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Doing Burpees, box jumps, kettle bell swings and giving my whole body a workout, somehow just fixes the part of my brain that never switch's off.

Doing Burpees, box jumps, kettle bell swings and giving my whole body a workout, somehow just fixes the part of my brain that never switch's off.

Since it was WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY yesterday i wanted to share a little something with you.

I had a car crash that left me with severe whiplash and by the instructions of the doctor, I was advised to not exercise for a few weeks until my injury calmed down enough to see what damage was done. I did as I was instructed and took some rest days. But after about a week and half I found myself feeling anxious and depressed and so I knew I needed to be back in the box, injury or not.

You see, for me, a lot of my workouts are more about my mind. Or rather how it works. If I haven't had those few weeks off, my mind wouldn't have got to that stage of feeling that way. And I feel the same if I’ve not been in the box for a few days, my mind needs it more than my body most of the time.

All I think about in that hour or so a day at Ulysses is...... Nothing... Literally nothing...... Well if counting reps isn't included. Lifting weights and throwing around a bar bell is the best therapy you'll ever receive. Doing Burpees, box jumps, kettle bell swings and giving my whole body a workout, somehow just fixes the part of my brain that never switch's off.

So if you see me dancing about between sets or emom's, it's to keep my mind on the workout so it doesn't wander.

My mental health is helped so much by CrossFit Ulysses. I leave the box feeling worn out and tired but feeling the best in every way possible.

Ulysses for me is the all rounder therapist. You can achieve so much, which helps your mental health. Loosing weight, feeling great, making PB's. All this leads to gaining confidence and through this helps you feel happier and if you're happy then your mental health is getting better.

Surrounded by like minded people on their own journey, humbled people who help you achieve things in life and being supported by them all, is an amazing feeling.

Ulysses health and well being is about helping you become the best version of yourself.

My advice. GET YOURSELF INTO THE BOX and get your mental health on the right path and everything else just falls into place.

Feed your mind the good stuff.

Don't know where to start.

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 I've battled with food, I've battled with weight, I've battled with mindset and I've battled with body dysphoria

I've battled with food, I've battled with weight, I've battled with mindset and I've battled with body dysphoria

When I was 16 I had a holiday abroad in Spain with my family. I'd left school 4 months prior and had started working for a heavy haulage company and the transition from school days to being sat at a desk all day I had put on a little weight. I was a size 12 and weighed around 10 stone (63 kg) when leaving school and on my holiday I was still a size twelve but weighed around 11 stone (69kg)

On that holiday I was so conscious of my weight gain that I wouldn't wear the nice little bikinis I'd bought, instead I covered up with shorts and baggy t-shirts. (Much to my mam's dismay).

From that holiday I should of taken the fact I was young and agile and could of done something about it, like joining a gym to get the extra pounds off, but instead I ate my feelings and my emotions got the better of me. The worst I felt the more I'd eat and the more I'd eat the worse I felt. You see, I was a victim of my own self loathing. Being young and impressionable at 16 years old I'd look at pictures in magazines of super models like Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer ( remember this is 1992, before technology and Instagram . Yes I know I'm old ) and I wished I looked like them, but my mind told me I was fat and I'd never look like them.

Skip forward a few years. 1997 to be precise. I was getting married. Time for the wedding dress shopping. Yes, you'd think I would of been on cloud nine. What should of been one of the best days of my life, was a nightmare from beginning to end. You see in those five years, I'd been on a roller coaster with food and emotions and just life in general. I'd got comfortable and had a son and I'd been whisked up in a fantasy fairly tale of a Cinderella wedding. However on the day of looking for a wedding dress I was now a size 24 and weighed around 18 stone (114kg) . So the beautiful dress I'd dreamed of since being a little girl was not, as the woman in the shop put it, "available to women of my size". I had a choice of two dresses. Yes two. So I picked the one that was the most flattering and left the shop feeling the worse I'd ever felt. But instead of doing something about it, I went home and ate the entire days emotions. Chocolate, cake, crisps. You name it, I ate it. Again, it was my own mind telling me I was fat and to deal with it. I've lived my whole life in my own head.

