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New nutty surprise!

New nutty surprise!

Healthy food shouldn’t be boring.

This almond pate is amazing and filling, healthy and sweet.

Spread on a nice healthy bagel or on sweet potatoe toast for an even sweeter taste.

Satisfy your cravings and still stay on the healthy train!

If you want nutrition advice but don;t know where to start, then book a free intro via link below and lets get you started on your healthy lifestyle.

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Modern western day diets are slowly killing us and yet we still go to the doctor and get prescribed medicines for all kinds of illnesses

Modern western day diets are slowly killing us and yet we still go to the doctor and get prescribed medicines for all kinds of illnesses

“You are what you eat.”


We like to say this, but how many of us actually believe it, and more importantly, put it to work in our daily lives?


We live in a time of widespread unhealthiness. The percentage of children and adolescents who are considered overweight or obese has tripled since 1970. More than 70 percent of adults have been diagnosed with a (usually preventable) chronic disease and more than 75 percent of the nation’s healthcare cost being spent on managing and treating these conditions. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60 percent of all deaths.



These statistics are shocking, especially when you consider how advanced modern medicine has become. But perhaps this “advancement” has done more harm than good? Many of these chronic conditions can be prevented and treated with simple lifestyle changes, yet most physicians will write a prescription within seconds of diagnosis.



Wouldn’t it be easier just to “prescribe” a healthy diet and some exercise? Not only would it be easier, it would also be cheaper, reducing everyone’s health insurance costs along with mortality rates.



Modern western day diets are slowly killing us and yet we still go to the doctor and get prescribed medicines for all kinds of illnesses, rather than take a cold hard look at what we eat and change our unhealthy habits into healthy habits. 


You are what you eat. 


Remember this the next time you go shopping!


Breakfast, the most important meal of the day!

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day!

Breakfast.  The most important meal of the day! 


“According to an article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, eating a good quality breakfast increases a persons’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and lowers levels of depression and stress when compared to those who either eat a poor-quality breakfast or even skip breakfast all together. Working with nutrition clients, I have found that this is largely due to a long habit created on the basis of “being busy”. Someone once told me that if you aren’t careful, busy can become a way of life. When it becomes a way of life, things like your HRQOL are compromised unintentionally.


Can we call it quits with work, give up on activities, or tell our kids to get themselves ready? PROBABLY NOT! 


Instead, we need to find a habit that will save you time, set you up for success, and create a standard that increases your quality of life. This week’s recipe is a staple for busy, breakfast skipping people!”


Meal prep your breakfasts all week and you don’t have to worry if you’re in a rush!

Why step on a treadmill and be a sheep, going nowhere slowly

Why step on a treadmill and be a sheep, going nowhere slowly

Do you want to step outside of your comfort zone. Do you want to challenge yourself and get results? 


It's easy to go to a gym and do the same old things everyday, but are you actually getting fit and healthy?  Are you actually enjoying it?  


Why step on a treadmill and be a sheep, going nowhere slowly.   Why not challenge yourself and do something different?


Here at CrossFit Ulysses every day is different and every day has a different challenge. 


Today was core strength withing gymnastics, barbells and pull ups (obviously all scale-able to your own capability) in the workout.  Tomorrow is a whole different day.  Stay consistent with workouts but working towards your goals and in a fun, safe environment. 


We cap all our classes at 16 and your workout is under the watchful eye of our qualified coaches to ensure your safety.   


Why not book a Free Intro via link below and see what challenges you can achieve. 


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www.crossfitulysses.co.uk


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What would you do for your children?

What would you do for your children?

What would you do for your children? Would you jump in front of a moving vehicle to save their life?.   Maybe even tackle a gunman or knife wielding madman.  


Well yes of course you would, you would take a bullet for them.  You would literally die for them.  Right?  


Then why are you feeding your children unhealthy foods? Why are you letting them sit around all day doing nothing, probably eating unhealthy snacks? Why are you not teaching them healthy habits? 


Less than 33% of parents choose a healthy lifestyle and get their children involved in healthy foods and fun healthy activities.   


So you say you would die for you children.  Then be the change.   Change your habits to save them their future.  


If a child is obese at a young age, statistics show they will carry obesity into their adult life.    It's much harder to change your habits as an adult, so why not teach your children healthy habits from a young age.  Teach them they are what they eat.   They are what they do.   


