Food Regime

Discussing my eating habits, I realised that I’m a PIG… or a hobbit… a tall hobbit. My eating is clockwork, I swear!

8:00 Protein Shake (after workout)

9:30 Oatmeal with Banana or Yogurt & Berries or Eggs & toast

12:00 Lunch (Fish/tofu/something…)

2:00 Mixed Salad

4:00 Fruit, Nuts, Protein cookies, Licorice… something

5:30 Protein Shake (after second workout)

8:30 Dinner (Vegetarian mix of whatever I feel like)

Added with gallons of water & green tea.

#Hiit on the Beach today #Bermuda

#Hiit on the Beach today #Bermuda

The 52 Pickup.
Spades - Burpees
Clubs - Pushups
Diamonds - Situps
Hearts - Jump Squats
… if my math is correct, it’s 104 reps per suit. 
Goodluck!

The 52 Pickup.

Spades - Burpees

Clubs - Pushups

Diamonds - Situps

Hearts - Jump Squats

… if my math is correct, it’s 104 reps per suit. 

Goodluck!

5’8”, 145lbs vs 122lbs, Sweden vs Bermuda (hence serious tan difference, haha)… basically the only constant in this stitch is my camera. I had just finished backpacking Europe for a year and realised my lack of routine, nutrition & gym had taken a toll on my body. 
A lot of my progress is thanks to a vegetarian diet, with exception of seafood. 4-5 meals a day. I love my veggies. Gallons of water & greentea, and zero alcohol. My workouts consist of Bodyweight HIIT (mainly Zwow or Blogilates), Mauy Thai, Crossfit & some P90X. I’m pretty slack with cardio - I need to get into this more. When I do its usually swimming, interval running, jumprope or do a million jumping jacks.
I lost some muscle recently though, working 3 jobs and in&out of dental surgeries makes it near impossible to squeeze in a workout. So this is definitely not a final stage - I want a hell of a lot more muscle and toning. I never focused on what I weigh, more what I can pickup.

5’8”, 145lbs vs 122lbs, Sweden vs Bermuda (hence serious tan difference, haha)… basically the only constant in this stitch is my camera. I had just finished backpacking Europe for a year and realised my lack of routine, nutrition & gym had taken a toll on my body. 

A lot of my progress is thanks to a vegetarian diet, with exception of seafood. 4-5 meals a day. I love my veggies. Gallons of water & greentea, and zero alcohol. My workouts consist of Bodyweight HIIT (mainly Zwow or Blogilates), Mauy Thai, Crossfit & some P90X. I’m pretty slack with cardio - I need to get into this more. When I do its usually swimming, interval running, jumprope or do a million jumping jacks.

I lost some muscle recently though, working 3 jobs and in&out of dental surgeries makes it near impossible to squeeze in a workout. So this is definitely not a final stage - I want a hell of a lot more muscle and toning. I never focused on what I weigh, more what I can pickup.

Pre/Post Workout.
Showing some progress… got the goals insight.

Pre/Post Workout.

Showing some progress… got the goals insight.

Vegetarian Chili (kinda sorta Stew)

1 cup Lentils

1 can Pinto Beans

1 can Black Beans

1 Bell Pepper diced

pack of Mushrooms chopped

2 Carrots grated

1/2 Onion diced

1 tbs minced Garlic

Hot sauce

1. In a large pot, sautee onions, carrot & garlic.

2. In a seperate pot boil lentils for approx 10 minutes.

3. Add in beans & lentils to onion mix. Not all liquid, but some. I mashed up the pinto beans a little to add thickness.

4. Add in seasoning & whatever hot sauce you choose. I found some brilliant Dragon Sauce to spice it up.

4. Mix in mushrooms & bell pepper let simmer for approx 1 hour (or less, the longer the thicker the stew).

5. Serve over rice or in a bowl with melted cheese. Next day is even better =)

 

Winterfiller Lasagna!!!

I had to make 2 versions of this lasagna… my boyfriend requested meat, I’m the vegetarian… they both came out pretty tasty.

Whole Wheat Lasagna Pasta (instant)

1lb of Lean Ground Turkey (optional)

OR Vegetarian Option - 3 or 4 Portobello Mushrooms Chopped

2 Zucchinis sliced

Pack of regular mushrooms sliced

2 jars of Pasta Sauce (garlic, basil, sundried tomato… whatever you fancy) 

1 tub Ricotta cheese

1/2 pack of Spinach

1 pack of shredded mozzarella 

Heat Oven to 375F.

1. Cook ground beef OR sautee Portobello mushrooms with onions.

2. Add 1 jar of sauce and choice of spices - I used garlic powder, paprika, chili powder & a hit of tabasco sauce. 

3. Mix together ricotta cheese with spinach

4. Lay pasta strips in oiled lasagna pan.

5. Layer up ingredients - meat OR mushroom sauce, ricotta & spinach, chopped zucchini layer, chopped mushroom, then sauce again. Repeat.

