The link between weight loss and your mindset

The link between weight loss and your mindset

Recently, I explained to you why I picked the name 'The Warrior Programme'.

This week, I'd like to go into more detail about the mindset coaching aspect of what I do.

Many of us want to make changes in our bodies, me included. When I started this journey, I wanted to lose weight, get fitter and generally feel better about myself. I was at university, eaten a load of crap and spent 24/7 studying, and I ended up putting on 3 stone. 

So, I wanted to lose this and fast! I did, and the main theme for today, which I'd like to share with you, are the changes in my mind which enabled me to do this and keep the weight off for in excess of five years. 

 

Let's start with what I believed about myself and my situation:

Time spent on exercise and looking after myself was wasted

I didn't have time

I couldn't afford it

I was never meant to have a good body

I was unattractive

This was just my lot

Now, none of that is particularly motivating or empowering to actually get up and do something about your situation! 

So, I made a start using pure willpower and muscle, which will get you a certain distance, but not the whole way. Furthermore, for the changes to last, the desire to change and maintain the changes needs to come from somewhere deeper. 

What did I do? I worked on changing my beliefs to:

I have a healthy, lean body

I am confident in my appearance

I love what I see in the mirror

I am a strong, confident woman


This started literally by me writing these down and saying them over and over again to myself and feeling ridiculous! After a while, they sunk in and I started to believe it.

Now, I know some of you will be thinking 'b*****ks!* and I don't blame you, I used to. But my point is, if you have an effective belief system and value your self, you are vastly more likely to take the appropriate physical steps to make changes in your lifestyle.

For example, someone starts working with a personal trainer, but they believe they will always be 'fat'. They are more likely to leave things off their food diary, not do their home training sessions and not take it seriously.

Whereas, someone who believes they can have what they want, will take all the action they can. 

So, naturally, I help clients make this change - which is one of the things that sets me apart from other trainers - and I'd like to introduce to you one of the ways I do it - through The Warrior Programme’s online Mindset Coaching programme!

I’ve been developing this over the past few months and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you.

What’s it about?

  • Identify what you want your body to be like
  • Figure out what is holding you back from having the body you want
  • Helping you learn to appreciate and like your body
  • Clearing old beliefs so you can change your habits easily
  • Improve your positivity
  • Learn to rest and recover, so you can be more productive

The course includes:

  • A weekly lesson delivered by email (12 lessons) – which you will have access to forever
  • A monthly 45 minute group Q&A webinar, to be delivered via the Warriors Facebook group
  • Access to the private Warriors Facebook community

This is for you if you are:

  • Fed up of looking in the mirror and not liking what you see
  • Sick of feeling fed up with your body
  • Wanting to wear your old clothes in your wardrobe
  • Struggling with eating rubbish and keep going round in circles with it

If you would like to find out more about what the programme involves, please fill out the contact form below and tell us what you're struggling most with in your body. We'll send you some more information within 24 hours. 

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Denise Neale-Gordon says this about it:


'I enjoyed the mindset homework. I really was able to get right down to the root of the issues surrounding my weight of late and previously. There were lots of tears and lots of healing. I feel like I have turned a corner with all of this. It helped me to see that there was some clutter in my life that needed to go, physically, mentally and emotionally and there has been a lot of clearing out. I am feeling great internally and externally. The head hunger has gone because I am dealing with the mind issues and haven't had any of it.'

 

To get you started, take five minutes to think about the following:

Is there anything you want to change about your body? (if not, amazing!) This could be weight, posture, flexibility, pain, fitness, anything...

What small thing can you do this week to move you closer towards your goal? 

Until next week,

Amy @ The Warrior Programme

amy@amynewtonpersonaltrainer.co.uk

My Strength Journey

My Strength Journey

I speak a lot about clients and their achievements on my video blogs, so this week, I decided to talk a little bit about where I've come from, how I started and where I'm going. For me, it's all about strength and this is what strength means to me: 

What is Strength Part Two?

What is Strength Part Two?

Check this out - it's Emma's first go at a clean & press, built into a bigger sequence of movements that we call a barbell complex.

Emma trained with another personal trainer for two years and barely touched free weights, so she by no means walked into training with me a weights expert, and look at this: 

VERY PROUD! 

Why Warrior?

Why Warrior?

I get asked a lot, 'why did you choose the name 'The Warrior Programme?' or the word 'Warrior'.

So today, I'd like to explain to you why I picked it and what it means to be a Warrior!

Press play below to watch:

A Warrior is someone who is strong, both physically and mentally.

