So excited for my six week summer shred challenge to launch tomorrow!
If you want to join it's completely free!
Just click the link below, enter your details and I send you the first workout video by email tomorrow.
All the details are at the link, so go check it out, get signed up and I'll see you for a workout tomorrow! 🙌
For extra motivation tag someone you'd love to have as your summer shred training partner in the comments below.
My FREE Summer Shred Programme starts Monday!
So here's a killer core challenge for you!
First master the moves without a weight then grab something to add resistance. I used a 6kg kettlebell.
1. Toe touch
2. Hero sit-up
3. Bicycle twist
4. Side plank row & knee tuck
5. Boat 'A' lift
20 reps each for 2 to 3 rounds, 15 seconds rest between exercises, 1 min rest between rounds.
You'll need to put some grrr into it, but you know how good that burn is gonna feel!
Tag your training buddy below - it's more fun when a friend does it too.💞💞💞.
And don't forget to sign up for my FREE six week summer shred 🙌 - http://www.juliabuckleyfitness.com/six-pack-shred
You may not have even known you needed the perfect post-workout mug in your life, but now you do!
I'll tell you something else that's going to blow you away - I'm giving them away, totally free!
But only to my faves from the Six Pack Shred squad who show me they've done all of the (FREE!) 6PS workouts by posting pics of them on Instagram 💞💞💞💞💞💞✅
If you're down with that, just click the link beliw and get signed up. The programme is completely free - I'll send you the workouts and materials by email every week from Monday.
Go to http://www.juliabuckleyfitness.com/six-pack-shred for all the info and to sign up now!
Then, to bag the mug you simply need to post a pic of your workout on IG every week along with #JuliaBFit #sixpackshred and @juliabfit - do that for all six and I'll send you your mug FREE!
(Public accounts only please - sorry but if your account is set to private I can't send the mug.)
Quite honestly I think I might be nuts for offering this and you'd definitely be crazy not to take me up on it.
So get registered now, then come back here and tag a friend in the comments so they can get in too.
Eek - I'm so excited to start the shred!
Posting about cellulite the other week made it clear that there's a ton of misunderstanding about what cellulite is, who has it and why.
So I've explained it all and shared advice on what does and doesn't work to get rid of cellulite on my blog.
It's pretty rare to see honest info on this subject so get reading and if you think more women should know about this please share!
I exercise for the energy, strength and positive feelings it brings... But, I'm not going to lie, abs definition is nice to have! 😆
So I'm working on getting shredded for summer right now and I'm looking for a squad who want to share the ride.
Come join me in my Six Pack Shred workout series!
Click below, get registered then leave me a comment to let me know you're in the Summer Shred squad! 🙌💕
My go-to breakfast or brunch - tasty, filling and packed with nutrition!
Due to a tech error, I've extended the offer to get my 12 quick and easy breakfast recipes FREE!
I'm only giving away away a limited number of this full-colour printable ebook - but there's still a chance to get yours by clicking this link now! 💝:
Well who knew posting a video showing a bit of cellulite would blow up my Instagram?!
The response to my last post over on IG was insane! (It's the post below this on FB too.)
I just want to clarify my main point, which was ALMOST ALL WOMEN HAVE CELLULITE ON THEIR BODIES.
Fitness trainers, elite athletes, fashion models and everyone else included.
I think a lot of the misunderstanding comes from people not properly understanding what cellulite is.
The term cellulite was created by cosmetics manufacturers wanting to sell you cream promising to get rid of it.
But the truth is that so-called cellulite is just normal body fat.
It looks bumpy and only shows in certain areas because our skin is thinner in places like the bum and thighs so the bumpiness of fat shows through. This is also why women are more prone to it than men, because men tend to have thicker skin.
Since all healthy women have some body fat, we all have cellulite.
It doesn't mean you're not fit or healthy or even that you have excess body fat (although having more fat can increase it of course). It just means you're normal!!!
This photo was taken just after the video I posted yesterday was shot. My cellulite isn't visible simply because a lot of the time it doesn't show. If you look at other videos I've posted you can't see it in most of those either.
So just be aware when you're looking at someone's Instagram who might be perceived as having a "perfect", cellulite-free body that just because you can't see it, doesn't mean they dont have it.In fact chances are they do!
I have so much more to say on this and clearly lot of you do too, so I'll carry on the conversation in my next few posts.
For now, I have a question for you, what do you think of the way "cellulite creams" are marketed?
Could this be part of tbe problem? Are they really trying to help us? Or do they deliberately make us feel bad about our (normal) bodies? .
Does seeing the cellulite on my thighs in this video make you think I'm a less effective trainer or maybe a less inspiring "influencer"?
