If I had a dollar for every time a client has told me they’ve gone on a 1200 calorie diet and failed, I could retire! So many women believe that it’s a failure on their part. They think that they’re lazy, unmotivated or too greedy to stick to a low calorie diet. But...
When I was pregnant I naively envisioned long luxurious coffee playdates, plenty of sleeping and good long workout sessions every day. I don’t know why I even thought that was going to be possible, but wow wasn’t reality different!
There are so many factors that can make or break your health goals. But in my experience, there is one main factor that will hold you back from smashing your goals.
Let’s be honest – you probably don’t want to be fit and healthy just for you (although more power to you if you do!) You want to be a great example to your kids, so they can grow up fit and healthy.
One of the most common questions I hear as a personal trainer is whether nutrition or exercise is more important. People often expect that I will champion exercise as the hero, given that it’s my job! But my answer might surprise you.
Some days (ok, many days), being a mum is exhausting. You have so much to do and only so much time to do it. So it’s not surprising that a lot of mums reach for coffee throughout the day. How can you kickstart your energy without relying on caffeine though?
With Easter creeping up, there seems to be chocolate lurking around every corner. If chocolate is the one treat you can’t resist, this can lead to a pile of trouble (and empty chocolate wrappers).
How long does it realistically take to transform your body? As a personal trainer, I’ve seen many transformations. So I thought it was time to address the time it takes to make a significant transformation.
You’ve been sticking to your exercise and nutrition plan. But you jump on the scales and you’ve gained 1, 2 or even 3kg. But your last weigh-in was only a few days ago! What on earth happened?
By this time of year, many people have given up on their resolutions. Some will just repeat the same process next year, but you want to make a real difference to your health this year. So how can you set goals that are actually achievable? Here are some tips for realistic goal-setting.
Giving up on your new year’s resolutions? You’re not alone. January is a great time to make new goals but the focus can be about so much more then the number on the scales.
I remember being mortified that someone thought I was pregnant! Why was I having so much trouble losing weight around my belly? It turns out there are a range of reasons….
I love this photo. It means so many things to me. A culmination of three years training since discovering the barbell. Testing myself in ways I never had before. It makes me think of how strong weightlifting has made me – and not the way you’d expect…. Guest blogger Jennifer Zeven shares her story.
As mums, there is no doubt that you have been told that it is important to work your pelvic floor. But do you actually do it? Maybe you have in the past but no longer do for whatever reason? Maybe you think you are too far gone and well, bladder leakage is life now...
Mum life is hectic. Not only are you trying to juggle all your balls, you are also trying to juggle all of your little persons balls (and sometimes not so little persons 🙄). You know you need to exercise, you start your day with the best of intentions, but often you...
Usually at this time of year your social network apps become flooded with delicious looking chocolates, followed by guilt inducing posts of how many calories you need to burn to work off that egg. As mums, we have enough pressure and guilt placed upon us....
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