What an amazing seminar experience! So, we only just arrived back from
Townsville to present the first in our series of seminars, Hold Your
Own. We had just over 100 people, from every walk of life- fitness
competitors, power lifters, mums, people wanting to lose weight and
some dedicated fans I have seen for years!
I had such an amazing time and cannot wait to spread our knowledge a
little bit further, far and wide!
A few un answered questions still remain, as we had to rush off to
catch our flight, so I didn’t want to leave you all in the dark.
Here is a list of the questions we didn’t have time to answer:
How do I structure my day?
Our whole life has to be very structured, not just our days, we have a
set routine and we all build our days around that. Having children,
they love and need a routine. It works well for us, on so many
different aspects. For example, our ‘evening’ routine I have
maintained since I took my first son to a sleep school and they
installed the importance of a good bedtime routine.
For us, it is a 5pm dinner, 6pm bath, 630pm books and 7pm bed. I’m not
sure if it is the routine we follow or whether I have just taught my
children good sleeping habits (because for the 1st year there wasn’t a
wink slept!) but now, they sleep from 7pm- 6am, everynight- no
The first step I do when planning and structuring our day, is to work
around the children, now that my boys are in school- this is a lot
easier. Before then, it was a juggle to organize a workout, work and
everything else around when I had a babysitter. When I was working
full time I would go to the gym in my lunch break or before work.
Where do you find the time to meal prep?
Sundays are my biggest meal prep day, where I replenish our freezer
stocks- muffins, cakes and our meals aswell. Other than that, mid week
on a Wednesday is my second cook up.
How do you handle social situations ie dinners, parties etc?
There is usually always something we can eat out to dinner or a few
requests that can be made before hand. For example, at a restaurant
you could order steak or chicken salad.
In the circumstances of children’s party, it is hard to limit intake
on sugar loaded foods, but rather teach your children from an early
age the benefits of good nutrition and why we eat certain foods, as
well as learning about treat foods and sometimes foods.
What are our philosophies in regards to cheat meals?
The thought process behind cheat meals is to spike your metabolism
after a long period of low carb dieting. Usually our clients, and us,
don’t ever get to a point where the carbs are so low that they need
spiking, however if they did we add in a reefed day every 4 days,
allowing us to monitor the exact increase and control this. The
problem with excess cheat meals is that you can in fact gain fat just
from eating 1 meal. Therefore feels a lot like 3 steps forward, 1 step
As everyone who attended today has gotten some amazing feedback back
to us, for us to improve on and learn from we were overwhelmed with
the amount of lovely emails and social media comments saying how
inspiring and content filled our seminar was. I hope it wasn’t too
much, if there is anything you wanted clarified or re-iterated we are
more than happy to help out as always! I would love to hear from you
also, any questions you want covered in blogs or in our seminar?
Hopefully for all of those in other parts of Australia, and the world,
we can come and meet you soon!