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!
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.
Oatless porridge (made with two eggs, pumpkin, almond milk) topped with almond butter and coconut shreds
green smoothie with spinach, kale, pineapple, vanilla grass fed whey protein powder topped with cacao nibs and coconut shreds
Blueberry coconut flour bake topped with almond butter
Salmon, half a sweet potato, lots of roast brussels sprouts
Slow 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!
- 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!
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:
Dress from the Oasis sale
scarf 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:
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.
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
- KHGS was featured on Grazia Daily as one of their Top 6 Favourite Healthy Foodies! I was gobsmacked, especially seeing myself alongside the other blogs they picked!
- The blog was also featured on The Good Web Guide Best Fitness Blogs for Girls and has been selected as one of Sainsbury’s favourite food blogs
- Win £60 to spend at Zalando!
- 10 ways to be healthier and happier in 2014
- Kick off 2014 with a #LivLifePledge! – I’d like to go to Yoga Retreat – Don’t forget to share your pledges on the LivLife Facebook page!
- Gorgeous recipe for Thai Green Chickpea, Squash and Roasted Cauliflower
- Top FREE healthy living resources from across the web
- While I prepared dinner last week I watched I listened to Gala Darling sharing her ways to Make Magic in 2014
- I really enjoyed this post from Ffion about Giving up the Guilt when it comes to finding what’s right for you
How has your week been? Have you tried Metafit? Have you tried meditating?