Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Emazon SYG1, Rock Climbing, Checking out my guns

Here's a summary video of my 12WBT Round 1 2012 Week 3.

I attended Emazon's Stand Your Ground 1, Indoor Rock Climbing with my nephews and I detail how I check myself out in reflective surfaces now - who would have thought???



Monday, March 5, 2012

Protein Bars - no bake

Found this recipe for no bake protein bars and they actually taste good.  I use them as a snack for when I am really hungry.  I used chocolate protein powder in mine.

No-Bake Protein Bars
Ready in 40 minutes • Makes 6 servings
*2 cups quick cook oats
*1/2 cup natural peanut butter
*4 scoops vanilla protein powder
*1 tbsp ground flaxseed
*1/2 cup water
*Line a loaf dish with parchment paper.
*Using clean hands, kneed all ingredients in a large prep bowl.
*Spread dough into dish or pan, pressing down to flatten.
Use a spatula smooth out the surface.
Freeze for 30 minutes. Cut into six large bars.
Serve and refrigerate the rest.
Optional ingredients:
*1 tsp cocoa powder (add it in the mix)
*dried fruit
*raw maple syrup or honey (drizzle on top of pressed dough you put it in the freezer)

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 310, Total Fats: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 30 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 28 g, Dietary Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 22 g, Iron: 2

My Protein Bars cook up pictured below with "healthier" chocolate cup cakes make with tofu and 70% cocoa dark chocolate.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Rewards better than Food

Who used to celebrate by going out to dinner, going out for drinks, cooking up a feast?

One thing the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation teaches you is that food is fuel.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Using it as a reward is not an option.  Find other ways to reward yourself along your journey to creating the best version of you.

For me, it's clothes shopping!  I needed a whole new wardrobe for my new body so i rewarded myself with clothes once I got to goal weight 4 months ago.

Now, I wait until I achieve something special to me and then go and buy myself something.  During Round 1 2012 Week 3 I achieved a few PBs in the gym so I went and bought these shoes that I tried on at full price but found today on sale!


My next reward will be enrolling into a new hobby.  I'm thinking pole dancing or indoor rock climbing.  I'll let you know how I go :)

Splash's Choc-Banana Indulgence Snack

Serves 1
140 cal
Serve as a snack or dessert

100g Silken Tofu (40 cal))
1 scoop Chocolate Flavour Protein Powder (60 cal)
1/2 small Banana (40cal)

Mix tofu and protein powder together well.
Slice the banana diagonally.
Pour the tofu mixture into a serving dish and arrange banana slices on the side.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Splasharama's Plankarama Challenge

Splash loves a challenge.  In 2011 I introduced the Mini Comp and Transformation Board. 

In 2012 I bring you Splasharama's Plankarama!

I want to find the Champion Planker who can hold the longest plank in Round 1 2012.  Core strength is so important.  Are you in?  Here are the details:

  1. Follow Michelle's 12WBT instructions on how to plank (on toes and elbows/forearms)
  2. Practice a standard plank once or twice per week (or as per our training session if they are included)
  3. Once a week time yourself holding a plank as long as you can.
  4. Email your actual name, screen name and best plank time for the week to
  5. Emails due by 6pm each Wednesday, but you can email me before Wednesday if you like.
  6. The Plank Board will be displayed each week on a 12WBT Forum Thread in the Lean and Strong section and the link posted to my Facebook page by 9am Thursdays
  7. All ability levels welcome to join in, not just for Lean and Strong Members.
  8. Participate every week or for a few weeks.  It is totally up to you.
  9. The challenge starts now!  Get planking :)  Squee!

    Week 4 Plankarama Board can be found here...