However today was that .1 percent when I went “pfft look at me adult, you go gurllll”.
I started off my day in a very adult like way. I went to the markets to buy some fresh fruit and vegetables. I even sniffed a pineapple, which really made me feel grown up. The only problem being that I have a rotten head cold and can’t smell a thing but to everyone else I looked like an amazing grownup sniffing the fruit like a pro.
I then came home and did the folding and whilst folding the clothes, I even watched the olympics on TV. This is another adult tick, not because I did the folding, but because I did the folding without feeling the need to watch some trashy sitcom like Geordie Shore or Keeping Up with the Kardashians.. Double tick.
However the real adult trump card which made me feel like a fully fledged adult, was when I totally winged a recipe and wait for it, I tasted my cooking and decided that I needed to make changes. Then I completely adjusted the recipe and changed the seasonings to make it taste better. WHAT THE ACTUAL FECK?
Lordy, I will be winning Master Chef at this rate. Tasting my cooking and then going completely off the rails and changing it, is not something I do. I usually follow the directions 110 percent because thats what they are there for. If I stuff up I can then blame the recipe because I did exactly what it told me to do. I never taste test half way through because thats for people who know what they are doing and today that was me!!!
So there you go, acting all adult and sh*t, I think I deserve a trophy for reaching such an achievement in my life.
Im about to start week 4 of my 12 week challenge and I’m feeling really good about where my head is at the moment. I have been having some intense sugar cravings and really wanting chocolate but I’m pushing through it. I have literally been sick as a dog this week and still made myself go to bootcamp and work out.
I didn’t drop the number I was hoping for on the scales. I wanted to lose 1kg a week and managed 1kg for the two weeks. This is where I would usually have a massive binge and declare the whole process an absolute failure. I won’t lie, I did text my husband saying how disappointed I was, but I also felt motivated to keep going. I need to keep reminding myself that the scales aren’t the only thing I need to judge my journey on. The fact I no longer have multiple chins is one big tick and I am not looking as pregnant in my workout clothes is also an added bonus. I did however notice that when I was doing a circuit class, my pants may be a tad tight on my guts because when I did a squat, it looked like it cut my guts in half and I had two bulges going… saaahhhhhh attractive.
I surprised even myself by still going to bootcamp this week when I was not feeling 100 percent. I am sure I made people want to vomit, when I blew my nose on my towel and used my towel as a giant hankie, but I’m classy like that. For the record, I did not use the towel to lay on or anything, that was what my mat was for.
Meh, better then using my shirt I guess.
My husband started to lecture me about rest and not pushing myself but I can’t help but having this drive and wanting to reach my goals I have set for myself. I turned up knowing that I wasn’t going to be able to go hard but doing something little was better then doing nothing at all.
My diet has been on bloody point. I have been doing a lot of meal prepping for the week and freezing dinners because its pretty bloody hectic around here at the moment.
For breakfast I have pretty much lived on bananas this week. Well half a banana anyway. Since I work out at 5am I don’t eat before I work out and then I just have my half a banana on the drive home with my protein drink which fills me up big time. Yes I know bananas are high in the fructose area but they are my fruit serving for the day and I can live with this since I am having pretty much zero fructose since I have cut out dairy.
Lunches have been salads that consist of lettuce, carrot, capsicum, cucumber, avocado, egg with apple cider vinegar dressing. I have been crumbling up the following turkey patty recipe or just adding bits of chicken breast.
500gm ground turkey (i used chicken mince)
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 medium carrot, grated
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg
In a large bowl, combine the turkey, zucchini (drain extra moisture) carrot, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and egg. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties, turning once, until no trace of pink remains, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
For dinners I have been having:
Turkey Burger Patties and Salad
Chicken breast with steamed veggies of broccoli, carrot, capsicum, cauliflower and beans
Beef stirfry which is basically strips of beef with max chopped up veggies. I use tamari soy sauce mixed with balsamic vinegar for my sauce on top.
Omelettes with whatever I have in the fridge, tomato, avocado, onion, capsicum
Pumpkin and Carrot Soup (my mum actually made this and I raided her freezer). It has pumpkin, carrot, garlic, chicken stock only and it is great.
For todays food Prep I have made
-Pork with a balsamic dressing with steamed veggies and noodles
-Chicken stirfry with a lemon and balsamic sauce on top.
I will have these as my lunches and dinners for the week and will throw in a salad if I get over the veggies.
I also made this cauliflower rice which accounted for my adult moment when I changed the recipe and went all Jason Bourne and off the radar.
Jess’s Adult Cauliflower Rice
1 head of cauliflower
1 corn cob large
3 cloves garlic
10 cherry tomatoes halved
tamari soy sauce
1 - Grate the cauliflower with a hand grater as it keeps the moisture down. Place in a bowl.
2 - Grate carrots, cut all the corn from the cob, dice the capsicum and add altogether in a seperate bowl.
3 - Spread the cauliflower rice out into a wok/frypan on high heat and flip continuously until it starts to brown
4 - Dice onion and garlic and add to the rice once it has started to brown.
5 - Take the cauliflower, garlic and onion mixture from the frypan and back into a bowl
6 - Cook the carrot, capsicum and corn mix in the saucepan. Spread it out so it cooks quicker.
7 - Once the carrot, capsicum and corn is cooked place the cauliflower, onion and garlic mix back int the frypan.
8 - Add the cherry tomatoes and shallot’s and mix until tomatoes start to wilt.
9 - Pour to taste some tamari soy sauce
My snacks for the week are boiled eggs, choc protein slice (recipe in previous blog entry) and mandarines.
The kids are not too impressed with this new diet. Multiple times during the week the 8 year old has begged for McDonalds and the 2 year old has flat out refused to even taste what I put in front of her. They are apparently starving to death and this is the worst time of their poor little lives.
The husband says the fridge has never looked so good, as obviously him being a part time vegetarian it is really appealing to his man-gina.
So there we are. I need to get off the computer and start adulating again so the 8 year old actually has a nice ironed uniform for his school photos tomorrow and that lunches are packed and ports ready for a brand new week.
I hope this week is amazing for you all xx