If you change, they won't have to.   If you make those choices now for yourself and them, they will grow up being the best version of themselves.  


You chose now to save them them.  Be a living example of health and fitness.  Be a role model and live for them and they will thank you for it when they are older and wiser.  

Someone once sang a very famous song. I BELIEVE THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE, TEACH THEM WELL AND LET THEM LEAD THE WAY..

Monkey see, monkey do!  

Be the best version of you and teach them how to be the best version of themselves.

Be the change. 


Book a free intro and lets get you started..   #BETHECHANGE



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we high five one another whilst rolling around on the floor waiting for our lungs to start functioning properly again

we high five one another whilst rolling around on the floor waiting for our lungs to start functioning properly again

I am beyond buzzing to be named the Member of The Month for July!!

I am so grateful to have been able to join team Ulysses. Health has always been a priority of mine, and lately I have become a lot more mindful of the way I care for and fuel my body. I am beginning to realise what makes me feel good and what affects me negatively.  I’ve realised that I am my own engineer. I am aware that there’s a lot of factors in life that I cannot control, however caring for my body is a factor that I am responsible for. As an adult, you choose what you put into your body. Are you fueling it with nutrients and minerals that it will be thankful for, or empty calories that will leave you hungry? You also choose how you’re going to train your body. Are you going to push yourself to surpass your expectations or are you going to stay in your comfort zone? I certainly know which one I reap the benefits from, and I know which lifestyle CrossFit Ulysses supports me to pursue. 

As an adrenaline junkie and someone that loves to push the boundaries and throw themselves out of their comfort zone, I have found CrossFit Ulysses to be the best support system for this. From starting in May, I’ve seen athletes push their bodies to the extreme, and you may wonder why. Honestly, the answer is because they can. It’s also because they know they will recover in time and they know that with physical strength and training comes mental strength and resilience. It teaches you that limitations are all in the head. A lot of people quit when their mind tells them to, yet their body is still up for another round; the mind can be so deceiving.   These people inspire me every time I step foot in the box. Whether they’re doing their first push up or an abundance of muscle ups. These are the same athletes and coaches that will cheer you on to finish that 150th wall ball when all you really want to do is tell “Karen” to piss off.  You’ll never find this type of support in a regular gym. I knew CrossFit Ulysses had already made a huge impact on my life when my Mam said to me the other day “You seem so much more determined to improve on your weaknesses” (and she wasn’t referring to my physical strength, she was referring to my mindfulness). You see, I have learnt so much more than just how to throw weights about during my short time with the CrossFit family. I have learnt if I can change and shape my body the way I want, then I can do that to my mind too. 

Strength, definition and the mechanics of our bodies are aesthetically pleasing to me. I love how versatile our bodies are, and the thought of being able to run freely, perform gymnastic manoeuvres and have the strength and power to hold and control my body weight really makes me driven and motivated to be consistent with my training.  These are all goals of mine and I trust that the Ulysses coaching team will help me smash these goals out of the park. 

Finally, I work in a school with some of society’s most vulnerable children and young people. This type of job really makes you realise how fortunate we are to be healthy. To be able to get up and run to our hearts desire, to stretch, to jump, to skip. These little guys are my inspiration to get up on a morning and make the most of what I have and what I can do. Hence why I get up at 4.45am 4 times a week to join the #6amGang. I feel privileged that I have the freedom to get up and see the beautiful sunrise as I drive to meet up with the rest of the shattered sods so we can sweat our arses off and maybe even spew a little. After that, we high five one another whilst rolling around on the floor waiting for our lungs to start functioning properly again…. And THEN we feel on top of the bloody world. It makes the early mornings easier knowing that I am going to a supportive environment where everyone is in the same boat and we all paddle together. It’s crazy how just 1 hour out of my day spent in the box can have such a positive influence on my mood. I’ve achieved so much in such a short time, I really can’t wait to see more progress as I continue on my journey with the best gym tribe around! 😊 

If you’re struggling to take that first step towards working out, just bear in mind that “You can rest when you’re dead” – Rebekah May Bunn (4th August 2018). NOW LET’S GO CHASE THOSE POSITIVE ENDORPHINS!! 


 


Alcohol.  If you must!

Alcohol. If you must!

So the weekend is here.  Maybe you'll have a few beers 🍻🍺 tonight.   


 Go out for 🍹🍸🍷cocktails tomorrow with the gang. 


