In the complex world of health and fitness, you see a lot of conflicting opinions. With the industry being largely centred around egos, body-image and self-insecurities, it is inevitable. This necessarily isn’t such a negative thing - it can actually be pretty great. Imagine if you could increase your confidence and mute those insecurities you have about yourself by choosing to live a healthier lifestlye?
The way one work-out can make you feel.
The way fresh and REAL food can make you feel.
The way seeing changes in your body shape can make you feel.
The way seeing progress in your own abilities can make you feel.
You can’t understand how good you can feel until you do it for yourself.
One thing that isn’t cool is the regularity of one person putting another down the moment that they see them making positive changes. I think each and every one of us is guilty of saying the odd comment which could be offensive to another- we are not all perfect, I did it myself pretty recently. But what doesn’t sit well with me is directly insulting one persons efforts in living a healthier lifestyle purely because it doesn’t fit with their own ideals or it makes them feel bad about their own lifestyle choices.
A few weeks ago I was at dinner and someone pulled up a photo of their friend who had decided to go into physique modelling. Whilst passing this photo around the table, phrases like ‘it’s just too much’, ‘look how manly her arms are’ and ‘she too muscly’ were thrown around. Imagine how mortified this girl would have felt if she knew her friend was passing a photo of her body around a table in a restaurant, being criticised because her body doesn’t look the way another thinks it should? When I first began making positive changes to my lifestyle a couple of years back, I still to this day remember how small others would try and make me feel. The comments; ‘why are you eating that?’, ‘you’re not even fat, why do you go to the gym?!’, ‘you’re obsessed’… It’s not fun. Luckily now that I am surrounded by like-minded people who are equally as passionate about health and fitness as me, I don’t see it as much as I used to.
The point is, everyone has their own opinions on what they want their body to look like. And this is great, it’s part of what makes us diverse, beautiful humans - what isn’t so beautiful is clouding other peoples achievements. You wouldn’t criticise someone for earning a First in their law degree would you? Let people shine (apologies for mild Take That vibes). Support them, encourage them or just simply dis-involve yourself - whatever you choose to do, don’t let your own personal opinions or insecurities drag another person down.
It literally doesn’t matter if someone is improving their health and fitness to lose weight, to become a physique model or to climb mount Everest. What make is what lies at the core of each and every person working towards their own personal goal: dedication, motivation and passion.
I think everyone can agree these are three things which shouldn’t be knocked
Learning to like this running thing. Who knew? Just shows what you can enjoy once you drop that negative ‘I can’t’/’I hate’ mentality. There is power in positivity :) Wearing @frends headphones.
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Thank you and credit to Six3Nine founder @jcmfitness for sharing the recipe for this incredible Protein Nougat with me. It is that good that I had to share it on!
- 1 scoop vanilla and caramel kinetica pro-release
- 200g quark
- 35g peanut butter
Mix it all together…And that’s literally it! It tastes exactly like nougat and is the perfect way to end the day. You can use any type of protein you may have, but it may not taste as ‘nougat-y’ if it’s not vanilla and caramel flavour. Enjoy!
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Phase 2 of my 100% Fad-Free campaign for @639pt! This one is centred on one of the most common fads… sit-ups!
Now sit-up do have their place, but doing hundreds of them categorically will not get you abs; abs are made in kitchen. Some of the most incredible athletes and physique models never even train abs; they achieve that six pack by maintaining great form and the correct diet.
Credit to Six3Nine trainer @mrwiseyman for being a great cover model…! #fashionfitnessfood #Six3Nine #fitnessblogger #fbloggers #fbloggersuk #fitspo #fitness #fitsporation #healthy #gym #workout #iifym #iifymgirls #abs #protein #sixpack #fadfree
Struggling to make your 6am gym sessions? I have some tips for you!
1.Prepare, prepare, prepare. Layout your gym clothes including your socks and trainers ready for you to roll out of bed and get dressing without engaging your brain.
2. Sleep in your gym clothes! This may not appeal to everyone but if you are seriously struggling, get changed before bed so its one less thing to do in the morning. I have done it a few times and its never failed!
3. As you may be able to tell from this photo of my wardrobe, I strongly believe a tidy room = a tidy mind! Waking up at the crack of dawn is bad enough without having to face a messy room. Tidy it before bed and you will thank yourself in the morning.
4. Pack your gym bag. Having everything ready and packed for the day before you sleep means you won’t forget your bra again for work (we have all been there right?)
5. Organise your breakfast. Every sunday night, weigh out your oats for the week and seperate them into five little tuppaware boxes. So for example, I prepare 5 little boxes containing 30g oats and a scoop of protein. This way you dont have to face the scales and you know you are hitting your morning macros!
There is honestly no better feeling then having completed your workout for the day by 8am. So if you feel you don’t have time for the gym, make time by getting up an hour or so earlier!
If anyone has any other tips, please comment as I’d love to hear them!
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QUINOA + POMEGRANATE PUDDING. - 3/4 cup quinoa
- 3 cups sweetened almond milk
- 1 pomegranate
- 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
So simple and so good. Firstly you need to rinse your quinia in a fine sieve with cokd water for about two minutes. Bring your alond milk to boil then add your quinoa. Then reduce the heat and leave to cook for roughly 45 minutes, stirring every now and again. Once it has turned into a thick ‘puddingy’ mixture, stir in your vanilla essence and put into a bowl to cool. You can either eat it warm, or serve in a glass like I have here! Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on the top for decoration.
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How I spent my lunch-break at work today. Circuits!
The routine consisted of:
12kg kettle bell lunge walk
75kg tire flips
Barbel press ups
Weighted beanbag throws
Each move for 1 min, 2 rounds.
Tough mudder training is well and truly underway… watch this space!
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My first marketing campaign for @639pt - ‘100% Fad-Free’…inspired by all of the ridiculous fitness-fads out there.
At Six3Nine we keep it simple, honest and realistic. If you like the sound of that, then please follow us @639pt :) #fashionfitnessfood #Six3Nine #CoventGarden #PersonalTraining #Fitness #Health #Progress #FitFam #Workout #Gym #Motivation #Fitspo #fadfree
Pre-Tough Mudder training #healthie. Not sure how I am going to look after killing myself training for the event in October… but lets see!
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Goodies from the @639pt BBQ… delicious @freshfitnessfood salads. Lunch for tomorrow is sorted! Make sure you get following these guys, they offer the best healthy food delivery service around, all tailored to your macros!
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