Fast forward to 2014. A lot had happened in those years and the rollercoaster had twists and turns and ups and downs. I was coming up 38 and knew I didn't want to be fat and 40. A friend suggested I try a bootcamp with her and that's when my love of fitness started. After each session of sweating profusely and putting my body under enormous amounts of movements but seeing results, made my mind stronger and I wanted my 16 year old body back so much that I knew I'd fight for it. My mindset had changed slightly, but I still ate the wrong foods.

2016 was the year I found Ulysses (again through the same friend) and I've never looked back. You see for me, CrossFit Ulysses isn't just about the sweaty workouts and feeling great getting into smaller clothes, it's about how much this place focuses on your mind as well as your body. Ulysses is all about health and wellbeing and how with little subtle changes to your everyday life, you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I only wish there was a Ulysses in 1992 and I could be the Sam Briggs of Teesside. ️‍♀️️.

My mission in life and through the chance I've been given by Ben at Ulysses is to help you make those healthy choices. It's to help you become the best version of you, it's to help you overcome your demons and to help you make those choices I wish I'd made back in 1992. It's never too late to start your journey, it's never too late to have the mindset and body you've always dreamed of and it's never to late to start living your best life.

So what I'm trying to say is that, body dysphoria was only a symptom of my own mind. Looking back I wish I'd worn all those lovely bikinis with pride and taken care of my mind and body from that young age of 16, but I didn't. I wish I'd ate healthier and not been a size 24 on my wedding day. But me being me, I made things worst by living in my own head and letting myself think I was "fat". I jokingly say I wish I was as fat as I thought I was when I was 16.

But the point is, I can have that body again and I can wear those bikinis. And you can too. It's all about your mindset and getting those negative voices out of your head and filling them with positive ones. Be positive and fight those demons and you can achieve anything. DREAM, BELIEVE ACHIEVE.

We just have to work hard and stay consistent. Because hard work pays off.

I'm already looking forward to buying my dress for Christmas and with consistency I'll be back in a size twelve again. SOON.

I've battled loads with my weight and been up and down for years. But one thing I've never had before is HSN and the mindset of its not a diet, it's healthy eating at its finest. It's about making healthy choices to help fuel your body and not just picking up random crap like cake and biscuits when you're hungry. It's about having the right mindset to know what choices to make on a daily basis and how your eating habits affect your mindset and attitude.

I cannot stress enough about mental health and how your bad eating habits have a negative effect on how your mind and body works.

Someone told me I'd make a great nutrition coach as I've been through it all. I've battled with food, I've battled with weight, I've battled with mindset and I've battled with body dysphoria. It's taken me a long time to find who I am and what I want from life. Let me help you on your journey of self discovery, let me help you shred those unwanted pounds and I'll promise you, you'll thank yourself for it. Your future self believes in you, I believe in you. You have to believe in you too.

Need advice and help to get started?

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Shrimp Stir Fry

Shrimp Stir Fry

What better way to warm up those dark cold nights than with a healthy, hearty portion of great quality food.

Shrimp stir fry is a recipe loved by all the family.

Why not check out our recipe page for more great winter warming recipes.

Need advice or help to get started?

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 no one is ever told that their goals aren’t achievable and no fitness family, will love you more than the CrossFit Ulysses family

no one is ever told that their goals aren’t achievable and no fitness family, will love you more than the CrossFit Ulysses family

One of our members Lauren has decided to share a little bio with you all.

Lauren done the three peaks challenge and I asked her if I could share her story with you..

The following is in Lauren's own words and this is one of the many reasons she is loved so much by our staff and members. Lauren has fit in with us all, true Ulysses style.

