Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Pumpkin Seeds

These are such a great idea for a snack. I have been weaning myself of nuts for a little while and started eating natural pumpkin seeds instead. It's nice to mix things up a little and add some variety to one's diet.

Pumpkin seeds, like the majority of nuts and seeds, are exceptionally good for you.

They are nature's own little multi-supplement containing a wide variety of nutrients.

Pumpkin seeds are full of iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium, arguably the four most important minerals our bodies need.

Iron is essential for the generation of new blood cells, zinc is needed for the formation of protein, calcium is vital for strong bones and magnesium is used in nerve and muscle function.

However pumpkin seeds don't stop there - the tasty little superstars are also a terrific source of protein and the essential fatty acid omega-3.

A handful of pumpkin seeds a day can really make a difference to your entire body, inside and out.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Writer's block

I really have been feeling kind of bad for not blogging and keeping in touch as much as I always have. So I sit here thinking about what to write about and I don't know where to go with this.

Actually I do have something to say :-) I popped into Lia's blog yesterday and saw her "before" photo's. Now I have seen these a few times but whenever I see them it really takes me back to the beginning of my journey where I too have "before" photo's and wanted so badly to compete for the first time and thought it would never happen.

Lia and her photo's completely inspired me back then, and still do today!

I can't believe how much I have learnt about myself on this roller coaster ride, it has been so worth it. I have never been this happy being in my own skin, not in my whole life. I feel like I have more control now, what a gift that is.

I'm still working on situations beyond my control right now to try and time things so I can compete again in Sept. I really want to get on stage this year.

Boob job is on hold as well, so need to time everything, it's a juggling act. I saw the Surgeon last Friday regardless as I had the appointment booked in from last year. It went really well. Turns out I don't need a lift, I can just get the shaped implants put in.
I told the surgeon I would get back to him with a date soon. Fingers crossed.

Training is awesome, i'm training heavy, doing powerlifting exercises, love it.

I'm really not sure how consistent I will be with blogging, I will try to blog more :-)

Deb xxx