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I’ve always been against counting calories, dieting, counting points and syns. I really believe it ‘s the most negative way possible to be healthy. You keep track day in day out, with no let up. It keeps you focused on your weight, and the negative associations around food all the time.

In this time we find ourselves in, stuck at home, the problem only gets compounded. You’re eating more than you like, temptation is everywhere, and you’re so acutely aware of the calories/fat/syns all around you.

So on top of going through an extremely challenging time, you’re hating on yourself too. Nice…

I have a brilliant idea for you that I know works, if you implement it, and that is, to focus on the exercise you do. You see when you start to exercise, and get into a routine of enjoying it, amazing things start to happen.

I don’t believe people when they say they ‘hate’ exercise, I always feel it’s their belief system that needs to be re-wired or it’s from bad experiences. I feel everyone can get into and love exercise.

When you do interval training and resistance training together, you build lean muscle and you burn fat. In fact, the calorie after burn is so high post session, you get so many benefits like fat burning and a high metabolism.

If you decide now to focus on four to five, twenty minute sessions per week, along with walking, you’ll feel in control, happier and more calm. The difference is unbelievable.  You’ll start to want to fuel your body better. You’ll think a bit more before you start to late night snack as you’ll have felt so good from your training.

I really believe a good routine with food, starts with a good routine of exercise. I’ve seen it time and again, and I always say to our members at the start of their journey, ‘focus on your attendance first, and then let’s start to look at the food’. It works, as time and again I see our members get into such a good exercise routine, that they naturally want to start eating better.

I hope this helps you where you’re at right now.

Remember a simple routine of squats, lunges, press ups, running (even on the spot), and some skipping or stair work, will do. 2o seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest, three rounds of everything.

Take care, please get back with any questions, I’m here to help. You can get me on or comment below.

Love to you all,

Jessica Cooke

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About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to help women to get fit and break free from unhealthy habits holding them back. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve now supported over 6,779 women over 14 years in my Thrive Coaching Program get fit and break free from unhealthy habits!