FIGHTERFOOD – Day 1 & 2

Hi guys,

So I have complete two days on my Fighterfood meal plan. I wanted to update you all on how it is going so far. I started it on  Sunday so I could have a day to adjust to it while I was at home and prepare myself then for the long week ahead. For breakfast I had two chicken, spinach and roasted pepper frittatas with a side salad. These were lovely but I didn’t quite finish all of my side salad. I had this at about 10am and it kept me going until lunch. Lunch I had a little later at 2pm and this was a chicken and French bean salad. This was my favourite. I heated it up in the microwave for about 3 or 4 minutes until piping hot and had it with a large glass of water and a warm cup of green tea afterwards. I must say, I stayed really full until dinner came around. I had salmon, which I never have had before. This was a really nice surprise. It was all seasoned so well and it came with sweet potatoes…. Hello!

Ok, day 2….Mondays, gotta love ’em. So my work day starts 8am but I have to get my tired butt out of bed at 6am. By the time I get to work, set up for the day and handle any calls from the previous day, I don’t get my breakfast until 10am. I don’t mind this, I have my routine and I’m used to it now. So this morning I had raisin and cinnamon granola. I really enjoyed this even though it was not as sugary as my usual cereals. It kept me really full until lunch time at 1pm. For lunch I had chicken with Asian rice and vegetables. Again, yummy and filled me right up. I had my dinner at 7pm… long wait I know, but I keep drinking water and I have a really busy work schedule in the afternoon and evening. For dinner I had cajun chicken with rice. It was just enough. I realised that my usual portions are huge. I didn’t need a big portion to feel satisfied. The sauce was just enough too, usually I pour this on. So far, I’m learning to adjust and eat smaller but still feel satisfied and full.

I took these pictures of each of my meals and the nutritional values in each:

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Breakfast Day 1:

Chicken, Spinach, Red Pepper frittata – 198 cals, 4% carbs, 34% protein and 62% fat

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Lunch Day 1:

Chicken and French Bean Salad – 267 cals, 8% carbs, 73% protein and 20% fat.

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Dinner Day 1:

Tandoori grilled salmon with sweet potatoes and vegetables – 377 cals, 34% carbs, 29% protein and 37% fat.

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Breakfast Day 2:

Raisin and cinnamon granola – 241 cals, 45% carbs, 9% protein and 46% fat.

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Lunch Day 2:

Chicken with Asian rice/vegetables – 273 cals, 35% carbs, 43% protein and 22% fat.

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Dinner Day 2:

Cajun style chicken – 360 cals, 41% carbs, 46% protein and 13% fat.

I’ll come back and assess again after the third and fourth day and then again after the final two days. Hope the meals provide some inspiration and you can always create your own or modify the ideas above to suit yourself.

Over the first two days I have lost 3 pounds but I also just feel energized and less bloated. My hunger levels are good and I don’t feel the need to dig into the chocolate press yet!

My challenge over day 3 & 4 – DRINK MORE WATER!!!!

You can check out FIGHTERFOOD here at www.fighterfood.ie

Slimming Courgette Soup

Hi guys,

I’ve recently tried a new soup recipe which is quick, easy and tastes so so good! I got the recipe from Slimming World so you know it’s a good addition to your healthy lifestyle. As alternative to courgettes, substitute in broccoli or any veg of your choice.

Ingredients:

Three Courgettes

1 stock cube of choice

4 laughing cow cheese triangles (low-fat for a slimming recipe)

Boiling water

Method:

Chop up the courgettes and put them in a saucepan with the stock cube.

Add enough boiling water to cover the courgettes and simmer until they are soft (15-20 minutes).

To blend, I split up into 4 parts and added a laughing cow cheese to each quarter.

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Let me know if you’ve tried it

The Road to Fitness Begins Here..

Good morning lovelies,

It’s about four months until a family event abroad and I have made it my goal to be both fit and bikini ready for it. My weight loss goal for this challenge would be about 2 stone. However, I am trying to concentrate on toning up overall and I’m sure the weight loss will come with my healthy diet and workouts. For me, this is a fitness challenge.

So, starting today Saturday 14th June 2014 I will have 18 weeks until we board the plane and go to paradise. I plan to do a weekly progress post every Saturday and I will let you know how I got on each week. The weekly “progress report” will include:

-What I ate during the week – the good and the naughty (hopefully I’ll be as good as I can be with maybe 1 treat dinner or desert a week)

-What workouts I did

-The results for that week

-My new targets for next week

I would say my fitness level at present is….. zero! I have really let it slide over the past year. Well, no more. I am determined to begin this journey and reach my goal. This time 4 months I will be lying on the beach and feeling proud of how I have met my goal.

So, here goes: My targets for week 1:

Diet changes:

1. Drink 1.5 litres of water a day (this will increase next week)

2. Try for no carbs for week one of this challenge (this again, will change next week)

3. No eating after 8pm at night.

Fitness plan:

1. Workout 6/7 days this week – 3 gym days and 3 days running/walking

2. 100 squats per day for 6/7 days

 

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My targets each week will both develop a step further and could also lose something that did not work for me, any suggestions along the way will be very much appreciated so leave your comments below. I am not a fitness or nutrition expert.. I am an average girl just looking to get fit and healthy. I will keep you updated on my journey 🙂 xxx