Lauren has been with us for 5 months now and her main reason to join was to lose weight and to be able to get back on a bike. Lauren also suffers with anxiety and being with us at Ulysses has not only helped her anxiety but has helped her regain some confidence and her mindset he's changed so much.

So here are Lauren's words.

There was some tears on the way down the mountain on the first day, the bloody route just seemed to go on and on! But I snapped out of that and was bloody determined by the second walk!

Ah you know me, short and sweet and as few details about the accident as possible!

Nasty car accident in October 2015, damage to knees and shoulder. (Seemingly pointless) Physio for 3 months to help recover the knees and shoulder, weight gain because of the time off cycling and the impact of the accident.
Recovered in 4/5 months but didn’t get back on a bike. The weight gain and shoulder pain stopped me ()

Joined a gym to get some weight off and some muscle and strength back, so I could get back on my bike with my dad (shared interest and we love it, we would go out every weekend together for a good 10-15 miles) and was clueless. There was next to no help, it was intimidating and I got nowhere with it!

I think I fell into a ‘ah well, fate accepted’ mode and it was nearly 4 years before I actually got back in to the mentality of ‘I need to do something, I need to crack on!’ I missed my bike, my mental health suffered and I needed to do something.

I’d worked with my friend Alice for nearly a year before I even considered CrossFit. She would tell me about the workouts and the community and one day I said to her ‘You know what, yes! I’ll come, I’ll see what it’s all about, you’ve convinced me!’

Best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve never felt more welcomed, safe, nurtured or loved!
It’s not ‘just a gym’ it’s a huge family, a family of people who have their own personal goals and aims, but also appreciate and respect that everyone’s goals and aims are completely different and help each other to the top!

My goals were to gain back the muscle and strength in my knees and shoulder so I could *finally* get back on my bike!

Now, I’m a horribly anxious person. Walking into the box for the first time with the thought of doing a group WOD where I might not be as strong as the others, as fast, as confident, *terrified* me.

That first WOD knocked that straight out of me!

I was the last to finish, my body was aching, I was panicking and close to tears with the last reps of my set to do, when the coach and the rest of the group gathered round and counted me through my final reps, egging me on and chanting. I’ve never been more proud of myself and my appreciation of our CrossFit family has grown from there!

I’ve had some set backs (and just some sheer bad luck!!) during my first few months here, but I’m always welcomed back, like an old friend, like a member of a family.

No one is ever given up on, no one is ever left to struggle, no one is ever told that their goals aren’t achievable and no fitness family, will love you more than the CrossFit Ulysses family

Why not book a free intro and lets see if our coaches can help you overcome your weaknesses.

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Member of the month for September

Member of the month for September

Our member of the month for September goes to Jen Gilvey.

It was unanimously agreed by our coaches to pick Jen for all her hard efforts and being consistent with WODS and working towards her goals.

Jen has massively improved and her mindset and attitude has changed towards her health and fitness goals.

Jen achieved her first blue category in the level method for her deadlift and She could not be prouder of herself and team Ulysses are so proud of you too Jen.

Achieving the blue category has spurred Jen on to push herself further to achieve more.

Jen we are so proud of your winning attitude and how far you've come. Overcoming setbacks and coming back stronger and more determined than ever.

Team Ulysses are with you every step of the way.

Well done Jen.

One of the hardest things ever to do in life, is change your eating habits for the better.

One of the hardest things ever to do in life, is change your eating habits for the better.

What's on your shopping list?

What’s on your plate?

Do you know how to use the plate/hand/fist method?

What is the first thing you put into your shopping trolley?

Do you know how to make healthy choices?

Do you know the best time to do your grocery shopping?

Do you avoid the sweets, crisp and pop isle?

Need advice and help to get started?

Why not book a free intro (link in bio) and let one of our nutrition coaches lead you in the right direction.

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Leading by example

Leading by example

One of our nutrition coaches Yvonne, is leading by example!

