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Heather’s Podcast (CakeSleepGymRepeat)

Heather’s Podcast (CakeSleepGymRepeat)

By Heather Sherwood
A spin off from my blog CakeSleepGymRepeat this podcast will talk all things fitness good and mindset.

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Diets and Weight Loss … Dirty Words?

Heather’s Podcast (CakeSleepGymRepeat)

Diets and Weight Loss … Dirty Words?
Chat about diets, weight loss, how they now sit on the industry and some of the things that can affect weight loss itself
September 13, 2022
Group Exercise Classes
1/ What are group exercise classes 2/ Why do they sometimes get a bad rap 3/ Why SHOULD you try them 4/ What’s the best class for you? 5/ 5 tips to get the most of of your first class
July 31, 2022
Just Start - Anxiety, depression, stress and Running
1) Getting started with exercise if you have anxiety / depression or stress 2) How your mental health can affect your run 3) How endurance events and training for them can affect your mental health and how to tackle that
July 03, 2022
Half Marathon Complete
How my Half Marathon went after 6 weeks of training and some tips from my experience to make your own run more enjoyable
May 29, 2022
Help I’ve left it too late to start my running training plan
Have you realised you’re just a few weeks out from your run and you haven’t really started training? I talk about my current situation, factors to help you decide what to do and how to approach the situation if you decide you’re still going to run.
April 10, 2022
What the **** should I eat?
Chat about calories, diets and what diet should you do.
March 08, 2022
Race Training Tips
5 tips if your training for a race
February 26, 2022
Race Day Tips
5 tips to have an enjoyable race day
February 19, 2022
You Do You: Diets and Fitness in 2022
A look at diet and anti diet culture, PTs selling at Christmas and using your instincts to pick what’s right for you
December 31, 2021
Episode 28 / New Year Diet Culture
25 minutes of my thoughts ... a bit beyond the standard and very much an opinion piece
December 30, 2020
Episode 27/Motivation or lack of it
This is a very personal episode where I talk entirely about my own fitness right now.
August 21, 2020
Episode 26/ Three Things You Need To Know About Your Training And Nutrition
Are you always looking for a new plan or diet? Are you always starting again or trying to find a place where you are happy and in a routine? These are the three things I believe you need to come to terms with to see success and be happy with your own training and diet (and which all fit together in a circle). This was recorded just before lockdown and I held off publishing as we all had other things on our mind but as gym hopefully look to reopen soon and we start to return back to looking at our goals I think this is a good time to publish this.
July 05, 2020
Episode 25 / Goals
It’s not enough to have a goal - it needs to be the right goal.
June 27, 2020
Episode 24 / What Comes Next?
How will training look as gyms start to open up?
June 12, 2020
Episode 23 / Why buy a running plan?
Not a sales podcast but my genuine thoughts on why I think it could be a good investment for you to buy a running programme (note not plan) if you want to improve your running and get support.
May 31, 2020
Episode 21 / Good v Bad Foods
My take on the issue of good v bad clean v not healthy v unhealthy
May 21, 2020
Episode 20 / Fitness In Lockdown - Online Classes
I chat why I like online classes, some tips for those who haven’t yet tried one and how I see online classes evolving as gyms reopen
May 19, 2020
Episode 19 / Dealing with Anxiety
Stress, anxiety and worry are something I think everyone’s experienced during lockdown. Here I talk about strategies you could use to help cope with these feelings.
May 06, 2020
Episode 18 / Shopping Habits in Lockdown
Me chatting about shopping habits, how they have been affected by lockdown and how that in turn has affected our eating habits.
May 04, 2020
Episode 17 / Our relationship with food during lockdown
I’m actually pretty proud of this episode - I talk about how food can make us feel, why it affects us and how and why being aware of this can be both a blessing and a hinderance. If you’ve beaten yourself up at any point for your eating in the last few weeks please listen.
May 01, 2020
Episode 16 / Goal Setting
The importance of not just setting goals but setting goals that matter. specifically considering creating lockdown goals to get you through the here and now.
April 28, 2020
Episode 15/ Lockdown Rest Days
A brief ponder about how I’m approaching (or not approaching) rest days during lockdown and why you might want to start thinking about this too.
April 18, 2020
Episode 14 / How To Tackle Easter Eggs
Three methods of managing your diet over the Easter period (apply equally ell to Christmas, birthdays, weekends away etc)
April 12, 2020
Episode 14 / Stop saying you’re losing fitness
Part one - why I don’t believe it’s true / Part two - why I don’t believe it’s helpful or healthy
April 09, 2020
Episode 13 / The single most important thing you can do to stay on track during lockdown
All about calories and NEAT. Short sharp and to the point!
April 04, 2020
Episode 12/ More Stay at Home Musings- 6 Things I’ve Realised
6 Things I’ve realised since staying at home
March 30, 2020
Episode 11 / Stay At Home Musings
This is my second general ramble about how I feel about the situation right now. The first ten minutes are me just reflecting on my own jumbled thoughts. From then on in I discuss how I’m approaching training, eating and goal setting right now which I think will be appropriate for a lot of peopel
March 28, 2020
Episode 10 /WFH Musings - Day 3
Short short podcast with my initial thoughts and emotions
March 25, 2020
Episode 9 / Running with Hollie Green
In this episode I chat running with Hollie including our top 7 tips (was meant to be 5) for new runners. Stay tuned for the argument at around the 60 minute mark when first the wine tasting man arrives and Hollie breaks my intercom system and then proceeds to tell me everything that’s wrong with the layout of my flat! If you enjoy this podcast follow @holliegreenx for some exceptional pictures from her hikes and runs
March 13, 2020
Guest Episode on The Ricky Long Podcast
This is a recording of my guest appearance on the Ricky Long podcast published last Sunday where we discuss my experiences within the fitness industry
February 21, 2020
Episode 7 / YOLO
Very quick podcast following BF on from episode 6 about why I think think notion of YOLO can be counter productive
February 17, 2020
Episode 6 / Early 2020 Musings
Here I talk about my reflections on the conversations I’ve had so far in 2020 - What’s the best way to eat and train, how you’ve got to change to change and how to get past all the bullshit out there and work out what’s right for you
January 19, 2020
Episode 5 / Intuitive Eating
Why you need to qualify to eat intuitively.
November 16, 2019
Episode 4/ Les Mills Body Pump: What to expect from your first class
This podcast is for people who are new to Body Pump, are thinking about giving the class a go but are a bit nervous and want an idea of what to expect and some tips from the instructors point of view.
November 02, 2019
Episode 3 / Sleep
Part 1 - Effects of lack of sleep. Part 2- strategies to improve sleep quality, getting to sleep quicker and getting back to sleep when you wake up
September 29, 2019
Episode 2 / The One Reason People Struggle to Stick to Their Diet
Episode two is a bit shorter and I talk about the one main reason people struggle to stick to a diet when trying to lose weight. This is useful for fitness professionals as I talk about what we can do to rectify this and people looking to lose weight as I discuss how you can beat this one key reason and find success.
August 24, 2019
Episode 1 / Intro / Why I Hate Slimming Clubs
My first podcast. Here is introduce myself a little and tell you a bit about me at the same time as telling you why I’d not recommend Slimming Clubs to anyone looking to lose weight.
July 27, 2019