Never... I have always been fascinated with being strong!!
45 mins - 1 hour
Being the Ambassador for GNC LiveWell here in Australia, Promoting a healthy active lifestyle has always been a passion for me and being able to do this whist being a fit active mother to my two children is a dream come true.
3 years. When I had my 2 Children I was quite ill, exercise really
didn’t agree with me at the time!!
I have had to come up with creative ways to stay active at home, having two babies and being home alone meant I couldn't get to the gym. There is always ways to improvise. If you want something badly enough you can achieve it no matter what.
Enjoy the process, if you fall off the wagon, get straight back on. It doesn't matter so much that you fell off... what matters is that you get back on!!
I make sure I have designated "cheat" meals and have designed a protein pancake recipe with satisfies my sweet tooth without a negative impact on my diet.
Anyone who is Fit and feminine my favourites at the moment are Nicole Wilkins- Lee and of course my fellow Australian posing coach Ellena Reidie (Checkout Ellena Reidie's interview with CutAndJacked.com)
Interval training - Sprinting and walking with the pram. My children have spent hundreds of miles in the pram. The best investment for a fit mother is a pram that is easy to push and comfortable for the children.
I change my routine during the year, at the moment I split my program into four parts.
Monday: Chest & Tri's
Chest press, Incline Bench press, Incline dumbbell fly, Tricep dips, Tricep pushdowns
Squats,One leg leg press,Lunges,Hamstring Curls, Reverse Hyperextensions
Power wheel session for core
Shoulder Press, Side lateral raises, Front plate raises, Rear delt fly, Calf raises
Saturday: Back, Bi's and Abs
Chin ups, Lat pull downs, Barbell rows, Dumbbell bicep curls, Hanging V raises
Lean protein, tonnes of Green veggies and salad
My carbs come from Gluten free oats, brown rice and sweet potato.
A multi-vitamin is often overlooked but essential, it fills any nutritional gaps,
especially when dieting.
A protein powder such as GNC LiveWells Lo Carb Delight for after training and keeping up protein intake on the go.
When I'm working out I always sip on GNC's Rapid Drive, which is a BCAA powder.
My Motto is: Dream, Believe, Create, Succeed
Photo credits: Mark Hamilton, GNC
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