Weight Loss Success Storyadmin
How Did You Get Started In Health And Fitness?
Before I fell pregnant, I was a regular at the gym, i wore a size 8/32 and was comfortable with my weight of 54kg. A few cardio sessions a week was all I managed to do to stay in shape.
After I had my daughter (9 years ago) I didn’t like how I felt, I was wearing size 36, bordering on 38..So I decided to do something about it. I did extensive research.
I started seeing such great results in not only my outer appearance but also in my attitude and my overall well-being that it made me realize that this is something I will always want to do. I enjoy LEARNING about everything fitness has to offer and I enjoy watching myself grow and become stronger each and every day.
What Is Your Best Accomplishment So Far?
My best accomplishment in life is my daughter. Being able to raise her and TEACH her about the important things in life and seeing how great of a child she is, is simply amazing. There’s nothing that could ever top that.
What Is Your Workout Routine?
Day 1: 30 min AM cardio | Butt, Hamstrings and Quads
Day 2: Shoulders, Triceps and Biceps
Day 3: 30 min AM cardio | Back and Abs
Day 4: Butt, Quads and Calves
Day 5: 30 min AM cardio | Shoulders · Chest
Day 6: Plyometrics or Tabata style training on SABC 1 Big Breakfast Show
Day 7: REST or 10km run
What Is Your Nutrition Like?
Meal 1: Egg Whites & Oats and Indian Capsicum Tea – http://www.mamaspicesandherbs.com
Meal 2: Fruit (Apple, Grapefruit or Strawberries) Or Popcorn Perfect Low GI Popcorn (30g)
Meal 3: Chicken, Sweet Potatoes & GREEN Vegetables
Meal 4: Lean White FISH & Mixed Greens
Meal 5: Whey Protein Shake & Peanut Butter
My nutritional philosophy is pretty simple. I believe that eating NUTRITIOUS FOODS is a phenomenal path to a long term health and well-being. In general each of your meals should contain protein, nutrient dense vegetables and/or fruits, as well as healthy fats – I also use my own range of MSG Free and Preservative Free Spices in all my foods http://www.mamaspicesandherbs.com.
What Food Would We Find In Your Fridge?
In my fridge you would find a lot of delicious goodies. I love fresh fruit, especially all types of berries. Lots of veggies, sweet potatoes, chicken, eggs, low fat milk, water, yoghurt, cottage cheese and Mzansi Hot Sauce
What Supplements Do You Use?
BCAA’s ( Branch Chain Amino Acids, helps with muscle recovery from my intense weight training)
Whey Protein Powder
You Have Incredible Abs! What Are Your Favourite Exercises For Them? Tips For Getting That 6 Pack?
Something that everyone has probably heard before is the good old saying “Abs are made in the kitchen”. Proper diet is key to a lean, strong abdomen. Some of my favourite AB EXERCISES include Leg Raises, Planks, Reverse Crunches and Side Planks.
How Do You Handle Set Backs & Bad Days?
There is no magic formula that can prepare us on how to handle setbacks and bad days, however each choice that I’m make every day will impact how I handle my bad days in the feature, so I make my choices count and dedicate each day to developing my character. Doing that ALLOWS me to grow and gives me the strength and courage to handle set back with faith and positive attitude.
What Are Your Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Training Session?
Stay focused. Mind over body – Tell yourself you can do it even when your body wants to give up. You’re much stronger than you think. Train yourself to overcome pain and always push yourself to a higher level.
Give Your Best 3 Health Tips That People Can Implement Right Now:
1. DRINK lots of water
2. Stay away from COLDRINKS
3. Always KEEP a positive attitude & a positive self-image. Believing in yourself is half the battle won
Your Best Tips To Getting Into shape?
Getting into SHAPE takes a lot of discipline, it takes just as much hard work, time and discipline as any other great accomplishment in life. So set your goals and don’t let any excuses get in the way. Stay focused!
Other Than Fitness and training, What DO you do for a living?
Aside from gym and living a fit life, I am a business woman, I own 2 business http://www.mamaspicesandherbs.com and Popcorn Perfect, low GI Snacks. I am also a fitness model and brand ambassador for Oi Active living, by Monica de Almeida http://www.mdea.co.za – the have the most amazing workout wear. I am also the resident fitness instructor for SABC 1’s Big Breakfast Show – Saturdays @ 7:30am
Where Does Your Motivation Come From?
I think a positive mental attitude is the most important thing when it comes to motivating yourself to accomplish goals. Going through life I eventually LEARNED that I have the power to think, to love, to create, and do anything I want to do. I understand that where I am today is because I chose to be here, and I know that no matter where I want to go in life and no matter what I want to accomplish, I need to make the right decisions to get there. So I guess you could says that my motivation is fuel by my vision.