The April Tees & Tanks are here!

Are you beach body ready cause the April Tee and Tank is here and this weekend it can be yours with 10% off!! More colours available, check out the shop to get yours!

As a proud Scot, a believer in staying true to yourself and as someone with a cheeky (but awesome) sense of humour; I HAD to make this tee! Here in Scotland, when the mercury hits 13 degrees it’s summer, and no matter what, we’ll de donning those shorts and tees!

So this one is for us, hell to everyone else it might be baltic out (cold outside), but to us if the suns out it summer. Just make sure you’re rocking this tee until we hit the good old “Taps aff at 20”! (one removes their t-shirt at 20 degrees in Scotland) ;p

Click the photos to go to the shop! 🙂

Ladies tee – various colours available
Ladies tank – various colours available
Men’s tank – various colours available
Men’s tee – various colours available

Homemade Gains Episode 1 now on the YouTube Channel

Yep it’s finally here! Yesterday I recorded the very 1st episode of “Homemade Gains”; the place where magical food is made (& also where I can product placement my own Tanks and tees hehe)!

Episode 1 features my protein honeycomb recipe (it can now also be found here on the blog). There’s definite improvement in this weeks video (though I think nerves are certainly still in there). Mostly in that I keep saying the honeycomb is “pretty good” when it is actually very damn good! Although, looking at my attempts last week, it does show that to get better at something you have to keep on doing it. I’m going to have to get busy in the kitchen and make it ultra awesome then!

So yes, protein honeycomb is awesome therefore, I must insist you go watch how it’s made and try it yourself! Just click the tasty photo below to go to the video!

New Tee/Tank Design Coming this Saturday!

In order to restrain myself (I have lots of ideas and get very excited about all of them), I’ve decided to release a new tank/tee design once a month. It gives every design a whole wee month to themselves to shine plus it means we have a reason to celebrate every month!

 Even better still, I’m helping you too by, technically, preventing you from going crazy and buying loads of new stuff all at once.  Now you can get yourself a wee treat once a month! Yay! Unless of course you buy one in every colour, which you know I will neither stop nor encourage…One has bills to pay after all!

The April design pays tribute to the coming summer, or more specifically the Scottish “summer”. This one will be the absolutely perfect gift for the proud Scots in your life or it you are a proud Scot, you know you’ll want it when you see it! :p 

In the meantime check out the current collection of super awesome designs by clicking the doodle below! 

A few updates and 2 new breakfast recipes!

I wasn’t loving all the pages on my top menu bar so I’ve clean it up a little, you can now find everything about me in one neat little section: “Me, My Eating & Training“. The section has my about me section, my food diary and training plan (both also updated so give em a cheeky peek!

Also TWO new recipes (oh how I spoil you lovely people, you’re worth it though)!

Both breakfast numbers: My breakfast classic “Chocolate Protein Porridge” & (adapted from a women’s health recipe) “Mango Chia Pudding”. Click the photos to go try em yourself, the chia pudding is a must, I mean look how instagramable that beauty is! :p

Mango Chia Pudding
Chocolate Protein Porridge

Updated training plan for this week and my Current Meal Diary!

For updates on this weeks training check out the plan here!

New this week is my new daily meal diary. While I write up my actual detailed meal plan, I’ll update the diary to give you a view of my weekly munching. 

I’ll be keeping it as honest as I can, I suspect I’ll forget sneaky snacks here and there (a good sign that I eat too many snacks maybe), so it’ll be as honest as my memory allows!

Check out the meal diary here

I’ll start getting some more photos of my good self on here so you can see the results of my eating and training (you know, so you can see I’m not just saying this is what I do) plus I’ll work on both pages to combine and create an actual plan you can use as a reference or base point in creating your own plan!

Stepping way out of my comfort zone 

So if you’ve been following the blog, instagram or Facebook page; you’ll know that I’m hoping to turn this food sharing hobby into a career. I’m still job hunting but, as cheesy as it sounds, I just know I’m meant for more than a 9-5 where the only joy of the job is “thinking of the money”.

SO! With that in mind, I’ve realised that to achieve this I have to get out of my comfort zone. By nature I’m self conscious, introverted and can be socially awkward/anxious (it’s a strange irrational fear of people judging me, I was bullied a lot in high school so I guess I have those lovely people to thank for it). I can write anything on here, writing is the easy part, but when you put me in front of a person or a camera; it’s a whole other story. Cue nervous , tense, terrified of and convinced that the scary person in front of you is silently judging you. 

Walking around is obvious to see, but much harder to do!

But if I want to make this into a career I need to overcome these issues. I failed in the past by 1. Pretending those issues weren’t there and assigning my failings to everyone else instead of me and 2. If I did acknowledge them, I tried to change them all at once which was too much too soon. So now I’m taking it one step at a time; starting with overcoming the camera fear. 

I’ve wanted to do a series of YouTube videos for ages, but I’ve always chickened out and put it off. No more I say, if I wanna succeed, I gotta get my face and em, “delightful” Scottish accent out there! So yesterday I made my first video, its just me saying hello and laying out my goals for the channel, it felt like a good place to start. I was so nervous and self conscious that this tiny 2 minute video took around 20 attempts, the fact that I actually posted it is a huge step and victory for me. 

Click here or on the doodle below to go to the video and show some love (I know it’s not perfect but that’s the idea, I’m a real person and I want you to see that) 

Check out the video, subscribe to the channel and show some love (please)!

Another New Recipe & my 2nd adapted Curry; Behold the Lean “Chasni”

I’ve always loved my dads chicken chasni and well who doesn’t love a chasni? For me though the fun stopped when I became dairy intolerant and when I became aware of the calorie content… 

so today I reckoned I could make chasni swapping the bad stuff for better stuff. Out went the ketchup, cream and mango chutney; in went tomato purée, coconut milk and fresh mango in its place! And you know what? The sauce contains only 155 calories per serving and it ain’t half bad! 

Click the photo to do it yourself and get stuck in to that chasni-y goodness!