Thursday, 11 March 2010

No Pain and Everything to Gain

I have to start by saying I'm so HAPPY! I went to the gym today and my first pain free workout
since hurting my back!!!!!!!!!!! More on this later just had to say that!

On to my eats, I started the day with some carob and cherry custard porridge. This was tasty but
I think it will be my last batch of custard porridge........

I had a yolk left from my omelet yesterday and thought I'd throw it in my porridge. The flavor is just a little bit to strong for me. I added some cherry jam and it kinda disguised it as did the almond and linseed butter : )

After breakfast I had a driving lesson before work, it went pretty well I just need to work on my confidence big time!

I had a busy morning at work and the day just flew by, before I knew it 1.30pm came round and I was starving! I was glad to get my teeth into a tasty rice salad with some wafer thin turkey

I also made a dressing from walnut oil and balsamic vinegar it was perfect

I also had a protein bar, these are so good the buckwheat groats were a great addition.
I also had an apple before leaving to go to the gym

My pain free workout:

20 minutes cross trainer intervals - L8 fast 2min - L12 slow 1 min
10 minutes bike set on random L9
20 minutes stepper - L7 3 min - L8 2 min - L9 2 min - L10 2 min - L12 1 min x2
crunches stretch

A fab pain free workout with my body gaining strength it felt so good!

I walked home from the gym and when I got in I needed something pronto!
Marmite and almond/linseed butter sarni was just the ticket!

I got this giant jar of apple sauce today no added sugar : )
I'm looking forward to using this in some baked goods...................

Dinner was homemade soup, steamed veggies and rice cakes with soya marg. I also had
some hummus for dipping my veggies in yum!

For pud I made orange and chocolate ground rice pud topped with soya yogurt. I added more water for some extra volume. I love ground rice it makes the perfect pud!

Orange and Chocolate Ground Rice Pudding

1/4 c ground rice
LL milk + water
raisins + coconut
cocoa + agave
natural orange flavor
soya yogurt + cinnamon

I didn't measure I just throw in the ingredients it turned out great and I don't think you could get it wrong!

10 minutes till American Idol yay! I'm going to get up and get to the gym early for a weight workout so time to chill night x x

Questions:

Do you use ground rice?

I love it! I can make low fat and sugar puds that taste fab so its a winner for me!

Whats your favorite weight machine, or do you like free weights?

I prefer free weights with squats and lunges, I can't wait till I can get back to body pump.
I think I should be fit enough in the next couple of weeks!!!!!!

8 comments:

  1. Hi, just found your blog, I like doing free weights cause I do most of my workouts at home or at a boxing gym where there aren't weight machines, on occaision when I do get to the gym I like the assisted pull-up machine cause I can do high reps for a change!

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  2. Hey girl! So awesome to hear you had a pain free workout=major hooray! Lots of yummy eats. I just had some rice cakes with spread cheese=deliciousness. I have never used ground rice but it looks tasty. I am a free weights kinda gal

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  3. ive never used ground rice in my life! but i could always try and learn!

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  4. Guess what I got in the mail today???

    Tomorrow's breakfast is going to be a marmite experiment! Thank you so much. I loved the Hello Kitty stationary!!

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  5. Glad your not getting your back pain any more! I can only imagine how horrible it must be to have back pain when your exercising. I'm an american idol fan too! Crystal is my favorite at the moment xx

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  6. Oh that's fantastic news! I hope it will continue to feel good.
    I gave up Bodypump after hurting my back there so I prefer weight machines and dumbbells these days.
    I would love to try ground rice but I haven't found any! Sounds so good though!

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  7. I prefer free weights for my upper body, but machines for my lower. That's probably because I HATE doing lower body exercises, and the machines make them easier :P At the gym I've been going to, though, they make me do squats. YUCK! Not a fan, clearly haha.

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  8. YAY FOR A PAIN FREE WORKOUT!
    super happy for you love!

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