Wow 2 weeks of my whole 30 has already passed and i am still going strong. It feels great to be eating clean, however i do miss having some paleo treats. So for my birthday coming up next month I will make a paleo party for my family and friends. I can’t wait 🙂
Went out dancing to a salsa club saturday with a few friends and it was fun, i am not used to wear heels anymore so my feet were killing me after a few hours hahaha. I love wearing heels so I guess I need to try to wear them more 😀 I must have missed the memo about it being a black/ white party. Almost every person in the club had a black or white top on hahaha. Oh and you can’t go out without taking the mandatory bathroom picture 😀
Breakfast: Spinach superfood coconut omelette
Dinner: Parsnip, carrot, turnip mash with beef patties, lingonberries
Evening snack: Berry smoothie topped with buckwheat flakes, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut and walnuts
Breakfast: Smoothie with 2 eggs
Lunch: Baked sweet potato with lemon dill butter oven baked salmon and salad
Hi 😀 i just found out one of my good friends got engaged. I am soooo happy for her/ them. They are so perfect for eachother. Love them both am looking forward for the wedding whenever that will take place. Nadia can’t wait to hear all the details 😉 I love when things are going great and fun and exciting things are happening to my friends. It brings me so much joy to see the people I love to do good. Have to share 2 beautiful pictures of them. You guys are an inspiration.
Today me and one of my friend went on a long walk with some hills and pushing a stroller about 7 km (4.4 miles), I was completely beat. But I had no time to take a nap before work. Just enough time to eat some lunch and prep my dinner. So I can’t wait for this workday to be over and go home and sleep.
Yesterday and today went by smoothly still have no sugar cravings, which is fantastic cause they suck hahaha. I decided to not have any cacao in anything I make just to make sure I don’t trigger any cravings. I live having cacao in my smoothies or bullet proof coffee. Yesterday I had a super yummy creamy smoothie for breakfast. I think I will make it tomorrow too.
Breakfast: Creamy berry smoothie with a side of 2 eggs
Lunch: A double meat minty burger with Zucchini “buns” and minty guacamole
Dinner: Cucumber sandwich stuffed with turkey sandwich meet, homemade mayo, salad and tomato
Snack: Leftover creamy smoothie from the morning, and bananas topped with almond butter, nuts and shredded coconut.
Breakfast: Sweet potato hash browns with bacon avocado and tomato
Snack: 1 banana
Lunch: Some more Sweet potatp hashbrowns with a salad shell stupped with turkey sandwich meat, homemade mayo, avocado and tomoto
Dinner: Even more Sweetpotato hashbrown with bacon and my blueberry coconut omelette (no greens this time) hehehe
Sweet Potato hash browns:
1 medium sized sweet potato shredded
2 medium – large eggs
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
coconut oil for frying
Shred the sweet potato, whisk the eggs with cinnamon and cardamom. Then mix in the shredded sweet potato well and fry on low to medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side, maybe longer depending on how thick the shreds or the hash browns are.
This may not look super yummy but it was very good 🙂 thats why I’m sharing the recipe 😀
Helloooo 😀 The Whole30 is going great and I feel good. I’ve had some busy 3 days with work, friends and having fun. Went to pick blueberries on friday with my friend. We got these berry pickers which made it a lot easier to pick the blueberries. However we didn’t like the surprise of spiders, ticks and some other creepy crawly things that came with it hahaha. We will go out again next week to get some more blueberries before the season is over.
I also changed gyms yesterday, or I quit my old on friday and signed up at a new gym yesterday. A lot of my friends go to this new gym so now I will join them. I think it will help me and motivate me to go to the gym more often, also we can push each other too.
So on thursday I tried a new breakfast and it was very good. I had it for breakfast for 3 days it was that good. I could probably eat it for a few more days. But I decided to not do that it might get boring then hehehe
Day 3 food
Breakfast: Blueberry coconut omelette
Lunch: Oven baked ground beef filled belle peppers with a salad
Dinner: Pork tenderloin with a salad
Snack: Banana with almond butter and cactus fruit ( dragon fruit) topped with nuts and shredded coconut.
Day 4 food
Breakfast: Blueberry coconut omelette
Lunch: Carrot/ turnip/ rutabaga/ leek soup
Dinner: The yummy burger I had on wednesday Portobello mint burger
Snack: Banana with almond butter
Day 5 food
Breakfast: Blueberry coconut omelette
Oven baked ground beef filled belle peppers with a salad
Dinner: Blueberry coconut omelette 😀 and turkey sandwich meat
Snack: Banana with almond butter
Blueberry coconut omelette
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
Coconut oil for cooking
Mix together and put coconut oil in the pan. Put on medium to high heat and pour in the mixture, let cook for 3-4 minutes before adding the blueberries. Then cook for another 7-10 minutes. I flipp mine over and cook on the top side too because I don’t like it to bee too gooey. I also used 2 small egg pans instead of a large pan.
Hi hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Years eve celebration. I surely did, spent christmas with family and New Years with friends. Since it is a new year i know a lot of people feel that with a new year there are new beginnings and potentials. Like starting over or geting another chance. Though this can be done any day or time of the year it seems like many need this, giving them a clean slate to start fresh. So lets 🙂
We tend to have some new years resolutions, which for most are hard to follow through or to continue with. WE tend to fall back into our same old habits. The best way to actually follow through is to not just say what you wish to do, but to also write down what it is and how you want to do it. How you can follow through and not start too hard because most people fall off the wagon. If this is you then write down your ‘bigger’ goal, then brake it down to smaller feasable goals on the way. And celebrate and reward yourself for reaching the smaller steps. It can be someting like getting a massage, doing something you love, you don’t have to reward yourself with ‘bad’ food.
Im starting my Whole30 challenge on monday the 5th. I was going to start on the 1st. But it didn’t happen cause i didn’t plan well. So now i am prepareing so i can start on monday.
If you are interested in doing it with me, i can help you with ideas and questions. It will be my 3rd time doing it. Also go to the https://www.facebook.com/Whole30 on FB or @Whole30 program on IG to get more info.
I will also do a no sugar at the same time...so no honey, maple syrup or natural sweetners either.
I am doing this to reset my system and to heal myself from some food related issues i have. Also it will make you feel great. Just so you know
Let me know if you want to join!
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
Whole30 day 26
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.
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?
Week 2 day 3 Leg/ Claf day
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
Whole30 day 17
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
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
Found a similar recipe on instagram and here is the original recipe
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.
I did chest & triceps today, I upped some of the weights!!!!! Fantastic!
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
Whole30 Day 14…I’m still eating lighter foods and smoothies, dried apricots, dried figs to help with my digestion.
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
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