Mitsubishi Boot Camp Week Four
June 22, 2016
Some days you just have to surrender as a Mummy and accept that not everything will go to plan.
I had planned a great workout today, loaded the kids in the car and headed to the park. I promised them a whole morning of playtime! We got there. Grey clouds came over and it started bucketing with rain.
The little people didn’t understand why I couldn't just ‘stop the rain' myself? Why couldn't Mummy just push a button to make the rain stop….! I raised my eyebrows at first and then felt like superwoman, because my kids obviously think I have magic powers.
My compromise was - in between the downpours of heavy rain, we'd jump into the boot of the Outlander and tell stories. So, we did - about 567 times to be exact.
That means my workout today will have to be rescheduled to tomorrow, before work.
Over the past few years, I've remained consistent with my health and fitness by having that mindset – if things don’t go to plan, I’ll try again later that day or tomorrow. I always set myself a goal of doing three workouts a week and the days and times that I do them constantly change. Some weeks, they can be slotted in effortlessly. Other weeks, I’m left to cram them in at the end of the week. That’s ok. I just do what I can and aim for my three sessions. That approach has allowed me to remain consistent for nearly three years now. It's been about learning to ‘surrender’ to the challenging days, having the commitment to stick to my workout goals (which are maintainable when I do three sessions a week, for around 15 mins at a time) and, not quitting when it doesn’t go to plan.
My week 4 #MitsiBootCamp workout (for tomorrow) is:
As many rounds and reps in 15 mins as I can - no breaks!
12 jump squats
12 push ups
12 alternate leg lunges
12 Flo Jo's (each leg)
30 sec wall sit (hands on hips)
Seeing as though we went home from the park earlier than expected, I decided to get in the kitchen and prepare some sweet treats for the week. The kids (and Daddy!) love these nutrient-dense Peanut Choc Bliss Balls to snack on. Delish!
Here's the recipe:
Peanut choc bliss balls
1.5 cups X almond meal
8 X fresh dates
1 X tbs coconut oil
2 X heaped tbs natural peanut butter
1 X tsp vanilla
3 X tbs pure honey
50g X organic dark chocolate (roughly chopped) or cacao nibs
Blitz all of the ingredients in a food processor - excluding the dark chocolate. Add a little water if need be to ensure the mixture processes into one large, sticky ball.
Remove and fold the dark chocolate pieces through. Roll into 14 X small bliss balls. Store in air tight container in the fridge.
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