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Sweet Potato Soup

1kg Sweet Potatoes (SPs)

2 Large Onions

2 Veg Stock Cubes

2 Large Ginger Roots

1 Tube Garlic Paste

1 Tube Tomato Puree

Cumin Powder

 

Roughly chop SPs and distribute evenly-ish between 2 medium/large saucepans.

Roughly chop onions and place one in each pan.

Grate Ginger Roots and again place one in each pan.

Stock cubes – 1 in each pan.

Tube garlic/tom puree – ½ in each pan.

Cumin – VERY generous sprinkle in each pan.

 

Boil kettle and top up both pans with hot water, to cover level of ingredients-ish.

Bring to boil and simmer for 10mins. Turn off heat and leave with lid on for further 15-20mins.

Blend with a hand blender in the pans – be careful it’ll still be quite hot eh!

 

An idiots guide to portioning soup:
I set out the required portion number of Tupperware pots. At the mo I’m shooting for 125g of SP per portion to give 30g-ish carbs so that’s 8 portions/Tupperware containers.

I then place an open freezer bag in each container. It’s then easy to place container on scales and dish out and to go back and add more – with the container supporting the bag/fluid.

I guestimate 250g of mixture to start and then depending on how much is left just wing it to dish last bits out or add in 25g-50g increments to each portion until all divided up.

Let cool a little before freezing or refrigerating.

The mixture can be quite thick as my pans aren’t huge -not so much liquid- so I just add more water to each portion at the time as I heat up.

I don’t add protein portion at this time, then I can change it up, normally chicken but sometimes white fish.

 

Cauliflower Mash

1 LARGE/EXTRA Large Cauliflower

200g Low Fat (Lactose Free) Cheddar

Extra Low Fat Mayo

French’s Mustard

 

Cut off the leaves of the cauliflower chop and place in a small pan – this are totally edible, full of extra fibre, but need abit more cooking then the florets.

Cut up the florets into a large pan.

Cut up too the main stem and place in pan with leaves – it too needs abit more cooking.

Boil kettle and top up both pans with hot water, to cover level of ingredients-ish.

Bring to boil and simmer for 10mins.

For the leaves/stem – turn off heat and leave with lid on for further 15-20mins.

For the florets drain immediately.

Place a clean tea towl in a large bowl and tip the florets into this to help dry out well, we don’t want soggy mash! Cover also with a clean tea towel, this also will help with cruciferous smells in the kitchen!

After the allotted time drain & add the leaves/stem to this bowl also.

Slide/jiggle the tea towel out from under cauliflower.

Tip in the grated cheese, add a couple of generous dollops of the mayo and a generous squirt of the French’s mustard or anything other seasoning you prefer.

Blend with a hand blender in the pan and potion out.

I get 8 150-200g portions with 25g cheese in each portion.

 

Happy Nomming!

🙂 xx

 

 

 

 

Week 12

-2lb loss… WootWoot! Hit 1st Stone! 🙂

(12wks = -14lb total)

Diet this week:

Saturday (High)

meal 1 – 1 scoop protein +50g oats + 2 figs
snack – tuna + 3 rice cakes
meal 3 – SweetPotatoSoup (125g potato)+150g Chkn
snack – banana
CHEAT

Sunday (Med)

meal 1 – 3 slices toast+1/2tin bakedbeans+3 poached eggs+cheese!!!

snack – Missed

meal 3 – SweetPotatoSoup (125g potato)+150g Chkn
snack – tuna + 4 rice cakes
meal 6 – 150g salmon + veg
Snack – 200ml egg whites + TbspAlmondButter

Monday (Low)

meal 1 – 1 scoop protein +50g + 2 figs
snack – 150g WhiteFish + veg
meal 3 – SweetPotatoSoup (125g potato)+150g Chkn
snack – 150g WhiteFish + veg
Post WO shake
meal 6 – 150g salmon + veg
snack – 200ml egg whites + TbspAlmondButter

Tuesday (Zero)

meal 1 – 1 whole egg within 250ml whites
snack – 150g WhiteFish + veg
meal 3 – 150g WhiteFish + veg + 1tbsp Udos
snack – 150g WhiteFish + veg
Post WO shake
meal 6 – 150g steak + veg
snack – missed, just too late

