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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 9th May 2022

Monday 9th May 2022

Hi, Do you have a lack of discipline? I know, maybe a bit of a personal question. However, pursuing a goal necessitates commitment and a lot of discipline. Discipline and the willingness to work hard are often missing. Most people want to reach an end goal without having to sweat for it. This is probably the number one reason why so many people generate one idea after another but they never move on to the execution stage. Lacking discipline to put in the effort day after day and without anticipating immediate results is probably the number one reason why people give up. Even if the task is small, there will still be some level of commitment required. A fickle nature and a bit of laziness…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 2nd May 2022

Monday 2nd May 2022

Hi, There might be 5 main reasons people give up on their goals too early. How long are you willing to pursue your dream? The truth of the matter is that most people will give up within a short time period because of complications or because the goal appears to be more challenging to attain than originally anticipated. Research suggests that only eight percent of people achieve their goals. This being said, what are these eight percent doing differently from the 92 percent that never get there? According to researchers, they begin with a very specific goal and they rely on a powerful support system to get through the challenging times. Giving up is so common that it's essential to analyse the reasons why…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 25th April 2022

Monday 25th April 2022

Hi, What Does Consistency Look Like? At its core, consistency looks like getting right back on track when you fall off instead of falling off and staying off. The next time you accidentally overeat or eat something that doesn't align with your weight loss goals, don't just give up. Instead, forgive yourself and make your next meal a healthy one. The next time you're too tired to exercise, follow the same principle: stay positive and make tomorrow's workout great. Everyone slips up in their weight loss journey at times. You'll see much more success if you remain consistent despite your setbacks and make the decision to be patient with your body. Healthy weight loss takes time, so don't be discouraged if…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 18th April 2022

Monday 18th April 2022

Hi, Why does consistency beat perfection every time? It's easy to become discouraged and give up on losing weight after making one or two mistakes. Many people believe that if they can't perfectly stick to every goal, such as hitting every single workout and never eating dessert, they simply can't lose weight. Feelings of discouragement and failure cause people to think they should just give up entirely. One of the biggest enforcers of this façade of perfection is social media. Since most people only share their successes and proud moments on their social media pages, it's easy to believe that the people you follow are always motivated to work out and never eat something that could be deemed "unhealthy." However, this idea of perfection…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 11th April 2022

Monday 11th April 2022

Hi, Why is consistency Such an Important Part of Your weight loss or body transformation Plan? People have trouble losing weight for a variety of reasons. Some are both in and out of their control. Whatever the issue may be, one key misstep most people make while trying to lose weight is having a lack of consistency. We've all been there. You decide to change your life for the better, instil some healthy habits, and lose some extra weight in the process. For the first few days, you're so excited about your new goal that it feels easy to eat healthy and well-balanced meals, turn down your favourite unhealthy snacks, and include some moderate to strenuous exercise in your routine. However, after a few…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 4th April 2022

Monday 4th April 2022

Hi, As much as social media can be a place for inspiration, motivation and education, we get to choose who we follow and what we see. We have control over our social media feeds, we are in the driver's seat and have full control on the content we see. We have to take what we see and read with a grain of salt. There are a lot of charlatans out there, peddling terrible weight loss products and services. How one person loses weight, what one person eats is not necessarily how it works for everyone. I think this is the trap most of us fall into "if it worked for her, it'll work for me" If you do want to lose…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 28th March 2022

Monday 28th March 2022

Hi, Why are we always looking for the quick fix? What is making people choose the next big thing over learning how to eat? While obesity and unhealthy weight is a concern, the desire for us to lose weight quickly at any cost has caused us to equally engage in unhealthy eating habits and behaviours. We spend so much time looking for which diet to follow and getting advice from other people that we have completely forgotten how to tap into and connect with our own body. Why do you think we try so many different diets/ways to lose weight fast? The media - particularly social media - plays a big part in it. It has skewed our views of…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 21st March 2022

Monday 21st March 2022

Hi, Fad diets operate on restricting you, and in effect will usually starve you of something important your body needs. When these fad diets are successful in helping you lose weight and fast, what happens next? Do you actually know how to eat in a manner that fuels your body? Do you know how to eat without following a plan? Do you live the rest of your life with the restrictions to maintain your weight loss? What happens when you inadvertently add the foods you took away back in? You have to learn how to manage your food choices long term, not be spoon-fed information, supplements or meal replacements. For more guidance, tips and information, please read the rest of our newsletter. But…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 14th March 2022

Monday 14th March 2022

Hi, I regularly get asked about the Keto diet. Is this still the hottest trend right now? This diet was originally created in the 1920/30's to treat people with Epilepsy and in today's time, when guided by medical professionals / dieticians it is extremely successful for some cancer patients and for those who are morbidly obese. The problem is not the Keto diet, the problem is people changing it! It is such a trend right now, and such a money maker that people are taking the key concepts, the key principle of this diet that was created by a medical professional and changing it. People with no medical or professional education when it comes to nutrition are guiding…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 7th March 2022

Monday 7th March 2022

Hi, Why do we keep falling for the newest fad diet? What is always making us search for the diet that is going to work and work fast? Do we always seem to find ourselves needing to lose 10lbs? So many of you need to change your whole outlook on what healthy looks and feels like. There is no shortage of fad diets, there never has been actually and I find that each and every one of these fad diets has manifested into a craze. How many people do you know right now that are on a low-carb, high-fat diet? Almost everyone, right? It is not to say that these diets do not work. They do. They are successful…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 28th February 2022

Monday 28th February 2022

Hi, It's this time of year I get the "I'm going away in x weeks and need lose y amount of weight - what can I do?" Losing weight is 70% nutrition. Over the long term, it's smart to aim for losing 1 to 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week. Generally to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, you need to burn 500 to 1,000 calories more than you consume each day, through a lower calorie diet and regular physical activity. However, the amount of weight you'll lose will depend on your starting weight, age, height, gender and activity level. Using The Mifflin-St. Jeor equation, let's do the sums for a 37 year old female who is 167 cm…

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The Woodlands newsletter: Monday 21st February 2022

Monday 21st February 2022

Hi, Okay, so first off let's give you the Easter Opening times: Good Friday (15th April): 9am - 2pm HIIT: 9.30am Saturday (16th April): 8am - 2pm As normal. Easter Sunday (17th April): 8am - 2pm As normal. Easter Monday (18th April): 9am - 2pm Kettlebells: 9.30am Bank Holiday Monday (2nd May): 9am - 2pm Total: 9:30am. Right, now let's get back to talking about exercise and fitness. Like I wrote last week, your goals should always specific to you and not what society, a partner or some troll on social media thinks you should look like. As such, it is very important to find your way of transforming your body. It might be 3 months of intensive work. Or it might be 1 year taking it slowly, facing lots of ups and downs. For others, it might…

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