We are assuming (we don’t like to assume but we can get away with this one) if you’re reading this blog you are:
- leading a healthy lifestyle
- getting back into a healthy lifestyle after falling off the track (we’ve all done it!)
- starting your journey to a healthy lifestyle
- saw a photo of some delicious looking meal and just want the recipe (if this is you, keep scrolling to the bottom of the post!)
Four words: GO YOU GOOD THINGS!
You should be super proud of yourselves—tell yourself how awesome you are…go on, do it now! Tell your whole family! No the whole world!
Please note: we just consumed almond milk iced coffees, therefore we may be a little over excited!
Positive affirmation outer the way (tick), now back to business.
We mention it all the time, do what works for you and do what makes you feel good. This week we want to remind you all (and ourselves) to listen to your bodies.
We know how frustrating it can be. You plan your work out for the week ahead and TWANG there goes your back. You want to keep pushing through the pain and finish the workout with wobbly legs and all…
STOP… maybe you should re-think this?
After all, you only have one body…so look after it—especially if you plan on exercising for the rest of your life (we sure do!)
This means if your back is hurting, it might be a good idea to skip the jump squats at boxing class and have a week off weight training. Instead, use your own body weight as resistance and focus on exercises that don’t cause pain (bad pain that is). You can also use this time to re-evaluate your diet. Make sure you are eating super clean and lean for the week and stick to low impact work outs—we love walking on a steep incline on the treadmill (don’t forget to squeeze those cheeks (butt cheeks that is) and hold in your abs).
Prevention is the key. We pay close attention to our technique with all exercises and movements and we find that a weekly yoga session can really help.
We are believers in the benefits of soft tissue therapy. An hour of pain, yet you feel the benefits instantly. For all you Canberran’s, we go to Clinic 88.
Last but definitely not least, we do not use our injury as an excuse to eat bad, do no exercise and feel sorry for ourselves. This only makes it worse!
Speaking of eating clean…here is a quick, easy and delicious paleo mexican chicken bake recipe! Tastes just like an enchilada…minus the (tummy twisting) tortilla (who needs ’em anyway!?)
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- 4 full chicken breasts
- 3 tbs coconut oil melted
- 2 tbs paprika
- 2 avocados
- 2 capsicum diced
- juice of a lime
- 1 bunch of coriander chopped
- 1 onion diced
- 6 tomatoes finely sliced
- 200 grams diced bacon
- 1 chili sliced (more if you like it hot!)
- salt n pepper to season
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Cut the chicken breasts into tenderloins.
- Line them in one layer in a deep casserole dish (they can be squished).
- Pour the melted coconut oil over the chicken and sprinkle with paprika.
- Mash the two avocados with a fork.
- Mix in the capsicum, lime, coriander and season with salt n pepper (making a tasty guacamole)
- Spread the guacamole mix over the chicken evenly.
- Sprinkle the diced onion on top of the guacamole.
- Layer the slices of tomato over the guacamole, so they overlap a little.
- Next, spread the bacon over the top of the tomato.
- Sprinkle with chili slices.
- Place the dish into the oven for 30 minutes.
- Cover the dish with aluminium foil and bake for a further 30 minutes.
- Mexicana es deliciosa! That’s Spanish for Mexican is delicious!