About My Blog
Motivation gets you started… consistency & habit keeps you going…
Hi! Welcome to my blog – Fitness My Style. I’m a wife, business & life coach and lover of all things fitness and wellbeing.
Fitness and wellbeing for me are about the daily habits that helps to make me a better version of myself. It’s not about comparisons or who can lift more, weigh less etc its just about establishing a routine that works for me to be healthy. This is not only about my physical health but also my mental health too. I workout because it makes me feel good (and obviously brings a host of other benefits too!) Having suffered from severe allergies (to pretty much everything!) for most of my life, including chronic asthma from childhood, I have found the only way to truly manage these and allow me to live a fuller life is through consistent exercise and awareness of my wellbeing. In this pursuit, I have spent a lot of time trying out different strategies, approaches, workouts and different fitness trends (even including completing the Spartan Beast OCR) to find what works for me and also what doesn’t. Having now developed a routine that helps me stay consistent and means I work out 5-7 days per week, pretty much every week – I wanted to share some of these ideas and tools in the hope that it may help others who are or have struggled with this. Even if you take one idea from my blog and change one thing – that’s a great place to start. You have to find what works for you – I can give you ideas and suggestions but you need to tweak them and develop an approach that works for you – your lifestyle and your body (as afterall we are all unique!)
It’s not about fancy gym memberships and spending a fortune on the latest sportswear (but if you want to – then go for it!), it’s about the simple things that will make a big difference to how you feel and act every day. Having been an avid home exerciser for nearly 20 years, it has taken time for me to find the type of workouts and routine that I enjoy, works for me and that I will stick to.
The only exercise program that will work is the one you will actually do…!
I truly believe that we should enjoy the activity / exercise we build into our lifestyle - as that’s what it should be – just part of our lifestyle not some crazy fad or 90 day program – its every day! That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t push and challenge ourselves but it does mean that ideally we feel better after a workout than before we started... After all, life is far too short to spend our precious time doing something you hate..
I truly believe that it comes down to mindset and knowing that even if it's just 10 minutes - it adds up. We just need to show up and do something!
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If you mentally and physically prepare for a workout – you know upfront that you can complete it….
A note about my workout reviews - The reviews of the workouts are obviously based on my personal experience of them and although I try to be unbiased, you may love a workout that I hate or I may hate a trainer you love. However, I am hoping that these reviews will provide you with an idea of what to expect from a particular workout or program so that you can make a more informed decision as to whether this might be something for you. I know that before buying a dvd / download or trying a workout, I like to have a rough idea of what to expect and therefore the reviews may be more detailed than some other blogs you may have read but if you are anything like me, ideally, I want to be able to physically and mentally prepare myself beforehand. I find that this really helps me to get through tough workouts or days when I am not feeling too great. I also find it useful to know upfront what the main exercises might be so that, if I need to, I have already thought about any alternatives or modifications of moves that don’t agree with my body (for example ‘push dips’ really hurt my hips so I always modify them to static lunges or elevated lunges). Preparing mentally upfront means that these issues then do not interfere with my workout and there are no excuses not to complete it.