I’ve been busy this week thinking about ways I can help more women feel good about themselves.
You see it’s a passion of mine, I believe that we should all be living amazing lives in bodies that we love, I believe we should enjoy every day and not just spend our days doing things we don’t like or things just to please other people.
We were born to be happy and enjoy life!
But we have to plan for it, we have to decide what it is we enjoy? What it is we like to do for fun? What makes our hearts sing? What gets you excited? What do you love to do? Who do you love to spend time with?
These are things we should know about ourselves because if we don’t then we’re simply not doing them and that’s just not good enough!
So let’s all take some time this week to really think about what we want to spend our days doing and what we really want our lives to be like. And then let’s start taking small steps day by day to make it happen!
The beginning of a new day.
You have been given this day to use as you will.
You can waste it or use it for good.
What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind…
let it be something good.
Dream, Believe, Achieve!
The Hot Body Bootcamp
Last week we sore the end of Septembers Hot Body Bootcamp, always feels sad when a bootcamp comes to an end, we had a great team and had some amazing results, from 8inches and a few pounds lost right up to Lesley who lost 20 lbs & 28.5 inches.
I love seeing the changes in everyone from week 1 to end of week 4. Everyone who comes to Bootcamp has their own personal reasons some people want to lose a lot of weight, some people just a little, some people want to get super fit and other just a bit fitter, some people want to be toned to perfection and others just a bit more toned.
Whatever you want set your goal, go after it and don’t stop still you get there!
Next Bootcamp starts Monday 22nd October
You can book your place here http://www.thehotbodybootcamp.com
Halloween Spiced Apples
Makes 4 servings
• 2 tablespoons Coconut oil
• 5 large ripe apples, peeled, cored and diced
• 2 tablespoons water
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 tbls Total Greek Yogurt, optional
• 1 tsp Agave nectar, optional
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; Add apples, water, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Sauté 20 to 25 minutes or until the apples become tender.
Serve warm with a Greek yogurt and agave if you fancy or on their own.
Enjoy : )
10 Tips for Successful Fat Loss
Fat loss isn’t an event; it’s a process—a process that requires tender loving care in order to be successful and permanent. Getting started can be overwhelming for some people, so here are 10 tips to smooth out the bumps and curves in the journey to a fitter, slimmer body.
Be consistent. This means focus on regularity and commitment, stick with structured workouts and make time for them no matter what your schedule.
Be sneaky. Every chance you get, move as fast as you can. For example, every time you need to go up the staircase, dash up as fast as possible; it’ll be over within seconds. Have to take out the dog for a walk? Sprint as fast as you can from one lamppost to the next, then walk to the next one, then sprint again, your dog will love it too! Fast movement in tiny spurts sprinkled throughout the day really add up.
Realize that there is no built-in exercise program. One of the biggest obstacles to successful fat loss is that of thinking that regular daily activities replace structured workouts. With this kind of thinking, it won’t be long before you’re not doing any real exercising because you think that the vacuuming and dusting you did earlier count as your aerobic session.
Exercise, like all important things in life, deserves its own unique time slot, and that time slot stands, no matter how many household chores you did that day.
Do both strength training and cardio. High intensity interval training is the best form of exercise. Exercise that use more than one muscle group at a time are best, rather than isolation exercises. Exercises like press ups and jump squats for example.
The best fat burning cardio comes in the form of high intensity interval training, but even general interval training works better than slow, long duration aerobics. This means that switching back and forth between a fast sprint and a walk for 20 minutes is more effective than jogging for the same length of time.
Stop comparing yourself to celebrities. If you had a $5 million movie deal riding on your weight, you’d have no problem staying svelte. Movie stars are very highly motivated to stay slender, and for all you know, they pack on the pounds after filming is done and they disappear for months before their next project, giving them time to diet back down.
Rather than saying, “I want to look like (fill in the blank),” say, “I want to be strong, fit and lean.” Make the affirmation, then go to work for it.
Create a home gym. No, this doesn’t have to be expensive or tie up space. A few pairs of dumbbells, a tension band, a stability ball, a chinning bar that you can fit in a door frame and a skipping rope are all you need. You’d be amazed at how many routines you can do with these few things. When time is tight, you can get them out and slip in a few sets.
Get emotional. If you’re having trouble staying motivated, put away the diabetes and heart disease pamphlets and instead take a good hard look at your children or grandkids. How badly do you want to dance at their weddings, keep up with them on holidays, play ball with them and have the energy to help them out in times of need?
Imagine your future in the golden years: Do you want to be making trips to the doctors, or trips to the sports shop goods for a new tennis racket? Out a trip to the forest for a long walk and a picnic?
Limit processed foods. They trigger hunger and build up toxins!
Avoid diet drinks at all costs. They trigger hunger and make you fat.
Eat a nourishing breakfast every day when you get up, or soon after working out if you work out first thing in the morning like we do at Bootcamp.
These tips are a great start to successful fat loss