Cravings mean to bed earlier?

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Welcome to STEP 7 of the Cravings Killing Course. So far we’ve talked about: 1. The cold turkey method, and how hydrating yourself makes the process MUCH easier 2. The calorie myth, and why we should look to pack in varied nutrients to reduce cravings 3. The perfect breakfast being protein and fat based 4. Changing your environment to switch … Read More

(Cravings) It’s all a game

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Keeping score is one great way to kill your cravings. This is definitely NOT a new thing in the world of diets. Weight Watchers have successfully gamified dieting since the 1960’s and the fact it’s still going strong 50 years later is testament to its success. However the power of keeping score was brought home to me when i became … Read More

What’s your poison?

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The Daily Mail is not exactly my news outlet of choice ( but Elly loves it I actually call it ‘The Daily Poison’ as it’s poison for your mind!) However I got drawn in to an article discussing a study about how your brain doesn’t actually CRAVE sweetness. This is a real blow to the folk that use artificial sweeteners … Read More

About your Cravings- The Cold Turkey Method

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Its difficult to really explain what its like when you’re no longer controlled by your cravings. Especially if it seems like you’ve suffered this for ever, right? I went cold turkey; with sweets, cake and chocolate once. This was definitely the hard way. My face came out in spots. I had the sweats (not pleasant) Crazy, crazy headaches And the … Read More

the day you give up…

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The day you give up is the day you basically accept that the way you are is the furthest you’re prepared to go. Ultimately accepting failure even if you see some sort of success now are you happy to rest there and settle? With no progress when there’s still time to keep moving forwards. It’s never the end until It … Read More

need permission?

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Hey, I’ve just got a quick message for you today. And it’s really simple and I’m going to keep it short. You don’t need anybody’s permission to try to better yourself. Hodgsonfitness.com/academy The reason I’m sharing this with you is because I’m talking to women daily who seem to feel like they need to ask for their husband or their … Read More

EVEN MORE to do

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Hey, So I’ve been going to see a chiropractor for the last couple of weeks because with my body building, one thing they (the judges) noticed was my body’s not quite in alignment and I’m starting to get a more dominant side. It would effect my performance, and longer term can really effect my back. I went to see him … Read More

I dont have time

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You must spend hours training everyday to get into that shape. That’s the sort of comment that Elly and I hear pretty much on a daily basis because I have to admit, Elly and I do pride ourselves on keeping ourselves in good shape all year round for a number of reasons. One being, we feel we need to practice … Read More

What keeps you in line?

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So we often talk about setting yourself goals, goals that are important to you, which we do ourselves too. We set long-term and short-term goals. The reason why we like short-term goals more so is because they keep us accountable and they’re easier to measure, and often easier in the mind to break down, rather than feeling like you’ve got … Read More

everyone else first?

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Do you put everyone else before you? The question I’m asking because I see it time and time again from women who unfortunately really are unconfident, tired, fed up, frustrated, overweight and ultimately hating themselves right now because they put everyone else before them and often forget themselves. But, guess what happens? There’s a bigger chain of events that goes … Read More

one extreme to the other

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So a couple weeks, Elly and I, had an interview with our good friend and coach, Joe Stewart. This was for our podcast, have you checked our podcast out, www.hodgsonfitness.com/podcast. then anyway, we discussing about how people can go from one extreme to the other. Literally over night…. Now going from eating something like two bowls of Coco Pops for … Read More

Thoughts become things

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Have you ever heard the saying thoughts become things? That’s something that we work with when we work with our clients about reminding them that thoughts do eventually become things. hodgsonfitness.com/alpha If you sit around thinking about how bad things are and how bad things could get, the likelihood is they are going to end up getting bad. However, spending … Read More

a story about robin williams

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I’m sure you know who Robin Williams is: one of the greatest actors, in my opinion, to ever have lived. Well heard this story about him the other day from someone i follow Tony Robbins (check him out) Seemed to be such a happy guy, made so many people, millions of people, happy. But unfortunately committed suicide. And one of … Read More

The best time saving question…

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So, up until recently, I’ve always been one to find I struggle with time. I’m busy. I get up early and because my work is pretty much supporting and coaching people around the clock, I find I don’t really switch off. Then I’m also trying to keep everyone else around me happy in the process. So, I realised I needed … Read More

how things change

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So yesterday I got an unsubscriber, and the reason they gave me was because too many e-mails (we send one a day) and yes, we do send them seven days a week because we feel that your goals are important seven days a week. He said he would happily receive a couple of e-mails a week from me but didn’t … Read More

This IS Happening

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So, I don’t know if I told you already but I’m doing the Channel Island body building show in September the 25th. But, this time, Elly is doing it too. That’s right the Hodgsons are both getting on the stage together the 25th of September (if you want tickets to come and watch us we’d really appreciate the support, hit … Read More

Same goal

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I am a strong believer that everyone has the exact same goal, whether that be to.. run a marathon, lose weight, tone up, feel more confident, increase energy levels, improved health. It’s all for the same reason, and that is to be better or feel better. And by that I mean self progress is everybody’s goal, one way or another. … Read More

How I failed (mindblown)

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HEY, How are you? (you can reply i don’t bite) So back when I had a fit body Jersey everyone thought it was an amazing success and things were going really, really well but i wasn’t success in face i was far from it… I’m going to let you know in exactly how I know I failed deep down. I … Read More

this quote changed the game for me..

