Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Enjoyed reading the following post today. Here’s the intro:

Help! How do I get started?

I'm out of shape, bad diet, and I need a kick to get going! Any advice on how to start? My mind is in stop mode and cannot get into first gear. I read all the time about protein, creatine, carbs, etc. How do you start? What do I take? Menus, fitness!! Aaaaarrrgghghgh! Help?

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Today’s breakfast was Apple Crumble Oatmeal (made with soy milk, no Splenda):

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plus an egg-white puff with peri peri sauce:

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For a snack I had a homemade protein bar and celery:

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Then I went down the road to do a couple of errands and go to the gym. Someone was using the squat rack so I substituted with Smith squats. For a ‘meathead’ gym, it’s odd that there’s only one squat rack but two Smith machines.

After training I had some rice protein and raisins:

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I followed that with a late lunch based on Meghann’s Mexican Casserole; I was out of salsa, but had some leftover tomato puree to use up from last night’s soup, so decided to mix that into the casserole with some chilli flakes. I also put the cheese and yoghurt on top instead of cooking it into the casserole. I think salsa would have been nicer, but just made do with what I had:

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For dinner I had spicy chicken stir-fry with peanut sauce:

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and an apple:

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Later I snacked on a mix of protein powder, cocoa, strawberries and walnuts:

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Chelle said...

Hey girl, what ingredients do you use for your homemade protein bars? =)

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Chelle,
I'll include the recipe in my next post.

Raechelle said...

Oh good-I was going to ask that too! ;-0
The post you linked to was interesting...it's good for us trainers to read that kind of stuff and remember not to overload the new client with too much info on the first day and try to get them to make so many changes all at once. I know I get a little over enthusiastic and just want to give it all to them...I need to remind myself about how confusing it is for them-thanks for the reminder! ;-0

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Raechelle, glad you found it useful!