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fitbit Ionic: Instantly Iconic

“For that price I’d hope it walks 10,000 steps a day for me!” – Christa Kaizer, Jan 2018  (pre-Ionic)

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What Came First: The Chicken or the IBS?

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all. A warm welcome back to regular readers and a huge hello to new ones! I hope you got more for Christmas than just a few extra pounds on the scale… T’is the season to be Jolly, after all, and it happens to the best of us.
It’s time to kick start the new year the best way I know how and I’m taking you with me – so let’s get right into it!

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Working out a Routine to Avoid Gym Fear

To say the last 2 months have been a whirlwind for me would be an understatement. I tried, but admittedly failed miserably,  to maintain a routine while spending 3 days a week out of the country, and as a result my anxiety and confidence took a huge knock.

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When did ‘being healthy’ stop ‘being enough’?

I am a fit and healthy 25 year old woman. Standing at 5 foot 3 inches tall, I wear a size 10 (sometimes an 8) and exercise regularly. I eat an extremely balanced diet, never depriving my body of nutrients while having treats in moderation. I have a good social life, enjoy meals out with fiends and boyfriend with the occasional takeaway with my family. I can out-sprint male colleagues on the rowing machine, am lifting heavier weights than I have ever managed before, completing crazy fitness challenges and have overcome my 3pm slumps at work. I am living a healthy and happy life.
So why isn’t this enough?

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False Advertising; Fun Mudder 2017

I spent 6 months anticipating an 11 mile run broken up with 24 obstacles with nerves and anxiety, but as the day drew closer I felt an overwhelming feeling of excitement. I had spent months preparing for an event that previous Mudders have described as ‘painful yet enjoyable’ and I couldn’t wait to witness the world famous obstacles.

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Weighting around for bed time: How exercise affects sleep

As a 25 year old, self-confessed lover – nay, admirer – of sleep, I’ve never really had any major problems with paying the land of nod a visit, be it at 3 in the morning, or briefly at 4 in the afternoon.

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Jumping for (Birthday) Joy: My First Indoor Trampolining Experience

They’re springing up all over the place; indoor trampoline parks are all the rage amongst children and fitness fanatics alike. As an early birthday activity, I was taken to Gravity Force Trampoline Park and it was flipping amazing!

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RWL HIIT Harder – A Full & Honest Review

To say this journey hasn’t come with its fair share of highs and lows would be a lie, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it and for that I am happy for the  last 3 months. It’s taken me slightly longer than the allotted 12 weeks due to travelling a lot with work, holidays, and gym equipment ‘incidences’ that we all agreed never to speak of again, didn’t we? Yes. Excellent. Moving on…
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HIIT-ing Harder: The Halfway Mark

6 weeks done and dusted already! Time flies when you’re having 4 weekly funerals for your fat. 24 HIIT sessions done, 24 more to go.

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