Well my PT sessions have been cancelled 2 weeks in a row now so I'm feeling pretty down about this whole health kick thing. I don't own a set of scales so I have no idea where my weight etc is at the moment. I've still been trying really hard to eat clean but I get tempted by chocolate and cocktails far too easily! On Friday I went to Jamie's Italian in Aberdeen which was so good, then I spent Sunday and Monday in Aberdeen wining and dining with Gordon, so I've definitely over indulged lately. Anyway I thought I'd just share a few of my favourite meals from the past few weeks...
Porridge with almond milk // Strawberries // Banana // Blackberries // Blueberries // Green tea
Breakfast is always porridge with almond milk and whatever fruit I have in the fridge. My favourite meal of the day!
Cucumber & reduced fat jalapeno houmous // Reece's pieces & mini cups // Golden Delicious apple
Grapefruit, orange & kiwi // Kale chips // Grapes // Pear & blueberries with natural yoghurt
I try to be organised and have snacks already prepared so I can take something healthy to work. I mostly snack on fruit (grapes are easy!) or cucumber dipped in low fat houmous - yum! But when there's chocolate shoved in my face I still can't resist. Especially when it's reece's! Last week I made kale chips which were amazing - I just followed this easy recipe - and I've started having natural yoghurt with fruit too.
Baked sweet potato with cottage cheese & raisins
My lunch is a strange concoction but it tastes so good! Cook a couple of sweet potatoes in the evening and then you can just grab them out the fridge to take to work in the morning. I only take half a potato for lunch so 2 will last me 4 days.
Mushroom rice // Aubergine ratatouilie // Honeycomb Cannelloni from Jamie's Italian
Steak from The Tippling House // Mini Burger platter with sweet potato fries from The Wild Boar // Chicken fajita salad from TGI Friday's
At night I'm still trying to eat some type of meat with vegetables and only a small portion of carbs. Obviously I've failed a few times this week when I've been eating out! We went to TGI's on Monday and I tried to be good by ordering the salad... there's no way that thing is healthy! The biggest plate of food I've ever seen was placed on my table! It was delicious though and probably half the amount of calories as everything else on the menu haha.
As well as swimming, kettlebells and EPIC, I've still been going to the gym a few times a week. I even used the hotel gym when I stayed over in Aberdeen. Hopefully this will counteract my bad food choices! To be honest I don't feel any different now to when I started, the only thing I've noticed is that my arms are toning up. We're hoping to get our PT sessions back up and running next week so fingers crossed I get good results on his scary scales :|
Any suggestions of healthy, clean meals and snacks I should try this week?