Summer is now officially over and Autumn is here. Since this transition, I have seen an alarming amount of ‘I love Autumn’ posts on social media that have left me baffled and confused! Statements such as, “I can’t wait to snuggle up under a blanket on a cold dark night,” have been rife.
I would take an extended Summer over Autumn in a heartbeat. The arrival of Autumn has forced me into actually taking my daily vitamin tablet daily! Autumn makes me think of that long slog up to Christmas. Miserable weather, no time off and trying not to get ill. The attempt to not catch a cold is pretty much mission impossible.
Apologies to the Halloween lovers and the Christmas obsessed, but I am definitely not an Autumn fan.
Whether you love it or hate it, we are all liable to getting run down at this time of year. I’ve learnt the hard way that it’s important to keep checking in with yourself during this time of the year (I spent the entirety of last Christmas poorly!)
So, here are my tell-tale signs you are becoming run down. If any of these sound familiar, it’s time to take some time out!
Whether we realise it or not, I think we ladies are all trying to be superwoman. It doesn’t matter whether you have a partner or not, most women are trying to do it all because they feel they should. As women, we celebrate the image of the ‘independent woman.’ In this day and age, a woman can now say, ‘I can do anything,’ and really believe it. The problem is somewhere along the way I think this message has become confused with, ‘I can do everything and all at once!’
Because this is a near impossible task, no matter how much we achieve in any day, week, month or year, we are always left feeling less superhero and more super guilty and super exhausted.
We’ve all made up excuses for skipping a workout, me included! One major cause of not wanting to exercise is embarrassment.
Many feel self-conscious. Maybe you feel like you have lost your fitness, changed shape or are too old. Maybe you have had bad experiences with exercise in the past.
Whatever it is that gives you exercise anxiety, going to a class or the gym for the first time can feel intimidating for anyone, anxious or not. It’s not always easy to overcome this feeling but here are 3 worries we should definitely knock on the head now!
In an age of information overload, it can be tough to decipher what is fact and what is fiction. Health and fitness misconceptions are everywhere and they can have a very damaging effect on your mindset and workout results. Some can even downright put you off working out in the first place! It’s time to bust some of those common myths…
Today I am going to discuss one of my pet peeves. I’m talking about the use of fear to get people into exercise and the promotion of exercise as scary.
Exercise, scary? Whilst it may sound a tad melodramatic, I wouldn’t blame anyone for being scared.
In this Q and A with myself I spill the beans on my life as a dance and dance fitness teacher. Get to know me a little better as I answer some personal questions and some frequently asked questions…
It’s amazing how quickly we adapt to being on holiday. We eat and drink what we want, how much we want and whenever we want! Working out tends to go out of the window unless you count lounging around by the pool as a workout!
Unfortunately, when we are back home it can feel like a real struggle to return to the normality of a sensible diet and regular exercise.
Getting back on track need not feel like a big upheaval though. Let’s face it, we’ve got enough to deal with in terms of unpacking, washing and the post-holiday blues!
Here are my quick-fire quick fixes for easing back into a healthy routine after your holidays.
Do you ever feel like exercise just isn’t for you? You might be thinking you’re not sporty enough, not fit enough or don’t look the part. Or you might simply be thinking that you’re just not that interested!
But maybe you haven’t found the right type of exercise yet…
You’ve made the decision to get fitter and have plucked up the courage to try something new. You’ve booked a place at a Dance Fit class, you’ve got your trainers on and you’re armed with a bottle of water. You walk in the door and pay the instructor, now what?!
Speaking from experience…