Author Archives: Odysseus300

Beginner’s Guide: Calorie Counting

I bang on all the time about how you don’t need to be low carb, or low fat, or IF, or any magic type of diet to help you to lose weight – you just need a calorie deficit from foods you can tolerate & some time. But I realised this week some of you […]
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Cast a vote for the sort of person you want to be.

Today I want to talk about where you spend your money and time. Whether that’s on the things that support your vision of who you want to become, or take you further from it. Do you invest in a gym membership that you never use, because that casts a vote for the you that you […]
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The obstacles in your path aren’t obstacles. They are the path.

Not finding the time to workout, or cook nutritious food because you’re too busy? It’s common to find that when the kids are off school, your carefully planned routines go out of the window. Or when work starts to get a little bit crazy, those self care rituals are the first to get chopped.  I […]
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3 Steps to Managing Your Diet

“I don’t know what I should eat!”  I get told this a few times a week, and it seems like a real sticking point for people with their diets. It need not be complicated, I’m going to make a 3 step process to help you piece together some meal plans. Step 1: Make a list […]
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Trusting Yourself

I was talking to a new mindset client yesterday, and she was explaining that she often has periods of self doubt so extreme that she feels that she’s sabotaging the things in her life which she values most – her relationships, her health, her goals. I could empathise, and I’m sure you can too. You’re […]
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“Not yet”

“Not yet” is the largest enemy of change. It’s a lie we tell ourselves about why we should wait until Monday to start our diets. Why we’ll wait until January to join the gym. Why we’ll wait until retirement to book that once in a lifetime trip. Why we wait to approach that special human […]
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How to fix a gym slump & regain your mojo.

Gym slumps are not often talked about with fitness professionals because we seem to want to give the impression we’re always meal prepping chicken and broccoli and training twice a day, loving it. The fact is gym slumps happen to everyone, including those of us who work in the industry, and I think it’s far […]
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4 Ways to Overcome Gym Anxiety

You’re thinking about returning to the gym after a period away. It’s on your mind, but you’re feeling anxious and apprehensive about going.  Whether it’s your first time ever, or you’re just making the transition back into fitness, the gym can be a place of anxiety for some folks. It’s my sincere goal that everyone […]
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Hiring a personal trainer seeming like an expensive indulgence?

Making the decision to hire a personal trainer, or coach, might seem like an expensive choice. After all, there’s so much information available online for free, why would you pay for something that you could probably figure out yourself? You can figure out your own training stimulus, right? It can’t be that hard. A few […]
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