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TIU 31 day challenge and 7 day slim down

Hiiiii it’s been such a long time since i wrote in here, I needed a long brake. But now i want to write again 🙂 So I’m starting off with a challenge i just completed, well actually 2 challenges.

I found Tone It Up in 2012 and purchased their lifetime membership, however I have actually never really used it before. Not sure why, however I felt like I wanted a change in my body so I decided to give it a try. I have been working out on and off for years, and tend to get sick everytime I do work out. So I always felt like I had to start over and that is not motivating in it self. So I have for the past few month been doing good, listening to my body while working out and eating pretty good and trying to rest. So that why I decided to do this challenge. I work better when I challenge myself so that’s why I love doing these types of challenges.

Tone It Up was created by 2 best friends here is a little of their story copied from their website 😉 Karena and Katrina, the founders of the Tone It Up have brought a fresh approach to fitness with their fun, energetic, girlfriend-to-girlfriend method of getting fit.  Since founding Tone It Up, they have built a brand of fitness products, community, retreats, nutrition plans and have graced the pages of Shape, SELF, In Style, Women’s Health and featured in Forbes and People. You can read more about them clicking on the link https://www.toneitup.com/about-karena-and-katrina-founders-of-tone-it-up/

So in october they had a 31 day fitness/ nutrition challenge and they basically give you everything you need. A whole nutrition plan, different meal suggestions, what time to eat what and daily workouts. They actually have daily workouts daily so you don’t have to do a challenge to do them. And I did really good, with a few days of not eating perfectly. It was my birthday during the challenge so I cheated a little 🙂 but it was worth it. I also ate a few peices of candy when my boss had bought some candy that I used to eat as a child, it was like walking down memory lane hehe. So it was worth it for me. I also didn’t work out everysingle day, I only missed 4 days total in the month. When it came to the food, I ate a little more calories sometimes then what they had suggested. Only becuase I lost too much energy when I didn’t.

Then when the challenge was over they threw in a 2nd challenge the 7 day slimdown. Just to enhense the results more. It was great, I also ate a little more on seartan meals during this challenge. So I know I could have had even more defined results. I do see a difference after both and I am super excited.

So I am sort of staying on their meal plans, and their way of eating. I still eat paleoish/ vegetarian which fits in the frames of Tone It ups meal build up.

I highly recommend Tone It Up check them out. You feel very supported by them which is fantastic. The also recommend that you connect with other tiu member to get more support.

Here are my before and after pictures, I feel and see a difference especially in the stomach area.  The love handles and petruding of my belly has shrunk yaayyy I am happy with my results. It is just the beginning ❤

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Week 4 Day 1 & 2 of my dmotiv8or fitness challenge

Hi 🙂 Since I was sick for majority of last week I decided to rest properly and start my week 4 this week instead. It started out fantastic with leg day yesterday ouch I could barley walk today hahaha. I guess i did a good job then 😀 Today was back and biceps, my arms feel like jello hehehe. I hope I can walk tomorrow, i feel the most of my soreness 2 days after. LOL

Yesterdays Leg Day 1

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  • 10 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Leg Extensions: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Lunge: 4kg x 12, 0kg x 24, 2kg x 20 ( half for each leg)
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 6kg x 24 x 3 (half for each leg)
  • Seated Leg Curls: 20kg x 12 x 3
  • Seated Calf Raise: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 15 (they finally got a real seated calf raise mashine at my gym)
  • Seated Calf Raise: 7.5kg x 12 x 3 (did another set of seated calf raises instead of standing)
  • Leg Press: 20kg x 10, 20kg x 10, 20kg x 7
  • Thigh Abductor: 15kg x 13, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Thigh Adductor: 15kg x 15, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • 5 minute  run on the treadmill
  • Streching

