Fad diet more like bad diet 🚫

This subject grates on my bones!

I have so many people ask me about quick wins with losing weight … guess what … THERE ARE NONE!

If you want to lose weight and keep it off them you need you need to change your lifestyle and keep it that way.

Thinking that you can just drink Apple cider vinegar for a month or drink herbalife with make you forever thin is complete bollocks! Sorry but it is.

If you want to truly lose weight and keep it off, then the only thing that will work is a balanced diet and exercise and yes, you will have to carry on exercising throughout your life. Like I said it’s a lifestyle choice. Don’t expect to step on the stepper and lose 5lbs. It doesn’t work like that.

Now I’m not saying you need to be in the gym 5 times a week however here are a few things you can do without joining the gym and without exhausting yourself:

  1. Walk to work – if you live a mile or 2 away then walk or bike!
  2. Run up and down the stairs 10 times every day
  3. Grab some tins out of the cupboard and work your arms
  4. Squat whilst brushing your teeth
  5. Do leg raises off the side of your bed.
  6. Drink water!!!!!!!! Guys this is the best one and the easiest. How easy is it to drink 8 pints of beer, Well change it for water

It’s not hard to start being that little bit healthier! Fad diets do not work and more often that not you will end up gaining more weight when you stop than when you began!

Think about your lifestyle and start making them changes.

Look at the below and give them a go 👌

F x

Barely time for breakfast?

So I’m sat on the train going to Cardiff thinking how dam tired I am! This is the story of my life! As a woman working 2 jobs and doing uni part time I more or less walk around with my eyes shut and certainly don’t have time to prepare eggs Benedict every morning (as amazing as that would be). No my mornings entail me hopping around the house half naked with a brush stuck in my hair trying to feed two dogs and dress myself without having a nervous breakdown, sound familiar?

My problem was that because I used to skip breakfast, at about 10am I’d find myself becoming really hungry and snacking on crap! Then I discovered Herbalife.

Now Herbalife, I’m sure you’re thinking is another fad diet and if you use it for every meal I can imagine it could become that, so if that’s what you plan to do then this is not for you!

However if you’re like me and need a quick and healthy breakfast that will give you the energy and supplements you need to last you throughout the morning then I would seriously suggest trying these yummy shakes!

I’m currently using the mint choc chip formula 1 and have it with about 300 ml of rice milk. It tastes like mint aero which is delish!

If you want to know more about my favourite little shake, including nutritional value/where to buy/benefits then drop me a line.

Best thing to do is give it a try 😊💚

F x

Fitness fanatic

So as you know by now, I love fitness. Fitness is my ultimate passion and eventually I would love to have a career based around fitness, the only problem I find is I’m skeptical about things, the usual stuff not getting enough followers, not getting enough business and failing.

However all of my worries still don’t stop me from doing what I love … working out!

I am, for better of words, obsessed with fitness. I find that the gym, the outdoors, the sweat dripping down my neck and my muscles aching from training are all things that take me to my happy place. Never have I come out of the gym and said “I feel worse after doing that”.

Fitness is probably the best therapy you can do for your mental health and your physical health. So don’t be afraid to start.

One thing I would really advise you guys to look at is the IQI FITNESS mini stepper which is available from Amazon at £34.99. If you are slightly nervous about starting out in the gym or you have little time available to get to the gym, then this little gizmo is the best thing for you to get your hands on. It’s compact and easy to use and you can step onto it whilst watching your favourite TV soap. Plus a simple 30 minute workout on this bad boy can see you burning up to 300 calories! Seriously! So instead of sitting on the couch stuffing your face with a doughnut you can be burning the calories with this little dream stepper.

I’m thinking of putting up videos of my workouts, would this be helpful to anyone? Let me! Also you can follow me on Facebook and on instagram for little tips.

Drop me an email if you fancy a chat about fitness, I’m always happy to help 🙂

F x

 

Exercising whilst pregnant – It’s not a sin!

Ever since being pregnant by sugar cravings have spiralled out of control, yes I have become the cookie monster.

I eat more cake than a baker and that’s why I think it is so important to exercise. Now as pregnant women will know, the idea of exercise after a long day in work is like shaking hands with Hitler … not wanted, but it is still so important to keep active during pregnancy.

Now you’ve probably come across people saying ‘you shouldn’t be exercising’ or ‘that’s bad for the baby’, take it from me punch them in the throat! (Well not literally, but figuratively) Exercising when pregnant is excellent for you and the baby, if done in the right way.

Let’s have a look at the benefits of exercising whilst pregnant

  • Exercising makes it easier for you to get your figure back after the baby is born
  • By exercising you increase the strength of the baby’s heartbeat
  • You can have a better labour if you have kept active throughout your pregnancy
  • It reduces backache, yes ladies that god awful pain that makes you want to curl up in a ball, exercise can help with that!

And they are just a few, now I’m not suggesting you run a marathon or start training for a triathlon however if there is a swimming pool in your area then get your best swimsuit out and go for a swim. You will be amazed how much more energized you feel after you do a bit of exercise.

I swim twice a week with my partner and I love it, we also walk everywhere and yes I do still go to the gym.

If you want any advice with exercising whilst pregnant then contact me and I will try my best to give you the best advice I can 🙂

 

About

Hey there!

So after months of trying to convince myself to start a blog, here i am! And although I now have my very own blog i cannot disguise the fact that this is only a side thing i am doing as i still have a full time job and i’m in Uni full time. Where do i get the time hey?

So here is the usual bits and bobs; my name is Faye. I live in North Wales with my fiance and my two four legged handsome boys. I work in Welfare however my passion is not there. My passion lies with … FITNESS (and food). Yes i love fitness but i am also a huge foodie. I am you’re average girl, i want to look good but i also enjoy food. I love being in the gym but i find it very difficult to say no to a slice of cake!

Oh and i am 13 weeks pregnant!

I am hoping that through my posts i can inspire, relate to people and help empower everyday women.

Thanks for visiting.