It's time to speak with one of our FAVOURITE fitness and nutrition guru's, Sian! The weather is heating up and beach season is right around the corner, so find out Sian's top tip's for looking and feeling your best this Summer!
What sparked your interest in Nutrition and Fitness?
I had been a state long distance runner growing up and I've always been passionate about all sports, however, after having my daughter I felt I needed a release, some 'me time' so I joined a gym and found it gave me more energy to do my day to day things, I truly believe exercise is the best medicine for our mind, body and soul.
What is your FAVOURITE workout routine and why?
I love a combination of weight training and light/moderate cardio. The feeling I get from watching my body transform and seeing my strength increase motivates me to keep going.
What are your 3 top tips to becoming bikini-bod ready this Summer?
My top three tips would be to keep hydrated, try to drink 2-3 litres of water a day. Eat whole clean foods frequently, not limiting any food groups. Get moving, whether it’s a class at your local gym, a walk with a friend or an intense weight work out - start today and your future self with thank you for it. Any small change is a good one. The emotional benefits from exercise are amazing. Most of all, have fun with it, after all, if its enjoyable and not a chore then you are more likely to stay with it long term.
What is a typical day in the life of Sian?
A typical day for me is waking up before my 2 year old and cooking my meals for the day whilst cooking my breakfast. Then I have free time to spend with my very active daughter. I usually train either mid morning or afternoon depending on when she sleeps. I try to involve my daughter in my exercise routine where and when I can, whether it’s a walk to the park or simply using her as a weight and doing a floor routine. I also squeeze work and study amongst the chaos daily.
What does your typical day’s diet look like? What is your favourite cheat meal?
I really try to keep my diet varied and interesting, I don't limit food groups, I try to eat whole, clean foods and I am a firm believer of eating smaller more frequent meals, mainly from carbohydrates, fats and protein. If I had to pick only one favourite cheat meal it would be a good gourmet pizza, although I'm partial to anything chocolate.
How do you stay motivated and what is your advice to those who are looking to start a career in Health and Fitness?
I stay motivated by seeing results and how I feel mentally and emotionally, this gives me the drive to keep going. I also follow a lot of health and fitness pages on Instagram and Facebook, this means I am constantly seeing how happy and positive people are that are training. I try not to compete with others, as everyone's journey is different.