Sugar C-rush

A post about lessons learnt, and listening to your body. A much needed rest day zipped by, and by dinner time I had no appetite for my one of normal balanced, healthy dinner. Instead, it seemed like a brilliant idea...

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Why squats are your number one exercise…

The squat. Arguably the most important single exercise. Why? Because not only does it work our biggest trio of muscles (the glutes - aka the butt) but performed well and this is a total body blaster as core muscles...

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WARNING: don’t get sucked into this fad

The 80's were all about low fat. Fat was the devil, responsible for heart disease, cardiovascular conditions and a whole host of other ailments and illnesses. From it the era of "low fat " emerged and a plethora of "diet"...

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the 5 rules for getting fit and getting lean

The day I launched my blog, I posted my "top 5's" where I talked about my definitive five for fitness, food and life. Now I'm in week three of the biggest training plan I've ever undertaken, on my way...

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I trained and I Tri-ed: Blenheim is done!

Six months of training lead to a very wet and windy Saturday in June and the Blenheim Triathlon... I did the Blenheim Sprint Triathlon last year and loved is so much I came back for a Second time... I was very...

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Eat fat – get thin (and healthy)

Through the 1980's the media and manufacturers did an awesome job of scare us into thinking all fat makes us ill and fat, and that low-fat is the way forward. Thankfully there are slowly coming to their senses, but do...

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Glutes of steel

Bum, booty, butt. We’re getting to the bottom of the matter… (sorry). In order to really understand why exercise itself matters, and which exercises individually matter, I think we need to know what we are doing and why. Our glutes are...

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Want to instantly improve your running?…How to buy your perfect trainers

I had a life altering experience last week... and so felt I had to share it. The joy of getting new trainers. My dear old running trainers had 12 months of hard tarmac beneath them... three half marathons, a triathlon,...

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Sweet news…

Exciting news this week from a very powerful commercial drinks company. PepsiCo... the second biggest soft-drink company in America, announced that aspartame (remember this deadly fella on our list of chemicals to avoid in our food when we shop? )...

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Let’s talk six pack…

If we’re not talking about beer, we must be talking about the abdominal muscles, or “abs”. So what exactly are we talking about? When we talk core, it is easy to immediately think it’s all about abs, but that’s...

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