Does anyone else feel the struggle of waking up to dark mornings? As someone who is an early riser both through choice and to work I’m often asked how I manage to adjust to the darker mornings and having the motivation to get out of bed to work out. Whilst I’m no expert in this area I thought I’d share a few of my own habits that help me to spring out of bed like a Duracell bunny at 5.30 am! Read More
The first step on any journey is always the hardest and if you’re trying to get fit and healthy, that first step can feel like a huge one. But you can crush that first step by making small changes to your lifestyle, starting with everyday behaviours. Here are 8 simple lifestyle tweaks that can help boost your health, fitness, and energy.Read More
I always encourage my client to take some extra time to think of a healthy, filling option that will satisfy their hunger, nourish their bodies, and still help them reach their weight-loss goals. Remember, you’re always in control of the food you eat, that’s an amazingly liberating idea! Learn to eat because you’re hungry — not because you’re “starving” — and you’ll take a giant step down the path to a positive weight loss and mindset.Read More
These slow cooker turkey meatballs are a dinnertime favorite, and they’re perfect for meal prep.
Struggling with your squat form?
Read on how you can improve your technique with some simple steps around foot positioningRead More
A positive attitude is contagious!
Do you believe that?
I certainly do as I’ve seen it in action throughout my life - and especially from what I have experienced with my friend Sarah in the last few weeks.
It's amazing the impact you can have on others with your attitude; positive or negative, you set the tone.Read More
This post is for those who are in their late twenties or who have turned 30, who are worried about entering a new decade of their life. Stop treating 30 like it is a destination - it's only a stop along the wayRead More
When we conjure up the idea of what ‘exercise’ looks like, it is generally exerting yourself at a high level, sweating and ‘feeling the burn’. In my time working in the fitness industry I’ve seen the rise of people moving between extremes of inactivity to then exercising at such a high level of exertion with no real middle ground in between. Read More
Busy Is Not An Excuse
No matter how busy you are, if you prioritise a goal you'll get it done. And unless you make getting lean a top priority, it probably won't happen. But you're busy, you say. Your schedule is tight. Sorry, not an excuse. You just need to learn to become efficient with your time spent in the gym and kitchen.Read More
but depending on your nutritional leanings, you might consider fructose to be even more sinister than sugar when it comes to adding a little filling to your waistline.
All of this begs the following questions:
Can fruit be part of a fat-loss diet?
Does fructose present unique metabolic problems?
If dieting, are there certain fruits to avoid and certain fruits to embrace?Read More
Most people know exactly why they're carrying around too much fat: they eat garbage, and they don't move much. It's obvious. But there are others who do try to train hard and improve their diets, and yet they still struggle. Maybe they lose some fat, but it always seems to boomerang right back.
Sound familiar? Here are 10 less-obvious things that could be the problem.Read More
In Vietnam, women weren't supposed to be like that in public (especially since I am coming from a super traditional family). Little girls were taught to be sugar and spice and everything nice. “Be quiet and polite,” we were told “Acquiesce, and don’t take up too much space.” The media promoted, explained their value and importance and would relate to their relationships, especially with boyfriends, on how pretty they looked.Read More