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I’m going to share a quote I had with you today, and it was something that really got me thinking because I never recognised it until I heard it recently The only things that make us suffer are our thoughts. Absolutely life changing, that quote is to me, because it’s something I suffered with for months and months, towards the … Read More

do you really want it?

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Do you really want a change and lose weight or do you just like the idea of it? Because I see it time and time again when I look at my new favorite news feed, on the various forms of social media, women saying they want to lose weight but they don’t what’s required to do it. Or they go … Read More

A question for you today

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Hey, So I have a quick question for you today and I WANT an answer. What are your health and fitness goals? Are they important to you? If you said yes to both of them, I want you to tell me what you’re going to do to achieve this. But I’ve got news for you, if you’re not doing to … Read More

Please don’t do this

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Today I’m asking you a favour, and it’s something that’s actually going to help you in the long run, and it is pretty simple. Please don’t cut the calories too low. That’s right, I don’t want you to cut the calories too low. In fact, I would say most of the women that we work with in our coaching programs, … Read More

Throwing the towel in

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Ever have one of those days where you feel like just throwing the towel in and giving up on whatever your working towards. I get them all the time. In fact I constantly battle with myself to keep going with things. Although I might appear very motivated, I do get filled with frustrations and ultimately feel like giving up because … Read More

keeping everyone happy?

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Towards the end of the last year when I was really struggling to keep in a positive mindset and keep in a happy place…… In Fact i wont lie i was and out right negative and miserable bloke to everyone around me…. One thing I found was that I was worrying too much about what other people thought and I … Read More

A question from Pam

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Yesterday, we got a great question from Pam relating to Elly’s Intensive Program. It was… what exactly do you get in this program? In this program, you’re going to get RESULTS…. thats pretty much all that you should need, however if you want more details here goes… A personalised app with workouts seven days a week. You will be working … Read More

A cup of tea

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As you can probably tell from the way that I am and the way that I speak, I’m always 100% myself and just say what I think, or what I think’s right and what I think people need to hear and not what they want to hear. So you could say i’m not everyone’s cup of tea. Because, more often … Read More

start it the right way

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I’ve got this morning routine that I do pretty much 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The reason I do it is because it helps me start my day in a position of power, a position of authority because I’m a strong believer that if we start the day in a good, strong position, we’re a lot more … Read More

What’s the point?

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What is your reasons why? The reason I’m asking that is because yesterday I had an absolute nightmare of a day. I had a list of about 15 things to do and got nothing done by lunch time. And, in the past, I would have been fed up, frustrated and probably felt like throwing the towel in. Fortunately, being self … Read More

just do this…

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Just exercise more and eat less.. ^^is all you need for weight loss^^ For 99% of people that’s what is needed, and it makes it sound quite simple really…. BUT the reality is it’s far from easy. Obesity is growing CHD is on the rise Type II diabetes is more common that ever before.. And this shows Elly and I … Read More

This IS happening

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Happy happy Monday I’ll try keep this short (like me haha, gets me every time) So after Elly and I have the privilege of guesting on several podcasts in the last few months… Sharing our knowledge, experience and passion of Weight Loss, and ultimately feeling better about our self. So now we are launching our very own… (thought launching a … Read More

my day off email

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So you’ll probably notice yesterday I didn’t send out a daily e-mail. It was one of the first days in a long time that I’ve not bothered to send one out. And it is as simple as that. I’m being honest. At the time I really didn’t have the mindset to do it. I’m not sure if it’s a lack … Read More

Why do you do this?

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So, When Elly and I were away, I got a few people emailing me asking me why do I keep emailing even when I was on holiday. After all, it’s holiday; I should have a break. And, you know what I completely agree, but I do have a break. I had a break from my normal day-to-day routine; however, there … Read More

2587Kcals

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IN ONE FLIPPING MEAL!! So last night, we went for a burger and chips in Joe’s Steak House, and I have to say, it was absolutely lovely. But decided to put my food in a My Fitness Pal after I’d eaten, rather than before, because most of the time, I do put things in before I eat. hodgsonacademy.com However, didn’t … Read More

surround yourself

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Hey, so, we’ve been over here now a few days, and we’ve still been in contact with our clients pretty much every day. Something that Ellly and I really pride ourselves on doing because we know the importance of being in communication with our clients. Another thing, what we also have is a free Facebook group and it’s all about … Read More

But i dont like doing it

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Read that subject again… That’s the type of comment I’ve heard of people more often than not when it comes to working towards their health and fitness goals and ultimately we’re asking them to do something that perhaps they think they don’t like. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3wKAkkOgdEwOEt5R2ZodkUyNFE/view?usp=sharing For example, trying to increase their protein levels but keep their fats down. Sometimes they’ll need … Read More

I’ve been a pig..

