Integrating Yoga Into Your Fitness Routine

Now that we’ve touched on the beneficial whys of incorporating yoga into your workout regime, it’s time to talk about how. Please note that I am not a fitness expert and you should still do your own research (especially if something doesn’t feel right). This is simply a combination of what I find works, and what I’ve researched myself.

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5 Ways To Use Your Smartphone To Stay Motivated

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Many of us don’t go far without taking our smartphones with us. Instead of complaining about the way things have developed, let’s find a way to use our smartphones as a tool to enhance our efforts and increase motivation. Since you don’t leave home without it, learn to use to stay healthy and on track.

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Are You Guilty Of These Weight Loss Mistakes? (Part Two)

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  • Drinking too much alcohol

Alcohol metabolizes differently than other beverages and foods. Unlike the calories that we get from proteins, fats and carbs, alcohol is seen as a toxin and the body and therefore requires no digestion. The calories turn into body fat and are stored in the body. Alcohol contains empty calories, dehydrates your body and can lower your inhibitions – causing your hard (diet) work to go to waste.

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Are You Guilty Of These Weight Loss Mistakes? (Part One)

Losing weight isn’t as easy as it sounds. It is even more difficult when people have false ideas regarding the best ways to go about weight loss. Here are some of the most common mistakes that people make when trying to lose weight.

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Tips For Staying Fit During Your Travels

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In my previous post I discussed ways in which you can get back into the groove of maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime. However, there are also some easy things you can do during your travels to minimise your time away from the gym. The following tips won’t necessarily make you fit, but they will keep your body and mind in better shape. 

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How To: Get Back On Track After A Holiday

Hi guys! Sorry for the hiatus, but I was busy enjoying an amazing vacation in Australia! Now that I’m back and getting back on track, I thought I’d share some tips for getting back on track after a long break.

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It’s no secret that being on holiday is a time for indulgence and kicking back. Unfortunately, there are consequences to eating, drinking and neglecting exercise since we often aren’t careful during these times. Many of us return home with a few extra pounds, less energy and a looming guilt trip. I say, let it go! Enjoy your holiday to your heart’s content and work your butt off when you get home. Here’s how:

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Fitness Motivation. Watch Out Where You Get It From!

Work out motivation meme’s, images, etc…they are everywhere nowadays. I enjoy seeing them and find a fair few of them to be motivating. However, people often believe that these images aren’t photoshopped, enhanced or altered – and this isn’t the case for SO many of them! I believe that people should find motivation in ways that work for them; whether it’s quotes or posters, but it is so important to be aware that everyone has different results and no one will look the same..especially if looking the same means looking digitally enhanced!

Let’s take Victoria’s Secret models, for example. I have respect for these girls. They train like athletes (especially before hitting the runway!) and they work HARD for their bodies. But, they are still not “good enough” for print. Their bodies are still altered with photoshop/lighting/makeup. Even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley admits that they use gel padding “I do believe in chicken fillets. I’m not saying you have to use them, but if anyone knows me and sees me in a photoshoot, well, there are friends in there.” and Miranda Kerr admits to even more (in the image at the end of this post). 

Here are some examples of what we are supposed to think they look like/what women look like (Before & After): 

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I think the following pictures are much more inspiring than the photoshopped edition. Women who are taking charge of their health and bodies:

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Let whatever you want inspire you, but don’t think that you have to reach a specific result. The best you can do for you is simply that, the best. 

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