…is receiving packages in the mail! Some lovely companies have asked me to review some goodies and I received a few of them today:

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Linda McCartney limited edition Rosemary and Red Onion Sausages and mini snack sausages (both vegan) plus some Booja Booja Rum Truffles and some Sakata Plain Rice Crackers. I’m really looking forward to trying all of these out and sharing my review with you soon. 

I’ve had yet another great week of workouts. I increased almost all of my weights for my strength training workouts and still managed 12 reps so I’m going to look to increase some of them again next week. I was just fancying another sweat fest for my anything goes Thursday so hit the gym and did a 3,2,1 workout. Over the week I’ve stuck to my plan and did:

  • Monday – AM gym workout, 5 minute warm up, 30 minutes strength – from Base Phase of Female Body Breakthrough, 15 minutes HIITs on treadmill
  • Tuesday – AM freestyle yoga and foam rolling for 15 minutes, PM gym workout 20 minutes HIITs on cardio machines, Body Pump
  • Wednesday – AM gym workout, 5k speed intervals treadmill, 30 minutes HIITs cardio machines.
  • Thursday – Anything goes workout! AM – Yoga for Runners 20 minutes, PM gym – 3,2,1 workout
  • Friday – AM gym workout, 5 minute warm up, 30 minutes strength – from Base Phase of Female Body Breakthrough, 15 minutes HIITs on bike

I was a bad blogger and totally forgot to take a pic of yesterdays breakfast which was such a shame as it was awesome – a chocolate coconut courgette smoothie! I know it sounds a bit gross but it was lush. Just a courgette blended up with hemp seeds, ground flax, raw cacao, water, ice, gums and stevia and topped with a lot of coconut. I’ll be making it again soon!

This morning after the gym I had a chocolate pear green smoothie:

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Still my favourite combo right now – kale, 1 large ripe pear, chocolate hemp protein powder, mesquite, spirulina, water, ice, gums and topped with raw chocolate hazelnut butter sauce, hazelnuts and bee pollen.

For dinners I have been making best use of what’s stashed in the freezer:

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Lentil and Root Veg Stew that I made last week and froze in portions with steamed savoy cabbage and millet.

Tonight I had some seitan from the freezer and made a pilaf type thing using a load of veggies from the fridge including garlic, leeks, courgette, carrot, asparagus and red cabbage along with some cooked millet all topped off with shoyu and nutritional yeast:

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This was delicious!

I’ve had some nice lunches including the usual big salads:

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Romaine, red cabbage, cucumber, carrot, olives, alfalfa sprouts, raw curried crackers, spicy roasted chickpeas and braggs: hits the spot! Plus warming soups:

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Spinach, white bean and barley soup topped with sprouted seeds.

Simple veggie broth topped with raw aubergine bacon:

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The salty cheesy aubergine tasted so good with this!

I’ve also been enjoying more figs and tahini…

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…obsessed!

I’m very much ready for the weekend, how about you guys? I’m going to be catching a coffee with the lovely Jess, seeing friends and family and taking advantage of the zero insertion fees on eBay by getting more clothes up to sell. I’m also looking forward to Halloween on Monday which I will mostly be celebrating all weekend by eating my body weight in pumpkin – I have two of them to roast up and I plan on making a nice curry with at least one of them!

Don’t forget – last chance to enter my giveaway for Kara Diary Free Coconut Milk and Clearspring Miso Soups – check it out!