Struggling to meet your weight loss goals as a new mummy? All mothers find it challenging to get back in to health and fitness regime with a little one in tow, but it can be done! The key is NOT trying to make a plan to lose weight but more taking it day by day until the little one is in more of an established routine as I guarantee if you make a plan - he/she will have an entirely different one in mind and this just leads to endless frustration!
Does getting through the day without caffeine fixes seem like a distant dream (actually it's been a long time since you had a dream!) A poor night's sleep can make your life a living hell - ask any new parent! Forget about eating right and exercising when you're sleep deprived, as even performing basic daily tasks an be enough to make you want to hide away from the world - even the smallest things turn in to major stresses!
A recent study has shown that people who are sleep deprived can eat more than 500 additional calories per day - that's a lot of calories (and a lot of weight gained if you're not careful!) If you're struggling with managing your diet well and exercising consistently because you're wide-eyed at 2am, this could be a lot to do with why you're not achieving the results you want and here's why: -
Rather than strict diets at Magic Fitness, we tend to focus on good nutrition - not deprivation as we have found that it doesn't matter what the diet is, it's just not sustainable.
So in the interest in adding more nutritionally dense foods to your diet, here is the rundown to our top 10 superfoods and some ideas on how you can add more goodies to your diet to get better results in your health and fitness.
Mmmm that sweet white stuff - sugar. Whether in obvious form such as cookies and bagels or disguised in fruit and sports drinks, cereal and even ketchup, it turns out many of us seem to be consuming far more sugar than we realised. It doesn't help matters than some 'healthy foods' such as yoghurts or oatmeal can contain up to 7 teaspoons of sugar! No wonder you can't get rid of that spare tire!
So are we in control of how much sugar we are eating or have things gotten out of control without us even realising it? nswer the following questions to find out if you are addicted to sugar...
Stretching is something you KNOW you should be doing, but somehow, you never feel like it's quite worth the time and effort. Hence this post promoting the Magic Fitness Campaign for the endless health and happiness benefits of #GetToKnowYourToes
Stretching has become a huge part of my life as I find it helps to create stillness in my life, which as a Personal Trainer, is obviously very active and busy!
Many of our Magic Fitness clients have found many previously unknown benefits to stretching so that now it is something they actually enjoy as part of a daily ritual - they actually look forward to it!
So join the stretch revolution and send Magic Fitness your photos of you getting to know your toes - Post them to our Facebook page today!