Wednesday (High)

meal 1 – 1 scoop protein +50g oats
snack – tuna + 3 rice cakes (naughty addition of soft cheese!)
meal 3 – SweetPotatoSoup (125g potato)+150g Chkn
snack – banana
Post WO shake

meal 6 – 150g salmon + veg
Snack – missed, just too late (gonna speak to Rachel, I’m just not into this meal, feels like too much)

Thursday (Med)

meal 1 – 1 scoop protein +50g oats
snack – 150g WhiteFish + veg

meal 3 – SweetPotatoSoup (125g potato)+150g Chkn
snack – tuna + 4 rice cakes (naughty addition of soft cheese!)
Post WO shake
meal 6 – Large Chkn kebab (BUT, no garlic sauce and no chips)
Snack – missed, but think previous meal had more than enuf protein!

Friday (Low)

meal 1 – 1 scoop protein +50g oats
snack – 150g WhiteFish + veg
meal 3 – SweetPotatoSoup (125g potato)+150g Chkn
snack – 150g WhiteFish + veg
Post WO shake
meal 6 – 150g salmon + veg
snack – 200ml egg whites + TbspAlmondButter

WOs this week:

Monday

AM – 20 stairbiatch L10+20dreadmill 5.5km/p/h-2.5%inc
PM – Legs – freakin awesome session! Buzzing!
Squat(not inc. bar): 10kg x15reps, 20×12, 30×9, 40×6(WootWoot! Ass to grass for last 3reps on last set!!!)
LegPress: 50kgx15reps, 100×12, 150×9, 200×6 (WootWoot! ALL full ROM!!!) 100x(10reps@round the clock positions on plate; feet 2gether@ 12, feet wide@ 11+1, 7+5, 2gether@6)OweeEee!!! Love it!
SLDL(DBs): 14kgx15reps, 16×12, 18×9, 20×6 (woooOoooHoooOooo!!!)
Lunges: JustMyFatAssx15reps (each leg) x3sets ‘normal’ (WootWoot!Chuffed! I did 3sets, each straight thru no break/stopping!)
Freakin awesome session! Hard work, sweating lots! Frickin love it!
Stretching

Tuesday

AM – short walk… Dropped Mark off at the station and headed to gym…ooops! ‘someone’ had slept in, it’s supposed to open at 6am, but at 6.45 the place was still in darkness!
PM – longer walk with clubland, great pace, very sweaty, legs abit heavy frm weights yesterday, but a good session. Was planning on gym but was such a gorgeous evening thought I should take advantage of light, it’ll b dark at 4pm before we know it eh.

Wednesday

AM – erm…rain lashing on window at 6am vs loverley warm bed…no contest…naughty FiFi!
Then felt sluggish all day at work and was jacking myself up on caffeine 😦
PM – Chest+Bis+abs:
Did both chest & bis exercises opposite way round cos of equipment usage, actually did me the world of good whilst weights not increasing, great to feel diff warm up & then tensions/pressures on muscles – excellent WO!
InclineDBChestPress: 12kgx15reps, 14×12, 16×9, 18×6(freakin awesome! Could feel the top of the pec under immense pressure at top of reps on last set – growing nicely)
CableFly: 5kg(each stack)x15reps, 6.25×12, 7.5×9, 10×6(strong)
SingleArmCableCurls: 2.5kgx15reps, 3.25×12, 5×9, 6.25×6(really strong – up nxt time)
AssistedChinUps: 55kgsx15reps, 50×12, 45×9, 40×6(down 5 – nice n strong – stick here forabit)
RomanChair: 4x15reps
Stretching

