It's Friday!!! I don't usually post on a Friday, but it sure has been a hectic week! Fret not, as this weekends fitness challenge is a Total Body HIIT workout!! You have 10 core exercises, with no breaks in between, so click on the video below and see how many rounds you can do. As you can see from my picture, I certainly got my sweat on (I'd love you to tag me in some of your sweaty pics on my Instgram after you have completed this weeks challenge).
Oh for those of you who do not have a chance to watch the video, you can always download a copy of the poster which lists all the moves. You can even challenge yourself by recording how many reps of each move you can do.
As always, please do share the videos with your family and friends and let me know what kinds of workouts you would like to see in the future.
Join in with a record breaking workout with The Body Coach
If you are feeling inspired to get sweaty in the park with a few thousand other people, then head over to Hyde Park on Wednesday 5th July.
Joe Wicks aka The Body coach has become popular for his HIIT workouts. His event next week is an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest HIIT session (the current record is a 3,687).
So if you want to be part of that record breaking attempt, get your tickets HERE.
Try Me On A Thursday
Summer is OFFICIALLY in full swing and you know what that means right?....More BBQ's!! Well, this weeks recipe is inspired by one of my sisters!! She had one of those EPIC rice fail moments. You know, when you boil a pot of rice and because you have added too much water, it comes out all mushy! Fret not waste not, as with a little help of a few veggies and spices, you've got yourself some tasty rice burgers that are a worthy offering at any BBQ!!
Rice Burgers (Vegan & Gluten Free)
Makes 12 Burgers
(Per serving 120kcals, 15.3g carbs, 3.8g protein, 4.2g fat, 0.3g salt)
480g Cooked Basmati Rice
320g Green Peas (boiled)
150g Red Onion (finely chopped)
116g Tofu Chunks (pre-cooked)
9g Minced Garlic (add more if you like!!)
x2 TBSP of Jerk BBQ sauce
x3 TBSP of Rapeseed Oil
x1 TBSP of Black Pepper
1/2 tsp of Salt
x1 TBSP of Mixed Herbs
-In a bowl, simply mix all the ingredients above (apart from the oil)
-Form 12 burgers out of the mixture
-Add the oil into a pan and lightly fry the burgers in batches over a medium heat for 5-10mins (make sure you flip the burgers halfway during the cooking time)
-Transfer to the oven and bake for a further 10mins maximum.
And that really is all it takes!! You can serve them inside burger buns, or just eat them on their own with a side salad and spicy dip of course!! Feel free to modify your choice of spices and you can even toss in some beans or other veggies you might like. In my house, the kids are a fan of Jerk BBQ sauce!!
The great thing about these burgers are they are half the amount of calories in a typical veggie burger AND do not require wheat flour to bind the burgers together, so they are 100% gluten free!!
**THIS WEEKS FITNESS CHALLENGE**
It's time to focus on toning those legs!! No equipment needed, so check out this weeks fitness challenge. Oh and make sure you are sharing these fitness challenges with your friends and family :-)
Try Me On A Thursday
I love to start my day with a good breakfast!! Whether is a quick smoothie blend using my Nutri Ninja or a hearty full English breakfast (all vegan of course!), I am definitely here for it! So this week I will be sharing my super easy Hash Brown recipe. I used to buy the ready made/frozen version, but actually, the homemade version is so much nicer and only requires simply ingredients that you already have in your cupboard, so let's get started!
Homemade Hash Browns
Serves 2 (Vegan & Gluten Free)
(Per Serving: 56kcals -5.7g Carbs, 0.8g Protein, 3.3g fat, 0.5g Salt)
1 Medium potato (grated)
1/2 an Onion (grated)
1 tsp Black Pepper
A pinch of Salt
2tsps Mixed Herbs
1 TBSP Rapeseed Oil
1. Grate the potato and onion in a bowl and squeeze all the water out
2. Now stir in your herbs and spice and form mixture into 4 hash brown patties
3. Add the rapeseed oil to a pan on a low heat along with your hash browns and cook for 5-10mins on each side.
4. Drain off any excess oil and serve with your favourite breakfast accompanying sides such as baked beans, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes (my favourite!!!)
Feel free to experiment with the spices you put in your hash browns. You can be adventurous and add in some chopped mushrooms or chopped bell peppers into the mix!!
**THIS WEEKS FITNESS CHALLENGE**
This week I have just 5 simple moves to work your upper body. Click on the picture to the left and you can download a copy of the poster if you want to print it off and remind yourself of the moves. N.B It's only 5 minutes, so that means we can sandwich this with other forms of physical activity that we might be doing throughout the day or see how many rounds of this routine can you do today!
Feeling the birthday love!!
Happy Friday All
Firstly, thanks for all the birthday greetings yesterday!! I have to say, I did treat myself to a cupcake or too, so today is certainly all about getting back on track. As we are still in a partying mood, I hope you are feeling inspired to try out my African inspired dance workout!! Don't worry, you don't have to be a professional dancer to join in with this one, so I dare you to give it a go if you haven't already!!
Summer is right on our doorstep and a great opportunity to get involved in a range of sporting events coming up over the next few weeks. Here are some links to my faves!;
The Gauntlet Games - Sat 24th June
Pretty Muddy Run - Sat 8th July
London Triathlon - Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd July
The Prudential Ride London Free Cycle - Sat 29th July
Let me know what summer fitness challenges you might be interested in trying out!
About the Editor
Hello I'm Vusi Edeki and welcome to my blog!! As a vegan health and fitness professional, I am PASSIONATE about inspiring others (including ME!!) and my goal is to building a community of people who are committed to making positive lifestyle changes from the inside and out! I have worked in the health and fitness industry for the last 15 years and I just wanted to use this platform to share some classic Inspired by Vu ideas - from workouts to recipes.
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