DAY 20: PUSH-UPS + TWIST // Happy Weekend Y’all!! 😎 Little fact : Did you know that the shoulders are part of the largest joints of the body? To function properly, our joint as to go over a lot a movement, including twisting and rotating in order to maintain a great mobility in our everyday moves. The thing is that the human body has become a lot more sedentary over the years, reducing the frequency of joint rotations to the minimum. 😶
For those of you out there who work in an office all day for example, this is an excellent exercise to counter risks of developing rounded shoulders. This happens when the front muscles of the shoulders get too tight so the back muscles get more and more tired over time (creating this impression of the shoulders leaning forward). As the plank help the core develop a great stability and support the spine, the rotation of the shoulder helps in the flexibility. So combining both of them, is a great combo to counter these compensations. You can even use this move as a warm-up before your resistance workout. 👍🏼
Be gentle with your body this morning and try to do this exercise. All you gotta do is 2 sets on each side for 8 reps!
Homemade turmeric and sweet potato hummus 😍
I'm going to do everyone a favour and leave the recipe here for you. So screenshot it or save it, do what you have to but make sure you make this! It's such a healthy snack, essentially fool proof, so quick and easy.. and freakin delicious! Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, all that good ish. -
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 can white beans (cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon tahini
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil -
Preheat your oven to 175C/350F. Toss the sweet potato with spices and garlic and place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until potato is tender. Let it cool before adding to your food processor with the remaining ingredients, except the olive oil. Blend until combined, then with the motor running, slowly pour olive oil until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Taste test to adjust (I added a bit extra lemon cause I like the citrus hit and a bit more olive oil, all to which you prefer). Optional - drizzle olive oil on top with some chilli flakes for a kick 🔥 #foodie#hummus#tumeric#sweetpotato#tahini#delicious#vegan#vegetarian#glutenfree
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Hope everyone has a good weekend! This is definitely the time where I fall off track - I don't exactly overeat it's more like I under eat! So going to try my hardest to keep on track today! •
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#PPCG day 3&4, phase 1, wk 2☑️
I took the last two days off as I felt so rough with this cold so did both day 3&4 today, but only did half the back extensions (they're a killer!). So now it's time to start the massive pile of work I have🙃🙃 5 1/2 weeks til I'm done with uni and can chillax🙃
Hasn't even been a month of uni but i'm already droowwninnggg is that even possible? Also, it is so hard to take care of my meals. I've been eating the same thing for the past 2-3 days. I like what i'm eating but i would seriously lovee some variety. I'm going to try and make more interesting meals with the same ingredients the next few weeks. Try. I need to buy more snacks too because IM LITERALLY HUNGRY ALL THE TIME. In other news i've been hurting at my lower back so i'm going to see a physio and if it's bad i might stop BBG and focus on yoga much much more. Hope everyone is having a good weekend 💕
🙄👌Here's a great tip. Read on.
Although action is important, committing to your goals FIRST is even more important.
How often have you heard a person say that they have tried everything weight loss and yet failed to lose any weight?
Number 1, they didn't try everything. They just use that as an excuse.
Number 2, they didn't commit to success.
Weight loss doesn't work if you just 'try' to lose weight, put in 'some' efforts and decide whether you want to continue to put in further efforts depending on whether you see results.
Weight loss WILL only happen if you make a commitment to do whatever it takes to lose weight daily. Even if nothing goes right, you HAVE to persevere. Even if everything goes smoothly, you HAVE to stay focused and take nothing for granted.
Only such ridiculous levels of commitment for at least 6 to 12 months will result in significant weight loss results.
Of course, the more weight you want to lose, the longer the period of 'commitment' you need.
After you see success, you will then be truly inspired, and believe it's possible for you.
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SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAYS 🙌🏼🍚🍛🍱🍲sometimes you just need to take a night off & have takeaways for dinner! Dave and I tried a new Thai place and it was 😍!! EVEN STILL: I try to stick to the same rules for portion control that I follow all the time. Serve up your regular portion size, eat it slowly, enjoying your favourite food - you deserve it! I find that rather than mindlessly serving up TONS of takeaway I can still enjoy it all in moderation✨💗
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I hate mountain climber push-ups. I used to skip them when they were in my workouts. I've finally come to the conclusion that I'm just going to keep hating them until I master them. I feel like we all have that one movement we hate doing - those are the movements that really challenge our bodies and minds and the ones that we should be practicing more often! It's tough, but I just keep telling myself to MOVE GIRL and get it done, and each day it gets done a little easier. My form isn't perfect, but I'm slowly getting better at these bad boys - what's your most challenging move?! *check out my story for how I usually end this exercise*