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I wanted to share my best tips with you for how to live a more active, healthy life. These are all super easy to add into your day. Although simple, it all adds up and could be the difference you see in your clothes/on the scale.

  1. When watching TV, add in 10 star jumps during every commercial break. Advanced option: push ups. These mini workouts will add in more fitness throughout your day without you even realising it!
  2. Park further away, or take the stairs. Whether you’re heading to work or running errands, aim to park in a spot further away rather than one that is close to the door. Get in those extra steps!
  3. At work, if you’re on a conference call or spend a lot of time on the phone, try to get up and walk around, or try sitting on a stability ball which will work your core. This will help offset sitting down all day if you work a desk job.
  4. Do work around the backyard or house. Cleaning, doing gardening or tidying the shed are easy ways to knock out two birds with one stone. You’ll be productive and get things checked off of your to-do list, all while being more active.
  5. Drink more water! Aim to get more H2O in, drink more tea, and eat fruits that are made up of lots of water, like watermelon, cucumber, and strawberries. (Sometimes we overeat because we are thirsty, not because we are hungry – guilty!!)

Try adding these simple five tips to your day and watch them add up over time. Before you know it, you’ll be healthy and have more energy! Which of these will you be adding into your day? Let me know in the comments below!

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Looking for the best foods to eat to help you lose weight? Here are 15 different foods that will do exactly that! Keep in mind though, that in addition to what you eat, your fitness is still just as important. Make sure you’re keeping consistent with your workouts, and then add these foods in to speed up your results!

  • Avocado: Rich in L-carnitine that can metabolize (eat away) fat cells
  • Grapefruit: Known to help boost your metabolism. Choo choo!!
  • Kale: Contains a truckload of antioxidants, and can help fight inflammation in the body. Win!
  • Cinnamon: Helps regulate appetite and blood sugar. And taste wicked too.
  • Apples: Contains pectin which limits the amount of fat your body absorbs
  • Coconut oil: Easily digested by the body and converted into energy for your brain!! (Very important!)
  • Chicken breast: high quality protein, which helps your body build muscle. Or if you’re vegan like me, go for chickpea felafels – SO GOOD!
  • Flaxseed: contains dietary fiber, which is important for weight loss
  • Oats: Contains loads of fiber, keeping you fuller for longer. Or if you can’t tolerate gluten, hit up wild or black rice – yum!
  • Green tea: has antioxidants that boost your metabolism.
  • Quinoa: contains all of the essential amino acids, it’s packed with protein, and filled with fiber
  • Bananas: helps slow down the digestive process, and are so damn delish!
  • Acai berries: helps your immune system function more efficiently
  • Blueberries: packed with antioxidants, fights against cholesterol, and helps keep skin clear
  • Chia seeds: gives you an energy boost, normalizes blood sugar levels, and helps get rid of toxins

 

So, now is the time to add these in.

Add quinoa into your meals.

Add berries & seeds into your smoothies or granola, or even sprinkle on your cereal or toast.

 

Help your body to shred that unwanted fat…

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There are many excuses that we use when it comes to working out. Here are five common excuses you might be using when it comes to working out, and how to overcome them so you can stay on track with your fitness goals!

 

“I’m too tired”

Working out gives you an endorphin rush that will actually give you MORE energy and help keep those yawns at bay! So even if you feel like vegging out in front of the TV, make a stop at your favourite class for just 30 minutes. Anything that gets your body moving will help you feel more energised and motivated to stay active.

 

“I have kids, I can’t work out.”

Many gyms these days have care centres that will watch your kids while you workout. Here we even offer a come to you service for 1 on 1s and also for groups of mums! Or if you workout alone, include the kids into your routine. Run around with them at the park, turn your workout into a game and have them “pretend” to do the moves with you, or even turning on a movie for them while you do your home workouts next to them. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Get your gorgeous body moving, even if for just 10minutes. (If you’re a new mum who is breastfeeding – make sure that you are eating enough on the days you exercise!!)

 

“I don’t like working out”

Find something you ENJOY…running on the treadmill might not be your thing. Try out a variety of different things until you find something you like. Trial a gym, trial a bootcamp, try powerlifting, try boxing! I absolutely fell in love with boxing and bootcamps over 5yrs ago, and that led me into my love for Muay Thai & strength training. I’m lost without them!

 

“I don’t have time”

This is one of those excuses that we have all used. Instead of adding another decision into your day, make it easy by booking in your workouts. Can you fit 45 minutes 3-4 times per week into your schedule? Be honest… See most of us waste so much time watching TV and scrolling social media. Instead, block out time at the start of the week. It’s all about priorities. Treat it like an appointment that you can’t break!

 

“I’m too sore”

If you are sore to the point of pain, of course it wouldn’t be a good idea to go all out in another workout. But, you could try doing more of a gentle workout the next day if you’re really feeling sore. You could try a yoga or pilates class, or even go for a walk or hike!

 

What is your biggest struggle when it comes to working out? Do you have an excuse that tends to get you the most? Let me know in the comments below!

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