Tuesday 23 August 2016

Getting My Sweat On – Fitness Focus Monthly

One thing about working with a personal trainer is that you are constantly discovering: new exercises and whole new fitness regimes, tips and tricks, better techniques (usually when you’re doing something wrong), as well as the latest learnings on diet and nutrition.

And if your trainer is half as good as mine, they’ll also listen to your needs and concerns, and be patient when explaining something over and over again if you haven’t quite grasped the concept!

It’s fair to say that I’ve learnt an awful lot from PTs over the past few years. And something I’ve been doing an awful lot of recently is documenting my gym journey on Instagram (over at Face Up Fitness* if you want to follow me).

Wednesday 10 August 2016

July’s Empties – And Favourites

It's a bumper crop of personal skincare heroes in my latest empties pile. Bodycare also gets a decent look in but makeup is nowhere to be seen!

Friday 5 August 2016

Body Fat Scales - Do They Work?

I haven’t weighed myself in years. I stopped when I realised there was little value in doing so. Bathroom scales only tell you one thing – how much you weigh. They don’t tell you how that weight is distributed, so a reading can be misleading and not a great indicator of health.

If you recently started going to a gym and combining weights with cardio, for example, you will almost certainly weigh more now than you did before you started. That’s because you’ll be gaining muscle and losing fat – the former weighs more than the latter.

But I can guarantee one thing – you’ll be looking better for it. Hence my assertion that standard bathroom scales are not a great indicator of fitness or health – yet I bet most households still own a set and a lot of diet programmes still focus on weight loss!

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Two Fantastical Revlon Professional Hair Stylers – the Straight and the Curly

If our hair is naturally curly, we want it straight. It it’s straight, we want it curly. That’s how it goes, isn’t it? Hence the abundance of products available for styling our hair how we want it to look, not how it would end up looking if left ‘au naturel’!

My hair when left to dry naturally is schizophrenic. Bits of it are curly and bits are straight – it’s not quite sure what it wants to be! So styling products are an absolute must, as is a hairdryer and styling tools.
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