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Todays Back & Biceps Day 2

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  • 5 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Hammer Strength Lat Pul: 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Wide_Grip Lat Pulldown: 25kg x 10, 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Seated Cable Rows: 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 20kg x 6
  • Bent Over Two-Arm Long Bar Row: 10kg x 12 x 3
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions): 12, 12, 10
  • Barbell Curl: 10kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12, 7.5kg x 10
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl: 3kg x 12, 4kg x 10, 3kg x 12
  • Alternate Hammer Curl: 3kg x 24(12 per sida), 4kg x 12, 3kg x 24
  • Crunches: 15 x 3
  • Oblique Crunches: 20, 20, 24
  • 5 minute run on the treadmill
  • Streching

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Good night 🙂

Day 5 Week 3 Completed & Whole30 Day26

Wow what a wonderful day! Started out great and ended amazing. I went to the gym in the morning. Came home to prepare to meet my friend Nadja to go to church for Vision Sunday. I volunteered and went to both meetings. WOW is all i can say. I love my church. .and now they have opened one chapter in Los Angeles. I can’t wait to go there.

Day 5 Week 3 done. I have now completed another week! Yay to me.Today was shoulders and abs. I was tired didn’t sleep as much as i needed. I think also my body is a little tired from all the workout, since my body isn’t used to it.

Here is what i did

  • Seated Dumbbell Press: 4kg x 12 x 3
  • Side Lateral Raise: 2kg x 12, 2 kg x 14, 2kg x 12
  • Front Dumbbell Raise: 2kg x 24 x 3
  • Arnold Dumbbell Press: 3kg x 12, 2kg x 12, 3kg x 12
  • Side Lateral Raise: 2kg x 12 x 3
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise: 3kg x 8, 2kg x 12, 2kg x 10
  • Crunches: 15 x 3
  • Knee/ Hip Raise on Parallel Bars: 8, 6, 7
  • Oblique Crunches on the floor: 24, 30, 30

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Whole30 day 26

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Pre-Workout Breakfast -Spinach mushroom 2 egg scrambled, bacon, avocado and a half banana.
Post-Workout Lunch – Sweetpotato, saussage with spinach and sauerkraut.
Snack – Green Choco smoothie and sweetpotato.

Sweet dreams!

Day 4 Weeks 3 & Whole30 Day 25 Done! Bliss balls recipe!!!!!!

Had a great day today. Worked out in the morning LEG day..felt like jello after hahaha. I had more energy then monday but I was still low. Didn’t sleep very good..yup sleep is as important as proper diet. So tonight I am going to bed early. I know it is saturday but I am tired hihihi. And I have a lot to do tomorrow 🙂

OOOMMMGGGG i just made my best bliss balls yet….sooooooooooooooooo delicious. It was hard not to eat them all hahaha. Drooling… yummy in my tymmy hahahaha. My step dad who usually don’t like the paleo fied goods liked it. So I am on to something here 😀 Recipe below!!!

Day 4 Week 3 is Leg Day:

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  • Leg Extensions: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 13kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 10kg x 12, 52.kg x 24, 5kg x 20 ( half for each leg)
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 4kg x 24 x 3 (half for each leg)
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Seated Calf Raise: 15kg x 20, 20kg x 15, 25kg x 20
  • Standing Calf Raise: 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 15kg x 15

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Whole30 Day 25 Done!

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast – 2 Eggs, bacon, blod orange, avocado wopped with cashew and almonds
  • Post-Workout Lunch (Had to leave fast after): 3 Scrambled eggs, Lamb salami, bone broth and a huge green choco raz smoothie (Recipe below)
  • Dinner: Huge Tuna salad from Vapiano
  • Evening Snack: Super Chocolate hazel bliss balls, kale chips and kombucha strawberry & mint (the kombucha was really good).

Super Chocolate Hazel Bliss Balls:

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  • 8 dates
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut flour
  • 1/4 cup chashews
  • 3 tbsp cacao
  • 1-2 tsp green superfood
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk

Blend togehter in a mixer. If it is too dry add more coconut milk, if it is too sticky add more hazelnut flour. Put in the fridge for an hour before making balls and roling in shredded coconut. This is super duper uber delicious.