Have a BBQ with a few bottles🍾🍾 of wine or prosecco on Sunday.    


You've had a long week and you deserve a treat right?   The choice is entirely yours. However nutrition labels are not required on alcohol so it's really hard to track.  


Here is a list of the most popular drinks people have at the weekend or special occasions.   Be mindful of the empty calories and sugar content consumed in alcohol.    


Try and drink a glass or water between alcohol beverages. Not only will it help with the dreaded hangover, it helps fill you up so you drink less, so you don't consume too many empty calories.   


Have a great weekend folks.  

Team Ulysses

Rebekah has shown pure grit and sheer determination to succeed in all the WODS

Rebekah has shown pure grit and sheer determination to succeed in all the WODS

This month's member of the month has been a really hard one for Team Ulysses to pick as so many of you deserve it.  You've all pushed yourself and worked really hard. The July challenge board was full of inspiration and we loved that you've all stuck to your goals and not only smashed them but you've all inspired others too.  Well done to you all. 



But it gives us great pleasure in announcing Rebekah Bunn as member of the month for July.    


Rebekah has shown pure grit and sheer determination to succeed in all the WODS and has pushed herself further this last month.  


Rebekah's goal when she first started was to gain muscles. (Hence the nickname "guns".)  And oh my, has she got muscles now. I was watching her do wall balls a few days ago and her back/shoulder muscles are coming along nicely.    Amazing work Rebekah.  


Team Ulysses are so proud of what you've achieved so far and we cannot wait to see what else your journey has in store for you. 


Rebekah we have a few goodies awaiting you on your return from the USA.  Well done. Keep up the great work.


I knew three sets of ten in a regular gym wasn't for me!

I knew three sets of ten in a regular gym wasn't for me!

I first started looking for a new way to improve my fitness after hitting 40. I had always played football, ran and dabbled in resistance training in my garage. My epiphany was forced on me when I couldn't even catch the young footballing whippets to foul them anymore, it was time to find a new way to invest in my health pension (with less embarrassment).


I knew three sets of ten in a regular gym wasn't for me, been there done that and achieved very little . I saw CrossFit athletes and thought WOW! Look at them they are great at everything , that's what I want to aspire to achieve.


I joined CrossFit Ulysses and instantly felt at home. The staff were really friendly and helpful, but the other box members were what really sold it though. Everyone is friendly and encouraging, even what I call the "Elites" say hello and give you tips and advice if they see you stumped or frustrated. They will stop what they are doing come and talk you through things. I have never had this before at any gym or team I have ever been involved with. If CrossFit is a cult, I'm all in.


Now for a few negatives, like most men I walked in thinking I was pretty fit, boy did I get found out. I felt like I had been hit by a bus after the first few WODS.

I was typical ego over ability, obsessed with RX-ing workouts, not listening to the coaches when they said drop the weight or do the progression not the RX. I found out to my detriment by numerous shoulder and back injuries, it made me question if I was too old for this CrossFit stuff.


I had a word with myself and thought, coaches can only help you if you are "coachable" its a two way street. I made a conscious effort to be humble, listen and work hard on the unsexy stuff. I now have far better shoulder strength and mobility and the showbiz moves are coming slowly but surely, it's the Ulysses mantra but you really do have to trust the process.


If you are new to CrossFit and you find yourself sitting on the black sofas waiting for your first workout, it will probably be me that comes over and says hello, I was there once and know how nerve wracking it can be watching people swinging on bars and throwing barbells around. This really is the best fitness decision I have ever made.

See you in the workout.

But the most outstanding achievement was how much his confidence grew as his body fat reduced and his weight went down

But the most outstanding achievement was how much his confidence grew as his body fat reduced and his weight went down

San.   One of our many amazing members, took part in the 28 day challenge and not only did he win week two for all his participation with the group chats and inspiring others with his great efforts and cheering others, but he was the overall winner of the challenge.  😀


His transformation in eating habits and healthy lifestyle was amazing to watch. 


But the most outstanding achievement was how much his confidence grew as his body fat reduced and his weight went down.    


San is, and always has been a massive part of Ulysses since day one, he is a cheery chap and has a smile for everyone.   But as a nutrition coach, watching his confidence soar, has been emotional.


His journey isn't yet over, San win himself a full month unlimited access to HSN/Ulysses nutrition and we just know he's going to do amazing things, not just in nutrition but in life.    


