By Ed @edbruv / Sydney πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Sharpen your gym game πŸ’ͺ + nutrition tips 🍎 + athlete feeds πŸ₯— + healthy groceries πŸ” + everything in between πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

✨🍧 NEW HALO TOP! 🍧✨ . Finally got my hands on @halotopau 's new and super-hyped Dairy-Free Toasted Coconut flavour and lemme just say.. Let. Me. Just. Say.. This flavour gets a big phattttt wowwwwwww from me. ⬇️ . 1. It tastes like those old school coconut biscuits, the ones grandma gets out and insists you eat whenever you come over. 2. There's little chewy bits of coconut in it, so good. 3. You can't tell it's dairy-free, there's no aftertaste. It's low-keying the veganness. 4. Legit the creamiest and most epic texture of a halo top flavour yet. 5. 320 for the whole tub aka 3 bananas aka 3 slices of toast aka 1.5 standard protein bars. 6. Whole tub ate and no tummy rumbles after cos ha ha dairy free. . New favourite flavour, very hard to beat. You'll find this flavour in Coles. Your best bet would be to call around and see which nearby Coles have it πŸ€™ ➑️ If you've tried it, do you agree? . . #halotop #icecreamlover #healthydessert #groceryshopping #groceryhaul #tastetest #sydneyfood #sydneyfoodie #sydneyblogger #lowcalorie #countingcalories #caloriecounting #iifym #foodreview #reviews #healthyfoodchoices
No music because three different tracks got copyrighted lol, over it 🚫 . I feel like the answer to a super aesthetic midsection lies in a somewhat overdeveloped set of lower abs and chest. Almost gotta grow them outta proportion. With this understanding, I've been going hard at lower abs all year long! πŸ† . Some lower ab moves as of late: . 1. Seated knee raises (bodyweight or dumbbell between feet): awesome weighted alternative to hanging or traditional leg raises. 2. Dragonfly's: keeping your body so straight on a difficult negative will set your lower abs on πŸ”₯ 3. TRX tucks: sickening ab compressions, leaves you hurt for days. 4. Seated straight leg raises: standard move in prep for the next. 5. Kettlebell (or paralette) L-sit: great to train static (or still, timed under tension) lower ab strength. . Give em a whirl next ab day, see how you feel! PS, you can perform some of these at home πŸ€™ . . . #abday #abworkout #abworkouts #lsit #situps #mensphysique #workoutvideos #exercisevideo #exercisescience #abexercise #abexercises #homeworkouts #trainingforlife #corestrength #coreworkout #lowerabs
🍧 EXCLUSIVES 🍧 . @chobaniau is releasing a new line of yogurt called Chobani Fit! There'll soon be a contender to YoPro 😎 . I had the pleasure of trying the Vanilla flavour over the weekend ahead of supermarket releases on the 20th August. . How does it match up? βœ”οΈ Flavour is blended all through as opposed to chobani's other yogurt where all the flavour is at the bottom. βœ”οΈ Tastes pretty similar to YoPro but is defs creamier and holds together better. βœ”οΈ Awesome protein content and same-ish overall macros as YoPro! No added sugar too, which is a plus. βœ”οΈ Good range of debut flavours, i saw mango, vanilla, blueberry, passionfruit and some others! Keen to try more of them upon release! . . #supermarket #groceryhaul #chobani #chobaniau #woolworths #sydneyblogger #yopro #sydneyfood #highprotein #greekyogurt #yogurt #yoghurt #greekyoghurt #sydneyfoodblogger #sydneyfoodblog #countingcalories
