Some of you may be reading the title of this post and thinking, “Hmmm… what the hell is Golden Milk and meal prepping is the last thing I would label as Fun.” Today was not a typical Sunday, it ticked a lot of little happiness boxes for me. And Golden Milk was something I had been wanting to try for a while after putting turmeric in my tea and chugging it with my nose closed. Turmeric in hot tea alone isn’t great… but Golden Milk was actually quite drinkable. What makes me happy/content in life? My family, my friends, good coffee, a nice morning run, a super training session, dark chocolate covered rice cakes, a great vintage find, a successful meal prep… to name a few. Today, I had all of the above.
What is Golden Milk? This is a concoction of Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Honey, Chilli Flakes and Almond Milk. From browsing online, there are so many variations you can make; some people choose to use coconut milk and some people use black pepper rather than chilli flakes. I used what I had in my cupboard. Then I heated it on a hob for 7-10 minutes on a medium heat so that it simmered. It was then somewhat of ‘Golden Tea’ as I consumed it whilst hot. The key benefit of turmeric is that it’s an anti-inflammatory. This article explains some of the other health benefits really well.
Meal Prep this week was simple, clean and healthy. Turkey breast seasoned with cumin and cayenne pepper, raw kale, boiled broccoli, roasted courgettes and parsnips seasoned with coconut oil, salt and pepper. My carbohydrates will be incorporated into breakfast (Winter is now going to be known as “Porridge Season”), snacks (Rice Cakes: the basic bitch’s snack) and dinner (ALL the veggies). Last week, I met with a nutritional therapist who recommended I try Rye Bread so that may work it’s way into my diet this week too. More to come on the Nutritional Therapist meeting in a future post so stay tuned!
Now I shall leave you with my Sunday routine and my workout for all of you who want to try training GFARS style.
8:00am – Woke up and felt overjoyed that I had gained an extra hour of sleep
8:45am – Ran just over 6K through foggy Gladstone Park for some #fastingcardio with my sister
9:30am – Made some Avocado on rice cakes for breakfast with a side of banana, coconut and yoghurt… and a side of dark chocolate rice cakes with peanut butter. Oops, that’s a feast.
10:30am – Said Goodbye to my sister 😦
12:00pm – Hit the Puregym in Victoria and trained legs
1:45pm – Post-workout Phd Diet Whey Protein Shake for recovery
2:00pm – Walked down to some Vintage shops in Pimlico / Victoria area and had a browse… OK fine, I bought a cashmere Reiss sweater in a Vintage store (£15 = Bargain).
4:15pm – Bought 4 Sainsbury’s chicken drumsticks and demolished them (#PROTEIN)
4:30pm – Took the Underground home
5:00pm – Went to Sainsbury’s, bought food for the week and meal prepped
6:15pm – Made Golden Milk for the first time
6:30pm – Laundry, organisation for the week, email, etc.
7:00pm – Sat down and realised I still had a couple of hours to #NetflixAndChill but instead I’m blogging and reading because I have zero attention span for TV
Sunday “Fun-Day” Workout:
Split Squats – 12kg (10 reps), 10kg (14 reps), 8kg (18 reps), Bodyweight (25 reps)
Step-Ups on a bench – 20 Reps X3
Jumping Squats – 15 Reps X3
Full-Body Clean and Press – 20kg // 15 Reps X3
Curtsey Squats – 20kg // 15 Reps each leg, X3
Leg Extension – 32kg // 10 Reps X4
Dumbbell Swings – 10kg // 20 Reps each arm, X3
Mountain Climbers – 40 Reps X3
Sit-Ups – 100 Reps
Russian Twists – 6kg // 30 Reps, X3
Leg Raises – 15 Reps // X3
Stretch and Foam Roller !