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Major inspiration

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Breakfast is the best reward after a heavy workout

Hi lovelies! This past weekend I did not only spend time with my friends I also binge watched “Fittest on Earth” on Netflix. I’ve been wanting to watch it for ages but just haven’t had the time to do it properly but this weekend I found the time to finally do it. For those who don’t know what Fittest on Earth is, it’s a documentary about the Crossfit Games and the athletes involved in it. It’s the biggest Crossfit competition in the world and the ones who win are crowned as Fittest Man and Woman on earth. The stuff they do is absolutely insane.

There are two of them up on Netflix now and because the Crossfit Games were actually happening in Madison that weekend I felt like it was even more of a reason to watch them. Wow, I was blown away. I couldn’t keep my eyes of the screen. The people in this competition are some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever come across. The dedication and work they put in to even qualify is incredible. Once the first documentary was finished I immediately started watching the next one. I couldn’t stop. I did have to have have a break to go and see the girls and then continue the next day but oh wow. It was so interesting and mind blowing.

On Sunday evening Jamie and I even watched some of the final events of this year’s Crossfit Games before we went to bed and these people feel more like super humans or robots in how they move and what they can lift. Even Jamie thought it was super interesting to see.

I felt so inspired after it and incredibly motivated to work harder in the gym. Once in a while I really think you need something to come along to make you inspired again. You end up just going through the options otherwise, you need to be reminded of why you’re doing it. For me it’s to see how strong I can get. I want to improve and progress, be better than yesterday, stronger than yesterday. How far can I push myself?

What motivates you to train? One thing Matt Fraser, now Fittest Man on Earth two years in a row, said which really resonated with me was that he finds his weaknesses and works hard on them to make sure he’s the best at everything.

This is something I’ve really been trying to work on more than ever, working on my weaknesses, which is usually the stuff I don’t like doing as much in the gym. Things like upper body, back squats and running. When I avoid doing them, how am I ever going to get better at them? It doesn’t make any sense, when you think of it that way there’s really no excuse not to do it anymore. If I want to get better I need to do these things. The next couple of things I really need work on are double unders, toes to bar and handstands. There’s so much to do and so little time. What do you say? Shall we get started?!

Seriously though, watch Fittest on Earth!

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Paleo Protein Bar Cocoa Brownie // The Primal Pantry

My search for delicious snacks continues! I’ve been a fan of The Primal Pantry’s bars for ages. I love their natural wholesome ingredients. Their bars always taste freshly made, some bars can be a bit hard after being packaged for a while but not these. If I’m out and about they’re great to have in my bag or pick up in the shops to keep me going. They’re also a great for when you’re craving something sweet.

Protein bars are not really something I tend to eat because as soon as you read the ingredients on the back you realise how much rubbish they’re filled with. The majority of the time you barely even know what the ingredients actually are. Therefore, I’ve stayed away from them. So when Primal Pantry announced on their social media they were releasing a protein bar I was intrigued, I knew it was going to be pretty good considering the ethos behind their company. I couldn’t wait to see what it was like.

Recently I was in a Co-op close to work looking for snacks and there it was. Of course I had to buy it and try it out. I was so excited, a protein chocolate brownie sounded pretty amazing! I love the limited amount of natural ingredients used in the bar: coconut nectar, dates, hemp protein, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs and almonds. Clean and simple without any weird additives. Why couldn’t all protein bars be like this?!

I couldn’t wait to have my first bite. Wow, it was so good. I’m obsessed with cacaoa nibs and they added an incredible crunch to the bar. They’re not as nutty as the other Primal Pantry bars so they are more soft in the consistency, which was nice.. It tasted like an indulgent dessert instead of a protein bar. Crazy good! I pretty much swallowed it whole, I couldn’t help myself. I’d pick it up again in a heartbeat when on the run.

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Review: Whitworths Flaxseed Crisps

You guys know I love trying out new healthy snacks by now and the other day during one of my many browses in Holland & Barrett I came across these cracker type things from Whitworths. The first thing I look at before buying a new treat is the ingredients. A package can looks as healthy as you want but you never know whether it’s actually good for you until you’ve read what’s inside. Super important! After that being cleared I decided to give them a go.

I bought the garlic and herb and the cayenne chilli flavours. I was really excited to try them but I have to say I was disappointed. I liked the texture and all of them but I found them both really bland. Neither of the flaavours really tasted of what they said they would and they I couldn’t really differentiate between the two.

It’s a shame. I tried them first as they were and it was a definite no. Then I tried them with hummus but even then it didn’t taste that great. I’d rather stick to dipping vegetables in my hummus then.

It’s a shame but oh well, not everything can be a hit xx

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I’ve found the one

Hi! I can’t believe it’s Friday already. This week has gone by at lightning speed. I’m feeling quite tired so I’m looking forward to taking it a bit more easy this weekend.

As you guys have probably realised by now, I’m a huge nut butter addict. Almond butter and peanut butter are two of my favourite things to eat and snack on whether it’s on porridge, in a smoothie or on some toast or fruit. You just can’t beat it really. I make my own almond butter and have attempted to make my own peanut butter but it just didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. It didn’t feel like it was worth the effort when it didn’t taste nice.

Buying peanut butter can be a bit of a jungle, there are so many brands who sell really poor quality and add loads of nasty things into their jars (I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to read the labels of what you buy). The only brand I could find in shops really without the additives was Meridian. I haven’t been convinced by their peanut butter to be honest (it’s unsalted so I’ve added a sprinkle on top when I ‘ve used but it’s not quite the same) but it was the best I could get my hands on at the time.

However, I stumbled across Suma’s Organic Peanut Butter in Roots and Fruits on Great Western Road a while back. I was intrigued. It even had added sea salt to it, which seriously makes peanut butter so much better. The jar was quite big, which is great if you eat a lot of it (like I do). I decided to buy it to try it out and WOW. It is delicious. It tastes exactly how peanut butter should do plus with the added bonus of it being organic. I’m usually quite good with portion control but with this, it is tough! I can’t stop and I catch myself eating out of the jar. I know, it’s kind of gross haha.

I’m so happy I found this peanut butter but at the same time maybe it’s not so great considering how much of it I’m eating 😛 Oh well, I have gotten better with limiting myself a little bit, it’s good practice for my willpower.

You guys should definitely try it. or maybe not if you’re like me who becomes slightly obsessed!