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).
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?
You’re doing everything modern wisdom tells you to do to lose weight – you’re eating healthily, you’re exercising regularly and you’re getting a good amount of sleep. You’ve dialed down the processed foods and you may as well be a mermaid for the sheer volume of water you drink every day. Continue reading “How Hormones Affect Weight Loss”
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”
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”
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.
If you’ve ever suffered from belly bloat before, you’re probably all too familiar with the symptoms: discomfort, abdominal pain, a distended stomach, and difficulty eating and drinking. And is there anything worse than that horrible, tight feeling around the middle, when it feels like your waistband is about to cut you in two? Continue reading “5 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Belly Bloat for Good”
Have you ever been to Ubud, Bali? I was there last year, and I quickly learned why Ubud has a reputation for being a health nut’s dream: you can’t move around the town for health food shops, raw food restaurants, Buddha bowls, spirulina, kombucha and fresh fruit smoothies. Continue reading “Super Easy Green Smoothie Bowl”
If you’re thinking of adding makeup to your workout routine, you’re not alone. Whether you’re intentionally creating a look for the gym or you simply don’t have time to take it all off as you race from the boardroom to the barbells, more and more women are working out with a full face of makeup. Continue reading “Gym Makeup: Tips for a Smudge-Free Workout”