Sunday, 20 April 2014

Week 9 - Beach Body Challenge

Week 9 - So I had kind of being eating not the best so I feel like my weigh in on Saturday suffered because of it. I had gained a pound but my measurements were still good. I definitely feel stronger. I've just been super hungry all the time and sometimes haven't made the best snaking choices :(

Week 9

Sunday - 1428
Workout – Focu T-25 - Beta Dynamic Core
Breakfast
Pancakes - 300

Snack
Justin's Dark Choc Peanut Butter Cups - 240
Lunch
Quesadilla - 245

Snack
N/A
Dinner
Tacos - 363
Balvenie scotch - 280


Monday - 1350
Workout – Beta Core Cardio
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Celery with Cream Cheese & Raisins – 100

Lunch
Kale Burger with stir fried veg– 391

Snack
Strawberries & Blueberries - 100

Dinner
Black Bean Gazpacho - 285




Tuesday - 1341 calories
Workout – Beta Upper Focus
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Soy nuts - 100
Lunch
Snack
Strawberries & Blueberries - 100
Dinner
Lentil Shepherds Pie - 430
1/2 Glass white wine - 100
Mini Equal Exchange Choc -26

Wednesday – 1407
Workout – Focus T-25 - Beat Speed 2.0
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Soy nuts – 100
Lunch
Snack
Celery and cream cheese - 170

Pistachios - 80
Sunflower kernals - 42
Dinner
Lentil Shepherds Pie - 430


Thursday -1252
Workout – Rest Day
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Strawberries & Blueberries - 100

Lunch
Lentil Shepherds Pie - 430

Snack
Celery & Cream Cheese 100

Dinner
Hungarian Vegetarian Goulash - 322


Friday – 1344
Workout – Beta Rip't Circuit
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Raisins – 90
Soy Nuts - 35
Lunch
Hungarian Vegetarian Goulash - 322

Snack
Celery & Cream Cheese 100

Dinner
Sushi - 384
Seaweed Salad - 113

Saturday – 1330
Workout – Rest
Breakfast
Pancakes - 190

Snack
Green Juice - 170
Lunch
Sushi - 354
Dinner
Sushi - 354
Sweet potato Fries - 140
1 glass wine - 130




Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! I really enjoy seeing the kids excited faces as they run around the yard looking for eggs so I'm so grateful there is such a great only as the Natural Candy Store. Everything you see below I got there...Eco plastic eggs made in the USA, vegan Easter lollipops, vegan chocolate bunnies, vegan chocolate eggs in dark and milk...the list is endless! I love how they have a vegan section and have symbols on everything so you know if it's GF and made in the USA. If you're in Australia get your vegan Easter treats from the Cruelty Free Shop!


Some adult treats - Irish Cream Filled Choc Eggs!



And what would Easter be without Hot Cross Buns? I can't even imagine!!


Irish Cream Filled Easter Eggs

This recipe comes courtesy of my BFF Anna who spent a good part of a day coming up with this bad boy.
Thank you Anna! Your hard work will not be forgotten!


Irish Cream Filled Easter Eggs

Ingredients

350g vegan dark chocolate
1 can coconut cream
5 tsp icing/powdered sugar
2 tsp coconut essence
1 tsp instant coffee powder
1.5 Tbls cocoa powder
1 Tbls arrowroot powder
2 Tbls scotch whisky
Egg molds

Method

Melt the chocolate using a double broiler (or a microwave if you prefer, make sure you don't burn it!).
Add a small amount of chocolate to the centre of each mold, be careful to keep the chocolate off the edges of the mold.
Using a brush or a spoon gently spread the chocolate up around the inside of the molds, add more chocolate if it looks too thin.
Put molds in the freezer to set.

In a medium saucepan mix together coconut cream, coffee powder and coconut essence.
In a small bowl mix together the cocoa powder and sugar breaking up all the lumps until smooth - you can use a sieve if you like, then add to the saucepan and mix through.
Put the saucepan on the lowest heat and stir constantly to mix.
Once ingredients are dissolved and mixed through add the arrowroot powder mixed with a little water.
Continue cooking at a low heat until mixture starts to boil and thicken.
Take saucepan off the heat and cool in a sink of cold water.
Once mixture is at room temperature stir in the whisky well and refrigerate.
Once mixture has cooled add a small spoon of mixture into each of the egg mold, fill it all the way to the edges then replace back into the freezer.
Once frozen use some extra melted chocolate to paint over the filling, then place back in freezer.
Place them back in the freezer until you want to eat them!
Keep refrigerated.


Monday, 14 April 2014

Week 8-Part 2 Beachbody Focus T-25 Challenge

Side note: I started week 8 and then had to stop on Monday due to a back injury so I'm picking whwre I left off on the following Monday so now I'm a week behind .

So, week 8.
I have to admit, last week i kind of waned a bit. I did all my exercises but I ate badly on several occasions and even had a few sneaky beers so i'm not sure how much I blew out my calories by but I gained a pound and felt crappy :(
So I have to be extra good in the next three weeks to really get the most out of the program.
Also mixing up the meals a bit with some recipes that other Beachbody members posted :)

Week 8

Sunday - 1507
Workout – none :(
Breakfast
Toast with Avocado - 523

Snack
N/A
Lunch
Vege Sushi - 354
Snack
N/A
Dinner
Kale Burger with stir fried veg– 391

Went a bit mental on sugar today :(
Equal Exchange Chocolate - 115
Cocomels - Java Flavoured - 210


Monday - 1350
Workout – Beta Core Cardio
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Celery with Cream Cheese & Raisins – 100

Lunch
Kale Burger with stir fried veg– 391

Snack
Strawberries & Blueberries - 100

Dinner
Black Bean Gazpacho - 285




Tuesday - 1341 calories
Workout – Beta Upper Focus
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Soy nuts - 100
Lunch
Snack
Strawberries & Blueberries - 100
Dinner
Lentil Shepherds Pie - 430
1/2 Glass white wine - 100
Mini Equal Exchange Choc -26

Wednesday – 1407
Workout – Focus T-25 - Beat Speed 2.0
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Soy nuts – 100
Lunch
Snack
Celery and cream cheese - 170

Pistachios - 80
Sunflower kernals - 42
Dinner
Lentil Shepherds Pie - 430


Thursday -1252
Workout – Rest Day
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Strawberries & Blueberries - 100

Lunch
Lentil Shepherds Pie - 430

Snack
Celery & Cream Cheese 100

Dinner
Hungarian Vegetarian Goulash - 322


Friday – 1344
Workout – Beta Rip't Circuit
Breakfast
Vegan Smart Shake with banana-300

Snack
Raisins – 90
Soy Nuts - 35
Lunch
Hungarian Vegetarian Goulash - 322

Snack
Celery & Cream Cheese 100

Dinner
Sushi - 384
Seaweed Salad - 113

Saturday – 1330
Workout – Rest
Breakfast
Pancakes - 190

Snack
Green Juice - 170
Lunch
Sushi - 354
Dinner
Sushi - 354
Sweet potato Fries - 140
1 glass wine - 130