Looks like I'm reasoning with the wave hey πŸ€” . I'm now gonna do what every IG personality does and loosely work that into the point of this caption πŸ˜‚ you saw it coming. . Simple message this Sunday ⬇️ . Whether it be a video game, a hike, an exam or a wave coming atcha ; rewards almost always come at the completion of some sorta challenge. Dont fight them, they're consistent in life and very formulaic when you think about it.. very necessary too, otherwise we'd be lazy and nowhere as a species. . The challenges that show up in your day to day that you shrug and πŸ™„ at aren't as obvious or seemingly full of reward as those examples I gave, but have you stopped to think they could still bare fruit? Can't tell you how β˜‘οΈpatient I've become after being bailed on for plans a few times, or how much I β˜‘οΈappreciate good health after being sick for 2 weeks (mind you, while on holiday) πŸ˜‚ . Alot of us go through life just experiencing and not actually introspectively questioning or auditing the shit that we have happen to us and the good it's actually done us. After a while, it'll bring some natty positivity to your thought process. Spend some Q&A time inside 🧠 . . #waves 🌊 #waikikibeach #foodforthought #summerdays #beachbody #mondayinspiration #challenging #quoteoftheday ✏️ #sydneyblogger #bluewaters #summerbody #physiquemodel #backday #lifecoach #mentalhealth
πŸ₯₯ NATURE'S GATORADE/POWERADE? πŸ₯₯ . Did you know? Coconut Water contains the five key electrolytes: potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in pretty fkn good doses. . Why do they matter? They're minerals that help balance water in/outside of cells and conduct electricity ionically, helping nerve and muscle function better than water alone ⬇️ . Being dehydrated as much as 5% can decrease your body's capacity for work by up to 30% (Armstrong et Al, 1985). . Coconut Water has more potassium than a banana and leading sports drinks like Powerade. It also has less sugar, calories and artificial colours, flavours etc. than the likes of Gatorade/Powerade πŸ‘ . There's two sides to the coin though πŸ€” The extra sugar found in Powerade could be useful in topping up the muscle glycogen you've burnt during your workout, whereas the reduced sugar in coconut water spells that this might be a better drink to consume casually and in any scenario, i.e. when you'd like to catch up on your water intake throughout the day or are ill/hot and trying to stay hydrated. . Tbh though, having 20+ ingredients in a drink doesn't sound appealing. Natty coconut water gets my vote πŸ₯₯ Stay hydrated fam. . . #coconutwater #stayhydrated #electrolytes #powerade #gatorade #hydration #hydrated #vitacoco #nutritiontip #nutritioniskey #sydneyblogger #performancenutrition #athletelife #plantbasedathlete #naturalfood
β›°οΈπŸƒβ›°οΈπŸƒβ›°οΈ So, ya boy hiked the Koko Railway Trail yesterday! It's one of the more challenging trails in Hawaii. Bypassed the easier and better-known Diamond Head trail for this - all the tourists cram into DH apparently, let's not 😊 . Koko's trail is basically an old, steep and very run down rail track (every step is uneven and on an incline). There's also the very real risk that losing footing could result in a nice tumble back down, lovely. It was leg day and the hotel gym had no squat racks, sorta had no choice but to do it πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜… . It was a good challenge! 1050 steps later I had leg, calve and glute DOMs that hurt to the touch - that bad(/good). . Awesome experience though (before we got rained on on the way back down). Ate a metric shit tonne after too, estimating we burnt over 1k calories on the 1.5-2h round trip up/down. πŸ€™ . . #kokohead #hikingtrail #hawaiilife #hawaiiliving #oahu #hikingday #hikinglife #mountaintop #legday #sydneyblogger #kokoheadtrail #oahuhikes #natureboy #adventuring #hillclimb
🍍PINEAPPLE 🦐 . Fact: Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain. It actually breaks down proteins in your mouth, hence that abrasive texture in your mouth after. When you eat a pineapple, it's low key eating you back lol πŸ˜… . Bromelain's a natural anti-inflammatory though, and I've been smashing it since landing in pineapple-abundant Hawaii to rid me of my sore throat πŸ₯‡πŸ™ . Pineapple also takes a shrimp/prawn dish up a notch, holy wow.. (not pizza though) . Hawaii is brimming with shrimp trucks, I found one at Waikele Outlets and went with the suggestion of the 3 little old lady's working the truck 🎲 . It's Pineapple Shrimp served with rice, a side of kimchi and a wasabi mayo-topped salad. Wiped the tray clean and knocked it back with some of their fresh lemonade. . Alot of the food here is an inherent Japanese/Hawaiian infusion and they sure love their simultaneously sweet/sour sauces. You simply can't get this kinda food back home, awesome to see what's out there! . . . #shrimp #shrimptruck #pineapple #foodtruck #streetfood #prawns #kimchi #prawn #shrimpscampi #hawaiifood #hawaiilife #hawaiiliving #sydneyblogger #sydneyfood #cheatmeal #cheatdayeats