Thursday

AM – 20 Stairbiatch (L10)+ 20 incline dreadmill (6.2kph/2.5inc)
PM – Shoulders+Tris
MilitaryBarbellPress: 10kg(incBar) x15reps, 12.5×12, 15×9, 17.5×6(strong but think I’d lose form if heavier)
SideRaise: 4kg x15reps, 4×12, 4×9, 6×6(stronger)
FrontRaise: 10kgbarbell x15, x12, x9, x6 (lying front onto an incline bench)
FrontRaise: 10kgplate steering wheels x15reps, x12, x9, x6
DB SkullCrushers: 4kgDBs x15reps , 6×12, 8×9, 10×6(tough but strong)
CableRearDeltExt: 2.25kg x15reps, 5×12, x9, x6(form before weight – great muscle contraction connection)
BenchDips: JustMyFatAss x15reps, +5kg plate x12, +10×9, +15×6
WeightedCrunches: 15kgx15reps X3sets set full ROM)
Stretching

Friday

AM – erm…Mark came home last night, missed him and he was loverley and snugly in a warm bed…no contest…naughty FiFi!
PM – Back tonight

Kinda, been up & down this week & was honestly not gonna b surprised with a maintain or a small gain!

Have had some feakin awesome WOs, but I was feeling quite guilty about a few off plan condiments appearing.

I do feel a lot better though, just walking, I can feel my body’s working better, and in the gym, I think I just look fat now not quite so beached whale-esk! And I very nearly squeezed in a size 16 skirt!

However was then sufficiently ‘meh’ last night to totally not feel guilty about the chkn kebab, and commented to Mark on the drive to shop that I like the more relaxed diet, just wish I wasn’t so disappointed with 1lb weekly losses at the same time! I know if I tightened up they could be 2lb losses, but just not feeling it.

But this am losing 2lbs and hitting the stone (14lb) I thought, mmm, not sure I was right last night!

Other motivation is that whilst marks lost more than me this year, stats across the last 3months, when I’ve been focussed, show I’ve actually lost more in that period!

Have a great w/e everyone

🙂 xx

Week 11

-1lb loss… meh…

(11wks = -12lb total) 🙂

Diet this week:

Breakii:

Mon+Fri (Day 4s = Zero) – 250ml scrambled egg whites inc. 1 whole egg

Tues+Wed+Thurs (Days 1,2,3) – 50g Oats+200ml egg whites inc. 1 whole egg+dash; sweetner, salt, cinnamon, mixed spice + 75g blueberries – baked in hot oven for 15mins (whilst change+shower)

Meal 2:

Mon – 150g white fish + cabbage

Tues – 3 rice cakes with 150g tuna

Wed – 150g white fish + cabbage

Thurs – 150g white fish + cabbage

Fri – 150g chkn + broccoli + cauliflower mash

Lunch:

Mon – 150g white fish + cabbage

Tues – Homemade sweet potato soup (125g potato) + 150g chkn

Wed – Homemade sweet potato soup (125g potato) + 150g chkn

Thurs – Homemade sweet potato soup (125g potato) + 150g chkn

Fri – 150g chkn + broccoli + cauliflower mash

Meal 4:

Mon – 150g white fish + cabbage

Tues – Banana

Wed – 3 rice cakes with 150g tuna

Thurs – 150g white fish + cabbage

Fri – 150g chkn + broccoli + cauliflower mash

Post WO Shake: Tues+Wed+Thurs

Dinner: 150g chkn+veg (Steak/lean mince on zero days; Mon+Fri)

Meal 6: 150ml eggwhites – baked in hot oven for 15mins. This is then topped with a mixture of banana protein powder+tbsp almond butter+dash; soya milk, cinnamon, mixed spice

WOs this week:

Sunday

Legs:
Squat(not inc. bar): 10kg x15reps, 20×12, 30×9, 40×6(really focused to parallel on last 2 sets, felt better than last WO) LegPress: 50kgx15reps, 100×12, 150×9, 200×6 (heavy! Not full ROM) 100x(10reps@round the clock positions on plate; feet 2gether@ 12, feet wide@ 11+1, 7+5, 2gether@6)OweeEee!!! Love it! LoL
SLDL(DBs): 14kgx15reps x3sets (still great mind/muscle connection on these! Up frm last wk, but think I can go heavier stil!)
Lunges: JustMyFatAssx15reps (each leg) x3sets ‘normal’ (WootWoot!Chuffed! I did 3sets! Hard work but, sweating lots! All good)
Stretching

Great session!
Don’t normally schedule WOs ona w/e, but 2 zero carb days occur this coming week so wanted to get all weights sessions in, and have scheduled them all for carb days, all b it a low day today, but had carbs at breakii, just only 1 more portion today. So doin legs today means I hit all body parts/splits in next week

Monday

Good day – am+pm: 20 Stairbiatch (L10)+ 10 incline dreadmill (5.5kph/2.5inc)
TiredLegs.com
Frickin awesome Dinner! I’ve discovered cauliflower mash, NOM!
Zero carbs made easy pee zee!

