EAT WELL WEDNESDAY
If this tandori chicken salad doesn’t get your tastebuds tingling I don’t know what will 😝😝😝 Marinate your chicken in a tandori paste (thighs are yummy but use breast if you want to be super lean)
Roast up some diced sweet potato in the oven 🍠
Make up a salad 🥗 I used Lettuce, grated carrot 🥕 and cucumber 🥒
If you need some salad sauce try some Greek yogurt, 2 cooked garlic cloves, tsp of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Cook up your chicken in a frying pan 🍳
Mix your salad, sauce and sweet potatoes in a bowl 🍲
Add your cooked chicken on top ♥️ easy
Tell yourself something enough times you will start to believe it... Sorry for my silence relocation is a toughie 😜
But I’m back with a brand me blog post on how to cope with change .. hope your enjoy! Hope you missed me as much as i missed you ♥️♥️ Link in bio
PASS ME THE PUMPKIN 🎃
So before I came to Oz I thought pumpkin was just an orange ball that you carve a face in every October 🤷🏼♀️ Turns out it is delicious and i am slightly obsessed plus it has plenty of health benefits 🤩
High in vitamin A plus packed with antioxidants
Plus it’s a nutrient dense food, incredibly low calorie despite being packed with nutrients
So I woke up this morning feeling a bit sorry for myself 🤨
Moving to a completely different country, knowing about 5 people and going from working a million miles a minute to nothing may sound great to some.. but for us busy 🐝 not so easy.. So my options were to stay in bed re watching gossip girl eating chocolate 🍫
Orrr get my trainers on take a walk outside and go chat to some complete strangers about potential opportunities for the future 🧐
Completely OUT my comfort zone... but it’s my choice how my day goes... the same way it’s your choice if you do some thing that scares you today 😛
Guess what I did 👟👊🏼👟
MAKE WALKING WORK 🚶♀️ Sometimes getting some exercise in can just mean putting one foot in front of the other 👣
30 mins walking could burn up to an extra 150kcal per day if you made that every day that’s 1050kcal per week.
Yep yep 👍🏼 I get it none of us have time .. so here is how to make some.
1. If possible walk to work - grab a coffee to go, heels in your bag and clear your brain en route
2. Same but walk home 🤷🏼♀️ duh
3. Get off your tube, tram or bus stop a stop or two early 🚂
4. Just jumping in the car to grab some milk from the local shop? Grab your coat and walk... 5. Thought of the treadmill at the gym give you cold sweats? Just put on a walking speed with a medium incline to not only burn calories but strengthen those legs also!
Aiming for 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day could really make a difference to your health and waistline .. you can monitor this by a fitness monitor @fitbit for example for if that’s just really not your thing get the pacer app for your phone, it’s not as accurate but will still count your steps as long as your phone is with you ♥️♥️♥️
AÇAI LOVE 💖
Enjoying this little tub of delightfulness @acaibrothers_portmelbourne this morning, açai is a great source of fibre and has more antioxidants than normal berries 🍇
Okay okay the big dollop of coconut yoghurt and vegan chocolate all over the top may not be the most calorie friendly but it’s Sunday.... and anything goes 🤪🤪🤪
ALL HAIL THE KALE 🌿
Today’s lunch is bursting with nutrients plus it’s super easy inspired by a salad I had last week with some orange 🍊 in it and tasted amazing 😍😍 Serves 3
Cook up 2x large chicken breasts in a frying pan 🍳 season with salt and pepper
Microwave 1x bag mixed rice and quinoa - @tildarice is great
Mix both chicken and rice in a large bowl with
1x med bag kale 🌿
1/2 cup sunflower seeds 🌻
1x peeled orange chopped 🍊
4 x chopped beetroot
For the dressing mix together
3x tbsp balsamic
1x tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon juice squeezed 🍋
Add dressing to salad and mix
BON APETIT 😋😋
Always trust that everything is going to be okay in the end. 💖
Don’t try and over think situations that you can’t control. Admittedly I am the worst for it 🤷🏼♀️ ♥️
The one thing I find really helps is believing it’s all happening for a reason, maybe you didn’t get that job, your dream house, maybe a relationship didn’t work out. Maybe someone walks out of your life or walks in. 🧡
Keep faith that when things don’t go quite your way, because even though it seemed like your perfect situation at the time ... it’s because something even better is coming your way 💖
Happy Wednesday 💖
GET YOUR VEG ON 🥦🥕🌽 Bulk up your meals with all your favie veggies not only will it keep you fuller for longer you will also need to eat less starchy carbs if mixed in with lots of these colorful creations .. take today’s salmon and veggie rice for lunch 🥗for example 😍
Not only will it fill you full of nutrients, you will be more less likely to reach for the snacks mid afternoon 😜
NO GYM 🙊 NO PROBLEM 💃🏼 Give this easy 20 min HITT workout a go
15 reps of each 💖 reverse Lunge to knee raise 💖 walkout to spider crunch 💖 Box jumps (use a wall or chair just make sure it’s stable, replace with jump squats if you have nothing suitable) ❤️
Clients sending me pictures of a sad bit of chicken and one lettuce leaf on the regs .. saying they are bored of their lunch... Well I’m not surprised babe! Give your greens some life!
Pick your favie base .. add your accessories .. 🍅 🥒 🍃
Put in your protein 🍗 🥩 🦐
Then give us some sparkle .. today we have olives, crushed walnuts and a drizzle of pesto.
Some days are easily magical ... 🌟
others not so much.
In this life your never too sure how many days you may have so how do you turn even the greyest days into better ones ☀️ 1. Get up and get out- sometimes just getting up and out the house is the biggest battle.
2. Do some exercise ... endorphins are the best mood lifter in the world
3. Eat well... good healthy food are going to make you feel great inside and out.. comforting yourself with crap will just eventually make you feel worse 😔
4. Do one thing that you love - anything that makes you happiest.. be it a person, a place, a song .. lift your spirits.
5. Be present with others - it’s so so easy to get caught in your own head. Take some time to listen to others and take your mind off your own situation.
SMILE 😊- this all probably won’t even be a problem in a few months time anyway 💖
WERK IT WEDNESDAY ♥️
Planking Queen? 👸🏻 Got that forearm front and side plank nailed?
Give these progressions a go to switch things up!
30 seconds straight arm plank 💪🏼 30 seconds side straight arm plank 💪🏼 (Each side)
15 seconds single arm plank 💪🏼
Practice practice practice until you can do all three no rest ❤️ You are welcome 😋