Almost a year ago now, I started my health & fitness journey, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned enough times! The 6+ months prior that this which I had spent eating poorly and not being active were good – don’t get me wrong – I mean eating chocolate cake and BBQ spare ribs everyday isn’t a bad life to live and definitely brings its own pool of happiness… but as you would eventually expect it to… it weighed on me, my energy and how I felt about myself over time. Finally, in July 2017, I decided I was going to make a change. Now, almost a year later, I’ve started to get a lot of comments from people noticing that I’ve either slimmed down, toned up, or seem to have shifted my diet, often I get asked “what did you do?” So – I thought I’d share 5 health & fitness rules I swear by…
I am a big social media user… I’m sure you guessed that. After all I’m a blogger – and if you’re running anything that requires the attention of others in some way, shape or form to thrive, then you should probably be a big social media user too. Social media is pretty much where things are trending, we all spend most of our time on our laptops or our phones, traditional advertising and media has now opened its door to influencers who, in their numbers, probably far outweigh sales from your A-List celebs and at half the cost, and for anyone hoping to start and build their own projects, the internet has totally knocked down the barriers to entry to do so. It’s where we get our content now… it’s where we shop now. Huge traditionally monopolistic retailers are now finding it harder to keep up with online “cooler” brands that use social media more effectively, and even some magazines are now seeing their final issues print and go to shelves, as most would rather now speed through articles on their phones than shift through an entire magazine. In a nutshell – things have changed and are changing a lot, with many of these changes having happened only in the past few years.