Is this one excuse holding you back?

Is this one excuse holding you back

This particular excuse that I want to talk about today is kind of like a little snake in the grass. It’s probably not even an excuse that you hear yourself say, it’s probably not even an excuse that you really see is an excuse, and in fact, you probably just think that this is normal. But what I’m here to tell you is that this is not only an excuse that I have fallen prey to but also a lot of my clients would as well and I kind of think that nearly everybody I know in some way falls prey to it and I’m going to give you one strategy today. One way for you to overcome it that might not necessarily be easy but it’s definitely simple. So this one excuse this little snake in the grass has lots of different ways that it manifests or shows itself but in my experience is one of the biggest excuses or biggest barriers that we have to body shape change and into achieving your body goals and your lifestyle goals. The one that I hear all the time is, “I am feeling stuck so, therefore, I’m not going to move…

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You are in control of your schedule, your body and how you feel

You are in control of your schedule, your body and how you feel

For today’s topic, we’re going to be talking about a response I see  that comes up time and time again. The response: “I don’t have the time”. I don’t have time First of all when people say to me “I don’t have time” my answer is always: “You do have time we all have the same amount of time. We all have 24 hours in our day but you’re just choosing different things with your time and that’s okay.” It’s not that what I’m trying to say here is that you’re a bad and wrong person because you’re making those choices. What I’m trying to say is that you do in fact have the time you’re just prioritizing to make different choices with what’s going on for you and in your life. What I generally ask people to do at this point when they get that sort of feedback from saying “I don’t have time” is to really just ask yourself: What is important to you in your life right now and is this your season for that change? So if you’re somebody who says, “Okay this is the time I really want to focus on changing my body shape, I…

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Lean after menopause? Is it even possible?

Lean after menopause

Want to know how to change your body shape and achieve a lean, strong and curvy body even in your 40s or 50s? Hormones are your superpower or your kryptonite Hormones can be either your superpower or your kryptonite when it comes to being lean in your 40s and your 50s and the thing that tends to happen with women is that in my experience of dealing with women and working in the health and wellness industry for the last 15 years is that women mostly have been on a diet for most of their life. In fact they’ve been on a diet for decades and decades and the impact that that has on our hormones, metabolism and thyroid can really make a massive impact on how well you’re going to maneuver through the menopause, not just your overall health but also your body shape as well. Often women don’t see the effects of what decades of the eating choices has inside their bodies. They have been under eating calories (and nutrients) or they have been binge eating and eating toxic foods. What that does is it put the body’s version of homeostasis in major disrupt. This puts a lot…

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How to build your inner promise

How to build your inner promise so that you will always do what you'll do

How cool would it be to say, “I am gonna go and workout today” and then you do it or how cool will it be to be able to say, “I’m gonna eat and follow my plan today and stick to my plan.” Related: Lacking motivation? You need to hear this.   So the first question I want to ask you based on this is can you remember a time when you just felt really good in your body? Can you remember a time when you were feeling more energized or you felt like you were really on it? When did you feel like you were in control? When did you feel like you were empowered? What did that look like for you? So for me when I think about the times when I’m really feeling really good, really focused, really confident, really like on a roll, really high energy, it’s generally when I have created a series of really healthy habits  that when I do those habits I am able to achieve the thing that I want. I’ll give you an example and one of the big things that I did in my life is to do with running….

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What to do if you are just not motivated

What to do if you are just not motivated?

What is motivation?  Are you naturally motivated? If you’re not naturally motivated what can you do about it and how can you get yourself going? Related: Lacking motivation? You need to hear this. So first of all I’ll share a little story of my own. Anybody who knows me or knew me say 15 or 20 years ago would be absolutely dumbfounded to find out that I’m a not only a personal trainer but that I have my own strength and fitness studio where we have over 60 members and over 300 attendances a month. And that I teach 18 classes a week. I mean from the outside I must look like somebody who’s highly motivated but really I’m still that same girl from 15 years ago and the only way that I have achieved what I have achieved is to learn how to get motivated. Let’s unpack this…   So based on certain personality tests that exist there are people who are internally motivated and people who are externally motivated.   (Note: I couldn’t remember the name of the most recent test I did on the video but it is called Enneagram and you can take the test for…

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You don’t have time for a nutrition or fitness programme huh?

