Monday, 27 July 2015

Healthy Eating & Leg Day RUINER

I feel like this post has been a long time coming. 

For a few years , this post of mine about batch cooking and eating healthy has been getting some attention.  To be honest with you - this was pretty close to the start of my healthy eating journey and I didn't know as much as I thought I did.

I used to think that what I was doing was eating "clean" - but really, it was just eating healthier compared to what I ate before.  Yes, NOW I understand that it is not "clean eating" when I don't know exactly what is in the sauce etc. but hey, you live and you learn. 

Over the last few years I have learnt a lot more about what fuel I need for my body, what works for me and what I am capable of.  So, I guess, here is a bit of an update for you. 

Right now I am trying to eat a lot of REAL FOOD.  This means lean protein (turkey, tuna, chicken, eggs), Veggies (greens, tomatoes, mushrooms), Healthy Fats (avocado, nuts, natural nut butter) and Healthy Carbs (sweet potatoes, brown rice, oatmeal).

I still do some meal prep on a Sunday, because we all remember this little chestnut:

Failing to plan, is planning to fail.

Yes of course I treat myself to drinking cider or beer etc occasionally, so I guess you could call it a fairly flexible diet.  This way of living is what works for me.  I have a good balance right now and once my shoulder is better, I will push my workouts and weights harder and change my diet accordingly. 

Here is some of the food I prep for a week ahead.  Some days I eat smaller meals, more often and some days I eat a large lunch and snacks in between.  I don't eat when I am not hungry and I try to make healthy food choices when I am. 
(Also, one of these meals was for Michelle - it has a vegan nut cutlet in it)

So now that is out of the way, here is the Leg Day that my friend Lucy and I completed on Saturday:

Warm up:  500m Row
Seated leg curls & leg extensions

Working sets:
Back squats
Front squats
Deficit deadlifts
Front rack lunges
Bulgarian split squats super set with jump lunges

WOD: Opium Dream mod

21 - 18 - 15 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 3
Ground to overhead
Lucy used 15kgs plate, I used 10kg DB to snatch with my right arm

5 burpees and 30 Double Unders in between each set of GTOH.

It was knackered and we totally deserved a Harris + Hoole brunch afterwards.

The rest of my day was spent trying out my lovely new products from LUSH.

My face feels amazing after using the Cosmetic Warrior mask and my lips are smooth from the Mint Julips!  I am almost inspired to wash my hair again to use the shampoos.  Ha!

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