✖️ T R A N S F O R M A T I O N, ft Novel ✖️ There are a few years between the two photos, from 2014 to this morning • 💪
Blew me away putting these two photos together and thinking about the progress that I have made over the years. I have been up and down with my health and fitness, but so proud and happy of the growth that I have been able attain most of which were made this year. Through making decisions such as a year of zero alcohol and zero takeaways and probably the best decision of my life going vegan.
I see a bit more than just a change in physics but a change in energies as well, I see lack of drive and disappointment in the photo on the left and than I see confidence and a well nourished fit body on the right.
It might sound cliche but if you want to see change it is all in the food we are eating and you just can't go wrong with a whole food plant based diet. Training is part of it, but training is seriously the fun part and something I simply love doing.
I am very happy but I am still working hard towards achieving my fitness goals. I hope that by sharing this it can give people an insight that you too are capable of making positive changes in your life. We all have the capability and potential • 💪💯✔️ #Transformation
A Throwback to 2015 with one of my clients Wendy with a 2 month transformation.
This is a great example of why you shouldn't just use the scales to measure progress as the difference here is only 3kg (1/2 stone)
Wendy was a busy working mum who just got out of the habit of exercise and eating healthily. As a result the weight piled on so she hired me to get her back in shape.
We focussed on simple habits with the first been to control snacking to create a calorie deficit eating around 1500kcal and 100g+ protein.
Her exercise plan:
2 x pt sessions with myself
2 x running sessions on her own
plus lots of walking
An example session with me was
A.Squats 4 x 10
A.Suspension row 3 x 10
B.Pushups 3 x max
B.Glute bridge 3 x 12
C.Woodchoppers 2 x 10
C.Plank variation 2 x 40s
D.Cardio circuit 30s/10s rest 3-4 sets
Have a plan, Eat well, Exercise and be consistent
& on Fridays we lift. But first, technique. As much as I would love to be here, I have to place my exam priorities first. Unfortunately, with my toothache stealing most of my attention today, I am going to press through. Can I add I only trained once this week. I can't wait for next week ready to fuel my frustration & no this is not in regard to not training as much as I would like to this week. I like to fuel all my frustration of injustice into my training. I may have said yes to doing Muay Thai this coming week we'll see how I go. When I refer to injustice I'm talking about those who suffer in silence at the hands of DV, women, children & yes men as well, babies born alive in Australia through an abortion procedure & left to die, individuals within the Justice system falsely imprisoned, QLD ministers who are the lawmakers, yet are not stood down from their role when they've broken their own ministerial protocols and while I can keep going on and on, this is only an insight of the work that I do during the week, on top of studying & being a mum. ♥#loveyourself#transformation#blackandwhite#girlswholift#fitmom#motivation#friday#weekend#olympic#lifting#healthy#lifestyle#gym#noexcuses#justdoit#nevergiveup#crossfit#love#fighter#faith#hope#family#familyfirst#trainhard#workhard#goals#dream#justice#grind#momlife
*Looks pensively into the horizon* I want to talk a bit about goals. I haven't always been the most forward-thinking person on the planet (in fact I'd say I was pretty lost until recently), and goals had always left me feeling bad about myself. I'd invariably set them in desperation and not achieve them - through a mixture of anxiety, self-doubt and lack of purpose - and I'd end up in a worse place than I was in before. Bingeing, or restricting further, or self-medicating/destructing. So I was scared of proper, written-down goals, and actively avoided setting them.
Over the past year as my confidence has grown, I've noticed that I'm setting little aims for myself (that involve PBs and writing and self-growth - not numbers on a scale) and actually achieving them. It's ALL mindset; every last bit of it. I am not perfect now by any means but I'm less hard on myself, I forgive my failures quickly and without punishment, and I have 100x more self belief than I did this time last year 😄 Having some breathing space this past couple of weeks or has really allowed me to think about all of this more deeply; where I've been, where I am now, and what I want from all this fitness stuff. So I've dreamt up the following goals:
1. Do a fitness shoot in October 💁♀️📸
2. Completely change direction (again!) and start studying nutrition/health coaching or something related before the end of the year 📚
That 👆 is for accountability, and to give me some purpose and direction when I get back from 🍯🌛I'm going to write those down, put them somewhere I can see them, and remind myself of them when I'm tempted to skip training/that last brutal set 💪😄
SC Fitness have some exciting changes to announce and we have a GIVEAWAY going live this Saturday 🎉🙌 As of next week I will be available at Flex Fitness Morrinsville and Flex Fitness Hamilton CBD on the following days. ▪️Morrinsville: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings. ▪️Hamilton CBD: Tuesday and Thursday.
Spots are filling fast so be sure to get in touch if your interested in either one on one sessions or small group trainings!
Sometimes something really magical happens when working out... in 28 minutes I'm moved from a crappy mood to an insanely happy and positive one. Y'all know what I'm taking about? Well, I had one of those workouts tonight and it was the best! Totally changed my week around. Now I'm ready to crush Friday and sail into the weekend 😍 I hope all my #bbgsisters are killing your workouts this week 😘 Week 31 legs are done and dusted - I really loved the medicine ball walking squat twists (not sure if that's what it's actually called!) 😊
'Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me.'
In light of recent events...
Lads, don't get trapped inside your own thoughts and feelings, however bad it is, remember you have a 100% track record of coming out on top of this shit.
Deadlifts, squats, bench presses aren't anything compared to the strength it takes to reach out and say 'Mate, I need help.'
I know we're conditioned to just 'harden the fuck up', but mental illness is just that, an illness... you wouldn't walk into a cancer ward and tell anyone to toughen up and get over it, same applies here.
Please chaps, if it ever feels like too much, just pick up the phone and tell someone.
You're NEVER alone.
PT session to make it 4/4 days of exercise. Rest day today followed by CHINESE FOOD this evening. Really starting to flag with sleepiness though so hoping this evening is a relaxing one followed by an 'early' morning / no lie in Saturday gym session. 💪🏻 I really cannot get enough of my new trainers 😍
✖️FRIDAY FAT BURN! Kicking the weekend off with this super SWEATY workout. This Fat Burning circuit is insane so try it out and let me know how you get on! 🌟Travelling squat jumps
🌟Thrusters to press up
🌟Glute bridge walkouts
Each exercise 45 seconds then take a 1 min break after all 5. REPEAT 5-8 times depending on your fitness level✖️