6. Final layer should be just sauce… then covered with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle oregano, basil & italian seasoning on top. Use the extra sauce jar for the sides if needed… pasta layers should be completely covered in sauce to make sure the pasta cooks fully.

7. Cover with foil & bake for 40 min. Take foil off and bake for another 10 min.

To-Funky Spinach Quiche

Crust Ingredients

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 cup Oats

1/4 cup Crisco shortening

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1/2 cup cold Water (little less)

Crust Directions

1. Measure flour & oats into a bowl and chill in freezer for 1/2 hour.

2. Fork shortening and oil into flour until mixture texture is coarse.

3. Slowly mix in water until dough clumps together. 

4. Form the dough into 9” glass pie plate and crimp up the edges.

5. Chill in fridge until filling is ready.

Filling Ingredients

1lb Firm Tofu

1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast

1/2 pack frozen Spinach (dethawed & drained)

2 Eggs

1/4 cup Soy Milk

small chopped Onion

1 tbsp minced Garlic

1 tsp dried Basil

1/2 paprika

1/2 tsp salt

4 or 5 sun-dried tomatoes

Quiche Directions

1. Heat oven to 425F

2. Blend tofu, eggs, milk and nutritional yeast until creamy, set aside.

3. Heat oil and saute onions and garlic

4. Add spinach and seasonings.

5. Place spinach evening into crust.

6. Pour over tofu & egg mixture.

7. Dice sun dried tomatoes and place on top. Poke into mixture.

8. Dust over parmesan cheese and basil seasoning.

9. Bake for 10 minutes to set pie crust, turn temperature down to 375F then bake for 25 min, or until crust is golden.

Sweet Potato Bread with Carrot

I have been longing for Sweet Potato Bread for a whiiiillllleeeee now. Finally got my ass into gear and made a ‘loaf’. Then I ate almost all of it before remembering to a take a picture.

 

Sweet Potato Bread

1. Peel & Chop 3 big sweet potatoes

Put in boiling water for 15 -20 min

Mash Nicely.

2. Add in:

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup olive oil

2 eggs

1 large pureed carrot 

2/3 cup of sweet potato boiling water (or just water)

1 cup oats

1 3/4 cups wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

3. Pour into greased loaf pan

4. Bake at 375C for about 50 min

POP Pilates: Arm Attack 

WHOA (again)… I was looking for a killer arm workout & just found it. I love Cassey… but after repeating this 3x … I just cried on the floor. My triceps feel like lead. Definitely integrating this to my weekly arm workout routine.

Breakfast Protein Crepe & Egg Scramble

Protein Crepe Recipe

1 1/4 cup wheat flour

3 eggs

2 cups organic soy milk

1 (or 2 ) scoops of protein whey

Flaxseeds ( I should have used Flaxmeal instead of seeds tho - try that).

1. Mix together flour, whey & flax then add in milk.

2. Once batter is even whip in eggs.

3. Spray pan and frying individual crepes. (medium heat)

Egg Scramble

2 Large Eggs

1/4 Onion

Chopped Red Pepper

Fresh Parsley

Chopped Mushrooms

1. Mix eggs in bowl with dollop of soy milk.

2. Fry onions in some olive oil. 

3. Add in mushrooms & pepper.

4. Pour in eggs to frying pan, mix together & top with parsley.

Sweet Potato Burgers… Mmmmmmm

2 Large Sweet Potatoes (Boiled & Mashed)

1 can Cannellini white beans (drained)

1/2 cup Wheat Flour

Chopped Fresh Parsley 

Seasoning: Paprika, Chili Powder, Garlic Salt & Nutritional Yeast

1. After boiling sweet potatoes mash them together with the cannellini beans. 

2. Add flour plus all desired seasoning.

3. I ended up adding breadcrumbs in to thicken the mixture and making it easier for frying.

4. Heat olive oil in a frying pan then scoop mixture into patties and fry on both sides.

These ended up being QUITE delicious. I added avocado, spinach, cabbage & tomatoes to the meal. 

(Source: kblog.lunchboxbunch.com)

HIIT Bodyweight Workout

WHOAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

Just completed 3 rounds of this and I’m drowning sweat. Great workout. What I love most is that it’s all bodyweight. I move house a lot (big understatement) - so the least amount equipment as possible really helps. I switched out the earthquake on the 3rd round for P90X Mason Twist… my pushups are still by knee. Planks… hard… but… wow. Loved this.

(Source: blogilates.com)

INput & OUTput

Workout

Brazilian Butt Lift - High & Tight and Tummy Tuck

Food Log

Breakfast - omelet with mushrooms, onions & green collard. 

Lunch - Turkey Lasagna

Dinner - Turky Lasagna

Snack - almonds, banana, alpen cereal with 2% milk, popcorn

Drink - water

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INput & OUTput

Workout

None today. Artist mode.

Food Log

Breakfast - Banana, Alpen with blueberries & flaxseeds & 2% milk

Lunch - Tuna Salad

Dinner - Omlette

Snack - peach, cherry tomatoes, goldfish, banana

Drink - water

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