Fitness queen Chontel Duncan has revealed how hanging her sports wear up and making her bed every morning are key to her success
Fitness queen Chontel Duncan has revealed how hanging her sports wear up and making her bed every morning are key to her success.
The 32-year-old mother-of-five explained the simple jobs are just two of five daily habits that keep her on track and ready to kick goals.
She also likes to have her daily snacks organised in advance, schedule time for working out and always has a large, insulated water bottle on hand.
These habits help her feel ready to tackle her day with the confidence she won’t get sidetracked or take shortcuts with unhealthy food and drinks.
‘(Hanging my clothes) helps me to to feel motivated and takes the hassle out of rummaging through my drawers to find the perfect fit,’ she said.
While having healthy food and water on hand encourages her to keep hydrate and eat well.
When it comes to scheduling workouts Chontel say: ‘It is about making time.’
And she always makes her bed because in her mind ‘a successful day starts with a successful morning.’
Chontel likes to hang her gym clothes so she doesn’t have to rummage through a drawer to find what she needs
She gave birth to twins in January – she now has five young children
Chontel shared the tips on Instagram to her one-million followers before asking for their tips in return.
‘I sleep in my gym clothes so I have no excuse when I wake up,’ one woman said.
Another woman said she sets ‘motivational’ alarms and makes her bed while her coffee is brewing.
She also pre-makes her breakfast smoothie the night before and has a daily ‘to-do’ list to stop her from getting side tracked.
One mum said she likes to get up before her children so she can have ‘a few hours of peace in the morning before the chaos starts’.
What are Chontel’s five habits for success?
1 – Hang up your gym clothes
2 – Carry a large insulated water bottle
3- Schedule workouts
4- Pre-prepare healthy snacks
5 – Make the bed
Others just thanked her for the tips and complimented her on her ability to get things done.
‘I love this, thankyou. Scheduling is sexy,’ one woman said.
‘This is a great idea for gym clothes,’ one woman said after seeing Chontel’s neat racks filled with bras, crops and shorts.
Chontel recently shared pictures of her newborn twins who came in January at 31-week gestation after what she described as a difficult pregnancy.
The Brisbane-based trainer now has four sons and a daughter and opened up about her recent difficulty coping with the ‘exhausting fear’ of a ‘threatened miscarriage’ during the pregnancy.
Thankfully both babies were delivered safely by caesarean; the baby girl is named Havana Quinn Duncan and her twin brother is named Justice Quinn Duncan.
Chontel and her high school sweetheart Sam are now the proud parents of five young children all under the age of six.
Thankfully both babies were delivered safely by caesarean; the baby girl (pictured, left) is named Havana Quinn Duncan and her twin brother is named Justice Quinn Duncan (right)
Chontel shared the happy family news on Instagram with her one million followers along with images of the twins.
‘We all had our suspicions that these two would make an early appearance being a high-risk (threatened miscarriage) pregnancy. We just weren’t expecting them to arrive at 31weeks gestation,’ she wrote.
‘But here they are, thriving, kicking goals and winning the hearts of all the wonderful neonatal nurses and neonatologists.
‘We are absolutely smitten over these two angels, and the boys are VERY eager to meet them when they’re ready to come home sometime over the next eight weeks.’
The social media post was ‘liked’ more than 115,000 times and over 2,000 people congratulated the couple.
The loved-up couple have three older sons to introduce the twins to – Jeremiah, five, Swayde, four, and one-year-old Paris.
Chontel and her partner Sam are now the proud parents of five young children all under the age of six
Chontel shared the happy family news on Instagram with her one million followers along with images of the twins
Last October Chontel and Sam announced the pregnancy in an adorable video posted online.
The loved-up couple gaze adoringly at each other before popping two confetti canons which release a burst of blue followed by a plume of pink, indicating Chontel is expecting a boy and a girl.
The accredited nutritionist previously told Daily Mail Australia her baby news brings her ‘so much joy’ she ‘doesn’t know where to begin’.
‘It’s like everything I ever manifested has come to life,’ Chontel said.
‘I’ve wanted four boys since I was little, Sam is one of four boys and his house was always wild and fun. But after having two, we started getting the urge for a little princess, so this is like a dream come true.’
Chontel is already mother to three young sons: Jeremiah (right), Swayde (left) and Paris (in mum’s arms)
Last October Chontel and Sam announced the pregnancy in an adorable video posted online
The accredited nutritionist (pictured) described her baby news as a ‘dream come true’ last year
Asked how she juggles parenting with running a business and a wildly popular Instagram profile that boasts 1 million followers, Chontel admitted a lot of it is down to her devoted partner who has been by her side since the age of 14.
‘Sam is a very hands on husband and father. He does anything, we’re a great team,’ she said.
The happy news is all the more special given Chontel’s frightening health scares during her current and previous pregnancy with youngest son, Paris.
Chontel (pictured during her first trimester) has faced the ‘exhausting fear’ of ‘threatened miscarriage’ on her last two pregnancies
Chontel and husband Sam (pictured) met aged 14 and have been together ever since
The doting parents are delighted to be welcoming twins in late January 2022
The fitness queen experienced from ‘threatened miscarriage’, a common condition that occurs in 20 per cent of pregnancies before 20 weeks’ gestation which causes abdominal pain and heavy vaginal bleeding.
While the bleeding often stops, allowing a healthy pregnancy to continue, Chontel said she was struggling to cope with the reality that there is only a 50 to 83 per cent chance of carrying the baby to term.
‘To be completely open, the unknown of everyday is hard, exhausting and at times it can consume you,’ she explained.
‘I still live in fear and it’s exhausting having that weight over me everyday, but I have to put faith that my body will pull through. I want them here Earth side so badly.’