GSD PERFORMANCE BLOG

Protein

We all need it – Why? Where should we get our protein from? How much is enough? 🥩 Why? Having protein with each meal will have you feeling fuller for longer – amino acids in protein triggers the release of gut hormones that reduce appetite. Preservation of muscle mass – increases muscle protein synthesis and…

GSD Performance Blog Food

Food

Foooooddddd – how good is food?? If you have been following me for a while on social media (check out @coachcoldog on Instagram if you aren’t following me already!), you will have seen that I post lots of pics of food, definitely a passion of mine!! This week I thought I’d share some tips on…

GSD Performance Blog Inflammation

Inflammation

This week I wanted to cover off some top level stuff on inflammation: WHAT is it? WHY do we want to manage it? HOW to manage it? Plus my personal tips and experience with managing it. W H A T – according to the Colin’s dictionary (see what I did there haha) – it is…

Gratitude

Another GAME CHANGER!! I can’t say enough how much practising daily gratitude helps your mindset. S T O P here and think about 3 things you are grateful for. Write them down. This could be anything from the weather, that awesome cup of coffee, being in a great relationship, the buzz from your morning exercise,…

Feedback

How am I going?? When was the last time you asked your partner/boss/friends for feedback? Stubborn, close minded Colin used to sail along through life, happy to not rock the boat, keep to myself and think anyone that gave me feedback or what is often called “constructive criticism” (a term I hate, more on that…

Stress Management

How much does stress suck!?!? In my late 20s, stress sent me to hospital. Late nights, early mornings trying to get ahead in my finance career, I was working myself into the ground, stressed every day and not coping. I didn’t say no to anything or anyone, and just kept trying to do more and…

GSD Performance Blog Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

🥦 WHAT ARE THEY? 💥 Key macronutrient that provide us with energy – the body converts carbohydrates contained in our food and fluid intake into blood sugar which the body uses for energy. 💥 Foods high in carbohydrates include potatoes, rice, soft drinks, sugary desserts, some fruits, starchy/root veggies 🥦 WHY CONSUME THEM? 💥 A…

Accountability

Another year almost over!!! How are you going against your 2019 plan/goals? Did you have any goals or a plan to begin with? This week I wanted to throw some tips out there on hitting your goals/sticking to the plan. 👌🏻 Some visualisation helps both at the start of the journey, and along the way…