January 19, 2012

LIMITLESS

If I have learnt anything since launching Blogybuilding.com 4 months ago, it is that nothing is more satisfying than seeing an idea turn into a reality.

As with our bodies, we all have an idea of what we want to look like – a vision, if you like. If you had asked me back in August “how much do you think you can achieve in 4 months”, I would have never have envisaged what we achieved so far; over a million hits, a strong Facebook and Twitter following, interviews with some of the top fitness models and athletes in the industry, as well as networking and affiliating with some of the top companies in the industry.

However, when I alongside Jonny, set out on this venture, we told ourselves that despite its appeal, Blogybuilding.com will someday be part of a bigger plan – and that day is fast approaching. More after the cut.

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Bye Bye Winter Blahs

Winter is finally upon us – and in full affect too! For some of you, this means ski or snowboarding season, snow shoeing season, outdoor skating, hockey and various other fun-filled activities. For others, however, it means winter blues and the wish of being in a hot climate – for the cold weather gives you a major case of the blahs!

Don’t stress; this is just nature working its course. Instead, focus on the good and follow these winter tips to boost your energy so you too can love the winter! More after the cut.

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Fruit, Post-Workout?

I’m sure many of us would agree that fruit (in its different varieties) offers an array of health benefits.

However, surprisingly, when trying to lose weight and/or build muscle, eating fruit can sometimes be a double-edged sword. By that, I mean it can either work for you or against you.

Now, before I continue, it’s worth mentioning that the reason why I have decided to address this topic is because I have recently received a tonne of emails/tweets asking me what I eat/drink after a workout – and in addition to a protein shake, if fruit is OK. Besides consuming protein post-workout, it’s just as important to replenish muscle glycogen (carbohydrates stored within the muscle). The quickest way to achieve this is to refeed the body with a fast-acting carbohydrate/simple sugar.

As you may know, fruit is made up of sugars, of which come in a variety of forms; glucose, sucrose, lactose, maltose… to name but a few! Although fruit contains glucose and sucrose, it also contains fructose – a type of sugar that you may often hear being described as “naturally occurring”. However, not all sugars are created equal and fructose is no exception. More on the reverse.

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Gaspari Athlete Alexandra Wilson│Interview

Auashdyuashduyawshuaushuawuhdwqi – JUST YES!

Forget what I said yesterday, I want Alexandra Wilson for Christmas. Just look at her; she’s living proof of why women SHOULD lift weights – absolutely stunning.

Besides the obvious, there are a couple of reasons why I love this woman. Firstly, she’s Irish and if there are three things that go well together, they are women, weight-training, and Irish accents – she ticks all three! Secondly, she lives in London – as do I! Oh, and I almost forgot, she’s a pretty big deal too; a sponsorship with Gaspari is just one of her many accolades.

Unsurprisingly, in next to no time, I invited her over for a chat. She told me I could call her Alex – so I guess that means I’m in her good books then. Haha, just kidding! I will say this though, with over 10 years of experience under her belt, she knows her sh*t! Interview after the cut.

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Quirky Christmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas just over a fortnight away, I’m sure that many of you have been or are still busy putting together your wish lists!

So, with that in mind, I thought that now would be a good a time as ever to make a few suggestions as to what you could ask for – the only twist is, these are all health and fitness related products.

Also, if you’re wondering where I have sourced some these gift ideas from, make sure you check out Mashable – a social media news blog. Their founder, Pete Cashmore, is always publishing great finds via Facebook and Twitter. Gift ideas after the cut.

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