Sunflower seed bread, never again… (17/Jan)

Today was a really great day in so many ways: I got so much work done, I ate healthily & uni stuff. I ate pretty well, no regrets!!

Breakfast: Greens, banana & kiwi blended all up! I used the greens from last nights salad because they were very tasteless…and I knew the sweetness of the banana would take over πŸ˜€

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Fun fact – I forgot to add soy milk/any liquid tbh to my blender and my blender has different functions, so I clicked the smoothie function which obviously requires liquid of some sort. Then I realised…and poured some soy milk to the blender. I guess I didn’t poor enough for it to become as liquid as water, but I loved the thickness of the smoothie πŸ˜€

Lunch: 2 wholemeal slices of bread with scrambled eggs (2 eggs)

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Snack:
– I ate a bite of my mum’s PB sandwich
– Sunflower seed bread with jam
Ok so before I got home, I went to the supermarket and I saw sunflower seed bread! It looked really moist and healthy, and I looked at the ingredients, which seemed reasonably okay – not the healthiest but certainly healthier than other breads out there. I got back home really excited to eat it, and it was totally not what I was expecting. It was just…very salty…strangely enough, which is why I added jam to it in the end. Never again…

Dinner:
– Mixed rice
– Salmon
– 2 pieces of yellow pepper and 4-5 cashew nuts
– Chestnuts
– 2 bowls of soup

I was planning to exercise tomorrow, cuz I wanted to exercise every Sunday…but guess what! I hurt my knee 😦 I hurt it when I was walking down a very steep slope (instead of taking the bus because I wanted to move more). I tried doing a few jumping jacks today to see if my knee would be able to handle it and it hurt a lot. I also planned to go to the elliptical, thinking it would result in less force in my knee, but I researched and it told me best to wait for my knee to recover first since it could make my injury worse. I hope my knee gets well soon so that I can exercise 😦

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Sunflower seed bread, never again… (17/Jan)

Transferring bad habits to the afternoon (11/Jan)

Breakfast: oatmeal, flaxseed, soy milk

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Lunch: My fav salad; went to a place where you could add 4 different types of dishes from around 7-8, I got tomato & basil, pesto pasta, mushrooms, and lastly broccoli

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Snack:
– Wife cake (if you’re not sure what this is, here’s a recipe I just googled so you can see the ingredients. I personally bought wife cake from a store.

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– Mixed nuts
– Cereal: oatmeal squares & unsweetened soy milk

Dinner:
– 3 slices of wholemeal bread: 2 slices with blackberry jam & 1 slice with peanut butter

Snack after dinner:
– Wheat crackers

I tried to transfer my snacking habits (or at least most of it) to the afternoon instead of night. And I TRIED to make my snacking healthier although the wheat crackers failed me T_T

Plans for tomorrow:
– Breakfast: Papaya and/or other fruits
– Lunch: Salad from my school + I have this ‘tea’ thing with my EngLit class where we have to pretend we’re in the Victorian era and all that..complete waste of my school fees right there but yeah I’ll have to eat!! There’s gonna be a ton of temptations so hopefully I can resist them!!
– Snack: Mushroom & egg scramble with wholemeal bread
– Exercise: I mean I’ll TRYYY to fit in a blogilates work out but that’s pretty unlikely considering I have a pile of work to do…I’ll see though!! Maybe it’s a chance for me to manage my time better. I’ll see how tired I am after school

I’m definitely going to eat more than that for snack tomorrow…I just hope I stick to healthy foods

Transferring bad habits to the afternoon (11/Jan)

Learning from my mistakes

Okay so I set the alarm at 10:00AM but since I slept at 4AM (insomnia…I just can’t seem to sleep earlier than that, probs because it’s the Christmas holidays and my whole internal time clock is slightly wonky) I ended up rolling out of my bed at 10:30-10:45 or so. I say ‘roll out of bed’ – this isn’t a figure of speech, I literally rolled out of bed. I did 60 minutes of Blogilates on Thursday and it was abs day so it hurts to even laugh 😦 Unfortunately…not only do my abs hurt, but so does my lower back, because when I was doing roll-ups, I slammed my back at the floor after rolling up – I didn’t have the muscles to elegantly roll down with control…My neck muscles hurt too, I don’t know why but I can’t seem to do sit ups without my neck hurting? I think my form is wrong or something, maybe because I don’t have enough ab muscles…:/

Anyway! Today:Β photo 1

Breakfast: Yoghurt, blueberries & muesli

Lunch: 2 wholemeal slices of toast (they’re quite small) and 2 eggs

Okay so I was going to make poached eggs & smashed avocado with toast. Turns out my avocado was not ripe at all! Had the texture of an apple! 😦 Don’t really know what to do with it now…It’s just lying next to a banana right now..AND I accidentally boiled the egg for too long so it turned out boiled T_T IT’S OKAY THOUGH, because now I know πŸ™‚ And next time I won’t make the same mistake. At least I’m trying to cook so I can eat healthier! I’m not going to give up just because of one slip-up…we learn from our mistakes. Be proud of them! Yes, I made a mistake and I will improve because of it πŸ™‚

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Snack: Banana

Dinner: Mixed rice, veggies, 2 tofu poks, egg plant & sesame sauce,Β fish (see the pic)

I’m really proud how I didn’t eat any unhealthy snacks for the past 2

days (I’m a MAJOR snacker). To give you a rough estimate, I usually eat around 7 digestives, a few cubes of mint chocolate, bread (as in a pineapple bun)/egg tart, dried mango…for snack.

Exercise: Stretching exercises – according to the Blogilates calendar, it’s stretching day on Fridays πŸ™‚ But tomorrow is ‘fat burn’ which is HIIT exercises for the majority D: (oh no burpees)

Tomorrow’s plans:

Breakfast: Blueberry, Banana, Yoghurt – blend it up and smoothie! I’m not sure though..I might change my mind to banana+2 eggs for pancakes! OR chia seed pudding? I haven’t tried that before..
Lunch: 3/4 cup of quinoa + mushrooms cooked in coconut oil + corn + shrimp (not sure about the corn since it comes in a carton and I don’t really want to leave it in the fridge overnight to eat for the following few days or something)
Dinner: Depends! I eat with my family so it’s a large plate and we get what we want ^_^
Exercise: Blogilates calendar ‘Fat burn’ day – I won’t be able to do some of the moves which require me to lay down (my back hurts so I can’t lie on hard surfaces)

I haven’t opened my bag of quinoa or chia seeds yet! So I’m really excited to try them out!!

Learning from my mistakes