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This week has been crazy getting everything ready for the launch of our Beach Body Plan. I shot videos, pictures, tested meal plans with the team and incorporated our LIVE workout on Tuesday night!
Plus I’m also renovating my house so I went out and bought some tile for my bathroom too – so glamorous!
This Week’s Exercise Video To tie in with our live workout, here’s a great butt and leg workout! Crouch down and with all the power you have at your disposal, jump and bring your knees back to your chest!
My week at the gym This week I did a lot of HIIT workouts – love it! 30 seconds of intermittent intense work keeps my focus and works great. I always try to do 3-5 hours of training per week – this week I got 4 so I’m really happy with that.
At RWL we do a LIVE workout every week and this time it was all about the loot. Cecila (my PT) absolutely killed me – I’m still in pain and having trouble sitting down!
I actually watched my older sister run the London Marathon last week which was so inspiring – she got an amazing 3.46 time! I’ve always hated running, but I have to admit the atmosphere was absolutely amazing and got me thinking – never say never!
Diet and Recipes I have been really good this week with my food! Lots of protein based breakfasts like poached eggs and spinach to keep me from reaching the cookies at 11am!
I also tried an amazing new recipe from our Beach Body Plan, Thai Green Curry with Turkey and Chickpeas – it was absolutely amazing! Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring, this curry is so delicious. In fact, here is the recipe to try:
List of ingredients: 10 ml of virgin olive oil, 1/2 of red pepper, 3/4 of white onion, 120 g of chickpeas, 100 g of diced turkey breast, 1 tablespoon of paste Thai green curry, 100ml coconut milk, 1 scallion stick, 5cm cucumber, 50g brown rice, 5g garlic puree
1. Pour olive oil into a saucepan over high heat. Dice the red pepper, onion and turkey breast, and mix well in a bowl with the drained chickpeas, then add to the pot. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly, to seal the turkey.
2. Lower the temperature to medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of Thai green curry paste and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring all the time.
3. Stir in coconut milk and garlic puree, then simmer for 15-20 minutes until thickened. Stir frequently to make sure it doesn’t stick. Meanwhile, cook the brown rice in boiling water.
4. Thinly slice the spring onion and cut the cucumber lengths into sticks.
5. Serve the Thai green curry in a bowl, garnished with the scallion, with the rice and cucumber sticks on the side.
Prepare Beach Body with me! I’m officially launching a new bikini plan just in time for summer! It’s all about toning the body, regardless of your fitness experience. In addition to training, we’ll also talk about nutrition and the importance of what you eat.
Avoid draconian diets! It’s so tempting to leave it until the last minute and then panic and go on a fad diet. The problem is, you cut so much to limit your calories that you end up gaining weight the minute you start eating normally.
Taking your time to tone up and eat healthy is not only better for your body, but also for your mind. Your diet is the most important part of your health, so cutting out food groups is not the best way to reach your long term goal.
I admit I’m guilty of this too but looking back doing it didn’t help me tone up and feel more confident on the beach – I was just hungry and my skin looked tired because I wasn’t taking the right vitamins!
The Body Shaming Battle Continues It’s no secret that I’m really sick of body shaming! I get cruel comments about my appearance all the time and it is really hurtful. I work 6 days a week, whether at Results with Lucy, Lucy’s Boutique, or doing photoshoots – I always make time to cook healthy meals and exercise!
Every body is different and every body is to be appreciated and praised. We cannot all be the same and criticizing people’s bodies is unacceptable and can cause serious harm.
Until next week!