Browsing All posts tagged under »Weight loss«

Conservations with the core

February 1, 2013


OK so I know I probably talk too much about how important it is to be self-aware and listen to our bodies … but I tend to talk about this most in the context of running and training rather than life in general. Truth is, our bodies are smart. Very smart. Very very smart! On […]

Abel advice

April 22, 2012


You keep failing at your attempted transformation because you keep missing the central component of it by looking in the wrong place. You must, and have to – learn to love the body you have, while on the journey to acquiring the body you want. No one can SELF-HATE their way to an improved life! […]

Brain matters

April 9, 2012


Every magazine you pick up these days is packed full of words about the latest diet … what to eat when, when to eat what, why to eat what, why to eat when … but so very rarely do these articles feature advice on feeding our minds. Just like our bodies, our minds need fed […]

Scaling back

February 28, 2012


My cleaner arrived yesterday afternoon and within seconds of entering my flat said … ‘Madam. You’re always so glowing.  You look so beautiful. You’re so relaxed.’ ‘Thank you Cristina’, I replied, thinking what kind words they were to hear. If only, however, the conversation had ended there because she then continued by saying … ‘I […]

Never, never, never …

December 21, 2011


… give up! The other day, I was writing some words for a client about sources of inspiration for people with weight to lose. There’s no question about it … for those who are overweight, losing it is tough.  It requires huge commitment and self-belief.  Results are not instant yet healthy choices need to be […]

100 tip top tips

June 1, 2011


Check out my contribution in this month’s Viva feature … 100 Greatest Weight Loss Tips … Ever!      

Hypoxi hype or cellulite solution?

April 23, 2011


This morning, I rocked up at Bodysmart’s studio at Hayya! in the Meadows for my power plate session but instead decided to give Hypoxi a go. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about as it’s widely touted as the best treatment for cellulite and Bodysmart has women coming in and out all […]

No time to train?

April 4, 2011


Try Tabata. The concept couldn’t be simpler. Nor the time it takes be any shorter. Yet somehow you finish a session with Hanan dripping in sweat, gasping for breath, aching throughout yet at the same time FEELING FANTASTIC! Fitness experts the world over know all about Tabata. The method is named after a Japanese researcher […]

Delicious at dawn

March 7, 2011


I mentioned to a friend the other day that as soon as things are running super smoothly in my life, when I reach a nice level of comfort, it’s time to shake things up. I guess I thrive on challenge and excitement and without an element of both, I feel restless and without drive. And […]

Fuel for marathons (running AND retail)

March 6, 2011


First published on LOVESTYLE There might not be huge numbers of LOVESTYLE divas that run marathons but there are no prizes for guessing that all LOVESTYLE divas love marathon shopping sessions so whichever camp you fall into (in my case both!) take note. A healthy balanced diet and a regular exercise routine are vital to […]

How to look fabulous forever …

February 19, 2011


AND / OR how to bag a cute Glaswegian for 8 whole weeks! Six months ago a rugged yet charming Glaswegian called Andrew Picken arrived on our shores. Formerly part of the Kellogg’s team in the UK, a qualified nutritionist and an expert in food law, Andrew now works as the Nutritionist at Dubai Physiotherapy […]

Everyone’s doing it – are you?

February 7, 2011


Strength Training … everyone’s doing it …. are you? Having my ongoing knee problem means that most of my running is being replaced with gym sessions. And whilst checking out for hot boys between reps, I can’t help but notice that finally, the mass of lycra-wearing gym-bunnies seem to do taking to strength training. Are […]

The skinny on the show

January 29, 2011


This post is a short and sweet observation following my visit to the Weightloss Show with Guillaume yesterday. It seemed like a good event … albeit most visitors tended to be from the industry instead of target clients. My one little observation was just the ongoing trend in ‘alternative’ weightloss methods; skinny coffee, slimming healing, […]

tori loves slim spa

January 26, 2011


Cellulite, that cottage cheese-like spread that all too often appears on our thighs, bum and elsewhere is truly the devils work. And even though we all suffer from it to some degree, even the likes of Jen and Angelina, I’m still not best pleased when I catch a glimpse of my rear view demonstrating said […]

A match made in heaven

January 10, 2011


You & your resolutions; make them a match made in heaven Now that a new year is upon us, combined with the festive indulgence of the last few weeks, are you, like countless others, currently putting some thought into your fitness & wellbeing resolutions?  Most of us make them … as the last present was […]

Small steps, great journey

November 22, 2010


During this mornings Run & Reflect session, we talked (incessantly for 90 minutes and amongst a million other things!) about goals; the importance of them yet our aversion to the very word. I for one am a very goal-driven person.  I set goals for the short, medium and long-term and have them set in stone […]

Open an account at the Calorie Bank!

November 15, 2010


A great way I have decided to think of your daily food intake is by thinking in terms of a Calorie Bank. You can use plenty of websites to work out your calorie needs per day or how many calories you need to cut in order to lose a couple pounds a week. Approximately however, […]

Focus on the Fat

November 13, 2010


Published in Women’s Health & Fitness – October 2010 Are you lacking in motivation and needing something new to jump-start your fitness? Have you reached a plateau in terms of your weightloss or fitness goals? Or perhaps you want to turn over a new leaf and start realising your full potential? Read on for the […]

Calorie Counter

November 12, 2010


Fed up with running every night in the humidity and not seeing any change in your body shape? Tired of sweating it out in the gym only to find the jeans still seem too tight? Well you could be burning less calories than you think. Here gym bunny Tori Leckie from Ignite fitness & wellness […]