Is It Possible to Change Your Habits?

lifestyleIf you have been following me for a while you may know that I have a healthy interest in Psychology, Behaviour change & Mindset Coaching.

in fact, I have been working with many of my clients both on & offline using mindset coaching for quite a while now, and I have seen some incredible results from both them, and myself.

It’s quite incredible how strongly mindset affects your actions and decisions.

In February of this year I held a free workshop and spoke to a room full of women who wanted to transform their habits, change their mindset and ultimately improve their health, fitness, body and life.

Here is what I told them: Get your pens & Paper ready!

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You can now learn how to apply the mindset coaching online. 

The world is Technology mad, and everything is available Online these days, and that includes my awesome Mindset Course.
You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

Click Below to Find out more

https://lm-fitness.thinkific.com/courses/The-Successful-Mindset

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If you would like more help with transforming your body, then please visit either http://www.lmfitness.info or http://www.thebodyboutique.club and claim your free Breakthrough Call, so we can start to work through what may be holding you back, what your personal goals are and what actions you may need to take in order to start seeing the results that you desire.

5 Butt Exercises to do at Home

EXERCISE logo copy 2“Does My Bum Look Big In This?”

The Backside, Toosh, Derriere, Rump, Ass, Whatever you want to call it, the Bum is an area that we always want to improve.

It could be bigger, smaller, rounder, firmer, smoother, perkier…. Need I go on!?

I thought I would share Five Butt exercises that you can do at home with little or no equipment to start sculpting that Butt.

And what a bonus, many of these exercises work your abs too. So Double Whammy!

Let’s start simple….

The Bridge

You can do this exercise with or without the resistance band around your legs. Make sure that you Push with your Butt not your thighs and squeeeeeeeze those Cheeks! Perform between 16 & 20 Repetitions, have a short rest and then do it all again.

Plank with Glute Lift

The plank is challenging enough as it is, but really get the muscles firing with this added on Glute Lift. Make sure that you do not lift your hips and take any of the pressure of the plank on your lower back. Keep them Abs On! Do 10 lifts of each leg, have a break and then go again.

The Goblet Squat

If you have a Kettlebell (or any weight) at home grab it for this butt shaping move. Hold the weight in front of your chest and drop your ass to the grass. Make sure that your knees do not travel forward of your toes. Keep the Abs on and don’t forget to breathe! Go for 16-20 squats, rest for a moment, then drop it like its hot for one more set.

Resistance Band Side Step

The Resistance Band is one of the most underrated pieces of gym kit out there. But when it comes to your tooth, its one of the best. Tie your band around your ankles, position yourself in a Demi-squat (about half way down) and step one side to the other. Feel the fire stoke up in your hips & glutes. LOVE IT. Perform this exercise for 20 side steps, rest then do it again. Don’t wimp out!

The Curtsey Lunge

Practise that all important Curtsey, but give it some extra juice to really shape up the inside & outside of your thighs and your butt. Perform between 16-20 repetitions before having a short rest and going again.

And there you have it. Five simple but very effective exercises to shape, tone and firm up your ass!

Let me know how you get on.

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CAN I HELP YOU ACHIEVE MORE?

The world is Technology mad, and everything is available Online these days, and that includes my awesome Mindset Course.
You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

Click Below to Find out more

https://lm-fitness.thinkific.com/courses/The-Successful-Mindset

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If you would like more help with transforming your body, then please visit either http://www.lmfitness.info or http://www.thebodyboutique.club and claim your free Breakthrough Call, so we can start to work through what may be holding you back, what your personal goals are and what actions you may need to take in order to start seeing the results that you desire.

If you would like more help with transforming your body, then please visit either www.lmfitness.info or www.thebodyboutique.club and claim your free Breakthrough Call, so we can start to work through what may be holding you back, what your personal goals are and what actions you may need to take in order to start seeing the results that you desire. 

Are Your Goals Even Yours? 

Since spending time with some of the UKs very best Transformation Coaches in London, I have come to understand a lot more about the psychology of behaviour change.

Psychology has always been something that I have found particularly interesting, and I have continued to study the topic in many different ways. NeuroPlasticity being one of them!

And this was when I came up with the concept that people’s “goals” may not even be based on who they are and what they want.

Stay with me here, it’s going to take some explaining!

