New Years resolutions

Burn off those Christmas calories...

So you have all probably over indulged over Christmas and probably haven't done as much exercise as you would have liked. But it has been Christmas so ill let you off, its totally normal and  ok to indulge over the festive season. 

I have put together a mini abdominal circuit you can do when you are next at the gym/home. Watch my video below to see. I have given you 3 exercises to do back to back with 30 seconds rest between each set. Repeat the set a minimum of 3 times.  If you do not have access to a TRX thats totally ok too, instead stick to a normal abdominal crunch. Make sure your back is flat against the floor. With all of these exercises make sure your abs are 'turned on', really concentrate on engaging these muscles with every move. 

Give it a go and let me know what you think. 

Happy New Year xxx 



New year resolutions....

Hope you have all had a great festive season and a happy new year to you all. January is only 3 days away which means a lot of you will be setting new years resolutions.  I bet one of these is to lose some weight and get fit. I bet this is a New Years resolution that you set every year and by February have already given up. 

There is no shame in failure, but maybe ask yourself why did you fail? You have probably set unrealistic goals and are following some 'fad diet' that doesn't work. Like I keep saying its about setting small achievable goals and sticking to a nutritional plan for life. A diet isn't for life which is why people don't stick to it. Its all about a lifestyle change, looking at your diet and highlighting where you are going wrong, educating yourself about nutrition (the amount of people I hear say 'that carbs are the devil', well thats a load of rubbish, eat too much of any macronutrient and thats just as bad as eating too many carbs, its all about moderation and getting it right) and understanding the importance of looking after yourself. 

You don't buy a new Iphone and damage that do you? by a case for it and look after it. But why do so many people abuse their bodies by feeding it with crap and doing so little? I think its because they don't understand all of the above. However, change your mindset by understanding all of the above and then set some goals and then achieve them. Only then will you have made a lifestyle change as you have started to see the results. So stop with the excuses, invest time in yourself, mind, body and fitness.

Check out my January offers on this site or message me at hello@maricarmenfitness to start your fitness journey FOR LIFE not just for January!!