#AskDani anything about Fitness Food Motivation
I thought we could have a centralised #askdani area where we could bounce ideas, ask questions that I may miss out in social media. We also have our Facebook Group page too so please feel free to join us there too. So go ahead, ask anything that you would like to know about how I keep fit, the foods I eat and how I manage to keep a balanced lifestyle being a Mum of 4 young children, a wife, a business woman and of course just being me, Dani.
Here are some FAQ's to get us started;
1). Dani how long did it take you to lose 30kgs?
It was a slow ongoing process after balancing the right foods and exercise, it took me 12 months to lose 30kgs - 66lbs. It was combined fitness and food regimes that kept me on track until I worked out that you can also indulge and live a healthy lifestyle not restricting yourself to food.
2). How do you manage to fit in exercise, run your business and make healthy meals?
I try my best to workout very early in the mornings 6-7am, prepare breakfast and kids lunches before heading out to do the kinda and school run 8-9am. I then jump online, attend any meetings with brands and make appointments before lunchtime 9-11am.
Zali and I have some play time between 11-2:30pm while I prepare our dinner and do some house duties before I head out the door for kinda and school pick ups around 2:30pm. I also reply to emails and jump on Instagram 2:45-3pm while I wait to pick up Mietta from Kinda.
After school, I take our kids to karate or footy, help our kids with their homework, cook dinner and do the normal bed routine 4-7:30pm. Then Adrian and I have some quality time 7:30-9pm and afterwards I jump online 9-10pm to answer any questions and prep any social media posts for the next day.
3). Do you eat bread?
Yes. I don't eat it at every meal time and we try and refrain from buying white bread. Instead we opt for wholemeal or multi-grain. I will typically have a sandwich or wrap for lunch. I have stopped eating so much bread throughout the day eg: toast for breakfast, sandwich for lunch and bread with my soup. So I try and balance it out and only have one serve a day.
4). Do you EVER miss a workout?
Absolutely! If I am feeling unwell, fatigued or just not motivated I don't do it. I listen to my body but then make every effort to ensure my next workout, I break out a good sweat!
5). What's your typical meal plan for the day?
Breakfast - fruit salad with various seeds, natural greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey
Morning snack - latte with a protein ball or healthy home made muesli or slice
Lunch - wholemeal toasted sandwich with roasted pumkin & capsicum
Afternoon snack - Green Smoothie
Dinner - grilled chicken with steamed vegetables
I also hydrate throughout the day with at least 8 glasses of water and herbal tea.
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Leave your questions in the below comments and and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Much love and friendship,