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Fernwood 28 Day BreakThru

Today I began the Fernwood Fitness 28 Day Breakthru! The plan runs over 28 days and includes meal and exercise plans. 

I spent yesterday at Caribbean Gardens stocking up on my fruit and vegetables and then headed over to Woolworths for the rest. I was emailed a well thought out shopping list with plenty of fruits and vegetables plus my favourites- almond milk & tofu. 
I’m following the Pear Shape Vegetarian plan. There’s a variety of meal plans to chose from depending on your body type- Ruler, Apple & Pear. It’s ideal to speak to your medical advisor if you need to change anything due to intolerances or food choices such as veganism.
Day One began with a fat free natural yoghurt with mixed seeds followed by snacks of an orange and almonds.

Head over to my Instagram- Halfway2Healthy to see my struggle with the today’s exercise- a jog/run on the treadmill for 50 minutes!

I worked out twice at the gym today, a session in the morning & then one in the evening. If I’m going to do this, then I’m going to give it my all!!
My filling lunch- egg white & salad wholemeal wrap
Preparing kidney & soy beans for dinner tonight, paired with brown rice & mixed green vegetables.
Already I’ve been connecting with other participants online & the support & motivation is overwhelming. It’s great to be able to log into my Breakthru account & read all the well wishes & messages.
I will talk more about the 28 Day BreakThru, the Fernwood Angels & my progress in upcoming entries.
DAY 3 & 4 of Fernwood’s 
28 Day Breakthru- UPDATE

So far so good- a loss of one whole kilo after day two…pretty happy!
The workouts have been great and I’ve been able to learn a few more exercises.
I wasn’t able to take a Pump Class as advised on Day 3 so I did a 50 minute treadmill workout and also used some weights.
The online support has been incredible and I’ve been able to continually connect with others, share photos & motivational quotes. I’m following the meal plans to a tee, and the foods are filling and enjoyable. 
Day 4 started with a yoghurt, seed & nut mix which, although small, really have me the energy for my gym workout!
I’ve told a couple of the Fernwood employees that I’m on the programme and they have been supportive and encouraging!
Here’s to a fantastic rest of the week.
New blog post to come soon.



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Meringue Cookies

I had a request from the parentals to bake some cookies as they like to have something sweet with their coffee in the evening.
I brainstormed a couple of healthier versions of cookies- one a simple Meringue Cookie and one a Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie.

You Will Need-

1/2 cup Natvia Baking Sugar
1/2 Cup Almond Meal
1 Tbsp Natvia Sugar Free Chocolate Powder
4 Egg Whites
1 tsp cream of tarter
Vanilla Essence

Whisk the egg whites until light and fluffy and then whisk in the vanilla, cream of tarter and chocolate powder.
Add  bit by bit, while whisking, the Natvia sugar.

Once combined add the almond meal and fold into the mixture.

Dollop the mix in cookie size mounds onto a lined baking tray and place in a preheated oven at 150 degrees.
Bake for 30 minutes.  Then reduce to 100 degrees and bake for a further 30 minutes.

Once cooled for fifteen minutes in the open oven transfer to a wire rack to cool.

These are delicately tasting cookies, that are low in fat and sugar and great for a sweet fix without the heavy feel for a cookie.

This recipe yields 12 cookies depending on the size you create at 25 calories and 1.6 grams of fat each.