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What kind of exercise should I be doing?

What kind of exercise should I be doing?

The answer isn't always obvious and there is so much information out there bombarding us!

So, last week, I went on holiday to Alpe D'Huez to cycle the famous Tour de France climb for the third time. A tough cycle, very hot, very steep and a real grind. You'd have thought I'd have been doing loads of bike training, wouldn't you? Well, not so.... have a watch to find out what I have been doing:

So if you're

Working long hours and struggling to find the time to exercise

Fed up of feeling unfit and weak but no idea where to start

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Confidence & Clothes In The Gym

Confidence & Clothes In The Gym

Do you feel like you're not confident enough to walk into a gym? No idea what to wear? Feel like you can't wear what you want to?

This week, I talk about mine and my clients' experiences with feeling like this:

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:

Are you totally happy with your stomach?

Are you totally happy with your stomach?

Bit of an odd title I know, but bear with me! 

Last Sunday, I did the Colour Vibe run out at Easter Compton and, of course, got covered in paint! It was a really hot day and the cotton, non-wicking tshirt they gave us was making me absolutely boiling! So, I took it off - easy for a personal trainer to say, right?

Not until recently - I used to have real 'thing' about my stomach, as I know a lot of women do - I'd always thought it was fat and unsightly and there wasn't a chance in hell that I'd be out in just a sports bra in public. That was one of my big goals - to be able to do that... and I did it on Sunday!

You might think, well, she's probably in the gym all the time, probably pretty much has a six pack, so it's easier for her, but, that's not the case. I don't have a six pack, I'm not super ripped, but it's mostly in the mind.

Yes, I have worked hard, I've done a lot of planks, I am careful with what I eat, but the biggest work I've done is in my head - my sense of self-worth, redefining what I value, pulling back my severely high expectations. That's where the biggest change was.

A lot of women who do have the ripped, six pack look, who work damn hard, still don't have that sense of self-worth, because they haven't yet done or don't know to do the mental work. So, they're not fully enjoying how they look, which is a real shame. 

That's where I'm different - it's both - mind and body - to give you the BEST result in your life. 

With me, it's a journey to get you to your happiest place, mind and body. I've been on it myself - and will stay on it for life - and, I tell you, it's the best journey!

If you'd like to get started, send me a message now! Your first session will be absolutely free! 

As an aside, I had some exciting news this morning - I have a new sponsor - STRIPPD Protein! If you ever thought protein supplements were just for men and it was all about getting bulky, think again - STRIPPD are for women - making your lifestyle work for you - a simple, easy, nutritious way to guarantee you are getting enough protein. Plus, the package is really pretty too!

All my lovely retreat attendees will be having goodie bags, courtesy of Rude Health and STRIPPD - it's going to be amazing. There are just two spaces left, so snap yours up this week! I'll be announcing the next retreat in February 2017 very soon...

Until next week,

Amy xoxo

 

Do you suffer from stress or burnout?

Do you suffer from stress or burnout?

This poor little puppy does!!

Whenever we go anywhere fun, or we meet up with people that she likes (so, everyone), she runs around like a mad thing and refuses to go to sleep when she's tired. This picture was a recent occurrence - we went camping in the Gower and little Shoes was so excited that she found it seriously hard to rest! When we got home, she slept pretty much all day to recover from it!

With us humans, it tends to be the same reaction but opposite reasoning - we chase our tails all day after work, family, friends, tasks, our to-do list until we find ourselves seriously depleted and exhausted.

This runs like a nasty cycle until something bad happens and it forces us to listen. Particularly for us women, we refuse to take time for ourselves - we don't see ourselves as worth it or deserving. 

How would it feel to put yourself and your health first? How would it feel to take control of those cycles? We all have them - with eating, jumping from diet to diet, trying out all the supposed solutions, only to end up exactly where we were at the start, only poorer, more frustrated and possibly with metabolic damage. With exercise, we'll try the latest celebrity diet plan, count calories, try a different thing every week - we don't see results, we don't feel good, so we stop and again, we're back at the same place. With time - we think we don't have any, we squeeze in things that we really can't do, we put ourselves right at the bottom of our priority list.

This is really hard for everyone. At the moment, my phone screensaver says 'put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place'. It's tough - particularly running my own business, having the above puppy, studying for more qualifications, etc etc - but it works. Prioritising your own wellbeing - your health, physical and mental - everything else does fall into place and it does get done.

So, today, I'm asking you to put yourself first - it is worth it, and all this food and exercise stuff doesn't have to be this hard. It doesn't have to add to the stress - in fact, it should take away from it, and I can show you how.

I can show you how to:

> Eat food that makes you happy, gives your body what it needs, and helps you to get easily down to your ideal weight.

> Use exercise and self-prioritising to manage your stress and be more productive

> Exercise in a way that is fun, achievement-focused and effective.

What do you say? 

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I promise you, it will be worth it and you will learn things that you don't know right now that will change your life. 

Until next week,

Amy 

xoxo

Imbalances in your mind will result in imbalances in your body - how to tackle them?

Imbalances in your mind will result in imbalances in your body - how to tackle them?

Imbalances in your mind will result in imbalances in your body. For example, if you're unhappy, you'll veer towards eating traditionally comforting foods and eating more of them than is good for you. Contrastingly, if you are happy, you'll naturally gravitate towards more healthful foods, feel joyful about movement and exercise and respect and love your body. 

I just read a statistic that 96% of self-driven weight loss attempts fail. To me, a lot of weight loss and fitness solutions are like a sticking plaster - by counting calories and restricting foods you control the consequence (temporarily) but don't address where it's all coming from. If you're anything like me, I overeat and eat rubbish when I'm sad, lonely or just generally feeling imbalanced. When I'm feeling myself and whole, I'm much less likely to.


The above two pictures are me five years ago at university and me today. Back then, I was living in a room in a shared house, with two horrible girls, black mould everywhere and I really wasn't enjoying what I was doing. I stopped exercising and began eating cheap, rubbish food all the time. I ate for comfort and stimulation - ultimately, I was really bored and lonely! 

I left that house and begun to get happier - it was then that I realised I had put on three stone and definitely wasn't looking or feeling well. Each year of my life since then has been exponentially happier and I think that shows! I both look and feel so much better - there's still room for improvement, but everything is going in the right direction. 

That's why I take a holistic approach today - it's not about weighing and measuring and setting strict parameters (in fact, I won't ever weigh or measure you) - it's about working on body, mind and soul to get you feeling happy, strong and powerful. We deserve it! 

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