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Fitness on Trial: Brita Fill&Go Active – Staying Hydrated*

I am a firm believer that water keeps my body going throughout the day, so keeping myself hydrated is so important. When I used to do a lot of cardio, I would easily get through 2 – 3 bottles in one 1.5 hour session, and even then I would leave the gym feeling thirsty. For weight training, I still aim to get through the same amount as I know how important it is to keep my body fuelled with water. One of my biggest bug bears is when I forget my water bottle at the gym and have to pay the  ...

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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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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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