What is Confidence?

What is Confidence?

January 1, 2019By StefMental Health, Wellbeing

What is confidence? – Confidence is self belief, the ability to succeed, feeling secure rather than insecure. How do I get confident? First of all, you need to take time to care for yourself – and all you mums out there are like “Well that’s that then, may as well stop reading now!!” 🤦🏼‍♀️ Wrong. It … Read More

Engage your Core

Engage your Core

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Wellbeing

Engage your core – Your core isn’t just your abdominals, it consists of all of the muscles in your midsection, including your pelvic floor, neck, back of the neck, glutes, back, obliques, hips, shoulders and booty. So when your trainer shouts ‘you are pathetic engage your core’ 😉!! Remember it’s not just your abs, think about … Read More

Cheat Meals

Cheat Meals

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Food, Wellbeing

Cheat meal – lemme talk to you about a cheat meal. First of all, cheat is such a negative word! A cheat ‘acts dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage’. Secondly a cheat meal tends to turn into a cheat day and then before you know it, it’s Monday and that’s the ‘diet … Read More

Why do you Exercise?

Why do you Exercise?

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Mental Health, Wellbeing

Why do you exercise? – When I was a teenager I found my parents were so bloody embarrassing and they just frustrated the life out of me (please note they are just normal parents, I was the one with the problem). I used to go for a little run to let out my frustrations – … Read More

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Wellbeing

Raising the bar – weight lifting is a common type of strength training. As soon as you lift one weight you will look like a bodybuilder…Just kidding. They don’t instantly make you ‘massive’ it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and deprivation to look as lean as a body builder. So don’t be scared … Read More

Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Mental Health, Wellbeing

Follow your dreams – I wanted to be a personal trainer when I was nineteen years old. I got a dead end job as a lifeguard and ten years flew by. I recently got made redundant from a local leisure centre – thanks to some super cool camera technology. At first I felt slightly resentful, … Read More

Always Stretch

Always Stretch

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Wellbeing

Always stretch – flexibility training is an essential health related component of fitness, but it is so overlooked. One of the reasons I don’t skip a stretch is because it can actually enhance your performance, giving you that boost for a better workout. Stretching on a regular basis will not only improve your level of … Read More

Organic Foods

Organic Foods

January 1, 2019By StefFood, Wellbeing

Organic foods – How your food is grown or raised can have a major affect on your mental and physical health. Organic produce has fewer pesticides, growth hormones, herbicides and fertilisers used from synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge!! 🤢 People with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or go away when … Read More