Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Monday - are we seriously in October already?

Hi! It's totally been a while since I posted anything of substance other than recipes on this blog.  I have still be working out as per usual - don't panic.  I am updating my Fitocracy profile as I go, so feel free to pop over there if you want to catch anything I haven't posted.

This weekend just passed, I got to hang out with Robbie, Ryan, Oscar, Riley annnnd ROXY!!!

 
 How adorable is that? Seriously.  Such a sweetheart at 7 weeks.  I can not wait to watch her grow up.

This is Riley, all passed out.  Him and Oscar don't really understand what Roxy is doing at home with them, but I am sure after a week of playing they will all be one little happy puppy family.  I had huge withdrawals on Sunday when I was on the way home :(

Monday WOD
  • Elliptical Trainer:
    • 0:10:00 || Broke a Sweat (+54 pts)
    • Warm up
  • Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
    • 5 kg x 20 reps (+72 pts)
    • 5 kg x 20 reps (+72 pts)
    • 5 kg x 20 reps (+72 pts)
  • Dumbbell Flyes:
    • 6 kg x 20 reps (+24 pts)
    • 6 kg x 20 reps (+24 pts)
    • 6 kg x 20 reps (+24 pts)
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row:
    • 12 kg x 12 reps (+47 pts)
    • 12 kg x 12 reps (+47 pts)
    • 12 kg x 12 reps (+47 pts)
  • Side Lateral Raise:
    • 4 kg x 12 reps (+11 pts)
    • 4 kg x 12 reps (+11 pts)
    • 4 kg x 12 reps (+11 pts)
  • Front Dumbbell Raise:
    • 4 kg x 12 reps (+22 pts)
    • 4 kg x 12 reps (+22 pts)
    • 4 kg x 12 reps (+22 pts)
  • Lat Pulldown:
    • 35 kg x 8 reps (+24 pts)
    • 35 kg x 8 reps (+24 pts)
    • 35 kg x 8 reps (+24 pts)
  • Triceps Pushdown:
    • 21 kg x 8 reps (+13 pts)
    • 21 kg x 8 reps (+13 pts)
    • 21 kg x 8 reps (+13 pts)
  • Machine Preacher Curls:
    • 20 kg x 8 reps (+13 pts)
    • 20 kg x 8 reps (+13 pts)
    • 20 kg x 8 reps (+13 pts)
For this workout I burnt roughly 320Kcal.

After work I felt like I needed something more.  I couldn't be bothered getting out of bed for a run (since I washed my hair and all over the weekend).... so I decided to complete a Zwow.


This is the preview video where Zuzka breaks down each exercise and advises on proper form.

Here is the real time video for the workout.

My time for this workout was 14mins and 44 seconds.  I used my sandbag for the DB swings and the weight is around 8kgs

Dinner tonight was two tofu sausages, tomato with a pinch of salt, organic hummus, chutney and some veg.  Yummo and man, I was starving.   

Oh, and I made more pumpkin pie!  Have you guys made any awesome fall recipes yet?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Fall Pumpkin Pie - Vegan

Sorry it has been so long since I last wrote on this blog.  I have been keeping up with my workouts/random photos etc on my other blog and just haven't had time to update this one with anything worthy.  Until now.


Errrrrgghhhhhhhhh - it is so good :)  Michelle has asked me if I can make one every week for the rest of our lives.  Yeah dude.  100%.  If I could stuff this pie in my face every day I would be so much happier as a person.

 
Dinner tonight was a wholemeal wrap, lettuce, vegan burger patty with soy cheese.  I also baked some sweet potato fries to have on the side, or as I did, to throw into my wrap and eat the whole thing like some kind of awesome burrito.  You can tell I am an ideas girl, right?


Ingredients:
  • 3/4 pound silken (soft) tofu
  • 1 16 ounce can pumpkin puree (I got this from Waitrose)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp molasses
Method:

Combine all ingredients, except for pie crust, in a food process or blender and process until smooth. Pour into pie crust.

Well as you can see it is pretty darn easy.  And cheap for that matter.  I already had all the ingredients from the last time I made the pie - except for the pumpkin which cost me around GBP2.00.

So I agree, once you combine the tofu and pumpkin - it totally looks like vomit.  I KNOW!  But push past that, add the other ingredients and throw it in the oven.  You wont regret it.

The colouring is quite a bit different to "normal" pumpkin pies, but overall the spices make it still smell amazing and literally, mouth watering.

I smothered mine with vanilla soy cream.  Is there any other way to do it?

Enjoy!