Red Flag Weekend – Argh!

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Maybe I should set this as my iphone lockscreen image for the weekend!?

Hi all,

I’m a little sad today as I won’t be able to follow my prescribed 12WBT meal & exercise plan this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ One of my hubby’s good friends is getting married in Sydney so we have to fly down there and stay with his parents for 2 nights/3 days. Can you say MAJOR RED FLAG weekend! I’m sort of upset about this as I’ve been going so well so far with the exercise and eating. I am yet to miss a workout and have been making excellent food choices for the last 2 weeks.

The sad thing is that I know temptation is my major weakness. If I see someone else eating it, I want it… or if I’m not in total control of my food I will make bad choices (eating out at restaurants etc). I just really wanted to stay away from these situations especially in the first two weeks of 12WBT when I know I’ll be at my weakest. But, I’m going to try and keep positive and utilize the park down the road from the in-laws place to do my Friday and Super Saturday sessions. I even signed up for a free 3 day pass at a gym nearby but unfortunately they are yet to send it through and I leave early tomorrow morning. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and smash your super Saturday sessions!

Be good!

Jen xoxo

 

 

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My 1st Weekend on 12WBT

Big Sunday Breakkie
Big Sunday Breakkie

Hi everyone,

It’s Monday morning and I’m feeling very sore and sorry for myself. I completed the Super Saturday Workout session on Saturday morning and my goodness I’m feeling it! Those 5 rounds of 150 skips were an absolute killer! I ended up burning around 940 calories in the session which felt awesome… not feeling so awesome about it now though. Which has also flowed through to this morning’s workout. I did a half arse effort but still managed to burn around 615 calories. Hopefully my outlook will brighten slightly as the week progresses…

Food wise was pretty good… sorta…

After the workout from hell I chowed down onย Poached Maple Cinnamon Peaches with French Toast for breakfast,ย which was sort of my reward. It was very yum, although the poaching the peaches made them go a little soggy which I wasn’t really a fan of.

After breakfast we headed out and did a big grocery shop for next week. I was supposed to have ‘leftovers’ for lunch but we were too afraid to eat anything from the fridge in case we ate something we needed later in the week. Instead we headed out to our local Hervey Bay Boat Club and I had a chicken and avocado filo with salad. I think I ate too much but I tried to pick something mostly healthy considering my treat meal was at dinner time.

goodysTreat meal time! Yay! Hubby and I ended up heading out to a local restaurant called Goody’s On The Beach in Toogoom. Was very nice despite the rainy weather. We shared a special entree of sundried tomato and fetta brushetta. For main I had theย Chicken, Mushroom & Tarragon Pie,ย which was HUGE and very nice and fresh! I thoroughly enjoyed it however I was a little upset that I didn’t get the vegetables that was supposed to come with it. Instead it came with a mountain-load of fries which I avoided like the plague! (I was a good girl!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Big Sunday Breakkie

Big Sunday Breakkie

Breakfast on Sunday was an awesome Big Sunday Breakkie! It was essentially eggs, big field mushrooms with a beautiful tomato and avocado salsa. Yum yum! I was a little jealous of my husband’s bacon and hashbrown, though!ย 

The rest of Sunday however was a right off! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ We were supposed to have a mango chicken salad for lunch but when I went to make it the mango was over-ripe and yucky! So I ended up with a plate of green grapes, a red apple and 2 celery sticks with peanut butter for lunch.

Dinner was supposed to be Indian Fish which I was looking forward to… when I went to make that we had run out of eggs because hubby had decided to have egg and bacon sandwiches for lunch! ARGH! I planned and still failed! Luckily I was making a batch of Beef and Red Wine Stew for lunches this week so I had a serving of that instead. Phew! Crisis averted! ha ha

So, that was my first weekend on 12wbt. Next weekend is going to look A LOT different. I am off to Sydney from Friday to Sunday to attend a friends wedding… can anyone say RED FLAG weekend! Argh! Wish me luck… its going to be a challenge! Have a good week everyone! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jen xoxo

12WBT: Day 3

Summery Lemon Honey & Rosemary Chicken
Summery Lemon Honey & Rosemary Chicken

So, I’m still hanging on to this Michelle Bridges diet so far… completed Day 3 successfully. Hooray!