The sunset over Waikiki, Hawaii! πŸ€™ . Just got myself a data plan, hence the silence and very few updates. We landed on Thursday for 10 days! So many breathtaking beaches and the culture is that rich that there are stories in almost every block on Waikiki. . Impressions: β€’ It'll feel like you've stepped into the 80s or GTA Vice City, retro summer vibes. β€’ Heaps of Polynesian charm, everyone is super happy and friendly. β€’ A tonne of Native, US and Japanese history here beyond the tourism. β€’ Prepare to get milked. Expensive af when you convert to the weaker AUD $. β€’ Renting a car has changed the game for us, do it. So many doors opened to new adventures instantly, and ubers only get you so far when wanting to go to other sides of the islands. β€’ Give the random shops a try, you'll never what you'll find. In my case, I ran into @marlonwayans (White Chicks, Don't Be a Menace, Marlon show, etc.) in a shisha lounge at 3am! . Also, does anyone else who's been to Hawaii think the amount of ABC stores here is bordering a joke? πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ . Planning to hit the north side of the island at some point and do all the shopping. Recommend any other to-do's while I'm here? πŸοΈπŸ΄πŸ‘Ÿ . . #hawaiilife #shaka #sunset_lovers #sunsetviews #waikiki #waikikibeach #beautifulsunset #beachside #beachlover #instahawaii #oahuhawaii #sydneyblogger #travelblogging
Stumbled around a corner and found @egglab_ , a place in Melbourne that's just like LA's @eggslut - loved that joint when I visited in Jan!! Egg Lab's a cafe where basically all the mains feature egg in some way or another, Sydney needs this.. πŸ™ . Was in Melb for Sugar Republic, more on that in its own post! . Got myself some hash brown nuggets with a side of (yes, the nuggets take the cake of main) runny egg sandwich on brioche with rocket, feta, avocado and an extra slice of cheddar that doesn't belong there but I got anyway cos I was craving it, it is what it is 🀫 . Give this place a go next time in Melb, Smith St in Fitzroy is full of gems like this in general! . . #hashbrown #breakfastgoals #breakfastsandwich #brioche #eggsandwich #eggslut #melbournefoodies #melbournefoodblogger #breakfastburger #icedtea #eggcellent #breakfastofchampions #melbourneblogger #melbourneeats
Stepping outta frame here, talking about something I believe in strongly for a sec πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ . Being grateful is a killswitch to discontentment - 99% of the time, you'll be in a better mood when in a grateful mood. How can someone be grateful though? Was that statement supposed to fix my problems, Ed? ⬇️ . You can build grateful energy with small, minute-long moments of reflection. The simpler the reflections, the better. For e.g. . - Chewing and savoring that bite a little longer, you have access to this and other good food and simple pleasures on the regular. - Appreciating the everyday luxuries you take for granted. How good is free basic health care, simple but gamechanging apps (sup Netflix/UberEats) and coke zero? Lol. We as a civilisation have come this far at making life this cruisy for one another, what a time to be alive. - How good is it that our country is at political rest, has the opportunities it has and we can say, do and go anywhich way we please? Free will isn't so free, just read the world news for 5 mins. . πŸ’₯ The