San, Team Ulysses are really proud of how you've collectively grown and shrunk 🤪.


  

We are really looking forward to working further with San as he has been amazing to work with already and we just knows he is ready to transform not only his lifestyle but others around him too.   


If you feel like you’re ready to grow in confidence, just like San has. 


Then click that “book free intro” button and lets get you started. 


We are here to help you every step of the way. 


More is not more & a very recent mistake! 

More is not more & a very recent mistake! 

More is not more & a very recent mistake! 


So I wanted to share my most recent experience with you guys with the hope that it helps reinforce what we say when we ask you guys to chill, or not take on a movement before your ready. 


I've been doing CrossFit for 3 years now & have made every mistake you can do, training through injury, over programming, not following a programme & not working mobility. Last Friday I made another mistake.


So last Fridays workout was 110 GHD & 55 STOH. Now as an athlete I love the GHD machine, I've used it many times, in many workouts & would say I have a good threshold and adaptation to it. Now this is where my problem started. 


Friday was my rest day, I had trained all week leading up to this. Anywhere between 5-7 sessions in 4 days with mixed modalities, however I havent done GHD for ages & being a t-rex armed individual STOH is my jam. That morning I was also coaching & seen Ben do the workout, I instantly got excited. I'd get to go head to head with the coach & do movements I enjoyed and had not touched in a while. Win win. 


Now at this point I want to tell you I was shattered, I had done the late thursday night & was in the friday morning, very little sleep & it was the end of the week. I had spent Friday afternoon laid on the sofa chilling out & come workout time although still tired thought I could get through. I took my usual pre workout & the excitement of the occasion carried me through. Also remember that Friday night was blistering hot, I probably hadn’t drank enough water during the day & this showed as I got a massive headache after the workout. Anyway I got the time i wanted, i recovered & head home. Then get a message off Dave "do you want me to coach team wod tomorrow so you can join in, i know you enjoy them". Again I know I shouldn’t so I reluctantly um and ah over it, however when I come in the next day I see its 1RM snatch. I don’t see anything else but this & instantly go through the excitement and process I done before. Now if any of you know GHD doms don’t kick in until two days later, so I crack on with team wod & throw in another 60 sit ups for the banter.


Here comes Sunday morning, I'm absolutely crippled. Ab doms are real, however it's the day after so I brush it off. They will calm down or pass, they never. If any of you have seen me over the last two days you have seen me struggle to do anything, I've been hunched over, cant fully extend or be able to train. I've done maybe 10% of my programming I've needed to and with absolutely no intensity or purpose. 


So for me there is 3 major take away points

1. Trust the process - trust what your coaches programme & tell you to do.

2. More is not better - over training is real, extra volume does not equal extra gains.

3. Listen to your body - even if it isn’t your rest day & your body is off. Listen to it. It knows better than any programme.


How To feedback and not complain

A quick one on how to bring us feedback and keep the atmosphere positive and happy.

The Facebook group is not a platform for opinions and subjective views and any comments will be instantly removed

Other positive changes in helping our lines of communication

  • We removed the suggestion box- encourages face to face only

  • No using spokes persons to complain- please bring us some individual feedback- encourages face to face only

  • We stopped doing anonymous surveys, face to face only

    Here's how to bring us helpful feedback
    -

    Book a free intro slot with Myself and we can address any concerns you have, its as simple as that.

    Core values

    Some of our values are that help craft our decisions are how we apply them-

    integrity ( doing the right thing, even when others cannot see the reason)

    Fairness ( benefiting as many members as we can)


    Communicate- Our communication is only done in a face to face, no keyboard warriors please.

Ben

Team Ulysses


CrossFit Ulysses, forging elite friendships since 2016.

CrossFit Ulysses, forging elite friendships since 2016.

It's not just a gym.  It's a family.   It's not just a box. It's a community. 


Friendships forged through Ulysses goes beyond gym buddies.  


Theses awesome guys walked the peaks together as a team. There have been many times these men have worked together as a team, inside and outside of the box  


Team work makes the dream work. 


They became friends over sweaty WODS and high fives, but their friendship goes beyond that now. 


There is so much more I could write about these wonderful men, but I won't.   Why not come along and see them for yourself and get to know them, along with all our other awesome members.  See what friendships you can form and where it will take you.  


CrossFit Ulysses, forging elite friendships since 2016.


