Over 20,000 new food and drink items hit our stores each year and, with so much conflicting information about health and nutrition roaming around, it can be difficult to know what exactly we should be eating. If you follow a primarily plant based diet, you are definitely on the right track. But even on a plant based/vegan diet more and more ‘unhealthy’ foods are being introduced in our supermarkets that could easily cause weight gain if consumed regularly.
Here are six foods I’ve picked that may be marketed as a healthier option, but in reality on further investigation, they are doing you no good if your goal is weight or fat loss. Continue reading
Hello lovely people, so it’s humpday Wednesday and some of you are probably trying to find the motivation to get through the rest of the week – trying not to slip of the exercise bandwagon you jumped on at the start of the week full of enthusiasm. I’m here to help you stay on the bandwagon. I’ve put together a simple quick workout that can be done anywhere, at home or the gym, in as quick as 35 minutes. As my last 5kg arm workout proved to be very popular, I thought I would do a similar style workout that targets the whole body. Trust me you’ll feel good after this one. 🙂 So grab a pair of dumbbells, get your workout gear on and let’s do it! Continue reading
I’m going to be honest, my motivation to get up, go, and exercise has been pretty slack since moving to Australia. I’ve been spending a lot of my time finding my bearings here and my diet and fitness has suffered as a consequence. I’ve been eating a lot more processed, high sugar foods, on top of not exercising regularly. And boy, does it effect your mood, your energy levels, and your body. I’ve felt sluggish, with no energy. I’ve had a really foggy mind with regular headaches. I’ve lost muscle definition and tone. Overall, I haven’t felt good or full of energy like I used to… And I want to change that!
The past few weeks I’ve really made an effort to get back on track to improve the food I’m eating along with hitting the gym around 4 times a week. However, I seem to be struggling with MOTIVATION. Even though I’m eating better, I can still wake up and have little to no motivation to go the gym. I’ve been doing the following things below, if not daily to help get me motivated to go to the gym. I hope they can help you too on days you’re struggling with motivation to get something done! Continue reading
Happy Thursday everyone,
Ok, so I’ve put together another arm workout (see my first one here). This time the workout includes some 5kg dumbbells. If you enjoy working out at home, or don’t have a gym membership, I highly recommend purchasing some dumbbells as it will allow you to add some extra resistance to your workouts when your body-weight is no longer challenging enough for you. Light weight dumbbells are also very affordable, I picked up my 5kg set for €12.99. There are so many exercises you can do with dumbbells alone, so they’re definitely worth the purchase.
Before you ask (if you are a woman) – the answer is no, lifting weights will not make you bulky. It will actually do the opposite. Lifting weights accelerates fat burn, builds lean muscle (which is what you want if you want to look toned) and as a results having more lean muscle will increase your metabolism. So, to achieve those lean toned arms you’ve always wanted, lifting weight/resistance training is essential. Trying to achieve this look with body-weight alone can be done but it would take much longer to see results. Continue reading