Monday Motivation – My favourite lunch right now

Happy Monday.

Hope all the mum’s out there had a lovely Mother’s Day and were treated by their families.  I was surprised with beautiful sunflowers from my girls.  They are so gorgoeus, and this morning they made me smile.sunflowersThe high school had a Mother’s Day litergy and morning tea this morning, which was so lovely … so the warm fuzzies have continued on today.

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I thought I would share one of my favourite lunches at the moment.  My friend Robyn made me a version of this a couple of months back, and now I find it an easy and yummy lunch to have an hand.

You can do a fast version or a budget version.  I will give you both options.

I use Tuna, but you can use salmon, chicken, beef .. any type of protein really.lunch1

Fast Version

  • 1 x brown rice cup
  • 1 x can of tuna (flavour of your choice)
  • kale slaw (supermarket mix – in the salad section)

layer the cooked brown rice in bottom of the bowl, then tuna and top with kale slaw.  You have an instant bowl of goodness.lunch2

Budget version (lasts for 3 days)

  • cook 1 1/2 cups brown rice in the rice cooker
  • 1 large can plain tuna
  • make kale slaw

I add pesto to the drained can of tuna, to create the flavoured tuna.

to make the slaw I use kale either finely chopped or put through the food processor.  Then a couple of carrots grated, a beetroot – grated, 1 green apple – grated, brocolli stem also grated (you can add anything else you wish) I usually do these veges in the food processor with grater part inserted.  I like to put some mixed seeds and nuts in mine also.  The store bought version has a yoghurt style dressing, so you can add this if you wish – or olive oil and lemon juice works well too.

I find this will make 3 portions for lunch … so means I do not have to think about lunches for a couple of days :-)

enjoy!EAT REAL FOOD

I want to share a new bracelet style I added … The Inspirational Quote Tassel Bracelet.  Choose your colour, and the charm that speaks to you … for 24-7 motivation and inspiration, but looks funky too – find out more here 

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Fitness Friday – Managing Your Body

Part of being fit and heathy is managing the niggles and injuries occur.  It is part of exercising to get aches and pains, sometimes you may overwork a muscle or wake up with something tight or sore.

shouldersI am learning more and more about my body and its strengths and weaknesses.  Stretching, mobilising and yoga are all part of my daily ritual and are very important in the role of managing your body.

I also use a couple of great essential oil blends to sore or tight spots.  Deep Relief and Panaway are blends specific for muscles and I find they work really well.  If you would like to know more about these oils contact me here deeprelief

Using balls, bands, rollers is a great way of manage tight and sore muscles.  There is alot of great help online – i especially love Kelly Starret and his Mobility WOD.

If you have a spot that is more than a tight muscle – maybe you have injured it in training or doing something. Usually you know when it is more serious – one thing I have definitely learnt is do not let it go.  Your body is not supposed to be painful … pain is telling you that something is wrong.  It has taken me some time to get onto this … which is so dumb, but now when I have an injury I try and get onto it.  It happened just a couple of weeks ago doing the Fittest 3 comp, I fell off the rings and I pulled something.  After the comp it was sore – so I went to my physio to find out what was happening.  I hate modifying my workouts, but if it is to let my body heal so i can get back on track … then i know now that is what I have to do.  Definitely getting older this is one area that makes a huge difference.  I want to keep doing what I’m doing for the long term, which means I need to have a strong body that is not in pain.  That is my goal!

Just a reminder that Mother’s Day is next weekend, so jump in and either treat yourself and/or mum and go in the draw to win this great prize pack – jump in here

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Monday Motivation – ANZAC Day!

Lest We Forget … ANZAC day is an emotional day, rememberi
ng the many lives lost fighting for our freedom.  We watched Russel Crow’s movie on TV on friday night – Its hard to imagine what these people went through, it is heartbreaking to imagine.  Gary and I followed this up doing a Hero WOD at CrossFit Broadbeach on Saturday (as they are not open today) many times I thought of the soldier Wood who lost his life serving his country.  It puts things into perspective.

How awesome is it that we have two long weekends in a row!  YIPPEE!q1

Hope everyone is enjoying the day off, and spending quality time having downtime.  We have been making the most of the beautiful weather in Qld and hitting the beach. 

I tried these Banana Coconut Muffins, from Luke Hines website last week.  They turned out super yum, and another quick recipe to make.  I froze half the batch so i can just take out one as I need it.  Give them a try bananacoconut

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Mothers Day is coming up …  enter  to win this great prize on the website

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