Sunday, 29 August 2010

Day one of the Detox!

The detox has begun.....
I need to rid my body of all the horrible toxins which are now residing within!

So my diet still needs a bit of work, but as I'm at home and not doing my own food shopping I'll look at that when I get back to Loughborough!

Tomorrow I will post what exercise I have done, what food I have eaten, how much water I have drank, etc

Here is the challenge...I'm going to the cinema at one with my sister! uhoooooh that normally for me means  fanta and either a bag of maltesars (to myself) or popcorn.

Is the end of my detox in sight already? Fingers crossed no!

Rules so far
-Lots and Lots of water
-A cup of green tea a day
-No sweets, chocolate, crisps, alcohol
-No sugary drinks
-Heap loads of fruit

Can you think of any other rules I need to add to my detox?

Friday, 27 August 2010

Friday Fever!

My 3 weeks of minimal training and lots of food are over as of Sunday, I can't wait to get back on track and fill you in on all my training!

I'm off to teach Body Combat now, then three classes in the morning, and a birthday party on Sat night...which means a whole day in bed on Sunday :D

This week I have tried Zumba which was brilliant! and tomorrow I will be trying a blast class. My last few days of eating all the food I can fit in and drinking alcohol ends Sunday at midnight!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 26 August 2010


I must set everyone straight on this. It is probably the most common exercise myths I hear.

                                      "Doing crunches will get you a six pack"

Whilst in the gym I spotted a girl I knew. She had been doing crunches for about half an hour (with short breaks) I went and sat next to her and asked what she was doing,

                                     "Oh I really want a 4 or a six pack for my holiday next week"

She is not the slimmest of people I know and does have a fair amount of excess body fat around her middle

So i began to explain... If you have a layer of fat over your abdominal muscles then you will not be able to see your muscles and therefore will not be able to see any six pack. You need to reduce your body fat in order to achieve your six pack.
If you want one, see previous post on goal setting, as getting a six pack for next week with out surgery is impossible!

She accepted this and decided on going for a run the following morning. This delighted me, the only thing that delighted me more was that before she left I went to the bar to get a drink and she was buying a chocolate muffin :)...we will tackle that one next time!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Time for a detox

After an amazing week away in Greece, followed straight away by a weekend festival my body, skin and brain are in serious need of a detox! After nearly two weeks of naughty food, too much alcohol and sitting around, it is time to expel the toxins I have allowed into my body.

My plan is to trial some, and show the results on here so that when you guys need a detox will know which one to choose.

Are there any detox plans that you are particularly interested in and want to know more about? If so, let me know!!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Fitness Frocks 4

Pictured below is my beloved Combat outfit. Shorts from Blitz Sport and top from Sports Direct

Friday, 6 August 2010

Holiday Time!!!

I'm off for two weeks now, see you mid August with brand new posts :D

Bye Bye Eastbourne...Hello Rhodes !

Thursday, 5 August 2010

WaterWorks - Diary of an Instructor 3

This class was the best WaterWorks class I have taught so far. Both my class participants and myself were on absolute highs afterwards! There must have been something in the chlorine!
They were all clearly enjoying themselves, and I really felt that we all connected well today. They don't normally communicate together in the pool much, but today they were having a good old sing along and giggeling away with each other.
Their getting used to the choreography now which is allowing them to work harder, and feel the results more than when they started.
I even got some pouts in the sexy core training track!
And, I got my first pregnant lady too! She said she found the intensity spot on, especially with the easier options as she only has a few days to go, she wasn't 100% sure about doing the core training so apart from when performing the mermaid she kept her feet on the floor for the rest of the exercises.

WaterWorks is the way forward!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Witness the Fitness- Tricep Extention

This week you get to Witness the Fitness of the Tricep Extension.

There are many different variations of the Tricep Extension. 
Today we are looking at the lying Tricep Extension
 (aka skull crushers, can you guess why?)


Set Position: Lay back on a bench
Push your lower back into the bench
Dig your heels into the ground feet hip width apart
Hold barbell no wider than shoulder width apart
Tuck in your chin
Shoulders down away from the ears
Soft elbows
Imagine you are holding a beach ball between your elbows...don't drop it!


Bend from the elbows
Lower bar to a fist distance for the head for a count of three
Hold for a count of two
Return to start for a count of one

Ensure that:
Your lower back remains pushed into the bench at all times
You keep both feet flat on the floor
Do not allow your elbows to sway out, KEEP HOLD OF THE BEACH BALL!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Fitness Frocks 3

The most recent addition to my fitness frocks is this NIKE hoody on sale for £14.99 at JD Sports.
Love it! 

Made of lightweight material and with a hood its perfect for wearing to and from the gym and also whilst cooling down.
It has a big pouch pocket at the front for convenience (excuse the big blob on the front, there was a slight leakage situation with my flask!

Smelling fresh with super sweaty hair! I've just done Body Combat, Body Pump and Body Balance :)