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Fitness On Trial: Post and Pre Gym Snacks

Since I’ve started lifting heavier, I am starving whenever I leave the gym, so post and pre gym snacks are a necessity in my gym bag. I find it’s easiest to grab something little to keep my body ticking over before/ after a session and then spend  time making a proper meal when I get home. There tends to be a few snacks I swear by for eating before and after I go to the gym and I thought I’d share these with you today. Bounce Balls* I love these little balls of protein-filled, gluten free  ...

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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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