Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #1


Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #1


Question a day 5 year journal uk

Well the New Year is as good an excuse as any to make a few changes! Rather than posting my usual weekly wrap up style posts on a Friday, I’m going to try blogging them on a Sunday under the heading of Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link. I think It would be nice to get to the end of 2014 with 52 Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link posts to look back on!
How has the first few days of 2014 been for you? As I was saying on Friday I feel pretty much back into the swing of things now. I’ve been really enjoying filling in my Q&A a day 5 year journal that I received as a gift from my Sister. You can get one from Amazon. I keep it on my desk to remind me to fill it in. It’s really fun to do and will be amazing to look back on.
It’s all been about getting back to my normal healthy meals this week. Some of my favourites have included…
Salad with lentils avocado beets and tahini dressingsalad with greens, lentils, beetroot, avocado and tahini dressing
Warm smoothie
My feed your face warm smoothie topped with pistachios and coconut 
Oats with pear gojis and walnutsporridge with pear, walnuts and goji berries
Venison steak with sweet potato wedges and roast brussel sprouts
venison steak with sweet potato wedges and roast brussels sprouts
Smoothie with kale and berries
smoothie with kale, mixed berries, vanilla whey protein powder, maca and a little ice topped with flaked almonds and dried cranberries
I’ve planned most of my meals for next week as it’s sure to be a busy one!



 Workouts this week:

  • Monday: Gym – 10 mins HIIT on each – cross trainer, step machine and bike, squats and chest presses with bar, plank, 45 mins
  • Tuesday: Circuit workout from Pinterest and Kettlebell exercises, 30 mins
  • Wednesday: Yoga Meltdown DVD Level 2, 30 mins
  • Thursday: 15 minute run
  • Friday: This kettlebell workout from You Tube, 20 mins
  • Saturday: 45 minute spin class
  • Sunday: Rest 

Short and sweet has been the name of the game this week! With the gym being closed over New Year I’ve been getting back into home workouts and I’m still enjoying my short outdoor runs which I hope to keep up once a week. I hadn’t planned to workout 6 days out of 7, but as the workouts where pretty short that has worked well. Plans for next week include my first Metafit class, wish me luck!


Zara coat accessorize bag

I’ll be honest, since New Years Day I have mostly been wearing yoga pants and a jumper while I’ve been working at home! I’m definitely ready to dress a bit more smartly when I’m back in the office next week. What I have loved wearing is my black coat from Zara with a big scarf to keep me warm, along with my new handbag from Accessorize. 


I’ve consciously been reducing my coffee down to one cup a day in the morning. I really savour it. What has made it easier during the day is having some alternatives to green tea, so I’ve been drinking rooibos with almond milk and then on an evening some Aveda tea. Also…

my nephews – just seeing them play and smile and giggle brings me a lot of joy // an afternoon with my best friend and her little girl // reading the goals of the guys that are participating in the Feeling Fabulous course // candle lit baths // quiet early mornings at my computer with coffee // Sherlock back on the BBC // feeling focused and motivated


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How has your week been? Are you feeling back into the swing of things? Tell me about an eat, move, wear, love or link!

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  1. Cat

    Venison, sweet potatoes and brussels? Well that is just my dream meal on a plate! Right now I’m loving my new diary, which I’m mainly using for gratitude and affirmations – it’s nice just to use a pen and paper (I was starting to think I’d forgotten how to write!)

    • Laura

      Haha, I’m similar, sometimes I miss having a written planner as well!

  2. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    Wow well done for the L2 yoga Laura! I spent most of it falling over haha! Hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend :)

  3. Pip

    Awesome post! And great idea to have something to look back on like this :)

    Currently loving – Buenos Aires! Super hot here but so so beautiful, feels like there is so much possibility ahead… And much food to try (albeit on a budget!)

    Move – a fair bit of running. Trying not to join a gym here as their pretty expensive. Went for my first run today, lots of parks nearby for me to learn my way round. And just found an awesome looking yoga class which seems a great way to meet people too!

    Have a great weekend, hope it isn’t too cold! ;)

    • Laura

      So glad that you are having a good time there, the running sounds great – so does the yoga!