Green Choco Raz Smoothie:

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  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • Hand full of spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tsp green superfood
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds

Blend pour in a bowl, I topped with coconut chips and chiaseeds 😀

Day 3 Week 3, Whole30 day 24

Today was a great day. I worked out and i have been in a fantastic mood all day 🙂 Went to work it was really busy…was hit by a car at work…fortunately we were both driving slow so im feeling ok right now. Hope i will tomorrow. Me and my friend are both blessed nothing serious happened!!! Still in a great mode though 🙂

My workout today was good, Im feeling a little stronger already 😀 it’s exciting with 9 weeks to go. I can’t even imagine how much stronger i will be!!!!!!

Day 3 Week 3 Chest and Triceps

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My exercises:

  • 5 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Pushups: 15 x 3 (I modified these to wall pushups standing on my toes. I have problems with my wrists, they are too week at the moment)
  • Incline Dumbbell Press. 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Flyers: 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Flyers: 4kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12 (was supposed to do decline dumbbell flyers, but they don’t have that bench at my gym so I did 3 more sets dumbbell flyers)
  • Bench Dips: 12, 12, 9
  • Lying Triceps Press: 2kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Tricep Dumbbell Kickback: 2kg x 24, 2kg x 28, 3kg x 24 (did half on each arm)
  • Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension: 4kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Cable One Arm Tricep Extension: 2.5kg x 18, 1.5kg x 24, 1.5kg x 24 (half on each arm)
  • Stretching

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Whole30 Day 24 was going great I did cheat a little, it was this girls last day at work and she brought this super yummy mareng cake filled with raspberry whipped cream. I couldnt recist a small peice. It didn’t have any gluter which was great. I am going to actually try to make that cake Paleo approved later on, because it was soooo super duper delisious.

Here is what I ate

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Choco Blueberry Smoothie (Recipe below)
  • Post-Workout Snack: Banana and nuts (with in 15 minutes after finishing my workout)
  • Lunch: Simple tuna with oven baked sweet potato and a spinach sallad
  • Dinner: Veggie Stew with shredded chicken with oven baked sweet potato and a huge spinach, tomat, carrot, cucumer, sauerkraut, avocado salad
  • Evening Snack: Avococo pudding topped with coconut chips and salt chips and nuts

 

Pre-Workout Choco Blueberry Smoothie

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  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 can of coconut milk
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 tablespoon crushed flax seeds
  • 3 tsp raw cacao
  • 2 tsp green superfood
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  1. Blend all ingredients except the chia seeds in a blender.
  2. When well mixed stir in chia seeds let sit 15 minutes.
  3. Pour into a bowl and I garnished with walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, coconut chips and 1 small chopped fresh date

 

Whole30 Day 23, Workout day 2 Week 3

Hiiiiiiiiiii I am doing great 😀 For the past 2 days tuesday and wednesday I had to take a brake from my Whole30 challenge, I went on a liquid fast to go to the dorctor for a stomach check up. Now I’m back eating solid food again, nice cause I was hungry hahahaha. Everything was good with my stomach YAY. I tend to have digestive issues so I think I need to include more probiotic foods in to my diet to help my gut flora. I will probably start with some natural supplement first. I will do some research and let you know what I find 🙂

On tuesday morning before my liquid fast started I went to the gym. I had more energy then monday so I could actually do the workout properly 😀

Day 2 Week 3 Back and Biceps

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  • Hammer Strength Lat Pul: 15kg x 12, 25kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Wide_Grip Lat Pulldown: 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Seated Cable Rows: 15kg x 12 x 3
  • Bent Over Two-Arm Long Bar Row: 12.5kg x 12, 12.5kg x 12, 15.5kg x 12
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions): 12, 10, 8
  • Barbell Curl: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl: 3kg x 12 x 3
  • Alternate Hammer Curl: 3kg x 24(12 per sida), 4kg x 20, 3kg x 24

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My Whole30 Day 23 today    

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  • Breakfast 1 – Spinach mushroom scrambled eggs with bonebroth (will post recipe tomorrow)
  • Breakfast 2 – Avocado, banana apple salad topped with nuts, cacao nibs, coconut chips, sunflower seeds
  • Lunch & Early Dinner: Veggies stew with oven baked sweet potato and egg
  • Evening Snack: Eating breakfast anytime hihihi Bacon & Eggs with banana almond butter sprinkled with raw cacao cinnamon and shredded coconut. Yummy

Week 3 Day 1 Hard, Whole30 day 22 finished!

