Saol na Mac léinn

Ól, mearbhia,  oícheanta déanacha agus an leaba. Is iad seo cúpla rudaí a thagann chun cuimhneamh nuair a chloiseann siad an focal ‘Mac léinn’. Duine a bhíonn ar meisce, a itheann noodles gach am den lá agus a fhanann suas go dtí an nóiméad déanach chun tionscnamh a chríochnú. Ach cén fáth nach gcloiseann muid faoina mic léinn a bhíonn sláintiúil? Nó na mic léinn a bhfuil aclaí? “Mic léinn a atá sláintiúil agus aclaí??” a deir an pobal, “Ha ní chreidim! Is cuma leo faoina gcuid corp!”. Ach níl an ceart acu. Is steiréitíopa é seo. Is teoiric ghinearálta é.

Tá an airteagal seo crochta agam le taispeáint daoibh agus dom féin gur féidir le mac léinn a bheith sláintiúil agus aclaí – ar bhuiséad íseal. Ó tharla gur mac léinn mé, níl post agam faoi láthair agus níl mórán airgid agam. Geallaim daoibh ní rud deacair é. I ndáiríre, is rud simplí é. Níl mórán bainteach leis. Bia sláintiúil agus aclaíocht. Sin é. Ach uaireanta nuair a chloiseann daoine é seo, smaoiníonn siad ar chostas an bhia, costas agus am don aclaíocht. Ná bí buartha. Táim anseo chun cabhrú libh. Seo cúpla pointe chun sibh a spreagadh:

  • Bia:

Creid nó ná creid, tá sé an-simplí chun bia sláintiúil a cheannach ar phraghas íseal. An áit is fearr chun na rudaí seo a fháil ná Aldi Lidl. Bíonn bia an-saor ann de ghnáth agus uaireanta bíonn thairiscintí speisialta acu. Faoi láthair tá tairiscint ar na torthaí in Aldi darbh ainm Super 6. Coinnigh súil amach le haghaidh margaí mar seo.

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Bíonn Meat Special Buy ann agus is féidir leat feoil a cheannach ar phraghas chomh híseal le €2. Is smaoineamh maith chun filléaid sicín nó mionfheoil a cheannach ar thart ar €4 agus iad a chur sa reoiteoir go dtí go mbíonn siad ag teastáil uait.

Is smaoineamh maith é chun uibheacha a cheannach. Is féidir leat iad a fháil ar thart ar €2 agus is féidir leat a lán oidis difriúila a dhéanamh astu.

Is féidir leat  bia ceart a cheannach ar bhuiséad íseal. Íocaim thart ar €30 ar mo chuid siopadóireachta agus bíonn níos mó ná seachtain agam chun iad a ithe. Is annamh a bhíonn sceallóga nó noodles agam!

  • Aclaíocht:

Ceart go leor, b’fhéidir nach bhfuil an t-airgead breise agat chun íoc s ballraíocht don spórtlann, ach tuigim é sin- mar níl sé agam freisin. B’fhéidir go bhfuil an aimsir ró-dhona dul ag siúl nó ag rothaíocht – tuigim é sin. Ach is féidir leat aclaíocht a dhéanamh sa bhaile, taobh istigh.

Breathnaím ar fhíseáin ar YouTube chun mo chuid aclaíochta a dhéanamh. Bíonn na mílte físeán ar fáil ar an suíomh seo. Is iad Lionsgate Befit agus Zuzka Light na cinn is fearr liom. Tá siad éasca agus tá siad saor in aisce. Mura bhfuil idirlíon agat sa bhaile chun féachaint ar na físeáin, is féidir leat iad a lódáil ar an wifi san ollscoil agus iad a choinneáil ar do ríomhaire glúine go dtí go dtéann tú abhaile.

Má tá aon trealamh ag teastáil uait le haghaidh dreas aclaíochta, de ghnáth bíonn tairiscint speisialta i TK Maxx. Is féidir leat meáchain bheaga a cheannach ar thart ar €3.

  • Bí eagraithe:

Is rud an-tábhachtach a bheith eagraithe.  Is féidir leat do scíth a ligean i bhfad níos fearr nuair atá gach rud stóráilte i do cheann le haghaidh an lae. Is plean maith é chun do bhia  a réiteach le haghaidh na seachtaine. Is féidir leat do lón a ullmhú don ollscoil ionas nach mbeidh tú ag íoc níos mó airgid níos déanaí sa lá. food

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Téigh a chodladh in am. Tá ocht n-uaire codladh ag teastáil uait, cabhraíonn sé seo le do dhianmhachnamh agus le d’fhuinneamh. Gach maidin, éirigh go luath. Bí cinnte go bhfuil am agat bricfeasta a ithe agus uisce nó tae glas a ól. Tugann sé seo fuinneamh duit don lá.  Is é seo an béile is tábhachtaí ar fad.

