Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The breakfast bash up!

Morning to you all...

So it's nothing new for me to talk about breakfast, and in the past have posted various videos and articles. However it still seems to be a real stumbling block for people, and in many can set a bad trend that lasts throughout the day. In my experience with clients (and myself) I have learned the importance of breaking away from the 'so called' breakfast foods, and open yourself up to more choices that are typically eaten later in the day! One question I get asked more than ever is "what do you eat for breakfast"? So for the next three days I am going to tell you!
Organic diced beef (grilled)
Served on oatcakes
2 poached eggs on the top and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds.
Water and organic coffee served in a floral mug... Because I'm a dam rockstar!

Now I know what your thinking, "oh I could never eat that for breakfast", but have you ever tried? The golden rule with breakfast is-
1) Always give yourself enough time to prepare good choices (hitting snooze means morning panic and reverting back to convenient and crappy breakfasts!)
2) be more open minded with food choices
3) buy yourself a floral mug... They are the pinnacle of masculinity! Every house needs one

Breakfast two to come tomorrow...
Have a happy and healthy day.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Guest Author Mike Manning with Fitness on the Road!

Always flattered when I get people wanting to post on my Blog, so if any of my idols in industry happen to read this (paul chek, Sean Croxton, Robb Wolf or Dr Kelly Starrett) and want part of the Fitjoy action please hit me up! 

So article below written by Mike Manning, and is an insight into the importance of Exercise when on the road or travelling. You can check out Mikes blogs on the link below. Hope you enjoy. 

Staying Fit While On the Road by Mike Manning 

When it comes to eating well, we tend to think about our own kitchens. However, the truth of the matter is that plenty of us spend a lot of time on the road, and when this happens, all of our goals go right out of the window! Take a moment to consider what your options are going to be when you are thinking about traveling. Prevention.com states that while there is nothing wrong with enjoying your vacation, you need to be aware of how you can stop your vacation from ruining your fitness goals.

Living the Fit Lifestyle on the Road
Lots of people are thinking about getting more fit, and you'll find that with just by keeping a few things in mind, you are going to be able to get your exercise done while away from home. On a recent trip to Las Vegas I made sure to do my research on some of the best reviews sites for the best Las Vegas hotels. From this, I was able to check out the amenities and see what my friends, and expert reviewers deemed as the best hotels for my buck. For example, look for hotels that have great fitness studios or that offer boot camp/yoga classes. Good exercise can even affect the way that you fly. Consider the fact that the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport now has walking paths strictly for exercise in some concourses. These exercise trends are beginning to take over travel and the travel business.

Stop and Exercise
Have you ever got out of the car and been ready to fall over? Driving or riding in a car is stressful to the body, and because of that, a little bit of exercise is a good idea. Many of us feel groggy or tired when we first get up after a drive, so consider doing ten or twenty jumping jacks instead. This can leave you feel much more invigorated.

Being Mindful

Remember that when you are on the road, you are not going to have the same access to the healthy food that you would like. It can be pretty hard to pass up the convenience of fast food if you are hungry, and that is where meal and snack planning comes in. It never helps to be hungry when you are traveling, so instead, make sure that if you are going to snack, that you have the right snacks on you. Having a granola bar can fend off the hunger pangs when you are driving, and it can keep you going until you get to a healthier alternative.