I recently read a book by the late Alan Watts, which discussed how “genuine” or “natural” we are. In his lectures he suggested that the moment that we are born and for just a short time after, we are at our most genuine.

This could be the only moment in our lifetime that we are free from opinion, influence or perception.

From that moment on, every person and everything that we encounter, bears an influence on us that, over time, forms the person that you are today.

From what foods you like and eat, what to shows you watch or sports teams you support.

But these influences are not necessarily a true reflection of who we are, we just slot in where we fit.

Over the past few months I have been coaching some amazing ladies through their transformations and at the first coaching call I asked them all the same question “Who Are You?”

The answers didn’t really have any passion, conviction or believable feeling attached. In fact, most initially answered with their name… that’s not what I wanted to know, otherwise I would have asked “what is your name?”

So we went through a series of exercises to establish some good old fashioned truths,  and we dug deeper into their thoughts, wishes and inspirations.

Once we had completed all of these exercises, I went back and asked them the same question, “Who Are You?”, and the answers were totally different. I then went on to ask them what they wanted to achieve in their transformations and their goals had totally changed from what they had said originally as well.

This wasn’t a one off experience, it’s happened numerous times with clients all over the UK and in other countries as well.

What I now believe is that their original goal was not in fact their own, but a combination of what they thought they should be, mixed up with what they thought others wanted, or expected them to be.

And this would explain why so many people fail to achieve their final desired goal, because it simply doesn’t hold any importance to them!

So, I challenge you to to think about this, and think about whether your goals are your own, or a manifestation of all of the influences that you have experienced throughout your life time!

What do you truly want most in life???

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CAN I HELP YOU ACHIEVE MORE?

The world is Technology mad, and everything is available Online these days, and that includes my awesome Mindset Course.
You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

Click Below to Find out more

https://lm-fitness.thinkific.com/courses/The-Successful-Mindset

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If you would like more help with transforming your body, then please visit either http://www.lmfitness.info or http://www.thebodyboutique.club and claim your free Breakthrough Call, so we can start to work through what may be holding you back, what your personal goals are and what actions you may need to take in order to start seeing the results that you desire.

 

 

Comment below or email me (lesey@lmfitness.info) if you have a question, want some help or if you would like to find out more about my online lifestyle coaching services. 

 

 

Visit http://www.lmfitness.info or you can visit my new website http://www.thebodyboutique.club (services will be launching very soon with The Body Boutique). 

 

What Happens When you Quit your Workout!

EXERCISE logo copy 2Are you about to give up on your New Year Resolution to get to the gym a few times a week?

Have you been skipping sessions, and telling yourself 1 missed workout wont hurt (but actually missing 2 or 3)?

Do you know what happens when you STOP working out?

It’s a well known fact that by now, many of the January Gym Joiners have unfortunately given up going. Lack of Support, Boredom, Lack of support, No change in their workouts, Lack of Support…. you get the idea! To a big Gym, you are just a number, and that number is around £40 per month (maybe more depending on the gym you joined!).

With so many people joining, how on earth are the two or three gym instructors working there ever going to support EVERYONE…. Especially when they have so much cleaning to do? Yep, gym instructors are often just glorified cleaners on Minimum wage! So, the lack of support really does have an impact on whether or not you stick with it, or stick your fingers up to it!

But, rather than focusing on whats wrong with the gym, I have already done that is my Blog about why you shouldn’t join the gym in January , let’s talk about what happens after you stop working out!

Within TEN days! 

Exercise is always thought of with regards to how it can change your body, and only a few people ever really consider how it affects and changes us mentally. Studies have found that taking even a short break from exercise can make changes to the brain function. Reducing the blood flow to the parts of the brain that mainly control memory & emotion.

Within TWO Weeks!

It only takes TWO weeks for your fitness & endurance levels to start to drop 😦 If you are a regular exerciser, and you have ever had a break through injury or holiday, you may relate to this… that first workout back after the break feels like you are starting again. And although its not quite that bad…. It feels it!

Being sedentary for 2 weeks will cause a decrease in the maximum amount of oxygen that your body can use by about 10%. This could lead to you feeling much more out of breath doing something relatively simple like going for a walk or climbing the stairs. This will only get worse as well, so the longer you stay out of action, the more it will drop! After a month it can have dropped by 15% and by three months it can further drop by another 5%.