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Good morning. So as you know, on Sunday I competed in the British Bodybuilding Finals. And I’ve got to confess. What I was doing was not sustainable. The diet I had to follow was really strict and ultimately cut out all of the foods I love. So I need to tell you something else. You might not like it. In … Read More

how did i do?

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Hey, Because I’ve had like a gazillion replies the last day or two asking me…. (i always put stuff on facebook, we can connect there too) https://www.facebook.com/ryanhodgsonfitness So I placed 6th in the British sunday and I just though you’d all be fed up hearing about it by now haha… And truth be told sometimes it’s a good thing if … Read More

Wasting leftovers

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Good morning, I want to share something with you that Elly and I do that is relatively new to us and that is we bin Aoife-Mae’s leftovers. That’s right, throw anything she doesn’t eat that cant be saved, in the bin.. The reason we’ve been her leftovers is because we don’t want to force her to eat food if she … Read More

is this for you?

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Ok so I got asked a question from a friend on Facebook about the 21 day fat loss program… https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6QWRB7KXHFV4U “how do I know if its for me” So I thought I’d make it clear, because truth be told Elly and I only want these kinds of people on our program. To be honest at £67 its gotta be worth … Read More

A question from Carol

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Good Moaning, So, I got this great e-mail from Carol the other day, who’s been on our mailing list for some time. She’s followed what Elly and I do when it comes to food. One question she had was, how do we stick to our balanced diet even when we’re eating out. I’ve got to confess, Elly and I do … Read More

The hardest thing I’ve ever done

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Hey good morning, I hope you’re doing well. So, today I’m going to share with you the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and it was very recently in fact. At the white collar, the week before last…., I organise it with my other company the Rock Fitness, where we raise money for Mind Jersey (raised £57k in the last 3 … Read More

Talk to me…

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Today I’m on my way to Liverpool to spend a couple of days on my own because I’m getting ready for the British Finals and ultimately as you seen the few weeks ago I’ve been tired and miserable. I’m feeling sorry for myself. So I thought it was best to isolate myself and have a few days where I can … Read More

A quote for you

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Morning, So I want to share with you our favorite quote which we use daily when we talk to clients. And it is a lot more simple than you think it is. We get it. Because that’s 100% the truth, we completely get it. We understand that your whole life can’t revolve around your health and fitness goals. We understand … Read More

What are you worth?

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That was a question we got asked last night by our business coach, and mentor in a group Skype call, ultimately discussing our work and what we’re doing. One of the coaches on the call asked what should we be charging for our programs, and their coach responded with what are you worth and what are your clients worth? It … Read More

THANK YOU… SO MUCH

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OMG. I’m overwhelmed, delighted, and humbled by the response that I’ve had since the launch of ‘the job I called the dream’ yesterday. Sales have gone really well, I’m looking forward to raising some good money for Mind, a charity that has really helped me over the last six months when I have struggled with my own mental and emotional … Read More

Im so excited so emailing again

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YO- YO (thats me saying hello again, not the name of the toy haha) I can’t believe how much support and gratitude I’ve had from the launch of my book already. It’s amazing. I’m over the moon like really excited….. Now, as I said in my last email earlier on today, I will be giving away the Lose 4lbs in … Read More

We get asked this question a lot

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Hey, So a question I’m often asked is, how do you stay motivated? And the answer to that isn’t always an easy one, because we’re not always motivated. What’s more we don’t always find it easy to stay motivated to work towards our goals, but we have a choice. When we find it gets difficult, we can either feel sorry … Read More

The BIG 3-0

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So, today, Mrs. H turned the big 3 and 0, something that she’s really not been looking forward to. Which I’m not sure why, because she still looks younger than me, and I’m only 27 (I had to get that in there haha). Now, the reason why I’m bringing this up today is because, more often than not, we build … Read More

potty training

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So, I’ve got a confession to make. Before becoming a parent, the one thing that I was most scared of was potty training. The thought of having to teach a child to go to the toilet without a nappy gave me many sleepless night, I mean I’m always being told off for missing the pan and im 27 haha. But, … Read More

I have to get this off my chest

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Okay, so today I’m going to share something with you and it’s about me and It’s about my past and ultimately I need to let you know something. I’m a quitter. I’ve always been a quitter for as long as I can remember. Back when I used to play sports, if I wasn’t the best I’d give up. To leaving … Read More

The day it all changed…

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Hey, I wanted to share something with you today… The day I starting investing in myself was the day I started to make myself much happier and care more and more ultimately about myself. Now this might sound extremely selfish to you when you start reading this. However, there’s a few things you should know. Since I started investing in … Read More

Tired and Miserable

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Tired and Very miserable…. haha that’s just how I’ve been feeling the last couple of days, if not weeks, in fact Elly may even say months…. I won’t sugar coat it because I’m on a journey to the British finals of the bodybuilding championships, something that I’ve been working towards for some time. However, there’s something you should know. What … Read More

The day that changed my life..

