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Wellbeing

Congratulations!

I just wanted to say a big congratulations to my client Fanni for her recent success at the Pure Elite competition.  Fanni's goal was to transform her body for her first bikini competition and that she did! Although she didn't place you have to admit that her transformation was fantastic!  She put in the hard work,  dieted hard but sensibly and naturally, no unnatural unhealthy fat burners, and the results show.  She also enjoyed the whole prep ( so she tells me 😜).   

 

Congratulations Fanni! 

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Healthy Chicken Jambalaya

Eating healthy doesn't mean having to eat bland food.  Healthy food can taste great, it can be easy to prepare and cook in bulk. If you cook in bulk you'll have plenty of healthy meals to keep you going so you'll have less temptation to eat unhealthy.  If you eat unhealthy consistently you'll never reach your goals.  

 

 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of macadamia nut oil

3-4 skinless chicken breasts

2 onions, chopped

1-2 red peppers

2-3 garlic cloves, crushed

1-2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning

350g brown rice

2 tins of chopped tomatoes

500ml of chicken stock

 

How To - 

- Heat the oil in a large pan/pot and then add the chicken until the chicken is brown.  Remove the chicken and set aside in a bowl.  Add the onion to the pan/pot and cook until the onion is soft.  Then add the peppers, garlic and cajun seasoning and cook for 5 minutes.  

- Add the chicken back in to the pan/pot with the brown rice and then add the tomatoes and chicken stock.  Cover and then simmer for approximately 40 minutes.

*To make this even more healthy you can add in peas, carrots, spinach etc. to really up the healthy points!  

*Macadamia nut oil is an awesomely heathy oil that is perfect for cooking with as it has all the  omegas, 3,6,7 and 9, no cholesterol, and all that goodness isn't ruined with cooking due to macadamia oils high smoke point (which means the goodness doesn't dissapear when heated).  I buy my oil from the lovely people at www.ennoblement.co.uk, check them out! 

And there you have an awesome healthy meal and plenty more to store away in your fridge or freezer so as not to be constantly cooking!  

This is a quick video that I put on my Instagram of chicken jambalaya.   

PETER CHOWN TRAINING TIPS

Chownie's Quick Tips - Parallel Grip Pulldown  

To add variety to the pulldown movement, try various grips and bar attachments. You'll hit the muscles from different angles resulting in your progress moving forward.  Here's the parallel grip, wide grip pulldown, filmed at Muscle Limit Gym.  Work on that mind-muscle connection, focusing on the muscle working, feeling it stretch and contract. 

Ah I'm too old for that!

You're Never Too Old For Fitness And Health! 

By Peter Chown

  

Ok, you've turned 40,  you've missed the boat right?  You've become overweight, have a good drink at the weekend, or have kids, obviously no time at all to look after yourself.   

You're now in your 50's, well that's it you're life is nearly over and no need to even think of looking after yourself! 

Well, you're in you're in your 60's, 70's or 80's, seriously, there really isn't any point now right?  

 Wrong wrong wrong!  

 

 Natural Physique client Randhir is in his forties, he started training just before his 40th birthday and wanted to be fit, healthy and in great shape in his 40's and beyond.  He's achieved that and keeps achieving more.  He's not a gym addict, he has great balance in his life with work, exercise and family.   

BE INSPIRED.

Hitting your 50's doesn't mean you can't look good, have great health and fitness.  Natural Physique  client Karen is 55 and in superb shape, a great level of fitness and health which a recent health check confirmed.  She is the equivalent to a 40 year old and keeps getting 'younger'!  Karen didn't start untilI she was in her forties.  She now exercises with her husband Paul too, who himself has run half marathons and marathons, he didn't start until in his forties.  

 

BE INSPIRED .

And beyond your 60's, well, it's never too late to start!  My mum, after many years of me nagging her to exercise to keep strength in her legs and for overall health, she started exercising in her mid 70's, we're not talking marathons and lifting tons of weight, but moving a lot more, using her body to strengthen her muscles with keep fit classes and using the outdoor gym over the local park,  she goes with her friends so it's become a great social time too, going for a tea and a gossip afterwards in the sports club in the park.  

My partner Michelle, her grandmother still does yoga everyday,  she's In her mid 80's and as bright as a button!  

BE INSPIRED.  

 

Age range 60's and well into the 70's, what's your excuse?  It's great fun and a great social event!

Age range 60's and well into the 70's, what's your excuse?  It's great fun and a great social event!

Our goal is if we can make people of any age think more about their health, fitness and wellbeing and start doing something about it then we'll be happy.  

Jump aboard and get the most out of your life and start inspiring others yourselves!

Peter and the Natural Physique Team.