Motivation is one of the most common objections I hear from people who are struggling to achieve their fitness and fat loss goals. There are 4 types of motivation: 1. Fear-based motivation: this is where you take action because you’re afraid for whatever reason of what might happen if you don’t. This type of motivation disappears when one of two things happens: i. You do what it takes to alleviate the fear ii. You rationalise the fear, accept the outcome, and are no longer a
Have you ever eaten well, exercised consistently, and consumed plenty of water only to see no changes in your body? Have you wondered why, despite your best efforts, you find your trousers getting tighter and you’re getting more and more tired. Look back on those times. Maybe you’re experiencing it now. What has been your stress level during those times? You see, your body knows prolonged stress as your ancestors used to experience it. It meant prolonged periods without food.
If you close your eyes, breathe deeply and start to visualise your best self, who is he or she? How does he or she look? What’s the expression on his or her face? How does he or she feel inside? What is he or she proud of? Spend 5 minutes here, visualising the very best version of you possible. Maybe you’re more fit and healthy, maybe you have a job you love, maybe you have the happiest relationship you can possibly image. Now, where are you today? What’s missing from where y
When it comes to fat loss, most of us know that nutrition plays the primary role in someone’s success or failure. Your continued nutrition also decides whether or not you keep the weight off or gain it back. Crash diets and quick fixes are often extremely restrictive and require you to eat in a way that you could never sustain for the rest of your life. This is why over 90% of people who lose weight gain it back (plus some). If you have ever lost weight or attempted to lose w
Over my time working in fitness and nutrition I’ve worked with A LOT of Mums. Given that Mums give to everyone around them, I’ve had to really navigate what holds them back from giving equally to themselves. I’ve talked to lots of women about their struggles when it comes to sticking with their fitness: I know about the fear of failing again, the fear of starting over, and the fear of falling off the wagon. I know about the cravings and lack of knowledge of how/what to eat.
Just like you might do, I have a sweet tooth and I love ice cream. I would eat it every day (in large servings) if I didn’t know it was a bad idea and not in line with my personal health and fitness goals! So, I’ve created a recipe for a 'milk shake' that you could literally have every single day – I love having this for breakfast or even after dinner if I’m craving something sweet! Here’s the recipe: ½ to 1 Frozen Banana (peeled and broken into 2-3 pieces before freezing)
Said no one ever. You want results: that extra half a stone or stone should have gone yesterday, right? You want to be pain-free but getting off the couch or out of the desk chair seems near impossible? We all want a better body, to be healthier, to live longer. But we don’t want to put in the work to get there. Even worse, CHANGE IS SCARY! People are truly terrified of change and of the unknown. In order to lose weight, manage pain, get stronger, perform better or alter you
Tony Robbins always has an amazing way of putting perspective on things. One of his concepts that I love is that everything happens FOR you, not TO you. It’s the idea that everything in your life serves a purpose, teaches you a lesson, propels you into growth. When we find ourselves overweight, in pain, and out of shape, it’s easy to look back and list 100 reasons why. We had to neglect ourselves because we had lots of other commitments, day-to-day life has too many challenge