It’s All or Nothing! Is this you?

Hello Healthy Happy People!

Did you begin the week off thinking, right this is it I am back on it like a car bonnet!! But then you got half way through the week and everything took a massive U TURN? Did it start off with a little snack, then another, then the thought process of ‘Damage is done, might as well carry on’. Are you one of these people that set there mind to ‘It’s all or nothing’? Today, I would like to remind you of the 80/20 rule which I live by. Be good, great 80% of the time and then 20% have a treat. Whatever it is, earn it and then when you have it, enjoy it. Guilt FREE!! This is a healthy mindset. Planning is the key. I say it every week. Look at your diary, see your whereabouts for the week ahead. This will only work if you let it instead of resisting it. Do you want more results? Do you want to maintain you target/goals/mindset? Be the person you want to be. Have a wee chat with yourself. As soon as you begin to walk down the spiral of doom, take a minute – take a few deep breaths. In through your nose and out through your mouth. Turn the thought process around. For example:

  • I really want to eat the sandwiches that have been provided for lunch today. Also the bite sized cakes look so awesome!
  • I have a really lovely home cooked lunch in my bag which I cannot wait to devour and I will feel awesome because I am eating clean to get lean (or whatever your goal is)

Find your inner guide. She/he is your best friend. They are always there and have your back. Lean on this friend and ask them for guidance when you need it. They think logically and tell you what you need to hear. Tap into your inner guide on a regular basis. Check in and have a positive chat with them when things seem tough. OR get in touch with me and I will be your cheerleader! You are awesome, amazing, inspiring and people in the world love you. Learn the accept that and most of all learn to love yourself. I’m not saying that these feelings of wanting to binge ever go away. Sadly, they will always be there to return. But you have the choice, you are in the driving seat. Want to feel good about yourself? Then get cracking!, Plan you week, check your whereabouts, post all your meals on the Facebook Group so you know everyone can see what you are eating. No secret eating or hiding. I’m rambling now, but I hope you catch my drift. Savvy?!

VENT – 29th March 2014

Who is coming to Vent? Stacey and I are selling tickets on the cheap! Normally £45, purchase from one of us and they are £38. It’s being held in Stevenage. Please let me know if you would like to join us. Top International Presenters will be teaching. It will be a fun, inspiring day. Class timetable is below:

On 7th June Rachel Holmes is running a Kick Start Fat Loss Lifestyle Day. This is for everyone interested in health, fitness, wellness, positivity and living the best possible life. More information is available on the website. Below is a link that you will need to copy and paste into your browser. You can book online there too!! Please let me know if you are going along. I will be going so it would be a lovely KSFL day out together.

7 day sugar elimination challenge is on!
I am throwing down the gauntlet and I challenge you to eat no sugar for 7 days. Can you survive? It’s only 7 days!! To sign up it is only £27. Each day I will contact you via the Facebook group and I will also send you a little email to keep you motivated and focused. When you sign up to the challenge I will email you a link. Please copy and paste this link into your web browser. If you click it it will not work properly for you. You will need to register via this link. This will give you daily exercises to do from the comfort of your own home. The workouts are only 10 mins long. The exercise sessions are designed for all fitness levels. So if you are a beginner, please complete the HIIT Lite workouts. Interested? Email me or text 07736309921 ONLY £27

That’s it for this week folks.
Eat clean and train smart!

See you in class
Sind xxx

Fat loss war

Do you ever feel like you are never going to win this endless battle with your weight loss? You go on a diet with all good intensions and because it is all shinny and new the results at the very beginning are great. You feel wonderful, inspired and ready to rock and roll!! But then, after doing so well you reward your hard work with a treat. Then you get back on it again on Monday. Then more results. GREAT! Then the scales tell you, that you haven’t lost any weight this week. HUMPH! L This is unacceptable; you feel cheated and think ‘well sod it then!’ Then you give up!

My question to you is why? Why give up? Imagine if you kept on going. The scales do not give you the full story. Speaking from experience. I used to hop onto the scales every morning (in the buff) religiously. I became obsessed. I never measured myself. Even though I felt awesome in my clothes, the scales made me feel like I should weigh less. This is not a healthy way of thinking and can leave you feeling miserable and deflated.

