03/05/2019

My Biggest Flaw


I've never proclaimed to be perfect... Okay maybe I have but who would have believed me anyway? 
I have many flaws and bad habits just like everyone else. But my biggest the flaw, the one that gets me into the most trouble in every area of my life... relationships, friendships, work... TIMEKEEPING!!
I am that girl who is still sat in the bath tub while my friends are waiting at the dinner table, I reserved. 
Least I used to be, this post is all about the things I am doing to improve this shituation! 
  • 5,4,3,2,1 - I'm up. I've been using Mel Robbins 5 second rule to get myself out of bed as soon as that alarm goes off. 
  • Morning routine - Water, vitamins, coffee - GET IN THE SHOWER
  • Do not touch my phone... seriously the minute I start checking the gram, replying to DM's, replying to Whatsapp, it's game over. I now have a rule that unless it's an emergency which it never is at 6am - it can wait until after I am dressed and ready for work. 
  • Prepping my work clothes the night before, making sure my gym attire is ready to slip into when I finish work. 
  • Making sure all of my food is prepped and packed and ready to transfer from the fridge to my lunch bag, again I do this the night before. 
  • Getting to work early, to build up flexi time. I'm very fortunate that I have flexi hours at work, I can build myself up to 5 extra days holiday by working overtime during the week. Because I only get 45 minutes lunch break (30 of which I legally have to take) and I want to get to the gym straight after work - arriving at the office 15-30 minutes early is my best option for building up flexi hours. So far, I've build myself an extra 1.5 days annual leave!!
What are your little quirks that you could do with putting a little focus on correcting? 




01/05/2019

Summer Shredding 2019

You will have noticed alot of my most recent posts have been revolving mainly around food. This isn't much new... 80% of my life revolves around food in one way or another. Within 10 minutes of finishing one meal, I've usually planned out another.
I am a massive foodie... and I have one hell of a appetite for a small person. 
So any way the main reason I've been trying to get a little creative with my foods is that I wanted to drop a little bit of body fat for the summer months. I've been really really inconsistent for like 2 years now. I've been distracted with life which happens to all of us, but with me I've let myself get so out of balance. So today as a way of 'keeping myself accountable' I am going to write down my Goals for the remaining of spring/summer 2019. 

- Intermittent fasting, I've actually started this, proabably around 3 weeks in - intermittent fasting is just time slotting when you eat. I aim to eat all my meals between 12pm and 8pm. The thing I have found with intermittent fasting and the main reason it works for me is discipline. If I have just fasted for 16 hours - at this point I don't see the point in ruining that with a big greasy food choice. 
- Training, I want to be training 4-5 days a week minimum - weight lifting, with a goal of 10k steps every day. This may mean I go to the gym 7 days a week because it's raining out and I need to get my steps in or it may mean 2-3 days of the week I go for a long outdoors walk. I'm going to be flexible with myself in how I do it, but prioritise getting it done! 
- Ample sleep.... I've gotten to an age now where I simple don't function very well on less than 6 hours sleep. Between 6 & 8 hours sleep is the goal at the moment I seem to feel my best around 6.5 hours sleep. Seem's to be my sweet spot. 
- Cutting down caffeine and guzzling the h2o! Water is one of my biggest obstacles. I friggen hate drinking water, it's so easy to forget or replace with coffee.. I've started mixing BCAA into my water bottle, not because I particurly need the extra aminos all the time but just because it tastes great...and something that tastes great encourages me to keep drinking it! 

And then the biggest challenge - mind over matter. I need to commit, here and now to remaining focused on my physical goals over the next 3 months, NO MATTER WHAT personal challenges, dramas or confusing situations come up. No matter how settled or unsettled I am in my personal life. I have gotten into some really bad habits of just not showing up for myself when my mind is elsewhere and that just has to stop. 
I need to see this journey as an act of self love. Something I am doing for me.
Self sabotaging my self love, is simply not an option. 



29/04/2019

Cod with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Literally nothing more refreshing as cod and salsa on a summers night, this meal has a great balance of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates! Tastes best served with some Jasmine sticky rice!

You will need:
1 x Mango cut into cubes
1 x Avocado cut into cubes
1 x Lime
1 x Lemon
1 x Red onion, finely sliced
1 x Red pepper, finely sliced
1 x Small handful of coriander
450g x White Cod (Fresh not frozen)
3 x Garlic cloves
1tbsp. Olive oil
1.75tsp. Salt.
0.25tsp. Pepper

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200 celcius and grease a medium baking dish.
Place the fish into the baking dish and top with the olive oil, minced garlic and 1.5tsp salt.
Cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes.
To make the salad, in a small bowl combine the mango, avocado, red pepper, red onion, coriander, squeeze the lemon and lime juice, add the remaining salt and pepper, and mix together well.
When the cod is cooked, serve with the salsa on the top!
Super simples! Super tasty! Enjoy!




26/04/2019

Honey Basalmic Chicken Recipe!

Guys You Guys!!! Hello!!!

Today I am going to give you the quickest lunch prep chicken everrrr and it is going to change your life!!
You can thank me later!
Okay here goes, preheat the oven to around 190/200 celcius.
Single layer a baking tray of some form with some juicy chicken boobies.
In a small bowl mix together 2tbsp honey, a good glug of basalmic vinegar, some chilli flakes, pink and salt and pepper and sesame seeds!
Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts, top with some sliced spring onions and bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through!
Told ya it was easy!!!


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