Fitness Is A Lifestyle

I have been thinking a lot the past few weeks about the fitness industry. The fitness lifestyle can be perceived as egocentric- causing people to become obsessed with their body and what they look like, when in reality there is a lot more to the fitness industry and lifestyle.  I have found that the fitness…

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Don’t Let Your Mind Bully Your Body

Body image is something that I used to struggle with. I used to feel uncomfortable with how I looked. I would do HIIT workouts day in and day out and eat good foods.  The hashtags #fitchick #fitgirls would be what I would look up to and inspire to be with but now my outlook has…

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How Do I Get Toned?

Something I hear many women say is “I want to get toned.” There is no such thing as toning a muscle. This is actually one of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to fitness.  Let’s ask ourselves, how do people look toned if you can’t tone a muscle? The truth behind this is that you…

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Be The Best Version Of You

People are under the assumption that there are certain foods that will help us to lose weight. Let’s clear this up. There are no exact foods that will help you to lose weight or even gain. Simply put if you are in a calorie deficit you will lose weight.  If you want to lose weight,…

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I Am Not Dieting, I Am Practicing Self-Control

Sometimes you have to let go off the control.  In terms on control, it could be: Food Weight Training Sleep Work These things dictated my life. I missed out on experiences and lost perspective of life.  Exercise and maintaining a good diet are a good way to take control but only to an extent.  They…

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It’s Not A Race, It’s A Journey

Calorie cycling more commonly known as calorie shifting is an eating pattern that allows us to go from low calorie and high calorie periods.  Calorie shifting enables you to eat all the foods that you want to, it is just the number of calories that you eat on certain days differ.  Calorie cycling can help…

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Is A Deload Week Really The Worst Week?

How often should you have a deload week? For those of you that are not aware, a deload is when you schedule in a reduction in your training volume. The main reason for this is to help improve your workouts when you begin your next cycle.  You drop the weight that you lift or you…

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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Self-care is important to help us have a clearer headspace. Life can be very stressful and daunting at times, so self-care plays a big role when it comes to your Mental Health. In order to help, I have put together a few of my favourite tips on protecting yourself. 1. Ensure that you plan your…

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How Many Rest Days Should You Have?

The number of rest days that you should have, is different to each person. There isn’t a right or wrong answer. Rest days are a staple part when it comes to exercise. The reason for this is, when we exercise, our muscle fibres tear and during our rest days, our body repairs which helps our…

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Hungover Are We?

Firstly, happy new year. Secondly, after drinking last night, a fair few of us may be feeling worse for wear. For me, I find that the next day after drinking alcohol, I feel down in the dumps, so here are my tips to get you through the hangover. Avoid coffee. Coffee will make you feel…

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