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Hard to do things we KNOW we should be doing?

Hard to do things we KNOW we should be doing?

Why is it so hard to do the things we KNOW we should be doing?

This morning, I was speaking to a mum…”My hamstrings are really tight…” she said.
Or checking in with a mum’s food diary “Not enough greens, I know…” she said.
Or me to myself after 120m sprints… “ I’m losing form after 80-90m…”

We know what we need: regular stretching, more greens, eat less rubbish, or do more ab work in my case.

And we know what the benefits would be: remain injury free, better health, stronger finish.

And it reality it doesn’t really cost us that much does it… 5-10 min every other day?

So why, oh why is it so damn hard to get it done, and done consistently?

Now confession… as I’m typing this right now, I’m not entirely sure I have the answer. In part, I’m writing this to make sense of my thoughts. So bear with me!

Let’s start with some reasons…

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Katie Chance’s guest blog – Training for the London Marathon

Katie Chance’s guest blog – Training for the London Marathon

Well here it is. The very first Melita Fitness Guest Blog. Chris thought it would be a good idea. We’ll see…

Hi, I’m Katie, the stereotypically loud American in the group. Mum to Carter and Sienna, married to Paul and part time worker in the world of tax. I signed up to Melita Fitness just shy of 18 months ago, first training with Chris 1:2:1 and then joining the fun of the group sessions.

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Tор 5 Hеаlth Mуthѕ

Tор 5 Hеаlth Mуthѕ

Tор 5 Hеаlth Mуthѕ

Nutrition is a mess. There is so much information and so much conflicting advice. It’s really hard to know what’s truth or what’s myth. Or worse marketing cr@p?

There’s at least 2 good reasons for this:

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Help! I’m no longer sore after a workout

Help! I’m no longer sore after a workout

Help! I’m no longer sore after a workout

You know how it goes. You start a new regime and after the first session you are just so sore… but as the sessions progress, the total soreness start to fade. Until sometimes you’re not sore at all and you begin to wonder?… what does it mean if I’m not sore after a workout?

I get it – many people associate sore muscles with a good workout. So does it mean that if you’re not sore – it wasn’t a good workout?

Not at all!

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My Weekly Training Programme

My Weekly Training Programme

My workout

I realise I’ve been writing a lot about mindset, nutrition and so on recently but not so much about training. So I thought I’d give you an insight to a week of my training programme.

Also, I often get asked (or taunted) about why I don’t join in the group training sessions. The answer, of course, is that if I did, I wouldn’t be able to keep my eyes on all of you. The second part of the answer is that my legs are generally battered after a session, or I’m trying to keep them fresh for the next session.

So here is a week of training that happened in mid-November. It is a real week. It was a perfect week. I need more of these kinds of weeks! With Christmas and house move out of the way, I really have no excuses! So anyway, back to my perfect week…

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Resolution revolution

Resolution revolution

Resolution Revolution!

‘Tis the season, of course. Everyone is talking about Resolutions. I’m sure you’ve seen the blogs and the posts.

Should you make one or some? 
How best to make them stick?
Whether we shouldn’t be making resolutions anyway… 
Is it pointless? What % of resolutions will have been abandoned by when?
And on and on…
My view is that with any big “ending” like the end of a calendar year, the training year or the school year, it is helpful to take stock, think about how things went, where you were last year? Progress made or progress you had hoped for but not made…

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My top suррlеmеntѕ fоr wоmеn

My top suррlеmеntѕ fоr wоmеn

So the recent news is that Katie Price has launched a new range of Nutrition supplements.

Great. Not. Just what we need, another celebrity pissing about in a micro crop top selling us “nutrition”

Without going into too much detail – they’re a pile of crap because:

They make claims that are not supported by science
They contain ingredients that sound fancy e.g. Satiereal suppresses appetite and enhances mood.
Q: Wtf is satiereal? A: you’ll get it at the end.…
They contain ingredients that are actually likely to be beneficial (like whey protein) but they are packaged up in ghastly pink and silver and grossly overpriced.
And, the most important to me, they are sold as ‘meal replacements’.I have a real problem with that term. Supplements should add to your food intake and not ever, ever replace it.

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The Ultimate Christmas Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate Christmas Cheat Sheet

Christmas brings with it a complete change of routine. The kids are off school, social events are on the up, Christmas goodies are tempting you everywhere you turn and there’s a million things to buy, prepare and do!

With so much on, it’s no wonder that many of us put health and fitness on the back burner, promising to deal with it in the New Year. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I’m going to show you 7 little changes that will have you enjoying a fun, guilt-free Christmas.

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Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy

Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy

Winter is really here now. And as it gets colder and darker we tend to want “winter warmers”, and “comfort food”. Which typically implies high stodge, high calories and general unhealthy. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Comfort food doesn’t have to mean unhealthy….

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