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Diet fatigue

Diet fatigue

When I banged out my last post in 20 minutes on Sunday night, I did not expect to receive such a huge response. Largely thanks to a mention from David Gillespie himself and a shout out from Primal Awesome, I received 600 views in one day (about three times more than usual!) as well as a hugely positive response from the online community. Consequently, I have now reached 10,000 views (not bad considering I’ve been blogging less than three months) and I can have my celebratory party a little earlier than expected! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Nutrition

 

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Can ‘experts’ be trusted?

Can ‘experts’ be trusted?

I promised myself I wouldn’t do another post about sugar for a while (I’m sure you all know how against it I am by now!) but something happened this week that really irritated me. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2011 in Nutrition

 

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Why I love yoga

Why I love yoga

I never used to enjoy yoga. I went to my first class when I was about 15 and couldn’t understand why people were paying to do a class where you spent most of the time doing something you could do at home: stretch and sleep! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Workouts

 

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My trip home: in pictures

My trip home: in pictures

I’m back from my trip to the west coast. It was great to fly home and celebrate my brother’s first birthday, and good to catch up with some of my oldest and dearest friends. As usual, the weather in Perth was perfect: 27 degrees (81 Fahrenheit) and not a cloud in the sky in the middle of winter. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in Nutrition, Training

 

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The great fruit debate

The great fruit debate

As you may have picked up from my last post, I am a strong proponent of living a sugar-free lifestyle. Despite others’ claims that natural sugar found in fruit “doesn’t count”, I do limit my intake of it as it still causes the same response as a cupcake. I am, of course, met with many counter claims that following a diet free from fruit will harm my body. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2011 in Nutrition

 

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The right fuel

The right fuel

Today will be a short blog post as I’m in the middle of packing for my mini-holiday. I’m going back to my home town, Perth – AKA the most isolated city in the world. It’s my brother’s first birthday on Saturday (long story!) so I’m flying home to celebrate for four days. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2011 in Nutrition

 

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No easy solution

No easy solution

For the past few years people have asked me for my secret to staying fit and healthy. Of course, there is no secret: just eat healthy and exercise! Evidently my response is not the one they are looking for. No one (yet – I live in hope!) has followed through with the advice I have given; instead changing nothing and feeling sorry for themselves because there’s no magic solution to their problems. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Nutrition, Rants

 

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The cookie dough that will give you a six pack

The cookie dough that will give you a six pack

If I let every negative comment get to me I would have already had reason to abandon my fitness goals a thousand times. For reasons unbeknown to me, some people will always insist on bringing you down. As I mentioned in my last post, a number of people have reacted quite negatively to my competition pursuits. Some have told me to my face, some have gossiped about me behind my back, and I’m guessing that even more are just disapproving quietly. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Motivation, Nutrition

 

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Why compete?

Why compete?

While I have mentioned competing several times in my blog, I haven’t actually explained what led me to the decision to do so. As the day looms closer and the more I read about how hard it really is, the more intimidated I feel. Yet at the same time I’m increasingly inspired to do it – and the negativity I’m constantly met with only spurs me on further. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2011 in Competing

 

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5 ‘healthy’ foods that are bad for you

5 ‘healthy’ foods that are bad for you

Every day I see people who eat food they naively believe is healthy for them when in fact they could not be worse. As I’ve said in the past, eating healthy isn’t difficult if you just focus on whole foods that naturally came into being. The problem lies in the fact that big companies promote highly processed foods as being a better choice. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2011 in Myths, Nutrition

 

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