Yvonne has done countless fad diets in the the past, losing weight, regaining, trying a different diet again losing and regaining.

But this time she said it doesn’t feel like a diet, it is literally just healthy choices. The choices to choose from are never boring and nothing feels like it’s a chore to cook or eat. Even eating out has become better in the choices she makes.

Since becoming a nutrition coach and learning the HSN way of life, her own life has become a whole lot better. Delving into nutrition and helping others had inspired her to get her own weight under control and to live a better healthier lifestyle. So she definitely is leading by example.

Yvonne said she swears by HSN/Ulysses Nutrition and wishes she’d found this sooner. She is loving the foods and variation of meals and knows her future is better knowing she is making those healthy choices.

Come along a book a free intro and see how Yvonne can help you make the healthy choices she does.

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Never miss a Monday

Never miss a Monday

Never miss a Monday.

If you’ve spent the whole weekend on the couch, binge watching Netflix, then a workout on a Monday might seem unbearable.

But research shows that the start of the week is the best time to recommit to healthy activities. People tend to think more about their health and fitness goals more on a Monday morning after a long weekend of doing nothing.

You can have a million excuses to not work out on a Monday, but by fitting in a workout every Monday, no matter what time, you’ll be rewarded in so many ways. There are 52 Mondays in a year. How many of them are you going to waste?

Why not book a free intro via link in bio.
Our coaches are here to help you every step of the way.

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The plate method.

The plate method.

Eating healthy shouldn't be complicated. 


Here's a simple trick to help you every day to stick to your goals.  


The plate method is the most basic of tools your can utilize to stay on track.   It's simple and effective and stops you overindulging in the wrong foods. 


Nourish your body with the right foods and you'll see amazing results. 


Trust the process and book a free intro via link in bio. 

Our nutrition coaches are here to help you every step of the way.  


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What is a Free Intro?

What is a Free Intro?

Our Free Intros.

Helping you... We like to determine how we can help you.

Getting to know you... We like to learn about you and your past fitness and finding out what you enjoy.

Understanding your goals… We want to find out about your goals and how we can help you reach them.

Making a Plan… Together we map out your chosen path to get to your goals the most efficient way possible.

Helping, planing,goal setting and making sure you’re happy throughout. We’re here to help you from the very beginning.

What have you got to lose?

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Simple healthier options.

Simple healthier options.

Eating healthy shouldn’t be complicated.

Here’s a simple recipe that takes away the bad stiff, replacing it with good stuff, making your meals healthier and even more yummy,

Get the right information.

Get the right education.

Get the right direction.

HSN/ULYSSES nutrition. Here to help you every step of the way.

Why not book a free intro and lets get you on the right path to success.

What to eat before and after a workout.

What to eat before and after a workout.

With so much information out there, here at Ulysses we try to take away the overwhelming feelings of what to eat, at what times and why you should eat certain food.

Our nutrition programme is tailor made for you and your needs.

We share hints and tips and are always here to help.

Why not book a free intro and let us help you on your journey.

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Copy of Dawn's why.

Copy of Dawn's why.

My why……

A brief background of my life…. I’m an armed response police officer, I joined the force 18 and a half years ago at the young age of 20!

I always wanted to do something active and the army was never an option as I’ve suffered with Asthma from childhood so ruled out any of the forces and the fire brigade, so the Police was the next choice and I could apply for that!

I’ve done a number of roles, policing the streets of Middlesbrough, a brief stint in CID (it wasn’t for me as I missed the thrill of the chase on the streets!) a dog handler then I swapped the dogs for a gun when I found 4 dogs and a baby a bit much to juggle!

So…. I found CrossFit at a time in my life when I was feeling a little lost. I have always been ‘sporty’ and competitive with it and have played a number of different sports over the years, usually competing but not at any great level. I’ve always been a relatively good all rounder rather than excelling at any one sport but I was happy enough. Since leaving school up until I had Scarlett, football was my main sport and would fit it in around my shifts at work as well as going to David Lloyd’s gym.

