We raced for our lives 💗

We raced for our lives 💗

Yesterday myself and my mum crossed the finish line at Heaton Parks Cancer Research UK Race for Life in 37 minutes and I could not be more proud of her!

It was baking hot and we’ve never run up so many hills before but we did it and we did it together! I felt so emotional crossing that finish line. Reading everyone’s signs with the names of who they’re running for just shows how many people are affected by cancer! Everyone who took part this weekend and at all the other CR UK events over the summer have smashed it! Raising vital funding for research into something so close to many peoples hearts! Thank you to everyone who sponsored us. We’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of people who have donated!

The race was even more of a struggle as both myself and my mum had events on the Saturday where we were both drinking quite a lot so we certainly sweat out the alcohol on Sunday morning jogging in the heat! It was probably the best thing for us to be fair.

Thanks again Cancer Research UK for inviting us to talk before heading to the starting line to set off all the wonderful women in pink! It’s a day I’ll never forget.

Ive really enjoyed this week in the gym. We’ve switched up my routine a bit and focused a little more on my bench press as it’s the lift that doesn’t seem to be moving much at the moment. I can push 65kg but struggle to keep my bum on the bench so giving it a bit more attention will hopefully see those numbers increase.

I’m still not standing on the scales. I do feel a little fluffy this morning after a weekend of weddings (of course I had to eat Wills sticky toffee pudding as well as mine) but I’m not getting back into the routine of standing on the scales every morning. It really dictated what kind of day I would have and that’s not cool.

On Monday evening I made Lo Dough pizzas for the family which were delicious if I may say so myself!

Of course I put prawns on mine, it’s all I eat at the moment, I added tuna for that extra protein too 🤓 My base was passata and mozzarella. For anyone interested the macros for this specific pizza was C – 4.3g, F – 12.6g, P – 60.8g and come in at 394 calories 💪🏼👌🏼. Winning!!

I’ve had such a sweet tooth since coming back off holiday and now the giant Toblerone I bought in duty free has finally been scoffed I’ve been looking for healthier alternatives to get my sugar fix. I’ve recently tried Whey Heys chocolate peanut brownies (popped in the microwave for 20 seconds) topped with their mini tubs of salted caramel ice cream. It does exactly what I want it to do and is only 261 calories. C – 17.8g, F – 12.9g and P – 20.1g. So that’s a pizza for dinner followed by a brownie and ice cream for desert for under 700 calories!! You can thank me later 😏.

Let me know how you curb your sweet cravings. I love trying new things.

Love J 💌

2 thoughts on “We raced for our lives 💗

  1. yet another fab blog jazz… have you tried soaking apple slices in milk? tastes like golden syrup! lol… Also, hope you dont mind me asking but have you bee reading all my blogs? if so i hope they’re enjoyable! lol… hope to see you at the gym soon! take care + lots of love to you xxxx

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  2. Love your blog Jazz. I have a terrible sweet tooth and I find quark to be really good to help with that. I add different flavouring depend on my day as it takes on the flavour of whatever you have mixed it with really well. If I want chocolate I mix a teaspoon of Nutella, and if I want refreshing I mix lemon curd. Works well with overnight oats too 😊 x x

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