Ken is one of our group class clients at West Pennant Hills and he has produced our recipe of the month for May.
"My background as a youth was swimming and then triathlon based. This healthy start to life more or less fell by the wayside when I joined the NSW Police in 1990. The Police culture of drinking and partying was a dominant factor and I lost focus, never making the time to take care of me. I ran and swam periodically, but the focus was on my active social life and not on maintaining fitness. Health and fitness continued to take a back seat in the ensuing years with marriage and then the entry into the world of my two gorgeous boys Patrick (8) and Kyle (6).
Leanne is one of our Run Club clients and she loves to cook. This month she has made a pumpkin and ricotta gnocchi. It looks delicious!!
Marnie is one of our group class clients at Epping and this is her day on a plate.
Breakfast – cup of tea with lite milk, muesli with one spoon of vanilla yoghurt with lite milk
I loved being on the challenge. So many times I would have normally procrastinated about going for a walk but being on the challenge made me go the extra mile. I would even try and start on the Sunday, so that I had one day up my sleeve in case I couldn't make it during the week. I’ve never done that before! Walking with a friend was a big thing that I had to initiate and what a bonus. Lynn and I walk every Monday now. What a great way to reignite a friendship with a neighbour. As far as the diet challenges go, I thought they challenged us to be more conscious about what we eat. When I was presented with things I shouldn't eat/drink at the time, I just thought 'well it's only for a couple of days' and the urge to eat/drink that food disappeared. It also made me more creative about my choices and constantly look for a better alternative.
Dumbbells are very useful pieces of equipment. They are heavy though and do require storage space unlike some other types of equipment. they are used for all body parts and you can do a variety of exercixes with dumbbells. Providing resistance is a good thing as it works the muscles just that little bit harder.
Craig completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science). at the University of Western Sydney in November 2012 (it was a 3 year degree). He graduates this month (April).
Last year I decided to join MBM after some prodding from a friend. Initially I was very hesitant as I really didn't participate in any sporting activity and at best maybe went for a walk twice a week. I was very keen on these classes as I saw it as a great way to lose weight and improve my fitness and energy levels.
After a big christmas, with lots of pudding, shortbread and chocolates in my belly, and quite frankly a year or so of a bit of indulging, I got to Boxing Day and I thought enough is enough! No Excuses 2013! It started that day. 26 December 2012.
Rosharnie is one of our clients at our Marsfield class and this was her day on a plate.
6.00am ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz – just waking up to alarm (a.k.a. 2 little boys jumping into our bed!)