Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I've had a busy few weeks with my clients, and found that I'm only getting to the gym a couple of times a week. This works out at £7.50 per visit!
The rest of the week I work out at home, easier to squeeze in time-wise, as it takes me 20-30 mins to get to the gym, and 20-30 mins to get back home.
And if I only get to the gym once in a particular week, that equates to £15 for the visit!
How many times a week do you get to the gym? What stops you going more often? Would love to hear your comments.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Check out this great book: Turbo Charge Your Life in 14 Days, by Jason Vale.
For those who don't know Jason Vale, he's The Juice Master, a vegetable-juicing guru, who packs a punch with his no-nonsense, no-excuses approach to weight-loss and fitness.
Well worth getting. Plenty of inspirational examples of people who stopped making excuses and started living.
Friday, February 11, 2011
It's been several weeks since I've been on this Sparkpeople website, I've been so busy with new clients. Some days I've not even had time to get to the gym, so I've been doing more home workouts.
However, if you've had a long day and get back home tired, it's easy to skip that workout you promised yourself you would do, right?
So what I do is to plan in advance what I'm going to do when I get home in the evening, and set everything up in such a way that it encourages me to work out.
Before I leave the flat, I prepare my food for the evening, so it's ready in the fridge for when I return.
I also lay out my exercise equipment in the middle of my lounge, all ready for my return, so when I get in, there it is waiting for me to work out there and then. Everything is geared up for my workout, and it makes it so much easier and more fun to dive in and get it done.
Try it and tell me if it worked for you!
Friday, January 07, 2011
Everyone's talking about new year resolutions, so I don't want to be the odd one out!
1. Improve my tennis to the point that I'm beating more people than are beating me. My arch-rival in tennis is my cousin, who is better than me, and it would be fantastic to beat him regularly.
2. Step up my exercise levels so that I'm making more consistent gains in healthy weight ie muscle, while maintaining my 13% body fat. To reach 14 stone would be good (that's 196 lbs to the American audience!), by the end of 2011. Currently 13 stone 4lbs, so it's another 10lbs I'm aiming for (around 1lb per month).
The gaining weight part is easy, but for it to be healthy weight not fat, that's the real challenge.
3. Widen my range of foods, and styles of cooking, so that eating is a real pleasure rather than just a functional task.
What are your fitness goals for 2011 and why? Would love to hear your goals...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
When I ask my overweight clients what their favourite foods are, very often comes the reply cheese.
In small amounts cheese is ok, a source of protein and calcium, and a source of intense taste pleasure.
But it doesn't take much for it to become a source of excess body-fat.
I eat cheese occasionally, sometimes for dessert after making a meal for friends, we dig into some cheese and biscuits and fruit. Red grapes, apples and pears go very well.
Would love to hear your views on cheese.......
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