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How to become more patient with your results

ARTICLE: HOW TO BECOME MORE PATIENT WITH YOUR RESULTS Having patience when it comes to seeing results is one of the most difficult aspects of training or eating well. We all want results and we want them now, which is perfectly… Continue Reading →

Goal setting in a different way

So pre pregnancy my goals were to improve my pull ups and to perfect the single arm press up and I just about got there with both goals (the single arm press up still needs a little work). These types… 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 →

MY FOOD PLAN 3-2-18

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 3-2-18 So the first thing we need to discuss this week is the absolute triumph that was my chorizo, chilli and chickpea casserole! I have referred to it as mine but to be honest I simply… Continue Reading →

Adapting workouts & staying motivated when injured, pregnant or unwell!

ARTICLE: ADAPTING WORKOUTS & STAYING MOTIVATED WHEN INJURED, PREGNANT OR UNWELL Being injury free and feeling one hundred percent fit and well are of course the optimum conditions we all want to train under! That way we can give it our… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 27-1-18

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 27-1-18 I am excited to say that this week’s food plan features a new dish, chorizo, chilli and chickpea casserole! It is not one of mine I found it in a recipe book and I have… Continue Reading →

Building A Routine

ARTICLE: BUILDING A ROUTINE I cannot emphasise the benefits enough of trying to build up some sort of routine with eating, training or both. This can obviously be difficult for many and particularly for those that would say they do… 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 Got Seriously Strong Through Body Weight Training

ARTICLE: HOW I GOT SERIOUSLY STRONG THROUGH BODY WEIGHT TRAINING Calisthenics or body weight only training and the benefits that it provides to those that practice it are not as well known as weight training. It is often viewed as much… Continue Reading →

Is it worth paying for premium sports gear?

ARTICLE: IS IT WORTH PAYING FOR PREMIUM SPORTS GEAR Fitness fashion is a growing trend and the days when people used to wear an old t-shirt and ill fitting leggings or shorts to the gym are most definitely a thing… 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 →

Top tips for 2018!

ARTICLE: TOP TIPS FOR 2018! Here are some top tips for helping you reach your health and fitness goals in 2018. I have split them into dieting and exercise because each involves a different approach and also because each of… Continue Reading →

Why I don’t eat “diet” food!

ARTICLE: WHY I DON’T EAT DIET FOOD! I would class “diet” food as any manufactured foods that are “low fat”, “calorie counted” or weight loss branded. These types of food have massively grown in popularity and, particularly in January, will… 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 →

Recipe: Fettuccine Bolognese

RECIPE: RINO’S FETTUCCINE BOLOGNESE  Now if I have said it once,  I have said it a thousand times, you can still enjoy pasta as part of a healthy balanced diet! Pasta and all other carbs do not need to be… Continue Reading →

Intervals: Reverse Crossovers

VIDEO: REVERSE CROSSOVERS   Try this finisher after your strength sessions! Each week I do 2-3 strength sessions and at the end of each I do some quick intervals to finish the workout off and get the heart rate pumping!… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 11-11-17

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 11-11-17   This week at Casa De Marco we will be enjoying some Italian classics including tagliatelle bolognese and risotto! The bolognese is curtesy of my father in law as he will be showing me how… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Carne e Patate

RECIPE: CARNE e PATATE Here it is the first recipe from my new family inspired food blog! The first recipe comes from casa De Marco and is a recipe that brings back many happy memories of countless Sunday family dinners… Continue Reading →

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