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How Fitter 365 Member Vicki Agnew Dropped 3 Stone

Today we want to give a huge shout out to our Fitter 365 member Vicki Agnew. If you picked up the latest copy of Women’s Running mag you may have seen her smiling face beaming back at you from the front cover, we want to share a bit about her pretty inspirational journey as we know others will relate to her story. Congratulations Vicki, you’re a real inspiration and we’re delighted to have you as a member. Over to Vicki..
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Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Running a Marathon

At the same time all the Facebook updates appeared last month about winning or losing out on a space in the London marathon I was greeted with a Facebook memory about completing my Royal Parks Half Marathon. I never made it to running a marathon as the experience left me with a pair of knackered knees and some of other health issues that stopped me from running for a couple of years. I consider it a blessing now as I dread to think where I’d be if my body had allowed me to run a marathon, I often joke with Matt that I simply can’t be trusted once those trainers are on.

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5 Reasons Women Struggle To Lose Weight

In my last blog I discussed how men tend to approach nutrition and whilst they have their “commandments” and attachments to condiments they’re generally speaking a little more laid back about the role nutrition plays in their health. Us ladies on the other hand are pro’s at making this a full time business alongside other demanding roles in our lives, like having a career, being a mother, sister, friend, etc. I’ve been totally guilty of this myself in the past, if you bring on the detail I will over analyse, overwhelm, over Google and overthink all of it!

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#FitterFriday Fat Loss Circuit [No Gym Needed]

This weekend make it your mission to smash this awesome fat loss workout! This circuit is designed to target every muscle in the body, giving you an awesome calorie burn, taking your cardio fitness up a gear and keeping your metabolism boosted for up to 24 hours afterwards. Best of all it’ll take you less than 20 minutes. I like to use outdoor bodyweight training as the perfect complement to my heavy lifting gym sessions. Give it a try!

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Conquer Your Carb Phobia: Our Top 5 Tips

Most people interested in health and fitness right now have their own journey with macronutrients. Paleo and the Atkins revolution opened up our eyes to the notion that perhaps fat wasn’t the enemy after all but rather carbs including  bread, rice, pasta and potatoes were causing our waistlines to expand and spill over our jeans in true muffin top style. Of course this is a hugely simplified version of events and it’s clear that the goal with any macros is simply finding your sweet spot. However, gaining back your confidence eating carbs again after a low carb diet can be tricky business and is often fraught with fears of weight gain.

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What Do Fat Loss & Health Have in Common With Your Bank Balance?

One of the most common trends that seem to be driving a number of health issues and fat loss fails today is the fact that many people are creating a debt crisis with regard to their body. In life we need a healthy bank balance in order to pay for our living costs and do the things we enjoy like going on holiday or eating in a nice restaurant. Similarly, our body has a limited reserve of funds available for essential physiological processes and tasks – we’re referring to vitamins, minerals, hormones and all the vital nutrients that keep us alive and kicking. It has some spare resources stored away just in case we need to occasionally go above and beyond.

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8 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

No matter what your health or performance goal getting enough sleep is a top priority. It’s essential to support fat loss, exercise recovery, immune health, muscle mass and detoxification.

In honour of World Sleep Day we thought we would share our top tips for securing a good nights sleep 😴🛏💤

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3 Tips To Always Be Beach Ready

“Are you beach body ready?” the ad asks, with a picture of a woman in a yellow bikini next to those words. You may remember this ad getting a lot of bad press about a year or so ago when a supplement company rolled out their summer campaign. I won’t be going into that but I do want to focus on the being “beach ready” part.

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15 Things I Wish I Knew 15 Years Ago

Nutrition and health information is constantly evolving; once vilified saturated fats like coconut oil and butter are now considered superfoods, cardio was the solution to fat loss then HIIT made an appearance and we’re now just waiting for the tables to turn on peanut M&M’s. Despite the fads and fashions that come and go there are some fundamental aspects of health that have continually stood the test of time and advanced in scientific research. Despite many of them being obvious components of health I wish someone had emphasised their importance to me a few years ago, healthy living would have been much easier and enjoyable for a start.

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What If You Didn’t Run Today?

I’m a member of a group on Facebook called Did You Run Today? (DYRT) As the name suggests it’s full of enthusiastic runners who share their running stories, log their routes and ‘got soaked in the rain’ photos. It’s nice to see the support given to beginners just starting out confused about footwear or tracking devices as the old timers dive in with lots of helpful tips and advice. There’s families running together and even the dogs are getting involved. The group has a fantastic energy and super friendly atmosphere that serves to motivate and support it’s members on their running journey, but what if you didn’t run today?

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