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Tally  Life science student. Spends life in lab. Occasionally makes it to a gym.

Todayyyy gym sesh done, nutrition shocking, here's a mini ๐Ÿ‘ pic for your time.

How was graduation over a week ago wut #tb

#myweekinmemes this meme compilation actually sums my week up. Why can't I eat what I want and get abs๐Ÿ˜ญ we all love a lordosis-inducing booty (and women) starting in with the whole 'girls over (insert weight) shouldn't wear (item of clothing) can jump off a cliff and I've missed my PT sessions this week, I'm a noob again haha.
This week has been so mixed in terms of training and nutrition! I only had Wednesday off to do all my prep and as a result didn't make enough, so yesterday at work we ended up ordering Dominos ๐Ÿ™ˆ and today @nandosuk ๐Ÿ˜‚ what is life. Went over my kcals Wednesday, yesterday and not even close to hitting my protein goal today so not the best. On the flipside, have been swimming three times this week and got a few gym sessions in. Feeling the arm and back DOMS from yesterday's boxing session haha.
#sundayfunday - arguably not though as I've spent the whole day at work ๐Ÿ˜‚ here's to next week and (hopefully) being on point with both training and nutrition!

#thismorning quick throwback to 7am, walking to my car with a @grenadeofficial white chocolate cookie bar in tow ready for some early morning boxing! #cardio

My first video! Sorry for the dodge editing skills, I'm a noob haha.
Before any gym session a warm up including dynamic stretches is so so important! My routine includes:
- hip circles, inside and out (ten per leg)
- seat stretches x4
- side lunges, 4 per leg
- pigeon stretches, 4 per leg
- arm stretches with a resistance band or side plank raises (10 per side)
- toe touch squats x10

๐Ÿณ๐ŸฝBreakfast ๐Ÿžโ˜•
Today's breakfast - protein cereal, protein mocha and a cup of tea ๐Ÿ˜
I work shifts so I actually quite often don't end up eating breakfast - if I'm starting work by 6am I need to leave the house by 5:25am to get there in time, and usually I just drink coffee and eat protein bars until 11am ish, when it's lunchtime. But a day like today, where I'm working the late shift, providing I get up early enough then yeah nom away haha. Had the protein mocha (@myproteinuk protein hot chocolate with coffee from mu nespresso and added light whipped cream) as like a kinda pre workout, then went for a swim with my brother, came back and made a start on 34g @novonutrition Cinnamon Proteinos (no milk, I eat cereal dry because I'm a freak) and tea haha.

34.3g carb
3.9g fat
30.2g protein
236 kcal

Protein Cookie porn: @dohprocookie 50% protein cookie dough, with added Reese's pieces. Macros per cookie (with Reeses')
10g carbs
4.9g fat
15.1g protein
145 kcal
I think the chocolate flavour may have jussssst edged it over the double chocolate flavour for me? It's slightly sweeter and a little less chewy. Still eager to try the 30% versions to see how they compare taste wise.

@sussexuni thanks for all the memoriesโค


I'm a terrible person who has been MIA for over a week now! I actually haven't trained all this week - those that follow my Instagram story saw that a couple of weeks ago I had a job interview, and amazingly I got the job! Whoop! So I've been trying my hardest to learn the job role and not let the team down๐Ÿ’ช that, coupled with the awkward hours, means that gym time has fallen by the wayside a bit - but now I'm more settled I'll be making an active effort this week to prioritise my workouts.
Anyway. Tomorrow (actually, as of five minutes ago, TODAY - scary stuff) is my graduation ceremony from @sussexuni !!! And I need your help - am I wearing the left or the right? Navy or oxblood? I despise dresses but still wanted to feel 'girly' (read - fit in) so have gone for a smartish playsuit but I'm torn lol.

These last couple of weeks, as I've said my nutrition has deffo not been on point. Weirdly though my ๐Ÿ‘ looks better than ever? My thighs have deffo grown as sometimes they rub together when I walk ๐Ÿ™ˆ which is kinda depressing to deal with actually...but if my butt is finally growing then I can deal with the pay off. Still, I need to get properly back into cutting so I can get @gracefituk abs in time for Outlook festival in September ๐Ÿ˜

TL;DR version - am I wearing left or right outfit for #graduation tomorrow? Help

@dohprocookie 50% protein cookies - double chocolate and chocolate chip flavours. I'll do a full review on these on my blog at some point but first impressions are good, if a little chewy๐Ÿ˜‚

Super speedy meal prep...
I'm the sort of person who hates eating the same thing twice in a row, so I wouldn't really prepare a whole weeks worth of food in one sitting as I get bored. So this was perfect - using peppers, chickens and halloumi so I've lined a foil tray, placed it all on and added some 1 cal olive oil spray and salt. Oven for 30 minutes ๐Ÿ‘Œ the peppers and chicken went into a pasta bake, so that's 2 lunches covered, and the halloumi was added to some salad leaves so that's me sorted for most of the week. Super speedy๐Ÿ˜

How was everyone's week? Training wise, I was super happy with last week - got in four good sessions and a bit of cardio so yeah, decent. Nutrition wasn't as good though, especially with Saturday's evening out and subsequent Burger King ๐Ÿ™ˆ so I've decided to put a lot more effort in this week.

Credit: Gym Memes
This did make me chuckle ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ridiculous but everyone and their dog seems to have a guide out these days!

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