Successful and not so Successful Diet-Related Weight Loss Strategies

We all have read them. Countless articles in magazines and sometimes even whole books on how to lose weight. We all have a friend or colleague who has lost weight and swears by the method they used. But how do we know what actually works and if it works for us? How many crash diets…

Dealing With Negative Thoughts

Unless you are blessed with amazing self-confidence and/or are the lucky winner of the gene pool, you probably have days where you are standing in front of your mirror and don't like what you see. I used to have lots of these days when I was unhappy, unfit and overweight (you can read about it…

A Fitness Tracker as Motivation to Move

I spoilt myself a year ago and bought a Fitbit Charge 2. I used to have a Polar heart rate monitor to keep track of my heart rate while I was pregnant. Just to make sure I did not overheat during exercise and hurt the baby. And although it is still working, I was a…

Fitspiration is not Necessarily Inspiration

Fitspiration is a new term on the block, a blend of fitness and inspiration. According to the Oxford dictionary, fitspiration is a person or thing that serves as motivation for someone to sustain or improve health and fitness. Under this definition my blog for example would probably be considered fitspiration. The message of fitspiration often…

A Smoothie a Day Keeps the Blues Away

I am a smoothie addict. I have one on most days and mostly after a workout so it is like my treat after sweating it out. I chose this title because I do think a healthy dose of vitamins helps our mental well being. There are whole books on nutrition and depression for example. Even…

How Exercise Keeps You Looking Younger

We all know that exercise is important for a healthy life. And we also know that exercise is important to keep that muffin top in check and to burn calories so we can lose or maintain our weight. When it comes to losing weight, we also know that nutrition is the main factor (the old…