The Picture of Health? – My Nutrition Journey

So this is another very personal post that has taken me a long time to write. If you have been following the blog you will know that I haven’t always been a clean eating sugar free foodie. It was a search for better health that lead me to first kicking my sugar habit and then turning vegetarian. But there is another side that I rarely discuss. This year it has gotten worse and I have explored a number of ways to become healthier. This is a work in process so bare with me while I get my sh1t together!Read More »

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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 »

Everything you need to know about the Ring of Kerry Cycle

So on Saturday I took part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. This was the biggest challenge I had undertaken this year and possibly ever! So for those of you that don’t know the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is a 180km cycle around the county of Kerry. In its 34th year, this challenge supports a number of charities and attracts riders from all over Ireland and the world.Read More »

WellFest 2017

So over the weekend, me and a few friends headed over to WellFest in Herbert Park, Dublin. This is a health and  well being festival that covers everything from Pilates and yoga, healthy food and cooking demonstrations, TRX and bootcamp workouts! So fair to say something for everybody. There were also talks about mindfullness, smarter training and nutrition. I worked on the Saturday as a volunteer so got to see the work and organisation that goes into putting on an event like this!Read More »

Summer Workouts to Get You Beach Ready

Last week’s article focused on how proper nutrition is the biggest factor in losing weight. This week I have some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) exercises to help you burn some more calories and build some lean muscle. By building muscle, you get toned shapely legs and arms. It also boosts your metabolism meaning that you are burning calories even when you are doing nothing!

So what is HIIT training? HIIT training is short bouts of intense exercises. It is designed to ramp up your heart rate but is very demanding so is not safe for beginners. If you have been exercising for a while and need to shake up your routine, why not give the exercises below a try?Read More »

Be Kind to Yourself

 

Be KIND to YOURSELF.
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 »