Many of you will have arrived on my mailing list via an ad I've been running on Facebook, that mentions getting fit for summer and forever. However it previously had the headline 'Hello Body Confidence!' - which at the time I thought was pretty cool and worked with the image (me, topless, in a very posed scenario - which it obviously was). I changed the wording as it received some negative criticism, namely that I was implying you can only have 'body confidence' if you have m
Going for a run today? Good for you!
People run for loads of reasons:
- General improvement in health / cv fitness
- Helps to work through things in your head
- Get away from your family for 30 mins
- Being chased by a bear
All of these are perfectly valid.
If you're heading out today, and usually maintain a steady pace the whole way round, that's fine and certainly has more benefits than not going for a run.
But here's something to try, to A: add
Going on holiday soon and want a 'beach body'?
Here's the Fitter You proven method:
1. Go to a beach
2. Have a body
3. Repeat steps 1-2
You might think this is at odds with the advert you may have seen that led you to sign up to this mailing list, but hear me out.
As I have got older, my motivation for working out has changed.
I joined a gym in my 20s because I wanted to build up my body
I walked in there and was terrified, thinking everyone was looking at me.
Turning the tables, here are my perfect, cut-out and keep 10 excuses Personal Trainers can use if they bump into a client in the golden arches... (There is something useful at the bottom too, so stick with it) You’re doing a Morgan Spurlock / Katie Hopkins (eww) and are on a crash weight gain diet, so you can empathise with your clients and “go on a journey together” to lose the spare tyre You’re just using the toilets, but you bought a Big Mac because of your midd
Hope you're well. Time to crack on with...
Five Truths the Fitness Industry doesn't want you to know...
1. Magazine cover models do not look like that all year - Quite they opposite. Yes they maintain some level of gym-going and keep a vague eye on their nutrition, but to get 'cover-ready' (vomit), they go on a super-strict workout and diet plan. I know this as I did a photoshoot last year, and the week before, all I ate, five times a day, was salmon and b
Five reasons you're not where you want to be with your body - catchy I know:
1. You don't have a plan - If you're going somewhere new, you make sure you know where it is, and how you're going to get there, you don't just aimlessly drive in the general direction, hoping you'll arrive at some point. Same with exercise, without a plan, you're just aimlessly working out, you might get where you want to go, but probably not, and certainly nowhere near as efficiently a
Thanks for all the emails! I'll answer all the emails here, in the order I received them, and the first was from Carlos, asking for inspiration for healthy, protein-based snacks to that he can eat during the day, if he gets hungry between meals.
So, with only minimal faffing about, here is a useful list of healthy, high protein snacks for you to screengrab and keep to hand!
- Hard-boiled eggs (these will keep in the fridge for up to a week)
- A tub of cottage cheese