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24 workouts in 24 hours - Help me raise money for The African Maternity Link

Posted in Blogging Tutorials, Health and Fitness on Jun 12, 2017

I am taking part in what seems like a crazy event, but I am super stoked and will be looking forward to taking part and supporting an awesome charity. Please read this post to find out more...

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How to motivate yourself to lose weight or become more healthy when working 9-5 in an office

Posted in Health and Fitness on Jan 08, 2017

We are now into the new year (Happy New Year everyone) and usually at this time, everyone is looking to either lose weight, or become more healthy or even a combination of the two. As a Web Developer who has been in the field for just shy of 4 years, I think I have found a good way to keep myself motivated to becoming fit and healthy and would like to share it with you in the hopes you too can become more healthy. Within this industry, it's very hard to want to do anything before or after working hours and I also felt this way for a very long time. About a year ago, I started dieting with my fiance to partially support her for her weight loss, but also because I felt like I too was overweight.

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Joe Wicks - The Shape Plan (Book 2) Review

Posted in Health and Fitness on Oct 27, 2016

EAT MORE. BUILD MUSCLE. BURN FAT. Lean in 15: The Shape Plan introduces a new way of eating and training to build lean muscle and burn more fat. Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform their bodies and feel amazing. In the Shape Plan, he shares 100 delicious recipes and four new workouts to take your fitness to the next level. Are you ready to start your transformation and get Lean in 15?

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Joe Wicks - The Shift Plan (Book 1) review

Posted in Health and Fitness on Oct 21, 2016

EAT MORE, EXERCISE LESS AND LOSE FAT 'This isn't a strict diet - it's a lifestyle that will transform your body and the way you eat forever. Once I teach you how to fuel your body properly, you will never need to follow a low-calorie diet again.' In his first book, Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, reveals how to SHIFT your body fat by eating more and exercising less. Lean in 15 features 100 recipes for nutritious, quick-to-prepare meals and guides you through Joe's signature HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) home workouts - revealing how to combine food and exercise to ignite intense fat-burning. The thousands of amazing body transformations Joe's clients have achieved prove that his method works. Now you too can learn how to eat in line with your energy demands every day. With recipes divided into 3 sections - Reduced-Carbohydrate, Post-Workout Carbohydrate-Refuel, and Snacks - and top tips for 'Prepping Like A Boss', Lean in 15 provides a plan for sustainable fat loss that will inspire you to keep your body healthy, strong and lean - forever.

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Goodbye Microsoft Band 2, hello Fitbit Surge

Posted in Health and Fitness, Technology/Gadgets on Oct 19, 2016

6 months ago, I had been given a Microsoft band 2 as a loving birthday present. I thought it was a great device which had so many great features, but unfortunately the wear and tear of the device eventually let it down.