FEBRUARY CHALLENGE

FAST-FOOD FREE / WHOLE FOODS IN FEB .

img_6341Can  you believe January is almost over already? It feels like only last week that I was writing out our January challenge. Speaking of, who committed to the Jan challenge? Did you manage to keep a food diary of everything that you consumed each day? I’m proud to say that I did. It was the best way to keep myself accountable- was I eating because I was hungry or because I was bored? A lot of my unnecessary eating was on Monday’s when I get home  from the gym around 1pm and have no other plans until my husband gets home from work around 7pm. So now that I can physically see this, I have changed up my schedule for the next few Monday’s. I will now go from the gym to the store and no my groceries shopping for the week and then do my food prep on a Monday instead of a Sunday. That way I will be busy, have a plan and be super motivated seeing my nutrition plan for the week! How did you go?

FEBRUARY CHALLENGE comes in two parts, either a FAST FOOD FREE FEB or a WHOLE FOODS IN FEB challenge, depending on where you are starting. Continue reading

AROUND THE BAR IN 30 DAYS- CYCLE BAR THAT IS!

764eb35c3ac31d2c524b3fbc_1200x600Nothing says New Year’s Resolution like a fresh passport. Before you roll your eyes and stop reading due to “insufficient funds” or “lack of time” or “no possible way of getting time off  work”… I have something in store for you that doesn’t require any of the above excuses!

Come along to the CycleBar in Easton and start your CYCLE PASSPORT!
The CycleBar team is offering some great incentives (and endless motivation) to work your way around the bar via their CycleStar Instructors. Each CycleStar Instructor brings something different to the table and with your passport, you get the opportunity to try them all.

Get ready to lose your old routine and clip into new rides, new instructors, and of course new beats. Every time you ride with a different CycleStar Instructor, they will mark your passport. Sounds like the motivation you need to get going right? All you have to do is go to five different instructors to make you eligible to enter their competition for the chance to win a night on the town and other prizes.

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-6-24-37-pmBut don’t stop at one passport stamp. After you’ve redeemed your first, every ride after that with a new instructor is another chance to win! So if you work well with an incentive to keep you accountable or perhaps some motivation to workout this new year- get down to the Cycle Bar in Easton! Trust me, you will be hooked before you know it!

SCHEDULE YOUR RIDE HERE!

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

@simonemckennablog has teamed up with @savantnaturals for a NEW YEAR INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY.

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For your chance to win 1 of 7 boxes of Savi Bars in the flavor of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel) log into your instagram account and follow these 3 steps.

It is THAT easy!

  1. Follow @simonemckennablog & @savantnaturals
  2.  Tag 2 friends⠀
  3. REPOST this photo including the hashtag #savinewyear for duration of the competition (1st Jan-13th Jan) ⠀
    RULES:⠀
    US only | 1 entry PP | Must be following both accounts @simonemckennablog & @savantnaturals 
Competition winners will be announced on 14th Jan by being 
tagged on the original photo on both @simonemckennablog & @savantnatural accounts. We will also attempt to make contact via an instagram direct message.

JANUARY CHALLENGE

KEEP A FOOD DIARY.

img_18e1dfaf9379-1Physically writing down what you consume (both food and beverages) allows you to take a critical look at your food habits.
For example: What times are you eating? Are you eating because you are hungry? bored? tired?What kind of foods are you eating too much or too little of? Are you craving sweet foods at certain times of the day etc.

By recording EVERYTHING you put into your mouth, you are able to criticise, evaluate and then make healthy changes to your intake. By keeping a food diary you are being held accountable which may lead you to making healthier decisions. It may just shock you to look at a full day/week and eventually month of eating habits.

How to keep a food dairy? Continue reading

Current Body Stats- December 2016.

fullsizerenderOn Saturday morning I went and had a complimentary wellness and health screening, thanks to my husbands workplace. I was a little apprehensive about getting it done as for the past month or so I have been a little “relaxed” with my eating and training plans. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still training hard and eating well- but I am not being too strict in regards to hitting my macros 100% of the time nor am I setting any new records in the gym. I haven’t been too obsessive with food timing or holding back on non-tracked snacks or social events, as tis the season right?

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Aspire To Inspire.

3b04c91851c488b9cca250f5c9096fa7-1I have been inspired to add a new segment/tab to my website called “ASPIRE TO INSPIRE”. The inspiration came from someone who can best be described as not only a positive role model and huge inspiration in my life, but also a newly acclaimed mentor and friend. He approached me knowing that this website, which reaches hundreds of people everyday, would allow him to share his story. This amazing man, who has such a positive influence on so many people’s lives, has been battling mental illness and depression for a number of years and with his story hopes to inspire others to speak up, reach out and begin their journey of self discovery and self-worth.

The Aspire To Inspire tab will be updated on a monthly basis, with stories about people who will inspire you on your own journey in life, whether it be mental health, physical health or someone who simply aspires to inspire others… I want to share their story with you! If you know of someone who has a story to share or has reached a significant milestone or you would like to nominate a story yourself, please do not hesitate to contact me HERE!

Read all about the man who inspired this segment and who inspires me in every aspect of my life by CLICKING HERE.