Biggies πŸ’₯ - The people around today (colleagues, classmates, friends, etc) could be giving you some of the 'good old times' you reflect on in another 5 or 10 years, acknowledge you could be living in those times while they're here. . - *a little confronting* Appreciating the fact that you're breathing and not in the cold, heavy dirt 6 feet under. Making it to adulthood is already a blessing, 15000 children under 5 died every day in 2016. Are you living under the assumption you have an expiry date of 100 years old? . If you can apply any of the above, sweet. If not, you've at best just read something 1% less mind numbing than everything else on IG this Sunday night. Blessup. . 🀫 PS, leave a 'blessup' in the comment section if you got this far! This was a fucking article. . . . #armday #armpump #bicep #shoulderday #wordsofencouragement #wordstoliveby #peptalk #sydneyblogger #wisewords #motivationalspeaker #gymselfie #appreciatelife #lifeisshort #lifeisagift #gratitude #begrateful
I'm on a pre-holiday mini-cut and as such, I'm prone to running out of gas in the gym (cutting carbs down means less glycogen in my muscles for fuel) and having little bouts of fatigue again. Fun times. . That's why carby (re)feeds like this are welcomed with open arms on occasion, not that I needed an excuse to sink my teeth into em 😍 . πŸ“Έ @nineteen43cafe 's blueberry, caramelised banana, ricotta and creme caramel waffles, bruh! These guys are in Sydney's South, give them a πŸ‘€ Yes, I guesstimated each individual ingredient in this dish in MyFitnessPal and made it fit my daily macro goals 😊 . . #waffles #cremecaramel #bananapancakes #pancakestack #pancakeporn #breakfastgoals #dulcedeleche #sydneyfood #sydneycafe #breakfastisserved #sydneyblogger #cheatmeal #cheatday #refeed #iifym #flexibledieting
How good is finding a pancake place that; βœ”οΈ Does good pancakes, first and foremost. βœ”οΈ Does protein pancakes. βœ”οΈ Lists the macros on the menu. βœ”οΈ Oh, and has low calorie, dairy free, gluten free and sugar-free options. . If you're in Sydney, give @haleandheartyau a a visit.. it's basically a must-try at this point. If you've already been - i like you, you're alright sometimes. . πŸ“Έ Pictured here are some sugar free protein pancakes, namely the Mixed Berry stack weighing in at 521 cals. PS @haleandheartyau , more locations pls. . . #proteinpancakes #pancakes #berries #healthybreakfast #lowcarb #homemade #healthypancakes #healthyliving #proteinbreakfast #proteindessert #breakfastgoals #foodgoals #pancakestack #sydneyfoodblogger #sydneyblog #iifym #cheatmeal
✈️ T-minus 4 weeks until I head to Hawaii for 10 days of adventure. Trying to tidy this winter body (which could be worse) back into a slightly better summer shape. . How will I do so? Slowly bringing my calories down a 100 per week, from 2400 now to 2000 by departure date. No fat burners, no fasts, no gimmicks - a calorie deficit is all there is to weight loss. Estimating i should shed a kilo or two by then of fat, which is ideal in my books. . πŸ–οΈ Anybody have any Hawaii recommendations? Places, food, expetiences. Building an itinerary ATM!! . . #summerbody #shredlife #sydneyblogger #chestday #gymselfie #physiquefreak #physiquemodel #mensphysique #mensphysiquepic #physiquecompetitor #physiquegoals #aestheticsovereverything #summerbody
πŸ’₯ Just some ab movements I've been running through lately with a particularly keen focus on the lower abs and V! . πŸ’­ You can never have too much lower ab work, imo they contribute some of the most to a good looking midsection. They should be hit just as hard if not harder than traditional upper ab stuff. . πŸ’ͺ Where able, you should give these a run through your next ab day! I've been hitting these for about a month now at 3 times a week and have noticed 2 new ab veins and a deeper cut on my V at higher bodyfat lol. This stuff works. PS how good is that music/video sync πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž . . #abexercise #abexercises #abworkout #abs #calisthenicworkout #calisthenicsmovement #abday #coreworkout #corestrength #sydneyblogger #fitnesstrainer #bodyweightworkout #bodyweighttraining #exercisevideo
