I’ve been watching the No Nonsense Nutrition Videos from Preciscion Nutrition on my new iPod and they’re fantastic. If you’re a PNer and haven’t downloaded them yet, get to it!

One of the cool things JB mentions is defining your values. JB’s idea for defining your values  is to think about the things that you’re really passionate about. If you’re stuck there, JB suggests, listing the things that really piss you off. I started thinking about things and realised defining values is a concept I’ve always struggled with. I’m highly critical, of myself and others but these critisisms seem to come from self-doubt rather than a solid value structure. This has got me interested further in investigating the motivation behind things that I react negatively to. An intersting tangent anyways.

I’ve still got 3 more days of self-imposed R&R so I spent the afternoon preparing food and watching the INBA SA titles. It fueled the fire in my belly and also got me thinking about my posing routine. I’m excited about competing again, but the what if monster keeps playing out in my head too. What if I keep getting sick? What if I can’t drop this weight without going down to evilly low calories? Well, I can put a greater focus on recovery, keep on top of my sups and make a good solid early start, THAT WHAT IF! The worst thing that can happen is I get healthy then! I have decided that there will be no wheat for the next 12 weeks. It makes my legs turn into great big water balloons. Too bad, that naan on Friday was well tasty.

With all this in mind here’s my food for the week:

M1: 1 cup egg whites/125g roo, Spinach, 1/2 cup pineapple, 3 fish caps
M2: 1x (65g) Thai chicken pattie, Zucchini, capsicum, 15g walnuts
M3: 125g roo/beef, salad greens, artichoke heart, nashi pear, capsicum, 15g walnuts, 3 fish caps
M4: Another chicken pattie, carrot and brocolli salad with 15g pepitas
In WO: 20g malto, 14g Xtend, 10g glutamine
PWO: 20g malto, 35g WPI, 5g creatine, 10g glutamine
M5: 125g beef/lamb/roo, vegies, walnuts/pepitas/olive oil, fish caps
M6: 1/2 pkt tofu or 1/4 cup yoghurt, pea/rice protein, ladyfinger/100g raspberries. The yoghurt isn’t making me gassy but is not great for congestion, hence the tofu.

I’ve also started a whole new stack of suppliments, more on that later.

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book