Tuesday, 2 February 2016

What's cooking?

Today was my third day of my new training programme with a brand new coach (two actually), a brand new nutrition plan and a brand new gym. Actually the gym is pretty old but it's new to me! It's spread over 3 floors so it's a little confusing but it's round the corner from my work and has all the equipment I need. I won 6 months coaching with Nemesis PT via a Facebook competition. The timing couldn't be better as it'll take me right up to the week before my wedding! Both Nemesis coaches, Sharon and Lainey, are a great advert for their business and clearly practice what they preach. Sharon is over seeing my nutrition while Lainey takes charge of my training - I can't wait to see what they can do for me!

I'm going to have to really focus on my nutrition and hit my macros every day. This is the part I usually struggle with! They've given me a pretty high carb and fat allowance compared to what I'm used to so I'm finding it much easier so far! It's only the first week though so I imagine it's going to get harder as the weeks go on and my macros are adjusted. I plan to be super organised and prep meals/snacks ahead, plus make good use of some of the cookbooks I've acquired recently. I really enjoy cooking so I'm quite happy spending a day in the kitchen, listening to Ben Coomber's podcasts or dancing about to the Rolling Stones!

What I've been cooking recently...

Chocolate almond protein porridge - my all time favourite! Make your porridge however you like it (I microwave mine with water), add a spoonful of almond butter, a scoop of chocolate whey protein and mix it all together. Top with banana or frozen berries!

Sweet potato nachos - as good as they look! I used the long bit of a cheese grater to slice my sweet potato thinly, season and then bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. They shrink a lot once cooked so make sure you cut the potato length ways. Layer the nachos with cooked chicken, salsa, jalapenos and cheese (I used MyProtein cheese) and put the whole lot back under the grill for five minutes!

Mini Omelettes - I've seen these a lot on instagram lately under various different names! They're easy to make and so handy to grab as a quick snack. I mixed 6 eggs with some turkey bacon, spinach and chopped chillies, poured the mixture into a muffin tray, sprinkled some feta cheese on top and baked them in the oven for 5-10 minutes.

Lean in 15 - If you haven't heard of this recipe book you must have been hibernating for a month! The Body Coach is taking over facebook and instagram with his 15 minute fat busting meals. So far I've made the spanish omelette (swapping the chorizo for turkey bacon), Joe's chicken pie (what a treat!) and his cheesy meatballs (technically not in the book but I followed his instructions on Instagram!) I'm not a huge fan of Joe's approach to nutrition but have adapted a few of the recipes by using leaner meats and adding more carbs!

I'll maybe blog a bit more about my new plan, what I'm eating and how my training is going... is there anything in particular you'd like to see more of?

How are you getting on with your own New Year's resolutions/health and fitness goals?

2 comments:

  1. I have not heard of this recipe, but I would love to give it a go! My limited cooking skills somehow are telling me that this might be a risky business. :)

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  2. Wow! Sweet potato nachos are pretty much the best idea ever! Definitely giving that a try :) xxx
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