πŸ’₯ GROCERY TIPS: DRINKS & CONDIMENTS πŸ’₯ . Just some quick 'healthier' picks to traditional drinks and condiments, whether they be naturally sweetened & sugar free (the drinks), to reduced fat, no added sugar and reduced salt when it comes to the sauces πŸ™ I looooooove the lemon lime bitters and typically smash those syrups too, have for quite some time now. Please note though that the syrups are artificially sweetened. . Typically you'll find that these are all low calorie too, running into the <20 cal per serve ball park. Suits a weight loss diet perfectly or for those who'd rather get their carbs from burgers and the good stuff πŸ™ˆ . All available from Woolworths πŸ™‚ . . #groceryshopping #groceries #grocery #groceryhaul #woolworths #lowcalories #nosugar #countingcalories #healthyalternative #weightlossfood #sydneyblogger #sugarfree #healthblogger #woolies
Those of you that watch my story would've seen that I was in Auckland a bit ago. . While the city itself is much like Sydney and there isn't a whole lot going on, we stumbled across this Gelato place called @giapokitchen. 2430 reviews and 4.5 ⭐ on TripAdvisor & 1006 reviews and 4.6 ⭐ on Google Reviews. Knew it needed to be done. . The pictures tell a story I can't even begin to tell. Flavours on the menu unlike any I've seen (pic 2), and a thorough assortment of cones and accessories (what about that frame cone in pic 4!). . The service was pretty damn good as well - I was offered gourmet chocolate squares while I looked over the menu and offered shots of samples whenever my eyes hovered too long over a selection. Probably some of the best gelato I've ever had too. Bucket list if you're an ice cream conoisseur like myself!! 🍧 . . #gelato #icecream #icecreamlover #auckland #aucklandeats #caloriecounting #flexibledieting #flexibledieter #chocolateaddict #chocolatelovers #donuts 🍩 #sydneyblogger #travelblogging
I've never been to a place more suitably named. I recently hit up @cheatdaysydney in Sydney's South for their famed cheesecake pavlova and fuuuuuuuk what a dish this was. If you've backloaded some carbs and fats for the day or simply don't give a fuck about your macros on said day, this is the place to be and the dish to try. The burgers were bitching too. πŸ‘ŒπŸ§πŸ˜ˆ . . #pavlova #cheesecakes #sydneyfood #sydneyfoodie #sydneyfoodblogger #sydneyblogger #cheatmeal #dessertlover #desserttime #cheatday #iifym #flexibledieting #carbs
This fella turned 25 today πŸŽ‰ . Incoming sentimental birthday stuff. Always nice to re-affirm your goals on a transitional day like new years or your bday πŸ‘Œ . Resolving to make 25 a year of: ➑️ Not taking seriously what doesn't need to be taken seriously, being selective with fucks to give. ➑️ Taking better care of my thoughts while alone, and my words with others. ➑️ Following through with more, whatever it may be - more moves, less announcements.. big 'do' vibes. ➑️ The year of proportion, whether it be lifestyle or calves (AHAHA). Levelling the playing field on certain things. ➑️ Despite this going against what I just said about my calves - being happy with what's already in front of me. ➑️ Remembering that IG and what's marketed to us consciously and subconsciously from 1000 possible angles encourages an 'i need X for happiness' culture - it's operation: don't get lost in the sauce. . I hope we can share some of the same goals πŸ™πŸ’₯ Another humble thanks for every one of your bits of support with gymtuition the last 2 years ❀️ . . #itsmybirthday #birthdayboy πŸŽ‰ #birthdaylove #beachbody #beachlifestyle #beachboy #malephysique #malefitnessmodel #physiquemodel #shoulders #arms #sentimental #goalsetting #settinggoals #resolutions
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