Finished! Finished! Finished!
12 Weeks done!
Are we feeling amazing?
We have absolutely loved this challenge. 12 weeks is a long time, it changes all of your bad habits and gives you a whole set of new ones.
Habits are the hardest things to change. Making the commitment to get up early in the morning to train. Taking the time out at night to pack your bag with your gym clothes, healthy snacks and healthy lunch for the next day. Giving up your lunch break or an early night home to train. To make that commitment to change your habits, that will change your life.
These changes will continue, now you are feeling stronger, fitter, faster, healthier, it will be harder for you to say yes to naughty treats. You will much prefer how you feel with a side of salad or veggies at the pub instead of fries with your steak.
I asked a gorgeous women who has absolutely smashed this challenge, what she wants as her cheat meal once she's officially finished the challenge, Her answer.... I have no idea, the cravings are gone and i know that i'll regret that meal later, rather work off a healthy meal then a meal worth your whole daily intake.Probably a nice dinner out and some good wine.
Perfect answer. No Maccas or KFC, just good food and good company. Couldn't ask for a better.
Enjoy this silly season but don't get too silly, don't let all that hard work go to waste. Train hard and eat well but enjoy yourself in the right way.
CONGRATULATIONS again. Will put up before and after photos and results, so stay tuned.
Paleo Recipe Highlight:
Sweet potato mash with burnt sage butter & walnuts
2kg sweet potato, peeled, coarsely chopped
80ml (1/3 cup) fresh orange juice
1/3 cup small sage leaves
115g (1 cup) walnuts, lightly toasted
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cook the sweet potato in a large saucepan of boiling water for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to the pan. Mash until almost smooth. Add the orange juice and 40g of the butter. Mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat the remaining butter in the pan over medium heat until foaming. Add the sage and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until the butter is golden and the sage is crisp. Stir in the walnuts and nutmeg.
Spoon the sweet potato mash into a large serving bowl and top with the sage and walnut mixture.