Sunday, October 20, 2013

Kale chips

crispy, salty, healthy snack
Want some salty and spicy snack? Try super easy and healthy kale chips.

Kale is green veggie full of iron, with characteristic curly leaves. It contains lots of iron, beta caroten, vitamin K and C. In 100g it has only 28 kcal.

How to prepare chips from kale?

Wash and dry kale leaves and tear them into medium size pieces (I used packed, already washed kale).

Warm up oven til 200 degrees.

put kale on baking paper, spray a little oil on it and season
Put kale on a baking pan and spray oil on it, then season with salt and pepper (or chili).

bake for 30-40 minutes in 200 degrees

Bake for about 30 minutes until kale is crispy. 

done :)

Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cool down approach

Having a while to contemplate my recent fitness journey I would say that for last 3 weeks I have incorporated more cool down approach for my dieting and training.
struggling with diet and training? ;) foto by Marek Sysoł

Last years are constant battle with my body and mind (with my ups and downs). 
The more I am into that, the more I know that without love and care for yourself, you won't achieve anything
You can train as much as you can and eat 100% clean but if you don't do that with peace with your inner self, you will in the end collapse and find yourself binding.

After rough start with my journey in UK and very stresfful job, my body and mind were tired. I prepared myself for photosession with Marek Sysoł and did amazing job with him and then I just simply... allow myself to relax. It is totally not my style, but I felt my body needed that. 

I took 1 recovery week from training, then gradually back to gym activity. For about 3 weeks I allow myself to eat wisely but not strictly. 
today's form

I definitely look softer, but I think it will work good for metabolism as well. While you dieting you metabolic ratio decrease, especially if you are crash dieting (drastic calories restriction in a short amount of time where your body goes to starvation mode and slower metabolism in order to stay alive). Once you eat normal or a little bit more (gradually) and don't stop training, you metabolism has a chance to recover and speed up. I hope that at the end of my 'cool approach' I will achieve exact that effect.

And do you take regular breaks from dieting?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

First week at Soho Gyms

I am thrilled that I've changed workplace. My new gym and role is way more accurate with my interests :) (I am a Full time Fitness Instructor right now).

my new super comfortable uniform
I've been working for Soho Gyms Bow Wharf for the few days in a row now and I am more than happy that my duties are creating training plans for clients, doing the measurements and guiding them at gym floor.
I have time for my own training in between working hours and the weight section is exquisite. 

happy girl at her work
And I work in one of the most comfortable uniforms I've ever had! ;)


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New role, new gym

new workplace - Soho Gyms Bow Wharf
Today I had my first day at new workplace - Soho Gyms Bow Wharf.
I will be a fitness instructor there. My new role would be all about taking care over our clients on a gym floor - from doing induction hours and taking measurements for designing training programmes.
new outfit ;)

This is the club where I had one of the best trainings in London ever, so I am very glad that I will spend there more time :)
and new neighbourhood

Soon I will start a new training routine, since I know where and how I work. Yupii! :)

Monday, October 7, 2013

I'm back!

After some pause from blog I'm back and ready to start a new chapter of my English journey.

making off latest photosession

Over the last couple of weeks I finished my Stoppani's program as well as work for LA Fitness. I got another job offer which was even more into my interests than sales. From today I will work as gym instructor/general assistant for Soho Gyms :)

Finishing my work for LA Fitness was at the same time as I had my trip to Poland planned. It was a great ending of some chapter for me, my first chapter of my life in UK.

Over last week I had a photo session, then break from gym (recovery week) and dieting. I spend quality time with my closest, eat natural and home-made food and try to relax as much as possible.
made by Marek Sysoł

As I mentioned, I finished Stoppani's "Shortcut to shred" program. Honestly speaking, due to my very demanding job I did 80% of the program, but still I was satisfied. 

Marek Sysoł
How was effects of the program? I think that pictures from my last sessions speak for themselves :)

I start this week with new energy and excitement! How about you? :)