Kayla Itsines is our flavour of the month so what better way
to kick off the New Year than with a healthy summer salad!
“My morning schedule is always busy, so by lunchtime I’m ready for a good
meal! I like to include carbs in my lunch to keep my energy levels up for example;
croutons, quinoa or brown rice. Homemade tuna salad is a favourite
of mine! It’s really easy to make, but is so yummy.”
¼ cup Mint (to chop)
¼ cup Basil (to chop)
1/3 cup diced Cucumber
1/3 cup diced Capsicum
10 Cherry tomatoes
¼ cup Bocconcini
Your choice of carb, croutons, quinoa or brown rice
Sticky balsamic dressing
“You can always play around by using lemon & cracked
pepper as dressing or having grilled salmon or
chicken instead of tuna – the choice is yours!”
Ten Tips to Get You Started:
Listen to YOUR body! Find an exercise regime that you can keep consistently – consistency is my NUMBER 1 tip to a healthier and happier you. You can’t constantly put your body through major changes such as taking your health seriously, then not caring at all. Find an exercise routine that works for YOU and stick to it!
Make protein your go-to! Try and make sure that protein is included in your diet on a day-to-day basis. Protein is perfect at any time of the day. It helps boost your metabolism, aids in junk food cravings and can help to regulate your hormones.
Make time, don’t find time. It’s not easy, but all of your consistency and dedication WILL pay off. After exercise and eating a healthy diet for a certain time, it wont be a chore it will become a habit! Your new healthy lifestyle!
Rehabilitate your body. It’s VITAL that you spend time on rehabilitation. Two main forms of this are basic stretching and foam rolling. Foam rolling after your work out can bring a number of benefits to your body. It can aid flexibility, increase blood-flow and help loosen up muscle tissue. Foam rolling is also fantastic for preventing injury associated with regular, strenuous exercise.
Pick a workout buddy! If you’re trying to ensure that you’re keeping active this New Year, pick a friend that will be there every step of the way. You can motivate each other, push each other and more importantly watch each other grow in strength! There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition.
Surround yourself with support. Make sure that you surround yourself with family and friends that lift you up and support you. By surrounding yourself with positivity you’re more likely to achieve your goals.
Write it down. Make sure you write down your weekly or monthly exercise goals, if it’s there, then there’s more chance of you doing it. It might seem simple, but try it – it works!
Changeover time – this is a small tip that has huge results. I tell this to my clients all the time, keep your intensity up and cut out any changeover time.
Incorporate high intensity resistance training! A lot of girls these days are time poor between working and socialising with friends and family. High intensity resistance training means that you can fit in a high intensity workout in a short period of time, whilst still getting amazing results. These types of workouts can be found in my Bikini Body Training Guide and only take 28 minutes! That’s less than 2% of your day!
Healthy alternatives! Don’t go with the all or nothing attitude, eating healthy is not as difficult as people have been mislead to believe. You CAN still have a social life, eat foods you like and more importantly eat a variety of foods but just make healthier choices. A great example is healthy home made pizzas! Gather your friends around, use a wholemeal wrap, add chicken, rocket, home made tzatziki, cherry tomatoes and a touch of goats cheese.
SOURCE: THE ICONIC BLOG – Read entire story here.