I've decided I'm going to try and keep track of my health and fitness on here again. Last year I managed about 4 posts on the subject, but I'm hoping to make this a weekly thing. Mostly for a personal level so I can easily see how my progress is going, but also to share some recipes, workouts etc with you. Whoever you may be...
I'll be keeping it simple and breaking it down into 2 sections - food and exercise. I'm not sure if this is something my current readers are interested in reading about so any feedback is welcome. Is there anything else you'd like to know? I've considered starting a separate blog for this but seeing as I write about all other aspects of my life on here I think it makes sense to keep it all together. Let me know your thoughts?
This week I've been experimenting in the kitchen. I've already shared my sweet potato, kale and coconut curry recipe on here as it was probably one of my favourite meals of the week. I also made a creamy broccoli soup from Green Kitchen Stories (not great) and a warm sweet potato, mushroom and spinach salad from Deliciously Ella, adding prawns for extra protein and cooked clean banana pancakes on Pancake Day. My Holland & Barrett order arrived on Thursday so chia seed pudding was another experiment. It was ok but I'm not sure about the texture - I think I'll play around a bit until I find the right recipe for me. And today, I made kale chips. Or tried to. I've made them loads before but today I forgot all about them and burnt them to a crisp in the oven. Not good! It hasn't all been clean though... I'm not going to lie, I've scoffed a chinese takeaway and a couple of creme eggs. And my "clean" pancakes might of been covered in nutella.
Tuesday - I went to the gym and focused on my arms, mainly triceps, but did some chest work too.
Wednesday - I ran 3.5k with friends from work. I'm not a great runner and I don't particularly enjoy it but I've signed up to do the Baker Hughes 10k and am determined to beat my time from 2011. So I suppose I'd better do it more often!
Thursday - Another night in the gym, this time focusing on my legs and glutes with a bit of ab work as well.
Saturday - I spent the morning doing a kettlebell class, followed by metafit. It's a perfect way to kickstart the weekend and I'd love to be able to do this every Saturday. After a week off classes (my trainer just got married and took a week off, how rude!) my entire body is in agony today. No pain, no gain though!