Four Reasons Why You Should Exercise Outdoors

Fitness August 26, 2018

Exercising outdoors offers many options and often they don’t feel like exercise!

Why you’re not getting the results you want!

Lifestyle August 15, 2018

The season for floaty dresses and summer will be upon us soon, which means that most gals and guys are out there in the gym pumping weights and doing cardio to sculpt their figures and make themselves leaner. If you’ve been on that track trying to get leaner arms for a few months and are finding that there isn’t a difference in your shape, then something, somewhere is going wrong. It’s important to re-evaluate your workout and eating plans regularly as you shrink down in weight, because things change as your body adjusts to new workouts. There’s plenty that could be going wrong for you, so you should check out these many reasons that your arms aren’t toning as nicely as you like:

Isolated Movements?

Believe it or not, 100 push ups or 1000 lifts with 2kg dumbells won’t tone your arms. You’ll be sore, and you’ll have burning muscles, but you won’t be living the toned arm life, because all you’ll be doing is expanding on the muscle, not working on burning away the fat. You need to do more exercises like pull-ups and multi-joint workouts like these.

You’re Just Doing Too Much.

If you’re a beginner who is checking out the rowing machines in the gym, you’re going to want to learn to row slowly before you can start pulling the same weight as the local racing team. Jumping into advanced shoes as a beginner isn’t just damaging to your muscles, it’s going to end with you giving up far too fast because you just can’t do it. Take your time. Relax and move forward at a pace that’ll suit you, not one you force your body into.

You’re Trying To Spot-Reduce.

A big old newsflash for you: you cannot focus on one body part and expect results. Your body is the sum of all of its parts, and you need to focus on the entire thing, not just one area at a time. Your diet will determine your fat loss, your workout will determine your overall toning of your body. Work on the body as a whole, and the fat will come off the arms as well as everywhere else.

You’re Using Baby Weights.

It’s very easy to grab a can of beans from the cupboard in place of the weights you don’t have, but they’re not heavy enough. You have to get to know the limits of your body, then push against them to see results. You’re only going to tone your body when you put pressure on it, and a part of that will be increasing the weights that you use.

Get a program created by a professional. You shouldn’t trust someone who is Instagram famous for having abs. How do you know that they understand who to progressively and safely get you towards your goal. Seek a qualified online coach like Simon Bergner with proven success!

You’re Sneak-Eating The Cookies.

It doesn’t matter how many reps of any exercise you do if you’re not watching your diet. It’s 80/20 in favour of diet for fat loss, and your arms are no exception. Dial in your diet and you’ll see results.

Your arms are just one area of your body. Look at the bigger picture and then you’ll see the changes you want.

If you need help with your nutrition check out some of my coaching and meal plan options.

xoxo Hollie

Natural Ways to Relieve Pain

Lifestyle June 26, 2018

If you want to learn more about natural ways of relieving pain check out some of my top tips!

The raw & honest truth about why I eat a plant-based diet

Nutrition June 1, 2018

I am going to be totally honest and somewhat vulnerable by sharing my journey to a whole food plant-based diet with you. I changed my diet because I have seen and experienced too much pain. Losing my family members to horrible battles with cancer.

How to thrive on a whole food plant based diet

Blog, Lifestyle April 12, 2018

I am so tired of the constant confusion and arguments about what diet people should be eating. Give me a hell yes if you are too!

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Blog July 5, 2017

A collection of nourishing plant based recipes to keep you and your family healthy this Winter.
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I used to be an unhealthy party girl.

Blog October 19, 2016

Most of you know me as a plant based foodie and fitness lover………and yes that is definitely who I am today and super proud of it. If you knew me in my early twenties I was not the picture of health.

Plant Protein Stuffed Capsicums

Delicious Dinners September 21, 2016

These capsicums are full of delicious wholefood plant based protein. They are simple to make and great for dinner parties.

Are you worried about your weight?

Blog August 3, 2016

The truth is this…….. I am not here to talk about diets or even food for that matter. I am here to share with you the only weight I am really concerned about……..

Not so cheeky chocolate protein brownie

Recipes July 22, 2016

These are a delicious chocolatey not so cheeky brownies that are vegan, gluten free and paleo.

Spaghetti & Mushroom Balls

Recipes May 23, 2016

I have managed to turn this family favourite into a nutritious plant based meal using mushrooms to replace meat.
Did you know that mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and very low in sodium, yet they provide nutrients such as selenium, potassium , riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and more.

The Thoughtful Christmas Gift Guide

Blog December 10, 2017

Christmas is upon us and there is nothing that makes me happier than giving thoughtful gifts to my family and friends.

I have been very organised this Christmas and have put together a few of my favourite gifts that nourish the body and soul.

Who are the Real Role Models?

Blog May 17, 2017

Don’t believe the world of Photoshop…….follow the REAL people on Instagram no filters……. celebrate the hard work and demand that they are the ones getting help to achieve their goals.

Chocolate & Honeycomb Cookies

Snacks & Treats April 13, 2017

These cookies are a super easy guilt free treat that are a perfect to take to work or have handy if you have a sugar craving. I found this fantastic pea protein powder by Pure Place it’s a healthy, clean & natural non-dairy plant based protein powder supplement that tastes AMAZING.

How you can be a happy & healthy traveller!

Blog March 23, 2017

You have saved your money, chosen your destination of choice and packed your suitcase…….but what about the flight?
Here are my top tips that ensure that I am a healthy and happy traveller. Try them next time you set off on your next adventure.