Jacqui is one of our Epping group class clients, and a dietitian, and this is her day on a plate.
Breakfast - 1 whole grain weetbix, lite white milk, 1/4 cup mixed raw nuts, 1/4 cup mixed dried fruit, 1/2 cup fresh berries. Glass of fresh orange juice. Sometimes a coffee.
I had been overweight and unfit my entire life and after a bad pregnancy with my daughter and peaking at 110kg 3 months after she was born I decided I had to do something about it. Over the ensuing 2 years I lost 40ish kg and part of this regime I took up running (more like shuffling) for the first time in my life. I entered the Mothers Day Classic 4km and was strangely hooked. So I decided this was a good way to keep the weight off, keep entering myself in fun runs and I had no choice but to keep running. But I wasn’t very good at it and it was really lonely going off to all these events by myself. I was losing my enthusiasm when one of my girlfriends got the MBM Running Clinic flyer in her mailbox and gave it to me and I have never looked back.
Our recipe of the month is brought to you by Belinda, Beth and Giz who are three of our lovely personal training clients in West Pennant Hills. Julie and Kaz recently attended a Halloween Party at their home and were treated to this delicious risotto in capsicums that had little scary faces cut out of them!
Many people think of the core as a six pack or strong, toned abdominal muscles but the abdomen only makes up a small part of the core. The core is also made up of muscles which are located in the shoulder girdle, back, buttocks and pelvis, including the pelvic floor. So basically all of the muscles from the bottom of the glutes, or the gluteal folds, to the top of the cervical spine.
Stress is often described as a feeling of being overloaded, wound up tight, tense and worried. We all experience stress at times. When we face a stressful event, our bodies respond by activating the nervous system and releasing hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol. The hormones increase our heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, metabolism and muscle tension. Our pupils dilate and our perspiration rate increases. While these physical changes can sometimes help to motivate us to get a task finished, or perform well they can cause other physical or psychological symptoms if the stress is ongoing and the physical changes don’t settle down.
Our recipe of the month is brought to you by Mel who is one of our Ryde Run Club members.
I was at a stage in my life where I knew I had to make some changes. I was eating all the wrong foods and hardly exercising and as a result had gained a lot of weight.
As we move into yet another year as a small business, I share my yearly statistics and my thoughts on what happened throughout the year. Many of our clients do take an interest in us as a business, which is fantastic, so I enjoy candidly sharing what has gone on over the last 12 months to give a perspective of where we are at.
Nadine is one of our West Pennant Hills clients as well as being the Admin Whizz for MBM. This is her day on a plate.
Breakfast – if I do a morning run
This recipe is brought to you by Jacqui Hoggan who is one of our Epping clients. Jacqui is also a Dietitian.