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Re-activ8

Just finished my second session back in the gym after a lengthy hiatus. Though the muscle soreness last week nearly left me on crutches, I am thankful to my buddy Greggy (Activ8 Fitness, Caringbah) for reactivating my motivation and helping me on my way to achieve my fitness goals. Besides wanting the bikini body of Michelle Bridges for the summer, I’m aiming to do 3 chin-ups unassisted by christmas. For some reason this is my benchmark for fitness and strength. I think i have watched in awe one too many crossfit videos of ripped up chicks doing countless pull ups with out breaking a sweat.

To combat the muscle soreness i came up with this quick and easy post workout treat packed with protein after a little research and trial + error. I am by no means trying to lose weight so i use most ingredients pretty freely, but i do dairy free because i’m a little lactose sensitive. Read Sarah Fit’s post on ‘Why Protein Should be Your Workout Companion’ for more tips.

This smoothie is delicious and has a very nutty flavour, you could easily substitute peanut butter for the almond butter if you like or add a handful of baby spinach or frozen blueberries, its all about experimenting!

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1 banana (can be frozen)

1 cup almond milk (I use ‘So Good – Unsweetened’)

1 TBSP chia seeds

1 TBSP almond butter

1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or flavourless)

4-5 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients, pour, serve and enjoy!

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After just two PT sessions I already feel fitter, healthier, stronger and surprisingly happier. Those exercise endorphins do wonders. So does shopping endorphins, check out these beauties from ‘TRIANGL Swimwear‘ my newest favourite purchase. At $85-$95 a pair you cannot go past these babies for some fitness motivation, think bond girl body every time you squat, press or curl (it works for me!). The neoprene look is everywhere this season, plenty of colours to choose from and they come in these awesome neoprene beach bags too. Find some motivation, whatever it may be and reactivate your taste for health and fitness!