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Pretty bold statement, right, to start an e-mail up with? But it’s 100% true, because for years and years I’ve spent so much time trying to impress other people, worrying about what other people thought and their opinions that they would base on me from what I was doing. And ultimately it was soul-destroying, because I realised that I was … Read More

Charley is the Dog

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Hey, So two emails from me today, but it will make you chuckle. (well it did me) So you know Sue from the last email – well she replied to it, telling me the name i blocked out (Charley was the dog not her husband as she is not longer with her husband… As she said she needs to work … Read More

A Question from Sue

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Good morning. So I got this question from this e-mail subscriber called Sue, who’s been on our list for a few weeks now. ‘Hi Ryan, I’ve been thinking about joining your Academy, and I really want to lose weight and feel better about myself because it’s really killing my confidence to help me find a new man. But I don’t … Read More

Do you have these?

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Do you have limiting beliefs? Beliefs that are only holding you back. Beliefs that are always there, in the back of your mind stopping you from getting where you should be or where you could be. The reason I ask this is because I’ve had limiting beliefs. I’ve had limiting beliefs for long periods of my life. I’ve hidden behind … Read More

what a day

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Hey, hey, hey, So it’s a little bit late for me today because being honest it’s been an absolutely mental week, i nearly didnt bother emailing…… Anyways… Being away Monday, then trying to catch up Tuesday, before I know it was Friday lunch time and I haven’t done half the stuff that I set out to do for the start … Read More

A Serious Question for YOU

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Hey, I’ve got a serious question for you, and it is: What’s more important to you? Is it: A. Lose weight. B. Change shape. C. Feel better about yourself? And the reason I ask is because more often than not, we put so much stress and so much pressure on ourselves to lose weight, to be a certain number on … Read More

think about this..

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Good moaning, How you doing today? (hit reply let me know). So i want to let you know something that i know will send a few people running, hodgsonfitness.com/apply but ultimately, the people that are running from this email we cannot help. Trust me i wish we could help everyone, but we can’t, we’re good, but not that good haha. … Read More

Didn’t even answer

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So, as you probably know, when people fill out an application form for us, we always want to get on the phone with them to have a little chat about their goals and find out a little bit more about….. where they are at the moment, what they’re looking to achieve, how they currently feel, and how important their goals … Read More

Just a Bit Excited

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So today I’m going to Body Power, which is if you’re not sure,is a fitness expedition held in Birmingham. It’s kind of a dream come true for me to go to this, and Elly surprised me back in February with tickets for this for our anniversary. Now the reason why I like to go on things like this is so … Read More

could we be any clearer?

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Hey, so, all of our programs are online and we really try to make this as clear as you possibly can. We do put it all of our efforts on the landing pages (the link that people get sent to from our Facebook ads). Say that it’s online, so does the questionnaire that people answer says that it’s online and … Read More

Did you notice?

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So, Sunday was absolutely one of those days where, being honest, I felt like I couldn’t be bothered. And I’m often asked by people how do I always stay motivated and keep positive, and truth be told, I don’t always feel positive. I don’t always feel motivated, But i work with clients that need my positivity and motivation 7 days … Read More

A Lesson Learnt

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Good morning. So the other day Elly and I learned an important lesson because on a Sunday evening, we put our workouts into our Sectre Facebook group for our members only. We uploaded them onto Youtube. Put the links in so that they have a video of every exercise, every workout that they need to do for the upcoming week … Read More

We Create Things Twice

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GOOOD Morning, We create things twice, ever heard that said before? Read it again, we create things twice. Now let me explain. We create things first mentally, then we create them physically. Now this probably kind of sounds a little bit happy clappy and a little bit a way of the fairies, however, when you sit down and you think … Read More

calling you out today

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Helloooooo. So, today I’m going to call you out. I want the truth. I want the truth, not for me but for you. I want you to be honesty with yourself and answer me this question. hodgsonfitness.com/apply Why are you not where you want to be? Why are you not achieving your goals? And the reason I am asking you … Read More

The Ultimate Gift

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Good morning, how are we doing today? I wanted to share something with you, because in modern day life we’re so busy and there’s so many things we should be doing or should be doing. Ultimately the more we do the more that’s expected of us. That’s just the way of life and it’s accepted. BUT there’s a gift that … Read More

A question for you…

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So now, let us ask you a question. Who is your priority? Start listing people who are your priority. Now, how long did it take for you to mention yourself? This is something that we feel is really, really important when we try to adapt the right mindset because ultimately you need to be a priority. Now we know it … Read More

A Funny Comment Left

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Good morning. Yesterday we got an unsubscribe from an e-mail subscriber, and when you unsubscribe from our mailing list — not that you’d know this because you wouldn’t be opening this if you had already done this — you have a choice. You can leave a comment or you can just unsubscribe. And we sometimes get these people who decide … Read More

What To Do Today

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GOOOODDDD MOANING, I’m going to keep this nice and short today. I’m going to give you three key things that I want you to do today to make full use of this bank holiday Monday so you don’t lose the whole week. (you know, like most people do) http://www.hodgsonfitness.com/4lbsin8days As I’ve been saying the last few days, a majority of … Read More

Do live like this?

