Friday, August 31, 2012

Shots of London - day one

No London without underground

Healthy food shop 

wonderful Selfridges
Champagne & Oyster Bar

Champagne - I'm in heaven!
Delicious salmon dish

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On the way

Tomorrow we're starting our weekend trip and we will visit London. So excited!

I prepared some travel food/snack. We will definitely eat great food with our friends and family there but still we have to have something with us for bus and plane. 

I did some low card rolls (from low carb bread) with ham, protein bars, some nuts and fruits. Always prepared :]

London, here we come!

MyoProtein bars

For the first time I tried to do home made protein bars. There are plenty of them in shops, but they are stuffed with sugar and most always covered in chocolate.. and I am not such a huge fan of chocolate, especially when my goal is to eat some protein ;) I know that protein powder loose part of their quality while long heating process, but still I will get plenty of proteins in that bars :)

I used a cup when I measured all ingredients. Base were oats and protein powder (choco peanut and strawberry). 

Each cup contained 30g oats, 30g myoprotein, 10g walnuts and one egg white. Finally I didn't use stevia to sweeten bars, protein powder is sweet enough for me. 

I mixed all ingredients, add a little water to have a better consistency and form bars (or something which should be bars-shape). I put them into oven for 20-25 minutes. 


The result was satisfying. Yeas, the look little strange, not like those which can be bought, but I'm very lucky that I will have them with my while travelling. It is always better to have some healthy and clean snack with me than be force to buy something in a rush :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cookies & gym log

I made some oat-almond cookies yesterday :) I used oats, soya flour (rich in protein), ground almonds, raisins and 2 eggs. I estimate volume of individual ingrediens on 'on eye', just to get a proper mass and form round shaped cookies. I baked them for approximately 40 minutes in 220 degrees.

Today I was still to weak for normal training, but due to our trip abroad in the end of the week I decided to do a little circuit training.

* push-ups
* squats
* push crunch
* biceps curls
* dumbell shulder press
* 45 degrees side bend
* dumbell lunge
* triceps extensions

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dinner salad

I just have to share this beautiful meal with you guys. Variety of colours, veggies, ham and cottage cheese together. Simple and filling!

Don't cheat with diet, cheat with volume. Eat with your eyes and enjoy the process :)

New week

by Aleksander Eilertsen in Sport og Mosjon

I start new week with old sickness ;) Still fighting. So I gave up my today's strength training, was forced to cut my working hours and met new friends in the pharmacy ;)

say hello to my little friends

Chicken-veggie soup for dinner. I use leftovers from yesterday dinner and put some roast chicken and other veggies in it. Yummy!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Creamy veggie soup and struggeling with cold

For few days I am struggling with cold. Today I totally lost my voice. I don't mean a sexy hoarseness, I can't say a word! So only whispering today...

To help my body to recover faster I prepared vitamin bomb in the form of veggie soup. It was my total debut.

Normally, I'm choosing to cook some quick dishes and soups are definitely not one of them. But, once for a while, I can try :)

I prepared stock myself from chicken legs and soup greens. Then add sort of veggies (cauliflower, string bean and carrots) and boil together for 30-40 minutes.

I am not a fan of celery, parsley and other stuff like this, but when I mixed everything into a cream, it tastes ok. Before mixing all ingredients I added also fresh garlic which spiced all soup.

I am going to spend the rest of my day laying with bed and enjoying the company of my beloved and good movies :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Party food 2

A friend visit in out house is always a reason to prepare something interesting to eat :)

 Today I served meat stuffed mushrooms and salmon sandwiches.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday in pictures

Green tea for the good start of the day

Breakfast which is so good that I am not getting bored of it :) Porrige with MyoProtein, berries and nuts

Rain armageddon on my way to work

First of my two small lunches for today, keep it simple :)

Coffee really needed today!

Preparing for my tomorrows toning class

Lunch no. 2 - tuna with eggs and green beans
Finally at home after very looong work day! Btw. this tea doesn't even taste like tea, more like apple pie :)

Have a nice weekend!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Food journal

Having trouble with your diet? Or you know what to eat but still have problems with loosing weight? The problem might be the fact that you eat too much and with bad timing. Simple solution? Write it down! Start a food journal where you will write everything what you eat.
As I wrote some notes ago - work with the basic. If you want to put your diet on another level, make sure that you know exactly what and when you are eating.
This simple solution can give you the bunch of information what you are really consuming. 
You might think that it is not necessary to write everything down, that you are in the control of it. Yeah, but if this would be 100%, you wouldn't have problems with loosing weight.

Try it for at least 7 days. Write when&what you eat and even  satisfaction level after this particular meal. Make it a week challenge, then check your results. 
This might help you in both ways - firstly, it will be easier to calculate how much are you really consuming per day and how are your bad habits (eating too late, skipping breakfast, weekend splurges etc.) and secondly, the fact that you will have to right it down each thing you eat, might help you with giving up some unreasonable snacks. By writing satisfaction level, think about emotions while eating. Were you hungry or rather sad or tired? In so many situations the fact at we are eating isn't actually connected with body needs, just with your emotions.

Make sure that you write down also what you drink. Many calories comes from your drinks. And even those drinks which has no calories, can make you feel hungry!

Use a notebook or mobile phone, something that you have always with you. And write it just after eating each meal, don't wait at the end of a day to do that. There can be found plenty of apps and webpages which can provide you such a journal like 'calorie counter' but I prefer more old school way with notebook ;)

'Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom' ~Jack Lalanne

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Double training

I had a really great training today! Maybe because between one and another job I manage to take a nap and recover a little?

Started with strength training with focus on shoulders:
* 70 push ups for a good start
* dumbbell shoulder press
* dumbbell alternating front raise
* barbell upright row
* side shoulder raise
* calf raise with barbell
* death lift

Then I had 60 minutes spinn class. High energy! The class was sweeeting :D And satisfied in the end, so it's the best feeling afterwards!

And some recent casserole with pollock and lot's of baked veggies :)