Today I’m back with another health and fitness post. I revealed to you all on snapchat recently about the new fitness programme that I have joined in order to get myself back on track. I’m sure many of you know Siobhan O’ Hagan (OHFitness.ie) and have heard all about her online programme and coaching tools, but if you haven’t I’ll tell you a bit about them now. Siobhan offers both personal online coaching and group coaching to her clients, with one of the group options being what I chose. With many to choose from, including the OH Fitness Factory for beginners, the OH Fitness Mindset Mastery for people who may struggle with motivation and mindset, my choice was hard. I eventually settled on the OH Fitness Furnace as I already had a certain amount of knowledge regarding nutrition and weight training, but felt I needed something more concrete in order to start seeing results again after hitting a bit of a plateau.
What drew me to the OH Fitness programme over the many other fitness plan and coaching options out there, was its central idea of flexible dieting. For people with little self-control it may not be the best option there is as there isn’t a set meal plan as such to follow. Instead, what it offers is a full introduction to counting Macro Nutrients and teaching you to eat the food you enjoy while balancing it alongside a strict weight and resistance training programme. Siobhan stresses that she wants you to eat AS MUCH FOOD AS POSSIBLE while still seeing results. Sounds crazy right? I thought so too at the beginning but honestly it has changed my mindset and attitude towards food and training for good. I found all my past attempts of yo-yo dieting and counting calories nothing less than painful but what I love about the OH Fitness Furnace is that it isn’t restrictive at all and every week presents a new perspective on which to build your knowledge.
This week I am nearing the end of week 3, and I can honestly say I’ll never look back. Don’t get me wrong I have had days off plan and been out at the weekends since starting but even with that am seeing results already. I have already learned so much and am so excited for what the next 9 weeks has to offer. The weekends are definitely my weakness as I tend to fall off the wagon a little but my goal for week 4 is to maintain my plan throughout the week and see what I can achieve. I plan to keep you all updated throughout my journey and will try to share as many tips and tricks as possible along the way. I’ll do a Q&A soon regarding the whole process, but for now if you’ve any questions you can reach me on snapchat or at our Facebook page.
Here’s some protein packed recipes I’ve been loving at the moment to get me through my training. I’ll try to share as many as I can with you along the way and hopefully give you all some inspiration! Remember girls; strong is the new skinny, strive to be the best version of yourself and your already winning.
• Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry: Protein 26g, Fat 13g, Carbs 35g.
1 tbsp olive oil
450g chicken breast
165g korma paste
2 garlic cloves
500g sweet potato chunks
400g can of chopped tomato
Basmati rice (to serve, if desired for higher carb days)
• Turkey Chilli Jacket Potatoes: Protein 30g, Fat 5g, Carbs 61g.
4 Large Baking potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove
300g turkey mince
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
Reduced fat grated cheese, to serve
Chopped spring onions, to serve
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading.