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…

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,…

All about macros: Protein

First of all, what are macronutrients or ‘macros’ as they are more commonly known? The three main macronutrients are Protein, Fat & Carbohydrates. The foods you eat on a daily basis are made up of different macronutrient combinations. Examples: Chicken breast – mainly protein with a little fat Tuna – mainly protein Salmon – mainly…

Burpee Challenge

If you haven’t seen any of my social media pages today then here it is again… Take part in the 40 days of 40 burpees challenge!  It’s always good to challenge yourself, and what better way to do so than being part of a group with over 7,000 members (so far) doing the same thing?!…

Use music to motivate you

Quick & simple, and it may help you push yourself to train the days you really don’t feel like it! Make a workout playlist that lifts your mood & motivates you. I have the most random taste in music, so when it comes to the gym, literally anything could pop up on my iPod/phone. That’s fine…

Stuck for time to workout? Try a HIIT workout

For those of you still reading these tips daily, a big thank you! 😀 We are officially into the 4th week of January – I swear the time passes by faster & faster as the years go on! Anyway, on to our 22nd tip of the month. To save time & burn calories more efficiently,…

Summer is coming

Is one of your goals fat loss? Are you lacking some Monday motivation after the weekend? Well, let me tell you something that might shift your ass into gear…. There are only 20 weeks until the summer. Yes, 20 weeks. Let that sink in. Of course, if fat loss isn’t your goal, then never mind…

The importance of scheduling your workouts

Not only are we on the 4th day of January, but it’s the first Monday of 2016! Absolutely no excuses if you haven’t started to get back on track or begin your journey to a healthier you! Everyone loves a Monday 😀 So by now you should be consciously drinking more water (I know I…

Living with Type II Diabetes

If you suffer from Type II Diabetes, there are actually a few things that you can do to help improve your health. Tweaking your diet and knowing what you can/can’t have, or should I say knowing what you should/shouldn’t have, can prevent your condition from worsening. Worrying facts: -180,300 Irish adults have diabetes, i.e., 5.7%…

Nutrition during Pregnancy

There seems to be something in the air when it comes to pregnancy these days so I thought I would do a post to help you mammy-to-be’s on having a healthy diet during your pregnancy 😀 Most women know the importance of nutrition throughout their pregnancy, but a lot of women don’t know exactly which foods they…

Let me guess, you want to “Tone Up”?

Possibly the most common answer to “What are your goals?” when it comes to body composition in females, and a lot of males too! A flat tummy, toned arms & legs and a nice bum. Ideal! Simple? Lets dig deeper and clear a few things up. First of all, there is no such thing as…

Protein & Whey -The low-down

What is protein? One of the 3 key macro nutrients, Protein is found in muscles, bone, hemoglobin, myoglobin, hormones, antibodies, enzymes, hair and nails. Muscles are only about 20% protein, therefore increasing muscle mass (or ‘toning up’) requires extra water, energy in the form of carbohydrates, and protein.