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Yasmeen

CFS recovery, #queenteam, #100strong, GF, mostly DF,mum of twins+1, trying to cook nourishing, tasty food.My food and life stories on this journey

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•Dinner summer feast• @26grains recipes. All so tasty and delicious 😍 The kids fought over all the prawns though 😩 even though they were counted out and divided equally 🙄 Anyone else’s kids make you do this? Or with any other food? I think the heat is sending my kids even more bonkers than normal 😂. Today was another “challenge”, to put it lightly! They’re so tired from the end of school but running around like lunatics and fighting and teasing each other. #fun😳Sunday will be better, I can feel it! Or I’m making a run for it...!🏃🏽‍♀️ Hope you’re having an amazing weekend. .. .. #fitnessjourney #fitnesslife #glutenfree #glutenfreeliving #dairyfree #foodporn #foodie #foodstagram #eattherainbow #eatforhealth #fitfam #healthyfood

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“Bits and dippies” is what we call this lunch in our house. This is our FAVOURITE kind of lunch- dips, olives, veg, salad. And these warm summer days make this an easy go to picnic too. The bread isn’t gluten-free so I had some quinoa with it instead. The meal is easily made #vegan by omitting the egg, feta and mini veggie cocktail sausages. Our local shop is the ultimate foodie heaven with dips, houmous, Turkish bread and the best olives. 😍💚 My 14yr old monitors the 6yr olds like a hawk 🦅 though to make sure there is no double dipping in the homous and she doesn’t “catch all their gross germs”!! 🙄😂😂 #siblinglove What’s your favourite family lunch? .. .. #eatforhealth #egg #eattherainbow #allthefood #glutenfree #veganideas #houmous #dairyfree #familylunch #eat #eatrealfood #fitnessjourney #fitmom #fitspo #fitover40 #fitnesslife #eatforfuel #olives #foodie

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Beautiful, slow, very modified, full body. But loved every bit. I really appreciated what I can do, my strength and progress. It wasn’t my most full on, my most sweaty, my heaviest, no PBs, it wasn’t my most of anything, It was a “normal” (if there is such a thing with @alexia_clark ) workout for me because I wanted to just enjoy it. Enjoy my body moving. So, why was it brilliant? my head was in a different space. THAT is what made the difference. So....enjoy the little things, they all add up to big things. .. It’s FRIDAY! Have a fabulous weekend.... .. .. #fitnessjourney #queenteam #100strong #fitnessmotivation #fitover40 #fitnesslife #mumswholift #mumoftwins #mumsofinstagram #mumbod #weights #strongnotskinny #homeworkout

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“Well, hello👋 there back muscles, nice of you to join the party. Not to be greedy, but will you have a word with my abs?” 😂😂 This was a loverly surprise this morning especially as I’m having a full on bloat pity party! 🙄But I’m ignoring that and celebrating this view! 💪 .. CELEBRATE WHERE YOU ARE! ❤️ .. ➡️HOW’S YOUR BACK LOOKING LADIES? Post a pic and TAG me in. 😊 💛💛 .... .... .. #queenteam #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #wings #backworkout #backmuscles #gains #fitmom #fitspo #fitover40 #fitnesslife #fitfam #fitgirl #lift #weights #mumswholift

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•GF DF Vegan Lunch• I didn’t need loads for lunch today as I honestly think I’m still full from the weekend! 🙈😂😂 This is @bionaorganic sunflower toast with leftover bean chilli (recipe in saved stories) topped with tomatoes and avocado 😍 Full body this morning was fantastic and I loved every single circuit. Thank you @alexia_clark for such a great workout. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s workout 😍.. .. #vegan #veganfood #vegansofig #chilli #beans #avocado #avocadolove #fitnessfood #fitnessfuel #mumswholift #fitover40 #queenteam #glutenfree #glutenfreevegan

