Ridz Rant: Results???

Results, get the best with me, no with me, no with me. Results, we all want them, we can all get them. But what are they??? Well the definition of result from the Oxford dictionary is: noun 1. A thing that is caused or produced by something else; a consequence or outcome Results would then be the plural of this, so more than one result. Now I know above I have stripped back all emotion and … [Read more...]

Better Than Yesterday

The title is something we live by here at Gym Ridz PT and CrossFit Armidale and I’d really like to share it with everyone. I hope you have goals, and I hope you set them to be challenging, yet achievable. Now at the same time I hope you don’t feel that they are cast in stone. Sometimes there are certain aspects of life that get in the way of our goals, but it really isn’t that big of a deal. We … [Read more...]

Here is another really fast program I better get on it!

So you see the ad, “lose 5 kgs this week!”, “12 weeks to change your body for the rest of your life!” Chants another ‘celebrity’ trainer. We have heard it all before and seen many fads come and go, but they keep coming and yes people keep trying them. It is just one of the funny things about human nature, we want to fix what has taken a long time to break, very quickly, cheaply and easily. Yes … [Read more...]

Ridz Rant: lose x amount of KGs before Christmas!

Well it looks like all those ads have started on television again. Lose 5 kgs by Christmas, lose 5 kgs THIS WEEK!! But when it all comes down to it will it work? "Oh it has a money back guarantee" I hear you say. Yes in the short term these gimmicks will work, you will definately shed some weight, but that is exactly what it is weight, not FAT! If a program claims rapid weight loss in the first … [Read more...]

Ridz Rant: I Have To Get Fit First????

I have now heard this opening line so many times, but I am wondering what it really means. After all do you change the oil in your car before you get it serviced? Do you clean your house before a house cleaner comes? Ever mowed the lawn before the lawn mower comes around? Not really thought to weed the garden before the gardener comes? So why is it that when it comes to getting fit we hear … [Read more...]

Low Fat Carrot Cake

Ingredients: 1/4 cup margarine, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup skim milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash ground nutmeg Nonstick pray coating 2 teaspoons sifted powdered sugar   Cooking Instructions: In a small … [Read more...]

Yummy Omelette Squares

Ingredients: Nonstick spray coating 6 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 6 egg whites 1 410gram can stewed tomatoes, cut up 1/2 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced (should make 1/2 cup) 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions: Spray an 20x20x5cm baking dish with nonstick spray coating; set aside. For omelette, beat egg … [Read more...]

Ridz Rant: What would you really give???

With the Olympic games underway I got to thinking about the above question. The athletes at those games have to wait 4 years for their chosen event to come around, and we have not seen all the lead up and prep work that has gone into getting them onto the world stage. Only this month the CrossFit Games were run and won as well. Over coming months there will be bodybuilding comps on and … [Read more...]

Vegetable Patties

Ingredients: 1 cup finely shredded carrot 1/4 cup cooked brown rice, cooled 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped dry-roasted unsalted peanuts 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander 2 slightly beaten egg whites 1 tablespoon … [Read more...]

Capsicum and Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients: 1 226gram skinless chicken breast 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon dry sherry Nonstick spray coating 1 medium onion, cut into wedges 2 medium capsicums (green or red), thinly sliced 1 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot 1 225gram can banboo shoots, drained 1/4 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon … [Read more...]