Why I’ve Ditched My Gym Programme AND Stopped Tracking My Food!

Okay so let me start off with a bit of a disclaimer by saying everyone is different and everyone has different goals. So if your goal is specific to a certain body composition – you probably shouldn’t just quit tracking and following your gym programme after reading this!haha. I’m just talking about me and what…

10 Tips to Stop Hating Mondays!

1. Stop Dreading Monday Blue Mondays are a myth. Pretend that you actually like Mondays, change your mindset. You have the power to change how you feel. Monday is just another day. It’s all about how you approach it. Start Monday off with a negative mind and you’re almost guaranteed to have a bad day….

Do You Wake Up Feeling Overwhelmed or Anxious?

Do you wake up, check your phone, think about everything you have to get done that day and break into a cold sweat – no matter big or little that to-do list is. If not, excellent! You will still benefit from the following though 🙂 As a personal trainer with a full time job, private…

10 Daily Tips To Improve Your Health & Nutrition

1. Eat protein with every meal. Protein helps build lean muscle, keeps us feeling fuller for longer & has a higher thermic effect than other macronutrients. You should aim to have around 1-2 palm size portions of protein per meal, depending on how active you are. This is a simple starter guideline to get you…

Is fruit making you fat?!

That’s a bit of a bold statement I know, but it made you click 😉 First and foremost I want to tell you before you read any further that fruit is NOT ‘bad’ for you and it does not solely make you fat. Too much of anything isn’t good for you, blah, blah, blah….but it’s…

Do You Suffer With PCOS?

So first of all, for those of you that might not know what PCOS is, it stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  PCOS has become very common in women nowadays and is thought to be affecting anything between 1 in every 5-10 women, in the UK/Ireland anyway. So what is it? PCOS can have a few…

Yellow Chicken Curry Recipe

Yellow Chicken Curry (serves 4) Ingredients: 500g Chicken Breasts (4 medium) 1 Tbsp Yellow Curry Paste 1 tin coconut milk (can choose light option) 1 clove garlic 1 small onion

Added Sugar – What is it?!

Added sugar is different to the natural sugar found in foods such as fruit. But how much added sugar should we be having per day? Well, the American Heart Association now recommends men to have no more than 36g of added sugar and women no more than 25g of added sugar per day.

Charity Boxing Update

After my previous newsletter update in the lead up to the white collar boxing, I mentioned I had raised around 1,890 EURO, well exceeding my goal of €1,000. I am delighted to say that the total raised was a whopping €3,170. Incredible. I felt such a sense of achievement before I even stepped in that ring,…

Top Tips After Overeating – ‘Tis The Season!

December is the month of festivities after all and that includes family, friends, food and drink . . .and more food! 😉 Therefore I’ve put together a few tips to help limit the damage after you’ve overdone it a little. Safe to Christmas Day will be the big one! 😛 Limiting the damage the days…

Diet Soft Drinks – Are they really that bad?

You can call them fizzy drinks, pop, soda or soft drinks – but whatever you call them, we all know that they’re not exactly classed as ‘healthy’, right? Regular soft drinks have been linked with conditions such as obesity and diabetes to name just a few. (1)(2) The sugar content in a regular soft drink…