Tuesday

Another good day:
Am – 20stairbiatch+10dreamill
Pm – Chest+Bis:
InclineDBChestPress: 12kgx15reps, 14×12, 16×9, 18×6(sticking with 18s but really strong – will slow reps down b4 progressing to 20s)
CableFly: 5kg(each stack)x15reps, 6.25×12, 7.5×9, 10×6(stronger)
SingleArmCableCurls: 2.5kgx15reps, 3.25×12, 5×9, 6.25×6(really strong)
AssistedChinUps: 60kgsx15reps, 55×12, 50×9, 45×6(5 off assistance – good/strong – down 5 again nxt wk)
RomanChair: 3x15reps
Stretching

Wednesday

Great day!
AM – 20 Stairbiatch (L10)+ 10 incline dreadmill (5.5kph/2.5inc)
PM – great back session:
Deads: 25kgx15reps, 30×12, 35×9, 40×6 (felt strong/great!)
AssistedWideGripPullUps: 55kgx15reps, 50x12reps, 50×9, 50×6(hard! Stick here for now)
NarrowGripCableRow: 25kgx15reps, 30×12, 35×9, 40×6(heavy! Stick here for now need to increase ROM)
BackExtensions: mex15reps, 2.5×12, 5×9, 10×6(felt great/strong! Hitting glutes+hammies beautifully! Go up 5 next week!)
WeightedCrunches: 15kg x15reps x3sets(slowing diwn each set, working full range of motion – felt stronger/great!)
Stretching

Thursday

Another good day!
AM – 20 Stairbiatch (L10)+ 10 incline dreadmill (5.5kph/2.5inc)
PM – Shoulders+Tris – great session!
MilitaryBarbellPress: 10kg(incBar) x15reps, 12.5×12, 15×9, 17.5×6(strong but think I’d lose form if heavier)
SideRaise: 4kg x15reps, 4×12, 4×9, 4×6(form before weight – slowing successive sets down)
FrontRaise: 10kgbarbell x10reps x3sets (lying front onto an incline bench – again slowing rather than upping weight)
FrontRaise: 10kgplate steering wheels x10reps x3sets
DB SkullCrushers: 4kgDBs x15reps , 6×12, 8×9, 10×6(tough but strong)
DB ReverseExtensions: (sacked these – just don’t like ’em/can’t b arsed!)
CableRearDeltExt: 2.25kg x15reps, 5×12, x9, x6(form before weight – tho did increase – great muscle contraction connection)
BenchDips: JustMyFatAss x15reps, +5kg plate x12, +10×9, +15×6
RomanChair: 15repsx3sets
Stretching

Friday

Meh, not such a good day – see below

AM – 20 Stairbiatch (L10)+ 20 incline dreadmill (5.5kph/2.5inc)

PM – plan = 20 Stairbiatch (L10)+ 10 incline dreadmill (5.5kph/2.5inc)

 

…Meh…

Just abit meh.

Really disappointed with my 1lb loss.

I really felt/feel soOo much slimmer this week.

Mark’s now 14lb lighter than me, I joked/commented that I prob have 14lb more muscle than him, and I prob do, but it still doesn’t make me feel great that I’m soOo much heavier than my husband!

BUT, I have only done 30mins CV each am and none after weights! So 1lb loss is pretty good for so little CV so I should be happy!

BUT, I do feel soOo much better/fitter, stronger and more flexible, just this fecking fat suit! GGGgggRRRrrr!!!

Just gotta keep going.

So I’ll continue and hope I score a 2lb week this week to hit a stone loss.

But think I’m happier to plod on with 1lb loss each week and so little cardio than do extra cardio and only lose an extra 1/2lb?

