Sunday, 26 July 2009

SUNDAY Training

Training today

Here is the itinery for today, wont be logging my food for the next few weeks, funds are tight..cant really get anything at the moment.. anyways.. keeping positive!


Ab workout- reverse crunches, oblique, reverse, weighted, planks
Pushups - as many as I can crank out!!
5 mile walk
Squats - 1 hour

Cardio- running
More squats
Arms/Back training
Dance workout/practice


Powerwalk with light weights

Friday, 24 July 2009

Training Log Friday!

Training today

6 miles
Crunches 200
Body weight squats 1 hour
Maybe tonight a run or powerwalk



Monday, 20 July 2009

Back from a brief break!!

Sorry been AWOL, had a bad reaction to some medication which left me unable to keep anything down for the past 10 days been pretty grim to say the least!!

Anyways feeling much better now, needless to say wont be taking anything ever again!!

Training for today

5 AM 100 Crunches, oblique, normal and reverse

630 Gym session: Cardio, x-trainer and rowing - Weighted ab machines

Daytime : Normal walking, 5 miles

After work : 1 hour body weight squats, power walking with weights and biceps

That's all for now folks


Saturday, 11 July 2009

Quick catchup

Quick catchup...weeks been mega busy at work!! but here's a summary!

Training this week

Focus been on abs: intense ab workouts - high reps, until exhaustion
Cardio- running, walking 6 miles each day, powerwalking with weights

Eating this week

Mostly been eating
Baby clementines

1 Avocado this week

Will try to post each day, going to be low on food this week as money is tight, but shall do the best I can with eating so I can train hard

Today all day session, outside training, indoors, running, ab workout, squats, planks. ..good 5 hours training at least!

Anyways...that's all folks

Monday, 6 July 2009


Back to the grind.. roll on Friday!!


4 Apricots - super ripe!

1/2 huge salad (with more apricots on top)

1 Avo

Bits of mango whilst slicing and dicing it.. few mouthfulls

Walked 3 miles



Sunday, 5 July 2009

Sunday grub!

Haven't eaten greens in forever, fancied some finally so made a big salad. This has cabbage, lettuce,greens, red peppers, radishes, apricots, tomatoes...lemon juice...lovely and fresh!!

This huge bowl will do me for dinner tonight and several meals tomorrow!

100g Blueberries
Organic grapes - 2 big vines

Salad as needed this evening (fancy it, haven't had greens in about a month!)


Rest day
Body weight squats 1 hour
Crunches, oblique, normal and reverse

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Feel the burn!

Here are a few pics from Wimbledon..for those of you that didn't grow up living down the road to Wimbledon, that is Henman Hill with a big screen, outside centre court, the rose archway..and the big board of play also.

Okay so today I will be watching some tennis, however going to be working out plenty also!! Lucky can do both at the same time..excited to see the Williams sisters in action..even on tele..was fantastic to see them in action in the week!!

Very happy to be home right now in my own space, relaxing etc.. Still hot here, but much cooler out here than in London. Going to make the most of the weekend!!

Got all the things washed and house in order, did so much shopping..really don't need clothes for a while.... lol.. am a proper girly girl making no excuses for my love of clothes, shoes and makeup!!


Gym session: running, weights-arms
1 hour Ministry of sound DVD: Dancing, core work, aerobic
Core-- crunches, reverse crunches, weighted crunches

Power walking
Dance workout
100 Crunch
Gym afternoon sesh

Organic Grapes

Thursday, 2 July 2009

...if only everyday were a HOLIDAY!!

..if you follow the tennis, you will have a chuckle at the picture!!

Been a beautiful week down in london, 32 here, amazingly hot!! Never known it so hot in my lifetime, its a bit too warm for me, but cant complain, they are predicting heavy flooding by the weekend!! Going to enjoy the last day of the heatwave

Had a fab time at Wimbeldon, was lucky enough to have tickets. Went up murray mount, had a good walk about, drank Pimms and saw Serena!! fantastic!!

Will update with pics and bits later on.. as my USB wire has gone awol!!

Last night went to see Wicked, which was AMAZING!! Really great show and nice to spend some time with family, belated bday pressie!!

Done so much much stuff to take home with me!! Had a nice relaxed week, still got tomorrow to chill out...potter around and enjoy my last day of vacation!!

Training today will be simple: Crunches, power walk, squats and light weights. Looking forward to having a bumper training session tomorrow!!

Food being delivered in the morning, so just have to wait patiently in the morning, will be chomping at the bit for my fruit!!

Will update with etc later on!!

Toodlepip Lovelies!!


Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Training today

Not much time today as busy doing bits..enjoying my time off and the heat wave!! High alert here for highest temperatures since 2006! Insane..too hot for me..really ready for it to cool down..should do by the weekend, lots of storms ahead

For now its 32..dry..and HOTTT (too hot for little old Brit like me!)

