Wednesday, 30 September 2015

South Park Energy Balls

I found this idea on the internet a few months ago and saved it to remake, however the ingredients it needed i just never picked up as they didn't sell them in my local supermarkets and to be honest there not cheap super foods either.

I wanted to make these and i always need a quick snack and if there's not a healthy snack around i'll take what i can which is usually biscuits or a chocolate bar. I've said before if my hubby didn't buy these things i wouldn't have them in the house full stop.

Anyway yesterday i reinvented this recipe to cover what foods are in my cupboards or at least on the supermarket shelves and it is still healthy and i know whats in it.

Unfortunately I don't use measurements ha ha i'm a throw it in and see what happens kinda gal


Pre-seeded Dates about 20
Teaspoon of coconut oil
Teaspoon of cocoa (Cacoa nibs can also be used)
10 Raw Almonds
10 Raw Cashew Nuts
Sprinkle Mixed Seeds (just from Aldi 79p for a small packet of mixed seed snacks)
Sprinkle of flax seeds

Chuck all the ingredients in a blender and walla!!! Roll them into little balls and i popped them in the fridge to harden up before storing in a Tupperware ready to snack on when needed!

Yummy, i couldn't get everyone's hands off them so I've hidden them in the fridge under the salad where no one else will look!!!

PS the original recipe included
Chia Seeds
Hemp powder

I suppose anything could be used as the dates form the base which everything sticks to.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Progress so far 5 months in

So the journey continues I'm still working out daily still eating really clean and enjoying everything I'm doing.

Started a box fit class about 6 or 7 weeks ago and it's been amazing really enjoy it. It's an intense session that makes us sweat buckets and red in the face and it feels good. The first session was so so hard we were nearly physically sick but ploughed through with the instructor pressuring you like a drill sergeant which makes it better. But as the weeks have gone on we all feel stronger and although it's always still really hard it's a well needed exercise switch which concentrates a lot on the core with sit ups, planking and press ups!! When I started I could barely do one full press but now I can do more and am gaining upper body strength through it.

Also I actually got six pack points from my other half who said they were looking a lot more defined 'high frickin five' laddo 

I've sort of ditched running on the weekend as I've lost my mojo with it and I'm making it up other ways anyway so don't mind. We participated in the cannon hall run 10k a couple of Sunday's ago and it completely killed us! It was such a hilly run and totally wasn't expecting the hills or the heat and although I've run that distance and beyond many times I didn't train well up to the date but we completed with my best time ever for a 10k too 1.07 which isn't the best I know but it's my personal best and I wasn't last haha I was 306th though Pah that's why I fucking quit running 😆

So I'm still at a weight I'm really happy with the lowest I've been and maintained with no effort I've dropped a complete dress size and it's killed me having to put clothes away that are clearly too big cos there good clothes like but hey ho a new wardrobe is built in time for autumn/winter 🙌🏽