You don't have time for a nutrition or fitness programme huh cover

I hear these things all the time: “I don’t have time”, “I’ve got four kids”, “I’ve got a full-time job”, or “How am I gonna make time?” “I work shifts.” So what I’m going to talk about today specifically is not really so much about the time but about the motivation. What I found time and again with regards to women is that we’re just the busiest people on the planet. We’ve got so many plates in the air, so many different things that we have going on, so many things that we have to look after. We’re responsible for kids and maybe we’re working 9:00 to 5:00 or whatever, we’re just the busiest people. In fact, I don’t think there’s anybody as busy as women. If you don’t make time to look after your body now, you’re going to have to spend more time later looking after being sick. There is something that happens when women focus on their health and their nutrition in terms of having an impact on all aspects of their life. But more importantly, looking at your nutrition now, looking at your body shape change, looking at losing that excess weight that you know it’s…

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The number 1 thing women get wrong with weight loss…and it is not what you think it is

The number 1 thing women get wrong with weight loss...and it is not what you think it is

Here’s the number one thing that women get wrong about weight loss…and it is not what you think it is! It is the promise that they make to themselves and breaking those promises. Have you told yourself every beginning of the week that you’re gonna start the diet on Monday, that you’re gonna start training and exercising, that you’re gonna drink more water, that you’re gonna go to bed early…that you’re just gonna gonna gonna. I can give you all the exercises and training and other advice I could give but it all boils down to the crook of the problem. The promise to yourself is the biggest barrier to your weight loss. Could you imagine that how you talk to yourself is how you would talk to your best friend? So if you said to your best friend, “Hey, let’s meet up and do a workout together.” But then you changed your mind and you tell her,” Actually let’s not do that, I wanna watch TV and binge-watch Game of Thrones.” What do you think of that person if they said that to you? Maybe they say it once. Maybe five times. It’s not that they’re choosing self-care over…

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Live Workout Yoga HIIT

Time to grab your yoga mat and join us for a follow along workout What the heck is Yoga HIIT? Well, you see Yoga is done more slowly. It activates slow-twitch muscle fibers, which give us longer holding power and  endurance-based strength. It helps practitioners gain balance, and holistic flexibility in muscles and joints. HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is done at a more fierce pace. It activates fast-twitch muscle fiber activation, which yoga alone doesn’t do. HIIT is what defines, tightens, lifts and sculpts your muscles. HIIT gets the heart rate up higher than yoga can, in specific ways to optimize cardio, or how you intake and process oxygen. HIIT also can raise your metabolism up to 15% and burn calories and fat for 48 straight hours! YOGA HIIT is the way that Tabata Training was meant to be done for Beginners – without weights – using fast and fierce body weight movements focusing on shoulder, core and leg strength and muscle toning to whittle that middle! Join us for our FREE Follow Along LIVE Workout below. It’s perfect for beginners, only 30 minutes and all you need is a Yoga mat. Join myself and Bronagh Taylor for…

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Lacking motivation? You need to hear this.

I am here to help you regain your inner motivation! We’re talking about motivation on Motivation Monday kind of like the irony but normally I don’t talk about motivation I actually talk more about body shape change tips etc. but today I’m really excited because it’s September. I don’t know about you and where you are but September is historically one of the least attended months in my studio. I had been running classes kettlebell classes specifically now for the last four years and September of all of the months of the year is the least attended. People just don’t show up in September!  I don’t want you to not show up for yourself so I’m going give you some tips today if you are lacking motivation. We’re talking about: What is motivation? How to get motivated if you’re not feeling it? Where I want to start is sometimes the one thing that you need to do is not actually working on the the goal that you’re going for. So yes you want to maybe change your body shape, want to lose some weight, want to feel stronger but in order to even get down that goal path, you need…

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What is a PROOTHIE? Best weight loss tip ever!

Today we’re talking about a healthy drink that’s not only going to give you a boost in the morning but will also help you lose weight. You’re probably asking yourself: What is a freaking proothie?! Well, a proothie is a protein smoothie. See what I did there? 😉 This is the fundamental principle that I teach each and every one of my clients who want to start to lose fat and boost your metabolism. You need to break your fast in the morning with 30g of protein. I learned this simple tip from Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Body Book. He scientifically proved that 30g of protein will not only shift and increase your metabolism by 30% when you do this on a regular basis (it’s vital for fat loss to increase your metabolism), but will also keep you satiated so you’re not hungry sooner. Here are more benefits of consuming 30g of protein:  it will stop the crazy mood swings it will stop you from turning to coffee for energy it balances out sugar cravings and keeps your insulin levels nice and steady it will actually get you to the point where you’re bouncing out of bed in the morning…

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