So for the first time since September 2017 I’ve seen a 57 on the scales. It may only be 57.8kg but i feel like it’s finally moving! The scales are going down and the weights are going up. What more could a girl want 😆 Well I do want a McFlurry but that can wait.
I get bored of food really easily. I can prep lunches and breakfasts but once I’ve had the same meal a couple of times I don’t want it again. I spend most of my days thinking about what and when I’m eating next and if the lunch I’ve prepared isn’t what I fancy then I know for a fact an hour or so later I’m on the hunt for something tastier. I’m the same with my protein shakes. I’m dead fussy with flavours, I can’t eat anything chocolate based. So that whittles my choice down to strawberry, vanilla or banana and once again I get bored! I’ve got two tubs of strawberry protein (buy one get one for a penny, I love you Holland & Barrett) but I’m already sick of it, and like I said I like to enjoy my food!!
I’ve recently found a brand called Zaggora who focus on health and fitness for women! They make gym wear but they also have an amazing type of protein smoothie. I’ve tried their mixed berries flavour and put it with unsweetened (only because I’m trying to keep my sugar levels down) almond milk so it was thicker than my usual shakes. It was delicious! Really light and fruity, it also had a sort of oaty flavour so I’ll definitely be trying it in my porridge soon. I liked it because I didn’t get that chemically after taste that I usually find with other protein supplements. It’s also vegan friendly! Not that I’m vegan or even vegetarian for that matter but I think it’s bloody marvellous that something plant based can taste so scrummy. https://uk.zaggora.com
I’ve also tried baked oats a couple of times this week instead of my usual porridge and it’s a great alternative. A little higher in calories but perfect before training and a busy day at work. You will need at least 40 minutes to prep, cook and eat the meal though so maybe not good if you’re in a rush.
You will need:
• 40g porridge oat
• 140g liquid egg whites
• 1 banana
• half a tsp vanilla extract (if you want)
• peanut butter & raspberries (if you want)
Smash up 3 quarters of the banana into a paste and add the oats, egg whites and vanilla extract. Mix it all up and pour into a oven proof dish (preferably a small one like the one in my picture). Slice the left over banana thinly and decorate the oats. Put in a preheated oven for around 15-20 minutes. Once oats are golden on top remove and decorate with a spoonful of peanut butter and raspberries. To be honest i probably wouldn’t use raspberries again as the peanut butter and banana flavour was enough for me 😍. Also it’s just absolutely baffled me that there’s a P in raspberry!
Now if you’d have seen me in the gym on Wednesday you would have laughed your head off! I had a proper paddy. Like if it weren’t for the fact I was in a public place I’d have screamed and stamped my feet kind of paddy. Honestly, whoever invented the deadlift is not my kind of person, I know for a fact we wouldn’t get on.
All I’m seeing on social media is how much people love deadlifting too. Why can’t I love it 😭. I seem to be so much better at competition than I am in the gym and I know that that’s not a bad thing but I’m really starting to lose confidence in it. I know being negative towards it isn’t going to help as I’m already walking in to the gym hating what I’m about to do but surely somethings got to give!!
Squats are 100% the new love of my life. If you’d have asked me what I thought of them 8 months ago I would have said they’re my worst lift. I guess everything comes full circle, maybe this time next year deadlifts will be my new best friend. Here’s to hoping 🤞🏼
As we’re only three weeks away from competition the nerves are starting to kick in. I’m thinking about the 24th Feb A LOT. I’ve got the numbers in my head that I want to hit and if I leave with them I’ll be a very happy Jazmine. I know I’m not going to win so i just want to finish having done the best that I can. After the shit show of the NW Champs I feel like I at least have to redeem myself from that.
Thanks again for reading. Please feel free to ask questions. I love hearing back from you guys.