Reader Interactions


  1. hoiyinli says

    I’m not sure how I missed this post but it’s definitely helpful to read it now! I 100% agree about the scale thing. I think it’s a really big de-motivator if you keep focusing on the numbers and scale.

    I’ve found it really helpful to learn some new facts every other day regarding food and fitness. It could be something like that nutritional value of an avocado, or the after effects of doing a HIIT workout. It has motivated me more to continue exercising and eating well! 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      I haven’t checked the scales in such a long time now. I think I find them too addictive.
      That’s such a great thing to do! I use to research nutrition a lot and then I stopped for some reason. But I will give this a go.

  2. lifeofangela says

    Thanks for compiling these Laura! They actually do inspire me to do some workouts. I think I need to periodically read these kind of posts to keep me motivated 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      I get what you mean. I find reading about other people’s stories and what they do, always makes me want to be more motivated as well. Thank you for reading. 🙂

  3. whatismaria says

    I love all of these tips, and getting different perspectives from people who do different types of exercise but all have the same passion for health and fitness! Couldn’t agree more with the fact that food really is not the enemy, especially when you are exercising and using up a lot of energy. I personally like to do a mixture of heavy lifting with a focus on compound moves and more ‘fast-paced’ workouts using lighter weights and including HIIT cardio! (Also the tip about doing dumbbell exercises first is something I will keep in mind for sure because I always find myself struggling when I do them at the end lol). Thank you for sharing! Xox

    • LauraJ says

      I think Instagram can sometimes be shown as everyone doing just lifting or just attending the gym. But I like that I follow fitness people who do such a wide variety of workouts. It shows that you can get healthy in various ways.
      I love HIIT cardio. It always make me feel energised. Thank you for reading. xxx

  4. jyo says

    Very inspiring, motivating and educating post Laura…it’s really awesome to read the great advices from the fitness influencers….I totally agreed with each and every point of them….my mantra is to learn, lead and love our active journey. We have to live a life empowered with balance, health and happiness. And is not just about looking good, it’s feeling good from the inside out.

    • LauraJ says

      Definitely. When I started exercising, the first thing I noticed was how I felt and then I saw how I looked. I always like reading articles like this because you get so many different opinions. Each with great advice though.
      Thank you for reading through them.

  5. Helene (AngelSpartaness) says

    I truly love these kinds of posts. Getting tips and tricks from seasoned work out buffs always helps me look at exercise from a new angle and gives me little things to think about that always end up having a big impact in the long run. Sometimes you just have to add a bit of info and tweak a bit here and there. Thanks again for sharing this! Best of luck to you in your fitness journey this year. I’m so motivated to do more yoga and lift more weights this year than ever before! x

    -Helene |

    • LauraJ says

      Best of luck to you too! I’m really focused on my diet at the minute and trying to eat a wide variety of what makes me feel good. I think I am losing weight without building muscle so I’m going to try and change that too.
      But I would love to know how your yoga and weight lifting goes. This article was super useful for me. When I asked them to take part, I love that each person came back with completely different answers.
      Thank you for reading Helene. x

  6. Alison says

    Great post Laura! It’s awesome to read the advices from other fitness influencers, and I agreed with all of them.