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Fitness Archive


   Here you'll find an archive of all of my fitness posts, including each month's new workout, fitness product reviews and post series I've written based on research and personal experience. You'll also find health and fitness guest posts from other amazing fitness bloggers, and essential tips for people new to getting in shape - things I wish I'd known when I'd started, it would have saved me a lot of time and failure! There are also reader-exclusive offers at the bottom of this page.
   I like to try to find unique workouts wherever I can, and my shyness has meant that I've never attended a class, but although I've limited myself to the internet, DVDs, books and magazines, I've still had a surprisingly wide choice, and it's a choice that each of my readers has, too. Having said that, if you've come across any workouts you consider as unique, or have put together a workout yourself that defies expectations, do let me know! I'd love to give it a go myself! Or if you have a fitness product you'd like reviewed, whether it be kit, a book or DVD, or even some kind of post-workout shower scrub, feel free to get in touch!


Wonder why I'm so passionate about fitness? This post should explain it completely. There are so many benefits to getting fit, and the way you look is just one of many.



Navigate Archive - CTRL+F:
Monthly Workouts
Road To Workout Series
Health & Fitness Articles
Food
Fitness DVD & Book Reviews
Health & Fitness Product Reviews
Reader Offers
Resource Links
 

Monthly Workouts
Changing your workout is key to avoiding plateaus (when, despite all your efforts, your body stops changing) as well as boredom. It also provides the excuse to try new things, from simply different movements to entirely new kit, and from such freedom, you will find something you love doing. Here, I blog about every month's workout (DVD, internet or magazine-based - no gyms needed!) from the starting point to the end, with an update half way through, and a review of the workout once I'm finished with it.

2017: 
The Resolution - Learn To Back Off
January: #Fabletics21 Meditation
January: 10 Minute Body
February: Kettlercise Ignite
March: Kelta Fit
April: Killer Buns & Thighs (and sprained ankles)
May: Flow Movement; Floor Flow

2016: 
The Resolution - Keep Up 2015's
January: POUND
February: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
March: Darebee.com Nerd Fitness
April: Kettlercise Lean In 14
May & June: Darebee Hero's Journey 60-Day Fitness Quest
July: BarreAmped
August: Kettlercise For Women - Volume 2
September: BarreAmped Cardio Burn
October: Piit28 
November/December: Killer Body v2

2015:
The Resolution - Change Workout Monthly
January: Jillian Michaels' Kickbox Fast Fix
February: HIIT + Kickbox Fast Fix & Booty Barre + Yoga Meltdown
March: Jillian Michaels' Hard Body & Yoga Inferno
April: Jillian Michaels' Shred It With Weights & Buti Yoga
May: Jillian Michaels' Ripped In 30
June: Kukuwa Dance Workout
July: Jillian Michaels' Extreme Shed & Shred
August: Kettlercise For Women - Volume 1
September: Kettlercise For Women - Repeat
October: Ripped In 30 - Repeat
November: Jillian Michaels' Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
December: Jillian Michaels' Killer Body

2014:
The Resolution - Try Something New
January: Ilumi Food
February: Raspberry Ketone
March: Hooping
April: 30 Day Shred
May: Irish Dancing
June: Iai Battōjutsu
July: Yoga Meltdown
August: Kickbox Fusion
September: Shaolin Warrior Workout
October: HIIT & Pilates combo
November: Kettlebells & Insanity
December: Dumbbells & P90X/2


Meditation Series:
Meditation seems like something only for the faithful or the pretentious, but it's an extremely simple way of learning to get control over your thoughts and relax - which means better sleep, the lowering of the stress hormone, cortisol, which lends itself quite directly to weight loss and improved mental health.
#Fabletics21 Meditation Challenge
How to Meditate: The Basics


Road To Workout Series:
A series of posts put together from research and personal experience. How to go from lazy and unmotivated to energetic and eager.
1: Mindset
2: Body Types
3: Maintaining Motivation
4: When to Weigh
5. Plateaus
6: Importance of Strength-Training
7: Maintaining Form
8: Protein Shakes, Diet Shakes & Supplements


Other Health & Fitness Articles:
5 Slimming Products That Don't Work
Dieting Dos and Don'ts
Weightloss Compilation post - 14 things to keep in mind.
Why The Gluten-Free Diet Doesn't Aid Weightloss
10 Easy Ways to Boost Weight Loss (Without Voodoo)
'Superfood' - What Does It Really Mean?
World Health Day - Tips To Keep Healthy
Guest Article: Recommended Nutrition For a Strong And Fast Body
My Pre- And Post-Workout Habits
My Gym Bag Must-Haves
Guest Article: The Easy Road To a Balanced Diet
Weening Yourself Off Of Sugar
Guest Article: It's Not About The Weight - Type 2 Diabetes
How To Keep Healthy Over Halloween - Without Denying a Treat
Guest Article: Importance of Meal Frequency For a Healthy Life
Gues Artcile: 5 Greatest Fitness Myths - Women's Edition
How to Indulge This Christmas Without Guilt
Have Your Egg and Eat It Too - How to Avoid Weight Gain This Easter
Why The Addition Of Exercise On Food Labels Is A Bad Idea
Shed Fat & Get Bikini-Ready
Tone Up & Get Bikini-Ready
Keep Fit At Your Desk With #OfficeYoga
Why Is Sleep So Important?
My Health & Fitness Travel Essentials
Maintaining New Year Motivation in February and Beyond


