A weight loss programme thats fun?


Most people think that being on a weight loss programme is hard and boring and they have to miserable.

This is my 12 week transformation programme above, 4 weeks in we decided to go out for dinner together – just because its nice to go out to dinner on a Friday evening 🙂

Over the last few weeks I’ve been teaching them that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean chicken and broccoli every night

It doesn’t mean training to excess and having no life – (on this programme we train 3 x a week)

And it definitely doesn’t have to mean being miserable and doing stuff you don’t like

These guys have put together their own food plan of foods they enjoy, they support each other daily through our Facebook group and it seems like their having a lot of fun being on this so called ‘diet’

Here’s a quote from Daniel below, who by the way has lost over a stone in the last 4 weeks

“we had a meal out together at the end of last week. We’re all chatting and sharing meals on our facebook group but was good to be able to met up outside the gym environment to talk about how we’re all getting on. The fact that we’re all doing this along with other people I think is a big help. If you’re reading this and thinking you should make more of an effort I’d really recommend trying to get someone on board with you to share the experience, it’s supportive and also gives you something to be accountable to”

And that’s the key to my weight loss programme, make it fun and supportive – it really is that simple 🙂

ps Daniel is keeping a very entertaining weekly blog on his progress which includes pics of his delicious meals, sarky comments about me (previously referring to me as a tiny, driven, slightly scary scientologist) I’m a bit gutted to say his blog is funnier than mine and also includes pictures of cute cats 🙂

If you want to read more about his progress just click on the link below

Daniel’s Blog

And if you want to lose weight but don’t want to miserable in the process you can apply for my January programme here

Make The Weight


Getting to know your brain


Last weekend I ran a stress workshop for some of my clients and shared a bit of a new approach I’ve been learning recently
Not that long ago I spoke to my clients in typical trainer speak – it was all about training more, lifting heavier, doing MORE to get results. If you want it badly enough, you’ll suck it up and do what it takes……

But for many of us that approach doesn’t always work. We might want something really badly, we KNOW what we need to do to get it but for some reason we just can’t seem to get ourself to do it. We feel like a failure and ask ourselves what wrong with us?

If you can relate to this, whats wrong’ with you is called threat and it starts with your brain
Let me explain. Earlier this year I learned something pretty special called mindmap from my own coach and mentor Dax Moy. Mindmap coaches speak a different language, the language of the brain
See most coaching approaches start with your MIND set, but you can’t change your mind set if your in the wrong part of your BRAIN

You may have heard before about the triune brain. To put it very briefly as we developed into humans we developed different layers to our brain
Our oldest brain – the reptile brain (what I also like to call the chimp – see the chimp paradox) is the original brain. It’s ONLY concern is survival therefore it reacts with fight, flight or freeze whenever it feels you are in danger
The next layer is the mammalian brain – it’s linked to emotion and concerned with social hierarchy, belonging etc
The final layer is our human brain which is where logical thought, creativity and planning takes place
Now as we developed into humans we didn’t just get rid of the other brains. They are still there and can be VERY active (So much so some of us have never met our humans….)

Anytime our brain perceives a threat whether it be physical, mental or emotional – the reptile takes over and reacts with fight, flight or freeze. There is nothing wrong with this it’s a survival mechanism to keep you safe.

Most coaching approaches work on the assumption that you are in your human brain and capable of making logical choices and responses
Yet most if us are walking around as reptiles constantly under threat (another word for threat could just be stress)

How to know if your in threat? You see the following reactions showing up

If you hear yourself being defensive –
I can’t, won’t do that, you can’t make me……

You’re feeling stuck and not moving forward in any area of your life

You are completely avoiding something

Mindmap works on helping you MOVE out of threat by helping you find what YOUR brain needs to feel safe
The reptile brain doesn’t care what we want to achieve, how we want to feel or what we feel we need to get done. It cares about one thing and thing only – keeping you safe. Until it feels you are safe it simply won’t allow you to move forward

So if you want things to change in your life, start by getting to know your brain

And if you need some help – I can speak it’s language 🙂