Month: February 2014

My weakness used to be Crunchy Nut Cornflakes!

It’s true, I used to regularly eat Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Not the old, boring Cornflakes, ah no. I needed the ones with a bit of taste and a bit of crunch! Being a Personal Trainer, why would I eat these? I mean, have you seen what’s actually in them? Sugar being the main no-no. Well, […]

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I nearly choked on my sausage sandwich!

Ah, the innocent sausage! My dad has a sausage sandwich almost every morning – in WHITE bread too – with MARGARINE! I know, I’ve told him a MILLION times about that lethal combination. I probably won’t change him now though. He’s too set in his ways. So, am I saying that a sausage sandwich is […]

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We all have a friend who does this…

Do you have a friend who is constantly on a diet? Or maybe involved with the latest fitness craze? Although I’m a male (yes, it’s true!), I do have a friend like this. He has tried the Atkins Diet, joined the gym, and eaten lettuce for a day (well, maybe not quite JUST lettuce). Then […]

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Mothers get just 17 minutes of ‘me time’ each day

An article which recently appeared in the Daily Mail suggested that mothers are really busy these days. In fact, so much so that they get just 17 minutes of ‘me time’ each day! 17 minutes? 1.2% of every day? That’s not a lot is it? Looking after the kids, working long hours, doing the household […]

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Maybe we’re all guilty of emotional eating

Emotional Eating: When you eat because of boredom or stress, you tend to reach for the cakes, biscuits, chips and other unhealthy (usually sugary) foods rather than the carrot or celery sticks! So, what’s the problem? If you continue to eat like that every time you get bored or stressed, your body will get used […]

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Argh, I got on the scales this morning and put on a lb

How often do you weigh yourself? Are you one of many women who weigh themselves EVERY day? It’s a dangerous game and, in my opinion, can work in a negative way. Say you’re going ‘all out’ on your new diet regime, doing everything possible to lose weight. You get on the scales after day 1 […]

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I’m over Forty so does that mean I get old and crotchety?

When you reach Forty, you just get old and crotchety and it’s all downhill from then on! Well, that’s what my mother reckons!! Hell, I may as well book my hospital bed now so the doctors can take care of me when I’m broken! I’m 46, 47 next month and I also train women who […]

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Ooh, exercise just HURTS too much!

Exercise hurts right? Of course it does! I bet you didn’t think I would say that! Look, you can go on for the rest of your life and stay sitting down for hours and hours. Or you may go for a gentle stroll on the beach. Great, I’m sure the scenery and the sea air […]

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You just can’t stick to that diet, can you?

Argh, when I hear the word ‘diet’, it makes me cringe! Everywhere I look, I see the word. I hear it on the radio, on TV, on the cover of magazines. Everywhere!! Used in the right context of course and ‘diet’ can just mean what you eat as opposed to ‘going on a diet’. I […]

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