It’s been way too long since a fitness post graced the virtual pages of PP, but I definitely lost the fitness bug over the last few months. Fitness and healthy living is so easy to incorporate into a routine, but once your routine changes and you no longer really have a ‘routine’ it becomes much harder to stay on track.
Now we’ve got rid of a few stresses (rental contract – gone, steady income – coming, day to day routine – in place) I’m determined to get back on that pony and start improving my general wellbeing.
We’re living with family for a while whilst we save up for a house deposit, so we tend to eat whatever they’re eating for dinner. I’ve noticed that breakfasts have slowly become missed and lunchtimes have increasingly become junk-packed. Whilst I’ve not gone all the way back to how I used to be, I’ve definitely gained weight, feel exhausted all the time and generally don’t feel happy with myself anymore.
A healthy diet definitely consists of a lot of factors, but the three core actions I always do when I need a clear-out are:
- Re-introduce juices jam-packed with fruits, seeds and vegetables
- Lunches become stripped down to protein rich, simple ingredient based dishes
- Treats get relegated to just that – occasional treats rather than daily addition
I thought I’d share a quick juice recipe with you to kick off my new journey:
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
2 x Granny Smith apples
1 x tablespoon frozen raspberries
Handful of spinach
This essentially just needs to all be whizzed up in a blender. The amount of water you will need will vary dependant on how thick you like your juices, but I usually fill the blender cup to cover half the ingredients. You can also soak the chia seeds in the water for about fifteen minutes before using them if you want them to form a more gel-like consistency.
If you prefer your juices a little sweeter you can always substitute one of the apples for a different type (say a golden delicious) or change the raspberries for strawberries for a less tart taste.
Let me know if you’ve got any great recipes I should try & let me know how your juice goes if you try the above!