Fizzy drink? Yes.
Large amounts of energy drinks that make me feel invincible? Hell yeah!
Water? Nah, I’ll pass.
I really disliked the taste of water, in fact I could go the whole day without a drop of water passing my lips. My ‘go-to’ hydration would be caffeine…large amounts of caffeine.
Starting at U Fit was the start of a new version of myself and I knew that there was a lot that needed to change. I knew that having so much caffeine, in either coffee or energy drinks, was a vicious circle of either tiredness or super-wired…. there was no middle ground.
After talking to my coach about how important water was to my health and training, I decided I had to get more water into my body….I just didn’t know how to get past the taste, let alone being able to swallow the amount that I needed.
I started small with just adding a cup a day with as many meals that I could. I found it really challenging because I still didn’t like the taste….it was just so bland! I had to try a different route to keep hydrated. The next step was to buy an actual water bottle….it felt a bit alien if I’m honest, and I spent most of the time trying to find one with the best colour rather than the right size!! Read more..... http://ow.ly/cLOR30fdipH
2 2217 hours ago
Now I know I’ve said this before but this week I have been so hungry. Nothing I am eating is filling me up.
I’m not on calories or a food plan, I am just doing portions. There is not really anything I can’t eat, I just have to be mindful when I am choosing what I get to make sure I am eating everything I need to….protein, carbs, fats, veggies. So I spoke to Sam this week about my food and the fact I’m so hungry. He basically just reassured me and told me to listen to my body and eat when I am hungry.
Which now leads me to my food prep. At the minute I am just taking 2 meals with me to work and I don’t want to be caught short so I am going to take another one with me (as a just incase) A hungry Bhavisha is not a happy Bhavisha hahaha.
Chicken is my go to protein, I know I need to venture out with different source but I just don’t know what. One of the great things about U Fit is the member, they are all so helpful with meal ideas and they always give me new things when I'm not sure about something.
The key for me this week has been to always be prepared and try new things!!! #ufitfamily#fitspo#fitness#leicester#gym#gains#ufit#gymtime#gainz#workout#getStrong#getfit#justdoit#youcandoit#personaltrainer#noexcuses#ufitleicester#weightlossleicester#ufitstudio#independentwomen#thurmaston#workout#gymbunny#gymbooty
1 303 days ago
I want to start with a quote from Darren Hardy’s book The Compound Effect:
“Our choices can be our best friend, or worst enemy. They can deliver us to our goals or send us orbiting into a galaxy far far away. You make your choices and then your choices make you. Every decision no matter how slight, alters the trajectory of your life.”
Apart from using a fantastic Star Wars reference (only geeks will get) Darren makes a great point.
As people, we all make decisions on a daily basis that alters the remainder of our day, week, month, and potentially year. These choices may seem small, yet in time, build to become something much greater.
For example, take the habits that we promote at U Fit Studio. On the face of it they can seem small, insignificant in the grand scheme of your day. However, over time, they will build into the foundations that will shape the choices that you continue to make.
When faced with a choice that impacts our health or wellbeing each decision can take us down a path towards our goal, or further away.
Hardy continues by saying:
“The first step towards change is awareness. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination.”
The coaches at U Fit encourage clients to be aware of the choices that they are making. Not by judging, but instead by understanding the route that is being chosen. Supporting and guiding a client towards their goals by calling into focus the options that are available to them, as well as the one that they have chosen.
The path may seem long, it may take detours along the way. As coaches, we are the passengers in your journey, there to guide you back to your path and towards your goal, which ever galaxy that may be!
0 166 days ago
Squid rings with lime
I love calamari, but because it is with flour, it doesn’t love me so I made my own squid rings the other night which ended up being delicious.
128g squid rings (Sainsbury’s taste the difference ones were good)
10g almond flour
5g olive oil
tamari (a shake to taste)
1/2 fresh lime juice
If you want some carbs baby new potatoes would go very well!
