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Why I love weightlifting so much

Why I love weightlifting so much

I am forever claiming the CrossFit community is the reason why I love CrossFit, and whilst the weightlifting community is equally enticing, the reasons why I love weightlifting are much more independent. Here are my top five reasons for loving such an incredible sport. For […]

Which is the best diet? Paleo, zone, vegan, low carb, low fat?

Which is the best diet? Paleo, zone, vegan, low carb, low fat?

If the answer to this question was as easy as naming a ‘diet’ everyone would be following it and there would be no need for this article. Although it is equally frustrating to read endless amounts of blogs and articles on this topic, especially when […]

Empowering your 7 areas of life

Empowering your 7 areas of life

Roughly this time last year I hit my rock bottom and didn’t feel my worth. Over the year I have devoted my time to three university modules, full time work, two pro bono projects, a blog and gym life amongst other things, and I am […]

Training for your first weightlifting competition

Training for your first weightlifting competition

With just one year under my belt, I cannot share any long-proven tips which will substantially improve your stage performance. I can, however, share with you some great tips other people have shared with me as a beginner and a few rookie mistakes I have […]

What do you eat for breakfast?

What do you eat for breakfast?

My recent small escape to Malaysia opened my eyes to a whole new culture; I’ve been to Malaysia several times before (as mother’s side originate from here) however I was probably too young and naive to fully understand this other culture I’m so privileged to […]

Is an injury really the end of the world?

Is an injury really the end of the world?

I distinctly remember my emotions when I physically couldn’t lift anymore because the pain of an injury was agony, so much so that even walking was hell. I was consumed with anger, frustration and depression. Having gone through it, I look back and think how […]

Lifting on your own has its benefits

Lifting on your own has its benefits

I would say the two questions I get asked the most are:- How do you have the motivation to lift on your own? Do you not get lonely lifting on your own? For the first question, I genuinely love lifting so I don’t need external […]

What is commitment anyway?

What is commitment anyway?

We all have those days where we wake up and we just think ‘No. Not today.’ The last thing you want to do is go to the gym. Sometimes this feeling persists for days, even weeks. Does it mean you aren’t committed? What is commitment? I […]

Learning your pace is more important than finishing first

Learning your pace is more important than finishing first

The struggle is real when the music drops and the temptation kicks in to move at the speed of the beat. Last week I did 50 clean and jerks for time but as soon as I heard the chorus that was it, I tried to […]

Try CrossFit if you are heartbroken (even if you hate exercise)

Try CrossFit if you are heartbroken (even if you hate exercise)

I read numerous CrossFit articles daily; some on how to improve technique, some on nutrition and some on what the professional athletes are up to etc. But the ones that I love reading are the inspirational ones, where normal day-to-day people have turned their lives around […]