 

Before my Warriors start with me, this is where they are:

Working really hard in your job or on your business - driven and ambitious - you want to do well and you have big plans

You know your health is suffering because of it - your hours are long, you spend a lot of time sitting down and you're stressed

You don't know where to start with fixing it

You don't know how you're going to find the time

You know your posture isn't great and you don't feel that flexible

You feel unfit and you're not that strong

You're not a huge fan of your body - it doesn't look quite how you want it to

You don't know how to make healthy choices, particularly given you're always working and feel you have to rely on convenience food

You don't feel confident enough to just walk into a gym and start working on it yourself

You know you won't be that motivated doing it by yourself

You don't want your business or work ambitions to be hampered by your health or stress levels

 

 

And this is what they want:

A successful business or to be promoted to the level you want to reach in your company

Financial and physical freedom

Less stress

Better posture

To feel strong and fit

To feel really confident

To enjoy and feel at peace with the way you look

To reach your potential

 

 

What have they tried to get there?

Diets - didn't work

A gym membership - didn't go or went for a few minutes, didn't know what you were doing, felt silly and left

Perhaps another personal trainer - didn't get on and/or didn't get the results you wanted

Nothing - I just don't know what to do!

 

 

I help them get stronger, fitter, more confident, less stressed and more productive!

 

If any of this resonates with you, I'd love to invite you to a FREE TASTER SESSION. Now, I only make five spaces available for these every month and I'm full for June, but there are still places available for July.

If you'd like to book one, please click the button below:

This email is going out to a lot more than 5 people, so if you'd like to come, I'd recommend you book now to avoid disappointment - once the slots for July are gone, they're gone!

Very much looking forward to seeing you there!

Until next month,

Amy

The Warrior Programme

amy@amynewtonpersonaltrainer.co.uk

What Is A Deadlift & Why Is It Important?

What Is A Deadlift & Why Is It Important?

I realise I post about deadlifts and my clients' achievements with them a lot, so today I wanted to explain what they are and why they're important.

If this resonates with you, please get in touch!

Amy

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An Example of Strength

An Example of Strength

Strength can mean all sorts of things. It means different things to everyone. 

Emma's been doing yoga for quite a while, but she didn't think she could do crow pose. We spent our session on Friday working through all the transitions to get to this:

We did:

  • Forward rolls
  • Dive forward rolls
  • Forward rolls off a swiss ball
  • Cartwheels
  • Round offs
  • Crow pose

Then the video, which is crow to headstand - something people can struggle for years with, but Emma mastered it within one session. SO COOL. 

So what's strong here? 

  • Emma's core
  • Emma's shoulders
  • Emma's mind - she was nervous, but so determined. She decided she was going to do it, so she did. 

And that's where training for strength is important - it transfers skills to your real life. If you feel strong enough to take on the gym world, imagine what you can do in the real world! 

Ask for a payrise?

Tell your partner what you want?

Stand up for yourself in a difficult situation?

The gym is just a tool to help you get stronger so you can ask for and receive what you want. Plus, you can do awesome things like this!

I'm going to be showcasing more examples of strength over the coming weeks, complete with hints and tips on how you can easily make yourself stronger.

Amy @ The Warrior Programme 

Muscles, Metabolism & Ageing

Muscles, Metabolism & Ageing

Two HUGE facts about ageing and our metabolism and muscle tissue - MUST WATCH if you sit down most of your day and are 25+ (believe it or not people, it starts at 25!!)

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What to do when you've got loads of work to do but you're feeling ill

What to do when you've got loads of work to do but you're feeling ill

So, I'm feeling sick - very annoying - I'm stronger than I've ever been, I run my own business and I don't want my progress in either to stop. What do I do? How do I find that balance to handle it?

Amy @ The Warrior Programme
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Body Image & Self Love - Part I

Body Image & Self Love - Part I

My first full length Body Image & Self Love webinar went live yesterday here - Https://www.facebook.com/groups/1557607774283914/

It was amazing and I've had some great feedback.

Below is a little extract of what it's all about. If you are:
- Struggling to lose weight
- Trying loads of diets to no avail
- Fed up of being in pain
- Frustrated by your body
This is for you

To watch the webinar, please request to join this group - Https://www.facebook.com/groups/1557607774283914/

Forgive Your Body

Forgive Your Body

Struggling to change your diet? You try, but it always ends up going back to square one?

Fed up with your body? Frustrated by aches and pains? Wish it looked different?

Well, this is for you... 

 

Split into two parts - some hugely important learnings from my journey

Amy @ The Warrior Programme

 

Why Willpower Isn't Enough

Why Willpower Isn't Enough

New video for you - really important for you to watch this if:
You're trying to make changes with your diet
You want to feel your very best
You're concerned about putting on weight


Crucial part of my journey that I couldn't have got here without:

Work At A Desk & Achy Lower Back?