Hello…. Today day 1 week 3 was really tough at the gym. I was motivated but had no energy at all. It was super hard to get through the workout, and I had to cut it short to go to work. But wow it was difficult to do without energy. I think it is due to me not eating enough food (calory intake) though I feel like all i do is eat hahahahaha and started to workout. So I need to eat more nutrient dense food. This is all a learning process and it is amazing to go through every step of it. Life is more about the journey, and a little less about the destination. Having goals are fantastic and a must in life, but the small steps on the way is what will take you there 😀

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Week 3 added another day to my workout program, it went from 4 to 5 days. I didn’t even realise it when I chose it. And in 2 weeks there will be 6 days a week for the remaining of the 8 weeks. Wow I went from barely working out to 4 now 5 and soon 6 PHEW hahaha CRAZY!!!!!!! But I am excited to see the outcome and to get stronger fitter 😀 😀 😀

Day 1 Week 3 Leg day!!!

  • Leg Extensions: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 5kg x 18, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 6kg x 20, 6kg x 12
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12 x 3

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Whole30 Day 22 Done!

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Left over Coconut salmon shrimp pasta sauteed with spinach, 2 eggs and a green smoothie
  • Post-Workout Lunch: Pan fried Sweet potato madallions, pan fried zucchini and minute stake
  • Snack not in picture: Coco Raspberry Smoothie, blood orange and an apple
  • Late Dinner: Shredded pan fried Sweetpotato, saussage links, scrambled eggs, sauerkraut and a salad.

Need to eat more hahaha wowza!!!

Good night

Swedish:

Hej …. Idag, dag 1 vecka 3 var riktigt tufft på gymmet. Jag var motiverad, men hade ingen energi alls. Det var super svårt att köra igenom träningen, och jag var tvungen att kapa det kort för att gå till jobbet. Men wow det var svårt att göra utan energi. Jag tror att det beror på att jag inte äter tillräckligt med mat (kaloriintaget) men jag känner att allt jag gör är äter hahahahaha och tränar. Så jag behöver äta mer näringsrik mat. Detta är en inlärningsprocess och det är fantastiskt att gå igenom varje steg av den. Livet är mer om resan, och lite mindre om slutmålet. Att ha mål är fantastiskt och ett måste i livet, men det är de små stegen på vägen som kommer att ta dig dit: D

Vecka 3 har lagt till en till dag till mitt träningsprogram, gick det från 4 till 5 dagar. Jag märkte inte det när jag valde det. Och efter två veckor till kommer det att läggas till ytterligare en dag, sex dagar i veckan för de återstående 8 veckorna. Wow jag gick från knappt tränar till 4 nu 5 och snart 6 PHEW hahaha CRAZY!!! Men jag ser fram emot att se resultatet och att bli starkare och tränad 😀 : D : D

Dag 1 Vecka 3 Ben dag!!!

  • Leg Extensions: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 5kg x 18, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 6kg x 20, 6kg x 12
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12 x 3

Whole30 Dag 22

  • Pre-Träning Frukost: Leftover Coconut lax räkor pasta sauterad med spenat, 2 ägg och en grön smoothie
  • Efter träning Lunch: Stekt Sötpotatis medaljonger, stekt zucchini och lövbiff.
  • Snack inte på bilden: Coco Hallonsmoothie, blodapelsin och ett äpple
  • Sen Middag: Strimlad stekt sweetpotato, korv länkar, äggröra, surkål och en sallad.

