Us humans are funny creatures. So many of us seem programmed to look on the negative side of things… to see the grey cloud instead of the silver lining, the rain rather than the rainbow. I know I’ve been guilty of this on many an occasion (lord knows how many times my Dad has told me to stop seeing the glass as half empty!) but something has changed within me recently, and I am really finding myself feeling joyful at the most unexpected of moments. So much so that I’ve decided to put together a list of the things I am grateful for. [Read more...]
Push ups. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you know they’re good for you. Personally I think they’re an underrated exercise – a good push up works plenty of muscle groups, including the chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps and core. They’re a tough exercise, and not many people really do them well. But let me tell you a little secret – the best way to get better at push ups is to do more push ups! [Read more...]
960 tricep dips.
7mins 30secs high to low plank.
4mins 10secs air punching.
1min 40secs plank row.
YOU MADE IT! The LGF 28-Day Upper Body Challenge is officially complete.
Apologies for the delay in this post but if, like me, you’re finding it difficult to lift your arms to the keyboard and you feel like you’d rather stab yourself in the eye than do another push up then congratulations, the Challenge was a success! [Read more...]
The end is nigh! Just five more ‘work’ days and you will be able to say that you completed the LGF 28-Day Upper Body Challenge. Or as I like to call it, Hell.
During the week, finding the time to work out can be tough. I’m generally up before 6am, but between walking Lou, full-time work, PT sessions, netball and attempting to have a social life, from Monday to Friday my workouts tend to be the hard and fast ones I can fit in my lunch break. By the time Saturday rolls around I am super excited to be able to plan a workout for myself that’s longer than 30 minutes, plus I get to train near the beach and – the most exciting part of all – I get to work out with a partner! [Read more...]
Congratulations! You’re officially halfway through the challenge! By now you should be powering through those first few reps with perfect form, feeling stronger, happier and pretty damn proud of yourself! [Read more...]
I like food. I like to eat it. I like to think about eating it. I like to talk about eating it. I like to read about it. I like to look at photos of it. I like to take photos of it.
I have an addiction to food, and as far as addictions go I guess it’s not a bad one – though the drool on my keyboard does make it difficult to type at times…
You know who I blame? Ladies, I’m looking at you:
It’s Monday morning, which can only mean one thing….
Week 2 of the LGF 28-Day Upper Body Challenge starts today!
So I’ve got this friend – let’s call her ‘Spence’ – and she hates weight training. She’s into everything else – cardio, boxing, yoga, running, Pilates and so on – but as soon as I mention weights, she screws her face up at me.
I feel like Spence is not alone with her scrunchy-faced reaction to weights.