Training TODAY

100 Crunches

1 Hour squats

2 hours dancing (in stupid heat with weights!)

...Off for a shower and powerwalk now!!

Rebekah xoxo

Saturday, 27 June 2009

... When the banana's let you down!!

Okay so my Banana's seem to be ripening at the pace of a snail, despite it being really hot here at the moment. So going to just eat whatever is ripe..and juicy and good! Banana island is on hard to get hold of any at the moment here..dont know what is going on...

Am on holiday for the next week, not going anywhere but just off work, which is fantastic!!

So few goals for the week

1. eat ripe fresh produce

2. Train 3-4 hours daily

I have time on my hands, various resources: can go gym, workout outside, in the garden, with kettle balls, weights or gym ball.. so going to make the most of this week!!

Just ordered some new workout DVDs, I love training outside but sometimes its nice to do something a bit different, as a trained dancer..dancey type workouts appeal to me, Ordered the new Ministry of Sound DVD..will be sure to review it when it comes!! Excited about that

Apart from that will be relaxing lots, working out and spending time with friends...getting those odd jobs done that never get done normally!!

going to try to take more photographs the next week of my meals, a lot of people have trouble figuring out what or eat..or when or amounts etc. I am not a big eater..that said.. but certainly a lot better than when I was suffering with my crohns, so glad to be 100% healed now!! to this space..should be lots of fruity pictures appearing this week!


Thursday, 25 June 2009



2 ripe banana's

Strawberries 20 or so (...3 days later..still not enough ripe nana's!)

2 ripe banana's


--Purely core


Wednesday, 24 June 2009

FOOD LOG wednesday

1 Orange

3 Banana (not properly ripe..not good!)

Light training day.

Hoping my nana's are ripe soon!!!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

...Nothing ripe!

Okay my banana's are ripening sooo slowly, despite it being hottest its been in a year..may well stick them outside!

FOOD Tuesday

Grapes loads of them!


AM Run

After work : weighted crunches, chin ups, planks..other core stuff

Late evening : powerwalk, bicep curls

Monday, 22 June 2009

....its Banana island time!!

I am going on adventure.... onto Banana Island!

Debbie Took has this fab article on mono eating..check it out!

Anyways feeling drawn to mono mealing, was thinking melons, but now..banana's are cheap, calorie dense and I want to do some lean mean training! So here goes...mono adventure!

My work colleagues are always going on...what are you eating? why? bla bla bla..they also see how much better I ce la vie!!

Stocked up and ready to go!!

Aiming to train three times a day, Morning, after work, then again late evening. Feeling good right now.

That's about all......

Here is training & Food for MONDAY

Before work : core work, planks, crunches, squats

Walking 8 miles, nothing major

After work : Running , bellydancing

Evening : Power walk


1 big salad

1 orange

Green grapes...lots!!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

...Day of rest..I dont think so!!

Things to do : Studying & Housework

AM : Weights, squats-weighted and not, run, core work
Lunchtime : Power walk with weights/tins in rucksack
Evening : 2nd run, leg presses, chin ups..etc


6 Apples
5 stalks of tender Asparagus

Later if needed : Salad & blended banana's

Saturday, 20 June 2009

The morning after the night before....

It was my birthday yesterday, was so excited, was like being a kid again. Anyway I had a great day, my work colleagues were so wonderful!! Got into work to loads of balloons, fresh flowers and streamers!! Felt so loved, it was fantastic!

Today going shopping, seeing some friends for lunch and then seeing friends this evening. Going to be a lovely sunny birthday weekend. 20 here in the UK..Glorious sun for me!!

My parents sent me these beautiful flowers, so gorgeous!!!

Anyways I am going to enjoy a drink today, will be doing mono melon next week, my organic man is sorting me out with a box, got to go and get them later on!! Exciting stuff.

Just a wee update, very happy right now, off to workout outside! Ordered some kettlebells hopefully they will arrive very shortly

Also starting belly dancing, my friend sent me a DVD, going to start with that and get signed up to classes shortly. Really good, certainly worked the core!! Something else to add to my training schedule. Aiming for 2-3 times a day at the moment, feel good on it.


Rebekah xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Tuesday EATS

AM: 100 Crunches

1 small avo

Fennel tea

dried cherries - small portion

Fresh Pineapple 135g

Dandelion Coffee

Training : core workout, run, leg press

Monday, 15 June 2009

Monday eats

Pictures easier than words sometimes! my desk looks like a fruit stand...people are like " you on fruit diet mate..." .."nah..just enjoying the summer produce"... (and every other time of year fruit!!)

here goes...
little bowl for brekkie nibbles, had a few bites
Food for work

Toodle pip!