Behöver äta mer hahaha wowza!

God natt

 

Week 2 Day 4, Whole30 Day 21DONE!!!!

Feeling fantastisic today 🙂 Im loving my new lifestyle. ..it is the 1st time i am actually not getting sick and following through with working out. I think a big part of me not getting sick is due to the change i have done in the food departement. Since gluten is really making me sick i am really staying away from it. I am happy i tried paleo. It has changed my life! Doing this Whole30 challenge is really helping me to get better.

Today was week 2 day 4 Shoulders and abs. Was really tired after my workout today 😀 i will for sure be sore tomorrow.

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This is what i did:

  • Seated Dumbbell Press: 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 3kg x 20
  • Dumbbell Straight-Arm Front Delt Raise to a t: 2kg x 12, 2kg x 15, 2kg x 20
  • Side Lateral Raise: 2kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 2kg x 12
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise: 2kg x 11, 1kg x 12, 1kg x 12
  • Excercise Ball Crunch: 12 x 3
  • Air Bike: 24 x 3
  • Plank (added this to my workout plan): 38 sec & 30 sec

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Whole30 day 21

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Pre-Workout Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, lamb salami, avocado and a green tropical smoothie (recept nedan)
Post-Workout Lunch – Carrot Parshnip puré and pan fried salmon with sauteed spinich mushrooms
Dinner – Shrimp, spinich mushroom omilet with a side of coco smoothie and blood orange
Snack – Sliced banana sprinkeld with cinnamon and nuts drizzled with olive oil, sea salt and chili pepper

Coconut salmon shrimp pasta Recipe:

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  • 1 salmon
  • 3/4 cup prawns
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2-4 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cummin
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  1. Cut salmon into small chuncks and fry till done.
  2. Remove from pan and add coconut milk and stirr
  3. Add all the seasonings and coconut flour to thicken the sause.
  4. Add shrimp and the salmon back let simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Make zucchini pasta by using a peeler
  6. Sautee the zucchini
  7. Ready to eat 😀

 

 Choco Banana coconut icecream and oven roasted nuts recipe:

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Icecream

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2-4 tbsp cacao (depending on what you like)
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs

Blend it all. Place in a serving bowl and add toppings. I used sea salt chunks and coconut chips

Oven roasted nuts:

  • Use any type of nuts you like
  • Salt
  • A little water
  1. Put oven on 400f
  2. Place the nuts in an oven save dish
  3. Sprinkle with water and season with salt
  4. Stirr after 5 minutes, add another 5 minutes or til golden brown

 

Green Tropical Smoothie Recipe:

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  • 1/2 avocado
  • Hand full of spinach
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup raspberry
  • A few raw almonds
  • 1 tsp crushed flax seeds
  • 1 cup water

Blend and enjoy the tropics!

Day 3 Week 2 Leg Day & Whole30 day 17 & 18

Feeling good 🙂 leg day done before i went to work today. It is fun to go to the gym. I may not have the energy level i want. But i still go and do my workout. In most of the exercises i lifted a little more then last week. Being careful to not put on too much weight. But wiiiiiiii im excited! It feels good to create a healthy habit. Yay me!!!!! Everyday is a new day and what i do with it will decide my future 🙂

Yesterday I had dinner at TGI Fridays with 2 friends of mine, Josephine and Nadja. It was great! I love spending quality time with friends! Me and Josephine bought china red lipstick so we put it on to see how it looked on us. And we loved it 😀 What do you think?

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Legs/ Calves

  • Leg Press: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Leg Extensions: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Seated Leg Curl: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Standing Calves Raises: 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Said Seated Calves Raises in the program, but my gym dong have that machine so I used another Calves machine: 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 20kg x 15
  • Thigh Abductor (I added this one to the program): 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12

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Whole30 day 17

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  • Brunch: Avocado tropical raspberry yogurt (recipe below) topped with physalis, nuts and seeds + 2 soft boiled eggs and a cup of tea
  • Dinner: Pommegranate Mustard Salmon Salad from TGI Fridays
  • Evening Snack: Half sweetpotato topped with cinnamon, cacao nibs and coconut chips and an egg

Whole30 day 18

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I took an extra shift at work today. Only 5 hours, but we dont get a brake when we work 5 hours or less. So i have to bring something easy and quick to eat.

