That would be an aquarium in a phone box! Last night James, my parents and I went to Durham Lumiere. It was incredible – but more on that later in the weekend!

This has been such a good week for me. I’ve been feeling so upbeat it’s almost weird! I think part of it is knowing that I’m going down to Brighton next week and that I’m looking forward to that relaxation and down time. I’ve also been feeling very productive and I’m starting to see the results of my efforts. Getting myself seriously organised in lots of different parts of my life seems to be helping too! 

IMG 6847Loving my new Zara coat this week!

This week I actually managed to do some yoga thanks to a couple of great recommendations and accountability from posting on the Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish Facebook page! I did this Shiva Rea 20 minute Earth flow practice and this energising morning yoga video from Tara Stiles. I felt so much better after doing them! I was feeling so stiff, and now I feel more back to my relatively bendy self. 

Workouts this week:

  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Spin Class
  • Monday: Gym – 30 minutes cardio (including 10 minutes of HIIT on the bike), plank hold, random strength exercises on the machines
  • Tuesday: Rest
  • Wednesday: Gym – 30 minutes cardio (including 10 minutes of HIIT on the bike), plank hold, with a barbell – squats, deadlifts, chest presses, rows
  • Thursday: Yoga videos as above + lots of walking around Durham
  • Friday: Gym – 30 minutes cardio (including 10 minutes of HIIT on the bike), nothing else as feeling a bit tired this morning!

To be honest I’ve been in automatic and easy mode with eats this week. Lots of the usual basic stuff that isn’t too much of a faff, as well as a few repeated meals like Taco Turkey Chilli. 


I had another sweet mince pie filling flavoured porridge, this was topped with greek yoghurt. I’m definitely having a moment with adding cool creamy yoghurt on top of warm oats. It’s just so good!

Something I haven’t had in a while was pumpkin yoghurt (just tinned pumpkin mixed with yoghurt, cinnamon and ginger) with some of my peanut butter granola:


I took some of that granola to the office to give to my friends, it was not safe in the house with me!

One of my favourite easy weeknight dinners is Chinese 5 Spice Pork:


I had it with stir fried spring greens and pak choy. I didn’t even have to leave this to marinade more than 15 minutes, so delicious!

For an easy lunch, I had a baked sweet potato topped with two fried eggs and some spinach:


Such a great combo!

On the Love List this week…

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I’ve been writing this healthy lifestyle blog for almost 4 years and I can’t believe that I hadn’t tried a Graze box! I was discussing them with a Uniquely Healthy client and realised that they would be good to try so I’ve signed up for a fortnightly box. I think I’m hooked! 

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Chocolate dip and pretzels? Yes please! Also… 

I’ve been re learning some coaching techniques and ways of thinking when it comes to our relationship with food. I love getting into juicy, practical stuff like that! // submitting two funding applications for Feel Good Factory projects // getting really organised and focused // recognising that I need to eat more and not beating myself up on it //  red wine and pizza!

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How has your week been? What’s on your Love List this week? Have you tried a Graze box before? 

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