Day 3! How are you all getting on? I love these ones! Enjoy!xx
Here is Day 2!
Bikini and board short season is fast approaching so here is the challenge for May… a NEW Core exercise every single day! If you have been following me you will have been doing your 100 Functional Squats AND or Lunges every day in March, then we added in 30 functional press ups every day, so now in May here is the core challenge…
Watch the video and give it a go!
Hello Lovely People!!! I’ve missed you!! It’s great to be back! As many of you know I have been working away for the past few weeks and have had a great few weeks, I got the chance to work in a very cool new gym in Saudi, where I was helping to get lots of women new to exercise doing lots of cool, new, functional exercises!
In the few weeks there I saw some really amazing changes, women who had never exercised before literally changed right before my eyes, some struggled with certain movements and found the exercises sometimes a little strange (I’m sure many can relate ) but the thing I was most inspired by was the determination and the fact that these amazing women came every single day and did these exercises daily, nailing them within a few sessions…
So… this leads me on to The March 100 daily Challenge… Put your hands up… Who would like leaner, longer, more toned, sexy legs? Me, me, me!! Who would like an even perkier bottom that could crack walnuts? Me again!!! Who would like to feel great every day and boost their metabolism? I’m in!!!
Awesome!!! So every day in March (or the next 30 days, I was supposed to put this up on Friday) we will together, perform either 100 squats or 100 lunges, if your feeling particularly crazy… 100 lunges on each leg… if you miss a day 400 lunges (Sorry Saturday morning bootcampers ) OHHHH, it’s all a bit exciting and all in time for Spring shorts! Yay!
Why? You might ask, well, the science bit states that the biggest muscles in the body are in the legs and bottom, so when we perform big movements using these large muscles we will speed up our metabolic rate, this will stay high for hours after training, we will get blood pumping which will make us feel happy, then even happier in 30 days when we have a bum Pippa Middleton would be envious of!
It is said that training these awesome muscles also helps us to naturally produce our human growth hormone. The benefits of this are to improve lean muscle mass (ladies, we will never look like Arnie doing some squats and eating salads, it takes a hell of a lot of food and hours and hours of training to get those results and more testosterone than we could possibly have, but you will like what you see!) When performing lunges, we lengthen through our abs, meaning we get a great Core workout, mix this with 3D movement, you all know my crazy lunges, we also lengthen through our quads, we will throw some inner thigh in there for good measure plus a shed load of glutes and we will be sweating in no time!
So, I will post some workouts on my youtube channel, see the link at the side. Then all you have to do is press play and join in! Easy as peas!
Right, I’m off to do some more Lunges! Enjoy!!
It’s great to be back my lovelies! Have a wonderful day!xx
Good morning all!
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!
I have to admit I have been feeling a little sorry for myself, last week I had a bit of a cold and was feeling a bit stessed about moving house. I kept my diet very clean (as always) but my exercise slipped, I still did some, but not enough, which is silly as I know that working out always makes me feel awesome!
68 days ago I made a promise to myself that I would be able to do 30 full, on my toes, functional press ups by christmas and have washboard abs. There is nothing I love more about Christmas than being able to fully enjoy the day, feeling clean, lean and fitting in my jeans!
When I was younger and far heavier and very unhealthy, Christmas used to be a day of binging, eating chocolate all morning, stuffing a Veggie nut roast etc. in followed by a not-that-tasty deserts and then not-so-good cheap, nasty chocolates, even eating the ones I hated, as they were all that were left. I would then feel sick, wake up the next day with a headache, clothes feeling tighter and doing it all again.
So last night Matt and I were talking and it hit me that with everything going on that I couldn’t change, the one thing I did control was my attitude towards our situation.
I realised it is 22 days until Christmas and I know it takes 21 days to either break a habit or make a new one, so I decided there and then that I still have time to reach all of my goals (not extend the time frame!).
I have the next 21 days to do some really positive things and create some new habits!
1. Goal- 30 Press ups – I will do my press ups every morning before my green smoothie
2. Goal – 2 Full Pull-ups – I will hang from my bar every day and get a partner to support me in assisted pullups
3. Goal – To feel more energised – I will think about everything I have and how lucky I am instead of what is hard, after all, it is character building! Every time I think I can’t be bothered I will do 20 multi plane star jumps or burpies, to get the heart pumping!
I hope this post inspires you to kick defeat in the butt and that anything is possible! It is never too late!
I will post my video of my Christmas day abs and press ups in 22 days!
What will you do before Christmas?
Have a great Christmas!
Hello Lovely Athletes!
I hope this post finds you well!
As most of you know I am on a bit of a mission to get super lean for Christmas. It can be so easy to stay in maintenance of you body shape and fitness levels, when deep down you really want more, so I am going to share with you my tips that will help you to get that flat stomach for Christmas!
Tip 1 – Get hydrated! Yes I know, we always say this, but our bodies are 70% water! The first thing we cannot live without is oxygen (meditation – I will post about this later), the second thing is water (so start drinking now!) Then the third thing is food, so you see how important the water is!
Try drinking 1/2 liter to 1 liter of water on rising, after brushing your teeth, wait 20 minutes (water dilutes your digestive juices, so try to minimise water intake with meals, but drink lots of the wet stuff inbetween) then have your green smoothie for breakfast, if you are really hungry, 20 minutes after your smoothie have some food, think fruit or porridge made with the best quality oats or groats you can find, add some spices to speed up your metabolism.
Tip 2 – Food combining
This really makes the biggest difference for me! It keeps my stomach flat and digestion brilliant, plus my energy is always awesome when I stick to this! Check out my easy to follow table below
Give these two things a go this week and see if you notice the difference!
Have a great day and keep moving!
Check out the core stick in action! You will love it as much as all of my wonderful athletes do! It works the core unconsciously, which means with my instructions, you can’t go wrong! Everyone is loving how much they can feel the difference! I will be starting a class very soon!