Calories Burnt - Day 3Morning workout was called Hit Me With Your Best Shot which I really enjoyed. It was pretty much a boxing class and having never done one before I was really surprised how much fun it was. ๐Ÿ™‚ Will definitely be keeping that one in mind for future cardio workouts. And I also managed to smash 700 cals! SCORE! ๐Ÿ˜€

Breakfast was supposed to be Apple & Ricotta Toast but I did a bit of a switcheroo and changed it to the Bircher Muesli since the other half of my green apple was going a little brown in the fridge since Monday morning. Enjoyed this breakfast again like Monday. I think it might become a regular breakky for me.

On the menu for lunch wasย Beetroot Tzatziki, Tabbouleh & Rare Roast Beef Wrap…. yeah not a fan. I prepared it from the instructions and I ended up with way too much filling and it just refused to fit in my wrap… problem 1. Problem 2 was simply that I don’t really like tabbouleh that much… but I thought maybe I’ll give it another go since I hadn’t had it for a while…. yeah, that didn’t work out so well. ha ha So lunch was a bit of a fail… but I ate it anyway. I think I will need to embrace this customizing the meal plan next week!

Summery Lemon Honey & Rosemary Chicken

Summery Lemon Honey & Rosemary Chicken

Dinner on the other hand was pretty tasty…Summery Lemon Honey & Rosemary Chicken was on the menu.ย It took a long time to prepare but it was pretty worth it in the end. The only thing I would have changed was the rocket…. there was a lot… like A LOT! ha ha I think next time I will switch it for baby spinach leaves or iceberg instead. I’m just not a fan of that peppery taste.

Well, that’s the wrap up for Day 3… I’m halfway through day 4 and today has been a bit of a challenge. I’ve managed to burn my toast for breakfast, cut my finger and I am even a bit disappointed with my morning workout as it was raining and I couldn’t take my big golden retriever puppy for a walk! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Poor thing! Hopefully it stops raining so I can take him for a walk tonight instead. It’s funny… I always start my day walking him and if I don’t my day always goes haywire! ha ha

Anyway, hope everyone is having an awesome week!

Jen xoxo

 

Michelle Bridges 12WBT: Day 1

Hey hey!

So, today was the first day of my new diet plan, Michelle Bridges 12WBT and it all went pretty well I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 1 Calories Burnt: 12WBTI did the designated workout video Burning Bridges which pretty much killed me but still managed to pump out 700 odd calories which felt awesome! Some of the exercises that involved the floor, like burpees etc were hard though as I have a very sore back at the moment. Hopefully all this exercise will loosen it up again. I think it may also be stress related as I had a Uni maths exam in the afternoon.

Food wise was pretty good too. Bircher Muesli for breakfast which was pretty yum and some green grapes for a snack at about 10.30am. Then a ham and salad wrap for lunch which actually surprised me that it filled me up and got me through to about 5pm when I stole a few soy crisps from hubby. I had a pretty fried brain from the maths exam and was really craving bad food, but I stuck to my guns and had a little snack instead. ๐Ÿ™‚

12wbt beef stroganoffDinner was homemade beef stroganoff. I was surprised at how long it took to cook really! It think it was over an hour before it was ready! But it was pretty tasty and I definitely wasn’t left hungry!

So tired… I think my head hit the pillow and I was instantly asleep! Looking forward to tomorrow’s food and morning workout. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hi there, and thank you first off for checking out my blog. My aim with this blog is to showcase my experiences, products I love and most importantly my fitness journey. I have been so inspired by just a few health and fitness accounts I’ve come across on Instagram that has made me want to make the lifestyle change for good.

To help me start to make the change my lovely husband bought the Guy Leech multi-gym from Big W for me (he also did an excellent job of putting it together which took a good 5 hours!) I’ve used it once so far and it works really well considering the super cheap price. I’m aiming to do 20-30mins on it every afternoon after work to build some muscle and get my metabolism pumping.

Train Like a Beast Look Like a Beauty TeeI have also fallen in love with another site called Blogilates. The site is run by Cassey Ho, a Pilates instructor who is based in the USA. She produces a wide range of Pilates based workout videos as well as a monthly calendar you can print out and follow to keep your workouts on track. Cassey also does clean eating recipe videos and provides a few nutrition plans which covers all the clean eating stuff as well. To make a bit of cash on the side there is also an awesome shop on Blogilates which sells a range of bright and colourful workout gear… I’m totally buying the Train Like a Beast, Look Like a Beauty shirt when I get my next pay! ๐Ÿ™‚

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