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The Best Exercise For Weight Loss

3 Common Mistakes When Trying To Lose Weight

MY Top 10 Healthy Foods

Eat Breakfast, Lose Weight

Stay Healthy This Winter

Workout Supplementation

5 Weight Loss Tips For 2018

How To Get The Most From Your Training Programme

High Intensity Interval Training

Beginners Guide to Running

Confused About Carbs?

Fat, The Good and The Bad

Calories And Weight Loss

Protein And Weight Loss

Log Your Food To Lose Weight

Post Workout Protein

Foam Rolling For The Shoulder

Health News: Study suggests we need to eat more fat.

The Benefits Of Using A Training Log.

The Motivation Myth

Do You Keep Gaining Weight?

Weight Loss and Eating Out.

Snacks vs Treats, Know The Difference

Damage Control At Christmas.

Fat Free & Low Fat Yoghurts

Chronicles of A Trainer: Chickpeas & Weekends of Doom.

Shoulder Pain & Overhead Pressing

Chronicles of a Trainer:

Good To Know: Oats

Sticking To Your 2020 Vision

Update: Covid-19

Virtual Sit Down with Eoin Lacey

Benefits of Creatine Supplementation

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The Motivation Myth

Do you need to "feel" motivated to act on your weight loss goals?

You may be waiting a long time for that motivation to hit!


Most people want to wait until they feel motivated to act. Sadly, this is self-sabotaging mindset, because motivation never comes without action. Purposful, committed action comes first, then motivation follows.


People often assume that I'm a highly motivated individual that loves working out and pushing myself in the gym. These same people are shocked when I tell them that I'm just like them.


When I'm facing a workout, I have to put up with the same voice in my head, every single time, without fail:
"You're tired. Workout tomorrow. You need a rest. Today's a busy day. You're working split shifts. You're still sore from yesterdays workout." The excuses are endless and constant - but I've learned not to engage. I've learned to ignore the relentless nagging and take action, regardless of how I feel. What happens when I lift that first weight, throw that first punch or do my first pull up? There's an instant change in my mindset - Lets do this.


My point is, I dont wait to "feel" like I want a workout. If I did that, I'd train once per week instead of four to six times. Regardless of how I feel, I just do it. Why? I value my health, I value my fitness and I value my physique. Therefore I take valued action.


The very same thing applies to my nutrition. I know there are days where I'm going to be stretched for time, and cooking becomes less of a joy and more of a chore. So what do I do? I make sure I've prepared for these days. That means that food is already cooked from the day before / early that morning, or that Im stocked up with "on the go" options - Tinned Tuna, boiled eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, handful of nuts, fresh fruit / veg. I dont wait to feel good to eat well, I eat well regardless. 


Next time you find yourself locked in an internal battle - "Should I watch another episode of Game of Thrones, or should I go to the gym?" Get up off of the couch(even though you dont want to) and go to the gym! You will feel better. Taking this type of action will eventually lead to consistency, producing the results you want.


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STR3NGTH Sessions

Small group training for women looking to lose weight and tone up.

Nutritional Management

At Ciarán Foy Personal Training we believe that a diet is only successful if the results achieved are longterm.

One to One Weight Loss: Men

Lose the belly and increase muscle definition with our specialised weight loss programmes.

One to One Weight Loss: Women

We specialise in successful weight loss programmes, ensuring that every facet of your health and wellbeing is nurtured.

Active Release Techniques

ART® is a patented soft tissue treatment that allows the practitioner to locate and break up scar tissue following injury.

Orthopaedic Sports Massage

Anybody who partakes in physical actvity can encounter soreness and injury, making this form of massage beneficial for everyone.