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Moderation: The Key to Staying in Shape and Not Feeling Hard done by!

It’s that time of year again, the time where we begin to indulge in all of the sugary snacks of the holiday season, Alcohol and Rich Foods. Following Halloween and its barrage of candy coming to a close and the cold air blowing in, we begin to settle into old habits of lying on the couch under a blanket watching football eating and drinking all of the things we wouldn’t dare to during those warm summer months.

The onslaught of Christmas goodies hitting the grocery store shelves way too early and all the wines, liqueurs and beers being placed on special may make it hard to continue your quest to eat healthy and make it to those 6:30am pre work workouts.

Now there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a glass of red on the weekends or a tasty dessert, but doing so in moderation can help to avoid the acquisition of those dreaded extra holiday pounds.

Moderation is the key to enjoying the flavors of the holiday season while still enjoying taking that second long glance in the mirror enjoying the labors of all the hard work you put into those early morning workouts.

Balance my dear friends is key! That pleasant blend of exercise and nutrition, that when paired fairly will leave you happy in your Christmas outfits. Though when imbalance sets in… Cringing when you try to fit into them!

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The overhead lunge

This is a variation of the basic lunge exercise that works the entire body and has tremendous benefits for most athletes. By holding weights overhead while performing a lunge, you build upper- and- lower-body strength, increase the power and speed in the legs and improve core strength during movements.

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My Favourite Strong Core Exercise – The Renegade Row

This is one of my favourite core conditioning exercises.

The key point to this exercise is to keep the abs locked to fix the hips while you raise your hand from the ground.

Generally I see people swaying too much which means that the core is not being utilised effectively or simply isn’t strong enough to perform the exercise.

This exercise can be done with Bodyweight or with the additional weight of Dumbbells. You can also add in Mountain Climbers and Press Ups etc.

The key is NOT to lift more weight, it is to keep the hips still!

Strong Core Exercise

Preserving Muscle with Age

Have you ever heard that at a certain age you begin to lose muscle?

Well, although this is true to a degree, it isn’t that we hit 30 and our muscle just withers away, it is as a direct result of how we fuel and stimulate our body!

If you work hard to keep the muscle that you already have and feed your body with a satisfactory blend of Proteins, Carbs and Fats, then you won’t lose that nice firm look like most people do by the age of forty.

The good news is that looking great at any age is entirely possible for ANY male or female! But don’t assume that it will take you no effort to achieve this, it takes effort in the gym and discipline throughout the day in the kitchen.

It really doesn’t matter what your starting point is, starting at any point is 1000 times better (and smarter) than not starting at all and today I have some more helpful tips for you!

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Green Thai Curry

Dear All,

The first thing that many of you associate with losing body fat is depravation. The blandness of diet food jumps into your mind, Muesli, Salad etc etc.

Well… It doesn’t have to be that way, here is my recipe for my last meal of the day last night, built from Protein, Fat and Unlimited Veg. This could also be eaten at Lunch on an Interval day with my S.i.A Fat Loss plan.

It is Chicken and Prawn Green Thai Curry Soup.

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