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Happy weekend. How are we all doing today? So yesterdays e-mail got me a vast array of responses from both clients and people I had never heard of, all sharing with me their vision. And I absolutely love it. Now, the vision is absolutely great, but……. Only if we live with intention. And by living with intention, I mean living … Read More

Share it

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Good morning, How are we today (hit reply, I have no friends and love hearing from you) Anyways so have always had a dream of competing on stage even when I was a boxer, I used to think that hwen I stopped boxing I would love to get on stage and compete with some of the best shapes in the … Read More

Success… Journey or destination?

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So success is something that is often spoken about when it comes to people trying to lose weight. You look on social media and see before and after pic time and time again, off people showing their ‘success’ with pride. And I have to admit when i look at posts like this, and others to do with Life and work, … Read More

BUT how do you do that?

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  So yesterday’s email got an array of responses who ultimately wanted to know…. How do you get the mindset right, it never seems to be the right time. And ya know what, it never will be the right time. Mainly because of life. So to get the right mindset you need to take a Birdseye view on your life. … Read More

It’s only worth 20%

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  ^^^thats 100% my beliefs on how much training contributes toward long term weight loss. in fact i think that is probably generous but I’m just that kind of guy. Because truth be told we know there are 3 more important things than exercise when it comes to your weight loss goals. 1- Mindset- you to be mentally in the … Read More

No Internet connection

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So last night we had no internet connection for some reason. Woke up this early morning and still none :(…. panicking because Elly and I are going to my old school today to put them through a workout- Yep we don’t do group training sessions but when we do, we do it with serious umph. Both our wifi and phones … Read More

craving sugar

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See I know craving sugar is common particularly after the weekend if the diet was a little off point. ^^^I know mine was, well more than a little^^^ But there’s a reason for it and it’s to do with your hormones (yep, them again) Because the body is super clever, and responds to foods to keep our blood sugar levels … Read More

A question from Samantha

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Hey, How are you getting on with your work towards your goals? Are you struggling with anything at all? (Hit reply let me know) Anyways I got a question from Samantha yesterday which I have answered a few times to people struggling a little, so thought I’d let you in on my answer. ‘Ryan I really struggle to stay motivated … Read More

Why fad/crash diets DO work

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ne thing I’d say 99% of the people I’ve worked with have tried some form of crash course or fad diet in the past. But whats the attraction…. *Quick weight loss *Simple to follow (simple but often not easy) And they really do work for helping you lose weight in the short term. In fact losing the weight in the … Read More

Meal Frequency

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MEAL/ EATING FREQUENCY for weight loss… Fasting little and often 3 bigger meals Never skip breakfast Eating just before bed All things I’m asked about daily. I get asked more than once a day by people how often should they eat? Meal frequency is an issue that divides the industry with people all choosing different paths and theories with valid … Read More

Cardio Vs Resistance

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Cardio VS resistance For Weight loss One topic that comes up time and time again. Again I’ll say this is on the topic of WEIGHT LOSS And I have to confess before I became a PT I was like most people and thought weights made you bulky and cardio helped you lose weight. But then I lacked even a basic … Read More

where did that go?

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So tomorrow is Aoife-Mae’s second birthday and I have to say I’m super excited about it, but looking at, It’s seems like yesterday Elly and I were only on our first date, a few years later, we are married and have a hyperactive toddler running around. And it’s not very often I sit back and look at what I’ve achieved … Read More

A question from Nicola- Cardio

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So I put daily videos up on the old facey b- where I aim to help people who want to lose weight. Putting tips and posts up, check me out on it if you haven’t already (Facebook.com/Ryanhodgsonfitness) Anyways I got asked a question by Nicola because she watches my videos. ‘Do you need to need to do cardio to lose … Read More

ONLY if i had to

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Hey, so i was talking with a friend on mine yesterday about his diet, because he’s tried every diet out there to shift his mid section, just a shame she wont cut down on the vino….. But its crazy how many diets there are out there. And how misleading they can be, when in essence only 1 thing really matters … Read More

Personal Trainer SMOKING (True Story)

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Shocked Face Ok so yesterday one of my friends on Facebook did a status about seeing Personal Trainers smoking and…. The comments it received was madness, from people, probably with a bit too much time on their hands, decided to get on the wagon and the topic went on to Personal Trainer Drinking too much Personal Trainers eating Junk food … Read More

Why you SHOULDN’T Join our academy

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Hey, So the 4lbs in 8 day programme went down a storm and already we’ve had an array of people asking for more details on our coaching programmes. But the truth is, it’s probably not for you, because we are really selective about who we take on our coaching programmes. And here’s why- we have the feeling that you are … Read More

a question from sam

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good morning, Yesterday we got a pretty good question f rom Sam and we wanted to answer it. “Ryan and Elly, I love your daily emails and have been using them to help me stay on track and keep going but I wanted to know what would be the best thing I would get from joining one of your programmes?” … Read More

a year already? WOW

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  Happy weekend Much planned? Its our 1st anniversary tomorrow, a year since we tied the knot and became Mr and Mrs Hodgson- What a year it’s been, its 6 months since we set up Hodgson Fitness and its really hit off like we would never have expected. Anyways to celebrate our wedding anniversary in style we wanted to offer … Read More

Do you really deserve it?

