#realtalk 🙋🏻so last night I put this play suit on and thought 'Shit, it's too big now..' as I noticed the off-shoulder sleeves dangling a little looser then normal.. I decided to check if my Bicep was awake and BOOM - we got some flex baby 🙈
I don't normally post photos like this but I'm pretty fucking proud of myself this year as far as my body is concerned so here's my spill. The progress pics will come soon, I promise 🙏🏼 but to give you all an idea - I gained 10kg last year after injuring my ankle & rotator cuff as well, both injuries caused a 4-6 month layoff and when I did start training again I encountered some adrenal fatigue issues which caused more weight gain and a total breakdown in December. ✨I went to @dan_teamecto in January, so desperate. His words were 'Our first priority is not weight loss, that will come. Our first priority is getting your health back.' 11 months later, we've done just that and so much more. I've lost 8kg (and counting now that I'm fighting in 4 weeks 😁) I'm down a crazy -11% Body Fat but MOST importantly - I feel amazing & HEALTHY. I feel confident again. I feel comfortable again. I preach to my clients about accepting themselves and changing their mindset to be more positive but I had to practice what I preach this year in SO many ways and seriously it's paying off.. I'm chuffed 😊my biggest pain was 'Im a personal trainer and I don't have Abs.. what will people think?' But I've proved my own theory - diligence reaps results. I've been real 💯 and I know that's what my clients appreciate. Honesty.
To finish off the year, I'm gearing up for my Muay Thai debut 🥊 giving it EVERYTHING I've got, absolutely nothing less then my best. I'm so excited to be stepping into the ring in 4 weeks and regardless of the outcome, I'll be proud of what I've accomplished because I far exceeded my own expectations of myself this year 💪🏼 don't set limits for yourself because you don't believe you can achieve it or fear that you may fail.. you just won't know if you don't set out on the journey and TRY. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard 👊🏼💪🏼✨#hardwork#training#fitness#perthfitfam#fit#strong
Soaking up these rays because I can feel Summer isn't far now and I'm So. Bloody. Excited. 🌝✌🏼✨
Today might just be the most productive day I've had in a few weeks. I've been absolutely swamped with work, programming for my amazing clients, redesigning the website, working at Internet cafes because my home WIFI stopped working, training for my fight and I'm still trying to get around to spring cleaning the house 😂 but ya know what? I'm content. Busy, sometimes frustrated, overly emotional and overwhelmed - yeah absolutely; it's ok to feel that way on the grind sometimes.. but above all, I'm content. Content because I'm doing what I love to do, everyday. It is hard sometimes, but I do love what I do.
I honestly believe that contentment is a choice, because it's a result of your perception.. How you see your life, your predicament and your situation. ✊🏼Make a choice guys, if you're not where you want to be, what can YOU do it about it? Shaz x
Box jumps 📦
So I see it all too often, people landing on boxes like baby elephants. You land with 4x your body weight - that is a heck of a lot of load and force through your joints (knees, ankles, hips) as it is.. then you want to land heavy and with sloppy technique? 🤔
One of the biggest factors contributing to the rise of the Baby Elephant landing-era is that people are firstly not paying attention to how soft/heavy they land. -Mental Cues! 💁🏻Imagine landing on glass, would you land the same way you normally do? Think light, aim to make as little noise as possible and land softly through the middle of your feet into a full squat, with soft fluid knees.
-Hip Mobility .. Stretch your groin & stretch your hips. If you can't achieve a full depth squat without difficulty then chances are, you're increasing your own risk of injury when doing box jumps.
Tearing your meniscus, ACL or any other tendon/ligament through your knees, ankles or even groin is just a royal pain in the ass you don't really want ✨
My client Jake here, performing full depth box jumps.. as graceful as a gazelle 🦌(I think that's a dear .. but you get the point).. check yourself before you wreck yourself ✌🏼
One of the questions in my self-interview over the weekend was 'What is your favourite healthy snack?' So My Current top choice is Fried Banana and Strawberries with Cinnamon and Nutmeg 😏
It's really simple and you don't neeeed oil. You can roll the fruit in cinnamon and nutmeg before putting on the pan or sprinkle the spices on after - up to you!
You only need to pan fry for 30 seconds (enough for the fruit to golden and soften slightly). Fun fact 🤓 Cinnamon actually helps to improve insulin sensitivity (which can improve fat loss and digestive function) ✨
Plus Banana's and Stawberries contain an array of micronutrients essential for overall immunity & fibre for healthy gut function! -