New diet plan is working very well though. I feel more inclined to stick to it of a w/e and am happy/don’t have problem with no carb dinners each PM, esp now I’ve discovered cauliflower mash!

Got LOTS of new gym gear this week to! I’m short of fat gym stuff, when I was walkies I would wear the same stinky outfit each day and just wash once a week, no-one around to small me at 6.30am! But at the gym and going twice a day now, so got 5xjog pants and 5xvest tops from Amazon-SportsDirect..£40!!! I love a great bargain!

 

So whilst a little meh today, generally feeling positive about the next 7weeks

This blogs inspiration come from me!

http://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/fiona-mackenzie-body-transformation.html

Have a great w/e everyone

:-)xx

 

More Potato!!??!!

Forgot to update on the w/e! Sorry

Sat

Mark busied himself in the garden, weeding & tidying. I pottered in the house in between meals, tidying, putting washing on popping to Tesco to get supplies. After 4pm meal I was knackered! I think the carbs comatose me? I had a 2hr nap! We hadn’t planned what we wanted/fancied for cheat, so we decided to pop out for a drive to http://www.theinnonthelake.co.uk/eat_drink_with_us/ Delicious! We both had Crab+Choritso Risotto, me with a glares of Rioja and mark with a pint of Doombar.

Sun

Bitov housework interspersed with meals, bitov food prep, not so tired today, but loverley soak in the tub arvo.

Got some steak for last meal, to vary the chkn for Mark bless him! Jeez it’s expensive! But it was VERY tasty!

Tried pre-bed meal option of oats with quark, dear god, NO! Or am I not supposed to cook the oats?! Seriously like eating wallpaper paste!

 

But overall w/e went well, it’s all going very well so far 🙂

Much prefer weekdays TBH, neva thought I’d be preferring the lower carb days!

I have to eat a LOT of carbs at each meal on a w/e, and I struggle!

But, was GREAT having baked potato for breakki with my eggs, MUCH better than bread, just a shame I can’t have the smoked salmon too!

Monday seeming to be a low day for me, post carb come down? And I do have a mini panic from having eaten soOo many carbs, it’s a relief to get back to the lower carbs, tho again I did enjoy my baked potato after the gym last night! But it feels deserved/justified then.

Headz in a VERY good place tho, really don’t want to cheat on plan, keep thinking of my loverley wardrobe I wanna get back in and shocking everyone with my transformation. Then building me some more loverley muscle next year and then qualifying the following, gotta rmbr that each day builds on those goals and that I’m very spoilt to be able to be putting my plans into action with little stress.

:-)xx

Week 2

WootWoot!

2lb loss

🙂

Diet this week: all beautifully spot on 🙂

Breakii: Mon+Fri – Eggs+smoked salmon  Tues/Wed/Thurs – Asparagus+poached eggs

Meal 2: shake with almond butter

Lunch: Chkn+cabbage+TspUdo’sOil+TspSesameOil

Meal 4: Cheese+cucumber

Post WO Shake (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Dinner Post WO: Baked potato+Chkn+GreenBeans

Dinner Post CV: MisoSoup+WhiteFish+GreenBeans

Meal 6: Quark+almond butter+cinamon+mixed spice

Monday

Failed to wake for walkies after the late night, but diet spot on and did start back on the weights at the gym, trying a little PHA routine to warm me back into things (PeripheralHeartAction – Doing upper body excercise followed by a lower body exercise to get blood pumping/flowing hard):

20 reps SuperSets x3sets:

15kg barbell squat with 15kg barbell incline chest press

30kg lat pull down with 10kg DBs SLDL

1x20reps 20kg kettlebell sumo squats

Stretching

Tuesday

Great walkies tonight, 50mins! To make up for missing Mon am. Out this am too.

Tried a cple of other podcasts, some Canadian Dean Dwyer, make shift happen, OMFG he’s annoying! & he thinks he’s soOo clever with the title! Gillian Michaels, was quite hopeful of his one, but man she’s negative, not necessarily in what she says although she did gripe abit, but the tone of her voice, she’s bitter!

