BAMLife Issue 2 - Page 11

Read more at bambooclothing.co.uk into. I focus on cleaner foods that contribute in a positive way towards life, allowing my mind and body to focus with more clarity, a more Paleolithic food source as our ancestors would have lived thousands of years ago. This means eating natural organic fruit and vegetables that grow with no fertilizers or chemicals and meat from animals that feed from natural sources also without chemicals. This is how it was before mass production took over. Regularly purging your body with fresh nutrients by juicing and smoothies with fresh organic fruit and vegetables is a great way to create new healthy habits that packs a real nutritional punch, energy boost and protection of the bodies natural immune system. All our training and challenges are built on eating fruit, vegetables, grass fed meat, nuts, reduced dairy intake, gluten free from grains. Surprisingly we eat very little pasta and rice. Guardian Angel Fitness provide our nutritional guidance and support. Crossfit I started attending CrossFit with the realization that left to my own devices, I would never push myself hard enough to achieve my full potential. When I started riding a bike late in my 40s and running longer distances that I was not able to hit peak fitness on my own. I needed something I started attending CrossFit with the realization that left to my own devices, I would never push myself hard enough to achieve my full potential tougher and external for training with coaches and a team ethos. I joined CrossFit locally and love that you just turn up and follow the programme that is set out for you. It is especially great for maintaining core strength during the colder winter months. I still attend twice a week ensuring that my core stability, endurance strength and mental toughness remains at a good level. Yoga The most recent addition to our training regime came last year training for ‘Race to Space’ requiring over 100,000ft climbing on our bikes on Mount Ventoux. Our goal was to improve concentration, flexibility and the ability to to relax whilst cycling on steep intense climbs for mile after mile. We were novices again but received great support from Yoga Wellbeing in Keighley and The Yoga Barre in Ilkley. If only I had got into Yoga at an earlier age, it definitely changes lives, it brings fitness together with the different aspects of training in a very special way, creating flexibility, stretching and mind relaxation. 11