I love February, as it brings with it some hope for a brighter Spring. The days get slightly longer and we always look forward to Fitcamp with our amazing crew….We are so fortunate to have such a great bunch of people to hang out with at Fitcamp Kettering ! We are proud to add that we enjoy developing a healthy and active journey for everyone who joins our Fitcamp in Kettering…one that is not just a fitness group, but a supportive environment where we learn about nutrition and also have fun along the way!
Our theme for February is all about love.
Let’s spread the word…share the love and invite a friend to join us and you can claim your free Session. Please quote ‘LOVE’
“Surround yourself with people that inspire and encourage positive change in your life. Build a team in which you can work together to support each other and build better lives.”
― Avina Celeste
This was my second wave of #thesixpackrevolution and it started in January. I was committed to sticking to plan. This time I felt much stronger and was ready to face the burpees!!
I knew it would not be easy though because there was a birthday and a couple of celebrations to add to the mix. Imagine being on holiday and being a total teetotaler! I was also in Italy where I would normally succumb to at least one or two delicious pasta dishes and melt in your mouth pizzas! Indeed I was told that Naples makes one of the best pizzas and I would be mad not to try them!
That beautiful holiday was one of my biggest temptations ever. We nevertheless enjoyed it unscathed! It helped that the accommodation was self catering and indeed, it was part of the masterplan, so that I could prepare my delicious, quick and healthy snacks. Eggs, chicken, fish, cottage cheese, olives and vegetables were easy to obtain from a supermarket nearby.
After all this was my lifestyle and I was determined not to let anything ruin my challenge. Breakfast and lunch were sorted as I had my Herbalife with me – Life saver!
Dinners were easier than I thought. The highlight of my day was to search for restaurants that made simple grilled chicken or fish and side veg. No desert for me but then I knew I would have meal number 6 back at the apartment. My husband as usual was very supportive and did not offer me wine or prossecco!
The workouts were fun and easy to do too! I remember doing the abs, daily squats and press ups and Spartan bodyweight challenge twice in our apartment in Sorrento and once at the gym in our Naples hotel.
So anyway after holidays, we came home and was faced with more celebrations when our daughter arrived home after a long trip! But again I put my lean team mentality cap back on and managed it. Meal prepping and freezer stocking up meant no room for temptations. On the night when we went out, I picked a delicious Thai seabass steamed dish with ginger and veg.
So all in all, I would say the most challenging wave for me but it was thrilling at the same time. There were not going to be any excuses. I was determined to go around and hop over the obstacles, as Scotty would say.
If anyone asked me how it’s going so far, I would simply say there has never been a dull moment…. Honestly, I am on my second wave of the Six Pack Revolution and it’s been exhilarating to say the least. Well, my first wave, which started back in September 2017 was over before I knew it. There was more to pack in my day to ensure I completed it successfully. By December, I had done it and got the tee shirt as they say. The outcome? SIMPLY BRILLIANT AND SO MUCH FUN!!! This was my final result on the top far left.
Yes I got a 2-pack at the end of the first wave, BUT I would also say I got a much flatter belly and a feeling that my health and fitness levels had gone up a notch. For me, it was more about a bit more of accountability to help me feel a bit of a difference. Yes, we all go through times when we need a little helping hand.
I started my second wave on the Six Pack Challenge in January 2018. So far so good…I achieved a pb at the park run 33.43 in mid February! It was 45.05 when I first started park run last February!! Thanks to all in my Eat Clean and Fitcamp community for their support as well!!
I feel incredible and ready to support more people to feel the same. Never say never! I believe age is not an issue. Irrespective of your age, you too can improve your fitness and lifestyle, feel the energy and get that body you so deserve if you want it.
Angela had been battling with her weight for a very long time and felt frustrated, because she believed the overweight was linked to a lot of the issues she was experiencing with her health. When she found me in October 2016, she had given up hope in trying to lose weight. She said, ‘nothing worked for me but thanks to you, I now love my foods and have found the ideal breakfast which makes me feel satisfied.’
I have worked consistently with Angela, working through her meal plan and to teach her to cook from scratch. She now makes a range of meals from healthy and satisfying soups to healthy Sunday lunches and salads.
Angela has now shed 30Ibs in weight and reduced her body fat percentage and BMI. She says, ‘ I am still on my journey and have a long way to go, but I do know that without your help and support, I could not have done this.’ ‘Thank you so much Aba !’
Janice, in her own words, ‘had given up hope trying to feel healthy again’ when she came to see me. She used to be very tired most of the time, and had a lot of issues with her health. She could hardly walk unaided and certainly could not exercise or had the motivation or energy to do much by way of activity.
She was introduced to me by Maria, her carer in October 2016. Since seeing me and improving her meals, the Herbalife nutrition and healthier lifestyle, her energy levels have improved and she now swims almost everyday. She also does a full class of acqua aerobics.
Janice has since improved her metabolic age by 7 years younger than her actual age !
Maria has been my client for a few years now. She is an amazing lady who has improved her metabolic age to more than ten years younger over the years! She came to see me for help in improving her overall health and energy levels. Maria enjoys swimming on a daily basis and with my guidance and good nutrition support, she now feels more energetic and has improved her health for the better.
She says ‘I absolutely love coming here to see you Aba! This is my favourite hang out place. I just love how I feel now and would like it to continue. Maria has no real weight issue, but just wanted to feel amazing and enjoy life at her age.
She says ” I feel absolutely over the moon when the machine says I’m more than 10 years younger than my age; and I can feel it. Thank you !”
As a Health, Nutrition and Fitness Coach, I have had the previledge of helping people improve their wellbeing, energy levels, nutrition habits, sports performance and to get fitter overall. I can help you too, whatever your challenge or goal.
My own personal journey to improve my overall health and fitness started 10 years ago, when I discovered something strange happening to my body. I had hit the ripe age of 40 something and found that it was becoming more and more difficult to reduce my waistline. I started to feel tired most days and I began to lose energy when exercising. I used to skip breakfast some days and did not particularly understand what was happening to me. I embarked on a journey and discovered my ideal breakfast, the Herbalife nutrition through a very dear friend. Little did I know that this journey would lead me to helping more and more people ten years on.
Today, I feel more energetic, I have developed better nutritional habits which have helped me to build stamina, feel stronger and have a better lifestyle. I have helped:
People in their 40s and beyond to feel fitter, slimmer and become more energetic.
Sports professionals improve their nutrition.
New mums regain their shape and take on the challenges of being a full time mum.
Busy professionals organise their meals and lifestyles so that life becomes super effective to cope with challenging jobs.
Retired people regain energy and confidence to face the world and enjoy life even more.