Hello guys, how you all doing? Hope your week has been a good one. Mine has been mixed, lots of great things (see Love List coming up) but I’ve also been feeling a bit flat at times. Maybe it’s just the incessant bloody snow that is everywhere right now. Its about a foot deep where I live but I have to say my little car is a trooper and only got stuck once!

On Monday James and I went to a gig…

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One of James goals this year is to see a gig every month. January’s gig was Passenger at The Cluny. If you like folky rock with humour check him out! If you are feeling a bit angst ridden ‘I Hate’ is a great track.

I tried to try and dress nicely for the gig:

Photo 21-01-2013 17 41 36OOTD: scarf: Topshop, cardigan: Asda, patterned dress: Urban Outfitters, belt: Dorothy Perkins, crystal necklace: Monsoon, black riding boots: Dune

However I managed to slip on my backside while clearing the car. I should have worn my wellies! Food has been lovely this week, I’ve been fairly well prepared for meals and after a few weeks of going nut butter cold turkey I’ve felt ok to bring it back in without the urge to eat an entire tub in one sitting:

PicMonkey CollageCoconut flour breakfast cake with tahini and apple, cranberry, orange and coconut smoothie, coconut flour muffins topped with greek yoghurt and almond butter, simple cauliflower soup with tahini, red pepper and coconut flour muffins, spinach with cucumber, salmon, olives and balsamic, sweet potato with almond butter and coconut milk, goats cheese and red onion omelette, salad with goats cheese and beetroot

I’ve also had a little stevia again, but I’ve found that the amounts I had been using where massively too sweet, and meals where I had once used it in, such as smoothies, are sweet enough without it. Oh and I also had an amazing burger with bacon and cheese before the gig, the lighting was bad so no pic but it was amazing!

The snow has had an impact on my workouts as I did not think it was worth trekking to the gym at 7am so I’ve been doing some home workouts instead:

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  • Saturday and Sunday – REST (apart from digging snow!)
  • Monday – Kettle bell inspired home workout
  • Tuesday – MTV Yoga DVD
  • Wednesday – home strength workout – upper body
  • Thursday – Yoga for runners podcast
  • Friday – Gym workout – lower body strength + 15 minutes cardio

I’ve taken a week off the LiveFit trainer programme but I should be back on my amended version of it next week fingers crossed!

On the Love List this week….

I was sent this video by blog reader Joy and I love it! She knows me so well, feeling better about my daily blended coffee habit! Also…

There has been some amazing posts from bloggers this week which have really made me think – How Blogging Influences my Life from Katie and Facing Failing Health as a Vegan from Sayward, as well as the Purely Twins posts on their continuing journey to heal their gut. I have to admit I found Saywards tough reading for a lot of reasons, but her conviction is inspiring // full fat coconut milk // almond butter // coconut milk and almond butter together ;-) // this post from Gala about bloggers and our worth // my sister texting me the most adorable pictures of my Nephews // my utterly amazing health coaching clients, and feeling like I was born to do this // getting some of my personal finances sorted and the weight off my shoulders

In case you missed it:

Last chance to enter the Get Fit, Feel Epic competition! Get you entries in now for a chance to win a set of body fat measuring scales and a fit bit activity tracker!

The winner of the Big Trampoline GIVEAWAY is…

trampoline winner

Stacie! Congrats Stacie, let me know your details and I’ll make arrangements for your prize to be sent out!

Well there I was saying that I had felt a little flat, not any more! This is exactly the reason I write that weekly love list :-) What’s on your Love List this week? How do you cheer yourself up when you feel a little flat?