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Hellooooo, You’ve been working hard Monday to Friday being strict on your diet, not eating all of the foods that you really enjoy, training 45 minutes to an hour everyday, and the weekend comes. You deserve to have a little bit more junk food and a little bit more relaxed time, because you were good Monday to Friday, and that’s … Read More

why most people fall down

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Good morning 😀 Well I hope it is for you anyways? Friday morning and the weekend is coming up. In the past I’ve always use the weekends as an excuse to let it slip because im good Monday to Friday, and I DESERVE to do what I want and eat what I want… and what harm can the weekend do? … Read More

how much is your family worth??

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we would do anything for them? Well…. I had an heartbreaking conversation with someone who i have known for years the other day and I feel bad thinking it but in one word they looked…….. lifeless (for lack of a more suitable word) especially compared to someone who was soo outgoing and confident anyway… as usual , we spoke about … Read More

the hardest part is..

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  Good morning (is it still morning?) Yesterday afternoon, Elly and I were on the phone to one of our new Academy women and she’s been on a real journey the last year or two. https://hodgsonfitness.clickfunnels.com/ouracademy In fact we’re surprised she’s still wanting to make that change because she’s tried EVERYTHING out there….. Slim fast Weight watchers renegade diet Spinning … Read More

a question from L

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Hi, So yesterday we got this GOOOD question from a subscriber lets call her L it was after we gave out our diet card, did you see it? https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3wKAkkOgdEwVEFPN2FsbEZpb1k/view?usp=sharing Well that’s it anyways, ^^^ and she asked “do we think people should try to eat lots of smaller meals” And it’s a great question because that’s what the diet card … Read More

sunday fun day

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Hi, So Sunday is a day of rest for most, and rightly so, you work hard all week trying to keep everything under control in the house and the family. Then tomorrow you know it all starts again the madness comes on again, with work, schools, uniforms- Basically chaos is through the house again and you haven’t had chance to … Read More

are they serious?

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So they’re looking into taxing sugar ^^^ Read that again. So yesterday Elly stumbled across a report about them looking at putting a tax on sugar to “tackle obesity” And this drove us crazy because this is sending people completely the wrong message out there to people who want to lose weight but aren’t quite sure how to. Look at … Read More

what happened to laura

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Good moaning Laura has been on the program with us since august and im sure you will agree her results speak for themselves…. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3wKAkkOgdEwMHFJcjJZOHZTbmM/view?usp=sharing Here’s what she had to say about her time with us.. “I first got in touch with Hodgson Fitness in August as I needed help addressing my fitness and lifestyle. I had used personal trainers before … Read More

whats your excuse?

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Ok so the point of today’s email is to find a solution to your problem. What we want you to do is reply to us with why you are finding keeping an exercise or diet routine consistent, boring or hard . we guarantee that we are going to help you– of course this is only for those who really want … Read More

are you ready?

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  Good morning, Ok so Ryan and I chatting yesterday about the impending rush that will come at the start of January…. https://hodgsonfitness.wufoo.eu/forms/hodgson-fitness-ultimate-weight-loss-tranformation/ People all flocking to find the right training program for them- and we get it, there’s loads on and nows ‘not the right time’ – i mean its not the right time for us either, however we … Read More

the coach thing….

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The coach thing… ok so when i tell people I have a coach/personal trainer I often get a bemused look one because they’re probably thinking…. Why do i need a coach, But truth be told, I NEED one just like you do. https://hodgsonfitness.wufoo.eu/forms/hodgson-fitness-rapid-fat-loss/ If I knew how to and could achieve my goals alone already I’d be there, but I … Read More

i’ve gotta get this off my chest

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Ok I’ll keep this short mainly because I don’t want to dwell on it, but I’m seeing a massive rise this week in ads and promos off “fitness experts’ boasting and promising things like… Lose 20lbs in January, Drop x number of dress sizes in a month (always plural) coming up on my facebook newsfeed, and it gets me a … Read More

i get it….

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are you with me? So since I’ve worked in the fitness industry the last 18months or so I have worked with a variety of women and the main thing I’ve noticed is that the results aren’t just about the work we do… Because I’ve worked with women who have worked really hard physically but they’re going through many different changes … Read More

a question from sam

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We got a GOOOOD question from Sam yesterday and it got us thinking about how we can improve our message. “I am looking to start getting fit in January and do love your emails but I know I will struggle with the food and particularly the drink side of things because I do like to go out and have a … Read More

it’s ok…

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Ok so being honest the last couple of days, I’ve turned greedy and over eaten…. COMPLETE GREED! pretty much ever meal (apart from breakfast). Now I usually beat myself up over this and end up continuing to overeat and say ill just sort it when I get back from hols… But guess what happens when we get back…. only a … Read More

something i don’t tell many people

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Ok so yesterday, in fact most days you probably notice something wrong with the spelling or grammar of my emails… And there’s a reason for this well two in fact the first is I keep them to how I speak and don’t spend ages checking them over and over, a quick read and I’m good ill send it…. Because that’s … Read More

do you weigh it??