I then had my daughter, Scarlett 7 years ago and things changed. I was going to a ‘normal’ gym at the time of being pregnant and I’ve always struggled with self motivation and pushing myself when I train on my own, so when I was pregnant I didn’t really do a great deal so piled the weight on.

Once Scarlett was born it was quite a few months (4 or 5) before I felt like I was ready both physically and mentally to get back into doing some exercise and lose the weight. I was by far the heaviest/biggest I’ve ever been probably hitting close to 12 stones on the scales when I’ve always sat at about 10.

Anyway, I went back to my first football training session and I realised really quickly that after all of the years playing football and the love I had for it, it wasn’t there anymore. The girls were great but they were quite a lot younger than I was and didn’t have kids and all they wanted out of the training session was to have a good laugh, but I needed to get fit again so that was it…. my footballing days were over!!! I felt a little lost as I didn’t know what to do instead as I knew a ‘normal’ gym wasn’t going to do it for me. That’s when my best mate Karla stepped in and dragged me to boxercise with her at the local boxing club. It was good! To be honest exactly what I needed after having a baby and getting back in shape. It probably took a good 6 months of hard graft, training 4 or 5 times a week whilst I was on maternity leave and having my nutrition on point. I’d gone from being the biggest/heaviest I’ve ever been to probably the fittest I had ever been.

I continued with this for probably 2 years but something was missing….. competition! I craved the competition, so now what was I going to do?

Karla again stepped in…. Fancy coming to CrossFit with me there’s a new one in Middlesbrough opened up? Me…. what’s CrossFit???

And that’s where it started. I went with Karla in September 2016 and did our on ramps and I fell in love. This was it…. this was what was missing in my life…. CrossFit!!!!

This was when I met Ben…. he told me I was good at somethings… told me I was awful at others so thats where it began. I don’t like being ‘awful’ at stuff so working the weaknesses started early!

I was doing pull ups with a green band, I couldn’t do double unders, wallballs…. well I don’t think Ben had ever seen anyone so bad so I knew what I needed to work on and it was a slow process but I never give in.

A year or so in I entered my first comp with another member. It was great fun! We didn’t do any good but I didn’t mind I just needed that buzz of being on a competition floor so was itching to sign up for another.

We did… The Castle games and that’s when ‘The uncoachables’ we’re formed. Both mine and Ben’s partners who we had initially entered with both got injured before the qualifiers so someone said to us why don’t we pair up and give it a go…. we did and we didn’t do too bad either. That gave me all of the motivation I needed to get better at CrossFit as I absolutely loved it but knew I wasn’t in the same league as Ben and I felt I was holding him back.

This year saw us get our first podium finish and a win at that. It was an awesome feeling and for the first time i felt I was equal with Ben.

This is where my why comes in…. I’ve worked hard to be where I am and I couldn’t have done it without the coaches, the members, the encouragement, the set backs, the time spent in the gym, my nutrition and I want to use all of those experiences on my journey to help others achieve their goals. Whether it be like me to compete, or just to get fit after having a baby, a particular movement or help with nutrition and general fitness. I can help and I get pleasure in helping people which I guess is one of the main reasons I joined the police. It’s a rewarding feeling!

I’m still on my journey and I always will be as once I’ve mastered the muscle ups efficiently which I my current goal, I’ll move on to something else. You always need others around to encourage and help and I will do the same for others.

See you in the box!

Dawn


Dawn's why.

Dawn's why.

My why……

A brief background of my life…. I’m an armed response police officer, I joined the force 18 and a half years ago at the young age of 20!

I always wanted to do something active and the army was never an option as I’ve suffered with Asthma from childhood so ruled out any of the forces and the fire brigade, so the Police was the next choice and I could apply for that!