Staying active can help, so if you can, KEEP MOVING!

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Within FOUR Weeks!

Strength on the other hand doesn’t tend to reduce quite as quickly as your fitness & endurance, and it is something that differs from person to person. However, sitting around for a month will have an impact on your strength, you may experience a decrease in the amount of weight you can lift or the amount of repetitions that you can perform. Either way, do you really want to lose what strength you have gained and those signs of tone and shape? Of Course NOT!

Wishing EIGHT Weeks!

It has all gone to pot… and after eight weeks of kicking the gym kit to the back of the wardrobe, you will start to notice changes in your shape, weight and how your clothes are fitting! After 6-8 weeks, you will likely start to gain fat, which is a bummer if you worked your but off to lose it!

Try & keep active, even if you are not going to the gym try & get out & walk (see my walking workouts blog). This will at least keep you active.

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10 Eating Habits that are making you Look Older!

NUTRITION logo copyWe would all love to hear news that eating more of a certain type of food would result in the years just dropping away over night, but sadly this just isn’t the case… and even if it was, do you really think that the multi-billion pound cosmetics industry would allow this information to leak out?

I don’t think so!!!

BUT, there are foods that will make us age, so if we cut some of them down or out completely… we could improve our complexion and possibly wrinkle count over time (whilst improving out health I hasten to add!).

To cut a long story, short: The cleanser the foods that you eat, the younger you will look. It’s a but like fuelling your car, the high quality fuel & oil is going to keep your car running smoothly for longer….

Clean foods are easy to pick out in the supermarket, an easy way to establish if its clean is to ask yourself has it walked, swam, flown or grown? If the answer if yes, it is probably clean.

Then ask, is it packaged in a box or packaging? If the answer is yes…. say for example, like sandwich ham… the answer is probably “It has been processed!

So pick up things like lean protein, healthy fats, fruits, veggies and complex carbs.

The long & short…. eating foods that are not packed full of refined sugar, additives and chemicals… will keep you looking younger!

Alongside your clean and healthy eating, you need to be taking part in some regular form of activity. Whether this is brisk power walking, swimming, aerobics classes or going to the gym, exercise can help to keep you looking youthful! (Whats one of the things you notice about the Before & after pictures of people who have lost weight other than the obvious change in shape & size…. they always look YOUNGER in the after picture!)

If you are concerned about wrinkles, smile lines, crows feet and so on, then wear a good sun screen with UVA & UVB protection, as this will also help to keep your skin looking younger!

SO, there is some tips on what you should do, but what can you avoid to help the cause?

Here is ten products that many people regularly consume that may be making you age faster than necessary!

1. Excessive Dairy Products

Your usual dairy products such as yoghurt, cheese and milk are all fine when they are consumed in moderation. But a lot of people consume simply too much of the creamy stuff! Dairy products have changed a lot over the years and many now contain additives and hormones which have been linked to disease and ageing 😦. If you want to keep the dairy in your diet, then you need to be opting for an organic or sustainable product that has received minimal man-manipulation to get from animal to table!

2. Artificial Sweeteners

Everyone has heard about or is talking about artificial sweeteners. “Yeah, I drink coffee, but I have sweeteners in it, not sugar!”

That’s great, but what are these artificial sweeteners doing to you?

Aspartame, saccharin, sucralose are all unnatural chemicals that really should be avoided. You will find these artificial sweeteners in many diet sodas, sugar-free gums, sweets, yogurts and thousands of other products, so be vigilant about what you’re putting in your body. There has been a number of studies that suggest aspartame decreases the lifespan of cells, in short it makes you age faster! 😫

3. Charred Meat

We all love a good Barbecue in the summer months, so there wont be much of this going on at the moment, which may be a good thing. Because, although charred meat may taste the bomb, it is best enjoyed in moderation. Recent studies have revealed that black char may contain hydrocarbons that cause inflammation, which erodes collagen in your skin. 🤔

Collagen is what basically makes your skin look elastic and youthful, so maybe say no to the flame charred & slightly burnt stuff and opt for some lightly grilled, baked or pan-fried meats.

4. Too Much Sugar

I whittle on about sugar all of the time, and only recently have the media actually caught up and started singing from the same hymn sheet in this one. Most people really have NO IDEA how much sugar they are actually consuming on a daily basis, and when I have actually delved into a food diary of a client, and worked this out, it is normally a lot more than it should be!

