I want to share some exciting fitness news with you; I’m working with Results with Lucy and trialing the OnDemand+ workout plan! Hence why I have used pictures of the gorgeous Lucy Mecklenburg in this blog!
I’m was so excited to start using the Results with Lucy OnDemand+ program because Lucy and her team of fitness gurus have spent the last few years perfecting their amazing fitness programs. My good pal Beky has followed the workouts over the last year and she loves them. So after putting it off for over a week, due to a stubborn cold and general life commitments, I finally set aside some time to explore the website and complete my first workout.
Protein powders have evolved so much in terms of flavour, texture and taste. A few years ago it was hard to find more than 3 flavours, but now companies have produced an array of protein products that cater to veggies, vegans and people with a real sweet tooth (aka me).
The flavours have been developed to offer a large range of tastes, so you aren’t just stuck with vanilla or chocolate, plus the marketing has evolved to be more inclusive of everyone – although let’s not mention Protein World’s Beach Body fuck up.
In general, more ‘normal’ people are using protein powders to boost their health and wellbeing whether they attend the gym or not, for example some people use it to supplement their diet if they don’t eat a lot of meat, while others will use it to increase muscle.
A couple of weeks ago I attended Les Mills Live, a ‘global fitness festival’ that took over Manchester central for one day only.
Just to give you some background, Les Mills are a fitness company that are responsible for popular workout classes such as Body Pump, Body Attack and RPM spinning.
Les Mills Live is a day featuring a variety of their classes performed by top instructors from around the world.
I was familiar with BodyPump and RPM anyway because I do them at my gym, but I hadn’t heard of the others. I was looking forward to trying out classes the Body Balance, GRIT strength and CXWORKX (which was a core based workout that looked like HELL!)
My great uncle’s farm in Northern Ireland
Hello lovely people, apologies for the lack of recent posts (again) blogging always seems to take a back-seat when other areas of my life get stressful.
Which leads me nicely onto this post…
When you’re going through a rough time in life, you’re often told to ‘keep busy’ and ‘hang in there’ but I believe that isn’t the best way to deal with your feelings.
Trust me I understand why people tell you that. If you fill up your diary with activities you’ll have less time to dwell on your thoughts, right? Now I think about it, this sentiment is very British, the whole ‘keep calm and carry on’ thing. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that people were urged to keep things bottled up and NEVER talk about their problems. God forbid they opened up about mental health!