Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #2

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I’ve been a green smoothie addict this week, they just seem to be hitting the spot! I think it’s my body readjusting itself after Christmas and that’s fine by me, although Christmas and New Year seems like a distant memory. I am pleased that I’ve managed to avoid the slight downer I sometimes get at this time of year. Maybe it’s the green smoothies, the good workouts or the nice things that have happened this week, more on that in a mo!

Eat

I’m quite pleased that I’ve found a good groove with things this week, I start the day with my warm water and lemon, then I have one cup of organic coffee before I switch to green tea or my current favourite, rooibos with almond milk. Breakfasts have been smoothies, eggs, coconut flour bakes or porridge, salad or soup for lunch, smoothie or coconut flour muffin for snacks and then some good quality meat or fish with veggies for dinner. 

P1160379Oatless porridge (made with two eggs, pumpkin, almond milk) topped with almond butter and coconut shreds

P1160485green smoothie with spinach, kale, pineapple, vanilla grass fed whey protein powder topped with cacao nibs and coconut shreds

P1160352Blueberry coconut flour bake topped with almond butter

P1160356Salmon, half a sweet potato, lots of roast brussels sprouts

P1160448Slow cooked organic beef stew with steamed broccoli

Yesterday we went out to town to meet James Sister, Dad, and his wife for a meal as we hadn’t got together over the Christmas period. We went to an Italian and I had a big bowl of arrabiatta pasta, which was delicious but made me feel soooo yuck afterwards. The menu was pretty limited and I was feeling quite cold, so a salad wouldn’t have been great. At least I enjoyed it while I ate it though!

Oh, and a quick FYI, I’ve had a few people ask me about ideas for meal planning and what I have so I’m going to start sharing my meal plan for the coming week on Facebook each Sunday evening. If that kind of thing interests you then stop by and say hello!

Move

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  • Monday – Gym – 3,2,1 workout
  • Tuesday – 15 minute intermediate workout from the Yoga Studio app
  • Wednesday – Gym – 3,2,1 workout
  • Thursday – 20 minute run
  • Friday – Metafit class
  • Saturday – Rest
  • Sunday – Spin class

It’s been great to have such an active week! Metafit was awesome. I thought I was going to puke at the end of it, but in a good way if that is such a thing! If you’ve never heard of it, basically its a short intense workout packed with bodyweight exercises that are designed to get your heart rate to the max! I actually surprised myself, I think I’m fitter than I give myself credit for. Big thanks to Ray for encouraging me to go with her! 

Wear

I’ve had a strange week with clothes, I’m not feeling 100% comfortable at the moment and I’ve found that all I’ve wanted to do is hide in leggings and giant jumpers. I’m glad that I took this pic as I needed reminding that I haven’t transformed in a whale:

IMG 7844Dress from the Oasis sale 

IMG 7924scarf H&M, biker jacket: Warehouse, jumper: Primark, bag: Accessorize, unseen vintage dress

James took that picture of me yesterday, it was bloody freezing! I did get excited when I saw the epic amount of workout clothes in Primark:

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Lots of pink! I got a pair of black yoga style pants for £5, they feel reasonable quality and as far as I’m concerned a women can never have too many pairs of black yoga style pants! I’m planning a post on affordable workout gear soon so watch out for that.

Love

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Last Sunday I started the Take 10 programme using the Headspace app. Stress is something I have to be aware of and I’ve wanted to try meditation for a long time but it has never stuck. I find that guided meditations work well for me so I’ll be trying out more apps in the coming weeks. I am feeling more zen like from my daily 10 minutes of relaxing! Also…

Seeing some lovely things written about the blog this week (more on that in a moment!) // the amazing community going on at the 12 Weeks to Feeling Fabulous and Super Conscious Living Programme Facebook pages // reminiscing about last summer and planning the summer we have coming up // looking through old vinyls in charity shops // having the best coffee with mini milk bottle at Pink Lane Coffee

Links

How has your week been? Have you tried Metafit? Have you tried meditating?

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23 Comments

  1. Maria @ runningcupcake

    Wow well done on all those website links :)
    That metafit class sounds tough, but in a good way. If I really push myself at parkrun then I feel a bit like I will be sick once I stop and cross the finish line, but it only lasts a minute and then I spend the rest of the day feeling great, so it must be worth it!

