Someone recently asked me how to build their confidence about going to the gym. Attending a gym can be daunting and intimidating because everyone around you seems to know what they are doing. They really do not! Everyone starts of feeling out of place, especially if they are embarking on a new lifestyle. Never let this feeling put you off as it will continue to bring you down, only keeping you away from your goals.
- 2 medium eggs
- 70g coconut sugar (or a sweetener of your choice)
- 60g coconut oil
- 60g self rising flour
- 60g berries
- !optional! Poppy seeds
- Preheat your oven to 150c
- Place the two eggs into the bowel and add in the coconut sugar.
- Whisk well.
- Melt the coconut oil and add into the mixture.
- Fold in the flour slowly, whisking as you go along. Mix well.
- Add in the berries and optional poppy seeds.
- Place into a cupcake baking tray and bake for around 25 minutes or until golden brown.
I am not a big fan of running for cardio – anymore. I once used to be a long distance runner and loved going outdoors for a jog. That was before a knee injury and a love for weight training. These days I get my cardio in doing a variety of different ways, usually something short and intense. I do not have the time to go for a 2 hour jog nor would I enjoy it. We often think that running, outdoors or on the treadmill, are the only ways to get your heart rate racing. This is just not true.
It happens to all of us – one day you realise your workout routine no longer exists and lounging in your PJ’s does. The sweating gym sessions and morning muscle soreness seem like something of the past now that you have hung up that workout outfit. Can you ever turn back the clock? Probably not – so you think!
Eating healthy at work can be a mount Everest type struggle. I am constantly surrounded by biscuits and sweets, often thank you gifts from patients and their families. This has been a new struggle for me because I had always been someone who avoided buying junk food. When it is there, sitting so beautifully in your office – how can you resist?!