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Are You Changing For The Better?

12.05.2020
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How is this going for you?

It’s starting to feel like there could be an end in sight to all this – perhaps we will be starting to venture out more often over the next few weeks.

If we’re being honest, we have ALL changed our usual eating and exercising habits over the last couple of months. Some things have changed for the better, and some for the worst.

Many of our previously decent diets and exercise habits have slipped. I know I have drowned some of mine in gin.

Many of us are a little apprehensive about the […]

Is It Wine O’Clock Yet?

6.05.2020
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it  on  Facebook  or  Instagram.

Is anyone else drinking a lot more these days? It feels like an effective way to separate the day from the evening doesn’t it?

Although I must admit, I seem to be separating my day from my evening earlier and earlier….

With this in mind, I thought we should take a look at how alcohol affects how you perform and recover – and how it affects your weight loss.

Of course, it’s not rocket science to know that drinking too much […]

Stressed?

24.04.2020
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it  on  Facebook  or  Instagram.

It is important to account for this stress we are under at the minute.

The stress we are under at the minute is different to the stress we are used to, but it is still stress. We are used to being stressed from rushing around too much, but stress can come from a wide variety of different areas. Including ‘strangeness’ and uncertainty.

A lot of people I’ve spoken to lately have commented that it seems harder than ever to make changes […]

It Doesn’t Have To Be All Or Nothing

17.04.2020
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it  on  Facebook  or  Instagram.

Think back a few months, and remember some times that you said to yourself how easy it would be to make changes to your lifestyle if you had no other commitments and were able to focus just on yourself?

Funny how we find ourselves in pretty much that time right now.

And, actually, it seems harder than ever to make changes!

Have you found yourself lately saying that you’ll ‘get back to’ making changes after all this is over?

Which will […]

It’s Ok To Slow Down. How To Structure Your Day

2.04.2020
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So, we are stuck at home for a while. And if you’re anything like me it would be all too easy to spend all morning drinking coffee, maybe going for a walk, then spending the rest of the day picking through junk food and watching rubbish on TV, perhaps marking the change from day to evening with a g&t. Or two.

Honestly, obviously aside from what’s going on outside, I’m actually quite enjoying spending more time at home with less time pressure and more opportunities to do new things. But goodness me, it would be […]

How Should I Reduce My Food Intake For Reduced Activity?

27.03.2020
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Thank you for sending me your questions for how I can help you during this time. I have plenty of ideas now for what I can write for you – but, if you do have any questions you’d like me to answer for you, please do send them over and I will gladly add them to the list!

The first question I’m going to go through is:

How Should I Food Adjust My Intake For My Newly Reduced Activity Levels?

It’s fairly obvious that less activity means you need less food.

This said, I’m not […]

Would You Do Me A Favour?

25.03.2020
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We managed the Online Personal Training Demonstration video call on Saturday without a hitch – thank you to those of you who listened live, I really appreciate your support.

I did record the call, so if you missed the live call but would still like to see what Online Personal Training looks like, please let me know and I will gladly send you the recording.

Please could I ask a favour of you?

I really want to keep providing useful information to you via this mailing list.

Would you reply to this message and tell me […]

Finding Purpose In This Strange Time

19.03.2020
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Goodness me, what a time to be alive!

I think it’s important to find a bit of a counter to the, understandable, stress and anxiety we are all feeling.

Having a purpose in life – i.e. having a good reason to get up in the morning – is associated with all sorts of positive health outcomes. But since our normal lives have been restricted, it’s quite possible that your ability to fulfil your purpose has been restricted too. This can leave us feeling lost as well as stressed and anxious about the future.

Let’s face it […]

Too Nervous To Work With A Coach?

10.03.2020
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It can be really hard to take the first step in changing your lifestyle.

Actually, I think it is one of the hardest parts of the whole journey. Regardless of how uncomfortable you are with where you are right now, making a change to your lifestyle involves taking a step outside of your comfort zone.

When you’re thinking about getting help from a personal trainer, so many thoughts run through your mind.

Am I too unfit? I should do some exercise before I start.

Am I too fat? Maybe I should lose weight before I get in touch.

Is […]

My Advice On Relaxing The Rules

3.03.2020
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In the email I sent at the beginning of February, I promised a follow up to my message about what to do if you’re eating very little but not losing weight.

And then, well, I forgot. Until I was politely reminded!

So, a little later than intended, here are some thoughts on relaxing the rules.

I’ve also removed myself from my comfort zone and recorded this as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

We discussed overall calorie balance in my last message, and how eating at a deficit during the week […]

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