Mix the almond flour, herbs and chilli flakes in a bowl. Dry the squid rings with some kitchen roll. Put them in the dry mix and stir so all are covered. Heat the oil in a frying pan, throw the squid ring mix in. Cook until they curl up and inside out (pretty cool to watch), add the broccoli, lime juice and tamari. Serve immediately. 10 mins max to cook 🙂 #ufitfamily#fitspo#fitness#leicester#gym#gains#ufit#gymtime#gainz#workout#getStrong#getfit#justdoit#youcandoit#personaltrainer#noexcuses#ufitleicester#weightlossleicester#ufitstudio#independentwomen
Past experiences in food shopping were pretty unorganised and chaotic. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to buy…and I mean rough. The reality was that once behind the wheels of the trolley the route around the supermarket would be an endless parade of going up and down each aisle grabbing things that I liked the look of. By the time I got to the till it would be overflowing with packets of convenience food and snacks.
The icing on the trolley-cake would be at the checkout whereby something of a chocolate nature would literally throw itself from the shelf and into my trolley….okay, maybe more than one…and okay it didn't throw itself, you get the idea!
Joining U fit it was clear that I lot of changes in my life could be made and one of them was the way in which I approached shopping. Talking to my coach we looked at ways that I could gain more control over what I was intending to eat for the week. Rather than go unprepared to the supermarket I would go armed with a shopping list and the commitment that what was on the list was all that could be bought.
It took practice and it didn't come easy. With so much on offer in every aisle it was a challenge to stick to the list. Over time I noticed that my shopping trolley was getting emptier as it got to the till and I even resulted in using the smaller trolley! Not only that, I knew what I wanted to eat and what ingredients I needed. It meant that all the convenience meals were gone and the snacks were missing.
So, what about the pesky kamikaze chocolate treats? Instead of hitting the bottom of my trolley they now hit the floor as I turn my trolley in the other direction. #ufitfamily#fitspo#fitness#leicester#gym#gains#ufit#gymtime#gainz#workout#getStrong#getfit#justdoit#youcandoit#personaltrainer#cleaneating#noexcuses#ufitleicester#weightlossleicester#ufitstudio#independentwomen#strongisthenewskinny#cleaneating#lose2jeansizes
Fresh sheets, cold pillows, lazy stretches and duvet hogging. All little parts of the act that we call sleep.
Here are a few questions; • How do you sleep? • Do you wake in the morning full of beans, ready to face the day? • Or do you feel like a hibernating bear that’s been woken up too early, feeling like you never have enough sleep because, well, you don't!
Well, did you know: • We spend around a third of our lives asleep. • Sleep enhances muscular recovery after a hard session with your coach. • Sleeping helps re-charge your brain. • One in five adults fail to get enough sleep. • One sleep deprived night may decrease your body’s ability to burn calories asleep by 5-20%. From the above you can see that we spend a large slice of our lives in the land of nod and we need sleep to help our bodies function and thrive.
If you’re the one in five grouchy bears in the mornings what can you do to help get the amount of sleep that your body needs?
Here are some ideas that can help.
1 Tap into your natural body clock by aiming to go to bed the same time every night. By falling into the same pattern each day and night you can support your body’s natural rhythm of sleep. Your body will learn to expect sleep at the same time each evening.
2 Be aware of your caffeine consumption. Are you sensitive to caffeine? Do you notice if you drink a coffee later in the day that you struggle to switch off? If the answer is ‘Yes’ to these questions consider reducing your intake or having your last cup earlier in the day to see the difference.
3 Look at your sleeping environment. The general rule here is the darker the better. Your body loves waking up as soon as is registers daylight, therefore if it’s a sunny day expect to wake a lot earlier than you may want, or need. Think about investing in black-out blinds or curtains and remove any electrical items that may create light.
4 Create a ritual before bed. Now, this does not include scrolling through Facebook before bed, as the light from the screen will cause your brain to think it should be awake! Sleep rituals should be aimed at reducing brain activity before sleep. Fifteen minutes reading or meditation before sleep w