You CAN do amazing things

9th November 2019

  I’ve been thinking hard about what stops us from achieving what we want to achieve   There are tonnes of things that can get in our way   Time Money Access Energy Confidence Kids Parents Social events Motivation Drive Attitude   The amazing thing about us humans is that we can achieve INCREDIBLE things […]

Blogs about good ideas

It’s too easy

7th November 2019

It’s far too easy to compare to other people!!!   If you want better mental health   If you want better control over your emotions   If you want better physical health and well-being   If you want to be able to manage your weight-loss without the YO-YO   A good place to start (without spending […]

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It’s ok to still be figuring it all out

22nd October 2019

I’ve been working hard on my health and well-being for around 8 years now   Learning, discovering, getting it wrong, getting it right and everything in-between   And in that time, the best lesson that I have learnt is that IT’S OK TO STILL BE FIGURING IT OUT   I am still figuring it out […]

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You don’t have to ram it down their throats

13th October 2019

When you see someone spiralling in front of your eyes…(eating too much, drinking too much, becoming more sedentary and behaving in a way that doesn’t lead to good health)   ….it can be really hard to know what to do   Addressing it head on can be risky because you do not know how they […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]