  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Sweet and Savory egg muffins with avocado mash
  • Post-Workout Lunch: Sweetpotato tuna cakes and steemed broccoli
  • Dinner Snack: Coco Smoothie with 2 eggs
  • Evening Snack: Banana almond butter stacks sprinkeld with raw cacao and coconut shreds

Avocado Tropical Raspberry Yogurt

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Found a similar recipe on instagram and here is the original recipe

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup mango, pinapple, raspberry, physalis

Blend and enjoy!

Good night sweet dreams

Day 2, Week 2! Whole30 Day 16 done!!!

Today started out so so..didn’t sleep well. I went to the gym and it felt good. However my wrists started to hurt. So i had to lower the weights, no fun. But i have to be patience and have to focus on strengthening them. I am determined 🙂

This evening i went to Leadership Bootcamp my church Hillsong Stockholm is having.  WOW it was amazing and what ever negative feelings i had before went away. It was uplifting and informative. Love it  😀 so now i have lots of energy hahaha and i feel fantastic!

Week 2, Day 2 of the #dmotiv8or challenge back/ biceps day!
It went well excep i had to lower the weights some  😦 I also added a lower back excersice. It felt like my back was on fire hahaha doing that excercise. So great. I will and I am getting stronger day by day. My weights overall was a little more than last week, eventhough my wrists was hurting!

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Here is what I did

  • 5 minute running warmup
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown: 20kg x 12, 25kg x 10, 20kg x 12
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row (on each side): 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 6kg x 12
  • Seated Cable Rows: 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 10kg x 12 (this is where my right wrist started hurthing)
  • Underhand Cable Pulldowns: 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12 (here my left wrist started to hurt)
  • Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curl: 5kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12 (left wrist was hurting)
  • One Arm Dumbblell Preacher Curl (on each side): 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12 (left writs hurting)
  • Standing Biceps Cable Curl: 2.5kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions): 10, 7, 10

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Whole30 Day 16 completed!

I slept in so I had late breakfast, went to the gym and had late lunch. I only had a smoothie and pear for dinner at the Leadership Bootcamp. I was hungry on my way home so I ate some nuts, not in picture. And I was stil hungry when I got home so I made some late evening snack.

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Yummy yummy in my tummy hihihi

  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, bacon, persimmon and a carrot red orange smoothie
  • Post-Workout Lunch: Oven baked salmon, sweetpotato mash with spinach salad
  • Light dinner: Coco smoothie and a pear
  • Late evening snack: 2 scrambled eggs, physalis, banana dusted with cinamon and shredded coconut

Good night everyone, hope you had a fantastic day 😀

Week 2 Day 1!!!!! Whole30 Day 14 & 15….

Last week was up and down, but I pushed through it! It ended great was volunteering at church yesterday and had lunch with friends 🙂 Now its a new week and I have more energy 😀 Excited!!!!!! This is week 2 of my fitness challenge wooooooo! Day 1 completed 😀 I am proud of myself. I’m doing it one step at the time.

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I did chest & triceps today, I upped some of the weights!!!!! Fantastic!

My exercises:

  • 5 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Pushups: 15 x 3 (I modified these to wall pushups standing on my toes. I have problems with my wrists, they are too week at the moment)
  • Dumbell Bench Press. 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Flat Bench Dumbbell Flyer: 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Pushups: 15 x 3, same as before
  • Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension: 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Triceps Pushdowns: 10kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12
  • 5 minute run on the treadmill
  • Stretching

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Whole30 Day 14…I’m still eating lighter foods and smoothies, dried apricots, dried figs to help with my digestion.

