No! Come back! I will never, ever, ask you to go on a diet.
Because diets don't work.
Something out of your ordinary expectations of how you eat is almost always, unsustainable.
People joke about different diets that have popped up over the years - Atkins, Cabbage soup, Grapefruit, slimming clubs, Slimfast - some still with us, some debunked.
Wouldn't it be better if you just had healthy, consistent, easy-to-follow habits that fitted into your schedule?
You see that Victoria Sponge looking at you from across the office? Eat it.
Go on, eat it.
It doesn't matter.
Honestly, it's perfectly acceptable for you to eat the cake, whatever your exercise/workout goals.
Just one thing:
Don't then use it to derail everything else - ie. the fact that you've been doing really well with your day-to-day nutrition and regular workouts.
Because one slice of (hopefully delicious) cake, won't make a difference in the
That's more like it. Buttocks. Bum. Behind. Bottom. Booty. Butt. Beriere.
Not sure why they all begin with B. (Ok, not that last one).
Yes, a strong body is strong all over, but a strong set of glutes supports and connects your upper and lower body.
They help to prevent backache by stabilising your pelvis, enabling you to lift more, safely and protect your knees. They also help with hip extension and forward propulsion, so make running and any kind of movement easier.
The second we are born, we start to die. A cheery thought for your Monday morning, I'm sure you'll agree.
We have, as far as we know, one life and one chance, so is it not your duty to look after the vessel you've been given?
Think of it like a computer game: every time you do something positive (more on that below), the more time gets added to your countdown timer.
In its truest sense, atrophy refers to the wasting away, or degeneration of cells through under use. And
It's not technically a 'secret' (have any of these blogs?!), but it's the one non-negotiable when training with me. Cut down, and then cut out, fizzy drinks.
I'm not even going to bore you with the reasons why they're so SO bad for you.*
I don't want to clutter this email with jokes and nonsense, because this one is so important.
You will feel better, be healthier and live longer, fitter, stronger, happier lives if you stop drinking fizzy/soft/whatever drinks.
I've been (very) guilty of this, and quite frankly, it applies to all areas of our lives, but for now, let's just talk about phones interfering with our running/workouts/exercising. And yes, having music while you exercise is a fantastic booster, and it seems most of us use our phones to play music, so it's fine having it with you.
It's just the additional distractions it provides - emails, texts, facebook - that take your focus away from the job in hand.
Every glance at
Last night I invented Sushi Boxes, and they're f*cking amazing. I've talked about meal prep before. It's in no way mandatory, but it's a useful tool to help you be fitter, healthier yous.
(In case you haven't heard of it, it's essentially making a number of meals in advance, so you know what you're eating, and that you're eating good quality, health-boosting meals, as opposed to just grabbing something crappy from the supermarket fast food aisle - which you're now avoiding,
Supermarkets are designed to be as persuasive about buying food as possible, by some of the smartest and most EVIL minds around. Given the context of what's happening in the wider world, that may be a touch of an overstatement, but they do consult psychologists to ensure you're hypnotised into junk-buying machines, as soon as you step through the doors.
So what can you do so you don't end up with a basket full of crap?
The supermarket has laid out the convenie