another week down.
can you believe we’re nearly in March?
Sunday brunch early morning workouts12WBT recipe Basil Pesto Spaghetti made with basil from my balcony garden!getting my shellac onTuesday workout & dinner Wednesday workout buddiescoffee meetingone of my tattoos – Liebe means love in German. My Mum is German.view from my Thursday workoutWilliams family pawsThursday night celebration with colleagues; 12 years at Dimension Datacolleagues & friendsthe food at est. is amazing! what you get from a 3-hat restaurant!hanging with the coolest chick Elly; my hairdresserFriday flowers on my table; dahlias & hydrangeasHarley has two settings: on & off!Saturday 12WBT SSS sessionpost epic workout; smashed & cant move meal planning; 12WBT penang chicken only 300 cals per serve!my new artwork from Cristina B Studios is ready to hang!Williams family circa 2011
You know that feeling of accomplishment you get from sticking to a punishing schedule? Yes?!!! Well that’s what I felt like this past week being back on Michelle Bridges’ 12 Week Body Transformation program.
My calorie intake is capped at 1200 per day
I am doing 6 days training per week.
Get ready for some scrumptious seafood with this cracking recipe from Michelle Bridges.
Perfect for the Aussie summer season!
Prawn, watercress and fennel salad
“This is one of my favourite recipes. It’s super nutritious and dead easy to make. Rocket is okay if you can’t get watercress.”
~ Mish Bridges
750g cooked prawns
1 fennel bulb
2 tbsp dill, finely chopped
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1 small clove garlic
¼ cup olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Peel and de-vein the prawns and place in a bowl of iced water.
Slice the fennel finely, cutting out and discarding the hard part in the middle close to the root. Chop the watercress, discard the hard stalks and mix with the fennel, dill and parsley. Leave a few watercress stems for decoration.
Finely chop the garlic and whisk it in a food processor with the oil, lemon juice and mustard.
In a pasta bowl, mix the prawns with the salad, then pour over the dressing. Garnish with watercress stems and cracked black pepper.
While my slipped disc injury is getting better, I haven’t been doing much exercise other than gentle walking, but in true Fitspiration Friday let’s look at some amazing transformation photos from some devotees of
Michelle Bridges 12WBT program.
All pictures from Michelle Bridges 12WBT.
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I’m not particularly happy with my performance this past week.
I had great workouts but I slacked off with counting my calories half-way through the week and although I didn’t binge on bad food, I’m sure I did exceed my 1200 calories during a couple of days…I’ll have to see how it pans out on the scales on Weigh-in-Wednesday.
5km jogging with Jay & Harley. I love love love my running track!
Strength workout at the gym:
10 min warmup on the Xtrainer
5 sets x 15 reps Legpress 60Kgs
3 sets (per leg) single leg lunges x 15 reps holding 15kg barbell
3 sets (per leg) single hamstring/glute extenders x 15 reps 25kgs
3 sets x 15 reps chest press 20kgs
3 sets x 15 reps overhead shoulder press 7.5kgs
3 sets x 20 reps bicep curls 17.5kgs
3 sets x 20 reps tricep dips
3 sets x 15 reps back rows 25kgs
stretching & roller
Boxing workout in the park with Jay as my trainer! (boxing drills, foot work, head movement, pyramid circuit, combos & sparring.)
4km jog with Harley.
A session with my Personal Trainer Joe at the gym. I recorded a lot less calories than usual because my Polar played up and stopped working for about 10 minutes…Joe smashes us (Jay works out with me) and we did a huge arm workout followed by the most awfully intense Ab workout. My abs are still sore…
I wasn’t feeling well, so I didn’t achieve Super Saturday 1000 calorie burn….I just went for a long walk with Harley around the beautiful harbour.
And on the seventh day, she rest!
Harley & me waiting for Jay to come home from his camping trip…
Hope you all had a great week & are looking forward to achieving something awesome this week!