Water is good for you!🧜♀️ Swimming and water exercises are good for your body as well as your mind. Being in the water is therapeutic and has a host of other benefits as well.
Water exercises are easy on your joints they keep you injury free and work well for rehabilitation, for those people recovering from injuries or physical setbacks.
Water adds resistance this helps make you strong, again without causing injury which you may suffer if you overstrain/train in a gym with weights.
Swimming/ water exercises tone your muscles, help with your overall flexibility and keep you supple.
Exercising in the water makes inch loss attainable and keeps your body cool especially if you live in the hot climes.
Swimming as a sport supports your spine, helps strengthen your core and leads to an overall good posture.
Water exercise makes you burn calories and like every exercise it works on your endorphins so once you’re done with your time in the water, mentally you feel like a million bucks.
I have found that most people once they connect with water find it a good place to unwind and recharge. So do yourself a good deed and find a pool.
#swim #wateraerobics #exercise #motivation #takemetothewater #coach #fitmom #lifeasiknowit #therapy #endorphins #feelgood #dontsweatthesmallstuff
After a good leg workout, a good lean protein packed, nutrient dense meal is what I needed.
Cajun shrimp and rice.
Macros per serving:
44C 7F 48P *shrimp*
24oz raw shrimp
Tbl minced garlic
1 each large green & red bell pepper julienned
1 large sweet onion julienned
2 celery stalks sliced
*reserve 1/4 of each veggie and chop for the rice
2 tsp cajun seasoning *rice*
1 cup rice
2 cups chicken stock
2 tbl tomato paste
1tbl minced garlic
1 tsp cajun seasoning
Sautee veggies for the rice until softened, add garlic and rice cook until rice starts to brown lightly, add cajun seasoning and stock, & tomato paste. cover and simmer for 20 min.
Meanwhile in large sautee pan cook remaining julienned veggies in olive oil until just starting to soften, add garlic, shrimp, and cajun seasoning, mix well, cover, and steam until rice is done. Serve, enjoy!
#fitfood #healthycarbs #healthymomma #fitmomma #cleaneating #feedingmuscles #eatright #feelgood #trainharder
Prepped by @amircannon
Prep done! Approx 2700 calories / macros 214/276/70 P/C/F.
Meal 1 - 140g minsley steel cut oats, 1/4 cup golden raisins, banana.
Meal 2 - 6oz 93/7 ground turkey, 1/2 cup brown rice, onions, tomato, romaine lettuce, guac (use water on top to somewhat prevent browning). Meal 3 - 6oz lean steak, 8oz yams.
Meal 4 - 8oz grilled chicken breast, 10 oz mixed bell peppers.
Supplement - Post workout protein shake.
Meals seasoned with @flavorgod seasonings. No random additives and also that they are low sodium.
Q & A:
Q:Isn't eating the same thing for 5 days boring
A: Nope! It's easy, convenient and I save money = less stress and a higher quality of life, can't put a price on that!
Q: How often do you eat
A: About every 2-3 hours, but I haven't seen any study proving that eating small frequent meals speeds up your metabolism. Point me to it if you have one👍. Q: Do you freeze your meals
A: No, I only refrigerate them. Never have problems doing this. Your call here.
Q: Why don't you freeze your meals
1. I personally believe you don't need to, ur call here.
2. I'll forget to thaw the meals, it's bound to happen, then what
3. Space! My freezer is a lot smaller than my fridge.
Q: How long does it take to prep these meals
A: Usually takes about 2 hours, but about 4-5 hours at first.
Q: How does the food taste after a few days
A: To me food properly stored tastes the same on day 1 as it does on day 5.
Q: What kind of containers do you use
A: @mealprepdaily containers.
Q: Do you reheat your food
A: Yes, (containers - BPA free) microwaved.
Q: How can I figure out my calorie / macro requirements
A: I would suggest using Myfitnesspal.
Q: What do you eat the other 2 days
A: Lean meats / sushi / brown rice / veggies. Just within the same macros.
Q: Can I just copy your meal plan for myself
A: No, you should create your meal plan based on your specific goals and body type.
So yesterday I wrapped up yet another round of what is probably known as my “swoll mate” program 😂🤷🏼♀️. .
I decided not to take before and after pictures this round as I am to the point in my fitness journey where I am more about maintaining vs drastic changes. I also want to show people that it is possible to maintain and not fall victim to the constant yo-yo affect. .
Instead I leave you with what is my FIRST before picture. My first picture I took when I decided it was time to do something about being uncomfortable in my skin. .
No, this did not happen overnight. There was no quick fix. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs in between these two pictures but what stands out overall it is the consistency that I pour into my health. .
If you are ready to take control of your health and tired of being uncomfortable, we need to talk. I am not asking you to restrict yourself of any food groups, drink nasty tea, or take diet pills. ❤️ .
It’s totally possible. You just have to want to change more than want to stay the same🤷🏼♀️
Happy Easter to you all! Here’s @hayleycotterell our resident no-nonsense uni student nutritionists brekky... Hot Striped Avocado Sourdough Toast and Easter Pastured Eggs. Hehehe 😉
KIWI BENEFITS😋 Read until the end for some surprising information🧐 // Did you know kiwis contain more vitamin C than oranges do They’re also rich in vitamin K, E, folate, and potassium. Kiwis are a great source of fiber and contain lots of antioxidants🤩 // MORE BENEFITS THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF:
🥝Help treat asthma
🥝Boost immune system
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🥝Decreases risk for heart attacks and strokes
Wow😍😍😍 Tag a friend who loves kiwi🥝🥝🥝 // Follow @vibethehealthyway for more life changing tips & don’t forget to double tap our picture so it will be easier for others to see this vital information🤗
T H A N K Y O U ✨
I would like to give a massive T H A N K Y O U to everyone who has supported me in this little side wellness business I’ve started ❤️ You know who you are! Your level of commitment to YOU~ putting yourself (and for some of you, your family’s) health first and sharing your journey along the way completely lights up my world. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU❤️❤️❤️