Blog - The Weight Is Over…
Contributed by She FITNESS Member: Amber Giles
The Weight Is Over…
Winter has ended? Crap! The sun is out every day? Say it isn’t so.
These aren't the normal thoughts of a Sydneysider thawing off from a chilly winter, but if you're anything like me, you used winter to hide behind a hoody so you could sneak in an extra spoonful of curry or just another square of chocolate with your tea. If you didn’t, I need your willpower!
It's such a common story "winter weight" but it's one that I will now have to tackle head on. Today is day one of the new spring clean and it's going to have to start by one small step. One small step for … Well myself, not mankind. No I'm not talking about walking on the moon, I'm talking about walking onto the scales.
I hate them, I have always been a girl to go by the feel of my clothes, but seeing as they don't fit so well anymore, I am going to have these numbers smack me right in the face.
I wish I had the motivation of personal trainer Michelle Bridges, mixed with the nutritional knowledge of dietician Susie Burrell, but I am mere mortal and must juggle work, a relationship, family and friends with trying to eat right and workout hard enough to lose weight.
Each week I will be blogging about my journey with losing those pesky five kilos that crept on when I wasn’t looking (yes I stood on the scales and it’s five kilos that I shall need to drop). It will be a combination of hard training with SHEfitness and eating the right foods for my body. I hope all members can join in with me and if anyone is out there trying to shed some kilos as well, they can pass on helpful tips.
The first step for me was getting my kitchen right at home. I put away my baking cookbooks and dusted off my Australian Women's Weekly "Low Carb, Low Fat" and already picked out a yummy dish for tonight. I will be attempting a “Pork, lime and peanut salad” for dinner. If it’s tasty I shall report back with the recipe!
If you are like me and get a sugar craving in the afternoon, you might want to try one of these date balls a friend gave me the recipe for. I find I only need one to have with a green tea and it satisfies the sugar craving.
1 x cup dates
2 x cups walnuts
2 x teaspoon cocoa
1 x teaspoon of vanilla essence
Blend all ingredients except coconut in a food processor until it forms a chunky paste. Or you can sue a blender but just put a bit of water in it so it can spin. Then take a heaped teaspoon and roll into a ball and coat with coconut. Store in the fridge. Done!