Where did that weight come from?

insta-ring-picThis happens to be a common question I get asked about!!! ‘I had the kids and over the years, and I have struggled to shift the weight” !!

It can be quite frustrating for a lot of people.  This is clearly one of the unfortunate realities of getting older that, as we get on in life, it is much harder to keep the weight off.

At one stage, one could get away with weekend overeating and binges at 20 or 30.  After that, it seems as if every bite finds a place on the body as one progresses into the next few decades of life.

The fact is we need less energy (calories) to survive at 50 than we did at 30’s or even 40’s and this decreases as we get older !!

So the big reason is down to our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is influenced by our lean body mass, sex, age, hormones, etc. and how much energy is needed by the body to function, based on the fuel we give it.  Ultimately, as we get older, our metabolism slows down, which is impacted by our BMR.  This does not mean we cannot influence it to a degree.

Gone are the days when adults actively hunted and walked for miles, searching for food to put on the table.  Today, more and more adults live sedentary lifestyles and would only need to click a button to get food, use of ‘Drive Thrus’ etc.  Therefore, standard calorie intakes would need to be reduced.  One major solution is to take in food and drink that are highly nutritious and less calorific, including foods that will increase lean muscle tissue.  In addition, carry out exercises that will impact on strengthening muscles and a person’s BMR more effectively.  There are other ways to boost one’s metabolism effectively.

If you would like individual 12 week consultations or take part in my Group Nutrition and Lifestyle Courses, then please contact us / submit form below

 


February is all about love

I love February, as it brings with it some hope for a brighter Spring.  The days get slightly longer and we always look forward to Fitcamp with our amazing crew….We are so fortunate to have such a great bunch of people to hang out with at Fitcamp Kettering ! We are proud to add that we enjoy developing a healthy and active journey for everyone who joins our Fitcamp in Kettering…one that is not just a fitness group, but a supportive environment where we learn about nutrition and also have fun along the way!

Our theme for February is all about love.

Let’s spread the word…share the love and invite a friend to join us and you can claim your free Session. Please quote ‘LOVE’

“Surround yourself with people that inspire and encourage positive change in your life. Build a team in which you can work together to support each other and build better lives.”
― Avina Celeste20200203_193005


My journey on the six pack challenge so far!

If anyone asked me how it’s going so far, I would simply say there has never been a dull moment…. Honestly, I am on my second wave of the Six Pack Revolution and it’s been exhilarating to say the least.  Well, my first wave, which started back in September 2017 was over before I knew it.  There was more to pack in my day to ensure I completed it successfully.  By December, I had done it and got the tee shirt as they say.  The outcome? SIMPLY BRILLIANT AND SO MUCH FUN!!!  This was my final result on the top far left.  

Yes I got a 2-pack at the end of the first wave, BUT I would also say I got a much flatter belly and a feeling that my  health and fitness levels had gone up a notch.  For me, it was more about a bit more of accountability to help me feel a bit of a difference.  Yes, we all go through times when we need a little helping hand.

I started my second wave on the Six Pack Challenge  in January 2018.  So far so good…I achieved a pb at the park run 33.43 in mid February! It was 45.05 when I first started park run last February!! Thanks to all in my Eat Clean and Fitcamp community for their support as well!!

I feel incredible and ready to support more people to feel the same. Never say never! I believe age is not an issue.  Irrespective of your age, you too can improve your fitness and lifestyle, feel the energy and get that body you so deserve if you want it.

The next Wave is in May. Why not join me. Take a look here http://thesixpackrevolution.com/?ref=200

If you would also like support on our eat clean challenges or nutrition and lifestyle support sessions below, then just let us know.

*5 day Eat Clean Breakfast each Monday

*21 day Challenge starting every end of month

* 90 day Nutrition and Lifestyle sessions

Please send a message or just call us on 07725685090 if you are interested but unsure of where to start. #eatclean #fitterinfifties #healthyliving #summerbody #herbalifenutrition #behappy #thesixpackrevolution