After being asked to do a nutrition chat (no longer 30 minutes) for a charity event, I was super excited! Problem right there, when I get excited I just babble.
Way too much information thrown in their faces and as I looked around at the confused expressions, I realized I had, once again, word vomited over the lot of them.
So, I have decided to break it down into a blog. Now, when I wrote this it was targeted at people that compete and more specifically, those that do endurance runs. However, it can be applied to anyone who is looking to reign in their nutrition without wanting to spend money on a nutrition coach or spend hours on end reading conflicting information.
"The comfort zone is a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk. A person's personality can be described by his or her comfort zones.
Highly successful persons may routinely step outside their comfort zones, to accomplish what they wish. A comfort zone is a type of mental conditioning that causes a person to create and operate mental boundaries. Such boundaries create an unfounded sense of security.
Like inertia, a person who has established a comfort zone in a particular axis of his or her life, will tend to stay within that zone without stepping outside of it. To step outside their comfort zone, a person must experiment with new and different behaviours, and then experience the new and different responses that occur within their environment."
Do something out of your comfort zone this week, push yourself and embrace how good it feels when you accomplish it. You may not be great at that first go but it feels good to do something out of your boundaries and bubble.
#live&lovelife #pushyourboundries #smallthingsmakeadifference ❤️ ✌️
Weight training has been become more and more popular over the last few years. Men’s magazines often have a buff model on the front cover and now the women’s magazines are catching on too.
There is media coverage on the benefits of weight training, hypertrophy programme ideas for men and women, and more and more inspirational training pictures are based around the “toned” and lean look.
A lot more people are being seen in the weights areas in the gym, looking to improve their appearance and sports performance by implementing weight training into their gym routine.
How do I reap the benefits of weight training?
I hear a lot of comments about appearances; some about my own, some about others, some about themselves.
It’s a funny thing because I believe our bodies are just our shells. They are the instruments we are given for our souls to live in. Some of us use them to dress them up, keep them up all night dancing and getting wasted. Others choose to use them to get simply from A to B every day and then back to A.
And then there are those of us that use these shells to do a sport or adult PE. Our bodies become a by-product of what we do, adapting to become what it needs to do to get that job done, with whichever environment you have chosen.
I hear from a lot of people how they feel that sleep is a luxury rather than a necessity. You might find that you prefer to stay up late, not getting to bed until 10pm-12pm and wake up with the kids/for work at 5-6am, whilst catching up on sleep debt at the weekends. You feel that its crazy talk that you need 8 hours of sleep a night, you feel fine!
However, there are detrimental effects to your health by not getting enough sleep.
A couple of my clients advised me to give this documentary a watch, a vlogger, Grace Victory, delving into the world of "clean eating".
She uses social media, speaking to those with a high following, and looking at their beliefs, how they lost weight and what their mantra is for living a "clean" lifestyle.
After spending thirty minutes shouting at my TV set, I thought it would be a good idea to let out my views of what is right and what is wrong with this confusing programme.
The sun comes out, you get your shorts on, vest is squeezed into, and yet all you can see are the wobbly bits, hang overs, moobs (man boobs) and stretch marks/cellulite. So you decide to diet. Strip your cupboards of the sweets, bread, anything that has the word "fat" in it, leaving you with a piece of celery and a glass of water.
You've got this NAILED.
There are a lot of reasons and excuses to not continue to eat healthily. Hell, I say them to myself every day. It would be so much easier to buy my food out and not have to constantly plan my days ahead. I have to go into robot mode when I cook my food. I wake up nice and early, brew a coffee whilst I throw my food in the oven.
If you are a fitness junkie or new to working out, you are probably aware of protein shakes and the odd vitamins that are provided. You can now go into any superstore and down the lifestyle isle you will find sports vitamins, mens health products and different types of protein shake brands. It can be really confusing what to take. It can also be a bit tricky as to WHEN to take them.
We all have to start somewhere. Maybe you came from an aerobics background or attending the odd class here and there. You have decided you want to set yourself a new challenge by taking up weightlifting/Olympic lifting, beginning a new free weights programme or joining your local Crossfit box.
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