Team work, makes the dream work.

Team work, makes the dream work.

A few weeks ago, a few of our awesome members took part in total warrior.

They worked as a team and worked their way around the obstacle course race together.

Team work, makes the dream work.

T - together

E - everyone

A - achieves

M - milestones

Having fun and getting very muddy in the process.

What an amazing day they had and Team Ulysses are proud of you all for competing together.

The picture tells a wonderful story. But there were other members who competed the day before who done just as awesome as these guys.

Well done to you all.

10 years younger.

10 years younger.

There is nothing more we love than sharing success stories.

Well here goes. Our 28 day challenge participants’ have been doing amazing.

Since the 15th June when they started they have all shared their highs and lows, they have been sticking to tracking their food, sharing recipes and even having tasting sessions of snacks and protein with each other. The groups chat is always buzzing with members sharing things from photos to inspiration and each one has contributed towards helping each other.

Great TEAM effort guys. Team Ulysses are so proud of each and every one of you.

But the most amazing thing to come from all this is, over the first week, their collective loss was over 15 KG. Their body fat percentage has been greatly de-creased and the energy levels the members have has shown in every WOD.

Another awesome added bonus, is the metabolic age of the participants’ that wanted a weigh in, has de-creased by 10 years. Yes, 10 years in just over a week of eating healthy.

Each one has a different goal, but over all, the weight loss throughout has been amazing. One has seen significant changes in her body, one has seen that her get up and go which left a long time, has well and truly returned. One has mentioned how much energy she has, one has told us how his love for fatty food has simply gone. But those are just a few highs, there were many, many more..

Not to mention the camaraderie among the full group.

Well done guys. We’re looking forward to what the next few weeks have in store for you all!

San has taken on mental clarity to his healthy lifestyle, even giving up his weekend beers

San has taken on mental clarity to his healthy lifestyle, even giving up his weekend beers

Were proud to announce our 28 day challenge winner for week two is San.

San has taken on mental clarity to his healthy lifestyle, even giving up his weekend beers.

He’s contributed a lot to the group this week, by sharing his highs and lows and his lunch meal prep picture for the week, which looked awesome. Hes taken on all advice and has made amazing progress. He’s been drinking lots of water and has adapted to this change in a healthy lifestyle with a positive outlook and we’re looking forward to seeing him achieve more.

San wins himself some DR GUS protein for all his effort and hard work for week two.

Week three is well under way and we’re excited to see who the next winner will be.

You’ve all done amazing guys. Keep up the great work and keep tracking your food, your goals, and most of all your amazing progress.

Team Ulysses are proud of each and everyone of you!

Enjoy the roller-coaster of a ride we call CROSSFIT LIFE.

Enjoy the roller-coaster of a ride we call CROSSFIT LIFE.

Our coaches are passionate about CrossFit, about health and wellness about YOU.   They value you, your health and safety over all other aspects.   They would never let you put your ego in front of safety.  They believe in you, you believe in them and yourself. 


Ulysses coaches want what's best for you.  Trust the process. Trust them. Leave your ego at the door and enjoy the rollercoaster of a ride we call CROSSFIT LIFE.


A few months ago, (January to be exact) I came back to train harder than I have in months, and even though the coaches encouraged me to work as hard as I could, they also told me I needed rest days and to ease back into it. I believe in pushing myself to my limits, but the coaches know me better than I know myself. They knew if I got to that limit too quickly, I'd burn out and injure myself, leading to further setbacks.   


So I've taken it slow and easy (as slowly as my mind will let me) but also pushing myself without going to quickly. I got my diet under control, I got my training in order, my head in the game and my own self well being on form too. The thing I know from experience is, if you don't have all your ducks in a row, eventually they all start to wander off in different directions.     


Nutrition ✔️

Training ✔️

Mental Health ✔️

Family/Home/Social life✔️

Meditation ✔️

Hobbies/Fun Stuff ✔️

Job(s)/💰✔️


That is my list.    Your’s will be different.  


My advice to me was this…... Get every aspect of your life under control and don't let anything get in the way of your goals this time. You know your own body and you know how to make it feel exactly how you want it to.  You also need to love yourself from within, otherwise you'll never move forward in Life. The coach’s know what they are doing, they know you, they know the programme and they know their stuff.   Ben and his amazing CrossFit Ulysses coach’s have been helping people since 2016. Let them help you, let them guide you on the right path, let them do their thing so you can do yours!