Seo cúpla leid daoibh conas a bheith níos sláintiúla. Is féidir linn mar mhic léinn saol aclaí a bheith againn. Troid in aghaidh an steiréitíopa agus go n-éirí leat!

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Home Workout

I have to break some terrible news. I’ve moved house and I’m no longer near a gym. Ahhhhhhhh! I feel so empty without it, what will I do now?? I’m determined to keep my motivation and stay fit and healthy, so I’ve made my own teeny weeny mini gym.

 

Isn’t it nice? I’m on a tight budget at the moment so I had to do some improvisation. My very light weights are milk bottles filled with water, maybe if I want them heavier I could fill them with sand? They’ll do for the moment. I’ve had this little side stepper for years and it pretty much does the same job as a cross trainer. As for the Swiss ball, I got that from my father’s garden shed, where it had been hiding out for years, hence the stains on it… And I bought the exercise mat for only €8.00, which I didn’t think was too bad. I did an hour long workout which involved this:

  • Four minutes on the side stepper
  • 20 sit ups
  • 20 side crunches
  • 20 modified press ups
  • 20 lunges with the ‘weights’
  • 20 weight lifts above my head while sitting on the Swiss ball
  • I got in the press up position and put my feet on the Swiss ball, I then slowly brought my knees in towards my stomach and outwards again. I did this 20 times.

I repeated this three times. I must say it went well and I felt like I got a proper workout, nearly as good as the gym! I hope this is helpful for anyone who’s doing home workouts too.

Happy sweating,

BeingBuckley

Simple, Scrumptious, Skinny Food

Since I became a born again health and fitness freak, I have constantly been looking for tasty, healthy, everyday meals. I’m sure that there are many other people who are on the same boat, so I wanted to share the things I whipped up today. I enjoyed them so hopefully you guys will too! Here we go…

Breakfast:

This was easy peesy and a great way to start the day. One banana chopped up on brown soda bread and one sliced apple. Great for the morning boost!

Lunch:

I had this quick little snack on my break. Pitta bread with chicken, a slice of ham, lettuce and spring onions with some chopped up onion on the side. To drink, I had diluted orange which is only three calories.

Dinner:

Now this one may not look so appealing but trust me it is AMAZING. This was my first time making it so cut me some slack : ). The recipe’s picture was a lot nicer than mine, mind you. This is just some onions, peppers, soy sauce, ginger and eggs slapped together. And only 208 calories. Check out the recipe on http://www.eggrecipes.co.uk/recipes/view/low-calorie-egg-and-vegetable-noodle-slice .

I hope these dishes are of some help to you. On forth to the quest of scrum-diddley-umptious delights!

Happy health,

BeingBuckley.

Hi I’m Jim and I love the gym.

Well it’s been a while since my last post, I kind of got lazy over the Summer, but I’m back! Yay! I kept my word on the keeping fit thing and I must say it worked out great. I can’t deny that there are some difficulties involved. My problem is that I find it hard to motivate myself.

I did continue to do walks/jogs and my workouts at home but they were reduced bit by bit. I always knew that I wanted to join a gym and I felt that going to a place made solely for exercising would be enough to motivate me. And it was. I got a months membership and I made sure to go at least four days a week for two hours. I must say it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I LOVE the gym. I love everything about it. You go in and you exercise. All the facilities that you need are there. NO excuses.

Before joining the gym I never really thought about the food I ate. I never considered what would be healthier to eat. Now I’m not saying I ate junk food 24/7 but I never thought about what would benefit me more. I am one of the lucky ones who have fast metabolisms so I always thought I could eat what I wanted, when I wanted. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help with toning and that is what I yearned the most. So I cut out junk food, switched to eating brown bread, drank wayyy more water and ate more fruit and veg. I must say it really did help.

Fruit and veg are your friends!!

Eating healthy combined with going to the gym changed me. The gym instructor gave me fantastic exercise tips to help me tone up. So when I went in each day, I knew my workout and exactly what I had to do. Even though I only had a months membership, there was an astronomical change. I noticed a difference in my arms, my legs, my butt and my stomach. I was even getting lines on my stomach. LINES!! Believe me, it’s not rocket science to shape up, it’s really quite easy. Eat well and exercise. That’s all it takes. Give a few hours a week to exercise and you’ll never look back. Trust me.

Lots of love,

BeingBuckley