My Next Challenge: Sugar Free Steptember

You may or may not know by now that I love a challenge.

I regularly try to do new things, things that scare me and things that challenge me to better myself.

An example of this would be; I went Go Karting the other night, after much hesitation what felt like months of saying no I finally said yes. I was incredibly tired that day from a few back to back nights of interrupted sleep. As we waiting for our turn on the track I could feel myself growing more and more anxious. I never liked to be in control of small vehicles even as a kid I always wanted someone else to steer or to drive so the thought that I was supposed to drive this little kart as quick as I could around a winding track made me feel so anxious I thought I was going to throw-up in my helmet. But I did it, I put my foot down (not very fast mind you) and made my way around the track. It felt like I was on that track for hours (actually only 15 minutes) but I did it,  I am now confident that if for some reason I get talked in to Go Karting again that I can do it. Put the fact that I was a Grandma driver aside, I was proud of myself.

So for my next challenge not only have I agreed to participate in Steptember which is a challenge to walk 10,000+ steps a day for the month of September in order to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. I have also decided that I would participate in Sugar free September.

If you are interested in supporting me through my double challenge this September, you can donate via this link: https://stept.io/vsd1ipG all monies raised will go to children and adults living with cerebral palsy.

I would love to hear from anyone who has done a sugar free challenge or who lives sugar free. I am super interested to see how I feel after the month and will be sure to get back to you with some details.

Also if anyone would like to join in with me, please hit me up. Comment, message or email me I would love to talk about the process, the ups, the downs and be of support to you throughout the 30 days.

The only way I figure I can get through this challenge is to be organised, so I have drawn up my meal plans for the month which I am more than happy to share with you as I go.

Week 1:

Type/Day Mon, Wed, Friday, Sun Tues & Thurs, Sat
Breakfast Omelette with Smoked Salmon, Spinach and Capers

Black Coffee

Scrambled eggs with Zucchini and tomato

Black Coffee

Morning Tea Carrot, Celery and Cucumber sticks

Green Tea

½ an Avocado

11 Almonds

Green Tea

Lunch Grilled chicken breast with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Tofu w/ Broccoli, Green Beans, Corn and Brussel Sprouts.
Afternoon tea 1 A Green Apple

Rooibos Tea

100g Chicken breast w/Hummus

Rooibos Tea

Afternoon tea 2 11 Almonds Carrot, Celery and Cucumber sticks
Dinner Lamb Cutlets w/Cabbage, Onion, Garlic and Zucchini Tin Tuna and Mixed Salad
Dessert Protein Shake Protein Shake

I would say that I am a healthy eater generally. I write meal plans and do my meal preparation fortnightly. I will admit this year I have become quite a fan of cake, my taste-buds shifted from being all about the savoury food to all about the sweet food, but hopefully after Sugar Free September this will not be the case anymore.

So wish me luck and again reach out if you are interested in participating with me or if you have any advice for me to get me through this coming Sugar Free Steptember

Kristy

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Chocci Weetbix Slice 

This Chocci Weetbix slice is easy to make and super tasty.

Makes 16

Approx. 5.8g Carbs _ 5g Protein _3.7g Fat

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup sultanas
  • 6 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (Smooth or Crunchy – preferably natural)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil – melted
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Rice Malt Syrup
  • 6 weetbix – broken into crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Cacao
  • 2 tablespoons Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 80-100g dark chocolate (for the top layer)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (for the top layer)

 

Process:

Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl (except those for the top layer), mix well. If the mix looks a little dry add extra rice malt syrup.

Line a brownie tray with baking paper and press the mixture into the tray.

In a microwavable bowl add the top layer ingredients, dark chocolate and coconut oil and melt in the microwave then stir.

Pour top layer mixture over the rest and smooth out with a spoon.

Put in the fridge to set. Once set use a sharp hot knife to cut into 16 slices.

The slice is best kept in the fridge and will last about a week (5-7 days)




March Challenge – 22nd of March

Good morning friends,

I was thinking back over my daily challenges thus far for the month of March and have decided that there have not been enough active ones.

So, today I challenge you to:

  • 50 star jumps 
  • 50 squats 
  • 50 sit-ups 

Now depending on your fitness and activity levels you can do these however is best for you. I personally will get them over and done with in one hit. I will do this set 4 times. You can do it as many times as you are comfortable with.

You can split these activities up throughout your day, so maybe 50 squats when you get out of bed, 50 star jumps at lunch time and then 50 sit-ups in the evening. Whatever works best for you. If you aren’t used to any of the activities then  I suggest breaking up your 50 into blocks of 10.

It doesn’t matter how you do them, just get them done. Moving regularly throughout the day is important especially if you are an office worker, so take 15 minutes have a break and do some squats!

Have a glorious Wednesday and stay tuned for tomorrows challenge.

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The March Challenge – 17th of March

Happy Friday my friends. 

Today I challenge you to think positively. 

Positive thinking is critical because your daily life is affected by the thoughts going on in your head. Things that you think often come out to play each day and if you are filled with negative thoughts there’s no way for you to embrace life and the beauty that surrounds us daily. 

Benefits of Positive thinking: 

  • You are able to enjoy life 
  • You influence others for the better
  • You become more wise 
  • You find and hold your inner peace 
  • You have more energy 
  • You will be more motivated 

Ways to be positive:

  • Practice gratitude; be thankful 
  • Encourage others 
  • Listen to music 
  • Smile (don’t forget it’s contagious) 
  • Avoid negative people 
  • Set yourself goals and learn to adjust them as things change 
  • Be giving 
  • Plan your future 
  • Focus on the present 
  • Eat well (my personal favourite)

Spread positivity as thick as you would peanut butter or Nutella ❤️