I’ve done a number of roles, policing the streets of Middlesbrough, a brief stint in CID (it wasn’t for me as I missed the thrill of the chase on the streets!) a dog handler then I swapped the dogs for a gun when I found 4 dogs and a baby a bit much to juggle!

So…. I found CrossFit at a time in my life when I was feeling a little lost. I have always been ‘sporty’ and competitive with it and have played a number of different sports over the years, usually competing but not at any great level. I’ve always been a relatively good all rounder rather than excelling at any one sport but I was happy enough. Since leaving school up until I had Scarlett, football was my main sport and would fit it in around my shifts at work as well as going to David Lloyd’s gym.

I then had my daughter, Scarlett 7 years ago and things changed. I was going to a ‘normal’ gym at the time of being pregnant and I’ve always struggled with self motivation and pushing myself when I train on my own, so when I was pregnant I didn’t really do a great deal so piled the weight on.

Once Scarlett was born it was quite a few months (4 or 5) before I felt like I was ready both physically and mentally to get back into doing some exercise and lose the weight. I was by far the heaviest/biggest I’ve ever been probably hitting close to 12 stones on the scales when I’ve always sat at about 10.

Anyway, I went back to my first football training session and I realised really quickly that after all of the years playing football and the love I had for it, it wasn’t there anymore. The girls were great but they were quite a lot younger than I was and didn’t have kids and all they wanted out of the training session was to have a good laugh, but I needed to get fit again so that was it…. my footballing days were over!!! I felt a little lost as I didn’t know what to do instead as I knew a ‘normal’ gym wasn’t going to do it for me. That’s when my best mate Karla stepped in and dragged me to boxercise with her at the local boxing club. It was good! To be honest exactly what I needed after having a baby and getting back in shape. It probably took a good 6 months of hard graft, training 4 or 5 times a week whilst I was on maternity leave and having my nutrition on point. I’d gone from being the biggest/heaviest I’ve ever been to probably the fittest I had ever been.

I continued with this for probably 2 years but something was missing….. competition! I craved the competition, so now what was I going to do?

Karla again stepped in…. Fancy coming to CrossFit with me there’s a new one in Middlesbrough opened up? Me…. what’s CrossFit???

And that’s where it started. I went with Karla in September 2016 and did our on ramps and I fell in love. This was it…. this was what was missing in my life…. CrossFit!!!!

This was when I met Ben…. he told me I was good at somethings… told me I was awful at others so thats where it began. I don’t like being ‘awful’ at stuff so working the weaknesses started early!

I was doing pull ups with a green band, I couldn’t do double unders, wallballs…. well I don’t think Ben had ever seen anyone so bad so I knew what I needed to work on and it was a slow process but I never give in.

A year or so in I entered my first comp with another member. It was great fun! We didn’t do any good but I didn’t mind I just needed that buzz of being on a competition floor so was itching to sign up for another.

We did… The Castle games and that’s when ‘The uncoachables’ we’re formed. Both mine and Ben’s partners who we had initially entered with both got injured before the qualifiers so someone said to us why don’t we pair up and give it a go…. we did and we didn’t do too bad either. That gave me all of the motivation I needed to get better at CrossFit as I absolutely loved it but knew I wasn’t in the same league as Ben and I felt I was holding him back.

This year saw us get our first podium finish and a win at that. It was an awesome feeling and for the first time i felt I was equal with Ben.

This is where my why comes in…. I’ve worked hard to be where I am and I couldn’t have done it without the coaches, the members, the encouragement, the set backs, the time spent in the gym, my nutrition and I want to use all of those experiences on my journey to help others achieve their goals. Whether it be like me to compete, or just to get fit after having a baby, a particular movement or help with nutrition and general fitness. I can help and I get pleasure in helping people which I guess is one of the main reasons I joined the police. It’s a rewarding feeling!

I’m still on my journey and I always will be as once I’ve mastered the muscle ups efficiently which I my current goal, I’ll move on to something else. You always need others around to encourage and help and I will do the same for others.

