Will a fitness transformation make you happier?

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Once again; it’s Tuesday. For you this might just be an ordinary day but in the fitness community it’s THE day to post your transformation. Transformation Tuesday provides you with a great opportunity to show what you’ve achieved with your hard work. This usually results in loving comments but can also bring some negativity. Cause is this healthy? People usually claim to be so much happier and more confident after their transformation. But is changing your body really the solution to get rid of those insecurities and that negative self esteem?  Continue reading

Why your scale is a fool

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Maybe your scale is the biggest bully in your life. As soon as the number on that tiny screen stays the same, or even gets higher we seem to lose all our self confidence. De scale itself isn’t judging you but it feels like it. ‘ding doing, you’re fat!’ some balloons with piglets on them, a bit of confetti and your negative self esteem party is complete. Time after time you’re giving that piece of technology control over your self-image. So why are we doing that and is the scale even that almighty? Continue reading

How to start your fitness journey

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It seems so easy; you start eating healthier, train more and you’ll instantly change into your insta idole under which pictures you always comment ‘#goals’. Nonetheless your motivation is usually completely gone within 2 weeks. You end up at the sofa buried under a mountain of unhealthy snacks. The only “training” you’re still doing is bringing your hand filled with food to your mouth. Cause; ‘that counts as a bicep curl right?’ No, not really. So how do you manage to change your lifestyle?  Continue reading

SMART ROPE

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A jump rope, we all had one as a kid. It’s time to put those childhood skills into practice cause skipping is totally hot at the moment! Strengthening both upper & lower body, elevating your heart rate and burning lots of calories it’s great to add to your workout. It can be done practically everywhere and taking your jump rope with you on a holiday won’t instantly fill up your entire suitcase. Portable, effective and now also; high-tech! Introducing to you; The SMART ROPE! Continue reading

Stress eating – a personal update

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With a 5 kgs difference between these pics they’d make a great progress picture. If however, it was the other way around. Lots of comments would be made like ‘wow, impressive’ and ‘how did you do that?’. But this isn’t your typical before and after pic. This is one that shows slip ups, struggles and well, that I’m only human too. For a while I wondered how people would react to a progress picture like this. It isn’t one to be proud of, or is it? Continue reading

Why being skinny didn’t make me happy

 

  

Flashback to a couple of months ago; I was skinny, I had visible abs and my legs were ‘to die for’. Simply said; according to instagram I was #goals. That hashtag kept turning up under my pics but somehow  I didn’t feel that way. I started to realise that what I posted online influenced others. Was this really the message I wanted to send? No, it wasn’t. And that’s why I decided to start my journey of gaining weight and began taking those fist steps to self-love and self acceptance.  Continue reading

Easter Workout

img_8624Hooray, it’s Easter! This means gatherings with the family at which you eat like you’ve never seen food before. It would be great if it weren’t for that voice in the back of your mind telling you that you shouldn’t eat that much. But hey, everyone deserves a carefree Easter! Let’s get a quick workout done before hopping to those next Easter eggs! Continue reading