Each week I encourage my clients to measure themselves and take photos of themselves in the same clothing, at the same time and day of the week. The pictures are taken from the front, side profile and the back. I believe that each of us see our bodies differently.

Don’t give up on yourself. If you truly want to achieve a goal of fitting into a pair of old jeans or you have a wedding/birthday/celebration/holiday whatever coming up or you just want a better quality of life and feel healthier then make that commitment to yourself. Don’t be fooled, we are not all saints and we will fall off the wagon. That’s okay!! We need to do this. It will keep us sane and stop us from feeling deprived. But be sensible. Always keep your goals in sight.

Ditch the processed food, buy a slow cooker, get organised, feel better and learn to love yourself.

If you would like more information on the Kick Start Far Loss Clubs that I run in Banbury please have a look at my website and Facebook page. You can also follow me on Twitter and instagram. I Tweet about health and nutrition and give top tips to guide you through the day.

Eat clean and train smart

Sind Matthews

Mobile: 077363 09921

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Twitter: @SindyMatthews3

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Do you ever wonder when things are going to feel better? Are you constantly playing catch up and feel like you can’t cope with another day of the same old s^&t, different day attitude!

WELL!! Let’s change that feeling. I have heard all the excuses. ‘That’s easier said than done’ (IS the main one). But is it? Have you really thought it through? What is the worst that could happen? The worst that could happen is never knowing or giving you the nod to go ahead, move on and find out.

This may seem very difficult for a lot of you as we are pretty much all creatures of habit and like our routines! If life begins to feel like a re-run and you truly want to change, then stop talking about it and just do it! Nike has a wicked slogan! There are some awesome ones about, but this one is one of the BEST!

What is it that you want to achieve? How long have you been waiting to grab the bull by the horns and really show the world your talents? If you are passionate about something and you believe that you are truly great at it, that you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin when you do it, then do it!! It’s that simple!

We live our lives wishing we could have more money, go on a holiday, and live in a big house….yadadada!! But what are you doing about it to make those wishes come true? Ask yourself, do I really want all of those things? You might actually be happy with your life. My point is being grateful for what you do have and if you find that you are not happy with your life now, then you need to change direction. Ditch the toxic crap, the negative job, the friend that sucks out your soul and pulls you down, the partner that uses you like a doormat and live your life, write your own brand new chapter. Life is short and I know you may hear this every day, but you can make your dreams come true, you! Make it happen, whatever it is!

If one of your goals is to improve your health, nutrition and fitness I am starting a 4 week Fitness PIlates Course on Monday 24th February. Fitness Pilates is great for core strength and injury prevention plus a whole lot more. It is £40 for the whole course and you will get daily workouts you can do from the comfort of you own home and constant support from myself and Rachel Holmes.


Do you need help to be motivated?

Morning! How are you all today?
Do you ever have those days where you let yourself go? You go out for a night on the town with friends. You let your hair down, have a few drinks then hunger strikes!! All you want is curry, Chinese or some other form of junk food? At the time the food seems like a wonderful idea as it soaks up the booze.
The next day! BOOM!! Your high mood drops like a stone because you walk into the kitchen and see the empty take away containers, The guilt is just unbearable. The negative chat in you head begins! Why did I allow myself to do that. Urgh!! I shouldn’t have done that! I feel fat, I am ugly, I hate what I see in the mirror! Is this you?
Then STOP it right NOW!! You are human, these things happen. Get over it and move on. Life is not about beating yourself up. If you do this you just stress yourself out which will cause you to hold onto the body fat. So do yourself a massive favour and just let it go already! Today is a brand new day!
Make a decision to eat good clean food. Write down what meals you intend to eat for the next 7 days, write your shopping lists. Stick to it. Drink mineral water and herb teas. Knowing that you are back on it and feeding yourself good food will help feed yourself positive thoughts. You must have the rough to get to the smooth groove. Are you hearing me people?
Learn to love yourself. Life is good! be grateful for everything and everyone in your life. Especially you!!
Peace out!