Motivation 101: Keeping Your Elephant On Track

You must have been in this situation before:

Feel really motivated to lose weight, get in shape and feel healthier. You start going to the gym every night after work, taking a salad to work for lunch and you start to feel better.

But results are slow. After a couple of weeks, you’re only 4lbs down, you feel less bloated, but don’t think you look that much different when you look in the mirror.

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Keep The Ball In Play

Think of losing weight and getting shape like a game

Other than maintaining a calorie deficit, eating adequate portions of protein, loads of veggies and water, there's very few hard and fast rules; it's played over a long period of time, weeks, months, years; and the goal posts keep shifting... 

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What's The Deal With Activity Monitors?

Are you already tracking how many steps you do each day?

Have you started wearing a FitBit?

Activity monitors have become more and more popular recently, with more people wearing a FitBit, and Apple watch, a Garmin or even just tracking their steps on their phone. Everyone is going in search of that 10,000 step per day target.

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Some Simple Health Hacks

Ok let's take the focus off weight loss and training today and put the spot light more on health. 

If you put your health first, then chances are, by making healthier, more conscious decisions in towards your food, drink and lifestyle, you'll see an improvement in weight and body shape as well. 

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It's Not Your Metabolism

One of the most common excuses I hear for not losing weight is, "I think I just have a slow metabolism,"

Now I'm going to stick my neck out here and say it's not usually because of a slow metabolism. It's usually due to an underestimation of calories being consumed from food and drink; or an overestimation of how much they're doing in the gym... they're not doing as much as they think!?

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