It’s all cookies and onesie wedgies
Oh my WOOORRDDDDD!!
Let me paint a picture..
I’m sat in my kitchen,
in a tartan onesie
and the SMELL in my kitchen
is what dreams are made of!
Yes, here is the UK it’s 07:40 as I started typing
I’ve just had a Skype call with
LIfe Transformer member Sally in Australia
and I decided after the call
to make a quick batch of Chocolate Protein Cookies
from my forthcoming
Clean & Creative Chocolate eBook
to take in to work for my team today.
The sun is out, so to say I’m feeling
über motivated and energised for today is an understatement.
In fact…Sal’s closing sentence to me was something like
“Tara, how come you always manage to
get an Idea then put it on steroids”
You’ve always gotta push the boundaries!! 😉
So other than teasing you about cookies
(Check out my social media later, I’ll take pics
of my team enjoying them)
What shall I talk about today????
I had some questions from some of you so I’ll share the answers.
Catrin was making a smoothie and sent me the ingredients of what she included.
She kinda knew she added a lot of fruit in and was wondering if the quantity was too much.
When you’re making a smoothie, this is a great way of getting a load of
nutrition into one easy & yummy hit.
As a guide I would aim for 10-15% of it to be fruit. Fill the rest with
vegetables, protein, fat and water.
The more fruit you add in, the more sugar you’ll add in and if you want
optimum fat burning plus a major nutritional KAPOW you’ll be much
better off swapping fruit for veggies in your shake / smoothie.
The amazing thing about smoothies is that even if you
are a Veg-a-phobe
(I’m claiming that word – I swear
I just made it up!)
You can still get all of the benefits without
Just disguise it with cocoa, cinnamon, flavoured protein or
a few low sugar fruits like berries.
If you want a bit of a detox a green smoothie a day will be awesome.
Or, like some, you may want to increase weight and easily
add more to your diet and these a brill in addition or in-between meals
to help you increase your energy intake for the day!
Nia: Why do you suggest limiting nuts to 8-10?
It’s all about portion control. Nuts are a great food source. Natural, energy dense, full of healthy
fats. They are also very easy to over eat.
I’m sure you’ve popped along to the shop one day, picked up a little pack of nuts,
decided to snack on them as you know they’re good for you.
Next thing, your hand is on the last one! :-O
Oops…where did all the others go?
Then you look at the pack and work out
that the whole bag has something like 600kCals in.
Even though you may be eating clean,
you can still overeat and go over your calories on it.
And whilst healthy eating is not all about calories,
it’s about the quality of them and why they do once inside your body,
the total does still count.
So when you’re planning your meals / snacks, make sure you
consider your portions too and limit yourself to
8-10 nuts with some low sugar fruit, yoghurt or chopped veggies as an example.
This is a more light hearted question…although I’m
sure you’ll still gain some valuable advice..
Sal: Tara, how do you do a workout in your onesie…surely it’s
gonna keep riding up your butt!
So after posting my pic on Instagram and my other social media pages yesterday
i work my onesie gym kit. Many asked me where I got it from ( and my new trainers.
They’re Nike BTW). Even the presenters on the local radio station 96.4FM The Wave got
in on the convo.
That onesie is one of the most comfortable things I’ve worn in the gym
although I do have a little rule when i wear it.
I’m sure i don’t have to explain why.
But when you’re training always make sure you’re nice & comfortable.
Get a good sports bra, loose t-shirt or vest
I love leggings or shorts (tracky bottoms feel too bulky for me)
some good training socks or twin skins if you
run a lot and good fitting trainers.
(I go up a size in trainers)
Other than than anything goes, as long as you’re moving!
Ok…time to have a photoshoot
with my cookies now.
I’ll show you in my next email how they turned out.
Have an awesome day!
Keep fit & fab
I’m hoping the Chocolate eBook will be launched the end of this week!
I know what will be on the menu this weekend!!
Earn it!! 🙂 xx