Last week I wrote a post titled Things Fit People Do Differently, and number one on the list was that ‘they find reasons to move, instead of excuses not to’. The more I thought about it, there more I realised how important this tip was, but also how vague – particularly for people who aren’t used to looking for reasons or ways to move. So I’ve decided to expand on it, with some more simple exercise tips that will help you to add more movement to your life.
I want to let you in on a little secret… there’s no such thing as being ‘naturally fit’. Fit people are just regular people who make a conscious decision to get fit, and to do the best they can for their body and mind. It’s not always an easy decision, but fit people know that being fit, healthy and happy is the best reward out there.
So I’ve started to get into Masterchef this year and it’s become a bit of an addiction – I find myself watching it whenever I make it home in time (ok full disclosure: I’ve been known to stream it on my phone too). You know what’s not so addictive though? The ad breaks! They are slowly killing me. I have come to the realisation that Masterchef is actually 33% ad breaks, 33% contestant sob stories and 34% cooking. Now I’m all for 67% of the production decisions, but you can keep your ad breaks thank you very much. Amirite? I’m going to assume you gave me a little ‘hell yes!’ there, even if it was just in your head.
So I was just flicking back through my last few posts (I know, I know, I’m an egomaniac) and I noticed that it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted a workout – let alone a HIIT workout – on here. Kind of awkward, given that it’s a fitness blog, right?
We’ve all skipped out on a workout or two in our time, but when excuses becomes the rule rather than the exception, it’s time to take a look at those excuses, why you’re using them and how to overcome them and re-discover your workout motivation.
Happiness is a funny thing. Have you ever actually sat around and wondered what happiness is and how to be happy? Sometimes it feels big. And sometimes it’s just a teensy tiny glow in your heart. Sometimes it’s expected. And sometimes it comes completely out of nowhere and you’ll find yourself randomly thanking your lucky stars for all the amazing things you have in your life.
A little bit of Googling shows plenty of articles out there with tips on how to LOOK your best in the buff, but – if you ask me – the real issue is in figuring out how to FEEL your best… how to love yourself! It doesn’t matter how textbook-perfect your tummy is or how KK-esque your butt is if you’re carrying negative thoughts about yourself.
Do you want to hear something scary? According to the World Health Organisation, the number of people in the world living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980. Diabetes Australia quotes that in Australia, 280 people are diagnosed with diabetes every day. That’s one every five minutes. And that figure doesn’t even take into account the number of people currently living with pre-diabetes. Diabetes complications can lead to serious health complications, including heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation. And the scariest part of all – but the part that should also give us the most hope – is that the most prevalent form of diabetes (type II) is entirely preventable.
My name is Jessica and I am addicted to chocolate muesli. I swear I didn’t used to love chocolate this much… in the ‘which would you choose first – lollies, ice cream, chocolate or chips?’ game (that I’m hoping everyone else plays or now I just sound weird), chocolate was always sitting down the bottom at number four. But now it’s all I can do to keep my dirty mitts out of the jar it’s kept in. Try it for yourself and you’ll understand why…
Easter egg hunts. Hide and seek. Marco Polo. Boiled eggs with toast soldiers. Tutus. Mum making dinner. Trampolining.
Seriously. We can’t keep letting kids have all the fun. Recently my 8-Week Challenge girls and I decided to make a stand and take back what is rightfully ours, with a trip to Skyzone in Alexandria. You think you know trampolining? You know nothing until you’ve been to this place.