Tuesday, 22 October 2013


"Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from indomitable will."
~ Ghandi

Some days it will take all that you have within you just to make a start, never mind make it to the end. Yet when you get to the end, it will not just be your physical strength that you have developed.

It never gets easier, you just get better

Looking for a little inspiration? I'm not sure if this is it but...
It's true, it never gets easier. Consistency and effort are however rewarded with strength, fitness and tone. I know this is true, because I am stronger than I was yesterday, I am fitter than I was yesterday, I have more muscle than I had yesterday and I am happier than I was yesterday. I am not super at any of the before mentioned, except for the happy most days, but I am definitely better.

You wont hear me say "what's your excuse" if exercise is not your thing, because it's really none of my business, but I doubt you would be reading this blog if you weren't just a little interested. What I will say is this, like everything else, to exercise or not, is no different to any other decision we make on a daily basis, it has an "I will" or "I wont" answer, you're either into it or your not, and what ever your choice for you, it's more than OK with me.

If you are interested in the wide world of ... get fit, and all that it has to offer, from my limited experience... I for one can honestly say  "It never gets easier, you just get better!", and the rewards can be far too many to list :) So stop over thinking it and just go for it! What have you got to lose?

Saturday, 12 October 2013

help I feel bloated?

There is nothing worse than putting truckloads of hard work into your fitness routine only to lose out to the battle of the bloat.
Bloating is not my friend, and I would rather it didn’t come to visit. However visit it does, more often than I would like and usually at really inconvenient times, like when I’m getting ready to go to the beach with the family or have planned a romantic dinner date night with my husband!
If this sounds familiar to you, here are 5 common causes that you may want to look into...
  1. Irritable bowel syndrome
  2. Flatulence
  3. Coeliac disease
  4. Hormonal fluctuations
  5. Ovarian cancer

for detailed info on each cause and things you can do that may help, check out this informative article at

Here are some awesome “beat the bloat” foods to eat more of, and some “bulging belly” culprits to avoid.

Eat More
  1. Water
  2. Fresh Vegetables
  3. Probiotics and Yogurt
  4. Peppermint
  5. Pineapple & Papaya
  6. Whole Grains
  7. Parsley
Eat Less
  1. Salt
  2. Fizzy Drinks
  3. Legumes and Cruciferous Vegetables
  4. Fatty or Fried Foods
  5. Chewing Gum
  6. Antacids
head over to this great site for more detailed info on each http://tonedandfit.net/2013/10/14/foods-that-beat-belly-bloating/

If you know your bloating is the result of an indulgent weekend, and lets face it not only do we all have them but I think we all deserve them...try the 4 tips I found via the pinterest image that is with this post, using the food lists above ...not only do Lorna Jane make great looking clothes geared at fitness but they have great tips too!