How I make New Year Resolutions

I love the New Year, the new beginning feel, the chance to challenge myself, drive for something new or rekindle an old habit that’s perhaps slipped away, a clean slate to target and plot personal development, a refocus and a host of opportunities to grow individually.

I plan my resolutions for the longer term and focus on a bigger picture, finding this a great way to both commit, stay the course and succeed with each of them. I want to share with you my 2019 resolutions and some reasonings why. This blog platform can help me to reason further with myself and justify my choices, so thank you for entertaining me, and here goes nothing…

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Halloween Soup

Halloween Soup | Image for Chris Simms a Personal Trainer

Soup season is upon us!

With Halloween fast approaching, this healthy pumpkin soup recipe is a must try.

Home made soup is so easy to make, requires little to no previous cooking skills, and can be knocked up in batches big enough to last a few days, serve a large party, or freeze in batches to serve your requirements.

Not much beats a homemade soup, and made from scratch, is a great way to impress friends and family, with flavour(s) and nutritional returns far outweighing a store bought carton or can, every time!
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Post Workout Breakfast Oats Recipe

Post Workout Breakfast Recipe | Image for Chris Simms Personal Trainer

Post workout nutrition is always important, playing an integral role in recovery and training development. A quality post workout breakfast is also an ideal opportunity to set up your daily intake of quality calories. Start the day eating the wrong foods, and often I see the rest of the day spiral out of control. Start the day as you mean to go on should always be your goal.  Continue reading

Simple & Healthy Lunch Recipe

Healthy Lunchbox Salad with Houmous | Blog Image for Chris Simms Personal Trainer

Healthy lunch and lunchbox ideas are sometimes hard to come by, and harder still is to come by simple, healthy and quick to prepare lunchbox recipes.

Well, I have now made it an aim of mine to trial and share as many as I can going forward. As always, all of my healthy ideas will be shared via my Facebook page and I will keep recipes varied too so that we don’t get bored.  Continue reading

Blueberry Oat Flapjacks – Guilt Free

Blueberry Oat Flapjacks | Blog Image for Chris Simms Personal Trainer

Using just four ingredients, these blueberry oat flapjacks are just pure heaven.

You would think you’re being naughty but there’s nothing of the sort with these delights!

Ready from cupboard to baked in 30 minutes, these are my current number one treat.

Great to have on hand if you suffer from sweet cravings, are a great snack, pre or post workout (or during long endurance efforts), breakfast on-the-go even, for adults and children, whoever gets in there first! If you feel like one of these, you have my humble permission anytime you like. Enjoy! Continue reading

HIIT Bootcamp – About and Benefits

Bootcamp | Blog Image for Chris Simms Personal Trainer

Having worked the past nine years mainly as a Personal Trainer, I took the step in 2015 into group training, having set up a Wednesday evening Bootcamp session.

I am thrilled with the response and results, and plan to run more HIIT Bootcamp sessions in 2016. I am currently seeking opportunities and the possibility of another North Crawley Bootcamp session, as well as in other village locations, or even within business/corporate establishments. Do watch this space.

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Raspberry Breakfast Smoothie

Raspberry Oat Smoothie | Blog Image for Chris Simms Personal Trainer

This breakfast smoothie is a win-win, and it’s all thanks to me sharing some almond milk!

A client made this beauty of a smoothie for me a couple of days ago, and here’s me passing on the inspiration. If you want a healthy breakfast inspiration too, that keeps you full all morning, then this is a smoothie to grace your blender with. Continue reading

Morning Oats Recipe

Ending 2015 on a family holiday in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, and I am loving the time for a ‘proper’ oats breakfast. I should not be working really, but with my trusty iPad, I could not keep from sharing this awesome morning oats recipe!

For the past four mornings, I have worked out, showered and prepared the following post workout oats. I think you may want to take note of this recipe!  Continue reading

Juice Recipe – Hydrate and Digestion Special!

Hydration Juice | Blog Image for Chris Simms Personal Trainer

Get your juice on! The perfect juice recipe for hydrating, aiding digestion and boosting immunity over the festivities.

At the time of year when often the usual healthy habits take a back seat to heavy and rich foods, alcohol too, in quantities far greater than our digestive system is used to handling, here’s a juice recipe to aid rehydration and digesting the naughty stuff! Perfect for non-drinkers too this one.

Also, on a side note, the average weight gain leading up to Christmas from 1st December to 24th December is 2.5kg, followed by an average weight gain of 2.5kg from 25th December through to 2nd January! If you don’t use this juice recipe over the festive period, you might want to consider it when cleaning/detoxing house come January!  Continue reading

Green Juice Recipe

Green Juices | Blog Image for Chris Simms Personal Trainer

Juicing, partularly with green leafy vegetables, so far is the pinnacle of my own personal health quest. I have researched and researched the many health benefits and healing powers of juicing, and to me personally, green juice is as clean as it gets, packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, and oh my god when you drink a homemade fresh juice you know it, flooding every cell of your body with the ultimate of goodness, and the alive feeling you get is just the best and truly most powerful. I hold juicing in the highest regards when it comes to feeding my body the very best, purest and cleanest nutrients.

On that personal statement, I want to share with you my green juice of the moment… Continue reading