Oh dear. Well, this all began when an internet troll decided to criticise the state of my house’s window sills. I kid you not. Living life on the internet as a health & fitness influencer, as I do, I get used to this kind of nonsense, and much worse. But it did get me worrying about people who are less thick-skinned. So, if your life is ever blighted by haters and trolls, on the internet or off it, here’s how to deal with the little b**gers.
We’ve now made over 40 episodes of the Strong and Sculpted podcast and I thought, what better way to celebrate than to put together some of the best bits? There’s a ton of my best advice here for all your shredders and builders, all in one little episode, along with my chats with some of the most inspiring, knowledgeable guests you can find in health and fitness. So grab a coffee and enjoy! thesculptedvegan.com
To get sculpted and shredded you need a great program AND a strong mind. And yet, following a program is easier than controlling our own thoughts. But you can do it. I’ve faced so many mental challenges in building the body I have, building my successful business, and balancing all that with my marriage. But I’ve overcome each and every one of those challenges. And I believe a large part of that is down to the ways in which I react to other people’s behaviour. Listen in for this invaluable life-hack. thesculptedvegan.com
Hot flushes, sleepless nights, mood swings, loss of libido - going through the menopause can be a tough time for women. On top of all that, how do you prevent your training and diet regime from going to hell in a handcart? It’s tough. But in this episode I give you advice on resisting the temptation to beat yourself up, and the mental side of getting into your sneakers, no matter how bad you feel.
Inside all of us there’s a 4-year-old rebel trying to get out - myself included. But a single act of defiance nearly ruined my results when I was shredding for my first bikini show. Luckily I learned from my mistake. Now, I have a simple mantra to ensure I get results, whether I’m shredding, building my butt, improving my life, or succeeding in business. What’s that mantra? Listen to find out. thesculptedvegan.com
Whenever I launch a new training program I always offer big cash prizes for the people who achieve the greatest transformation. In today’s episode I talk to two winners of one of those competitions. Standby to pick up amazing tips on how to get the very best results from your workouts and nutrition. From how to avoid buying food that will do you no good, to going the extra mile in your workout, there’s some fantastic information here. On with the show. thesculptedvegan.com
This is a question I get asked a lot. Some people like the idea of having everything they eat planned out for them. Other folks are more attracted to the idea of doing it themselves, to favour the foods they like best. But what everybody wants to know is, which system will get you the best results? In this episode, not only do I tell you which system is best for which kind of person, but I give you a fool-proof way of planning your own nutrition. Stay tuned. thesculptedvegan.com
It took her sister having a baby to make chef Trish Lewis realise she had to do something about her life-threatening obesity (over 370 pounds). She wanted to spend time with her new-born nephew and that wasn’t going to happen unless she took action. She lost 100 pounds in one year. Listening to her today, her crazy, infectious good humour and thirst for life shows how just far Trish has come from those dark days. Interviewing Trish was an inspirational experience for me, and I hope you find listening to her similarly inspiring. Prepare for tears and laughter. thesculptedvegan.com
What do training dogs, bringing up children, and diet fads all have in common? Proof that there are no shortcuts to long-term success. Over the years there’s been no shortage of fashionable diets - Keto, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting, FODMAP - they come, they go, they rarely work in the long-term. And yet we keep trying the latest ones. In today’s show, I reveal the good, the bad, and the WTF of diet fads, and give you 5 essential tips (ones that actually work) to replacing all of them. thesculptedvegan.com
I used to have really bad back pain. And training in the gym, especially squatting, didn’t help at all. But that’s because I was doing it wrong. Years of research and experimentation later, my back is so much better, as is my squatting technique. What’s the secret? It has something to do with imagining you’re sucking a smoothie through a straw using an intimate body part. Let me explain. On with the show. thesculptedvegan.com