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Weeks 1 – 4 Of Weightlifting

I can’t believe it’s been four weeks since I dropped my cardio and upped my weightlifting. It feels like the past month has gone so quickly. If you read my Why Change Is Hard post, you’ll know the past four weeks haven’t been easy for me. Not only did I completely overhaul my gym regime and training style, but I changed my diet too, which was far more difficult for me. I thought I’d share my thoughts on how I’ve found weightlifting, split into the training side and the dietary side, and  ...

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Fat Shaming, Skinny Shaming, Gym Shaming: It’s Not Ok

Fat shaming is big in the public eye at the moment as there are seem to be multiple public-eye instances of it. Take, for example, the Dani Mathers snapchat, or the multiple occasions in which Khloe Kardashian was labelled as the “fat sister”. What is great, though, is the extreme response from those who fight against it. Trolling is common in today’s society, thanks to the ease of being able to do it anonymously, whether it be via our own personal social media channels or as an online  ...

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Why Change Is Hard

For me, when it comes to food and exercise, change is hard. This is quite a difficult subject for me to talk about, but I wanted to share a personal insight into my brain so that it might help others. My relationship with food is turbulent, and it always has been. I suffer badly from body dysmorphia and I struggle with this on a daily basis. For months, I have been following gym plans, pushing myself in terms of cardio and at times I have worked out to exhaustion, on a minimal amount of  ...

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