Finding my home work out mojo and feeding the hunger monster


Finding my home work out mojo and feeding the hunger monster


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I have been such a snack monster this week. Just as I was saying on Wednesday, I know it’s something that comes with this time of year so I’m trying to go with it and not stress, however I have had to get firm with myself when I feel like snacking later in the evening, that never ends well. I hate going to bed feeling stuffed to the gills!

I’ve been snacking away on my Graze boxes:

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Black pepper pistachios, these are starting to become my favourite nut! I’ve also been loving these Nakd bits I was sent to review:


Fabulous, but in nibble bites like that, pretty dangerous. I could have easily polished off the bag in one sitting!

Luckily, to counteract some of that snackiness, my workouts have been excellent.

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I’m super chuffed that I’ve busted through the mental block I had seemed to have had when it comes to working out at home. I did a Freelectics workout, and even though I did modifications I was nearly dead at the end of it! Yesterday I also did the 30 Day Shred Level 2 DVD. I think my working out at home issue is because we only have one big room in our little one bed flat, which also includes my desk, and recently when I’ve tried to workout in the living room, I’ve just wanted to crack on with work instead! However, I just needed to have a firm word with myself and bingo, workout done! I’ve also been hitting the gym:

Workouts this week

  • Saturday + Sunday: Rest / Hungover!
  • Monday: Gym 3,2,1 style workout
  • Tuesday: Freelectics workout
  • Wednesday: Gym 3,2,1, style workout
  • Thursday: 30 Day Shred Level 2
  • Friday: Rest 

After the gym I’ve been back on the green smoothies, although I made the stupid mistake of adding ice to this one:

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I was freezing again, lesson learned. I’ve also been having more Winter Superfood Salads like the one I posted yesterday:


This was greens, persimmon, maple salted nuts, feta, frozen pomegranate arils and balsamic vinegar. FYI, freezing the pomegranate arils was such a great idea. I often see them on offer, so getting a couple together, de seeding them and then freezing them so you can add a few arils to salads as and when, is so handy!

On the Love List this week…

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Is there any better Christmas film than Elf? Well maybe Scrooged with Bill Murray which has also been watched this week. On Sunday I had spent a Christmassy afternoon wrapping gifts and watching Elf. I’m planning another Sunday afternoon like that this coming weekend! Also…

swede chips with ketchup // doing the tarot cards with the girls at work // beautiful sunrises // getting some really great nights sleep (although I did have a crap night’s sleep after them!) // Skype call with the lovely Dannii from Hungry Healthy Happy // sencha green tea // generally planning for Christmas, next week is my favourite week of the year!

In case you missed it:

What’s on your Love List this week? Do you have a favourite Christmas film? How do you get your workout mojo back?

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  1. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    I think I love all Christmas films if I’m honest – it’s just this time if year I love it! We are bug fans of pistachios in my house too and the different flavours are great.

    • Laura

      It is lovely to sit down and watch a good film, I think the dark nights make it even more appealing!

  2. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    I love Elf, I like the Nightmare before Christmas too. I’ve never thought to freeze pomegranate seeds, sounds like a good idea. Have a good weekend!

    • Laura

      Oh yes of course the Nightmare Before Christmas I had forgot about that one! Hope you’ve had a good weekend :-)

  3. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    I love all the Christmas films and songs, they just make me feel so cosy! James is already hearing ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ every five minutes haha!
    Those Nakd bags look yummy, very addictive I bet :)

    • Laura

      I love driving home for Christmas! Great Christmas song :-)

  4. Tamzin

    Home Alone is the my all time favourite it never fails to have me laughing out load, love it! I also love those nakd bits I do buy a bag and eat the lot though!

    • Laura

      So glad you mentioned home alone, I had completely forgotten about that!

    • Laura

      Yes I think it’s quite a good mantra to remember!

  5. Maria @ runningcupcake

    My favourite Christmas films are The Snowman, and then Home Alone.
    Love the idea of freezing the pomegranate bits too :)

    • Laura

      I’m glad a couple of you have mentioned Home Alone, I had forgotten about that one!

  6. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    I do like Elf but I think my favourite Christmas film is Home Alone 2…or I do like the Muppets…or Love Actually. I guess I enjoy a few hehe.
    Those nakd things are amazing aren’t they? I have to count myself out a few and then put them away again because, like you said, I could easily eat the entire bag. They taste very naughty but they’re actually not too bad (not the whole bag at once though haha).

    • Laura

      I like Home Alone 2 better than the first, definitely need to get that watched!

  7. Emma @ Stripes and Snapshots

    My favourite Christmassy films are Love Actually and Serendipity. I like in a top floor flat without carpet so really worried about doing at home work outs as so many of them are jumpy and I don’t want to annoy the neighbours downstairs!!!

  8. Wanda Einfeldt

    I love how you keep saying “I have (had) to be firm with myself”. I often have to say that to myself during the holidays. Self-talk works! :)


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