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…
Poor body image can have a greater impact on your quality of life than you may realise. I mean, as women we are so bombarded with perfect images of beauty everywhere- the TV, magazines and even more so on social media. It is so difficult to not get drawn into the comparison battle when you look at these perfect images of women featured on every feed and every where you look. A few negative thoughts here and there can soon escalate, resulting in social withdrawal, anxiety and depression. Honestly, it can be such an easy downward spiral. What we could use to inspire and motivate us, often leaves us feeling hopeless and well just feeling shit about ourselves. This is further compounded by comments and compliments from others only focusing on how you look on social media. Have you noticed that? You post up a pic or a message and everyone is like "looking great". Sometimes I have posted up an image to draw attention to an issue or to be empowering but all everyone focuses on is my 'sex appeal'. I have a brain you know.... I digress.... 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. According to...Read More
First of all, what is the ketogenic diet, what does it do and why is it popular? So the ketogenic diet, in essence, is a low carb diet where you’re eating less than 50g of carbs per day and you’re getting your main fuel from foods rich in protein and fats and those are the macronutrients that you concentrate on. So the reason why this works because you’re putting your body in a state of ketosis which is teaching your body to fuel itself from fat, more specifically the glycogen that’s already stored inside of your own fat cells rather than using carbohydrates you consume. I have followed a low carb diet myself but I've always done it in a carb cycling format so I’ve never been on 100% keto because of the reasons I will tell you and also because I know my body in terms of what I’m trying to achieve. That said, there are positive about the Keto Diet, I like how Keto motivates people into eating less processed food but when you take out a whole macronutrient for long term, in my experience of my female clients I see side effects like major headaches, migraines,...Read More
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….