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The best way to get rid of excuses!

As I showered the sweat off my body after my workout this morning I thought a lot about excuses, and how we talk ourselves out of exercise or anything difficult. We have obvious excuses - I'm tired, I couldn't be bothered, I'm sore, I'm hungry - but there's also less obvious ones that are sometimes … Continue reading The best way to get rid of excuses!

How to drink, have fun and not get drunk.

With Christmas and New Year only just around the last corner, it's easy to swear off alcohol for good. Times of celebration like these often come hand in hand with over-consumption of booze, and the resultant dirty hangover. There are a number of negative health effects from alcohol and most of us have felt first … Continue reading How to drink, have fun and not get drunk.

What a start to 2018!!

10 incredible women joined Kate Malik from Ashtak Yoga www.ashtakyoga.com and me  for an amazing weekend retreat Jan 5-7 2018. Guests arrived to Awaba Retreat at 4pm on Friday afternoon, and dove straight into a yoga class and meditation with Gaurav Malik from Ashtak Yoga before we ate a divine vegetarian meal cooked by Jordanna Levin . The … Continue reading What a start to 2018!!

Overcoming the green-eyed monster

We hear it all the time “don’t compare yourself to others” but in reality, it’s very difficult. As soon as we see someone with something we want, we feel envious and it often leads to feelings of inadequacy or feeling like we don’t have enough. When we do something that we see as taking us … Continue reading Overcoming the green-eyed monster

I BROKE MY ANKLE! How I’m eating (and not-moving) now that I’m bed-ridden.

Last week I was thrown off my horse and landed on my ankle. It broke in a number of places and I ended up having surgery that night with 2 plates inserted into either side of my leg. My surgeon has instructed me to bed rest for 2 weeks, a cast or boot (depending how … Continue reading I BROKE MY ANKLE! How I’m eating (and not-moving) now that I’m bed-ridden.

FAQ: I want to quit dieting, but summer is coming and I’m unhappy with my body. What do I do?

Okay, so I am often saying that diets suck, we shouldn’t diet or attempt to lose weight through traditional means, and we need to embrace our bodies as they are. But I realise this isn’t as easy as it sounds, and sometimes we get some really intense thoughts that we need to lose weight. See, … Continue reading FAQ: I want to quit dieting, but summer is coming and I’m unhappy with my body. What do I do?

Why you should never ever ever diet or attempt to lose weight through diet changes ever again (no matter what your size).

I’m a personal trainer, so 99% of clients who come to me do so because they want to lose weight. ‘I’ve tried everything’ they say. When I ask more questions about why they want to lose weight I always get the same response, ‘to feel confident’. It’s not unusual that tears are shed at this … Continue reading Why you should never ever ever diet or attempt to lose weight through diet changes ever again (no matter what your size).

Why your bloating might have nothing to do with what you’re eating (and how to reduce it without changing your diet).

  I used to get bloated all the time. A specialist told me it was IBS. At the time, treatment for IBS was a low fibre diet, including white bread, and that made it worse. Then the treatment changed to a low fructose diet, which pretty much means you can’t eat most vegetables or fruits, … Continue reading Why your bloating might have nothing to do with what you’re eating (and how to reduce it without changing your diet).