Overeating During The COVID-19 Quarantine

I’ve seen a bunch of content floating around the internet recently bemoaning the potential for weight gain during the lockdown we’re going through at the moment to isolate against COVID-19. There are a few things I’d like to talk about. You Might Have More Food Around Wide selections of food availability can encourage you toContinue reading “Overeating During The COVID-19 Quarantine”

Nutrition Challenge: Alcohol

This Saturday the nutrition class asked if we could talk about alcohol. It gets over consumed, particularly this time of year, with so many social events going on. You don’t want to turn down the invitation to come over for a glass of wine – because you don’t want to turn down the company ofContinue reading “Nutrition Challenge: Alcohol”

Nutrition Challenge: I’ve Got a Sweet Tooth!

Each week on a Saturday I run a diet and nutrition class in the gym I work at. Each Sunday I put up a question box on instagram stories to encourage people to make requests for the following Saturday’s topic. People every week identify that they have a sweet tooth, and consider this a barrierContinue reading “Nutrition Challenge: I’ve Got a Sweet Tooth!”

Nutrition Challenge: I CBA to Plan Meals

It’s no secret that I have struggled with meal planning. In times of high stress, it’s always the first thing to get binned off for me.  In fact, you could probably take a pretty good inventory of my current stress level at any given time by opening my fridge and seeing how out of dateContinue reading “Nutrition Challenge: I CBA to Plan Meals”

The obstacles in your path aren’t obstacles. They are the path.

Not finding the time to workout, or cook nutritious food because you’re too busy? It’s common to find that when the kids are off school, your carefully planned routines go out of the window. Or when work starts to get a little bit crazy, those self care rituals are the first to get chopped.  IContinue reading “The obstacles in your path aren’t obstacles. They are the path.”

“Not yet”

“Not yet” is the largest enemy of change. It’s a lie we tell ourselves about why we should wait until Monday to start our diets. Why we’ll wait until January to join the gym. Why we’ll wait until retirement to book that once in a lifetime trip. Why we wait to approach that special humanContinue reading ““Not yet””

How to fix a gym slump & regain your mojo.

Gym slumps are not often talked about with fitness professionals because we seem to want to give the impression we’re always meal prepping chicken and broccoli and training twice a day, loving it. The fact is gym slumps happen to everyone, including those of us who work in the industry, and I think it’s farContinue reading “How to fix a gym slump & regain your mojo.”

4 Ways to Overcome Gym Anxiety

You’re thinking about returning to the gym after a period away. It’s on your mind, but you’re feeling anxious and apprehensive about going.  Whether it’s your first time ever, or you’re just making the transition back into fitness, the gym can be a place of anxiety for some folks. It’s my sincere goal that everyoneContinue reading “4 Ways to Overcome Gym Anxiety”