Whilst looking for photos for my next blog I came across this and I just can't resist posting it. A lot of people think that because I train twice a day I can eat what I want. Far from it.
Having a carb heavy, sugar riddled diet makes you feel sluggish, breathless and generally heavy. I hear a lot of people on a day to day basis say how they have so much to do in so little time....and accomplish this with high sugared food and caffeine.....!!
By just making some simple changes in your diet and altering a few bad habits you could make a world of difference to your energy levels throughout the day and general mood, leaving your day to be a lot less stressful and happier.
Swap the stodgy cereal breakfasts for a couple of eggs, bacon and banana. Take out the sugary afternoon snacks and swap for a handful of nuts and a piece of fruit. Eliminate those sugary drinks and swap for herbal teas and water.
It doesn't have to be a new diet, a FAD or a massive lifestyle alteration. One step at a time....forwards, not backwards! #nutrition #health #eatclean
I get asked a lot about how much I train and what is involved in Crossfit. I get asked a lot less about what I eat and what is involved in being healthy.
People's perception is that exercising is the most challenging and hard aspect of "being in shape" and nutrition is just a part of it.
I have to have a lot more willpower and organisation to eat well than I do to leave the house and go and train. I pre-plan my week, I get up an hour early to prepare my food and I make sure that 90% of my meals are interesting and tasty.
Of course there are times when I get caught out, everyone does. But it is them times that I use myfitness pal (phone app) and make sure I don't deviate from my macros.
If you need help with your nutrition or how to plan ahead then get in touch today.
#noexcuses #nutrition #getit #proteinforchampions #eatclean #gains
During my nutrition consultations, I ask clients about their sleep and recovery and usually receive a long pause and blank look.
Sometimes followed by "I don't know really". As a new person to exercise, or even those that have caught the "fitness bug", recovery, sleep and mobility is rarely thought as important as the training and eating well itself.
Good recovery is what will prevent you from injury.
Good sleep will keep you strong, recovered and on top of your game. Lack of sleep will feel like an ultimate hangover and have you reaching for that sugar and caffeine to get you through your day....and maybe a bit more for training.
Mobility will keep you injury free, enable you to get to the bottom of that squat, overhead position, remove the lactic acid from your muscles and keep you supple and ready to hit your sessions. However it can be a lot to think about.
Training, eating and ensuring you get that recovery....where to start?
Keep on top of your A game and be the ultimate you and get in touch to train with me.
#personaltraining #crossfitcolchester #weightlifting #nutrition
What a difference a couple of years can make.
The picture on the left is when I first started working in a gym and was chasing a six pack (2012).
The picture on the right was last October when I was chasing the ability to link toes to bar in a workout.
Don't get me wrong, I always look after my nutrition and eat as well as I can to fuel my performance. But in comparison to then, I eat more, I train less and I am far happier with my appearance and proud at what I can do.
Whilst confidence is a big part of self happiness, I believe it is important to set goals away from the mirror.
Build confidence through performance capabilities and accomplishments. I can't wait for the qualifiers of Battle of the Beasts this year and see how far I have come compared to last year.
#benchmarks #battleofthebeasts #crossfit #crossfitcolchester #likeagirl
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