Hey Guys! It’s Monday again! This week I thought I would post something a little different!
I’m introducing one of my amazing Clients ANDREA! She answered some questions about her Health and Fitness Journey: Check out her answers and her before and after pics!
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE?
Everyone has a moment or event in their life that makes them stop and question their current position. For me, it was not being able to shop in the average clothes stores. I was finding that size 16 was no longer a comfortable fit. Alongside this, I noticed I was no longer expressing my usual confident characteristics. This meant change was needed AS.
WHAT HAVE YOU ACHIEVED SO FAR?
This is a big question. What have I not achieved is a smaller question! I have now lost 12 kg, I am almost in a healthy BMI reading, my measurements are melting away, I am a size 14 (although in the awkward between size 12 and 14 stage) and I can now run a km in just over 5 minutes (something I never thought possible). I’ve achieved goals I didn’t think were possible this quickly without cheating.
WHAT TRAINING ARE YOU CURRENTLY DOING?
Basically a mixture of cardio and weights. I aim for at least half my work out to be interval training.
TYPICAL DAY OF NUTRITION:
I find that I tend to only eat carbs before 12pm, otherwise I feel too heavy and bloated at the gym after work and Uni.
I try to eat different everyday so that I don’t get bored and lost in my cravings.
I always start my day with a banana protein shake with added baby spinach (I promise you can’t taste it).
Lunch is generally a chicken ceaser salad and dinner varies. If I feel really hungry at lunch I will eat a heavier meal, and have my planned lunch for dinner.
I find weight watcher meals are very handy with my busy schedule.
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE EXERCISE?
At the moment, weirdly enough, it’s my 1 km run on the treadmill. I am trying to get my time under 5 minutes. Competing against myself keeps me motivated. Other than that, I generally enjoy all ab workouts.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHEAT MEAL?
I love all food! But, I always find my cheat meal is the classic chicken sub from subway!
IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Know why you want to change, and continuously use it to drive you. When you are breaking, remember why you wanted the change in the first place, and how you will feel if in 6 months’ time you did achieve it.
HOW LONG HAS IT TAKEN TO REACH THIS POINT?
I started at Bailey’s gym 3 month ago! Before that, I was very unfit and living a very unhealthy life style.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FAST, HEALTHY MEAL?
I love making high quality mincemeat with Mexican flavours, chopping some avocado, tomato, red onion and sprinkling it on top, then serve it with a scoop of Greek yogurt. It’s my taco-less-taco
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST HURDLE AND HOW DID YOU OVER COME IT?
My biggest issue was with commitment and time. I was very fortunate and blessed, that when I told my best friend how unhappy I was with my body and fitness level, she jumped right on board and has gymed with me every day. We keep each other motivated. As for time, we just decided that we are too busy with Uni and work to gym during the day, so we need to be realistic and we gym every night at 7.30-8 o clock. We gym in the day when we can, but we are becoming gym junkies now and on those days we find ourselves out of routine back at the gym that night for our 8 o clock session.
I am super proud of Andrea! She has done such a great job! I hope reading this was inspiring and Motivating!
Also, here’s a workout I tried with some clients this week. I got the idea off watching Ashy Bine’s reality show on You Tube (I’m addicted! haha). Basically you do ten exercises, 10 reps and 10 seconds rest. I had my clients repeat 3 times through. Have a great week! x