Intervals, pull ups, dips & leg lifts

January 17, 2013

For the first time I was able to do dips with my own body weight! Dips have always been the one thing in the gym I fear and avoid. Today I had a birthday workout with my bday boyfriend. He loves dips… I had to face my fear for dips and I managed to do 2 sets of body weighted dips. Fair enough, only 6 the first time and 5 the second, but I did it!! And I will do more! 

Today’s training;

15min intervals – 2min at 10kmph with 1 min between 16.5-17.5 kmph 5 times

2 sets of pull ups with body weight (11, 8)

2 sets of body weight dips (6, 5)

2 sets of leg raises from a pull up bar (14, 12)

 

I ❤ training. Some fitsporation for my quest to manage to do at least 3 sets of 10 body weight dips to trim my triceps:

Imagepicture found here http://pinterest.com/antisocialmoose/fit-spiration/

 


This week’s challenge

January 7, 2013

Sometimes the gym is just not appealing. I had a dreadful day at work and didn’t have time for breakfast or lunch. With just a few quick snacks in me, stresses to the bone and shaky – I was just not in the right place for a gym workout. I needed a chat and cudles and comfort from the Mr. Then a big plate of food packed with omega oils, vitamins and minerals to give me a boost. I then decided to hit the floor for some good old fashioned workout. 82 press ups and a 15 minute core workout later I am now happily stretching on through floor. Together with a good hour or so of walking today, I think I’ve done alright. Don’t let yourself be defeated, a quick one on the floor can help your mood and confidence.

This week’s challenge is to do at least 15 minutes of exercise a day. It will help you get started for the fittest year ever! Snart now!

Now I’m hoping for a better rest of the week. I’m excited about my first poimle session of 2013 with my office girlies tomorrow 🙂


New Year, New Me…

January 3, 2013

How many people do you hear say that? how many people give it up after a week or maybe a few months? In order to reach your goals you need to be focused, determined and motivated. 

My most important resolution is to make every workout count. To give everything every single minute/second. I’m on it. Who else is? let’s make 2013 the fitest year ever!Image


Saturday baking frenzy – Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

November 10, 2012

Talking about brownies I got a bit of an urge to do some baking earlier. With a million food intolerances I struggle with most foods so homemade is the way to go for me in order to avoid any reactions. These cookies are not really based on a recipe but more chucking random things in and ending up with a good result…

What you need is a blender, a baking tray, a oven (200 degrees) and the following ingredients:

  • Peanut butter (being cheap I had to use ASDA’s cheap one, but for the people who can afford it an organic and sugar and salt free one is the best)
  • 2 bananas
  • wheat bran
  • oats
  • some form of vegetable oil (not too much as the bananas work as a source of fat as well)
  • 1 egg
  • argave syrup ( I was out of this and used white sugar… however sugar always makes me feel bloated and ill. So if this applies to you, use agarve syrup or stevia)

Just mix it all together, put the mixture in cookie shapes on the baking tray and pop it in the oven for around 10-15 min.