Weight Loss Journey: How I Dropped 10 Sizes In One Year

Weight loss - How I Dropped 10 Sizes in one year
On November 13, Alyson celebrated her 1st fit-iversary (the first anniversary since beginning her weight loss journey) by posting on the Progress Facebook Group:

“Over 30 kgs lost. Down from size 20+ to 12. Fitter & stronger than ever before. More importantly my chronic health problems have improved massively. Diabetes back under control and nearing remission. My liver disease well in the way to being beaten.”

To find out more about weight loss and how you can go from obesity to a healthy life, in just one year, we had a chat with Alyson, a true inspiration on how to improve life quality and health.

    • Where are you from?  Originally from Henley on Thames, UK
    • Where do you live now?  Newcastle upon Tyne
    • What do you do for work/career?  Digital Project Manager
    • What are your hobbies or interests? Travelling, Online Gaming (MMORPGs), Hiking, taking flying lessons to get a Private Pilots Licence (which I paused to get well).

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14 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Photo of a thanks giving table

Perfect roast turkey, cornbread, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie 🤤… It’s absolutely normal to want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with our loved ones, but it can lead to negative or conflicting feelings for those of us on a weight loss journey.

You definitely shouldn’t miss out on important traditions or feel deprived, but it can be really helpful to consider the potential challenges ahead of time and make a plan for the big day.

Think about it a few days ahead. Is it better for you to make a light, alternative version to the dinner? Would your family enjoy some little adjustments to the traditional recipes? Or are you going to make a deal with yourself that enjoying a big Thanksgiving meal doesn’t mean your diet is broken forever?

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The Best Health and Fitness Gifts for Women

The best gifts for health and fitness lovers

Does anyone else look at Christmas gift guides and find they get more inspiration for themselves than they do for other people? I mean, I love hunting out thoughtful surprises for my nearest and dearest, but more often than not I end up zoning in on items that I didn’t even know I wanted… and then they get added right onto my own little wishlist for Santa. Continue reading “The Best Health and Fitness Gifts for Women”

5 Killer At-Home Workouts for Wintertime Fitness

Effective workouts you can do from teh comfort ofyour own home when it's too cold to go outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside… and if you think I’m freezing my butt off exercising in THAT, you’re crazy.

I’d love to say that I’m one of those hardy types who can go for a run in freezing rain, or who doesn’t mind trudging off to the gym in the dark, but once the days start drawing in, my motivation to leave the house to exercise seems to get packed away along with my summer clothes, open toe sandals, and the BBQ equipment (until next year, my delicious meat-grilling friends). Continue reading “5 Killer At-Home Workouts for Wintertime Fitness”

Lightning Fast Chicken Wraps

Quick and easy lunch that's healthy too - the perfect cold chicken wrap

As a long-term follower of the Slow-Carb Diet, I usually save carbs for cheat day. And although I’m perfectly fine skipping carbs at breakfast and dinner, there’s something I really miss about the convenience of a good old-fashioned sandwich at lunchtime. I just want something I can scarf down quickly without the need for cutlery – something I can grab n’ go.

Enter: the humble tortilla! Continue reading “Lightning Fast Chicken Wraps”