The Elephant and the rope

Most people fail before they’ve even started. Previous negative experiences with dieting makes them believe that any attempt in the future is going to have the same outcome. And this tends to be the case, but not because they aren’t capable, far from it, but because they use the same methods and have the same mentality that have had in the past.

The secret? You have to set yourself up to win from the start. When people go on a health kick they tend to go full throttle and end up burning themselves out sooner rather than later. Continue reading The Elephant and the rope


The Ultimate top 10 Fitness Bucket List Challenges

A couple of years ago, when I was working as a gym instructor and doing the occasional PT sessions, I would always ask the same question

What is your goal?

And I always got the same answer

“I want to be fitter”

this would often be followed by

“and to tone up” but let’s not go down that rabbit hole

Saying you’re going to the gym to get fitter is like saying you want to get a job so you can work for a living…it’s redundant.

When setting goals, you want them to be specific to you or at least measurable so you can know if you are progressing week on week and month on month.

But if you’re still struggling to think of what your goal really is, here are ten suggestions from my Fitness Bucket List
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Ditch the Detox

Everywhere you look, especially this time of year, you will see a detox or “cleanse” diet being advertised, promising they can remove harmful toxins from your body and guarantee you quick weight loss results just in time to be “beach body ready”

In the dieting world, extremism sells, and it really doesn’t get more extreme than drinking some magical green juice for 21 days. Continue reading Ditch the Detox

Creatine: Everything you NEED to know

I can count on one hand the number of supplements that I would recommend people to take.

Most supplements won’t do much for your health or your physique and rely on the people’s naivety to sell. However, Creatine isn’t one of those supplements and I would say everyone can benefit from having it in their diet, not just people concerned with adding muscle mass (although this is a goal that most people should have for various reasons) Continue reading Creatine: Everything you NEED to know

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

“I eat small portion sizes and I try to make sensible food choices but I still can’t seem to lose weight?”

The above statement and one’s similar are all too familiar with people who are trying to shed a few pounds. But can it be the case that if you are eating healthy foods and eating in moderation that you may find yourself still unable to lose weight? Absolutely, but the reality is often that the individual is actually consuming more calories than they believe. Continue reading 4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight