I'm sometimes amazed that we feel we should justify why we eat what we eat to others. Whether it's explaining that the doughnut you're reaching for is okay because you worked out today (WTF, I'm never going to give a reason why I'm having a doughnut - I'm having one for no reason other than I just really want one!) or even why you're having a large coffee and not a small one. Since changing my eating habits, this has become quite apparent as a trait that we feel we should explain why we're eating something that others wouldn't expect us to.
Because I was a newbie once, and I don't think there is enough kindness and encouragement shown to the new influx of gym members in January, I thought I'd share my top tips for getting the most out of your new membership.
I thought I could kick off the year with some evidence-based info for you that sets out to prove that some of the things you'll hear aren't hard facts
When I discovered UFIT protein shakes earlier this year, I was seriously impressed by both their 22g protein shake and their PRO50 monster containing a whopping 50g of protein. So when the lovely folk at UFIT offered to send me their new banana and vanilla shakes to review, I was obviously going to be all over that!
Lots of us will look forward to all the delicious food & drink kicking about at Christmas, from your work Christmas 'do' to the Boxing Day buffet.... *drools*. Here are my 6 simple tips for enjoying the festivities but keeping things in check.
I had a bit of a wake-up call this week. The image platform that I've been using virtually since it launched and evolved into a curation tool for health & fitness has become a -slightly ironically - unhealthy obsession
Addicted to coffee AND protein? Did you know you can get both in at once - oh yes! I've taken 3 of the protein coffees I've come across in recent months, all by highly respected manufacturers of supplements and protein products and given you a little breakdown
I get asked quite a lot what keeps me motivated. First off, I do have 'off days'; days where I'm not feeling it, or get halfway through a session and can't be ar$ed to do the rest - I'm human... But by and large, I've got to admit, I just love training more often than not. Here's a bit of insight into why...
Think back to the last fortnight or so... How many times (and be honest)... Have you rationalised eating or drinking something because you 'earned' it.
Not everyone has the time or money to get to a gym. If you want to take your home workouts to another level, check out my recommendations for kit you can buy!
As the conversation about fitness and nutrition becomes more mainstream, so the absolute nonsense out there increases. There are a few words banded about that I'm absolutely sick to the back teeth of and I need to get it off my chest
My current training priority is strength, and this is an insight into how my training is shaping up!
All of us feel fear to one extent or another; let's face it, if we didn't, we would walk out into roads with fast moving traffics or just casually step off cliffs. Some people do, but most of us have a sense of danger that alerts us that neither of these things are going to end well.
But when some fears get the better of you and stop you achieving your goals, that's when you've got to look at reclaiming control.
When you embark on training, it's not all about just jumping in the gym or hitting the pavements - sure, it's a great start, but it's important to think about the other things you might want to take care of in order to help you achieve your goals. I'm here to offer my top 5 must-do things that really help improve the quality of my training.
I'm not about to get all preachy on you, but I think I've got a pretty good reason why you should stop fad dieting and start living again! Introducing... flexible dieting.
I invited myself into a debate about activity trackers in my UK Fitness Bloggers Facebook group. Formerly a runner and now a lifter, my views have ebbed & flowed on the subject of monitoring and tracking your fitness efforts but I’ll cut to the chase… I’m all for them! Here’s why...
Try my protein cheesecake recipe. I promise it tastes like the real thing, is so easy to make and will be destroyed in minutes!
From running to lifting... I've given my blog a mini makeover to better reflect the journey I'm on.
Being so focused on strength training lately, I haven’t really had any time for group exercise, but I kinda miss it. It gets a bad wrap in the fitness world, but never scoff.
It seems that we could be approaching a state of becoming better educated about healthy, sustainable ways to lose weight than we’ve been for a long time. Yeah there will always be the crash diets, juice-only detoxes, zero-carb diets, but I think the word may be starting to spread that you don’t have to starve to lose weight