Work At A Desk & Achy Lower Back?

If you sit at a desk for 8+ hours a day, your bum is likely literally turned off! This is probably a big reason behind your lower back pain and/or achy hips. Turning it back on is crucial and here are two exercises that you can do to start to fix it!

If you'd like to find out what more you can do, click below: 

Me & The Warrior Programme

Me & The Warrior Programme

Hi everyone,

I’m Amy and I’m the owner and head trainer at The Warrior Programme in Bristol. I used to be a corporate insurance broker, but I decided that the stress, bureaucracy and desk-life weren’t for me. I studied Law at university and used to spend 12+ hours every day sitting down, at a desk, a car, sofa, and I put on a lot of weight.

So, I understand your stress, frustration and the aches and pains that you push to the back of your mind. I get that you’re extremely busy, with a million demands on your time every day, but that you know that you need and want to take care of yourself. I love making that easy for you, so you don’t have to spend hours in the gym, or worry about what to eat. You don’t have to put up with aches and pains, stress and poor sleep.

I know there’s a million things on the market too, but don’t worry, I’ve done the leg work to find out what works, so you don’t have to.

I love helping people grow more into their mould, as opposed to the one we’re all supposed to fit into. After all, that’s what being a Warrior is all about – feeling strong, confident, capable and in control.

I don’t believe in weighing or measuring people – instead, we track your progress via what you can do and how you feel. You are vastly more than a number.

This is what makes The Warrior Programme different and why my Warriors carry on training with me.

If this sounds like a good fit for you and what you’ve been looking for, then get in touch with my today. I offer all new clients a free taster session, with no obligation or hard sell, just an opportunity to see if it will work for you.

To book your free taster session, just drop me a message on this page with your email and mobile number and I’ll get you booked in.

Please feel free to share this with your friends too.

Amy

On Your Way to Feeling Like a Goddess...!

On Your Way to Feeling Like a Goddess...!

I love yoga - for its strength and flexibility development and the emotional and spiritual side too. I discovered this pose - goddess pose - and I love it, so thought I would share it with you all.

How To Use A Foam Roller

How To Use A Foam Roller

Heard of foam rollers before, but not sure what to do with them? Here, I walk you through my top 3 rollers to have, plus the key movements I recommend to relieve any aches and pains and to get the most out of your training.

amy@amynewtonpersonaltrainer.co.uk
www.amynewtonpersonaltrainer.com

How To Improve Your Back Flexibility

How To Improve Your Back Flexibility

Sick of getting a stiff, achy back? Want to feel more flexible and supple? Check out my quick back flexibility video with a few stretches to incorporate into your daily routine to make a difference.

By Bristol-based personal trainer, Amy at The Warrior Programme. 

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How To Get Stronger On Your Bike

How To Get Stronger On Your Bike

Last week, I was due to be talking at an event for the lovely Bike Science but the Bristol traffic with three accidents had other plans! So, instead, I've recorded my talk - about how to get stronger on your bike - for all to watch.

If you're a cyclist who wants to get faster or cover more mileage, making sure you're as comfortable and injury-free as possible, this is for you. If you're a person who just wants to get stronger, fitter and works a desk job at the moment, this is also for you!

Any questions, please don't hesitate to message me!

 

 

What's the point of strength training?

What's the point of strength training?

You'll hear me talking about strength training a LOT! Why? What will I get out of it? Will I get big and bulky? What's so good about it?

Well, I'm here to answer some of your questions!

I Want To Be More Flexible!

I Want To Be More Flexible!

Keen to get more flexible? Keen to move easier, run faster? Maybe even get closer to doing the splits?


Then, you need to look at improving your hip flexibility. What does that mean? Sounds a bit technical! 


Look no further, this a 7 minute video I've made for my clients recently that I'd love to share with you. It walks you through some of my favourite hip stretches :)


Obviously, if we're not currently working together, I can't prescribe which stretches you need personally or how long to hold them to get what you need, but follow the general guidelines and listen to your body :) 

What is the point in exercising anyway?

What is the point in exercising anyway?

Interesting title, for a blog post from a personal trainer! 

We've all thought it, me included - I'll always be this size, I'll never be able to do that, I don't have time, I'm not that kind of person, that isn't me. So, I thought I'd share today why I exercise, me personally - I'm not a genetically-skinny person who can eat whatever they want and stay the same size, or an exercise obsessed person - I'm somewhere in between, probably like you.

Have a watch:

How can you make time? How can you make it a priority?

That's the first step - decide, allot the time then you're halfway there!

Until next week,

Amy