WORKOUT

“Mary”

20 Minute AMRAP (As many rounds as possible in 20 min)

Performance
5 Handstand push-ups
10 Pistols (1-legged squats)
15 Pull-ups

Fitness
5 Dive Bomber Push Ups
10 Squats
15 Body Rows

NUTRITION

My diet approach: less rigidity and more ‘real life’

Whenever I put something out on social media, people will read from it what they will – I want them to comment and engage (why else would I put a post up?)  One of these was a comment I got after posting a recipe up on my page. Someone commented that she was very concerned that I say I follow a minimally processed diet approach, yet used a protein powder in my pancake recipe, clearly a highly processed ingredient*. She’s not wrong – protein powder is highly processed for sure, even the brands that I use and recommend others do: those that don’t have a lot of added ingredients bar the protein powder, some flavouring and stevia-based (or thaumine) sweetener . It got me thinking though. This person was annoyed that I was straying from their perception of what I advocate. If I could include protein powder in my recipes, clearly I’m not an advocate of the real food approach. How could people trust anything I say if I suggest that protein powder is okay? I wasn’t living up to her expectations of me, and she was disappointed.