I get told time and time again that 'I don't have time to exercise' or 'I don't have time to cook healthy meals', but how can this be possible?
It's so common to find women who hate other women nowadays, and it's such a shame. Some women, or girls, perceive other females to be competition, and as a result they aren't always very kind.
"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"
In other words, by giving kindness, praise and help to another woman, you will not lose anything yourself. It will not make your successes any less, you will not lose out by supporting others. The only change is the positive effect it will have on them.
Girl Power is all about creating a community of women supporting and uplifting each other. Let's create an environment that celebrates every one of us in every way by joining together and praising our achievements and successes.
It's so important to create a nurturing environment where we can learn and grow and in turn reach our goals and beyond.
Other women shouldn't be a threat to you, and you shouldn't feel as though you have to compete. One small act of kindness can go a long way, and while it's better to say nothing at all rather than something nasty, it would be better still if we could all say something nice.
Pay someone a compliment, give them a smile as you pass them in the street or show kindness in some other way. It doesn't need to be big, but it does need to happen.
One person at a time, we can make a change, and create the Girl Power community celebrating each and every one of us together.
When it comes to successfully losing weight or improving your fitness levels and health long term it can be the small changes that make a difference, so here are my top swaps to help you successfully change your lifestyle for the better:
We are always being told how good water is for us and how we should drink more of it. I happen to love drinking water and have no problems in drinking plenty throughout the day but I know a lot of people find that really hard.
So how much water should we be drinking?
National guidelines suggest 6 - 8 glasses a day, but this can be confusing. How big are the glasses? How full are they? Various organisations will have different answers. For example, the NHS recommend 1.2L a day, whereas some studies have proven 2L is correct and some say 3L! It depends totally on your body, and what it needs as we are all different. It's always wise to remember that we take in a lot of fluid from eating food, however that isn't adequate alone.
There are lots of products out there to help you drink more water and one of my favourites are the HydrateM8 bottles below.
They're motivational, pretty and really clear to understand. As long as you make sure you drink when you're supposed to according to the lines and times on the back, you should have no problem tracking your water intake and therefore ensuring you are staying hydrated!
Another great way to encourage water intake is by adding healthy flavours. For example, I love lemon slices in my water. It tastes delicious and I totally forget it's water! You can even buy 'Fruit Infusing' water bottles so it couldn't be any easier.
Let me know how you like to drink your water and any other products you use to drink more. There's many useful tools out there to help, so no more excuses, start drinking now!
Girl Power are Women's Personal Training Specialists in Burgess Hill offering Personal Training in a Private Studio.
Everyday women come up to me saying they would like to tone up, get fit and try lifting weights, but the men in the gym and free weight area intimidate them, and it puts them off.
A lot of women find it embarrassing trying new things that put them out of their comfort zone, especially in front of men in the gym and that's why Girl Power was formed.
I am passionate about teaching women how to lift weights, get fit and try the exercises they want to try without any pressure or embarrassment.
Our Personal Training Studio is completely private, taking away any insecurities and embarrassment, and is a nurturing place to learn new things.
During One to One sessions we will be the only two people in the studio, so you'll feel safe and secure and more relaxed when exercising.
If you're a woman wanting to be trained by a women in a private environment that's just for you and other like minded women, click on the contact page and get in touch.