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.
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. 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.
Running season is nearly upon us, and whether you are planning on completing a 5km or a half marathon, it’s always good to be prepared. Here are ultra-runner and expert Andrew Pap’s top tips for helping you prepare for your first event.
I love a new pair of shoes as much as the next girl, but I do have a few prerequisites. They’ve gotta be versatile enough to wear with different outfits for one, and a little pop of colour is always a winner. Oh and they need to be comfortable enough to get me through hours of bouncing around, obviously. Comfort is key.
OK, maybe I should be more specific: I love sneakers.
AMRAP. For some reason this acronym always reminds me of a sandwich. Probably because I spend a large portion of my life thinking about food. Unfortunately for us all though, AMRAP is nowhere near as delicious as my breaded friend. Quite the opposite… much better for you though.