If i’d of had my ducks in a row back when I first started at Ulysses i’d probably be a few dress sizes smaller and would definitely have pull ups (maybe even muscle ups, or is that just my head in the clouds) But for sure, since my ducks have been aligned, i’ve lost over two stone (again) and a few dress sizes (again) and my mental health is the best it’s been in months, i’ve found a new love for life and i’m loving having adventures in and out of the box again.  I’ve been focused on me and my goals and getting to them in the best possible way. No distractions, no bull, no fad diets. AND I’m not falling off this time. I’m not saying i’ll never wander, but those ducks are on a short lead and if one does decide it needs a break, i’ll listen and take note and then pull it back onto the path with the other ducks….


Don’t just listen to me, take the advice from Ben, Damo, Dave and Chris.    Get your ducks in row. Set your goals and intentions.


A goal that is written down is far more likely to become reality as it’s accountable. Your goals should be what pushes you to do better, to work harder, to eat healthier.  Listen to your body, your head, your heart, your soul, your gut. Listen and set your intentions, set your goals. Smash the life out of them.


Yvonne Osborne

Customer Service.

Team Ulysses.


Don’t be a statistic.  TRUST THE PROCESS, to become the best version of yourself.

Don’t be a statistic. TRUST THE PROCESS, to become the best version of yourself.

Did you know 97% of people who lose weight will regain it within 2 years. Studies have proven that if you have a restrictive diet then you’re more likely to fall off the healthy train and regain all your weight, if not more than you lost and you’ll be back to square one.

A Ulysses, we’re promoting a healthy lifestyle, not a restrictive diet. With a healthy lifestyle along with educating you in good healthy habits and behavior changes to take into the future and pass onto your family and friends, you’re more likely to succeed and stay healthier long term.

Ulysses Nutrition will help you become a healthier version of you.

Accountability

Nutrition plan tailor made for you.

Logging and tracking food.

Tips and Strategies to help you stay full, hydrated and on track.

Check ins weekly/bi-weekly/4 weekly.

Logging and tracking body weight/muscles/fat %.

Logging and tracking goals.

Access to online groups for help and support.

Recipes and shopping lists.

Help and Advice throughout.

CrossFit Ulysses will help become a stronger version of you.

1:1 PT sessions to get you started on your journey the right way.

Logging progression and goals.

Workouts to suit your own ability and needs.

Constantly Varied Workouts.

Working on mobility and flexibility to help you keep supple.

Stretching to help with muscle soreness.

Specific warm ups and cool downs for each workout.

Help and advice throughout every workout.

Cardio to help rid unwanted fat %

Strength designed to build muscle and correct posture.

Help and Advice throughout.

Put the two together and you’ll be a healthier, happier, stronger version of yourself.

The two should go hand in hand. You cannot out train a bad diet and you cannot tone up your body after weight loss without exercise.

Don’t be a statistic. TRUST THE PROCESS, to become the best version of yourself.

The age old question.  Can I really afford a healthy lifestyle?

The age old question.  Can I really afford a healthy lifestyle?

The age old question.  Can I really afford a healthy lifestyle?   


If we walk into a supermarket and take a look at the price tag on fresh whole foods, compared to a bag of frozen chips or frozen pizza, we often wonder why the healthy option costs more. 


But the real question should be, can I really afford to not have a healthy lifestyle? 


Health care cover, health/life insurance the list is endless from companies who offer massive discounts on people who live a healthy lifestyle. And why?  Because these companies know you’re in it for the long term and they're not going to have to pay out mega bucks for operations like hip replacements, diabetes prescriptions, cancer prescriptions and God forbid, life insurance to your loved ones.  

These companies know the score.   You should too!


But should choosing to live an active, healthy lifestyle really be a choice?  Should it not just be way of life! A way of life for you and all your family.


Being active and eating healthy foods should be incorporated into your lifestyle.    If you're going to sit on the couch and eat pizza all day long then you're not investing in yourself.  


Invest in YOU, because you matter.   Changing from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one should be the top of everyone's to do list.    Invest in you, value yourself enough to know you deserve the best!  


You should put YOU first. You should be the top priority on your list.   Invest in you, invest in your future and live a healthy lifestyle. Live your life to the fullest, because we never know how long we have on this earth, but with a healthier lifestyle you’re guaranteed to be here longer.   Pass down all your healthy habits to generations after you!


