Friday, 15 May 2015

Tomatoes ~ Food Diary (plus review)

One of my favourite foods (mainly to snack on) are Tomatoes. This juicy fruit has quite a few subspecies, I always go for the plum, cherry and Salad Tomato.

Having a pack of Plum and or Cherry tomatoes in the fridge is an easy way to grab a healthy snack.

Swap your unhealthy snack for a handful of plum/cherry tomatoes. They are low in calories and high in nutrients, which means health benefits!

I like to add a tomato to my meal instead of using ketchup.

I recently got to try for Free on the Tesco Orchard programme their Finest Piccolo Cherry Tomatoes.

They had a few items to choose from, I went with the tomatoes. And I'm very pleased I did. I was honestly expecting them to taste exactly like the other Cherry Tomatoes, nope, they taste so much better. They do what they say on the packet. I eat a lot of tomatoes and I was shocked at how strong they tasted and smelt. They are very tasty. I went through the pack really quick.

I really enjoyed them in my QLT (Quorn Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Wrap)

The only downside is for those of us on a budget, they are not good. They are more expensive compared to the others and you also get more in the pack with the cheaper ones.

With the BBQ months coming and having even more Salads esp. for dinner these Piccolo Cherry tomatoes will make a nice treat.

Have you tried these tomatoes? Do like to snack on tomatoes? What is your favourite healthy snack? let me know in the comments below :)

Till next time

Donna x

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Monday, 11 May 2015

DetoxYoBody ~ Yoga Challenge ~ Fitness Diary

I loved this months challenge, I think its because I'm very familiar with these poses and its great seeing how much I've progressed. Which is Awesome!! This quickly reminded me how much I Loooovvvveeee yoga. Esp. after March challenge (Blog Post) didn't go well.

Here are my attempts at each pose:

Again, with a few of these poses I did the beginners option. Beach Yoga Girl created a new account on Instagram called new2yoga which gives us an 'easier' option for each pose.
I also don't have a picture for Days 21,22 and 23 because I couldn't do them.

Halfway through April, I decided to join My Fitness Pal I've seen it mentioned a lot on Instagram. I need something to help me keep track of what I eat and what exercise I do, because I've noticed I've plateaued again. Even though I'm progressing in my fitness/Yoga, I'm not noticing any differences in my body.

To my surprise, I'm back to not eating enough!!! nearly everyday the warning pops up with your not eating enough :(. And that's before I add my workouts.
Hopefully now I've found the right balance and we will see what happens.

With my other workouts, I've made the best decision and moved Leg Day to a Tuesday. I can't move for (at least) 2 days after, since I've changed my routine to Carlys (Blog Post) and I was getting a little fed up of my weekends being ruined because I couldn't walk. Why I didn't do it sooner I have no idea!! #FitGirlProblems

Also this month I've treated myself to a USA Pro outfit ~ Thought it was about time I added some colour to my workouts.

Mays Yoga challenge is May I Begin Yoga 2015

I like these poses :)

How is your fitness journey going?

Donna x