Hey guys and girls!
I am back from overseas and I am loving being back in the gym and helping you all achieve your fitness goals. Summer is only 2 months away so now is a great time to get motivated and start smashing your training sessions so that you are feeling fit, confident and healthy this summer !
I have included some tips on leading up to Summer!
1. Tip top tummy
It's not just about exercise. You are what you eat. Cut out sugar, booze and carbs and start taking a probiotic supplement to help you achieve overall health. Good probiotics can improve skin, hair and digestive health.
2. Munch on more essential fatty acids
If you look good, you feel good. Eating foods such as salmon that are bursting with omega-3 fats help improve skin elasticity and texture, strengthen brittle nails and restore overall health helping you feel and look your very best before hitting the beach this summer.
3. Yo-yo is a no no
It can be tempting to crash diet before Summer or a holiday but don't do it. Yo-yo dieting is bad for your skin because you end up becoming deficient in key nutrients which can loosen the skin's elasticity causing it to sag. Stick to a sensible eating plan and incorporate a rainbow diet – that's a minimum of five a day fruit and vegies in an array of colours including red peppers, apricots, pink grapefruit and tomatoes.
4. All hail the mighty kale
This amazing superfood contains a photochemical called lutein which helps to make the skin more resistant to sunlight. It's also crammed full of Vitamin K which can help eliminate the appearance of dark circles, blotchiness and uneven skin tone
5. Snack attack
Before reaching for the biscuit barrel, wait 10 minutes and ask yourself if you are really hungry. I find that eating an apple and drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before your meal will help fill you up and make you less likely to pick during the day and over eat at meal times
6. Double your workouts
If you have been cruising through winter and getting by with 1-2 workouts a week think about adding another 2-3 workouts to really get going. Recommended workout schedule is 5 x 30-45 min workouts a week for optimal results. Try mixing it up with some outdoor workouts as its starting to get a little warmer.
7. Invite a friend
If you have a friend, family member or partner, bring them in with you to your session! Great way to get some extra motivation and better workouts in!
Yours in health,