Steps to Successful Habit Change

Are you trying to change a habit or implement a new behaviour this year? Firstly, what is a habit? A habit is a repeated action. Something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing you are doing it.  Most of us have tried to change a behaviour or start a new routine without successfullyContinue reading “Steps to Successful Habit Change”

7 Fundamentals to Always Come Back To

My 7-health go-to tips for when you need to regain some structure.   Schedule your exercise Originally, I had written this as strength training and yes, I can tell you all the benefits but most importantly find something you enjoy. Something you can stick to every single week that gets your heart rate up. LookContinue reading “7 Fundamentals to Always Come Back To”

Cauliflower & Kale Bake

Quick, easy and filling lunch. Using vegetables which are in season. Ingredients 1 large cauliflower 1/2 bag of kale 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 100g cashew nuts soaked for 2 hours 4 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tsp dijon mustard 100ml kefir 200ml oat milk optional: caynne pepper Instructions [1] Begin byContinue reading “Cauliflower & Kale Bake”

Negative Energy Balance – for Fat Loss

What is energy balance? “Energy balance” is the correlation between “energy in” (food calories taken into the body through food and drink) and “energy out” (calories being used in the body for our daily energy requirements).  We convert potential energy stored within our food (measured in kcals) into three areas: work, heat and storage.  EvenContinue reading “Negative Energy Balance – for Fat Loss”

The Importance Of The Squat

There are various functional movements you can incorporate into your training with a squatting pattern being a fundamental human movement patter that involves nearly every muscle in the body. Squatting improves your fitness, performance, and mobility for daily-life tasks.  Think about the movement next time you pick something off the floor, go to the bathroom,Continue reading “The Importance Of The Squat”

Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy

As I embark maternity leave with my two-week year-old daughter I have had a chance to reflect on how my body is changing and the journey it’s been on. I hesitated to overshare during pregnancy mainly due to wanting my baby safe and in my mind keeping it private was the right thing for us.Continue reading “Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy”

Psycle, Why It’s My Sanity & Why I’ll Talk About It To Anyone Who Will Listen

I can’t remember the exact reason I started going to Psycle.  Most likely, a colleague’s suggestion, looking for a class nearby to work and with an introductory offer we had nothing to lose. Arriving, not knowing what the class was going to be like but with the mindset of “I’ve done many spin classes thisContinue reading “Psycle, Why It’s My Sanity & Why I’ll Talk About It To Anyone Who Will Listen”

Why ‘Diets’ Don’t Work?

Why ‘Diets’ don’t work? I confess I come from a history of dieting, I’ve tried pretty much every single diet you can think of; Atkins, Cabbage Soup Diet, Scarsdale, Weight Watchers, High Protein, Low Calorie…the list goes on and there is a reason why none of them work. I remember as a kid doing aContinue reading “Why ‘Diets’ Don’t Work?”

You Can’t Out-Train A Bad Diet

I read this sentence regularly in Women’s Health magazine. Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand regardless of your goal, trying to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, improve endurance etc. My view on it is that it’s very personal. We are all built differently and our bodies respond differently to exercise and food intake.Continue reading “You Can’t Out-Train A Bad Diet”