Dream Team Challenge – Day 8

.. and I’ve already had to play catch up…

Let’s pretend we are on Day 8..

Today our challenge was visualize what we wanted to achieve in this challenge and beyond.  If you don’t have dreams and aspirations, you will struggle to move forward in life.  It’s that simple. Everyone has dreams.  Whether it’s to have the perfect job, perfect husband or perfect abs.

Today it was all about the abs for me. The rest of my body is shaping up real nice! (Even if I do say so myself)  I want them and I know how to achieve them.  However, I currently am not committed enough in my eating to get them.  It’s as simple as that.  Abs are made in the kitchen and my kitchen ain’t making abs at the moment.

I’ve got to get my brain into some serious “game face” mode and think about food as fuel for my body and not just something for me to indulge in.  I love food as much as the next person; I’m just not nourishing my body with the right food in order to achieve my goal.  I’m working my ass off (literally!) and then I come home and destroy it by eating the wrong foods.

There aren’t no maybes, because maybes always mean no.  There is no “I’ll try” because that’s indecisive and not committed.  There is only “YES” and “I WILL”.

#conquer
C. xx

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Dream Team Challenge – Day 7

Today is the end of the first week of our new 30 Day Dream Team. 

I’ll be honest, I could have been more committed to eating better today.  I didn’t have a good day.  However, because I didn’t have a good day, doesn’t mean I can’t finish off the week good. 

I went to the gym and trained legs tonight which was good.  I pb’d my deadlift @ 65.4kg tonight. SO HAPPY! It’s slowly inching up in weight which is awesome.  I’ve also finished work for the week until Monday. YAY! 

Jade hosted a live feed today on Facebook where she spoke about a lot of things, but one in particular drew her attention and she set us our daily task as the following:

WHAT IS INTERMITTENT FASTING?

We were required to post one fact or comment so others can learn its benefits.  In our little team, we like to call them “Cleanse Days”.  Literally doing a cut and paste from the thread there are some benefits of including fasting days in your regime.  (Please consult a health care professional before just jumping into not eating for 2 days straight)

  • Proteins start to be broken down and old cells get cleared out. All the junk goes. 
  • Help with sparing and preserving muscle tissue (lean mass)
  • While weight loss or weight maintenance is seen as a primary benefit from intermittent fasting, the practice has demonstrated efficacy for reducing abdominal fat (visceral fat) and, as a result, an improvement in insulin sensitivity and overall cardiovascular health.

These are only a couple of benefits.  I cleanse to restart my system.  Sometimes is easy, some times it’s not but all the time, it’s worth it.

I’d you want to find out more, hit me up with comment or send me an email at enquiries@candiceashley.com.au

I almost fell asleep again so I am going to leave it here.  Goodnight eveyone.

#conquer
C. xx

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Image by Jade Lee Mind Body Transformations

Dream Team Challenge – Day 6

We are almost at a week of this 30 Day Challenge! Only 3 more weeks to go after tomorrow.

I am absolutely knackered from my PT session with Jade. I feel like I pushed hard and I got 3 PB’s which I’m happy about. I don’t have the brain capacity for a long post because I’m almost falling asleep typing this one.

Straight on to today’s daily task. It is to reflect on the week and to back and answer any questions people may have missed. Haven’t I been a good girl? Answering all the questions when I was supposed to. However, what do I have to reflect on? I’ve smashed a few PB’s this week. I have a loving family and friends who I adore. My work is giving me life experience and I’ve eaten relatively clean.

I also have the fact that I put up barriers to stop myself succeeding. Isn’t this ridiculous? I know it is and it’s something I need to change asap. I don’t mention it all the time because I have been able to knock them down a few times but not enough to make a habit. That’s a new challenge for me and in the next 30 days, I will have more success than I have barriers.

Time for bed and bring on tomorrow, day 7.

#conquer
C. xx

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Dream Team Challenge – Day 5

Today’s challenge was about food. Currently my meal plan exists of 3 clean food based meals and 2 protein supplement shakes as snacks. 

I was successful today at having all of that bar a couple of sweet lollies and cheese during the day. If I don’t be honest with myself, I’m only kidding myself. I’m not kidding Jade or you guys. I’m only kidding myself. I’m still learning self control. It takes a lot some times to say no to ‘bad foods’, especially when you’re feeling vulnerable or sad. Anyhoo, yes I did eat some non meal plan foods. Was it worth it? Probably not but I can’t take it back so I’m not going to dwell on the situation. 

So for the daily task, we had to post an image of our knife and fork meal for the day. This was dinner for me. For dinner tonight, I cooked a lean piece of beef scotch fillet steak. I oven baked sweet potato. (Took almost 45 minutes – ridiculous!) Added a cup and bit of salad mix and made my own dressing consisting of half an orange juiced and a splash of balsamic vinegar. It was delicious. 

I’ve also precooked chicken for tomorrow’s lunch, in which I’ll have, chicken, salad, sweet.potato with an oil/vinegar dressing. I might also add some walnuts and pear to make it intersting. I love cooking but I hate having to wait for things to be cooked.

#conquer 
C. Xx

Image by Jade Lee Mind Body Transformations