Fizzy drink? Yes.
Large amounts of energy drinks that make me feel invincible? Hell yeah!
Water? Nah, I’ll pass.
I really disliked the taste of water, in fact I could go the whole day without a drop of water passing my lips. My ‘go-to’ hydration would be caffeine…large amounts of caffeine.
Starting at U Fit was the start of a new version of myself and I knew that there was a lot that needed to change. I knew that having so much caffeine, in either coffee or energy drinks, was a vicious circle of either tiredness or super-wired…. there was no middle ground.
After talking to my coach about how important water was to my health and training, I decided I had to get more water into my body….I just didn’t know how to get past the taste, let alone being able to swallow the amount that I needed.
I started small with just adding a cup a day with as many meals that I could. I found it really challenging because I still didn’t like the taste….it was just so bland! I had to try a different route to keep hydrated. The next step was to buy an actual water bottle….it felt a bit alien if I’m honest, and I spent most of the time trying to find one with the best colour rather than the right size!! Read more..... http://ow.ly/cLOR30fdipH
Squid rings with lime
I love calamari, but because it is with flour, it doesn’t love me so I made my own squid rings the other night which ended up being delicious.
128g squid rings (Sainsbury’s taste the difference ones were good)
10g almond flour
5g olive oil
tamari (a shake to taste)
1/2 fresh lime juice
If you want some carbs baby new potatoes would go very well!
Mix the almond flour, herbs and chilli flakes in a bowl. Dry the squid rings with some kitchen roll. Put them in the dry mix and stir so all are covered. Heat the oil in a frying pan, throw the squid ring mix in. Cook until they curl up and inside out (pretty cool to watch), add the broccoli, lime juice and tamari. Serve immediately. 10 mins max to cook 🙂 #ufitfamily#fitspo#fitness#leicester#gym#gains#ufit#gymtime#gainz#workout#getStrong#getfit#justdoit#youcandoit#personaltrainer#noexcuses#ufitleicester#weightlossleicester#ufitstudio#independentwomen
Past experiences in food shopping were pretty unorganised and chaotic. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to buy…and I mean rough. The reality was that once behind the wheels of the trolley the route around the supermarket would be an endless parade of going up and down each aisle grabbing things that I liked the look of. By the time I got to the till it would be overflowing with packets of convenience food and snacks.
The icing on the trolley-cake would be at the checkout whereby something of a chocolate nature would literally throw itself from the shelf and into my trolley….okay, maybe more than one…and okay it didn't throw itself, you get the idea!
Joining U fit it was clear that I lot of changes in my life could be made and one of them was the way in which I approached shopping. Talking to my coach we looked at ways that I could gain more control over what I was intending to eat for the week. Rather than go unprepared to the supermarket I would go armed with a shopping list and the commitment that what was on the list was all that could be bought.
It took practice and it didn't come easy. With so much on offer in every aisle it was a challenge to stick to the list. Over time I noticed that my shopping trolley was getting emptier as it got to the till and I even resulted in using the smaller trolley! Not only that, I knew what I wanted to eat and what ingredients I needed. It meant that all the convenience meals were gone and the snacks were missing.
So, what about the pesky kamikaze chocolate treats? Instead of hitting the bottom of my trolley they now hit the floor as I turn my trolley in the other direction. #ufitfamily#fitspo#fitness#leicester#gym#gains#ufit#gymtime#gainz#workout#getStrong#getfit#justdoit#youcandoit#personaltrainer#cleaneating#noexcuses#ufitleicester#weightlossleicester#ufitstudio#independentwomen#strongisthenewskinny#cleaneating#lose2jeansizes