Let's Reset

Do you feel like your body’s natural systems are a little off balance? Whether it’s from stress, too much caffeine, or diet irregularities. The good news is, there are simple changes you can make to reset your body and get it back to 100% so you can feel amazing.

Regardless of how healthy you eat and how much exercise you get in, there are ways we need to reset mentally and emotionally to help optimize our health. It can be really frustrating if you feel sluggish and tired even if you’re following a healthy lifestyle, so here are some helpful tips to help you reset your body!
 

Tip 1: Drink enough water!

Yes I know this is an obvious tip but dehydration can sneak up on you in the most inconspicuous ways! Even when we don’t sweat as much like in the summer, our bodies still need water. Aim to drink 3 Litres of water a day. Try starting your day with hot water and lemon, this will help fire up your digestion and detoxification process.

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Tip 2: Increase your intake of
anti-inflammatory foods!

Eat more natural, unrefined foods that won’t inflame your gut. They also support everything from a balanced micro-biome and strong bones to helping fight cancer.  Anti-inflammatory foods include tomatoes, green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach etc.), nuts (almonds and walnuts), fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, tuna..) and fruit (strawberries, blueberries..).
 

Tip 3: Limit your coffee intake

Too much coffee can lead to the jitters, poor sleep, and a roller coaster in your energy. Yes, coffee has some great health benefits too, but just like anything when consumed too much it may cause an increase in stress hormones and poor sleep. If you need a pick me up in the afternoon, try a cup of herbal tea, or even a brisk walk outside.

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Tip 4: De-Stress

Do something that de-stresses you every day like going for a walk, taking a yoga class, setting aside time to meditate, listen to music, cook, call or catch up with your loved ones etc. Resetting isn’t just about the physical, it’s mental/emotional and so important we take time to prioritise what makes us joyful and happy at the end of the day!
 

 

 

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric White Fish (Serves 2)

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INGREDIENTS
1 tbsp grated fresh or dried ginger
1 tbsp fresh or dried turmeric, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of ground black pepper
2 x 200g white fish fillets
1 lime
1 bunch coriander – leaves and stalk
1/4 cup coconut water or water

METHOD
1. Combine ginger, turmeric, garlic, tamari, lime juice and olive oil into a bowl.
2. Fold in the finely chopped coriander root.
3. Spoon paste over the fish fillet and massage well on both sides.
4. Heat a pan over a medium heat and add the fish fillet.
5. Pour in 1/4 cup of water or coconut water then place on the lid and reduce the heat.
6. Braise on a low to medium heat for eight minutes
7. Serve with your choice of salad or vegetables & Enjoy!

Girls in Gi's 8th Anniversary Weekend!

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This coming weekend marks the 8th anniversary for Girls In Gis, which is an amazing organization dedicated to bringing women together in BJJ and providing a support network. Girls in Gis have grown exponentially over the past few years and it is so awesome to see how collectively woman can build something so amazing. I am super honoured to be the guest instructor along with the super talented Hannette Staack. We will both be sharing some techniques in a seminar the following day. Please book your spots asap for this event. It will be an opportunity not to be missed. 

Lifestyle camp in FLorida one month away!

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I am soooooo looking forward to this event - being by the beach, spending time with other amazing ladies and getting a much needed break.  My Lifestyle Camp is coming upin just over a month and I have a few spots available. Please email me at Sophia@sophiaFIT.com for any questions or to book your spot.  I have a fabulous team who are going to teach yoga, meditation and workshops with me.  I would also like to thank our awesome sponsors for the event who will be providing some goodies in the goodie bag! 

This is a time to train but to also relax, recharge and focus on you. My camp covers all aspects of health, with all nutritious, healthy meals provided, workouts and bjj training and then yoga performed by the lovely Jasmine Bienvenue. The emotional/spiritual/mental aspect will be covered in empowerment and meditation workshops by the amazing Tina West.  

This is going to be amazing! 

Who says broccoli is boring?

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Who says broccoli is boring? There are so many ways that we can make super healthy food delicious and still keep it healthy, in that it is mostly raw to retain all the enzymes which we need for digestion (and pretty much every other function in our bodies). Broccoli is loaded with vitamins and minerals and has anti cancer and anti inflammatory properties.   

I'll be releasing my recipe for this in my next newsletter. Jump on here to subscribe! http://www.sophiafit.com/subscribe/  

Master Worlds Camp at the UFC gym in review

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My Master Worlds Camp that I held last week at the UFC gym in Blue Diamond turned out to be unreal!. There were so many different people from so many different parts of the word who attended. We had people from Europe, Canada, Australia, Mexico and all across the USA.  The morning workshops were ladies only and the evening sessions were for both guys and girls. It was a good opportunity for me to be able to teach techniques that work better for women in the morning sessions but then also share the love of BJJ in general in the evening sessions. 

The focus of all the sessions were to keep sharp and stay moving. I did lots of drilling and reps for fundamental movement patterns and we discussed points and strategies. 

Teaching the ladie's morning session one of my favourite passes.

Teaching the ladie's morning session one of my favourite passes.

The evening session had a great turn out of men too. Gone are the days where only men taught. Ladies are out in the front teaching also. Jiu Jitsu is Jiu Jitsu and we can learn from everyone regardless of gender or size. 

So many of the peeps who attended went onto compete and medaled at the podium. I am super proud of all of you for getting out there and putting it all on the line! 

Stay tuned for more events that I will be holding at the UFC gym... I am excited and grateful for all the opportunities and all the amazing people who cross my path in the sport that we all love. 

Fuji girls!

Fuji girls!

Black and brown belt ladies at my camp!!!

Black and brown belt ladies at my camp!!!

The Master Worlds Training Camp starts this weekend!

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The Master Worlds Training Camp starts this weekend!!! The focus of the camp is to polish your A game. To work on a game plan, strategy, guard pulls, take downs, grip breaks, point system.. all the while the athlettes are getting acclimated here in Las Vegas. I will also be showing techniques that work really well for women and covering topics such as nutrition and weight cutting.

It is not too late to book your spot for the weekend, Monday and Tuesday mornings. So far there will be such an interesting mix of people from all over the world, all levels and all ages. 

The camp will be held at the UFC Gym. 4360 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139

Date: Saturday August 19 - Wednesday August 23

  1. Sessions times are as follows:
  2. Saturday August 19: 10am - 12pm
  3. Sunday August 20: 10am - 12pm
  4. Monday August 21: 10am - 11.30am, 7pm - 8pm
  5. Tuesday August 22: 10am - 11.30am, 7pm - 8pm
  6. Wednesday August 23, 10am - 11.30am, 7pm - 8pm

 

Personalised plans

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I just finished up filming some workouts for clients of mine who are doing personalised plans. I have some openings for September. If you are looking for a tailored meal plan or tailored workouts to help you lose weight, tone up or to improve overall health or sports performance feel free to email me for details. sophia@sophiaFIT.com  

Checkout the personalised plan page for more details: https://sophiadrysdale.squarespace.com/personalized-diet-workouts/