ABE Exercise and Workouts:
Work Your Wild Side - Animal-Inspired Workout


Food:
'Superfood' - What Does It Really Mean?
Baobab
  Recipe: Baobab cupcakes
  Recipe: Quinoa & baobab bars
Recipe: Leafy Green Salad with Moringa + Greek Yoghurt
Recipe: Fat Burner Detox Water
Recipe: Moringa & Salmon Protein Omelette
Recipe: Cold Cucumber & Greek Yogurt Soup
Recipe: Easy Muffin Tin Omelette Cups - Healthy Fats & Protein
Eat Fat to Lose Fat?
Recipe: Clean, High-Protein Greek Yogurt Pancakes - 5 Ways
The Healthy Taste of Christmas
The Health Benefits of Matcha 


Fitness DVD & Book Reviews:
Kelta Fit Scottish Dance Workout DVD Review
Kettlercise Ignite DVD Review
Jillian Michaels' 10 Minute Body Transformation DVD Review
Jillian Michaels' Killer Arms & Back DVD Review
Jillian Michaels' Killer Buns & Thighs DVD Review
BarreAmped Strengthen & Stretch DVD Review
PIIT28 1.0 Review
BarreAmped Cardio Fat Burn DVD Review
BarreAmped DVD Review
Darebee's Hero's Journey Workout Book Review
Kettlercise Lean In 14 DVD Review
Darebee.com Website Review
Jillian Michaels' Banish Fat Boost Metabolism DVD Review
POUND Album 1: Sweat. Sculpt. Rock. DVD Review
Kettlercise For Women Volume 1 DVD Review
Kukuwa African Dance Workout DVD Review
Jillian Michaels' Ripped In 30 Review
Jillian Michaels' Shred It With Weights Review
Buti Yoga Transformation Series Reivew
(Book) Cassey Ho's Hot Body Year Round Review
Charlotte's 3 Minte Belly Blitz Review
Jillian Michaels' Yoga Inferno Review
Jillian Michaels' Hard Body Review
Jillian Michaels' Kickbox FastFix Review
Jillian Michaels' Yoga Meltdown Review
Jean Butler's Irish Dance Masterclass Review
Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred Review
Heart Hulaerobics DVD Review
10 Minute Solutions General Review
10 Minute Solutions: Fat Blasting Dance Mix Review
10 Minute Solutions: Hip Hop Dance Mix Review
Urban Workout DVD Review


Health & Fitness Product Reviews:
Pulsin' Protein Boosters & Raw Chocolate Brownies Review
McWhirr's No Added Sugar Chocolate Review
Muscle Candy Protein Review
ProWater Review
GathrFood Crobar Review
BEEFit Biltong Review
VITL Nutrition Review
Urban Fruit Review
Trek Protein Flapjacks Review
Nakd Nibbles Fruit & Nut 'Sweetshop' Snacks Review
Aduna Baobab review
New Model Powergloves by Powerhoop Review
JoggBox Fitness Subscription Box Review
Nakd Fruit & Nut Snack Bars Review
Athlete Mindset Workbook by Team Blessed Bodies Review
InSpiral - Raw Christmas Cake Review
Nuun Hydration Review
iQ Chocolate, BeautiQ and YogiQ Raw Chocolate Bars Review
Teapigs Tea Review
ResultSport Weighted Hula Hoop Review
Options Hot Chocolate Review
Powergloves by Powerhoop Review
KeepCup Review


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Get 10% off of your first order and try PhD's diet whey cookies or Reflex's RBars - there's so much to choose from, and it's all packed with protein!
 

ACTIVEWEAR OFFERS
Fabletics - Kate Hudson's gorgeous activewear brand. You can get your first full outfit (top & bottoms, and some sets include a jacket/sports bra) for £22 with free UK shipping. Free returns and exchanges, too! I love them! Just sign up via this referral link to secure the offer!
Their fitness wear in UK sizes 4 to 30 is genuinely amazing quality, the fabric is soft, moisture-wicking, flattering and really quite unique in terms of design. There are loads of new designs and patterns every month, too, so there's always something for everyone, and they keep to current trends. It is available as either a subscription service (pay monthly and use the money added when desired) or as a standard fitness store (purchase when you want something), just be sure you untick the subscription box during checkout. The subscription can be cancelled any time with no fee, however, and customer service is excellent.


Resource Links:
Florette's free 5-day healthy eating meal plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Includes recipes and shopping list.

Positive Health Wellness is a wonderful and easy-to-navigate website full of nutritional tips, fitness tips, pain relief and recipes, and unlike other, similar websites, it doesn't promote ineffective and even dangerous nonsense like waist trainers. It's 100% simple, honest and trustworthy!




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