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    • Laura

      Haha, yes that was just the feeling! I think feeling a little sick must just show you’ve pushed outside your comfort zone!

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  2. Georgia

    I liked the way you laid out this post! I like the look of the Primark yoga pants – I recently bought some from Sweaty Betty and while I love them I kind of think often you can’t go wrong with a cheaper option :S If only I had a Primark near me!

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  3. Christina

    Wow so many things to be proud of it, it’s all so exciting. I love the sound of Metafit! I think I’ll have to investigate whether there’s anything similar happening in Brighton.

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  4. catherine

    Fab post! Your food looks so tempting and good.
    I like your brown boots and socks combo, reminded me I must dig out my long socks!
    I hit up Primark yesterday, it was a bra fest, I got a great £5 sports bra, so comfy!
    Well done on being included on all those sites, you deserve it!

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    • Laura

      Thanks Catherine :-) You’ll have to tell me what the £5 sports bra is like, I might have to go back for one!

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  5. Lara

    I do like they way you styled the dress from the Oasis sale, you look fab in it :-)

    Funny you mention your attraction to green smoothies at the moment, I’m craving healthier foods this month too; even bought some dates and cashews to top up my cupboard store to make coco-nut-date ball thingies, I was talking to mom about them and then couldn’t get them out my head!

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    • Laura

      Thanks Lara :-) Just read your post with the fruit and nut balls, they looked gorgeous!

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  6. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    I’m on the look out for some new fitness wear at the moment and always think of TK Maxx for affordable clothes, but never really thought of Primark. You can’t go wrong with £5 for yoga pants. :-)

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    • Laura

      I was looking in TK Maxx as well – completely agree! I’m going to do a post on cheap workout clothes as I’ve spotted loads recently!

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  7. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    I’ve never heard of Metafit, have to read up on it. I’ve been doing Insanity, it’s max interval training so a bit similar I guess. I love meditating, but I haven’t done it in ages. Need to get back into it.

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  8. Tamzin

    I’ve had a good week, love all the food and you look gorgeous in that dress x x

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  9. sonja@vesenmork

    those two pics of you are so lovely! gorgeous dress and I like the boots!
    congrats on getting all those nominations, the blog really deserves it!

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    • Laura

      Oh thank you so much Sonja!

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  10. Judy@Mommy Today Magazine

    That’s some healthy and delicious looking food. I had so (too) much unhealthy food in December that when Christmas Day around I just wanted it to be over and done with. I spent Christmas Eve in the gym and started my new years resolutions early. Love the concept of Metafit. Is this the same as Curves?

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    • Laura

      Good for you! I think Metafit might be a little more intense than Curves although I’ve just had to Google it as I have not come across it before!

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  11. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    You look lovely on those pictures! You have such a great sense of style :) love the boots and socks.
    And I do love Primark… I got my first sportsbra there for £4! Bargain. Probablynot the best for running though…

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  12. LilyLipstick

    Congratulations on being featured on Grazia Daily! I didn’t know Primark did sports wear – definitely need to have a look next time I brave the Oxford Street store! x

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  13. Jess

    I do like Metafit a lot – it’s hard on my knees, so I tend to do it if I miss an Attack class or if the weather means I’ve been stuck on a treadmill, so I have less cumulative impact going on for the week. Which one did you do? I’ve found they do vary in difficulty quite a lot – Caught in the Rip and Chicken Loop are the hardest ones for me, whereas Touching the Wall and Big Wave are easier. Everything else sits somewhere in the middle ;) I’m more Metafit than Meditation, in the sense that I’d rather pound out my stress and anger than try to calm myself down and/or focus for any length of time!

    xxx

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    • Laura

      Ohh I never knew they had different workouts with names! Now I’m intrigued. I would try and describe the moves we did but I can’t remember half of them. Can you believe I was the only newbie in the class? I thought it would have been full of January joiners. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing ;-)

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  14. Ffion

    So much yumnmy food! Thanks for the link to my blog, glad you enjoyed it!

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  15. Emma @ Stripes and Snapshots

    I’ve never heard of metafit, sounds really interesting though especially given the results it claims to achieve!

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