Weight Loss Diary: Week 2

  Much better week this week. Bought myself a 13 piece set of storage containers in Aldi for €14.99 so I can get my meal prep sorted so that if I'm in a rush I'm not tempted to grab junk food. My fridge is packed with salads, I'm pretty sure 80% of my meals this …

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Weight Loss Diary: Week 1

So if you're not familiar with my story, you might want to start HERE. So I finished Week 1 of Operation: Get Dem Abs Back.... Ok, I'm still working on the name. Hit with a few setbacks this week. I was sick, course the second I start back I would get sick. Life just loves …

Physiotherapy: Week 3 

Had my third session today. Didn't get any gym time because it was occupied. Today was mainly about balance and stretches.  Along with my knee injury, I had some tightness in my right hip/butt. I thought (and the physio confirmed) that it was from extra pressure on my right side. As I'm currently favouring that …

Bench Press 

​​ ​ This is Rachel showing how to bench press with the help of her spotter.   She's working with a light weight in this demonstration but remember technique and form are the most important thing not the weight you're lifting.  Bring it down for 2 seconds and up for 4 seconds. Remember your breathing. …

Squats

  Rachel showing a back squat, a front squat and a single leg squat. Squats are one of the greatest exercises for your lower body,  you can do them with or without weights. You don't need to go to the gym either, so no excuses! Form is the most important part to every exercise. No …

Meet Rachel 

Rachel will be the main fitness contributor on this website.  Rachel's passion is fitness. She trains 7 times a week, loves weightlifting and has big dreams to make it in athletics.  She is currently studying Sports and Exercise Performace at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa. She was won national championship medals in Gymnastics Ireland competitions. She has …