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Do As Much As Necessary, Not As Possible

Do As Much As Necessary, Not As Possible Do as much as necessary, not as much as possible! One of the topics that have come up so much these days - and I thought that I need to address this via video - is about over-exercising. Or under-exercising. Or how much exercise should I be doing? I heard this quote once and I'm totally on board with this, “Do as much as necessary, not as much as possible. More is not better, it is just more”. Doubling your effort does not double your result when it comes to exercise. When it comes to over-exercising (or under-exercising) it’s really about your intention. Why do you need to exercise? Most of us feel that we need to exercise as a punishment for what we eat. And most of the time we just wing it, not having a clear goal in mind. So what I suggest is to find your own Goldilocks Solution and just the right amount of training for your goals, your body, your stage of life and your fitness level. Also, remind yourself that the whole point of the exercise is to be fun, fast, and effective. You don’t want...
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Why Strength Training Is Life Saving over 40

Why Strength Training Is Life Saving over 40 One of the most common questions I get is about injury or pain or an existing condition that we believe is stopping you from exercise. I hear it all the time, "I can't train but I have a bad knee, shoulder, wrist or I have back issues or in pain." And I get it. But I also hear, I'm not fit enough for working out or strong enough for strength training too. So what is the answer? Firstly, it is simple.  If your doctor or physio has passed you to exercise, then the rest is just about finding your own way to do it from modifications, your starting point, how much exercise to do, using what tool and of course prehab, mobility and rehab work. Strength training in relation to injury It can be just an excuse and the one thing that stopping you to get what you want. To get fitter and stronger, you have to train. Why older adult (over 40+) whose strength train at least 2 times a week had 46% lower odds of death for any reason, 5% lower odds of cardiac death, and 19% lower odds of...
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What stops women being unstoppable

What stops a women from being unstoppable? How much does our mindset, our belief and our why affect our success? How to actually be OK to set a goal and want something more for yourself Setting Boundaries and "saying NO to the good to say YES to the great" What happens when you fall off or hit a set back? Reality doesn't care if you are trying to follow a new program, results do not exist in a vaccuum and perfect settings. You need to have tools and resources and learn 'bouncebackability'. Can you see how important your MINDSET and beliefs are in any body shape and lifestyle change program, heck in ANY goal you want to achieve. Could it simply be your BELIEF that is stopping you from achieving your Body Shape Change and Lifestyle goals? Watch the full video below to get all the juicy info! If you enjoyed this video, why not SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL You can catch me live every Monday 1.30 PM GMT to give you all the Monday Motivation you need! Like my Facebook page so you don’t miss out on it! Don't hesitate to DM me on Instagram, on my Facebook...
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Do you BELIEVE you can do it?

Do you believe you can do it? How much does your belief and your mindset matter in relation to transformation and building strength? How much does our mindset, our belief and our why affect our success? Do you want to develop the belief, strength and body of a Superhero?  Each week we will be going LIVE talking about the power of MINDSET when it comes to achieving your goals. And how my love of all things SUPERHERO have gotten me there! In a landscape obsessed with how we look, I’m obsessed with being STRONG. When you focus on strength, everything else takes care of itself.   When I found kettlebell training, finally my inner strength was reflected on the outside.   There is something epically bad a$$ about swinging a kettlebell or pressing it overhead.  You feel like Wonderwoman saving children stuck in a collapsed building.  Seriously.  When I train with kettlebells I always feel like I am Diana on the island of Themyscira practicing for the day that Ares returns.    So kettlebell training is not just a tool for me but a mindset. Imagine not having to be motivated to workout, imagine feeling amped and excited for your...
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Why Kettlebells are the Perfect at Home Workout

I started my kettlebell journey in my living room.   Actually scratch that, it actually started in a bar...  I mean, don't most things in Ireland?   I share this exact story on my podcast as I interview my now good friend Rosa who inspired me to join her online programmes and do her kettlebell videos on YouTube. And that is where my journey started.  After buying my plastic coated, sand filled kettlebells from Davina McCall from Argos, I swung my kettlebells in my living room and even though I knew I didn't do it as well as I could or as long as I should I was getting results really quickly such as leaner arms and a leaner midsection.   Listen to that podcast episode here: Episode 14: “How home based kettlebell training changed our lives”- from two star crossed kettlebell instructors with Rosa Coelho The kettlebell is an extremely versatile piece of training equipment to have at home. Kettlebells offer unique training benefits over dumbbells—the uneven weight distribution will challenge you to control the weight as you swing, press, or pull. What is a Kettlebell? Kettlebells are cast-iron ball-shaped weights with handles that come in a variety of weights....
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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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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 Drink More Water (and why it is good for you)

Did you see the size of my jug?? OK crude opening to a blog but hopefully I got your attention!! How much should I drink a day? A healthy adult needs around 35 ml of water each day per kilogram of body weight. At least according to the general guidelines from scientific organisations. A person weighing 50 kilograms requires 1.7 litres, 60 kilograms 2.1 litres, 70 kilograms 2.4 litres and 80 kilograms 2.8 litres. The rule of thumb: the more you weigh, the more water you need. Think there’s no such thing as consuming too much water? Drinking too much water is just a bad as not drinking enough. The recommended daily amount reflects the quantity your kidneys and heart can handle. How much water you should drink a day also depends on age as well as on diet, activity level and the climate. A rambunctious child who romps around outside all afternoon without stopping needs to drink more than a bookworm who passes the time sitting on the bed with his or her head in a magical world. That said, the recommendations for a healthy child are around 1.1 litres per day – no matter how thirsty he or…

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Why no Dairy?

I don’t often go all negative or black and white. I don’t consider myself someone who says things just to shock or be evangelical on my own beliefs. However, when it comes to dairy, I consider it my duty to let you know about some pretty shocking schemes that have led you to believe that milk is not only necessary for good health, but also helps you lose weight.   Before I go all ‘conspiracy theory’, let me first tell you why, despite some suspicious research and misleading ads, cow’s milk really doesn’t do a body good. Dairy is breast milk for calves. It is the perfect food, for baby cows.  Just like human breast milk is perfect for human babies.   If that sounds shocking to you, it’s because very few people are willing to tell the truth about dairy. In fact, criticizing milk in a country with a large and powerful agricultural industry is like taking on talking about aliens, the spherical nature of the world or overcoming Parliament like Guy Fawkes. But that’s just what I’m about to do. Based on the research and my experience working with my clients, I typically advise most of my goddesses...
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Gluten free: health fad or life saving diet?

Wheat, the staff of life, has been used by nearly every major civilization since the dawn of time, or at least the last 9000 years. This isn’t necessarily a good indicator that something is good for you.   Have you ever been told to avoid eating gluten or wheat products? An estimated 1 in 100 people in the UK and in Europe has celiac disease. However, only about 24% of people with the condition are clinically diagnosed It is estimated that 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, it is not a food allergy or an intolerance. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Some people with coeliac disease are also sensitive to oats. Damage to the gut lining occurs on eating gluten. The average length of time taken for someone to be diagnosed with the disease from the onset of symptoms is a staggering 13 years. There is no cure for the condition; the only treatment is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet. If a gluten-free diet is not followed, the disease can ultimately lead to…

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