Short lived victory

Have you ever said this to yourself or heard this from a friend before? * ‘Well, I’ve stuck to my diet for a couple of weeks and I’m losing weight! I’m getting results, I’m feeling great this is easy!’ * ‘This is going well, I’ll have a break from it this week because I’m doing so well’Continue reading “Short lived victory”

The Genesis of my Fitness

For me fitness has always been about being a good example to others. Helping others become fitter and healthier stemmed from when I witnessed my father go through his heart surgery as a result of his poor health. A negative lifestyle [stress from work, booze, poor diet, lack of exercise] led to his heart diseaseContinue reading “The Genesis of my Fitness”

Best of both worlds

Have you thought to yourself I’ll lose weight first then ill start at the gym and exercise?! This is a very typical approach people have to their fitness journey. Maybe the thought process is that it’s simply too much to concentrate on, doing both exercise and diet together. Know that doing both together will makeContinue reading “Best of both worlds”

Get up and go

Are you struggling to get yourself to the gym? Do you find it hard to get that to get up and go? First of all, if you don’t feel up for it you’re probably doing some form of exercise that doesn’t appeal to you. Choose a form of exercise you enjoy, be it swimming, weight training, an exercise class.Continue reading “Get up and go”

Are you really going to the gym 5 times a week? Really?

Are you over estimating your calorie expenditure (thinking you are more active than you actually are) and because of that you think your calorie intake should be higher than it needs to be. You told your calorie tracker that you go to the gym 5 times a week when you started. You walked to work andContinue reading “Are you really going to the gym 5 times a week? Really?”

Gym intimidation

When you first start lifting weights you may feel a bit conspicuous. You might think that people in the gym are watching you and passing judgment. Know that a high percentage of people don’t care because they are too busy feeling self aware themselves. Another thought to keep in your head is, that a highContinue reading “Gym intimidation”

Better gym sessions await you

There are so many things you can do to improve your gym sessions before you’ve even picked up a weight! Subtle little things like having the correct shoes, caffeine pre workout,  a good music soundtrack will help you achieve a better session before you’ve even done any exercise. Preparation for a gym session can make the differenceContinue reading “Better gym sessions await you”