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…

Strategies for Keeping in Shape on Vacation

You probably know this feeling. You are working hard on getting in shape for your beach holiday. You are giving it your all to be nicely toned to show off your bikini. You work out at the gym, you run, you watch what you eat, you reduce your alcohol and sugar intake. And then, finally,…

I Am Watching What I Eat And I Exercise, So Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

How many times have you asked yourself this question? How often has a friend complained to you that they are not losing weight despite eating clean and working out? I hear it all the time. At the gym, in my family, among my friends. It’s happened to me too. People at the gym saying “you…