26 6 / 2012

DINNER: Steak with sweet potato, broccoli and mustard.
I’m trying to eat red meat 3 times a week. I’m prone to getting low in iron so I need to ensure that I keep levels up. Tuesday is a red meat day! 

DINNER: Steak with sweet potato, broccoli and mustard.

I’m trying to eat red meat 3 times a week. I’m prone to getting low in iron so I need to ensure that I keep levels up. Tuesday is a red meat day! 

25 6 / 2012

LUNCH: Tofu with brown rice and lots of fresh veg.
DINNER: Eggs scrambled with veggies and sweet potato.
Decided to make Mondays ‘Meatless Monday’. Here was my effort for today :-) Really loved the tofu and the eggs were quick and easy to cook after my evening Pump class.
EXERCISE: 9:30am - Body Attack 5:45pm - Body Pump My legs were pretty sore and useless during Attack this morning, but by Pump they were feeling better. Went low in weight for the leg tracks and focused on challenging upper body instead.

LUNCH: Tofu with brown rice and lots of fresh veg.

DINNER: Eggs scrambled with veggies and sweet potato.

Decided to make Mondays ‘Meatless Monday’. Here was my effort for today :-) Really loved the tofu and the eggs were quick and easy to cook after my evening Pump class.

EXERCISE: 9:30am - Body Attack 5:45pm - Body Pump My legs were pretty sore and useless during Attack this morning, but by Pump they were feeling better. Went low in weight for the leg tracks and focused on challenging upper body instead.

25 6 / 2012

BREAKFAST: 1/2 cup oats with eggs, apple, vanilla, mixed spices and a few raspberries. YYUUUUU-UUUMMMM!

BREAKFAST: 1/2 cup oats with eggs, apple, vanilla, mixed spices and a few raspberries. YYUUUUU-UUUMMMM!

25 6 / 2012

LUNCH: Lots of stirfry veggies, with chicken breast, quinoa and sweet potato. Topped with cottage cheese and balsamic vinegar. YUM! Love veggies!

25 6 / 2012

21km Run! Training for the Run Melbourne half marathon in 3 weeks!

PRE RUN SNACK: Banana & 1/2 cup no fat natural yoghurt
DURING RUN SNACK: Hand full of jelly beans 

24 6 / 2012

This week I got myself a nutrition plan and some advice from the amazing Amanda at Daily Dose Fitness. I generally eat pretty well, but was starting to feel a little bored with my regular nutrition and my results had slowed, so decided it was time to try something new. With all the group fitness classes I do, I need to ensure that I am fueling myself with enough energy and the correct nutrients to avoid becoming run down.

My downfall is that I have the knowledge and qualifications to know exactly what I need to do, but recently I haven’t been making all the best choices regarding nutrition. I have been taking for granted the fact that I am currently active enough to avoid gaining weight and although I can maintain and eat pretty much whatever I please, I definitely feel much better when I am eating clean. I also wholeheartedly believe that the body functions so much better on nutritious, whole foods and I really need to respect and fuel myself accordingly. I by no means eat an unhealthy diet, but in the last few months, I have let more than enough sweet treats (chocolate! eiik!) and convenience foods creep into my weekly intake.

I’m a group fitness instructor and when I finish this degree, will also be a health professional. I have the duty to be a role model and to live what I preach to others. I will be able to use my qualifications and passions much more affectively if I can demonstrate to other people that I walk the talk. Hence, a little shake up in my nutritional habits is needed.

Amanda has had amazing success with her own health transformation over the last couple of years which has been so inspiring to watch. She has managed to get into amazing shape and control the symptoms from PCOS which is a condition I also suffer from. This is the reason why I decided to enlist in her guidance and assistance. I’m excited and motivated to get into the new plan. I can’t wait to learn more about fueling my body, improving my health and hopefully to see some awesome results of my own!

24 6 / 2012

Breakfast: Oats/eggs with apple, almond meal, cinnamon and vanilla. Don’t think I’ll ever get sick of this. Yum! Following up with a strong black coffee before I hit the pavement for my last long training run before the Run Melbourne half marathon in July!

Breakfast: Oats/eggs with apple, almond meal, cinnamon and vanilla. Don’t think I’ll ever get sick of this. Yum! Following up with a strong black coffee before I hit the pavement for my last long training run before the Run Melbourne half marathon in July!

23 6 / 2012

Dinner: Grill’d scotch fillet salad minus the feta with tomato relish and grilled peppers. On the car trip home we stopped at Grill’d for dinner. I picked this salad as it gave me some red meat and was an easy healthy choice. Tempted to go for a burger but decided to save that for a treat meal. I omitted the feta and asked them to add the peppers instead.

Dinner: Grill’d scotch fillet salad minus the feta with tomato relish and grilled peppers. On the car trip home we stopped at Grill’d for dinner. I picked this salad as it gave me some red meat and was an easy healthy choice. Tempted to go for a burger but decided to save that for a treat meal. I omitted the feta and asked them to add the peppers instead.

23 6 / 2012

Snacks: 10 almonds, 1/2 cup fat free natural yogurt sprinkled w/cinnamon and an apple. Also brought some snacks to keep me sustained during the day. I ended up giving the apple to my brother though so only had one piece of fruit today. Had a black coffee mid morning :-)

Snacks: 10 almonds, 1/2 cup fat free natural yogurt sprinkled w/cinnamon and an apple. Also brought some snacks to keep me sustained during the day. I ended up giving the apple to my brother though so only had one piece of fruit today. Had a black coffee mid morning :-)

23 6 / 2012

Lunch: Salmon tempter with quinoa and veggies. I knew I’d be out all day as we had a family function. Food was provided but I decided to bring my own to ensure I had a clean, healthy meal. I didn’t get to eat lunch until almost 2pm and only had time to eat half! The rest was eaten at 5pm during the car trip home. I was starving, but so glad I’d brought my own healthy option.

Lunch: Salmon tempter with quinoa and veggies. I knew I’d be out all day as we had a family function. Food was provided but I decided to bring my own to ensure I had a clean, healthy meal. I didn’t get to eat lunch until almost 2pm and only had time to eat half! The rest was eaten at 5pm during the car trip home. I was starving, but so glad I’d brought my own healthy option.

23 6 / 2012

Breakfast: Oats with eggs, apple, almond meal, vanilla and cinnamon. So yummy and filling! Loved adding the eggs to the oats - made them taste like a pudding! Yum! This also kept me full all morning. Ate it at about 6am and was satisfied until lunch time.

Breakfast: Oats with eggs, apple, almond meal, vanilla and cinnamon. So yummy and filling! Loved adding the eggs to the oats - made them taste like a pudding! Yum! This also kept me full all morning. Ate it at about 6am and was satisfied until lunch time.