Jess Richards | 02/05/2019

FITNESS Q&A

Hey Guys & Gals,

So I decided to get on here and create this blog to answer some of the common questions I get asked on my social media and Instagram frequently, about my training, my nutrition, my outlook on fitness fads and general Q&A.

Q1: WHAT TRAINING DO I DO?

I loovveee strength training!!!! I love feeling strong, I love to lift, and I love the way it sculpts my body to create curves and a feminine shape, as well as all the health benefits. (Click here to read my blog on why women SHOULD lift weights). I also love HIIT (high intensity interval training) and functional training.

 

Q2: HOW OFTEN DO YOU TRAIN?

I train 5-6 times a week, this can vary depending on my goals but currently my program is 2 x upper body and 3 x lower body, with step targets 12,000. I love training almost everyday purely because of the way it makes me feel. I love the endorphins. Training is not a chore to me, it’s a part of my routine and lifestyle. I do ensure I have at least one full rest day per week because rest and recovery is just as important as training.

 

Q3: WHAT DO YOU EAT IN A DAY?

My general day would look a little like this – however my quantities will change and vary depending on my macro and calorie targets. Although my food doesn’t change to much, im a very simple eater.

Pre Workout: BYS Coffee (I’m obsessed)

Post Workout: 50g Protein Oats with 100g egg whites, topped with mixed berries and Honey.

Meal 2: 100g Chicken, Veggies and 15g of Almonds.

Meal 3: 100g Beef Mince, 150g Sweet Potato and Greens (I don’t track/weigh my greens). 

Meal 4: 100g Protein (I like to vary it at dinner, lets say white fish for this one), 120g Rice & Veggies.

Meal 5: Green Tea and sugar free jelly.

As a general rule I go by calories in vs calories out so my quantities can vary AND I choose to eat nutrient dense foods: 80-90% wholesome foods 10-20% allow for what you enjoy.

 

Q4: HOW DO I STAY MOTIVATED?

I’m only human, and like everyone I definitely have my days, but you know what? Its those days that challenge you and change you for the better. Motivation is just a mindset.

  1. Find a training style you love.
  2. Bring a friend along for accountability.
  3. Know what your goals are and your reason WHY (click here for my blog on Goal Setting).
  4. Hire a trainer to keep you on track, to push you and to make sure you don’t ever feel lost in the gym. (Click here for my free Ebook to see how LIFT can help you)
  5. No one can do this for you! You do this for YOU! Sometimes we need some tough love and to get up off our arses and like Nike says: JUST DO IT!

That’s all from me for today guys. I hope this cleared up some of the common questions I get asked and stay tuned for more blogs to come.

- Jess x