Monday, 24 September 2012

Fit Yummy Mummy WEEK 4 transformation challenge continues....

YAY!!! I can't believe we're nearly half way through the FYM challenge!!! Time to crank it up to the next level as I have been a bit complacent. I still haven't managed to buy heavier weights, so this is my mission this week. My 4.5kgs dumbbells are like lifting feathers (well, not really but you know what I mean). Just need to build my strength a bit more and looking at buying either heavier dumbbells, a 10kg plate or getting a kettle bell? Or maybe all of the above???

What weights do you prefer to use?

I'll keep you posted with my new purchase/s. My real hassle with all this equipment, is storage! I have no dedicated place to store these guys so that's why I have been a bit slack purchasing them!

Oh yes, forgot to mention I was featured on Fit Yummy Mummy's blog on Saturday if you'd like to check it out. I'm so glad that I can be a great ambassador of Clubfym and encourage those women who are wanting to regain their body back after having babies. 15 minutes per day is all it takes me to get the results I have got, so I do hope to see you there!!!!


I completed my Transformation Kit workout yesterday and even managed to do my 12km run on Saturday. Pretty huge effort I think for someone that has only been able to run a bath!!! I am completely stepping out of my comfort zone and trying to embrace something I am not so good at!

Here is the scenery and running track I was running beside and loving every minute of it!

How divine is this running track ~ Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Run Ballarat course

Bircher muesli with strawberries

pepita seeds
sunflower seeds
2 oranges (juices)
1 lemon (juice)
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
2 chopped dried apricots

Soak above ingredients overnight and add milk and fresh fruit and enjoy!

Morning snack
Yogurt with fruit

Smoked salmon and egg salad

2 slices of smoked salmon
1 tomato
1 handful of spinach
3 hard boiled eggs
drizzle of olive oil & vinegar

Afternoon snack
Coconut banana protein smoothie

Broccolini with BBQ chicken skewers

The dressing
3 crushed garlics
1 tsp seeded mustard
1 tablespoon white rice vinegar
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Add all ingredients together (except olive oil) then add olive oil last to emulsify this delightful dressing!

This is the dressing I poured over the steamed broccolini which I prepare in 4 stages. I also toast pine nuts and generously sprinkle over the broccolini, we love the taste!

1. Wash broccolini thoroughly
2. Steam broccolini
3. Place in cold icy water (remains green and fresh looking)
4. Drain in colander with absorbent kitchen paper

With the chicken skewers I pretty much marinated them in lemon juice, seasoned with S&P, 2 crushed garlics and tarragon leaves. I also leave the bamboo skewers in the tub to soak up the lemon juice to avoid them burning!

Off to bed early tonight, had vertigo all day today, very dizzy and light headed. I think it's caused by my pinched nerve in my neck. Not cool. Will go to Chiropractor tomorrow to check it all out.

Look forward to touching base with you all again! Have a sensational week!!!

Xx Dani


  1. Hope your neck improves, Dani, that sounds very uncomfortable.
    I purchased an 8kg kettlebell a few months ago and it's absolutely brilliant. I totally recommend it. I also have a set of adjustable dumbbells. I store the DBs in its flat case under my bed, and the KB in my wardrobe away from inquisitive little hands who might want to pick it up... The only storage issue I have is my fitball (grr) which lives in our storeroom when not in use. Then it's not in the way.

    1. Hi ya Maria, CT scan tomorrow. Apparently my C1 is pinching my main brain stem???? So ruling out the worst by doing the CT scan. Will update more tomorrow. Thanks for the KB and adjustable DB solution. I think I might have to do the same! XxDan

    2. Yeow Dani that doesn't sound good. Will you still be able to do the Run? I hope you can get some rest and get this sorted. xx

    3. Hope so babe. The run isn't until 21st October so I'll make sure I ease off on my upper body workouts. Also repair my body by going to bed early & reduce my stress levels as Doc says its emotional strain that causes these types of injuries!!! Yikes!!! XxD

  2. I thought of you as I was making a very healthy and clean chicken pot pie. I got the recipe from Clean Eating. Chicken pie, of course, = autumn has arrived and summer is gone. :(

    1. Thanks for sharing the love and we can hardly wait for summer to come here!!!! Hope the chicken pie was delish, was it from The Gracious Pantry site? XxDani

    2. I got it from the magazine, Clean Eating, and posted the recipe over on my blog. The magazine does have a website, though I'm not sure it's as thorough. They're a hard to beat resource.

  3. your menus looks absolutely fabulous!! good for you. eating right and exercising....such a healthy life style.
    hope your dr helped with your pain...
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.
    have a great week.

    1. Thanks so much! Most def will follow you back. Hope to see you here again xxDani


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Much love Xx Dani