Last week my beautiful children did their best sharing and I ended up with a lovely strain of the common cold. Now it was nothing major, nowhere in the realms of 'man flu' (lord knows if that struck me down I would be incapacitated, bed ridden and completely unable to cope with life....). Sorry, I had to sneak that one in... :) What it did do though was cause me to be seriously out of breath when teaching my fitness classes! I could feel my heart rate rapidly escalate and I felt like I had just completed a metafit 'finisher' after simply doing the warm up!
Gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, fat free -food products are REALLY good at marketing what you want to hear! It's very palatable when these 'fad' words are plastered across our favorite brands, bedazzling us into thinking they are the sh%*. But does this clever marketing ploy really extrapolate into nutritious gains...??? I think not..........
You know that saying "don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today" - yep we've heard it, yes its antiquated (Benjamin Franklin asserted this back in 1882) but it resonates with all of us! (yes I'm talking to YOU - I know somewhere in your subconscious you are validating reasons to NOT do that onerous task that is lingering in the back of your mind......)
As fitness instructors, we see a plethora of body types. We get to check out your booty when you’re squatting like a boss; see your guns when you’re bicep curling and check out those rippling back muscles when you perform an overhead press with the barbells.
Are you recognising and managing your symptoms of stress?? I apologise if this is a little long but I had a lot to say for our first blog! In the coming weeks, I will break down the components of this blog to discuss them individually in more detail. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Change It Up’s first blog on stress and anxiety.