So bak to 5* 😉

Ms FlickFit is happy to give me a potato replacement for bread for w/e breakiis, yay! I love bread but not without butter & with mainly egg whites, will work much better with potatoes! 🙂

Doah! Just looked at plan again, I can have quark on a w/e pm! YaY! 🙂

Had a loverley soak in hot-tub tonight, bit tight after 1st weights.

Wednesday

VERY sore today! Avoiding the foam roller, it hurts enough even when I don’t! Totally slept in too after hot-tub, so missed walkies, but not too worried as plan to start 5.30pm spin on a Thurs for cardio and that’ll make up for missed walk, not gonna make a habit of it though.

NOT looking forward to weights, but sat thinking at work scanning (VERY boring job!) about after comp and the lady at Magnet (when we were looking at kitchens) commenting on my legs, how fabby and toned they were and that you could tell I trained… I want those legs back!… So I guess I’ll be sucking it up at the gym tonight then! Feels good to be back on weights tho, just very wrong that I’m soOo fat, I don’t like how my movement’s restricted cos of my fat suit it’s fecking annoying! I didn’t mind when lighter, cos I’m strong and enjoy intimidating young lads by lifting heavier than them! 😉

Thing is when I lose weight, people don’t recognise me, so they just think it’s someone new not hey that fat lady’s done awesome! (as wardrobe changes too!)

Ended up being a great session tonight! Nowhere near as bad as I feared once I warmed up. Sods law gorgeous pm when I’m due in gym, nearly swapped for a walk, but I was really looking forward to my baked potato, so gym it was! 🙂

SuperSets 20reps X3sets:

Static Lunges – just my fat ass, 15 each leg (left quad ridiculously tight!?!)

With

Incline DB Chest Press: 8kg, 10kg, 10kg (up for 2 count, hard squeeze, down for 4 count)

And

SLDL: 8kg (was scared to do 10s as soOo sore, 8s hit the spot nicely, better form)

With

WideGripPullUps: assisted-70kg, was squeezing hard, lots of weight to keep form, but was working hard)

Stretching

Thursday

Phew! Spin was tough but great fun!

Walkies this am too. Very attractive picture posted on FB LoL, but I’m proud of my efforts in last chance WO! 😉

Had a low moment this arvo, but feel better & hubby’s home.

Friday

GREAT walkies this am, tried my playlist from prep and I just kept up with it! Couldn’t get anywhere near 2 weeks ago, so def progress.

Was really pumping my arms with my little 1.5kg hand weights, had quite a sweat on, LOVE it! 🙂

Gym tonight for another circuit and then BAKED POTATO! 🙂

 

Have a great w/e everyone!

:-)xx

1st Weekend/CarbUp

Mixed feeling about the w/e
Felt abit weird eating soOo many carbs and I missed exercising!
Bitova double whammy, eating more and exercising less!
Didn’t feel bloated at all but ‘visits’ were NOT good  Mayb the toast I was allowed for breakii?
May try the oat breakii option instead next w/e and see. Just I try to have a little whey as poss, as too much defo disagrees with me, will email flick in a mo
Cheat Sat PM was nice, some nommy BBQ type products frm M&S; ribs, steak kebabs with pine nut pasta & their delish fragrant salad pot, expensive but has flowers in! I also had half an avocado as wasn’t on plan for Sun at all.
Really missed my bedtime quark, so gonna add that request to email to see if that can be an option for w/e too.
Sun was such a loverley PM we popped out for a drive. I was due a meal in 30mins, but was only an hours round trip, and chkn n rice was ready for nomming on my return
AaaRrrGggHhh! Disaster! There was an incident on opposite carriage way on way out, at least we weren’t stuck in traffic or involved, but traffic was building up, so Mark wisely decided he should feed me somewhere, else suffer with a crazii hungry wife stuck in traffic, LoL! So we stopped at http://www.oldthorns.com/golf-course-in-hampshire/ just saw the signs, didn’t know it was there! Fabulous! So we had calvery and I was able to stick to plan having plain meat with boiled potatoes+veg, perfect!
Didn’t get back till 9.30, luckily weeks plan doesn’t take much prep.

