One of the things I enjoy the most about being a fitness blogger is that I am constantly being introduced to new and efficient training methods. I feel like my knowledge is continually growing and I am learning more about the effects that exercise has on the body.
My preferred methods of training are sprinting and interval training, which are both types of Metabolic Conditioning exercises (MetCon). I didn’t even know that I was doing metcon training until I did a Metcon session with Nike.
Metabolic Conditioning is a method of training that involves performing intense exercises that have been designed to maximise the amount of calories burned during and after a workout. Metcon training can see your metabolism sore to the point that it can take up 72 hours before it returns to its normal resting state.
It doesn’t matter how strong you are or how much you train, a good metcon session will always leave you asking yourself “do I even workout?”
Sometimes I can just sit and write for hours. The words spill out onto the page like a perfectly formed novel and then there are days like today where it feels like the sentences don’t want to be formed.
I drafted a few blog posts this evening but I decided that they weren’t quite ready so I will save them for another day. Instead I am sharing this post with you and I am just writing the words as they come to me. This post probably wont have much substance and it isn’t going to be about health and fitness or travel. Actually, I don’t know what it’s going to be about! I am just sitting here in the comfort of my home, listening to the rain pat slowly against my window and waiting to see what happens.
How many times have you woken up in the morning wishing that you had gone to sleep earlier? And as you reluctantly peal back your toasty covers and step out into the cold (or warmth, depends how stingey you are when it comes to heating), you make a promise to go to bed earlier. And the next day, you say the same thing all over again, as your tired feet carry you to work after another bad nights sleep.
I’m the first to admit that I don’t get enough sleep. I’m usually up until around midnight doing absolutely nothing that’s worth feeling tired for! I don’t know what it is about sleep. Children hate going to bed because they believe that they are going to miss out on something exciting. And as for adults, getting a good night’s sleep is like winning the lottery. It’s something that you want and you always hear about it happening to other people, but it never happens to you.
Last week I celebrated my 24th birthday and with those celebrations came presents, smiles, food and reflection.
When I turned 23, I didn’t really have many expectations but as I look back on the days, months and the year that has passed, I think if I ever decided to write a memoir, you would see the words “I found my feet aged 23” printed on one of the pages.
It’s the first week of the New Year and I am guessing that your gym is probably as busy as mine is. “New Year, New Me”. I think it great that so many people have decided to become fitter and healthier, but as a loyal gym member who is in the gym all year round and not just the first few weeks of the New Year… I kind of feel like I should have first refusal of every single piece of equipment in the gym! But I don’t, which is why I have been exploring London’s fitness scene to discover some of the best workouts that the capital has to offer. Here are some of my favourite exercise classes in London that don’t require a gym membership.
The festive period is over and if you are like me, today is probably the first day of getting back into your normal routine. When I say normal routine, I mean waking up around the same time each day to go to work and repeating the same actions day in and day out.
The Christmas holidays manage to break every routine that we have ever created and with that comes a whirlwind of excitement, because freedom becomes the new normal. We no longer have to set an alarm to go to work and we have the time to jump on the motorway and travel miles to see family members for just a few short hours. And let’s not forget about the evenings that we spend sharing bottles of wine with our childhood friends.
But now it’s the first Monday of the New Year and Christmas feels like a distant memory because we have rejoined the rat race.
Hello YouTube, I am back! One of goals for this year is to upload more content to YouTube so this year you will see me popping up more frequently on YouTube. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to commit to YouTube, it’s a platform that I use regularly but I couldn’t really picture myself on it…until now!