  4. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    I had venison last week too and it was amazing! I’m back in the swing of things with my eating but I go back to work tomorrow – we shall see how that goes. Happy Sunday!

  5. Laura | Peaches and Greens

    Love this round-up! I had never heard of the Self Help Hipster before either, brilliant! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Laura

      I love her blog, enjoy!

  6. Maria @ runningcupcake

    Well done on the yoga. I looked at that on amazon but the reviews seemed to say it was not for beginners so I have ordered a gentler looking one!
    Love the idea of these posts too- it will be fab for you to look back on at the end of the year.

    • Laura

      Yeah it is pretty tough, definitely a few of the poses I have to give a miss!

  7. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    That salad looks so delicious. I’ve done yoga meltdown level 1 before and found that quite tough, so I can imagine level 2 is quite a workout!


    Love this post and such a good idea. Starting today, I’m back eating more fish and healthier options. Love my boyfriend and loving running in the rain here in Texas. I just got back from running in the rain in England and now feel like I can do anything. HA!

    Just bought some black knee high boots for my England trip and I felt so fashionable in them.

    • Laura

      Thanks Kristi! Running in the rain in Texas sounds quite amazing, it’s pretty stormy here now urgh! Boots sound lovely :-)

  9. Ffion

    Love this kind of post! This week my eats have taken a gradual turn from super unhealthy gorging of the chocolate boxes, to today getting back to cooking from scratch – and enjoying wholesome food again! I’m loving being back in Cardiff, and I’m loving getting back to blogging.

    • Laura

      I love that you are getting back to blogging! Definitely feels good to be on the healthy eats again!

  10. Yasmeen

    Your food looks lovely! Such a wonderful idea for a post, would be great to look back and see what’s changed or stayed the same. Good round up of the week.

    Move – I’m 21, trying to gain weight and I’ve just decided to start getting fit. I haven’t since school & it’s not a resolution, I just felt that this would be the perfect time, plus I felt ready.

    • Laura

      Thanks Yasmeen, I think I will enjoy writing these posts! Good for you trying to get fit, enjoy the journey!

  11. Lara

    Ooooh just google Metafit …. can’t wait to see what you think of it. Have fun :-)

    • Laura

      I’m slightly shitting myself ;-)

  12. Emma @ Stripes and Snapshots

    Wow looks like a good week, love the style of this post. I was back at work last Monday so I’m definitely back into the swing of things, although I’m away with work a lot for the next month, so my routine will be all over the place!

  13. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Love the journal! I’ve just bought myself one a s I think it’s a brilliant idea :) Like this style of post as well. I’m back into work move already sadly. And did my first spin class last week…oh boy was it tough!! Not fun at all haha.

  14. Jess

    Lots of lovely food shots in this post – I love your salad with greens, lentils, beetroot, avocado and tahini dressing, warm smoothie and green smoothie. I really want to try a warm smoothie but I’m still working up to the idea!

    Haha, I read that Geordie thing when it was first posted :) I never thought I’d picked up any of the dialect at all, but there were actually a few words that have slipped into my vocabulary without me even realising they were specific to this region (radgie, hoy – although I actually heard this first from my Scottish Great Aunt when she was alive, so I think it’s a Northern thing rather than just Geordie – gob, charva, get wrong and wazzock). Some of the others were completely unfamiliar to me though!

    I was struggling to stay moving at all on the ice this morning, then lost the will to live on the treadmill, then went back outside again in the late afternoon once the ice had cleared! I’m still trying to make a decent batch of coconut flour pancakes for breakfast, but no matter how hard I try they’re always too dry and crumbly. Grr.


    • Laura

      I’m hooked on those warm ones now, although they are a little less full of volume than the ones packed with ice and greens but they do the job! Hope you missed the rain earlier today, fingers crossed we don’t get any more ice, although I’m not too hopeful!

  15. Nixi

    Aaah i have that 5 year diary too! My sister also bought it for me for Christmas :) I find it so exciting and really look forward to writing in it so i hope i can keep it up! Funny that we’ll be answering the same questions every day!

  16. sonja@vesenmork

    love this new EMWLL set up! i think these are going to be my favourite posts of yours!



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