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Appreciation

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Appreciation. With more recent events, and my very unfortunate fathers passing, its made me ponder, question, and just think a little bit more than I do already, which is saying something! Despite me being very conscious of making the best of life, and not taking things for granted, that old adage of, you don’t appreciate things fully until they’ve gone, is very true here. I kn...
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The gift of disappointment!

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The gift of Disappointment! We’ve all been there. You think ahead, do everything as planned, but then the result doesn’t quite stack up, against what you thought it was going to be. Obviously this can be disappointing BUT I believe sometimes there’s much more to be gained and learnt, when things DONT go right. If I can use my son Tom as an example. Last year when he didn’t make the...
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Client success story – Jenny

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[caption id="attachment_224" align="alignnone" width="300"] Personal Space - Personal Training Studio Bristol[/caption] This weeks blog is from one of my clients Jenny who I’ve trained at Personal Space for over a year now. It tells her own success story, proving it’s never to late to change! Why did you decide to take up personal training? I decided to improve my fitness after getti...
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Holiday workouts ideas!

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A brief blog this week just to say I hope you are all making the best of the summer holidays? Whilst we are away on holiday, it can certainly be time to take stock, relax and take some well earned time out. I personally like to build workouts into my holiday as I feel better for it! I also have a tendency to overeat - especially if it’s an all inclusive, so it at least readdress’s s...
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‘Working’ in the ups, downs and spirals!

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The photograph attached to this blog, is one I’ve just taken at the athletic performance centre, at Loughborough University, waiting whilst Tom has his coaching. Looking at the well used kit, the lifting chalk and the wall freeze, you can just feel that there’s been a lot of ‘work’ accomplished here. Obviously, with my son Tom winning his England vest and being able to compete in his fi...
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Simple but profound thought…..

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Just a short, but hopefully poignant blog this week. Not only a reminder to myself, but hopefully a way of ‘reframing’ your own way of thinking and improving overall wellness. It’s easy to be personally affected by many things around you. Things you have read, what people have said directly or indirectly to you, life’s twists and turns that test you, even the way people react aroun...
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Client success story – Lara Hollander

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--------------------------- I am 26 years old and work as a social media manager for the indie club night Propaganda. I trained in professional dance at London Contemporary Dance School and CalArts, and play flute and piano. And I have two house rabbits! I became ill with glandular fever over 5 years ago, not long after my graduation. I didn't recover, and was soon diagnosed with myalgic enc...
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You are what you think!

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I was speaking to a client this week about how her eating habits were going. Her reply was ; Oh, so, so, but I don’t hate myself enough to do anything about it at the moment! And this is a common issue and a genuine problem. Whilst people tend to be motivated by pain, or avoidance of pain, the issue is hating on yourself. What you think and tell yourself affects your wh...
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Appreciation of life!

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Life. It can bring about many twists and turns. We shouldn’t be surprised really, as it’s these events, whether good or bad, that wake us up, and appreciate life just that little bit more, than we did before. The very sad passing of my father in law just recently, is case in point. Of course, with our busy lives, we often can take life for granted, and get bogged down in the nitty grit...
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Your eating ‘window’ and it’s effects on body composition!

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I was having a chat with a client this week, after we had a look through their lifestyle log, which included their weekly dietary habits. One factor we discussed was timing of eating. Quite often when we all look at diet, a big focus is what makes it up, as that’s what’s been drummed into us. But what about considering timing of eating? It has surprising affects! We are creatures...
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