The truth is, I've always loved animals. I was brought up in a household where our pets were part of the family. Our first dog Seamus (a gigantic Newfoundland) was my best friend, as was Spot our black and white cat. And there came a point when I realised that a love of animals just wasn't consistent with the cruelty of meat production
Maximising your health, burning fat and building muscle is no easy task. It becomes even more complicated to reach your health and fitness goals if you're misinformed and fed information that can actually hinder your progress. Here are three diet myths that could be holding you back from achieving the body you want.
If you're reading this, it's probably because you're a Pilates fanatic, you want to be good at Pilates or you're not sure if you are. With 12 years of experience as a Pilates instructor, here are nine signs that you are:
Team Clean hates refined sugar. HATES IT. While simultaneously showing a complete lack of understanding of what it is and how it works in the body. Because where white sugar is The Worst, unrefined sugar gets a free pass.
You will need to find time to train of course. But with my custom plans this is easily possible. Weight sessions can be 45min long and done just 3/4 times per week. If cardio factors this can be low intensity and non gym based, so more a lifestyle move than "training". A walk to work, hike with the kids or an evening cycle.
Teff is one of those super, super-grains it's up there with quinoa and sorghum, and has the added advantage that you can actually pronounce it correctly first time. No need to mumble to hide the fact that you're not 100% sure about if it's 'keen-wa' or 'kwi-noah', 'sore-jum' or 'sorg-hum'
Even if you're working to a specific custom food plan that in corporates vegan, muscle building food or a nutrition plan to help with fat loss, there will be a series of quick, healthy recipes that suits your lifestyle.
Electric bikes have a battery to boost your pedal power, which weighs a bit (7kg or more) and takes a few hours to charge. Bikes can be pedal-assist to kick in when you need a bit of extra help up those pesky hills but leaving you to pedal most of the time.
This wasn't just an instant decision; this was something that took years to build up to. All the while I was embarking on small sporting challenges I was gaining confidence in myself. This confidence I built from sport is what finally gave me the courage I needed to quit my job.
With my online coaching I have worked with 1000s of people. It still amazes me that when someone has grafted for 12 weeks and really made a difference to their body, others are so ready to doubt and hate on them. I see a lot of comments like "no way this is 12 weeks" or "different lighting" or "photo shopped". Constructive feedback that ain't.
Now that you are back to your normal schedule it's important to get back on track with eating and sleeping well and having regular exercise. If you get in the right habits now, they will stick with you and keep you in shape over winter. Here are some vital yet simple tips to help you get back on track.
My rules for nutritional importance are always the same, and they always follow a specific order. While this plan is flexible and may be suited to fit your needs, the rules are to be adhered to in the order that they appear.
I'll be honest in saying that I am a fitness fanatic at heart, and I feel my absolute best after the end of a good workout. However, in trying to be my healthiest self, I make sure to focus on all areas of my lifestyle. Everything we experience is interconnected
When you achieve your goal weight that seemed so far out of your reach, you believe your life will magically improve. You'll find a man who will love you; you will ooze confidence; and self-conscious thoughts will disappear along with the traces of fat.
Let me tell you this, it is possible and fantastically liberating to have fitness goals that are not doused in shame. How do I know this? Because I have found the Holy Grail, I have found my very own body positive gym
I first picked up a Hula Hoop last year and for the life of me just couldn't get it to stay up. Being a competitive so and so I was determined not to be beaten by the Hoop and after managing a few rotations in my second class was utterly hooked.