Do You Recognise These Excuses for Skipping a Workout?

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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.

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50 Things to Be Happy About

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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.

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How to Feel Your Best in Your Birthday Suit

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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.

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Moreish Choc-Nut Muesli

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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…

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Skyzone Alexandria aka My New Favourite Place

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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.

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From Couch to Fun Run – preparing for your first race, with Andrew Pap

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Andrew Pap – owner of Battle Fit Australia and SKINS athlete

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.

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Oh HAI Adidas Pureboost X

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adidas PUREBOOST X Launch at Goat Island.

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.

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AMRAP Workouts – So Bad They’re Good

AMRAP_LGFAMRAP. 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.

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The 6 Health Apps on My Phone

app2Phone apps have seriously changed the world we live in. From connecting with friends, to ordering dinner, to shopping online, to taking better photos, to tracking flights, to wasting time… there’s an app for pretty much any situation you’re ever likely to encounter. But how do you know which apps are worth your time, and which ones you should steer clear of? Well, when it comes to health and fitness apps at least, I can help you out. I’ve downloaded and used a bunch of them in my time – both paid and free – and today I’m showcasing the six that are on highest rotation on my phone.

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Valentine’s Day Un-Baking – Raw Choc Cake

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Whether you’re single, taken or at the gym, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse for one thing: chocolate. But if you’re staying strong on those New Year’s resolutions (go you!) and are looking for a healthier alternative to the regular store-bought stuff, this post is for you.  It’s a raw chocolate cake, developed by the team at Kamalaya Koh Samui, aka my dream holiday destination. I had them on the blog in 2015, talking meditation and sleep, but now we’re really into the important stuff: chocolate.

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