September 2017

Tara Hammett

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Tara HammettI can help you transform from feeling miserable, unhealthy and tired to CONFIDENT, full of energy and in LOVE with life.

Make my lifestyle programme your lifestyle programme. Stop blaming and complaining...

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‘You are what you eat’

Chocolate Orange Protein Bread

tara recipeIngredients:

3 Scoops Chocolate orange whey protein
¼ Teaspoon Baking powder
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Sweet potato mash


 

 

 

 

How to:

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix through. Once thoroughly mixed, add to a silicone loaf tray. Pop in the oven at approx 180℃ for 12-15 minutes (or until a knife comes out clean). Allow to cool and slice into nine slices. Enjoy three slices as a serving as shown or try toasted with your fave topping.

‘Feel the fear - but do it anyway’

Yesterday I had a few conversations with my clients about mindset, being more positive, being happier and not arguing with reality, and we also talked about not expecting too much from ourselves.

When you look back on your week…how has it gone?

Should you have done better?

I’ve thought a few ‘shoulds’ about myself.

I should have eaten healthier.
I should have drunk more water.
I should be doing more with my business.
(This is the one that I think about the most).

But right now, everything is what it is and as the week has gone on, I’ve done my best at the time and sometimes things don’t always go to plan.

The thing is we can very easily expect too much.

We should have lost more weight by now.
We should be fitter.
We should feel more confident.
We should fit into those skinny jeans.

Are you expecting a bit too much?

If you want to lose weight, do better in your business or just be the best version of you, all you can do is be prepared, do what you can and accept what is.

What happens when you don’t achieve the result?

Had one of those moments when you’ve stepped on the scales, been totally disheartened, thought F**k this?

WHAT’S THE POINT!?
PASS ME THE CHOCOLATE.

Because you may put too much expectation on yourself you start to make it mean something.

You didn’t lose what you wanted, so you think you’re a failure.
You haven’t achieved what you wanted, so you feel disappointment.
Others can do it, but you can’t, so you think you’re not good enough.

Those feelings are all in your control and instead of thinking you’re not good enough, accept that you’re on a journey of change.

Be grateful for where you’re at and how far you’ve come.
Reflect on all the good things you have achieved and look forward as you continue to learn, grow and change.

Change takes time and we may not get what we want immediately, but enjoy the journey, be proud of what you have achieved and be kind to yourself.

This weekend, reflect on all those good things you’ve done, what you’ve achieved and what you still want to work towards.

Be prepared, be mindful and do the best you can.

Don’t expect too much……you are enough


So here's five of my tips to help you stay on track, step away from the yo-yo, ‘cheat your way through it’ mindset, and be consistent with your choices.

1: PLAN BETTER

It all starts when you go food shopping. You put the right food into your cupboards, you plan your meals, you prep them, you get them in the fridge or frozen so you can grab them easily, you practice cooking too much, so there's always some left over for easy access, and you stay stronger with your choices.

As the saying goes....fail to plan, plan to fail.

So plan what you're going to do...do what you say you will, practice it consistently, and soon it will become a habit and much easier to do.

2: EAT BIGGER MEALS

Eating plenty of the right food which keeps you fuller and with plenty of energy will help keep your hormones in check, help you lose those pounds and still allow you to have the odd indulgence without having to skip a meal.

Always ensure you have protein at your meal. This will help you feel fuller and satisfied and alongside plenty of veggies you can still have big meals without over eating the calories.

When you eat bigger meals that you know are full of awesomeness, you won’t ever need to scrimp on food, feeling hungry, lethargic and ready to cave in a moment.

3: ONLY WORKOUT A FEW TIMES A WEEK

Don't stress about getting 5-7 workouts in a week. For many this would be unrealistic...then those feelings of not being good enough and being a failure creep in because you didn't do what you thought you should do.

Instead, plan to do 2-3 good workouts a week. Make them HIIT style workouts using bodyweight, weights and pushing hard so you can get your toning and cardio in one hit.

Saving time and effort and allowing you to relax a few days a week...stress free.

4: CHOCOLATE!!

Ok...so you love it like me?

Always have some to hand.

Now I don't mean your usual bars or share bags that you don't share and keep to yourself. I mean the real stuff.

This is certainly one way of feeling like you're cheating the 'diet'.

Keeping 100% organic cocoa (powder) in your cupboards.
(I use Green & Blacks - you can pick it up in many supermarkets)
You can add it at so many mealtimes & snacks.

Add a teaspoon to your protein oats in the morning...Mmmm chocolatey!
Sneak a spoonful into your yogurt at lunchtime...Mmmmm chocolatey!
Or pour some hot water over a teaspoon full in the evening for a comforting hot chocolate drink.

MMMMMMM chocolatey!!

This is also great for helping to curb cravings and keep you focused on your healthy habit changing.


5: MAKE YOURSELF A PRIORITY

YOU
MUST
COME
FIRST!!!

I'm repeating myself now but Fit-Your-Own-Oxygen-Mask-First.

This may seem difficult when you've got a partner, children, parents, boss, family, dogs, cats, neighbours and plants to look after, but when you feel better, stronger, happier and healthier....you are a much better version of you.

So to make sure you stick to what you're doing, you need to take time out just for you. It's good to be selfish! Good selfish!!

When you start doing this - GUILT FREE - you'll soon become that happier person living the healthier lifestyle you want so much. Then, you'll be more consistent in working towards your goals and sticking to your plan.

Where and when do you start all this then?

Now.

The more you carry on living the yo-yo, short term, quick fix lifestyle, the longer it goes on for and the longer it is until you get to your goals.

I’m going to leave you with an extra special treat - a little exercise plan that you can do daily. Plus Emma starts the 12 week Life Taransformer Program - so you can follow her progress!

Enjoy watching and please join in.

Love

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