Friday. For some, it equals swapping high heels for sneakers, indulging in long lunches that start your weekend early, or mentally checking out by lunchtime.
For us at Remix HQ (and everyone who understands the world of publishing, in fact), Friday can often be our busiest day of the week, as we crank out as much content as possible before bottles start poppin’ come 5pm.
The world of publishing (as wonderful as it is) can induce periods of immense stress, with deadlines looming almost daily. And the best way to release our stress? Exercise, obvs.
Steven and I have committed to working out together once a week, to not only keep our stress levels at bay, but to get our bods beach ready! Working out with a buddy helps to hold you accountable, and gives us some time to blow off some steam, before we battle out the final few hours of work before the weekend celebrations kick off! Yaaas!
Every Friday, Steven and I will be heading down to Ponsonby’s Western Park for a bit of a goss and a serious sweat sesh. About 20 minutes before we head out, we'll fuel up with our HORLEYS HAVOC to keep all cylinders firing throughout our session! The pre-workout formula is the perfect midday pick-me-up, and means our muscles will be working hard from woah to go!
Check out our partner workout and playlist, here!
100m Shuttle Runs
(Repeat x 5)
15 x Switch & Squat
15 x Curtsy Lunge & Side Kick
15 x Burpees
15 x Plank & Kick Through
15 Push-Up & Plank Jack
(Repeat x 3)
Power walk back to the office
By the time we’ve finished, we’re both ravenous. All that bouncing around has built our appetites, so we both keep our desks stocked with grab-and-go, high protein HORLEYS snacks.
My all-time favourite is the HORLEYS CARBLESS DELIGHT PEANUT CARAMEL (which legitimately tastes like a Snickers bar), closely followed by the HORLEYS CARBLESS DELIGHT WHITE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE flavour. Both of these babies contain less than 110 calories per bar, which is great considering I’m counting my calories closely in the lead up to my wedding next year!
Steven’s go-to is the HORLEYS CARB LESS CRUNCH ROCKY ROAD – the perfect accompaniment to his post-workout cup of tea! Containing 16g of protein, this bad boy helps tie him over between breakfast and lunch. The hardest part is knowing how to stop at just one bar…
Later in the day, we’ve been whipping up this epic smoothie to help us refocus mid-afternoon. Blueberries and spinach both work to combat stress, making this perfect to smash out during your busy work day. Steven uses HORLEYS 100% WHEY in his, while I always opt for HORLEYS SCULPT, which is specially formulated to address women’s needs. Hey ladies!
STRESS LESS CHOC BERRY SMOOTHIE
- ½ cup ice
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 small handful washed baby spinach
- 1 scoop HORLEYS 100% WHEY IN CHOCOLATE OR / HORLEYS SCULPT IN MILK CHOCOLATE FLAVOUR
- ½ cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until the desired consistency, adding more milk to thin the shake out, or more ice to make it thicker.
Pour into a glass and enjoy! If you like a really smooth shake, you can strain the mixture first.
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By Steven Fernandez & Ashleigh Coldicutt