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Good morning.. Ill keep this super short today… do you weight your food out? Reason i ask is because we’ve always said that 90% of the time weight gain isn’t because of what we eat….. it tends to be how much of it we eat, and i saw this write up in the daily mail that was pretty good.. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3331095/Handy-guide-portion-sizes-Never-know-food-Use-formula-figure-right-eat.html … Read More

Answer me this

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  What’s the biggest excuse you use to get out of something… I probably have an endless list from not going to social gatherings to not wanting to train and eating healthy. https://hodgsonfitness.wufoo.eu/forms/hodgson-fitness-rapid-fat-loss/ I became so good and telling these excuses that I started believing them my excuse :can’t afford to go out The reality: my friends would never expect … Read More

nothing happens overnight

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bought a trashy magazine yesterday as I needed something to take my mind off the thought of travelling without my family and the dentist appointment’s today.. Haven’t read one of these magazines in years as it used to fill my head with an unhealthy image that at the time i thought was right and it was something i obsessed about … Read More

the dust magnet..

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SO I was clearing out my wardrobe yesterday ( think the fact that I have been struggling to close the doors of them was a clue that they needed sorting). I came across a bag with a pair of jeans I hadn’t seen in years ( I am obsessed with Jeans and never depart from a pair even if I … Read More

when making weight isnt enough

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So back in the day when I used to box, there was ALWAYS pressure on me (and the other boxers) to lose weight, get down as light as possible in order to fight. https://hodgsonfitness.wufoo.eu/forms/hodgson-fitness-ultimate-weight-loss-tranformation/ And it was a case of you don’t make the weight, >all that training >all that hard work >all the sober nights out when my friends … Read More

i cant believe you…

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checked my diary when you’re away Was the response we got off more than one of our coaching clients over the last few days when we gave them feedback on their food diaries. https://hodgsonfitness.wufoo.eu/forms/hodgson-fitness-ultimate-weight-loss-tranformation/ and the reason we did it is simple- WE CARE- Their goals are important to us.. Very Important in fact We take it personally when they … Read More

are you doing cardio for the right reasons

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Ok its one of them things that EVERYONE seems to go to in order to lose weight. In fact they’ll spend MORE time doing it in order to get an “quicker easier” result… Want to lose weight, they’ll go running, walking, cycling, or even cardio based classes, all of which will aid weight loss BUT… https://hodgsonfitness.wufoo.eu/forms/hodgson-fitness-ultimate-weight-loss-tranformation/ there are 2 more … Read More

you don’t deserve it

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Ok straight to the chase today… the next few months are THE hardest few months of the year to keep to a healthy lifestyle… And you don’t deserve to undo any hard work you’ve put in this year… Nor do you deserve to go into 2016 a stone heavier than you are now, not fitting into your clothes comfortably ^^^Am … Read More

it all matters

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good moaning, more often than not we see people coming in and out with goals, great goals, realistic goals, but tough ones at the same time. ^^^that;s what I like, a tough goal that is achieveable if the work is done for it. And that’s where it comes, ~IF THE WORK IS DONE. ya see because I know that its … Read More

why i trained this morning

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^^^Yerp, you read that right… As ya know I competed yesterday in a competition and I achieved my goals, I had 3 of them relating to yesterday which I set myself last November. they were 1 to get in shape to compete. 2 win my category. 3 qualify for the British finals yeah I set myself tough goals, but got … Read More

become an architect

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The only thing that really matters is….. Right now- not tomorrow and not yesterday, it’s right here and right now… I know I’ve been very guilty of living in the past, and sometimes worrying too much about the future that I’ve missed the today. and I see it time and time again in the weight loss world, where we wait, … Read More

ever been told not to eat at night?

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Haha I can’t believe I used to give this dated, advice years ago too which actually has no real reason for it… Straight to the point today, my friend… Your body doesn’t know what time it is ^^Write that down^^ Coz I’m about to blow the biggest myth in diet out the window today- Because believe it or not, your … Read More

it’s ok

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  Good moaning, Back in November when I first started to track my foods and make better choices and have more balance to what I eat, and really just think about it and my portion control… I had quite a few, shall we say, false starts. Good days Then bad days, I would be well out my macro goals and … Read More

why do you do…

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abs in group training?? A good question I got in response to my email on Saturday. And there’s an explanation, It’s simply because people want to do their abs, I’m not 100% sure why… But they do, so we throw it in when we do intense cardio sessions and it keeps people enjoying it.. I look at it as an … Read More

myBEST ab workout

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    That’s right today im gonna tell you my favourite ab workout and it’s coz whilst preppin for the show I’m pretty proud of how my abs have come on the last few weeks… And I always get people ask me what’s the best way to get a flat stomach and there’s the secret- My answer is always the … Read More

why diets never work

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^^^ today’s email is a bit of a rant because there appears to be more and more systems out there to ‘help’ people lose weight. Shakes Pills Detox Teatox Soup diets Keto Paleo Atkins You can even get foods delivered now…. And they all have a place in the market, they’re also mostly expensive short term solutions… OFFER no increased … Read More

