If you know me you know I’m a stretching fiend. Staying flexible is so important whatever your fitness goals may be. Stretching out after a workout will help keep you injury free, improve your range of motion, improve your posture, … Continue reading →
Finally! A well written and referenced article educating all the under eaters and dieters!
Yes as much as there are over eaters, there are most definitely under eaters.
They do say you can’t achieve a bikini bod all year round. I beg to differ. I know you can! You have to know your body extremely well, know when and how to shape it, fuel it and rest it. Sure there may be more muscular times and leaner times but you can always be bikini beautiful. Its about finding that balance to compliment your training so your metabolism is on FIRE! Get it crank’n!
Taking progress photos is a really interesting experience. At first you may be hesitant because your not where you want to be right now. But over the journey of you becoming fitter, stronger, leaner or whatever your goals may be, Its really a great practice to let your eye pave the way for you. Quite often what we see in real life vs a photo is very different!
For my body comp clients and bikini girls this is something we practice weekly. Alongside a food and training diary. So you can see how your body is responding to the food and training your throwing at it. I even look at my photos from a year ago and see major differences! Its really cool to see.
If you’ve never tried it and are currently working towards some fitness goals. Grab the camera out today and start a log. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about yourself and see!
Being a highly visual creature. I see, I want, I go get. The pic on the left is one of my ‘legspirations’. Progress shot on the right. Now I know what I need to focus on in my training to give the full effect. Easy!
What do you want to be? From the bottom of you heart what do you want more than anything else?
To be strong
Run a marathon
To be able to lift your own bodyweight
Trek through the mountains with a heavy back pack
Compete in a triathlon
Take away the back pain that has been hindering you for so long
How to eat for optimum health….
What ever your motivation is its going to take HARD WORK.
No one became successful by taking the easy road.
If you want it, fight for it. No excuses.
How will you change your mind and body so you are living the dream?
Week two out the way and with my recommendations for jBod I have made some changes to my eating, will get back to that soon. Progress Photos. This week I hated taking them. I actually cringed when I took them, specially the one of my back and legs. I feel that in just a week I’ve lost some of my glutes (yes I want a better butt but I don’t want to lose it, happy with having a booty) I don’t physically feel like there has been much change but looking at the photos I can see there are a few little ones. This is why it’s important to check it with jBod as she’ll guide me to something different. Sending my food diary and my progress photos so she can give me direction. This also makes it obvious that everyone is different and that my program might not work for someone else. You need to have it personalised to reach your goals.
Weigh in was Monday 19th of November sitting at 19.0% body fat
EATING Food was not as easy this week. I have had to cut out my fruit to specific amount per day and it is a lot harder than I thought. That sugar intake I was having was huge and I have a mega sweet tooth! Avoiding traditional PIEDAY FRIDAY with the boys at work was hard this week too! It’s a good laugh and we do it every week. It’s now my project to come up with a healthy clean version of this so I can still take part. Still craving chocolate though!
TRAINING I trained 5 times this week – cardio, weights/strength and HIIT
It is something I have been meaning to write up about myself. But Jeff from CrossFit Impulse has done an exquisite job summarising why grains are ruining your health and fitness goals.
Personally I have been off grains for around 6 months now and have seen a noticeable difference. My energy increased ( not getting tired slumps after eating) , my fat decreased, bloating vanished, digestion 150% better! and I just felt lighter in general.
I know muesli and fresh bread are yummy but when you look and feel amazing, who cares about them anymore? I certainly don’t!
PS I know my last post was anti fruit juices also. Im not a ‘anti’ buzz, trust me there are plenty of awesome foods out there! Just wanted to hit these two on the head together. Bam! done