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Not in order in the picture 🙂

  • Breakfast: Pear Creamsicle Smoothie and 2 eggs
  • Lunch: Tuna salad at Vapianos restaurant, really good and great company
  • Light Dinner: 1 Sweetpotato and blueberry chia smoothie
  • Evening snack: Banana slices dusted with cinnamon with dried apricots, dried figs, nuts & coconut chips

Whole30 Day 15 still modified 🙂 I forgot to take a picture of my lunch today hihihi :O

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Shrimp, mushroom, spinach scramble with Pear creamsicle smoothie
  • Post-Workout Lunch: Oven baked Sweetpotato with minute stake and a salad
  • Dinner: Spinach salad, grilled zucchini and oven baked salmon
  • Evening Snack: Blueberry coconut chia smoothie topped with banana sprinkeld with raw cacao and cinnamon

Bom done!

Day 4, Week 1 DONE!!! Whole30 day 13!

Week 1 done, 11 weeks to go of my fitness challenge. Excited to see the progress in my body! This week was good got all 4 workouts in, my energy has been low so it has been a little bit of a challenge. But I pushed through it. Part of me feeling sluggish is digestive track issues. They got bad this week, so yesterday it got really bad to the point I was not hungry at all. So after work I stopped by the store to pick up some food to help alleviate the problem. Carrot, pear and pinapple juice are all great for the belly. So I decided to make a smoothie of the 3 ingredients yesterday. Thats what I had for breakfast and lunch too today, with my blueberry chia smoothie. And I feel much better, I actually ate some real food for dinner today. I am going to get some digestive enzyme supplements to help with healing my gut. Here is a great page to read about it http://whole9life.com/2012/09/digestive-enzymes-101/

I worked out at home in out little gym today, was busy during the day and I didn’t realise that the gym close at 5 pm. I decided that its not going to stop me from working out. So I did it at home. Only have 1 kg weights, but that perfect for most of the shoulder exercises i did.

Day 4 workout Shoulders/ Abs

  • Seated Dumbbell Press: 1kg x 12, 1kg x 12, 1kg x 20
  • Dumbbell Straight-Arm Front Delt Raise to a t: 1kg x 12, 1 kg x 15, 1kg x 20
  • Side Lateral Raise: 1kg x 12, 1kg x 12, 1kg x 12
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise: 1kg x 12, 1kg x 12, 1kg x 12
  • Excercise Ball Crunch: 12 x 3
  • Air Bike: 12, 20, 30

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Whole30 Day 13 modified because of digestive track issues.

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  • Breakfast – Pear Creamsicle Smoothie and blueberry chia smoothie with a sice of dried organic figs and apricots.
  • Lunch – A little bit of shrimp, mushrooms, garlic, spinach egg scramble & Pear Creamsicle Smoothie
  • Dinner: Oven baked sweetpotato with 1 chicken sausage topped with mustard, spinach and sauerkraut.

Feeling better 😀 Time to go to bed!

 

 

 

12 week fitness challenge Day 3 & Whole30 Day 11 & 12

Hello 🙂 Today is one of my amazing friends birthdays La Joyce King. She is one of those people who always got your back. Love her mucho!!!!

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WOOOO today was day 3 LEG day, feeling great. Its fun when you are at the gym asking people who look like they know what they are doing to help chek to see if i’m doing it correctly. Hahahaha well thats better then doing it wrong 😀

Legs/ Calves

  • Leg Press: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Leg Extensions: 10kg x 12 x 3
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 10kg x 12 x 3
  • Seated Leg Curl: 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Standing Calves Raises: 10kg x 12, 12.5kg x 12, 12.5kg x 12
  • Said Seated Calves Raises in the program, but my gym dong have that machine so I did another set of Standing Calves Raises: 12.5kg x 12, 12,5kg x 12, 15kg x 12

 

 

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Looking forward to next week..well I still have day 4 left this week.

I was too tired yesterday to post any food pix, my day 11 went great. Started to feel a little stuffed in my belly though.