Let’s be frank here, if your overwhelming desire for a slimmer waistline can’t curb your sweet tooth, then maybe a youthful appearance will???!!! 🙏🏻

From Dr Brandts book 10 minutes/10 years, “In a nutshell, sugar hastens the degradation of elastin and collagen, both key skin proteins. In other words, it actively ages you

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5. Excessive Salt

Salt has been on the health radar for a LONG time, and I often find myself having conversations with people about how they have gained weight after eating something high in salt….. In short, if you consume too much sodium it will lead to water retention, which WILL lead to, and show signs of puffiness, bags under the eyes and many other ageing problems. Kick down your salt intake and watch the years drop off!

6. Processed Meats

Processed meats are the bane of my life, they cause me so many problems, and this is because they are pumped full of additives, chemicals and preservatives to give them a longer shelf life.

Many of these unnatural ingredients used in meat products cause inflammation throughout the body, and inflammation can make you look older and heavier! Opt for sustainable meat and fish products and go fresh wherever you can!

7. Trans Fats

This is another “thing” that I always find myself jabbering on about. The toxicity of Trans-Fats and how we need to avoid them for health reasons. But here they are again, cropping up in yet another blog about something totally different!

Trans fats are a MAN-MADE additive! Used in products like Margerine, snack foods and processed, pre-packaged foods. The idea and actual product of Trans-Fat was cenieved back in the 1950’s and has reared its ugly toxic head in everything from bread to sandwich spread and peanut butter since. BUT, Trans-Fat has now been linked to coronary Heart disease (which alone should make you think twice). But also, CHD is the leading cause of ageing and….erm (no nice way to say this) death!

Before you kick the bucket though, a diet high in Trans-Fats has also been linked to memory loss and dementia….. So not only will you look old & tired, but you will likely not remember the hell who you are… or your family…. thats a pretty crappy way to end it!!!

8. Is it Boxed? 

Ok, so the easy way to pick out a “processed” food type is how it is packaged. and usually if it is in a box it is pretty bad!  Packed full of additives, preservatives and sodium… all of which will speed up your ageing process. Think of caffeine, its preservatives have a diuretic effect (which I have talked about before), but when you have this kind of product it will leech you of fluids, leaving you dried out and tired looking. If you want to stay younger (and healthier) for longer, stick to whole foods.

That said, not everything in a box if bad, so you have to become quite adept at reading those food labels to really understand what is going on in there!

9. Too Much Caffeine

It pains me to write this, as I sit here sipping on my morning coffee but, too much caffeine can have a negative effect on your appearance. As I mentioned above, caffeine acts as a mild diuretic, which will dehydrate you and can leave your skin, hair and nails lacking essential moisture.

10. Alcohol

Sorry everyone….. But like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic, dehydrating your skin and making you appear puffy, tired and old. In addition, it is packed with empty calories. Excessive alcohol consumption has been associated to both premature and exaggerated ageing. Maybe consider cutting back on your boozey adventures and maybe consider having only 1 glass with dinner rather than the whole bottle!

 

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The Holiday Hustle!

The holiday season is almost here. Get your body ready for the beach with this quick workout that you can do at home!

Holiday Hustle Workout

Warm up by completing three rounds of 30 jumping jacks. This will get your heart pumping whilst warming up your joints ready to attack this workout head on!

Complete the circuit below as many times as you can in a 10 minute period. Set your phone timer for 10 minutes and throw yourself into the exercises in the order that they are written. Try & complete as many rounds of the sequence as you can in the allotted time.

Want to go a little harder, then just increase the amount of time in 5 minute intervals, going up to 15 minutes, then 20minutes and so on.

20 Burpees

Burpees will not only tone your entire body, but will also provide a boost of cardio.

15 Triceps Dips

This move focuses in on the back muscles of your arms known as the triceps.

20 Sumo Squats

This move works your quads, hamstrings, butt, and inner thighs.

15 Bicycle Crunches

20 Plank Jacks

This is another move that will get your heart rate up! In addition, it works your core.

10 Pushups

Once the timer is up, it’s time for a cooldown period. Go on a short five-minute walk and complete some stretches.

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