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THE HEALTH FAIRY

Well day 4, I’ll just be a giving you a weekly check-in to give you a example of how hard, or how easy it is from next week, but I thought I’d do the first week just to show you that I am showing up and I’m being accountable to my coach.

Now there is a issue I have with this training, and for the first time in my life I’m going to say something that I don’t normally say, and that is time. Because I train in beauty I’m stuck in a rut this morning thinking, how am I going to get my cardio in? But I think it’s slightly my monkey on my back saying, no it’s rest day today. So normally on a rest day you do cardio for 20 minutes now 20 minutes is not going to take long and I probably will do a Joe Wicks workout, but the thoughts of it makes me physically sick and I don’t want to do it. Because I’ve got such a routine where I like to go to the gym, the thought of doing something different at home is making me have the anxiety. Interestingly enough, it’s making me think, oh my God, I haven’t got time to do this, which is really unusual for me.

Last night I had so many hiccups with my food intake, I had an avocado, and this sounds really ridiculous, but I had an avocado and it completely messed up my fats for the day, because it’s so high in fat it completely took out most of my plan. So I had a day of scrambling around trying to get to my macros, and it was just the hardest thing ever. So I’ve learned a lesson within bodybuilding is bin them avocados, they’re not serving me at all when you’re bodybuilding, you’re better to get the fats from something that’s really, really tasty and lovely, because avocados, it’s like one mouthful and it’s gone.

So what I’ve done is learned a few techniques this week on how to eat a lot of food, because who doesn’t want to eat loads, and eat good food that you love. I’ve learned that fish is amazing, but tuna fish is the most dry, grim tasting fish ever and I just cannot stomach another mouthful of tuna. So I’ve got myself a nice place where my friend Sarah has recommended, it’s called Sykesseafood.com, and it’s frozen fish that comes to your door, which is absolutely amazing, and that has saved the day. Unfortunately yesterday, thinking that my smoked haddock was already cooked, I started to eat it raw. Then I asked Sarah, “Am I supposed to be eating this?” And she said, “No, but it’s okay.” So that’s okay, I haven’t got food poisoning, I’m still alive, ready for training my ladies today.

So in all honesty, yesterday was a bit of a hard day, I would say. I’d done my cardio in the morning. No, I did my weight training in the morning, and found that okay, but I am struggling. I’m used to, with weight training, I like my body pump and I like music, and I know where I’m at, but when you’re weight training, it’s really difficult to have your headphones in, you haven’t got any glasses on because you can’t see the screen, you can’t type in the reps because the wifi is not so great. So I took a piece of paper with me and I just ticked off what I’ve done, and then updated it later in the day, but God, what a faff. That’s the only thing, is getting used to your program.

So I’m going to go and do a Joe Wicks now, reluctantly, but I’m going to send in some recipes for you to look at today, and I’m going to see how I get on with my rest day macros, because I can have slightly higher carbs today and slightly higher fats, so I’m very excited about that because that means I can eat the platter that I got from Waitrose today for the girls. Anyway, have a lovely day. I will check in again tomorrow. If anyone wants any advice on how to set their plan up, I will give you mine and you can have a little look, I will put a post up today on how to do that. But I really hope that this helps you, if not have helped you, as entertainment if I do mess up. So all I can say is day four, I’m still alive, and I’m still doing it. Or is it day five? I think it’s day four. See, this is what happens when you’re starting your new journey, you don’t even know what day it is.

Joe wicks done now to eat 4 eggs, punnet raspberries, cottage cheese, protein shake!

Time to work … It was the monkey on my back stopping me going forward… But I pushed him off!

TODAY’S RECIPE

SERVES: 1

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp coconut oil

4 scallions, finely sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

37g cashews, finely chopped

37g almonds, chopped

375g mushrooms, chopped

2 x (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

175ml tamari

2 tsp sesame oil

1 long red chilli, sliced

8 leaves cos lettuce

10g coriander, leaves picked

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large frying pan, heat the coconut oil. Add the scallions, garlic, ginger, cashews and almonds. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes. Next, add the chickpeas and mash them up a little bit with a wooden spoon. Add the tamari, sesame oil and chilli and heat through for another 3 minutes. Spoon the mixture into the individual lettuce leaves and garnish with coriander

MACROS

Calories: 363 Protein: 16 Carbs: 23 Fat: 26g

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