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  • Breakfast – 2 fried eggs, sausage links, spinach red bellpepper salad topped with sunflower & flax seeds. Green smoothie.
  • Lunch – Spinach, sundried tomato, mushroom egg scramble.
  • Dinner – Oven baked salmon, oven baked sweetpotato and oven baked brussel sprouts.
  • Evening Snack – Coconut milk, sliced banana, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds & sprinkeld with cinnamon.

So today was day 12 on my Whole30. I’ve been feeling stuffed in my stomach all day today, It got worse later on in the day. I started the day with a lighter breakfast before i went to the gym. After the gym I ate some lunch and went to work. At work I wasn’t feeling hungry like I normally do, just bloated and stuffed. So on my way home I stopped by the store and got some foods to alleviate my belly.

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  • Breakfast – Green carrot smoothie (Recipe below), My Coco Smoothie with 2 scrambled eggs.
  • Post – Workout Lunch – Sweetpotato tuna cakes, with oven baked brussel sprouts and 1/2 banana sliced.
  • Late dinner – Pear Creamsicle Smoothie (Recipe below) and blueberry chia smoothie (Recipe below) with a sice of dried organic figs and apricots.

Green Carrot Smoothie Recipe:

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  • 2 hand full spinach
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Some parsley
  • 1 cup water

Blend and enjoy!

Pear Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe:

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  • 2 pears
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Blend and enjoy this creamy delicious smoothie!

Blueberry  Chia Smoothie:

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  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 date
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp crushed flax seeds

Blend blueberries, water and date togehter in a mixer. Stirr in the seeds and let sit for atleast 30 minutes.

 

12 week fitness challenge Day 2 & Whole30 Day 10 DONE! Coco smoothie recipe.

Didn’t go to bed until late last night so I slept until I woke up with out an alarm. Very nice and kinda late hihihi 10.15 :D….Since it was late I didn’t have time to eat a full breakfast before the gym, that takes 2 hours to digest. So I made a simple and really delicious smoothie and a scrambled egg 🙂 Recipe below.

Day 2 of the 12 week #dmotiv8orchallenge. Today was Back & Biceps day. Since I’m new to this and I don’t know all the proper techniques thanks to asking randome people to take pictures of me I ended up gettig some good corrections advice 😀 Got this grey top for x-mas

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Now this is my biceps today on week 1..can’t wait to see week 12!

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Here is what I did

  • 5 minute running warmup
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row (on each side): 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Seated Cable Rows: 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Underhand Cable Pulldowns: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curl: 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • One Arm Dumbblell Preacher Curl (on each side): 4kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 2kg x 12
  • Standing Biceps Cable Curl: 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 2.5kg x 12

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Now I’m sore hahaha fantastic 😀 I know tomorrow is going to be way worse.

Whole30 Day 10 done and here is what I ate

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  • Breakfats: Coco smoothie (recipe below) and scrambleg egg
  • Post-workout lunch: Sweetpotato Tuna Cakes and steemed broccoli
  • Snack: 1 banana
  • Dinner:  Coconut curry chicken stew (recipe below) on a spinach bed. Topped with sauerkraut and shredded carrots.
  • Evening Snack: Sweetpotato topped with cacao nibs, raw cacao, coconut chips and raspberries

Coco Smoothie Recipe:

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Blend and enjoy this super yummy smoothie

Coconut Cury Chicken Stew Recipe:

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  • 2 cups Shredded chicken
  • 1/2 Onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 parshnip chopped
  • 1/2  red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 can coconut milk (creamy)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp bonebroth
  • ghee
  • 2 tsp Curry powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tsp Tumeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cardimum powder
  • Salt to taste

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Instructions:

  1. Put ghee in a big pot put in the chopped onion, carrot, parshnip and paprika let get soft on medium heat.
  2. Mix all the spices together and put over the veggies in the pot, lover the heat and stirr till all the veggies are coated.
  3. After another 10 minutes add water and bonebroth let simmer down some.
  4. When reduced to about half add coconut milk, simmer for about 30 minutes or more.

Night everyone!