Although social media can get a bit of a bad rep for being detrimental to your mental health. There are of course a fair amount of positives. A lot of the people I follow on Instagram motivate me in a healthy way to be a better version of myself. Mostly because of their authenticity and … Continue reading My #fitspiration
We hear a lot about the main macronutrients when dieting. Most diets will focus on these: "low-carb", "low-fat" and "high-protein". These are unquestionably important as it's where we get our energy sources from and build muscle and/or lose fat. But I don't think enough is said about Fibre and its importance. Fibre is an integral … Continue reading Fibre: The unsung hero
If you are planning to get fit, lose weight, run a marathon - whatever it may be - to make sure you succeed, you need a plan. FAIL TO PREPARE, PREPARE TO FAIL Whatever your fitness goal is, by being specific to your goal and the reason why you have a much better chance of … Continue reading How to make a plan and stick to it.
I don't do diets. In my past, whenever I have tried to diet, I usually cave by Tuesday (having started on a Monday). The reason? I cut out food groups. Usually carbs. It was too restrictive and too daunting. Counting macros is not a diet. It is understanding portion sizes and what your body needs … Continue reading Why you should be counting macros.
I started my PT course yesterday and whilst there is a lot to take in. There are a few things that have been made abundantly clear on the first day. First of all, the course itself is in-depth, exciting and a small class of just 10 people, so intense but you have enough attention. I … Continue reading 3 skills you need to be a Personal Trainer
Almost 3 years ago, my friends and I had booked to go to Barcelona for my friend's hen do. A week before we left, I panicked about being in a bikini and thought it would be a great idea to spend £99 on a 3 day juice cleanse to do before we left. Quick tricks … Continue reading Why you should NOT do a juice cleanse.
Next week, I start my Personal Training course with Premier. I'm going to document my journey on here and through my fitness Instagram (follow me here) to show you what it's really like to learn to be a Personal Trainer. I signed up for the course in October 2017 but realistically began thinking of doing … Continue reading So, you want to be a PT?
I don't have anything against resolutions or goals at the start of the year. It always gives you a little bit of a push (IMO) to start something fresh on a Monday, so it should give you a massive push to start something on the first day of a new year. Personally, I always like … Continue reading New Year, New Me?
For years, carbs have been the macronutrient that has got the bad rap. With phrases such as "No carbs before Marbs" and the rise of the Atkins diet, if people want to lose weight, carbs are usually the first thing people will cut from their diet. But this simply is not healthy! Yes, you can … Continue reading How much fat are you really eating?