I have to just say a massive thank you for all the comments on yesterday’s post. I feel completely overwhelmed by the support from you guys that commented! Thank you also for sharing your own thoughts too, I know that I found it very interesting to read your perspectives and going by the comments so did other readers. I always feel better after writing one of those posts and getting all my thoughts out of my head!
I started off this week feeling a bit out of sorts. I think it was due to having so much going on over the last couple of weeks, I had kind of lost my groove. On Wednesday I tried to have some quiet time to re calibrate and get my head back in the game and thankfully I know feel so much more myself!
Food wise I was struggling with craving lots of not so good for me foods (mainly chocolate!) I thought about my favourite healthier foods instead, and made some really tasty meals, for example this black bean mexican scramble:
After the mexican bowl I made at the weekend I’ve been loving those spicy flavours. I fried up a red onion and red pepper then scrambled in a couple of eggs and added some black beans and leftover taco seasoning. Piled on top of some crispy lettuce and topped off with half an avocado it was just delicious! I don’t know what it is but I love this kind of food late summer, it just feels perfect for the time of year.
I also enjoyed using my brand new smoothie cup by filling it with a strawberry and peanut butter smoothie:
I just blended up frozen smoothies with peanut butter and unsweetened almond milk. You can get the smoothie cup from Firebox, it’s so handy for drinking smoothies while I’m faffing on the computer!
I also had one of my favourite food combinations a couple of times: sweet potato and almond butter:
With some roast chicken and broccoli. I also made my sweet potato pancakes again:
Each pancake spread with almond butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, mmm!
At the weekend I made up a nice big bowl of lentil and feta salad, and after seeing Emma’s recipe for Peach, Courgette and Walnut Salad, I threw in a sliced peach to jazz it up:
I love how adding some fruit to a salad can take it to a whole different level!
Workouts this week…
- Weekend: Rest
- Monday: Gym – Men’s Fitness Dumbbell Workout
- Tuesday: 20 minute weight loss yoga workout via You Tube
- Wednesday: Gym – 5 minutes warm up, then 10 minutes of sprint / walk intervals on the treadmill // barbell workout – squats, chest press, lunges, dead lifts // 10 minutes rowing machine
- Thursday: Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown Level 1 via You Tube
- Friday: Gym – Men’s Fitness Dumbbell Workout
It feels good to have done a pretty solid week of workouts. I think part of that out of sorts feeling I had was connected to feeling a bit lazy and de motivated with exercise. I know that when I do it I feel so much better, so focusing on that has helped me regain some routine this week.
On the Love List…
I was chuffed to bits when I found a big stash of Libby’s tinned pumpkin reduced in Aldi. If you aren’t familiar with tinned pumpkin (it’s a lot more popular in the US) it’s just a great ingredient for health baking amongst other things. I had heard that some Aldi had them in via other bloggers, so I did keep an eye out. I bought 8 cans of the stuff and I still have some leftover from last year so expect a lot of pumpkin recipes coming up soon! Also…
KHGS being named as one of the Top 10 Health Blogs in the UK with Cision PR for the second time running! // these well funny Jennifer Lawrence quotes // that late summer feeling in the air // planning our Berlin trip // kisses goodbye from my Nephews // a big grocery shop, including a trip to the farm shop, to fill my kitchen // vanilla yoghurt and peach ice lollies // scented candles that smell of figs and plums // plaiting my hair
In case you missed it:
- The second part of my interview with Gok
- I blogged a recipe I’m really proud of: Baked Berry Oatmeal!
- Wearing converse style trainers for workouts
- My wordy post with an update on how things are with me right now
Buying that pumpkin reminded me how funny I am with different foods at different times of year. It might be a little strange but I can’t imagine eating pumpkin before the 1st September when, at least to me, it’s sufficiently autumn time. Same goes with foods like brussel sprouts, squash, gingerbread and cranberries which are very much autumn / winter foods to me too! Anyone else the same?