A week or two ago, my boyfriend started reading The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris. He was so into this book, he constantly keeped me updated with tips from the book. And because I am on the market for good tips to get fit and healthy I incorporate a few of them to my everyday life. Also, I try to not do the most obvious mistakes. Like eating chocolate and carbs in general.
- I often start my day with grapefruit juice.
- I eat breakfast every day. And I mean every day.
- I am NOT eating chocolate, sweets, deserts,… practically anything that contains sugar.
- I canceled processed food.
- I am trying to put cinnamon in my green tea sometimes.
- I cook A LOT.
- I try and cook every day something new healthy.I went from hating avocado to loving it.
So, because I go to the gym three times a week (even though it’s not compliant with Tim Ferris’ methods), you can expect my “Get Fit Diary” every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
I joined a fitness club in October and only did cardio for three months. Then I added just a little bit of weight lifting and I love the progress that I’m making.
Now I do 10 to 15 min to warm up, then I proceed with weight lifting for 45 to 60 min with light weights and finish with 10 to 15 min running on a treadmill. I am doing this for one month and a half now and the results are showing quite well. I alternate chest/back exercises and work my legs every time, because it is important to have strong big muscles, the bigger they are, the more fat they will help burn, even on idle.
Yesterday was Wednesday so I did 10 min cardio – running. Then I did 60 leg raises on a “leg-raising rack”. Then I did my back routine. Next were four series of 25 kettlebell swings.”Kettlebelling” surprised me, because it looks easy, but is actually quite intense. This exercise is also suggested in The 4-Hour Body as one of the best if not THE best for shaping a woman’s body.
Yesterday we had chicken and my version of guacamole that was actually a salad.
Yesterday I had a weird and strong craving for fried chicken. So instead of abandoning the idea as a mother of all bad ideas when trying to get in shape, I went and did it properly and with as few sinful ingredients as possible.
- Get a nice chicken fillet.
- Cut it in steaks, bites, chunks, whatever you like best.
- Dip the chicken in plain yogurt and forget it for 4 or 5 hours.
- Take the chicken out of the yogurt and season it with salt and paper (no need to take all yogurt off, just take the meat out and leave it “wet”).
- Dip the meat in breadcrumbs and put it in a nicely hot pan on some good olive oil. Notice how I wrote put it ON, not into!! We’re not frying here! Frying sounds like something we used to do.
- Cut avocado, tomato and onion to small pieces.
- Season everything with salt, paper, a little bit of dried garlic.
- Pour on some yogurt
Wow, I didn’t even realize how simple this recipe is until I wrote it down. A really tasty one, also.