Staying motivated throughout the year

Finding motivation to get you into the mindset of leading a healthier, more positive lifestyle is one thing, but actually sticking to this and maintaining a happy balance is another. You can start off with the best intentions as you turn over a new leaf but after a while, it can be easy to forget about moving your body or eating with an intuitive, well rounded approach. Studies have shown it usually takes around 12-15 days to lose motivation! That’s a minuscule amount of time compared to a whole year! I’m all for listening to your body and not putting…
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Learning to deal with social expectations

We’ve all been there. Compared our life and the path we’re on as an individual to the next person.   ‘I should have a boyfriend/girlfriend’ ‘I should have moved out by now’ ‘I should have my dream job by now’ ‘I should be working out X amount’ ‘I should be eating better’ ‘I should look a certain way’   But what does this do for our confidence and our overall wellbeing? In this post, I’m going to explore my thoughts on what we can all do to manage these expectations.   Where do these expectations come from? I think there…
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My top 5 podcasts

I’ve been listening to podcasts for about 2 years now and use them as a way of learning when commuting, travelling, doing chores or relaxing. When I find a podcast I love, I’m always keen to share it so, I thought I would put together my current top 5 for you in today’s post.   1. Food Psych Food Psych is a podcast dedicated to helping its listeners find a better relationship with food whilst encouraging body acceptance and health at every size. In Food Pysch, Christy Harrison, a registered Dietician and Intuitive Eating Counsellor, talks with guests about their…
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Understanding the value of rest

I’ve always taken rest days but they haven’t always been taken out of choice or without the feeling of guilt creeping into my subconscious. I often told myself that I didn’t deserve a day off and thought that any break from exercise would negatively impact the goals I’d set. Recently however, I’ve come to learn the value in taking rest days for both my physical and mental health. I think if I understood sooner why taking time out to rest was so important, it would have helped me to take a step back more often. Below you’ll find 4 reasons…
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