I saw a post on Facebook the other day questioning whether trainers should have a six-pack before offering any kind of health/fitness advice. I LOLd a little bit, but then one of my clients who is almost qualified to PT was questioning her place in
"The deepest pain I ever felt was denying my own feelings to make everyone else comfortable" - Nicole Lyons
So often as women we put themselves last, after watching our mothers slave away for the family and learn over time through societies conditioning that it’s better
I love this picture as to me it represents how much my perspective has changed, both as a trainer and as a woman in this industry. Definitely not as strong or as lean as I once was, but stronger and healthier than ever in both
"Don't waste another second thinking that you're failing, when really all you're doing is growing" - Chani Nicholas
Growth comes in many forms.
Sometimes it’s the obvious things like getting a new job, completing your degree, or getting a pay rise
Sometimes it’s the more subtle things like
There will be many places in which you will encounter rejection. The mirror should not be one of them.
How do you feel when you look in the mirror? If it's not good, then that’s a sure-fire sign you need to do a little work on
'To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance' - Oscar Wilde
Self-love is pretty new concept, but one that is gaining ground very quickly of late. Even modern science suggests strong links between self love and physical/emotional wellbeing. What is self-love? It's acceptance of
Inner peace begins the moment you decide not to let another person or event control your emotions.
To be emotionally involved in something means that you care. It means that you FEEL. When you're a sensitive human it means that you feel everything, including the things
Are you listening to your body? Our bodies have an amazing capacity to collect and send information in an attempt to keep itself balanced, whether it's for rest, particular nutrients, or the early stages of illness or injury.
Most things that we consider 'normal' these days
The secret to having it all, is realising you already do
The root of joy is gratefulness. Gratitude takes what we already have and turns it into 'enough'. Separating yourself from feelings of envy and lack, and realizing you already have everything you need around you
At the moment I am reading about the connection between food and mental health. The number of women/girls I have trained over the years whose depression, anxiety and general wellbeing has improved with good nutrition is crazy, and it’s something I am really passionate about.