Hello Day 2 morning of #12weekchallenge! I came and conquered! I believe I manage to stick to my diet and workout plan the entire day yesterday and so far this morning! YAY CELEBRATE. lol
Here is my Day 1 Work Out Plan, and some mini-meatloafs I made!
I warmed up on the gliding machine for 5 minutes before starting my work out. I did the work out with 30secs-1min intervals except for Pull-overs and Lat-Pull Downs which I did a super-set. And I did the pull-ups with assisted because I am reaaaally weak! :X Anyway, the workout was altogether tough but I felt so good after it!
WRT diet, I thiiiiiink I made through my diet yesterday.. Somewhat. Well to be honest, keeping to the diet is a lot more difficult than exercising. For my workout, I just pop in the gym for 1.5 hours and try to work out every activity I planned. Diet requires a lot more planning and preparation, especially when I do not really want to eat the standard boxed meals I see every fitness enthuasiast does. I guess I won’t say that I will never do it. I suppose I have to do it at some point I guess, but since I am just starting out and I am really enthusiastic still, I will experiment and have a bit more fun with my meals and figure out which one is worth re-doing in the future.
I have some cooking utensils but no bakeware, so I thought I get one! I bought a silicone mini muffin pan to use for a meatloaf recipe I wanted to try last night, and any future snacks! I was choosing between a normal muffin tin or a mini one and I rationalised that buying a mini one would be better because if I made my snacks/food smaller, I may be inclined to eat less! Also, mini ‘anything’ just sounds cuter! And this particular muffin tin is awesome because it’s made of silicone so I can use less grease and ‘pop’ the foods out without breaking them.
It looks so adorable and promising at the same time! I want to get more bakeware already!!
Last night, I tested Jamie Eason’s Turkey Meatloaf Muffin Recipe. I halved the recipe because I wanted to make sure it was good before I made proper batches. I also had to make some minor modifications since I did not have all the ingredients called for but I think it still turned out pretty well. Except it did not really look like muffins but mega meat balls, which is AWESOMEEE. My gym partner actually enjoyed it a lot and he is usually a very fussy eater, which says a lot. He ate 4 last night with chilli padi and added a little olive oil and sesame oil to the balls (because he says his diet required more fat). I reheated two this morning in the microwave on medium(600W) for 1.5 minute, and it turned out really yummy as well! I think this recipe makes a really portable snack as long as I have a microwave in my vicinity, which means it would be excellent for carrying to work when I start in the future!
Pork-Chicken Meatloaf Muffins (modified from original recipe)
- 280gram mince chicken
- 280gram mince lean pork
- .5 cup oats
- .25 tsp ground cumin
- 1tsp yellow organic mustard
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1tsp chilli flakes
- .5 tsp salt
- 1 heaping tsp minced garlic
- .5 small onion
- 1 celery stalk
- Preheat oven to 190 degree Celsius
- Grease silicone pan lightly (I think I did not have to, but I did not want the first batch to fail!)
- Mash all the ingredients together with your hands.
- Roll mixture into balls and place in mini muffin pan. I made about 12 muffins the size of a golf ball.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
Makes 12 mini-muffins
The nutrition profile actually varied depending on the programme I use, but it ranges between 86-100 kCal which is pretty good! Anyway, the next part of my calculations vs the nutrition profile provided by Jamie Eason is super confusing to me. If I halved the original recipe, and made that into 12 mini-muffins (the same number as the recipe indicated in Jamie Eason’s recipe). I imagined that my mini-muffin should contain half the nutrition from the original recipe. Anyway, I checked out that 2lbs (roughly 1kg) of mince chicken would contain 200g protein. Divided by 12 muffins should yield more than 16g protein per muffin while her recipe stated 11g protein. So idk what’s the deal because I thought fitness models are really exact about their diets. Can anyone explain to me?Share this!