You can be honest. I think it's time we had a frank and open discussion about this...
My husband recorded this video out in Lanzarote last week.
When I saw it my first reaction was "well I can't use that, look at the cellulite on my thighs!"
Please don't misunderstand, I wasn't hating on my body. I just know there are people who are turned off trainers if they see cellulite on their bodies.
Personally, I see it as normal, but my professional head said 'don't share this'.
And yet here is.
This probably a terrible business decision.
But, I don't want be part of a damaging lie that denies the fact that ALMOST EVERY WOMAN HAS SO-CALLED CELLULITE on her body.
It's just normal body fat showing through in places where skin is thinner.
Anyway, what do you think - was I wise or dumb to post this?
Does it make me less #fitspo for you?
My go-to breakfast or brunch - tasty, filling and packed with nutrition!
Get my 12 quick and easy breakfast recipes now :-)
I'm giving away my '12 Eggy Recipes' ebook totally FREE this Easter! 🐣🍳🐰💝
Please SHARE 💞 this post, then go get your free yummy recipes here - http://juliabuckleyfitness.com/
Healthy eating is definitely not about under-eating!
...And we've all felt the wrath of that one hangry friend before 🤣😂😆
I have a free Easter treat for you!
12 eggy recipes - healthy protein-packed breakfasts for a feel-good start to your day.
Head to my website and keep your eyes peeled for the Eggy Breakfasts pop-up!
When it appears, add your email address and I'll ping them over to you!
Turn the music on, it's lovely! 🎧💞
This flow is very similar to one I've been coaching my Unity group for - step-by-step including crow and headstanda training tutorials.
I love it💘
Hoping the Unity squad enjoy it when I pass it to them to try next week. 🤞.
I could never do handstand or headstands as a kid, so it's immensely gratifying to learn them now! And even better to help other people learn them🏆
Do you enjoy arm balances?
Or would you like to learn them? It's not too late!!!
Outfit by Fabletics
If you want to shed fat PLEASE don't make weight the only way you measure your progress!
💫The doors to my new shop are now open!!! 💫
I love my Unity tops - hope you will too! ❤️❤️❤️
Go here to order yours now 🛍️ : juliabuckleyfitness.com/shop-apparel/
If you're looking to shed fat, don't be too quick to complain about the cold weather - it could be helping you to burn extra calories!
This is one of the most-read posts on my blog. If you want to shed fat understanding how fat loss actually occurs in the body will you A LOT:
When your hubby snaps a cheeky pic of you adjusting your bikini and you don't spot it until weeks later! 😆
Only 5 more weeks till we'll be back in Lanzarote. So looking forward to it!
What are your travel plans this year?
Any tips for things to do/see in Lanza this time?
Time to get real.
If you're looking to shed fat, keeping a record of what you eat could be the most important step...
And if you feel resistance to to keeping track of your eating, be honest with yourself about why that is.
Appreciation = a happy life!
Don't think 'I have to exercise', think 'I get to exercise.
Notice how much more enjoyable working out becomes with that simple attitude shift. 💫
Here's another reason to cut down on processed foods (for you and your family).
This includes mass-produced bread and anything high in processed sugar.
We laugh at these, but honestly, you still see some pretty crazy machines on sale! 🤣
Tag your friend who's most likely to try these ;-)
Share if you love the beach ❤️🏝️
There's more to every person than what you see on the outside.
I've had to deal with depression. There's a good chance someone close to you will experience a mental health issue at some point too.
Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 of us every year. Let's get it out in the open.
I was once afraid to talk about it.
But now I am proud of what I've overcome and proud to be part of the #GetTheInsideOut campaign.
Need more reasons not to trust the scale? 🤣
The photo on the left was me at about 18. I came across it while looking through my files earlier. It really reminded me of how much more confidence I have in my body now compared to when I was younger.
(The photo on the right was taking by my husband a few weeks ago.)
There are a bunch of women in their 20's doing my Unity programme right now. I'm so excited to help get them feeling good in their own skin from such a young age!
"I know what I need to do to lose weight, I just can't get myself to do it"
Sound like you?
In this video I explain the 1 thing you need to do to get out of that.
(This video is part of my members-only Unity programme, but the message is so important I'm posting it here on my page so you can benefit from it too.)
Can't stand the fat you see on your body?
Here's how to motivate yourself to do what it takes to get rid of it.
Blue Monday? Uncle Rocky has some words for you... 💙
If you're over programmes promoted with tacky false promises of results without investment of time and effort.
If you're ready to get on with what it really takes to see lasting changes, Unity could be for you.
Start tomorrow. Enjoy the journey. Feel amazing by Easter.
Are you ready?
Live chat - talking fat loss and why my new Unity programme is different from anything I've done before.
I want to make a confession.
When I came back to a chilly grey London from Lanzarote at the weekend I slipped into some doubts about my new Unity programme.
Would people embrace the idea of mindfulness being integrated into a fitness and healthy eating programme?
Were the workout videos good enough?
Would the printable manual and journal sheets get done in time?
I was starting to get pretty stressed back there - which then made me have doubts about helping other people learn to control and calm their thoughts...
But I clung to my meditation practice and workouts like a rock and - as they have so many times before - they got me through the storm.
The Unity group is beginning to assemble now and the squad are really excited about the mindfulness work and totally get how it integrates with exercise and eating habits.
For my exercise this week I've been working out along with the Unity videos. I can't think why I ever doubted them - these sessions are brill! :-D
And the manual is almost complete and looks amazing!
...I still have loads to do, but I'm feeling ace about Unity now. :-D
What a difference a few days can make, eh? 💖
Curious about Unity? There's still time to join, but only just, I'll be closing entry in a couple of days now! Go here: http://juliabuckleyfitness.com/unity/
Due to overwhelming interest, Unity questionnaire emails are now being auto-sent after people register interest.
So if you've entered your email address in the form on the page linked below you should have received an email linking to the questionnaire.
If you can't see an email in your inbox, check your Spam folder, it's probably in there. If not please try entering your details again.
Not long to go now! 💖
It's my birthday today!
Back in Britain with lots to look forward to, not least because so many people are taking on the challenge of completing my Unity questionnaire.
The questions force you to look pretty deeply at your life, goals and motivations.
A lot of people won't have the courage to go there, but more than 50 people have already. I'm so inspired by their answers.
It's going to be an amazing group, that's for sure!
Click here to find out more 💞 - http://www.juliabuckleyfitness.com/unity
I'm loving my first visit to Lanzarote - she's a beaut!
Running along the beach here in the morning is just glorious.
Someone once said to me that they thought it was sad that I exercise on holiday.
This made me really feel for them. I remember well how it felt to view moving my body is an arduous chore and not the sort thing I'd associate with having a fun, relaxing time.
It's not a good place to be.
All that has changed for me. Now exercising on holiday really enhances my experience.
I enjoy it, it energises me, helps me chill and somehow gives me a heightened awareness of my new surroundings.
Only one more workout left till I go home now.
But that's OK, my new Unity programme starts in a couple of weeks and I'm super-excited to help other people get into the mindset that's helping me have an amazing time - all ready for their own holidays!
If you'd like to find out about Unity go here: http://juliabuckleyfitness.com/unity/
Getting great feedback already from people completing the UNITY questionnaire.
Just as I'd hoped, the very act of considering their answers to the questions is helping people get clearer on what they want from 2018 and how to achieve it. 💖
There's more info on UNITY here: http://juliabuckleyfitness.com/unity/
Massive inspiration for anyone of any age as we enter a new year.
This guy is worth listening to - so click sound on!
After even just a few days off, it can be hard to get motivated to exercise again.
And in the first workout back, it's normal to feel sluggish and weak.
Don't worry, this doesn't mean you've lost all your fitness, after a couple of sessions your form will start returning, much faster than it took to build it up before.
As for getting motivated, the key is NOT to try to jump straight back in at the intensity you were training at before, but to give yourself permission to ease back in.
After all, any workout is always a gazillion times better than none at all.
Here's one I made especially for times like this:
(You might not feel like it's doing much at first... but stick with it ;-) )
My day-after-Boxing-Day fun looks like this.
I don't talk much about my boardgaming hobby here, but it's part of who I am.
Remember, no person is one-dimensional - just because someone is into fitness doesn't mean they can't have a geeky side 😂
This fantasy figures game is called Descent. Our group has been playing it with different adventure sets for nearly 10 years now.
It can be a brain-burner, but we don't take it too seriously. We always have such a laugh when we get around the table for a new adventure.
Coming in January 2018!
UNITY: A whole-being programme to transform your body, mind and potentially your whole approach to life!
If you're in a cycle of dipping in and out of fitness, struggle to stay consistent with healthy eating, or after years of striving you're still not happy with the condition of your body, UNITY could be for you.
Alongside workouts and healthy eating support, you'll discover methods to reconnect with your body, get more comfortable in your own skin, and find a path to happier way of "being" in life.
UNITY is unlike any of my previous programmes, in fact, there's nothing else out there quite like it.
Yes, it still includes the fat-burning, body-sculpted workouts I'm known for (don't worry, you WILL sweat!). But we're going much deeper here - because real last changes, and the keys to becoming truly happy with your body and in your life, lie within.
Go here to find out more: http://juliabuckleyfitness.com/unity/