Tuesday, 27 July 2010

It's good for the skin, right?

Green fly blood? I seem to be attracting loads of green fly and they kept sticking to my sweaty face on the way home from the gym and because they are so small and light flicking them off just meant I smeared them on my face :( gross....

I'm pretty tired two night after two intense gym sessions in a row! Monday I warmed up on the bike for 10 minutes keeping the resistance and speed high, I then did full body weights for around 45 minutes, had a quick re-fuel and then relaxed with 15 minutes at a steady pace on the cross trainer with a fitness magazine. And power walked home! I didn't meant to I was just so keen to get back!

Today was cardio intervals - 15 minutes of sprints and uphill jogs on the treadmill, 15 minutes intervals on the bike - alternating medium/high resistance at a fast pace with high resistance at a slower pace and a final 15 minutes on the cross trainer with my magazine - steady pace but harder and faster than yesterday.

It's funny I always shunned reading while exercising, it didn't seem possible that I would be able to read while working out but I quite like varying the intensity and it makes a nice "cool down" and means I get a bit of reading done, I'm rubbish at just sitting down an reading!

I'm sorry I still haven't got round to doing a catch up of the last week, I've been meaning to do it on my lunch break at work, but haven't had a lunch break yet this week!

Let's see if I can remember what I ate yesterday.

I definitely had a smoothie for breakfast, it most likely involved some kind of non-dairy milk, half a banana and a scoop of protein powder. I had scrambled egg with smoked salmon for breakfast. (wow can't believe I forgot that even though I just uploading photos!)

Ready for scrambling at work

I also had some hot water with lemon

I snacked on the usual combination of a Babybel Light and satsuma

Lunch was some melon, some wrapped in parma ham - this was lovely but not best for eating in work, bit messy!

I didn't have time for a proper afternoon snack so just had a latte and I had a quick banana, semi-skimmed milk and protein powder smoothie before the gym

Between weights and running I had another scoop of protein powder in water plus a Lucozade Lite

Dinner was duck breast with cherry sauce (leftover from Christmas) with asparagus, baby corn, mange tout and baby potatoes. The pictures are from last week when I had the same but with asparagus and roasted butternut squash and sweet potato - I was too hungry to photograph it!

Just.... wow! LOVE duck! LOVE asparagus! LOVE cherry sauce (thanks Delia Smith ;) )

Since I still had plenty of calories left for the day I had a fresh orange juice and Cocoa Orange Nakd bar after dinner.

Today I started with a lovely creamy smoothie - 350ml coconut milk, 1 scoop cookies and cream protein powder, half a large frozen banana and 1 heaped tsp of coconut butter

This was just the over-flow glass!

No proper snack again so I made an Options coconut hot chocolate (bit of a coconut theme here!)

Lunch.... oh dear. Lunch was a tuna cheese panini. Fitted into the days calorie allowance but left me feeling bloated and sleeping for the afternoon.

Perked up a bit later on with some melon and banana

Pre-gym smoothie - chocolate oat milk and 1 scoop of chocolate orange protein powder

And since I was eating alone I had a Prawn Pad Thai for dinner - bloody love this!

Now I'm drinking lots of water, my head hurts so much, I think I just haven't drank enough.


  1. How do you always manage to eat such small portions and be satisfied?

  2. StellaDoesHealthyEating28 July 2010 at 00:01

    Generally I eat little and often but usually my breakfasts and dinners are quite high calorie and normally lunch would be a lot bigger than melon and ham! This week isn't really usual as work has been getting in the way a lot!

  3. I was just thinking the same thing! I think I must eat like a horse compared to this!!

  4. StellaDoesHealthyEating28 July 2010 at 00:29

    I'm surprised you both think so! I pack away a fair amount of calories but I am eating for weight loss for 0.5lb per week :)

  5. It all looks good to me! Great variety!


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