Gardening and nature

#STARTober

7th October 2019

#STARTober   Instead of giving something up this month (or in the new year)   Why don’t you START something positive?   Re-framing the activity   …AND changing the language that you use….   Makes a real difference in your feelings about the choices that you are making!   Instead of giving up chocolate, or […]

Thoughts

You are only powerless if you BELIEVE that you are powerless

3rd October 2019

We were watching Robin Hood the other day (the new-ish one with Taron Egerton)   It’s pretty good if you fancy something to sink your teeth into (a twist on a classic tale!)   Anyhow there were a few good lines in the movie, but one really stuck out to me   Robin’s sidekick (although […]

junk food

Why can’t I quit my ‘bad’ habits?

19th September 2019

Why do we procrastinate on making a positive change? Why can’t we give up the bad habits? Why do we still behave ‘badly’ despite KNOWING what we need to do, to get what we want to see (better energy, more confidence, better health, weight loss…?) There is a tonne of stuff going on around us in […]

Calender

I’ll start again on Monday

9th September 2019

Working in health and fitness, I think the most common phase I hear is…   ‘I’ll start again on Monday’   OR   ‘I’ll get back ‘on it’ on Monday’   (caveat…if it’s a bank holiday….I’ll start again on Tuesday..!)   I can’t tell you how much it pains me to hear this over and over […]

scales, compare

I never TRY to be ‘good’

27th August 2019

It’s inevitable really….   Our lives are interwoven with so many others….   On top of that we have the mixture of work, kids, commitments, meetings and social engagements to juggle around   When are you ‘trying to be good’ it can be one thing after another that just ‘gets in the way’   Holiday’s, weddings, […]

cheese

How to alleviate boredom snacking (the snack attack)

20th August 2019

A super common admission from my members is that they get the SNACK ATTACK when they are bored at home   So I thought I would share with you my ideas for how to get past this which should help you to create better habits   We had a good discussion about this in the […]

Chocolate

The chocolate monster

19th August 2019

Being a Personal Trainer can come with its contradictions (or so our friends and family think) From the outside….because we talk about health, fitness and nutrition (A LOT) it can appear like Personal Trainers lead morally superior lives and spend time judging other peoples food and lifestyle choices   This is simply not true   I […]

It’s not SEXY

11th August 2019

My personal trainer PET PEEVES #1…. FAST FADS + FIXES I want to start by saying I am 100% committed to helping you get results I want you to get them as fast as possible BUT so often I see risky, questionable and dangerous practises and strategies that simply will leave you feeling MORE confused, […]

junk food

Don’t punish yourself….

13th August 2019

Don’t punish yourself for things already done….I hear a lot of this going on in the gym I need to work off that bingeI must work off that hangover These are things that can’t really be undone (I’m not saying that you can’t make positive healthy choices off the back of a period of time […]

pull ups

Where do you draw your inner strength from?

7th August 2019

When the going gets tough….   …..do you give up?   Whether its weight loss, fitness, better health, more confidence, more energy that you want…..   If you aren’t prepared to see it through to the end   You aren’t going to get what you want   Quitting is the EASIER path for sure….   […]