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Oh did I mention I’m eating my weight in food? This cafe is one of my absolute favourites. You order one main, 2 sides/salads and 2 toppings. And it’s about £7. Everything is always delicious, fresh and such healthy portions! I might kidnap the chef and lock him up in my house...!🙈Alternatively, how about opening a sister restaurant in south London? Specifically round the corner from me?!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 This plate has a tofu and pea curry with rice, tomato salads, a salsa and tamari seeds. The goodness is off the scale. This is what good vegan/vegetarian food tastes like. 💚💚 .. #brighton #brightonfood #veganfood #vegan #veganlife #glutenfree #dairyfree #eatforhealth #eatforhealth #lovefood #foodie #brightoneats

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Did someone say FOOD?!! Always delivering on taste, @terreaterrebrighton gave us an outstanding meal (that’s a sharing plate by the way!!) Sadly our service was a bit slow but they looked very understaffed last night. Food was still of amazing quality though and tasted delicious. Thank you 🙌🙌🙌 .. #brighton #food #glutenfree #glutenfreefoid #eathealthy #eat #livefood #foodie #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #fitnessjourney #fitnesslife

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It’s all about the food! Whenever I come to Brighton I’m like an excited puppy as it has the most amazing cafes and restaurants that cater to all diets which means I never feel like a “difficult” customer. #brighton #food #eateateat

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Keeping it real: I loved this full body. It had a nice mix of moves and I kept weights light and moves fast (ish) and really enjoyed it. #stillsorefrommonday .. .. It’s great to see some progress in my strength 💪 but I feel like I’m constantly trying to achieve an unknown goal/look/feature/ something and I don’t know what it is. As a result I’m never really “here” and appreciating my strength and achievements. I’m hyper critical of myself and feel I’m not “there” yet. Well, hell only know where “there” even is. I then get annoyed that I’m annoyed. Arghhhh. 🤦‍♀️ I couldn’t even do this week’s @to_fitspo #100strongchallenge as I’m just not able to project enough self love. Which is just crap, to be honest! . .. I know this will all pass but wanted to sound it all out as I think this may resonate with some of you. ❤️ .. #fitnessjourney #mumsofinstagram #fitness #fitnessmotivation #mumoftwins #alexiaclark #queenteam #fitover40 #fitnesslife #fitmom #fitspo #fitnesslife #fitfam

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Shaking hands, wobbly legs, branches as anchors and burning glutes 🔥 = Just a normal lower body then @alexia_clark ?! 😂 Oh and lets not forget my lack of head in some of these clips!! 😂😂 .. I’m not feeling very lean at the moment which means I often give myself a hard time but today instead I’m giving myself a pep talk. @fitfiercemommaof2 put an amazing post up today which actually sums it up brilliantly. So, thank you Molly. ❤️ .. How did everyone else do? .. #queenteam #lululemon #strong #fitmum #mumtum #mumoftwins #fitnessjourney #fitness #fitnessmotivation #strongmum #loveyourbody #100strong #mumsofinstagram

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•GF DF Vegan roasted veg and quinoa salad• This is a bit of a faff to make and I underestimated the faff, BUT oh my oh my, it’s sooooo good! It’s adapted from @ottolenghi Will put the recipe in my saved stories. .. .. #ottolenghi #salad #vegan #veganideas #fitnessjourney #veganrecipes #fitness #foodporn #eatwell #cleaneating #lovegood #quinoa #fitnessfood #roastedveggies

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•FIRST EVER TRANSFORMATION POST • Be kind please, I’ve never done one of these as it makes me feel all 😬😬 BUT I know how much I love seeing people’s progress so here is mine! .. Oh my it’s been not an easy journey, physically with my health issues and mentally because of my anxiety and low self esteem. But I’m still here, still showing up, still trying my best. .. The support of @to_fitspo and her #100strong group has made this such an exciting journey. Through that I also connected with the #queenteam, via the @alexia_clark programme, who have been SUCH a source of inspiration. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ The support has been invaluable. (Sorry if this has now morphed into some sort of Oscar speech! 🙄 I can’t help it, it’s been so bloody brilliant ) .. .. #bbg #bbgmums #queenteam #100strong #fitness #fitspo #fitover40 #fitnessjourney #fitnesslife #transformation #transformationpic #alexiaclark

