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Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I love to write. It is a very rewarding and relaxing exercise. I would be completely lost if I could not read or write for a day. Writing and reading has become a part of life, I can’t do without. Fashion and Style Police allows me make a living, working from home and caring for my children. And it feeds my creative juice, which is amazing. It is really the best of all worlds!

 

 

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Having said that, my fitness life went downhill once I started working from home. Prior to working from home, I had a great fitness routine with my gym workouts and all. But once I popped my kids and started working from home full-time, it became a lot harder to find time for exercise. This time last year, I added a few pounds and felt so heavy. I struggled to get rid of the weight but I got there in the end. My body weight is now back to what it used to be and I am happy with it. I also feel lighter and more healthy, which is great.

Going for long walks really helped me lose the weight. I enjoy going for long walks, especially when I am alone. I like to admire nature, while listening to some good music and taking in the beauty that surrounds me and the freshness in the air. That is why I love my school runs. Since the kiddies started pre school, I get out of the house everyday and I also get to walk back and forth alone, in peace, which is great for my mind.

 

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My fitness live is going in the direction I need it to go. As a work-from-home mother, I have to consciously make an effort to stay fit. The GymCube website has been a massive help. The fitness videos are so useful and I find them easy to do at home. Good to know that the excess weight gained is all in the past. I didn’t gain a lot but I felt heavier and my clothes didn’t fit, so that was the cue I needed to get myself back in shape. I am happy with my current weight (I am a size UK 10 or 12 depending on where I shop). All that is needed now is to strengthen and define my body some more.

Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I see a lot of people both online and offline, who are actively promoting their unhealthy body weights. They act like it is ok to be massively underweight or overweight. If the weight is caused by a health related issue, that is completely different. However, if it is not, then something should be done about it.

 

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If you are truly happy with being overweight or underweight, that is fine but please stop promoting these unhealthy lifestyle on social media.  Being overweight/underweight is not cool and it is not healthy. Stop acting like it is! If you find yourself in such a situation, like I did a year ago, do something about it. If you are honestly happy with your size regardless of what it is, then stay quiet about it. The going back and forth on social media with trolls and fans alike is disturbing. You could be a giving a teenager struggling to lose or gain weight, a thumbs up for remaining the way she is. This is not OK.

This has been on my mind for some time now and I am glad I finally got my thoughts down. What do you think? Is being underweight or overweight now cool on online?

 

 

 

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Keeping Fit with GymCube

I must confess, I have never been into exercise. Many years ago, I signed up with my local gym and ended up hardly ever going for a whole year. However, now as a busy mum, juggling 2 active toddlers, running a household and working from home, I need to be fit and healthy. I also need to be in the right state of mind. Regular exercise is great for my mental health. The adrenaline rush I get from exercising is like no other! So I know keeping fit is a must for me. So I was super excited when GymCube got in touch.

For those who have never heard of GymCube, it is an online community, providing support and motivation along with hundreds of relevant  resources needed to lose weight, increase fitness, gain strength and live a healthier, happier lifestyle. You get your very own online gym trainer with various exercise classes like Abs, Combat, Indoor Spin Cycling, Yoga, and so on. It is the coolest online fitness website ever!

 

 

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I have recently signed up with GymCube on their Strengthen and Define workout plan. My body weight is where I need it to be but I would love to work on increasing my energy levels. I sometimes find myself struggling to cope with my daily activities. Panting on the stairs is definitely not a good look. So I need to get that bit sorted, and thanks to GymCube, I will be getting fit. My target is to increase my strength levels and take my body to the next level in time for Christmas.

 

The Strengthen and Define Plan
  • Strength training exercise plan to help you get from regular to ripped in record time
  • Be able to complete with the best with your new and improved stronger fitter body
  • Diet guide (with optional supplement plan) to improve your physique and performance

 

I am seriously loving this fitness plan with GymCube. It ticks all the boxes for me and I feel like I am going to enjoy the journey. The GymCube website features 0ver 600 exercise videos, live online coaching and support, diet guidance and support groups for help, guidance, tips, tricks and advice from the community.

 

 

 

 

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Once I complete the Strengthen and Define workout plan, I will go on to follow the #GCLifestyle Guide. This is basically a real life, down to earth way of continuing my fitness journey. I see fitness as a journey with no destination. It is something I have to continue to work at everyday, so I remain fit and healthy.

I will be posting weekly updates on how I am getting on, here and on social media, so look out for my posts. I would love for you to join me in my fitness journey as well. Go have a look and sign up here to get started. There are 3 plan options –  Orange, Black and Platinum membership. So I am sure you will find the right plan for what you need. Do let me know how you get on.

Thanks for reading and cheers to the new week.

 

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Careers in Fitness that Pay Well

I am all about living your life to the fullest and following your passion when it comes to a career. Show me a very happy person, and I can bet the person has a great career. Life and work go hand in hand, and that is why I always write about freelance/self-employed topics and share my freelance experience, because I truly love what I do, so I can’t help myself. I also write about them so often because I hope they would inspire someone out there to pursue their dreams and not give up without a fight.

There are so many careers that interest a wide range of people and pay well, but today, I am going to focus on Careers in Fitness that pay well because the fitness industry is currently booming.

 

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A Personal Trainer

A personal trainer is one of the most popular career choices in the health and fitness industry, and I am not surprised. Personal trainers are in demand now more than ever. Back in the day, only the rich and famous could afford the luxury of having a personal trainer, but that is no longer the case. We the common people can now afford a personal trainer if needed because there are various affordable packages now available privately and in gyms.

A personal trainer has the ability to earn up to £60,000 a year, thanks to the current demand. I guess that explains why many people are now interested in studying Personal Trainer Courses. The potential financial rewards, the easiness of self-employment and the job satisfaction that can be had, make it a popular career choice.

 

 

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Aerobatic Instructors

An aerobics instructor, also known as an exercise to music instructor, delivers group exercise classes that are performed to music. This career choice is an excellent starting point in the fitness industry, with the pay range being between £25 and £50 per hour, depending on experience, establishments they teach in and how many participants are in their classes or what time of day the classes are.

 

Nutritionist

According to the National Careers Service, a Nutritionist use the scientific knowledge of food to give information and advice about the effects of diet and nutrition on health and wellbeing. They usually hand in hand with the fitness trainer, in the fitness industry.  A Nutritionist has the ability to earn up to £50,000 a year.

 

Have you ever thought of any of these careers or other careers in fitness? Have you ever employed a Personal Trainer, Aerobatic Instructor or a Nutritionist?

 

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