Healthy Tips

Lazy Girl Fitness

JESS ROBINSON, LAZY GIRL FITNESS 

PRIORITISE SLEEP

Contrary to what you think you know from your university days, sleep is actually essential for good health - it’s when all the good stuff happens, like cell and muscle repair. Not getting enough sleep can negatively impact your immune system, plus you’re more likely to make poor nutrition choices when you’re tired. Aim for 7-8 hours sleep per night.

ENTER AN EVENT

Pick something that makes you feel slightly uncomfortable – it could be anything from a 5km walk to a triathlon – and sign up for it. Don’t think about it – just do it! Having something to train for is the perfect motivation for those days you just don’t feel like getting out of bed.

JOIN A BOOTCAMP OR FIND A TRAINING BUDDY

Making a commitment to someone other than yourself is an awesome way to help you stick to your goals. Training with others is more motivating – not to mention more interesting – and it’s a great alternative to catching up over a few drinks.

START YOUR DAY WITH LEMON WATER

Start each day with a big squeeze of lemon juice in a tall glass of room temperature water to get your metabolism firing. Lemon water is rich in vitamin C (to help boost your immune system) and potassium (for brain and nerve function)  plus it’s one of the most alkalising foods for your body, helping to keep your pH levels balanced.

BALANCE IS KEY

Trying to be too rigid with your diet and fitness routine is a recipe for disaster. Try to stick with the 80/20 rule - be consistent, but remember that a little treat now and then is actually much healthier than putting a total ban on yourself and then bingeing in a one epic guilt-fuelled session.

LGF Green Breakfast Smoothie

LGF Green Breakfast Smoothie photo

Serves: 1

Prep time: 10 minutes 

COURTESY OF LAZY GIRL FITNESS

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½ frozen ripe banana
  • 1 frozen kiwifruit
  • Handful of spinach
  • 2-3cm piece of zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons IsoWhey Wholefoods Organic Bio-Fermented Pea + Brown Rice Protein - Vanilla & Lucuma
  • Frozen berries and shredded coconut (for garnishing)

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients except for those for garnishing
  2. place berries and coconut for garnishing on top of the smoothie 

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ABOUT JESS ROBINSON OF
LAZY GIRL FITNESS

Creator of Lazy Girl Fitness, Jess Robinson is a passionate part-time personal trainer, full time writer and dog lover who is based in Sydney.

Exercise and movement is a huge part of her life, however, Jess is also a big believer in finding balance and working smarter, not harder.

The Lazy Girl Fitness Blog offers workout ideas, fitness challenges, information on Jess’ own workouts, healthy recipes and interviews with the health and fitness gurus who inspire her.

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