Coming out of my teens and into my early 20’s I struggled with weight fluctuation and constant yo-yo dieting. I was always very active, but I always carried some excess body fat. In continuous attempts to try to lose weight, I would barely eat all day then spend hours doing cardio in the gym. I […]
Are you training hard and eating healthy but still can’t see results??
Trust me I have been there too and I know how frustrating it can be to feel like you are doing everything right, but no matter what you do there is no shift in your weight or body composition. Its ok take a deep breath and refrain from throwing in the towel just yet. If you are not seeing results, then chances are you are missing something somewhere along the line. Fat loss can be a complex thing. It doesn’t always happen as easily as we would like it too. But that is because there are so many factors that play a role in helping your body lose fat. You are not smarter than your body, believe it or not, your body knows exactly what is going on. The last thing it wants to do is lose fat because it wants to stay in its “happy place” in balance with plenty of food and minimal exercise. But there are a few things you can do ensure you keep your progress in check.
Booties … let’s face it we all have one and we all al want a nice one. Have you ever caught yourself checking out someone else butt? I know I have, I do it all the time. It’s not a sexual thing, but when I see a girl (or guy) with a bootylicious booty that clearly squats, one can not help themselves but take a moment to appreciate a nice round looking behind. If you say you haven’t then I think you are in denial or missing out!
We all want that butt that turns people heads down the street, and one that doesn’t jiggle every time you bust out a move on the dance floor, or merely take a step down the street.
Here in Australia, the weather has definitely taken a turn. The mornings are getting cooler, it’s darker earlier and I can definitely notice a lack of motivation happening to get my usual morning workout in. But sometimes you just NEED to get it done in the morning. I know that some days the motivation can be hard especially after a long day at work in the cooler months all we want to do is go home and curl up on the couch. So if this is YOU then you need to find a way to try and get it all done in the morning. Here are some tips that I have put together for you so you can make sure you don’t miss a workout in the cooler months.
Ladies, there is that one week out of every month where we feel like an absolute watery bloated mess! Periods seriously suck. It’s bad enough that your hormones are raging and you become super emotional and sensitive, but then you decide to torture yourself even further by stepping on the scales. Then you freak out because you weight has increased so you eat more food to comfort yourself. It really is an uphill battle I know we have all been in that place before. But it’s not all bad, your boobs get bigger and congratulations you are not pregnant! You have successfully made it through another month of baby free sex. And here’s to another month! So instead of heading into an emotional downward spiral that can hinder your long term progress let me give you some pointers on how to survive your monthly period with a little more ease.
Fat loss! It’s pretty much everyone’s goal, right? Even if your goal is to build a little bit of a muscle, at the end of the day we all want to lose that little layer that hides those curves, FAT. Have you ever typed in “best ways to lose fat” in Google? I know have at some point in time. But there are literally a million ways and tips on how to best burn stubborn fat (well maybe I am exaggerating but it’s a lot!). It’s one fad diet after another, the next magic diet pill, the next new workout craze, and it can all get a little overwhelming with a fat loss guru overload.
These days everyone seems to be a fat loss expert, even my mum has tried to give me advice (bless her). So what should you believe? I know many of you have tried what feels like everything under the sun without much result. So let me debunk some common myths for you to make sure you are set up for long-term success.
In my last blog Battling Adrenal Fatigue part 1, I spoke about what adrenal fatigue was and the signs and symptoms associated with it in order to give you an idea of what to recognize and pay attention to. I know that left many of you think “well what now?” so even though I highly recommend seeking out a medical practitioner, there are some things you can take into your own hands to help reduce the stress on your body to either prevent adrenal fatigue from occurring, or to recover a little quicker if you are already battling with the disorder.
I know we are all skeptics at heart, and believe me when I say I am definitely the worst for it. I really was not convinced that simple lifestyle changes could help make a big difference but after becoming more open minded to the matter, I found that by adopting the following lifestyle changes as much as possible, have, over time made me feel a lot better. Now I realize that lifestyle is probably the most important factor in your road to recovery.
Adrenal fatigue is quite an ambiguous condition. For those of you who don’t know, I suffered from a chronic case of adrenal fatigue for a few years and even though I am a million times better now, the truth remains that I am still battling hormone imbalances and trying to let my adrenals recover completely. It can take a long time to recover once you have burnt the candle at both ends, and it can be a very long and frustrating process.
I was at a point where I was in a deep hole of a hormonal and fatigue shiz storm where even something as simple as brushing my teeth before bed seemed like the biggest and most strenuous task, which took up all of my effort and energy.
Hormone imbalance and a certain level (mild or severe) adrenal fatigue can be quite common, and you don’t need to be an athlete for it to occur. So let me make you aware of what it is and the things you can do if you feel you may have this condition.
A few years back when I was first diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, my entire body was of all sorts, even my gut, and digestive tract. I was constantly bloated and swollen and I seemed to react to foods that I once was able to eat.
I was a complete mess, physically and emotionally. It is quite amazing and frightening at the same how your body works and how all the different organs are connected. It has taken me a long time and a lot of effort to restore my health again.
This is why I am so passionate about working in this industry. I want to teach you about how the body works and about flexible dieting. I don’t know if you saw it, but the other day I talked about your thyroid and how it may affect your metabolism and health. Today, I’d like to talk about your gut and why it is so important that you look after it.
I had such an incredible response to my hormone blog last week (‘Are your hormones out of whack?’ You can read it HERE if you missed it). It was like opening up a can of worms.
I think so many of us have symptoms and we just ignore them because we feel they are just the norm but in actual fact, some symptoms can be a vital sign that your body is not operating at an optimal level.
So I want to follow up and talk about hormone in further detail for you all because they are such a complex mechanism. So many women are affected by a thyroid disorder in one form or another, particular a slow thyroid (hypothyroidism) so let’s dive in a little deeper into what to look for if your thyroid is giving your trouble.