Jet lag – kicked!
Productivity – at an all-time high!
Summer issue – pumped to get writing!
Clean eating and exercise regime – we’re getting there…
My three weeks of indulging across Europe have certainly taken a toll, so I’m doing everything I can to get myself back on track, leading into our summer issue deadline. In fact, I’m feeling so productive that last night I made bliss balls (who am I?) and nutted out a full meal and exercise plan with my trainer for the next few weeks.
If you’re like me and need small, achievable goals to help you stay on track, check out my top five tips to staying on the clean eating and workout bandwagon in time for summer!
1. Snacks on snacks
Newsflash! I’m a grazer, which can mean my calorie count can fly through the roof. I added two scoops of HORLEYS 100% WHEY to my bliss ball mix last night, so this morning I didn’t have my usual 11am slump! Typically, I’d reach for a chocolate bar during this time, but today – nope! It’s pretty amazing how such a small addition can make such a difference!
STEVEN’S BLISS BALL RECIPE
8 Tbsp Pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp Chia seeds
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp Tahini
2 scoops Horleys High Protein Powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup warm water
Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend. If the mixture is a little too wet, add more seeds, or if it’s too dry, add a dash of warm water.
Roll the mixture into balls, then pop them into the fridge in an air-tight container. These protein bliss balls will last up to one week in the fridge!
2. Preparation is key
To mitigate excessive grazing and keep myself on track, I spent last night meal prepping my lunches and dinners for the week (again, who am I?). This will not only save me some precious time, but means I don’t have any excuse to eat out!
3. Keep it interesting
I don’t want to get bored with my meals so I did some research and I’m going to be fueling this bod with good proteins and nutrients! I’ll be using these protein sources to keep my energy levels consistent as the pressure builds during deadline!
Chicken: less saturated fats and high protein!
Salmon: Omega-3 fatty acids (all the good ones)
Fresh vegetables: for increased intake of vitamins and minerals
Beef: high in iron
4. Schedule your workouts like appointments
I’ve already fallen back into routine of being back home, and I’ve updated my iCal to remind me that at 12.45pm each day I’ll be swapping my Gucci loafers for my sneakers. I’m not a fan of eating before I work out, so I’ll be reaching for Horleys HAVOC in fruit punch flavor 20-30 mins before I head out to give me an added energy hit.
Check out today’s workout below, and the tunes I listened to, here.
STEVEN’S LUNCHTIME CARDIO
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5. Avoid DOMS (if you can)
I’ve discovered the ultimate warm down buddy in the form of HORLEYS AMINOXL. Not only does this muscle recovery powder quench my post workout thirst, but it’s pretty divine in lemon soda flavour, so it’s hard not to down in one!
I can’t help but feel a bit smug at my new-found productivity. I feel like a better version of myself and when I feel like this, I’m a bit unstoppable! Get on the bandwagon Remixers!
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