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Recipe: Chorizo, Chilli & Chickpea Casserole

Recipe: Chorizo, Chilli & Chickpea Casserole I feel like a traitor to my Italian roots posting this delicious Spanish dish. I have no idea how traditional it is to Spanish cuisine to be fair, all I know is that it… Continue Reading →

A Brief Hiatus!

ARTICLE: A BRIEF HIATUS! Firstly, I should start this post by apologising for the lack of information, motivation and inspiration on the blog over the last couple of months. I started 2018 with the intention of making this the best year… Continue Reading →

Building A Routine

ARTICLE: BUILDING A ROUTINE cannot emphasise the benefits enough of trying to build up some sort of routine with eating, training or both. This can obviously be difficult, particularly for those that would say they do not have a very routine… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 20-1-18

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 20-1-18   This food plan malarky is starting to feel like routine again, which is great! January is a very busy month for me so getting organised is a massive help! You might notice I am… Continue Reading →

Mindful Eating: What is it and why is it so important?

The rise of convenience food, eating on the run and the accessibility of snacking has led to an increase in mindless eating. That is eating without being fully aware of what we are putting in our mouth. We can consume,… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 13-1-18

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 13-1-18 As I said last week, it was great to get back to food planning and the immediate impact it had on my week was incredible. The most important factor was that it helped me get… Continue Reading →

How I Stay Injury Free

ARTICLE: HOW I STAY INJURY FREE Before I delve into this post I should point out that I am well aware that by writing it I am seriously tempting fate!! However, up to this point, I have been injury free… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 6-1-18

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 6-1-18 It is fair to say that I have never looked forward to doing a food plan more in my entire personal training career! I am going to level with you and say that I found… Continue Reading →

Minestrone Soup

I don’t think it gets any more classic than minestrone soup. For those of you that have been looking at my food plan week on week, you will notice that it is a fairly regular feature in my diet. That… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Super Green Risotto

Recipe: Super Green Risotto   As you know I love all Italian food and am particularly fond of the classics, pasta, pizza and risotto, all of which get a very bad rep for being unhealthy these days. It is not… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 5-8-17

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 5-8-17 Just before we get into the food plan this week, I should say that that there will be no food plan posted next week as I will be on my holidays! Yay!!!! This is also… Continue Reading →

Workout 12 Weeks 9-12 (Week 12)

VIDEO: Workout 12 Week 12 Workout 12 Week 12, which means this is the FINAL workout of the 4321 12 week challenge! A MASSIVE thank you to all those that have taken part. I really hope you enjoyed it and… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Chicken & Vegetable Couscous

Recipe: Chicken & Vegetable Couscous   This dish is fast becoming a favourite in the De Marco/Spella household! It makes for an awesome packed lunch as it is tasty hot or cold, is perfectly balanced with carbs, protein, fat and… Continue Reading →

Staying focused on the end goal

ARTICLE: Staying focused on the end goal Last week I posted an update on the 12 week 4321 challenge and on a personal level reflected on a very busy and pretty stressful week. Both of these events made me realise… Continue Reading →

4321 Exercise of the Week: Advanced Sit Ups

Advanced Sit Ups Sit ups are always a popular ab exercise, but after a while they can become pretty straight forward and often we can end up doing large sets of them to keep the difficulty level up. Well there… Continue Reading →

Workout 7 Weeks 5-8 (Week 8)

VIDEO: Workout 7 Week 8 Here we go, time to turn up the tempo and push yourself that wee bit extra with this HIIT session! Remember to change quickly between each exercise and keep to the strict rest periods at… Continue Reading →

Workout 5 Weeks 5-8 (Week 8)

VIDEO: Workout 5 Week 8 We are now into week 8 and the final week of these 4 videos! There is just one more block of videos to go before we crown the WINNER of the 12 Week 4321 Challenge!… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 1-7-17

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 1-7-17 I do believe that simplicity is the key to success with everything and I am finding that keeping my food plan as simple as possible has been such a key to my weight being as… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 17-6-17

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 17-6-17   Last week was pretty uneventful which is good news when comes to sticking to my food plan! I was going to try and make sweet and sour chicken on Saturday night but we ended… Continue Reading →

Workout 4 Weeks 1-4 (Week 4)

Here we go, week 4, video 4 and the end of the first 4 week block!💪Make sure you tick off as many of these workouts as possible as I will be posting a rundown of all the scores this week!… Continue Reading →

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