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Why Isn’t everyone training?

May 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Because its hard!!! If it was easy everyone would be doing it

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How to lose weight

May 16, 2013 Leave a comment

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mini abs and legs circuit

March 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Doing this circuit three times should take you around 15 minutes.

It’s a great little circuit to keep you in the fat burning zone and target those areas of the body most of us girls need to tone up – our tummies and our thighs.

Remember – good technique counts for everything, not speed. So do the exercises precisely, keeping your body in line and under control. If you go fast and crazy you’re wasting your time and the only person you’re cheating is yourself.

 

mini abs and legs mini circuits. Sit-ups, press-ups, leg lifts, plank.

mini abs and legs mini circuits. Sit-ups, press-ups, leg lifts, plank.

 

The 90%

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Remember you need a healthy lifestyle

You’ll never achieve your goals if you think it’s all about the 10% of the day you spend working out.

It’s what you do outside of the gym and training that is just as important, the 90% of your day

Eat clean, live clean. Train dirty

How not to pile on the festive pounds

December 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Let’s not kid ourselves. The next few weeks we are all going to eat and drink to excess. And even the most healthy of us will be hardpressed not to put on a few pounds in weight, and forget about our gym memberships until January 1.

But, just because it’s Christmas you don’t have to throw all your healthy eating habits out of the window. Don’t just surrender to the inevitable, because it doesn’t have to be inevitable.

Don’t stop exercising

If you’re away from your usual town and gym, or your gym is shut for the week there are other things you can do. Head out for a run, do toning exercises at home on the beach or in the park. There are Park Runs all over the country which meet every Saturday morning, and some will still by running. Check out their website http://www.parkrun.co.uk . You don’t have to sit on the sofa all day do you! And you’ll feel better for it. Plus, if you’re family are driving you mental it’s the perfect excuse to get out of the house!

I’m heading home to Brighton, so I’m away from my gym in Newcastle for 10 days. But I’ve checked out my local Yoga studio, http://www.yogahaven.co.uk and they’re running classes pretty much everyday except Christmas Day and Boxing Day so I’ve booked myself in for a few Hot Yoga sessions – 30degree heat and yoga, the perfect detox session that makes your body and your mind feel incredible.

Don’t stuff your face

OK! So yes the roast potatos and stuffing look incredible, that Christmas pud and brandy butter is pretty much irrsistable and just about everything on the table could be covered in butter. But you don’t have to succumb. Now, before you all go, but it’s Christmas! Sure, it’s Christmas, but that fat will be on your arse for months. So, if you want to embrace your lardy flabby self then carry on and eat to your hearts content.

But if you actually value the effort you put into your body for the other 51 weeks of the year then temper yourself a bit and exercise your right to have some willpower and say no. And the only people who will say “oh go on” will be those who wish they’d said no 10 years ago and are now carrying their holiday weight from the last decade around the stomach every single day.

Remember – Christmas dinner is essentially meat and vegetables. So have that. Just that, no stuffing, no roast potatoes, no butter. Just stay healthy.

You can do it!

 

Remember, keep trying

December 1, 2012 Leave a comment

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People will try to stop you getting healthy…..

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment

 Don’t listen to people who try to detract you from your goal They’ll offer you sweets, pizza and treats They’ll convince you not to go for that run, do yoga, go spinning or train They want you to stay just as you are Because they’re jealous of your ambition, your drive and your success They’re scared you’ll leave them behind And the truth is…..you probably eventually will There’s only so many times you can lap someone who’s sitting on the couch Before you head out of the door