So i’ve weighed myself lots today and none have been the same, 63kg, 63.6kg, 63.2kg, 64kg..63.7kg….ok whats going on??!!
I have always said that I believe in a balanced life, then I binge, and it’s not balanced. But this time I said I wanted a balanced life with lots of exercise to get to where I want to be. But is that possible?? Do I need to go full Paleo to see the results I want?
Last night I met a guy who said he was Paleo and did cross fit and felt amazing, he also said the minute he came off Paleo he put on weight – so what to do? Is balance actually possible?
I’m starting back at cross fit tomorrow and will continue to eat well – let’s see!
ps – I ate a sandwich for lunch, took one of the slices of bread off…it had chicken and veg and was delicious. I’m not going to feel guilty because I went to a circuits class and am off to Bikram in an hour – Oh and I still have my 5km this evening to run.
Stuff should be happening right??
Ended up at the gym this evening, ran my 5km and felt great! Even if the running isn’t doing as much as I want it to, the feeling it produces are worth it!
Chicken salad and quiet friday night in, what has become of me?? Good change though!
Felling sooooore and tired today. Also have a bit of a headache. Hmmmm i’m thinking its because of the body pump and run yesterday. But also because I haven’t done much other than the exercise and plan what to eat next, prepare and then cook it…. Life is very different in the suburbs!
So Day 3 – 63kg at 9.30am this morning and 63.7kg when I weighed myself at 4:30pm…..why does it go up and down?? Need to make days like this not let me waiver…have been thinking about hot chocolate, cappuccinos with lots of chocolate powder on top – will have to do some research on healthy but delicious hot drinks. Although there are a million healthy smoothies to make so will have to get on to that.
Ran 5.25km this morning. Was ok for the most of it but struggled at the end. Have been putting the treadmill on 10.5km an hour (its -11 degrees out, can’t wait to be able to run outdoors!)
Breakie was greek yoghurt and gluten free granola and salad with chicken for lunch – which was yummy! Dinner at our friends who are on the Paleo diet was great – beef and veg with a paleo crumble to finish. YUM. Will definitely have to get the receipe.
I think this is all made a little harder by the fact i’m feeling a little homesick…
My favourite foods are saucy; spag bol, curry, stews…and guess what comes with them – yup carbs! Pasta, rice, potatoes. And although I know that I can eat rice – wild, red and brown are obviously better than white – and I can substitute pasta for rice noodles or something but that’s not the point, I need to during this little adventure try and eat better but find food which are still yummy.
So last night I cooked cauliflower rice with chicken and veg Thai red curry and it was yum! I will definitely cook it again and experiment other cauliflower rice recipes.
(for 2 people)
2 chicken breast – chopped up into cubes
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 medium red onion
1-2 tablespoons of thai red curry paste (make sure buy the one which only has herbs and spices in the ingredients, nothing you can’t pronounce!)
1 cup coconut milk (I used lite)
loads of veggies, whichever you like (I used red pepper, mushrooms, courgette, broccoli, snow peas)
I got everything chopped and ready
Chopped the chicken and seasoned it with freshly ground salt and pepper
Get the coconut oil in a big heavy based frying pan on medium heat and once its nice and shimmery add the chicken and brown it
Once the chicken is brown (so dont worry if its not cooked all the way through) take it out the pan, on to a plate and put the onion in to the same pan and get it nice and cooked (when it goes kind of transparent). Then add the chicken back in and add the curry paste
And give it all a good stir so that the chicken is completely coated
Then add the coconut milk and stir so everything is covered
Then you’re ready to add the veggies. Stir and cover and put on looooow heat for at least 20 mins.
A medium cauliflower head – florets roughly chopped up
small onion – chopped up small (you can put it in the food processor to make it tiny)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
salt and pepper to taste
Put the chopped up cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until it gets to a rice consistency
Fry up the onion in the coconut oil and once its translucent add the ‘rice’ and season (you can even add some paprika or chilly flakes)
Cover the cooking ‘rice’ and leave for 10-15 mins on lowish heat with the occasional stir. Then you are ready to serve!
Hey and guess what it was yuuumy!
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Day 2 – 63.7kg. Appreciate this could go up and down through water but i’m happy with it for now!!
So i’ve added loads more water to my daily intake – and so have my loo visits. I’ve felt good though (even though it woke me up in the middle of the night..)
No real food cravings just yet. The smell of chocolate stopped me in my tracks though….
Exercise consisted of a body pump class at 9:30am and a 5km run at 6pm. Pushed through and know I will be sore tomorrow!
Lunch was left over salmon from last night and dinner a yum chicken and veg thai red curry with cauliflower rice – hey hey no white carbs and was super delish! Breakfast was perhaps not the best option, but I took advantage of it being post work out and had greek yoghurt with gluten free granola and ground flaxseed…loved it. Might see how I go this week with yoghurt as a breakfast and then next week with more of a protein breakie and compare the 2.
I’ve been wearing a nike fuel band since Christmas now, setting the ‘fuel points’ to 3300 and since moving over to the States a week ago, where there is no pedestrian life, today was the first day I reached my point goal. MUST WALK MORE!
I love salmon and have tried for months to get my boyfriend to eat fish and he has always said no… so today when I asked him could we have it – as a start of the new regime – he kindly agreed, bit the bullet and said go for it. I knew I had to make it delicious and non-fishy so that any other request for it would be allowed.
Salmon and veg done well –
2 handfulls of baby bak choy – chopped length ways
1 red pepper – thinly sliced
1 handful of snow peas
2 salmon fillets (if cooking for 1 then only one fillets and reduce the veg as well)
half a red onion finely diced
3 small cloves of garlic sliced
1.5 thumbs of ginger – peeled and sliced into batons
1 teaspoon of sesame seed oil
1/4 cup of tamari (or low sodium soy sauce)
ground pepper to taste
How I put it together –
Preheat oven to 400F
Get all your veg ready and chopped
Mix up the ingredients from the onions down in a bowl and set aside
Tear off as many long pieces of parchment paper as you have salmon fillets and fold in half (i’d say 60cm total – 30cm when folded)
Arrange the veg on the parchment paper with the salmon on top
Drizzle the onion etc mix over each salmon fillet
With the salmon fillets parallel to you bring the paper edges together and roll and fold, then fold up the ends
Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 mins
ps – he loved it, there will be salmon on the menu again