Rebekah x

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sunday food and workout

6-8am workout: core & Weights, weighted squats

Post workout: 2 ripe peaches

Water + rest

Second workout

1 Avocado


Grape tomatoes, beetroot

Later if needed : another meal of peaches & Navel oranges

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Books books books...

Okay today I had a lot of studying to do, I got on with a fair bit, but it really was a struggle. Finding I am uninterested in the current module..which is making it hard to get motivated!! My family have helped me loads with affording this course, so really must do some work!!Really going to have to force myself to study this week. Be glad when this part is done in September!! ..think am going to set a more watching soaps on tele..or tidying up as a diversion!! lol

Spent some time working out all afternoon, running, cross trainer, weights. Everything really!!! I try to train each day, weights as well as cardio. I also walk everyday 5-6 miles, isn't much but, its something!!

Tomorrow will get up early to train in the morning outdoors since the weather is so nice. Rare to see over 20 here, so going to make the most of the warm weather!!

Haven't had much of an appetite today, had some avocado and olives. Kept hydrated with lots of water, sparkling and plain. Will have a fruit meal later if I am hungry. Got a lot on my mind at the moment which always kills my appetite dead!!

Anyways feeling good after a week back on 8-1-1, feeling awake, no low feelings or depressive thoughts. Able to cope better with what life is throwing at me in general. Also finding my abs are staying out, not getting covered in fat..which was a worry for me!! Lots of training should keep any weight gain at bay. Definitely keeping an eye on things, want to really get shredded!!

Guess my main reason for going back to cooked was I was so unhappy with my weight, was sick of being overweight, so I felt I had to do something about it. I think now I am down where I am happy weight wise I can figure out a way to eat optimally and keep at the size I want! Maybe vain, but it was making me so down, for me it wasn't worth continuing and being unhappy and not wanting to go out or socialise because of my appearance. Anyways.. 8-1-1 happy to be back on the fruity trail!!

Asked for some hemp protein for my bday so lets hope the birthday fairy delivers!! lol Also asked for Thrive diet, interested in reading it.. but not really interested in chomping on tofu or buying pricey products/supplements. Really do believe fresh is best!! not out of a jar!! I do like Nutiva Hemp products though, so going to be adding those in.

Will take some photographs of my post workout munchies tomorrow, sure they will be colour full and vibrant!!

To my horror my celery and Chinese cabbage were rotten this morning, have written to the delivery company.. put me off using them again.

Think I will going back to buying direct from fruit wholesalers, they deliver free over £40 or you can go collect the produce. The savings are just amazing. Thinking of getting some melons..I am feeling drawn to them at the moment, thinking maybe I might do mono melon for a bit. Sounds really good to me right now, lots of different kinds available.. the organic man round the corner has had some lovely ones in, think I may go get some in the week.

Anyways, going to have a relaxed evening, tomorrow more training and rest..


Rebekah x

Friday, 12 June 2009

Friday EATS

10 Strawberries

small vine of cherry tomatoes


post workout : 2-3 Navel Oranges

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Thursday EATS

200g Pineapple

Salad : greens, carrot, red pepper, beetroot

1 orange

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Grocery time..

Had it delivered.. £25..last me a good 10 days!

3kg oranges




Pineapple (portion for a treat!)

Chinese Lettuce


2 sacks of apples


Cashew Butter


Lovely bounty!! gotta get the best you can afford! .. Hitting up the fruit wholesalers again watch this space!
Toodle pip!

Food for TODAY

1200 Organic peach (scrummy!)

1400 1 Navel orange

1600 1 Navel orange

Evening : Salad + Sauerkraut

Tuesday, 9 June 2009


800 AM


1100 AM

1 small avo

1400 PM

Navel orange

1600 PM
Dandelion root coffee
Navel orange

Evening meal
Spinach soup

Monday, 8 June 2009

Food log MONDAY

Food for TODAY

@ Work
1 small avo

200g cherry tomatoes


1 small avo + hemp seeds

Handful frozen berries: blueberries & Raspberries

Sunday, 7 June 2009

,,,,Returning to the fold!

Okay a long long break for me, nearly a year, but I am back

Going to take a more moderate go this time, none of the gurus, superfoods, obsession.. just vibrant health.. high raw.. and the body I aspire to!!

GI2MR .. for me changed the whole scene.. shook it up but also put in so many divisions and..promoted some guru worship that just isn't healthy for anyone IMO!!!

I went back to being lacto-ova vegetarian for a year, which I have been for nearly 12 years now. Low carb.. I wanted to loose some weight, which I have done, go I guess now is figuring out how to get a balance between keeping the body..and eating what I want..lots of raw fruit..and produce!!

I guess after a year I have gained some perspective, that the whole raw thing...can get to religion like..and you have to take it for what it is..and go with what is right for YOU personally.

Anyways, I am back, will be logging my food and sharing thoughts... a new me..a new way of eating..

Toodle pip

R x