I fasted for thirty hours last week. It's the longest I've gone so far and although I didn't break any records, I was pretty happy with my effort. I've started playing around with fasting for the range of health benefits it provides, as well as for a bit a challenge to my will power. What … Continue reading Food relationship status: It’s complicated.
I've got a pretty quick one for you today about goal setting. I was already planning to write a post on small goals, and then I read a book last week which got me excited to write it this today, called 'Stick With It' by Sean Young PhD (seanyoungphd.com). The book is well worth a … Continue reading Small steps or large leaps?
I get questions fairly regularly around rest days, and how often they should be taken. Why do we need (or think we need) rest days? Often, we think of rest days as what you take between your gym sessions to allow you to recover, usually a day where you don't do anything physical at all. … Continue reading To rest or to recover?
I think about motivation a lot because it’s something that I struggle with often personally. And I know I’m not the only one. Why are we sometimes motivated and other times we aren’t? How come there’s occasions where nothing can get in our way, and others when the smallest of hurdles will derail us? At … Continue reading Motivation again.
In case you haven't read the first part of this epic saga, you can find it here. Before I dive in, for the record, I'm not a dietician or nutritionist. Some confusing contradictions. In this post, we're going to try and help you sift through the seemingly endless pile of conflicting info regarding nutrition … Continue reading Too much information (the sequel).
Here's where I was about to put up a post continuing on from where I left off a fortnight ago (read that post here), focusing on the differing approaches to achieving your health and fitness goals. As I was rushing to get it done though, I realised that it could be much better and way … Continue reading An excuse for a good cause.
Do you keep track of your training progress? I know what you're thinking and no, keeping track in your head doesn't count. I've only recently started tracking my training progress very diligently, and it's made such a big difference to the quality and intensity of my training sessions already. The main reason I didn't track … Continue reading Tracking to keep on track.