See you in the box!

Dawn


Member of the Month for August.

Member of the Month for August.

We have great pleasure in announcing our member of the month for August is Catherine Wearing.

Catherine has been an inspiration to us all since starting but not only did she take a break for her honeymoon, but she also managed to fit in a few CrossFit drop ins while away. 

Catherine also competed in the World Transplant Games Newcastle Gateshead UK 2019 this month 🇬🇧🥉 and bagging herself a bronze medal. 

Catherine you inspire us all daily and Team Ulysses are so proud of all your achievements and the woman you are today. 

This was Catherine's first world games and she has done amazing.  To compete with other transplant athletes and to hear their own unique stories was an amazing experience for her and we're all excited to see what Catherine has planned next.

A little snippet below taken from Catherine herself. 

Never forgot the impact organ donation can have on people! We are lucky enough to be able to compete but some people sadly don’t make it! Make sure you have the conversation with your loved ones!   

Catherine we are all amazed by your story and have loved watching you grow. 

And a little note from Team Ulysses.

Don't take your organs with you, heaven knows we need them on earth.    It take two minutes to register for organ donation. Do something amazing today.   

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Have you re-gained the weight you fought so hard to lose?

Have you re-gained the weight you fought so hard to lose?

We have all been there. Making every effort and focusing on your nutrition and fitness goals, but then life gets in the way.   You get busy or have a drama or trauma and before you know it you’re right back at square one, or you think you are.

Maybe you’ve just put on a little bit of weight or lost some muscles.  But you feel like all your successful efforts where for nothing or have been lost and you’ll never get back to it. You end up eating takeaways and not going to the gym. Feeling you’ll never be able to get back on track again.  Maybe you’ve gained more weight than you lost? Maybe you’ve hit a brick wall where nutrition and fitness are concerned.

 

How do you get back to it? How do you snap out of it? How can you start again?  

 

For most people it’s a shock of looking in the mirror without your blinkers on or seeing a photo of yourself on social media, maybe needing new clothes and realizing you’ve been squeezing in those jeans for far too long.

Don’t gain more weight. Get back to it today. How many more times will you say i’ll start again on Monday, I’ll start again after my holidays, I’ll start again, i’ll start again, I’ll start again……..

Well let’s have you starting again for the very last time……….

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medicine or poison

medicine or poison

What is in your shopping basket?

What is on your plate?

Is it a one way street to health or the hospital.

Start by investing in your health and wellness. Nutrition should be your top priority.

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Meal prep Sunday.

Meal prep Sunday.

We all know we have busy lives and prepping food for the week can sometimes be very overwhelming at first, but trust us when we say it’ll save you valuable times and the results will speak for themselves.

Meal prepping will save you over eating, eating on the run, or grabbing a quick fix from the supermarket on busy days.

If you have a slow cooker, cook a big batch and “voila” you have your lunch for the week. Maybe not add any sauces or spices and add them later to change up the flavour throughout the week.

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Simple yet effective.

Simple yet effective.

The most simple ways are the best.

The hand and fist method are so effective in your healthy lifestyle you’ll wonder why you didn’t know this information before.

If you don’t have measuring equipment or are in a restaurant or out for a party or BBQ, then this method is prefect for keeping you on track with your goals and it will stop you over indulging or over eating the wrong foods.

Keeping your goals in mind and your eye on the end game. The hand and fist method is an amazing mind tool and the Ulysses nutrition coaches swear by it!

Healthy Options/Healthy Choices.

Healthy Options/Healthy Choices.

Do you know how to make healthy choices when it comes to your food?

Do you get enough protein, fats and carbs into your daily eating habits?

Would you know how to swap foods of your choice to fit in with calorie?

The list is endless of questions and possible answers, but your healthy lifestyle should never be overwhelming.

Here at Ulysses our nutrition coaches are here to help you every step of the way to make sure you know how to make those all important choices and to help keep you on track.

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