Archive | August, 2013

Baked salmon dinner (with wilted garlic spinach and squash)

27 Aug

Hi guys!

I have previously posted a salmon dinner, but this one is even easier! Its on my Facebook fitness page and so I thought I would put the recipe on here for ease of reference.

Salmon dinner

Buy a piece of salmon from any store that sells fresh fish. I bought mine at Pick n Pay – approximately R25 for 120g of salmon.

Once I brought my salmon home , I washed the fish and made my marinade. Take a little low sodium soya sauce, honey and a little warm water and form a mixture. Taste to see if its the level of sweet and sour you like. Once its perfect, put it in a zip-lock bag with your salmon and let it marinade in the fridge for 30 minutes.  In the meanwhile, put your oven on 200C.

salmon-marinating

After marinading for 30 minutes I removed the fish and let it come down to room temperature.  I then put the fish in an oven dish with the marinade and let it cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Once fish is flaky, its ready to eat!

For my wilted spinach, I buy ready-cut spinach at Pick n Pay and wash thoroughly through a strainer (spinach tends to carry loads of grit).

Spinach

I then heat a little olive oil in a hot pan and add the spinach once all water has been drained off.  You need quite alot of spinach to yield a nice serving.  Once the spinach starts to wilt, add a little crushed garlic and keep moving around. Once its completely soft, its ready to eat!

Transfer your spinach to your plate, top it with the salmon and sauce and make some squash (or any other veg) for the side and you have a healthy, super-easy meal that takes less than 20 minutes in total 🙂

 

Please visit my Facebook fitness page for tips and motivation – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Natalies-Health-and-Fitness-Page/398644746900901?ref=hl

 

P90X not so much…

15 Aug

Hey guys!

Been a while since I’ve written a post. My family has been sick, my daughter specifically, and it has been quite a trying and tiring time.

 

I know I committed to P90X some time ago, and I’m ashamed to say that I did not stick to it because of  my schedule. I did find that the workouts were a bit too long for me, especially with working in the day and running a household at the same time.  Yes, I know, anything is possible if I put my mind to it. But I also have to be realistic for me and do whats best for me.

 

I did Chalean Extreme a few months ago and found it incredibly challenging and exciting. And I love that the workouts range from 37 mins on most days and 2 days of just under an hour. That is just perfect for me!!!

 

This time around I am upping my weights and resistance, and judging by the pain in my biceps and hamstrings this morning, I can say I got a great workout and am still bringing it!!!!

 

What workouts are you guys doing? What challenges you? P90X has not seen the last of me yet though… I have committed to tackling it after Chalean Extreme!

 

Do whats right