The purpose of this blog will be to document healthy food recipes (and some not so healthy) and any health and fitness musings I have in my head. Hopefully it will become more of a collaboration between me and you- sharing recipes and tips and tricks.
A week after my first fitness competition I weigh in at exactly what I did 16weeks before the competition- that's right folks, that means I gained 19lbs since last week Saturday. What took me 16 weeks of hard dieting and training I gained back in 6 days. Just goes to show how hard it is to have an ideal body, and how aggressive the dieting was in the end as most of the loss happend 1 week from the competition with the loss of most body fluids. So take heart, being bikini-super all the time is impossible. What one can do is stick to a healthy meal plan, enjoy their time spent with friends and family.
I focused on friends and family this week, going out with a good friend (holla M!) on Friday night for a good old hamburger and fries, even had a pint. Then as luck would have it, I got to go to another pub Sat night and split an appy platter with my partner (and yes, had another pint). I haven't indulged like that since I was in Uni (years ago) so it was an anomoly and I won't do it again. Post-competition I have to make up for all the times both my friend and my husband had to forgoe a night at the pub because I couldn't eat or drink. Cheers mates! Now let's focus on a healthy, balanced lifestyle to come.
This morning had a fab jog with another friend at a free Running Room clinic. (Holla H!). Met some brilliant people and enjoyed the sunshine and fitness. What a good way to begin this week. I've prepped all my meals for the week, and planned each day around some things I can't avoid, like two business luncheon and one business supper. Eating out does not have to sabatoge a healthy meal plan. Ordering a grilled chicken salad will be great (and don't restaurants do a bang-up job on salads anyway?) for all occasions- making sure that the chicken is grilled with no sauce and that the salad isn't sugared up with dried fruit, cheeses etc. Don't forget to have a small serving of carbs (1/2 cup) with lunches- carbs help digest protein and you'll gain (yes GAIN) weight if you don't have some.
Well, I'll post pictures of my meat muffins that I'm having as a meal this week with a recipe tomorrow.