge at the start of May, I was really good with my diet. I was very strict with myself, even to the point of cutting out fruit. However, since I had visitors in the last week of May I have really struggled to get back on track. A few other things have also affected my healthy eating Ramadan hours … Continue reading You can’t out-train a bad diet
If you don’t live in Dubai you may not be familiar with what a Dubai brunch is. Unlike the rest of the world who basically call a late breakfast a brunch, in Dubai it is slightly different, well completely different. Basically it is where you pay a set amount and eat as much and drink as much (alcohol) as you want for usually around 4 … Continue reading How to brunch without completely undoing all your hard work!
So my plan to get on back on track with my diet did not quite work yesterday. It was my sister in laws 30th birthday and we went out for a meal for it. As I am half Italian and grew up with my dad running an Italian restaurant, I have very high expectations of Italian food. It does not have to be super fancy … Continue reading Evening meal at Sicilia, Movenpick Ibn Battuta