Fitness the focus for fab transformation
DUBBO fitness trainer Megan Casserly didn’t just transform her body after the birth of her second child; she won a national award for her efforts.
Ms Casserly received the Female Trainer Transformation of the Year Award at the Metabolic Precision Transformation Awards Night held at Melbourne’s Ivanhoe Grand Hall.
“It was very exciting,” she told Dubbo Photo News. “It was a really good night.”
As mum to Amira, 8, and Logan, 2, Ms Casserly wants to tell other mums that you don’t have to be a fitness model to achieve a lean body and you don’t have to sacrifice your health or your energy levels along the way.
“You don’t have to be on stage competing as a fitness model and dealing with stress to get fit,” she explained.
Ms Casserly said the pressure on new mums to achieve their pre-baby body is huge and can lead them to risk-taking behaviour and making poor choices when it comes to their diet and exercise routine.
“It can be extremely challenging if you set the bar too high and have too much expectation on yourself.”
Explaining that slow and steady is the best measure of success, Ms Casserly overcame her own health challenges to achieve her goals.
“I coach a lot of mums who have that expectation that they have to train every day. My advice is to take the pressure off yourself.
“And if you’re not getting enough sleep, exercise can be a double-edged sword.”
Ms Casserly said making healthy eating choices is wise, and will assist with fitness training.
“Take away junk food as it will derail your success. Set up your meals for the week and the whole family should do it. Everyone should be able to do it and it should be food that you enjoy.”
A good sleep, eat and exercise pattern will also do wonders in other areas.
“You will have more energy to play with kids, and just feel better. It’s more about what you do and if you focus on your health, then the body transformation comes.”
Before and after:
Megan Casserly began her body transformation after the birth of her second child. Work out 2-3 times a week
Make sure you get enough sleep
Give yourself some tech-free down time
Read or meditate before turning in for the night
Make healthy eating a family practice
Eliminate junk food
Make all of your meals for the week to reduce temptation Fitness trainer Megan Casserly with her Female Trainer Transformation of the Year Award. PHOTO: SUPPLIED. DUBBO supermarkets and department stores using shopping trolleys may face impoundment of their trolleys if NSW Labor is elected next year.
The party would empower councils to impound shopping trolleys causing an obstruction or safety risk, with a revenue mechanism.
Maximum penalties for owners abandoning trolleys would also be increased, similar to current legislation on share bikes.
The announcement comes in line with a local government 2016 conference resolution to improve management of shopping trolleys.