Friday, 14 June 2013

Health and Fitness Friday : Food Glorious Food

It's Friday! That can only mean one thing.

I have to start today by explaining me a little bit. I get bored easily. If I do the same thing day in, day out, I get bored and it stops being a challenge. I am also one of those people that is always jumping from one thing to another. This is a problem when your trying to get in shape. I get half way through and get bored and quit.  I started the 30 day squat challenge and had to stop that after day 5 because I wasn't able to walk let alone run. I started the 30 day ab challenge and I still trucking along with that but it wasn't enough on its own.

 I found something last weekend that truly is challenging me every time I do it. Every part of me hurts in a good way when I do it. Jillian Micheals 30 day shred is  what I'm talking about. I'm on day 5 today and can I tell you, for a 20 minute workout, it's a tough 20 minutes. I'm working my whole body. Strength, cardio and abs in a 20 minute workout is what I'm all about.

I haven't gotten any runs in this week just because the weather is crap again here. Rain and a hell of a lot of flies. Not ideal. I have a 5k walk coming up this Sunday. It's a fundraiser for Jasmins school. She has been begging me to take her on one of my runs with me but trying to explain to a 5 year old that she couldn't run 5k is near impossible. So, Sunday is going to be for us. I also have a 5k "Nun run" on the 23rd. I have to dress up in a Nun's outfit. I'm going to try get my sister to do this. She reads my bog sometimes so I hope she see's this. Ha!

Workouts this week.
Saturday : 30 day abs
Sunday :  Rest
Monday : 30 day shred + abs
Tuesday : 30 day shred +abs
Wednesday : 30 day shred
Thursday : 30 day shred + abs
Friday (today) : 30 day shred

I've been pretty good this week. I have a Healthy, low fat Shepherds pie recipe for you guys. I love this dish. It's filling, full of veggies and it tasted so good. I also have a new smoothie recipe. I haven't tried this one but it looks amazing. 

Spinach-Mango Green Smoothie Recipe!

- 1 Large Ripe Banana
- 1 Cup Mangoes
- 1/2 Cup Strawberries
- 5 oz Spinach
- 1 1/2 cups Water


I have never eaten spinach and I would like to include it in my diet. It's really high iron.
 Have any of you ladies got any good recipes for spinach??

Another tip that I have for making smoothies is to put your fruit in the freezer for about 20 minutes before you whizz them. It makes your smoothie thicker and colder and it just tastes better. Yum!
 I'm not one for salads but this is one I came up with and I love it.

4 Bacon Rashers
salt and black pepper

<warm bacon salad> <My country girl Ramblings>

Cook the rasher in the grill and chop everything else. Mix it all together and add a pinch of salt and loads of black pepper. Serve with pitta breads and eat warm.

<warm bacon salad> <My country girl Ramblings>

And that's it. 
Do you have any good recipes that I need to try? Leave a link comment the comment section and I try it and give you props on the blog if I use it.

Linking up with the every inspirational Jen from A Daily Dose of Davis.

Thanks for stopping by!

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