Let's get you on the right path of a healthier, happier lifestyle.


Book a free intro and see how we can have you living your life to the fullest,  being the best version of you possible and being happier than you ever thought possible.


Yvonne Osborne

Customer Service

Team Ulysses.


We have all been there.  I’ve been there multiple times.  Making every effort and focusing on your nutrition and fitness goals, but then life gets in the way.

We have all been there. I’ve been there multiple times. Making every effort and focusing on your nutrition and fitness goals, but then life gets in the way.

We have all been there. I’ve been there multiple times. 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 on, or you think you are. Maybe you’ve just put on a little bit of weight of 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.  

 

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. For me it was a cold hard shock of looking down at myself in the bath one day.   I realized that my stomach which was getting to looking flatter everyday with all my hard efforts of training, was now bouncing on top of the water like a dead whale.

 

For me, life (or rather death) hit me hard. I’m not proud to say it but i just lost love for everything.  My Mam’s death had affected me more that i realized.. I ended up being a very negative person, i filled my mouth and stomach with crappy food, i didn’t care what i was doing or who else it was affecting either.  People around me gave me a wide berth as i was moody and negative and just didn’t care about anyone or anything, least of all myself. All my good habits i’d built up for myself since starting Ulysses had just vanished along with my happiness, zest for life and even my personality and what made me “me”..   

 

But i vowed to myself after my breakdown (in the said bath), that i needed to get back to me and pull myself out of this black hole i’d put myself in.  My Mam would of gave me a good hard slap and some cold advice and told me to pull myself together and to stop being so negative. My Mam, for the people who didn’t know her was the life and soul of any place she entered, she was an amazing woman with a heart of gold, she was full of life and loved having adventures and fun.  (pretty much like the person i was before she got ill and was taken from us)...

 

So, time to bounce back and be “me” again. 2019 was a year i’d turn my life around and start to focus on me.   No excuses, no putting things off anymore. This is why i’m so determined to get to my goals and i’d like to help you get to yours too. I care about your goals just as much as mine. Let me help you get in the right mindset, be happy and healthy.

 

You see life happens, life sometimes hits us hard or we have things we need to deal with that are out of our hands and we end up half arsing workouts or nutrition.     

 

But no matter how hard you train, no matter how many classes you attend, you can never out train a bad diet.  You need to focus on nutrition first and workouts second. Get the proper nutrients your body needs for all your aspects of life.   Busy lives need proper fuel. Busy people need to eat, but we need to eat proper healthy foods.

 

We all have struggles or hit a brick wall or plateau from time to time. Maybe it’s a few weeks, months or even years, but it’s how you bounce back that matters. It’s never too late to change it, it’s never too late to get back on track and be who you want to be.   It’s not the end of your story, it’s just another chapter in your life.

Find yourself someone who will help you along the way,  a friend who needs to lose weight, a training partner who will push you to do better every time.  A nutrition coach to keep you on track and for accountability. You just need to get started NOW, don’t think i need to lose a bit of weight before starting, as procrastination is the worse thing as you’ll never get back on track.  

 

Take small steps if you are too afraid to take the big leaps.   Cut out alcohol. Cut out fizzy drinks, taking a step towards your goals everyday.  Drink more water, swap your flat white for an Americano, swap your full fat milk for almond milk.   Eat more vegetables with your meals, eating these first to fill you up. If you’re eating out, then swap your chips for sweet potato fries.   It’s the little things that add up. It’s the little changes that make the most difference. Do it one step at a time. Learn to walk before you can run. Whatever you change, is a big step in the right direction of achieving your goals.

 

I changed my nutrition and started training more, I left my job and changed my life around completely.   You don't have to be as dramatic as i was. But change is good.

 

What are you going to do to get to where you want to be. What are your health and fitness goals.   Write down that goal and stick to it.

 

Ask for help if you’re struggling.   

 

Team Ulysses will help you every step of the way.  

 

Ben’s motto of helping people has been ingrained into the Ulysses staff and we’re all here to help, no matter what.

We want you to be healthy, happy and confident.

Why not book a free intro. We can sit down, discuss your goals and your needs. Talking through what you’ve been through and what you want to achieve is the biggest step towards a healthier, happier life. Don’t wait for the right time and don’t hesitate. Just do it.

 

Yvonne Osborne

Team Ulysses