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•Handshaking and pinging bands• That pretty much sums it up ❤️🙌. Seriously, my 🍑 is toast! For the next few days stairs will not be my friend! I’m thinking yoga and a swim tomorrow to loosen up my aching body. I still have DOMS from Monday! 😳😂 How did you all do today? .. .. #queenteam #alexiaclark #fitover40 #fitness #fitspo #fitmom #fitnesslife #fitnessmotivation #buildingmuscle #strongnotskinny #queen #lift #weights #mumswholift #fitnessfreaks #healthylifestyle

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•Lunch on the go• I got this in @pretamangeruk for lunch as I I was running out of time to cook anything. Absolutely delicious but just not enough of anything (and too much iceberg lettuce)for the price (about £6.50 to take away). Delicious but too small. .. #pret #slaad #salmon #foodonthego #foodtogo #lunch #lunchideas #eatwell #hungry

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Progress, progress, progress. .. It takes time, energy and commitment. Just show up, doesn’t matter if you can’t do it all. Doesn’t matter if you only manage one circuit. Doesn’t matter if you have to modify. It matters that you try. It matters that you show up and give it a go. My form isn’t perfect, my videos and editing are shockingly bad, my abs are nearly always hiding, who cares? Just do your best. .. .. #queenteam #alexiaclark #lululemon #fitover40 #fitness #try #strongnotskinny #showup #abs #workoutmotivation #fitnesslife #fitnessjourney

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Today marks 3 months since I started the @alexia_clark programme. It’s my Alexia-versary. 👏 Is that a thing? Im making it a thing. 😂🙈 .. .. I had been doing @kayla_itsines #bbg for about 48 weeks before that. Both programmes are very different and although there is so much I love about BBG I am really enjoying the different challenges this programme brings. No two workouts are the same and that is what excites me every day. .. .. I’m still suffering with inflammation so I was debating posting this photo as it’s not the leanest me, but it doesn’t matter. It’s not about that “end goal”, it’s a journey, MY journey and that means some weeks I’m on it and others I’m not, but fitness has become part of my lifestyle and that has been the best thing ever! ❤️Im posting this because I’m proud of how far I’ve come and wherever you are in your fitness journey, be proud and celebrate your achievements. Every single one of them 🎉❤️ .. .. What programme, if any do you follow? And what makes you love it? .. .. #queenteam #lululemon #fitness #fitover40 #fitnesslife #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #mumswholift #strongmana #strongmum #strongnotskinny #abs #buildmuscle #workout #workoutmotivation

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•Leftovers• Chilli garlic prawns with salad leftovers from yesterday (see previous post) 😍 DILEMMA: it’s roasting here today ☀️🔥. I need a fan. The fan is in the loft which is hotter than hades so I don’t want to get it. Result? Sitting on the couch sweating because breathing is making me hot! 😂 #londonsummer #hot #foodie #prawnsalad #summerfood #lunchideas #glutenfree #fitover40 #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #strongmum

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•Summer salads• Quinoa, roasted butternut, put lentils, feta and watercress. Easy to omit the feta to make it #vegan. I had this with some fish as I’m trying to increase my fish intake but you didn’t need it as it was a meal in itself. More sun here in London which has not become tiresome, yet!! The kids however are 90% moan-bags as they are not sleeping so well from the warm summer evenings 🙄 Looking forward to an active rest day of swimming and eating ;) Have a wonderful Sunday. .. .. #salad #cfs #glutenfreelunch #lunch ideas #glutenfree #glutenfreelife #vegan #fitness #fitover40 #fitnessjourney #fitnesslife #fitmum #eatwell #lovefood #strongnotskinny

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