2 percent of your week

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  Well actually often a lot less- We work hard for it, and we expect that to carry us through to deliver results- It’s the training, we train hard for maybe 2-3 even 4 or 5 hours a week and expect results, And when they don’t come, we can blame the training, say we’re not doing enough, trust me I’m … Read More

accountability, knowledge, consistency

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Short one today I’ll cut to the chase…. here’s the email that quite a few of you have been waiting for. the coaching thingy, I been harping on about and how it will provide you with the 3 most important things to sustainable weight loss… >>>Accountability >>>Knowledge >>>Consistency ^^^and I’ll be providing these 3 to the 8 people that get … Read More

less than 2 weeks

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  Ok so a while ago I did my first flexible dieting seminar. And I gave everyone a test, just didn’t tell them about it, coz it wanted it to be a fair test that i could assess how it works. I set them all up and Linked with them on my \fitness pal… I sat back and watched… (accept … Read More

the hardest part

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  It’s not rocket science Eating healthy and exercising ‘enough’ isn’t rocket science, Trust me if it was complicated, I wouldn’t be a trainer, in fact I’d probably not be in any kind of shape to help people with it either…. The hardest part to it, understanding moderation, balance consistency And that’s for both exercise and diet- That person on … Read More

what makes the weight pile on?

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In one word, and it’s really easy for me to answer this…. Lifestyle ^^^think about it^^^ It’s not just lack of exercise, activity , or bad diet- But a combination of all three… That’s why when we want to get in better shape and ultimately Improve our life- Increase our life expectancy Feel generally more confident We only need to … Read More

stop believing….

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  your excuses Got this off the wifey as I was making up excuses of why I could have some pick and mix last night. And it was a realisation that I actually do believe my excuses. So when I try keep my sugars low and I see pick and mix- I’m telling myself *I got plenty of time till … Read More

another 80-20

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  Yerp I like to put numbers to everything and when I try to rationalise things I usually end up with 80-20 usually one thing is more important than another like… Results come from… 80% diet- 20% training 80% good foods – 20% fun treaty foods 😉 80% resistance training 20% cardio But another one is about the actual results, … Read More

this is getting crazy

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Ok so I’ve had an email from some lady who know loads about why weight training isn’t as good as running. ‘Ryan, Just remember that running can be a great stress reliever and a good way to lose weight at the same time. It’s not just about weights.’ ^^^ that response actually made me think about running- then I realised … Read More

i dont wanna get too bulky

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^^^^Back to that again^^^^ It’s crazy because I think now it’s more in the media how women are lifting weights even more now yet there are still a few (or maybe a bit more than a few) that are skeptical at the thought of doing weights through fear of getting too bulky… The worry they’ll get bulky, and this is … Read More

teach a man to fish

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Got a great question for Jenna in response to my email about my flexible dieting … “why don’t you give out a diet plan?” ^^^ now that is a very good question, but there’s a reason, a very valid reason why V V V They are temporary ^ ^ ^ it’s a simple as that, if I give out a … Read More

i’d probably be retired by now

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  If I got a quid every time someone didn’t like the response I gave them when asking for my opinion on their diet they’re currently doing… ^^^that is no lie^^^ See it’s probably put a few people off me because truth be told I HATE diets… In fact I hate quick fixes of any kind whether it be diet … Read More

nothing happens to those who wait

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^^^ we often wait for ‘our luck to change’Expecting progress to happen, train a few times and get annoyed when we don’t notice much change. And probably throw the towel i, resigned to the fact that putting a bit of timber on is the norm… It can become very frustrating, very fast, even though progress probably isn’t deserved if you’ve … Read More

dont bury your head in the sand

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ok so yesterdays email sent a few triggers of emotion welling up from people that like me, can be guilty of lying to themselves… Most of them took my advice and either unsubscribed or are gonna take action… a few however gave me a laugh and told me that I didn’t know what I was talking about and that they … Read More

are you lying?

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^^^that’s a serious question BTW? See I’m asking you to dig deep this Monday morning and I prolly will most of the week.. I want you to ask yourself are you honest to yourself and those around you about (well everything, but that’s none of my business)… so for me about your health and fitness goals (you can do this … Read More

You may not like this

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Good moaning, Following on from yesterday email of taking our time to get to goals in a safe and timely matter- Summit occurred to me and its this… The more you put into something, the more you’ll get out. And that doesn’t just mean doing more exercise to get more results.