All I want for Christmas is a nice tight butt and abs!! Fitspo

Really though, all I want for Christmas is a tight butt, and abs. Bikini body baby. I will do this, or to use affirmation technique, I already achieved this!!

 

Don’t miss out on my awesome giveaway

I’m giving away a fab fitness and food diary, details can be found here. Don’t miss out!

Last night we (boyfriend and I) got snack-y – luckily we had the yummy slim secrets pack to help bust any binges. I’ll post the review once we’ve sampled the lot. I also found that blogging ate helped me keep my mind ff late night snacks, as well as going to the gym. Night time is worse for me, I think tv is maybe too boring and my mind wanders…. to the kitchen. Anyways, I usually weigh myself once a week on Saturday mornings, but I am really wanting a good result this week – after 100 grams last Saturday so weighed myself and was down over a kilo from then! How this is possible I have no idea. My calculations of my calorie deficit this week says it shouldn’t be so, but whatever, i’ll take it! Hopefully I continue this downward trend by the time I weigh myself Saturday. Having the crappiest digital scales ever doesn’t help. It seriously changes by up to a couple of hundred grams for me, and up to a kilo for him, depending on which tile we place the scales on. How bad is that?!? So, I weigh myself on the exact same tile, and take the grain of salt each time. If anyone knows of a good accurate scale i’m interested.

Last night I also did shoulders at the gym. I’ve come to love defined shoulders and that’s my goal. I want ’em and I want ’em by Summer!

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I haven’t forgotten about the giveaway… fitness diary and calorie counter

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To score this awesome fitness journal all you need to do is follow my blog, add a link to mine in yours (if you have one) and leave a comment saying why you’d like it

For me, it was the key thing that helped break through my plateau/rut i was in. I had the training down pat, but was letting myself down food wise, and it’s not until I started writing everything down that I had results. I found that having a physical diary helped moreso then myfitness pal or other online tools, as I just wouldn’t be strict about updating them until the end of the day, and that’s not how it works. It helps it’s a nice looking journal, that I carry around. And I love that it’s a TRAINING and nutrition journal, has inspirational quotes, and a calories and notes section in the beack. Basically I love it! And best of all the lovely people at Peter Pauper have allowed me to give one away to help you with your own fitness and health journal.

Added to http://bloggiveawaydirectory.com/ check it out for more great giveaways.

Citrus Marinated Salmon with a Quinoa Salad – From Kora Organics, Miranda Kerr

This is actually delightful. Easy to make, but I didn’t use sheeps milk yoghurt. Plus it’s a recipe endorsed by one of my favourites, the amazing Miranda Kerr, how hot does she look here in the reebok ad? Anyways, enjoy the recipe. I’m sooo sunburnt after a long beach walk today.

Eat Fit Food’s Citrus Marinated Salmon with a Quinoa Salad

Eat Fit Food's Citrus Marinated Salmon with a Quinoa Salad

When I was recently back in Australia and my schedule was hectic I had some of my meals delivered by  Eat Fit Food. This was one of my favourite recipes so I thought I should share it with you. Not only is it quick and easy to prepare, it is also nutritious and contains one of my favourite ingredients, quinoa.

I hope you enjoy it, Miranda xxx

Prep time: 25-35 minutes, Cook time: 10-15 minutes, Serves: 4

Ingredients for salad:

3/4 cup uncooked quinoa

1/2 cup grated carrots

1/2 cup chopped capsicum

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/4 cup chopped coriander

1/2 Spanish onion

1 tsp. of lemon juice

1 tsp of lime juice

1 tbsp orange juice

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp tamari soy sauce

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp fresh ginger

1 tsp of fresh chilli

1-2 tbsp sheep’s milk yoghurt

Marinate for the salmon:

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

1 tbsp of lime juice

1 tsp lime zest

1 tbsp orange juice

1 tsp orange zest

4x 150-200 grams salmon

Method:

Rinse quinoa and drain. Add 1 1/2 -2 cups of water, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.

Mix carrot, capsicum, parsley, coriander and Spanish onion in large bowl. Add room temperature quinoa and toss to combine. Whisk together lemon, orange and lime juices, tamari, ginger, garlic and chilli.  Pour over salad and combine well.

Place all the citrus dressings in a bowel including the salmon and let it marinate for 10-15 minutes. Lightly pan-fry the salmon until slightly pink in the middle.

Serve salmon on a bed of the Quinoa salad with a dollop of sheep’s milk yoghurts. ENJOY!

 

 

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More Fitspo… I did say I loved it! Motivation!

Fitspo…I LOVE this shit!

My favourite things #1

My fitness and food diary.

Every day I diligently write in what I’ve eaten, how and when I’ve moved and what exactly I’ve done, and worked out my BMR and the calorie deficit i need to meet my weight loss goals for the week. Each Saturday I weight and measure myself and it’s done wonders. By the way, I am not being paid by this company, or anything to write this – i just truly love it!

http://www.peterpauper.com/diet-and-fitness-journal-3847

Any fitness/food diary would do the trick, but I do highly recommend getting one, especially if you’ve struggled with weight loss or hit a wall.