Monthly Archives: September 2012

Don’t Tell Me You Have No Time

Time is precious and important. I get that. You have your own life you need to live. But nothing irritates the absolute crap out of me more than when someone say “I don’t have time to exercise”. Really? You can’t find half an hour three times a week for yourself to keep you healthy??? What a load of bollocks.

Yes I said half an hour workouts, if you can do 45 minutes-awesome! If you can do more than three times a week-awesome! But seriously you only need that small amount of time to workout and see results. The key is the type of training you do and the intensity level you complete it at. You can’t just go in and stroll along on a treadmill for half an hour three times a week an expect to look amazing. What do you need? Resistance training and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). You need to get breathless and sweaty if you only have half an hour.

To give you an example, here’s the workout I did this morning:

80kg Prowler Push

10 Burpees

10 BW Alternating Lunges

10 Jumping Squats

10 Mountain Climbers (each leg)

All I did was push the prowler to one end of the group fitness room then completed the body weight exercises. Then I repeated it five more times. By the end of it I was breathless, sweaty and thoroughly worn out. Seriously my face was red for the next 45 minutes.

So how long did that take me? I started at 7:06am and was done by 7:27am, this includes getting the prowler from it’s home and collecting two of the weight plates I needed. 21 minutes total. Pretty good huh?

Stop making excuses that you don’t have time to train, make the time-you don’t need that much if you train effectively! Have a go at the above workout and let me know how you go with it.

* If you don’t have access to a prowler, simply flip a flat bench upside down and use that instead.

Happy Training

D

 

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Basil Turkey Meatloaf-Seriously Easy Meal!

This recipe is sooo freaking easy a child could make it! Plus it makes six serves so it can either feed a lot or be several ready made meals. Here we go:

Ingredients:

1kg Turkey Mince (or any kind of mince)

2 eggs, whisked

1 cup almond flour/meal

1 cup fresh basil, chopped

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon dried parsley

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  3. Spread over a meatloaf pan
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes (until centre is cooked)
  5. Serve with a salad (make sure the salad has a healthy fat as there is none in the meatloaf!!)

Bon Appetite!

D