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I really do hate running . . . . .

It's difficult and frustrating when you are injured.  I use my running and training to help deal with stress, I also find I can organise my thoughts during exercise and activity.  Coming back from a run, I become the most pro-active person you will meet! Naturally, there is also the fitness aspect, achieving something, constantly adding mileage when I frequently have my own doubts as to how much further I can go. 
 
I can relate to those who just ignore aches and pains, most people who have played sport will have ignored an injury to some extent with a nagging voice trying to tell us to do otherwise.

Exercise of the week

Exercise of the Week:
 
(Complete this exercise 1 x p/day for 7 days)
 
 
BEGINNER –Burpees 10 – 15 (Green)
 
INTERMEDIATE –Burpees with press-ups 15 – 20 (Orange)
 
ADVANCED –Burpees with press-ups & starjumps20 – 25 (Red)
 
If you have any injuries/ concerns before completing please get in touch.
 
 
Beginner:
Stand upright with yoru feet hip to shoulder width.
Place your hands on the floor, jump your feet out, if you need to decrease the intensity step each leg out one at a time.

Recipes

Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots & Baby Spinach
 
This spicy salad with little jewels of dried apricot in the mix would be welcome at lunch or a simple weekday dinner. You can prepare the salad and dressing ahead of time.
 
Ingredients
 
1cup quinoa
2teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2cloves garlic, minced
1/2cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
2cups water
1/4teaspoon salt

I really do hate running . . . . . .

Hi Folks,
 
My apologies for my delay in getting this next instalment to you.  I do appreciate busy lifestyles take us away from work, health and fitness goals, our healthy eating, regular exercise habits.  I do not allow myself the excuses, yes it is difficult but you have to keep making that choice to stick wih your goals: day-in & day-out!
 
In the time out I have been busy with my own challenges folks, I have not been hiding away :)  As if you would think that I would!

Choosing to Get Started with Another Diet and Exercise Programme . . . .

Firstly, I dont believe in diets and not one of my clients is on one. Shocked? No? Brilliant, then we are on the same wavelength!
 
Diets have created a legacy of negative preconceptions about food, our weight and how the two are connected. Thoughts that tend to be associated with diets include cutting out food, bingeing i.e cramming in that last and what is meant to be final takeaway, large bar of chocolate or that mega size packet of crisps.
 
Do you get that familiar sinking feeling, I know I need to get back on the diet.

I Never Thought I Could . . . . . . My Weight-Loss Diary Part 3

I have decided I will be an early morning gym bunny.  I have put a lot of thought into it.  I am lazy and know I won’t go in the evening after work.  I think the early mornings will set me up nicely for the day and leave me full of enthusiasm for the day ahead.  The real reason for going in the morning?  Less people go to the gym in the morning and therefore less people will see me huffing and puffing and struggling to do the easiest of exercises.  It’s going to be embarrassing and I don’t want it witnessed.

I Never Thought I could . . . . . . My Weight-Loss diary part 2

So I’m sitting in the lounge at the gym about to have my consultation with the personal trainer. I’ve run through in my head the questions I think she will ask and have rehearsed the answers I think she will want to hear.  So far so good.
 
 
Already my mind is running ahead wondering how long it will take to lose 4 stone.  I always aim for 4 stone.  I could live quite happily being 14½ stone, that doesn’t seem too bad in my mind.
 
 
Oh no here she comes, and she looks like she is serious about this!

Arbroath Summer Boot Camp

 
NEW to ARBROATH!
 
Thursday 6 - 7pm
 
£5 per session
 
Bring a friend & get your session half price (for their first week)
 
Come along and give it a shot!
 
Variety of exercises for different fitness levels, lose weight, tone up & improve your fitness!
 
Don't miss out on the fun!
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