Post Workout.// Fitness.

Hi All!

It certainly has been quite some time since I have posted on BlondieLovesGinger – please understand that sometimes life takes unexpected turns and priorities need to be set in which this blog did not make the cut to be a priority at that time, however things have started to look better and brighter –  both my partner and I are back at writing for you all through our Lifestyle Blog.

Let me start of by saying that both of Us take our health very seriously. We like to be fit and like to live an active lifestyle which does take place outdoors. We love nature, enjoy exploring and personally I believe that it is a lot better to head out on a walk/hike/bikeride or other then to run the miles in an enclosed environment such as a gym or fitness studio, however in saying that, the cooler weather makes the fitness studio more appealing 😉

I have just recently thought about that there must be other options than Post Workout Protein Powders which are pre-mixed commercially, available in absolutely any sizing…yes I am looking at all of you men out there bulking up to look like the next Hulk. To live healthily, these already processed foods cannot be good.

I have therefore decided to find out what ingredients our body needs especially after a workout to allow the same effect as a protein shake purchased from our fitness studio or supermarket.

I am a lover of smoothies and I am pretty sure I have won my partner over with it as well 🙂 For my personal post workout “protein shake” I have decided to add various fruits/veggies and quark. Quark is high in protein and low in fat AND because of its high level of casein (a slow release protein)  does help with muscle build.

For this particular post workout smoothie recipe  which you have seen on my Instagram I used:

1 Banana, handful of green kale, handful of baby spinach leaves, one fig, handful of frozen mango and a handful of frozen blueberries and a big spoon of quark. All of these ingredients can be purchased at your supermarket.

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The result: DELICIOUSLY – YUMMY!

 

 

 

 

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OOTD Autumn2016

OOTD Autumn2016

Goodness me.. it certainly has been a very long time since I have posted any #OutfitOfTheDay posts. Well, you know .. time flies as they say and I could not agree more.

While the hot Summer days are more or less over now and Autumn has decided to finally mark its presence, so are my #AnotherOutfitOfTheDay blog posts. 🙂

Who thinks Autumn is great for taking Fitness, Health and Wellness a lot more serious now then to squeeze through the hot early mornings where it is already well up to thirty degrees before 8 AM!

My partner and I both enjoy keeping fit, we currently attend Derrimut 24:7 in the South eastern suburbs every so often. We also enjoy the outdoors and loooove to chill out over the nice cup of tea and a good book, however we have also decided to keep well active and healthy over winter to not get any ideas of putting on the winter weight. 😮

Autumn is the time to rug up, put on your runners and head outside.Brace the wind, the showers of rain, the leaves which have turned into beautiful autumn colors and are now falling off the trees and enjoy the pure nature and this incredible season.

#keepingactive  #gym  #outdoors  #fitness  #wellbeing  #health

#autumn    #ootd

#bestbodyforward

 

 

26 – teen

New Start.

New Goals

New Opportunities.

New YOU.

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Why I somewhat think that it can be seriously over the top to plan an entire year, filled out with goals to achieve and changes to be made – I do believe to have a small amount of things I either want to work towards, achieve or simply to have new things i would like to try out.

For this year, I have decided to do more Studies, this time focusing on Equines, horses and their nutrition, the majority of girls love horses, right?

In addition I already have looked into becoming a qualified Pilates + Yoga Instructor … the full outlook and intentions are still being kept under wraps. However, as it does qualify to be within the Fitness category of this Lifestyle Blog, I can tell you that my goal in #2016 is to ride the point-to-point two-hundred-and-ten Gold Fields Track with my partner of three year, yup… he is the kind of laid back, outdoorsy, adventure seeking kinda guy with enough charm and sense of humor to put comedians to shame!

Let 2016 begin …

A.x x

 

#themovement

Good morning y’all,

Yes, it is currently 6AM here on the East Coast & yes I am up quite early with a nice cup of hot lemon to get me going for the day, oh and yes it is Sunday but to me it is simply like any other day of the week just a little more casual + relaxed.

Towards the end of 2014, I joined #themovement. Kayla’s Army… is a group of people, yes both nationally and global simply working out three days a week with 30minute sessions. The aim is to transform yourself to a leaner, more toned, healthy self. “The Movement” has been developed by the incredible Kayla Itsines, who herself has studied Fitness and soon realised while working as a PT instructor that most of the workouts were quite ‘flat’ to put it nicely. The workouts were not challenging enough so she developed BBG (Bikini Body Guide 1.0), it is the very first guide out of the lot that are available on her site.

#joinup  #fitness  #workout  #bestbodyforward

I myself had finished Guide 1.0 but took a somewhat bigger break over the festive season and Christmas so here I am again starting with that Week 1 BBG 1.0. It does work, let me clarify that. The Guide comes in the form on an e-Book, the duration of the workout sessions are divided well over the 7day week and to be quite honest it is the best book I have come across. It allows your body to adjust and transform through a variety of exercises over the duration of a twelve week period while of course also eating healthy.

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When I talk to someone about eating healthy + having a healthy lifestyle, I mean the obvious no junk foods or microwavable meals and yes you guessed it, no sugar! While yet so many foods are hugely processed and otherwise would not exist, I follow a Paleo … dare do I say it … diet. Now let me make it clear that a Paleo Diet is nothing more than eating the things we have been for more than thousands of years of evolution. Go back so many years, there was no Chips, there was no bread, there was no dairy in terms of prepackaged cheeses at the supermarket or Up & Go Breakfast drinks.

The Paleo Diet helps you to eliminate those foods, that through the research and food studies which have been done, otherwise never ever did exist. Thousands of years ago, us humans lived primarily a healthy life by eating a lot of vegetables, seeds, fruits, nuts + healthy fats. These days we have millions of options of what to eat on a daily basis it is up to you to make the right choices. The Cookbook and amazing recipes for the Paleo lovers is available here.

While I do follow a healthy and active lifestyle I DO NOT diet despite the name ‘Paleo Diet’. I eat those food products that have been available to us from thousands of years ago.

While reading this, I hope you get motivated to sign up to the Bikini Body Guides and start to learn about yourself, your goals, your dreams, as well as your limitations (these can be well and truly overcome). You will transform yourself to that healthy individual you have always wanted to be.

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#stayactive  #workout  #believe   #results  #paleodiet

Trust me when I say you will be craving those daily workouts.

Happy Sunday to you all,

A. x