Mon failed to wake for walkies after the late night

YaY! Ms FlickFit is happy to give me a potato replacement for bread for w/e breakiis! I love bread but not without butter & with mainly egg whites  work much better with potatoes!
Doah!  Just looked at plan again, I can have quark in a w/e pm! YaY!

:-)xx

Week 1

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WootWoot! Excellent 1st week!

Weigh this am…. -4.5lb!!??!! In 4days!!??!!
I know it’s mostly water & stored muscle glycogen but still motivating for me
Just not gonna step on scales Mon am ‘outov interest’ after w/e carb up LoL!

Diet has been spot on:
Breakii: Eggs+smoked salmon (Thurs 2 poached eggs with asparagus)
Meal 2: shake with almond butter
Lunch: Salmon+cabbage (I LOVEee cabbage)(today chkn+cabbage+Udo’s Oil and Sesame oil, more about Udo’s oil in a supplement post to come)
Meal 4: Cheese+cucumber
Post WO Shake (only after weights based WO, not after CV, so Mon, Wed & Fri)
Dinner: Mon – Rice & Green Beans, with Tuna

Tues – Baked potato & Green Beans, with Gammon

Wed – Rice & Green Beans, with Chkn

(very NOM! Loverley garlic n herb rub on chkn & a dash of balsamic on beans)

Thurs – Salad+Green Beans, with Squid+Chkn

Fri  – Rice & Green Beans, with tuna burgers

Meal 6: Quark+almond butter+cinamon+mixed spice – NOM!

Mon

Coping fine with the low carbs thru day, not hungry at all, thank you Ms FlickFit
Gym was tough, only a 20min TRX circuit but I pushed hard and was sweating!
3xs thru:
Squat x20 reps (narrow stance, wider, wide)
Chest press x20 reps
ReverseLunges x10 reps each leg (really low/long, LOVE these)
Row x20 reps
Stretching
Did 1.7 mile walk in the am too. Listening to the smarter science of slim podcasts (will do a blog on these also), bit slow, but really enjoying them

Tuesday

Bit hungry this arvo, had 4pm meal at 3.30 & was worried I’d b ravenous by dinner but I was ok actually.
1.7m walkies this am & tonight, mark joined me tonight, was nice, helped as I’m quite tight in quads and lower back tonight. Walk and good hot tub soak have really helped though 🙂
Taking advantage of relaxed office environment too and doing some foam rollaring in the boardroom of a lunchtime if free! I never find the time otherwise and figured I don’t take my lunch often so this’ll get me away from my desk for a break and help my training/recovery too, win,win.

Wednesday

Very good day today!
Walkies this am, plus cycled to/frm work as time trials in the area & traffic could have been a complete mare, didn’t look too bad actually, but extra cardio makes up for unauthorised carbs last night, ish (carbs only on WO pm’s) oops!
Thought gym wud b quite painful, but in the zone, endorphins flowing, was great! Sweating a LOT! Same TRX routine as Mon, really focusing on keeping core tight throughout.
Was very thirsty today, & abit hungry, but fatso’s stomach has to shrink a little! Had drunk 2L water by 1pm!?! Only drank another half in arvo & then half at gym tonight.
Looking forward to b pre-bed cheesecake! Well it tastes like it to me!

Thursday

Mark sold the Corrado (VR6) last night
VERY sad to see it go, but it seems to have gone to a good home and he has got a rather fabulous new toy on the drive to polish 😉 so onwards & upwards.
Another good day. Walkies this am. REALLY enjoying listening to my SmaterScience of Slim podcasts. They can a bit slow & repetitive but that suits me as I’m not used to audio chat. There’s a British woman in the discussions & her British humour saves it somewhat. The way the info’s put across is just really working for me, making me think, all good!
Still quite thirsty today, more so this arvo?
Not as hungry.
Foam rollaring at lunchtime, great! OweEe!
Walkies tonight, tough.

Friday

So far so good.

Walkies this am. Car’s in garage so have to pik that up after work, which will not motivate me to gym being later in, but I will go, I want my carbs for dinner! And it’s only 20mins eh!?

Got my carb-up plans from Ms FlickFit, CARBTASTIC!

Will update you prob Sun pm or Mon

Have a great w/e everyone!

:-)xx