Tips to Start Exercising at Home

I don’t know about you, but I am a total creature of habit. I love my daily routines. I like when my days - especially weekdays - follow a pattern. I get up at the same time, I have the same amount of coffee, do the school run, do my workouts at the gym, groceries…

How to Avoid Weight Gain in Self-Isolation

Chances are you are stuck at home as I am. And just like me, you may also have your kids at home all day since the schools are currently closed. As a result, many of us feel stressed - our daily routines have changed, we may feel uncertain and anxious in these challenging times and…

What I have learnt from being 6 weeks sober

March 1, 2020, Etihad flight Abu Dhabi - Zurich The plan had been to be sitting on this flight with a glass of champagne in hand. However, I am sitting here with a cup of peppermint tea. The plan has changed. But let me start from the beginning. 48 days ago I was diagnosed with…

Mental Benefits of Exercise

In my last blog I talked about the physical benefits of exercise. And I did not address weight loss on purpose. Exercise is usually recommended to people who want to lose weight (actually they want to lose body fat as explained in my blog about why the scale is not a good gauge of success).…

Why Your Body Needs Rest Days

Have you heard someone say “Rest day? Where is my rest muscle and how do I train it?”  or “Rest day. Aka thinking-about-the-gym-all-day.” For some, rest days are really hard. I am sometimes one of those people. Working out at the gym, doing circuits, spinning or Muay Thai training makes me feel so good that…

Muay Thai – Or Why You Should Always Just Try (Anything)

Some of you may have read one of my oldest blog posts where I write about how I discovered Muay Thai. It’s been over two years now and I’m loving it more than ever. It’s been a bit of an up down relationship, but then again, which relationship isn’t? So I thought it may be…

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Going

It’s the beginning of February and my guess is that a lot of people have or are just about to give up on their New Year’s resolutions. I totally get that. How many times have I barely made it through two weeks with my effort to get fit, eat better, stop smoking, do exercise. For…