I’m no fitness and healthy eating Guru… but I would like to share how I have managed to maintain a healthy weight and fitness level most of my adult life.
It’s Friday Guys and time for No Waste Tastes Great
Fridays I take a little time first thing to strip down the fridge and perishables cupboard, clean both of them, take note of anything that needs replenishing, return any items back to the fridge leaving what needs using up on the counter.
Things have been a little different this week in that I have been following my 6&6 Simple Eating and Exercise Plan, and participating in Minimize Yo Butt.
It doesn’t change my attitude to food waste however. My meals were planned, and as such there isn’t any waste. I have 2 portions of cottage pie for the kids tonight with broccoli and carrots. There’s some of my favourite soup ready for my lunch and the Hubby and I have omelets (due to having eggs left to use) this evening with cherry toms and peppers and that’s the fridge and perishables all done and dusted. The fridge is then well and truly bare!
The plan this week had been to post daily my menu for each day to illustrate how someone looking to reduce their MumTum can incorporate 6 simple meals into family life. Yesterday there wasn’t a post, I was helping at the local school disco and had two very excited children upon my return which took a while to settle down.
Regardless my eating did not deviate – Day 4
Meal 1 – Oats and Honey
Meal 2 – Summer Fruit Protein Shake
Meal 3 – Jacket Potato with Curried Cottage Cheese
Meal 4 – Myoplex Meal Replacement Bar
Meal 6 – Chocolate Protein Shake
Normally Thursday evening is running night, but not possible due to the disco – so unfortunately I missed a workout! Friday should be my free day where I eat what I like and skip a workout, but as I have food to use up and it’s all in line with my 6&6 I’ll keep to the plan and also incorporate some cardio to make up for what I missed yesterday. The same principle applies to the 6&6 plan as it does to meal planning, having that ‘contingency day’ means should plans deviate there’s a day to rectify!
How’s your Fridge looking this Friday and if participating, how’s the challenge going for you?
It’s Day 3 today of the Minimize Yo Butt Challenge (only another 39 days left to go! – don’t worry I wont be posting daily for that period of time!)
Yesterday’s post was rather rushed so I thought to do it a little earlier whilst the kids are out may be better, particularly as I have a great idea for a lunch to share with you all.
I’m home alone until dinner tonight so I’ll be offering no Kiddie lunch alternative and the Hubby is still away for work so is probably enjoying a very fattening lunch somewhere.
Meal 1 (7am)
Guess what? Scottish Rolled Oats (Porridge) and Honey with Hot Semi-Skimmed Milk.
Meal 2 (10am)
Frozen Summer Fruits with Strawberry Flavoured Whey Protein Blended with Skimmed Milk
Meal 3 (12.30pm)
2 Slices of wholemeal toast spread with double concentrate tomato puree topped with tinned mackarel in tomato sauce and grilled halved cherry tomatoes sprinkled with mixed herbs. A very balanced and healthy meal. Protein, Carbs and a Vegetable. 7 cherry toms provide 1 of your 5 a day. Really tasty and contains the hugely beneficial Omega 3.
Meal 4 (3pm – not yet eaten)
Myoplex Diet Meal Replacement Bar (on the run – the school run!)
*not an affiliate link – the product may be called ‘Lite’ in the US?
Meal 5 (5pm – not yet eaten)
All the family – Slow-cooked Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rice
Meal 6 (9pm)
Chocolate Flavoured Whey Protein blended with Skimmed Milk
An all over body workout with kettlebells is on the cards. I’m only just getting into kettlebells and have purchased a DVD to assist whilst I get the hang of it. As such no advice or tips on this as I am a novice! However the rumour is they produce fantastic results. So very simple and minimal therefore I love the idea of it, let’s hope the execution and results is as pleasing long-term.
How’s the challenge going for you?