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Coping With No Gym For Six Weeks!

I've recently had to schedule in a six week break from the gym, under strict orders of no training and only light cardio. The prospective of giving up the gym for any amount of time was terrifying. In the past four years the most I've taken off the gym is 10 days, so six weeks seemed like forever!
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Hibernation mode strong - too cold for the gym!

I’m not an out right cold weather hater, for one, I love winter fashion, and two, I love being snuggled up in the warmth. It is so difficult to get motivated when it’s cold outside! Even more so to get to the gym and exert yourself.
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Tips and help if you can't stick to your diet

If you've ever been on a diet you will have definitely been in this position at some point. In fact I'd go as far as to say this happens to the majority of dieters regardless of your end goal!
Back - The Photoshoot: 12 Week Body Transformation with Laurie Carr
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2018 Female Bikini and Bodybuilding Competition Events to Enter UK

If you are new to competing it can be really tricky to work out what category and show to go for! There are more and more federations each with their own unique take on the industry and specific requirements.
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How to start going to the gym alone

It may be the first time you've ever stepped foot in a gym, or maybe you're returning after a hiatus. Either way there is no doubt about it, going alone to a new gym can be utterly terrifying!
Hartsholme Country Park Walk
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Getting back to the gym - losing motivation to work out (bodybuilding)

Recently I completely lost all my motivation to workout, I just didn't feel like venturing out in to the cold and dark and getting myself to the gym.
Front -The Photoshoot: 12 Week Body Transformation with Laurie Carr
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The Photoshoot: 12 Week Body Transformation with Laurie Carr

Today I received the images from my photoshoot - the pinnacle of my challenge. Looking back now I am so gratified with the experience and contented that I pushed myself as hard as I did; I know I really gave this every ounce of my soul.
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Worrying about judgement, it's holding us all back

We live in age where even the most private aspects of people's lives are documented online, from the depravity of human nature right up to the most wonderful achievements of our kind
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Current diet and coaching - by Laurie Carr Performance PT

This year I've taken on the challenge of a 12 week prep with Super Heavy Weight bodybuilder Laurie Carr. I'm not intending on doing any shows so this is not a contest prep but I am treating it as though it were and throwing myself whole-heartedly at the whole experience
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Being mindful in the gym

Don't panic I'm not about to go off into too much of a babbling monologue of philosophy, but I am going to show you how mindfulness can be applied to help you achieve your fitness goals.