My Fitness Journey

It has taken me a long time to write a post like this but lately I’m feeling more comfortable with my body and this has helped me to put pen to paper. I always feel as a PT and health and fitness blogger that I should be naturally talented athlete. Slim but athletic, 6 pack abs and flexible as a yogi. In truth I’m not. I’m average but you know what that’s OK.Read More »

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How to have a happy holiday

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Don’t stress out before your holiday embrace your body and enjoy the trip

It’s that time of the year again, the Leaving Cert nearly over and holidays maybe booked to an island resort or further afield. Maybe the thoughts of a bikini or lounging shirtless on the beach all day has you feeling anxious and under a bit of pressure. We’ve all been there but this summer can be different. I’m here to bust the myths on celebrity body trends and give you some advice to help you feel your best on holidays.Read More »

Be Kind to Yourself

 

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Being kind to yourself leads to long term healthy change

So Easter is over and you might have seen those posts about how many calories are in a cream egg or how many burpees it will take to burn off that Cadbury Easter egg. Maybe your beach holiday is only a few weeks away and you have just joined the gym to get bikini fit. Either way your plan is to go all out with the high intensity workouts and super restrictive with your diet, pass the kale smoothie please!Read More »

Naughty or Nice Christmas Treats

So it’s that time of the year again. I love nothing more than spending all day hunting for that perfect present, cosy scarves, hats and winter noses. So with present in hand my thoughts always turn to warming drinks to indulge and defrost!Now most people know I am an absolute addict for coffee so this post is centred around that yummy cup of happiness. To help you make one more healthier choice around Christmas I’ve picked the worst winter warmers and some tips to help you stay on track for the festive season!Read More »

Top Tips for a Healthy Christmas

The Christmas season is in full swing and if you’re not snowed under with presents or social commitments you might be snowed under with all the food surrounding Christmas! Quality Street, Roses, turkey, ham, four types of potatoes, sides and drinks! And that’s just for the main event! It can all be a bit overwhelming, overeating is almost guaranteed and if left unchecked over the holidays can quickly derail your fitness goals. I have put together 15 top tips to help keep you on track and your goals insight!Read More »

Mindful Monday

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a good Easter and didn’t eat too many chocolate eggs! So I had a post planned for today with some information about natural sugars and why there is a trend to use these instead of refined sugar.

But then I had a crappy day. Like really crappy. It started alright but just went rapidly downhill. I was meant to run but a bit of persistent pain in my right knee is not giving me any encouragement! And work was crap, I was lonely and I was tired. The excuses just snowballed and I felt worse. I got caught in a complete cycle of negative self-talk. I’m fat, I’m useless, I’m so unfit, I should have trained, I’m lazy and just nasty thoughts to myself. When I get like this I do one thing. Retreat to my bed. You might be surprised by that. I shut out the world I don’t want to talk to anyone or do anything. This is usually followed by a massive binge. I’ll eat everything and anything! Good job I didn’t get any Easter eggs! So I napped for an hour checked out social media and still felt like the saddest person in the world. I kept looking out the window, the sun was shining I could hear the birds. It was like they were taunting me!

I’m trying to improve my negative self-talk so at 6:30pm I decided not to waste the last of the sunshine. Hardest part getting up, I knew I wasn’t going to run because of my knee and to be brutally honest I just wasn’t in the mood. I wanted gentle wandering exercise, good for my dodgey knee and good for the mind! So decided on a walk. I walked for two hours around a local park. Now I’m not saying I had a moment of enlightenment or anything like that. My sister rang I had a good chat, started to feel better. I had a massive healthy dinner, I probably ate too much but my theory was that if I left room I’d make bad choices! So although not little miss sunshine, I’m a little more settled.

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I decided to write all of this down I really want people to know that it’s ok to feel down but just don’t let negative thoughts overshadow your mind! So its three days since I’ve run, my training plan is non-existent but that’s ok. I’ll get there. Remember progress is better than perfect!

Love yourself and stay healthy X