…and don’t I know it! I would be lost without my Sundays, and the one just gone especially as I took it as an opportunity to get myself organised and raring to go for the first proper week of 2014! Today’s WIAW is from last Sunday which despite being productive and organised, was spent entirely in PJs. Never a bad thing in my opinion.
I was up pretty early so left James in bed to have a lie in. After some warm water with lemon I made a cup of organic coffee with unsweetened almond milk. I’m sticking to just one cup of regular coffee a day and that’s working really well for me at the moment. For breakfast I made an amazing microwavable coconut flour bake for breakfast:
I shared the recipe for this in my newsletter, but I decided the recipe was too good to just keep to myself so shared it on Facebook last night as well! It’s so easy to make – just 2 tbsp coconut flour, 2 tbsp milk (I used almond milk), 1 egg, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Mix together, add your add ins (I used frozen raspberries here) pour into an oiled bowl or two ramekins and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Voila! I also added tahini on top of mine, delish!
I spent the morning working and getting extremely frustrated with Pages on my iMac. I eventually took a break from work to make a big pan of lentil soup. I had a bowl for lunch:
I’m going to blog the recipe for this soon as it’s no ordinary lentil soup! As well as that bowl I had the little bit that was left after I’d portioned it out into freezer bags ready for lunches this week. I got back to work in the afternoon but tied up all my tasks by 3pm so could start getting organised for the week ahead. I snacked on a bowl of frozen raspberries with some sheep milk yoghurt as a snack:
A little later I made myself a rooibos tea with almond milk and treated myself to a miniature Green and Blacks dark chocolate:
I then set about roasting a Freedom Food whole chicken and making some healthy muffins for snacks for the week. Dinner was some of that chicken with roast kabocha squash and brussels sprouts:
After that I tried one of the muffins I’d made:
The recipe for these is basically the recipe for the microwave bake above, tripled, and then baked at 180 in the oven for 30 minutes. I got 9 mini muffins out of the mix. So much yum!
A little later I was still hungry so had a sliced pink lady with peanut butter. One of the best snacks ever! After that I set out an outfit for the office the next day and prepped my gym kit for Monday mornings workout. I also did the first guided meditation from the Headspace app. It was awesome, although I did almost fall asleep while watching Sherlock!
So that was my Sunday. It feels really good to be getting back to normality with my eats after the holidays. I did weigh myself on Monday morning and it was what I expected, i.e. not great, I’m definitely over the point where I feel my best. The weigh in just confirmed it really. However I’m not stressing it as I know that a few weeks of dialling up the healthiness and keeping a closer eye on how much I eat and I’ll be fine. I’ve lost weight before and I feel very well equipped to deal with it now, and in a much better way than I’ve approached it in the past. I could write a whole blog post on all of that so I shall save my thoughts for then!
How was your Sunday? Do you ever have days you spend entirely in PJs? Did you make any special effort to get organised for the first full week of 2014?
Haha! I’ve blogged virtually the same thing. I love Sundays for getting prepped for the week and having some downtime and relaxation too. :-)
Great day of eats Laura! Spending a day in pjs is never a bad thing, especially on a Sunday when there is so much to organise!
I feel like a naughty nun compared to you!!! I suppose that I’m just looking for pictures of your martinis. Or your really clean liver. :)
Oh Nicole you should have seen me knocking back the cocktails and red wine in December! ;-)
This made me laugh so hard! :)
That’s so funny I actually did fall asleep watching Sherlock! For shame. Caught up though ;) Love that muffin recipe, simple and awesome ingredients!
Haha, glad you caught up! Yes isn’t it awesome, so easy to make :-)
I love to spend a day in PJs. Especially if it includes a cup of tea and a good book at the end ;) And how good does this lentil soup look! Totally like something I would love to have today to warm me up. Sadly I didn’t think of bringing any lentils and the big shopping trip is on tomorrows to do list, but I’ll definitely treat myself to some kind of soup this evening.
Hope you enjoyed your soup! It is perfect for this time of year :-)
Ahhh I love roast chicken with squash. I usually have it with BBQ sauce because I’m an addict ;-)
Usually I’ll get out of my PJs and then shower, then get into clean PJs or ‘mooching clothes’ if I know I’m not going out anywhere. It’s heavenly! Though I do have to put normal clothes on to walk Alfie at some point unfortunately.
I adore Sundays. I used to hate them when I was younger and going to school because it meant the weekend was coming to an end, but now I really love getting back into a normal routine. And yes, I spend a good chunk of time working on a plan for the upcoming week — I honestly don’t think I’d be able to function without my planners and to-do lists!
PS – PJs are the love of my life. If I’m at home, I’m wearing them :mrgreen:
I seriously don’t think I could function without using Evernote to plan!
I used to hate the emptiness of Sundays but now I love the chance to relax and get prepped for the week ahead.
Sounds like you’re dealing with the New Year and new start really well. I love your dial-it-up approach!
Thanks Emma, I was just saying to someone on Twitter last night that it’s very hard not to get pulled into the diet black hole in January, but Dialling it up really helps me :-)
I love the idea of apple and peanut butter. Must try that for a work snack though I would have to decant into a smaller tub otherwise I would eat the whole tub of peanut butter!
Haha, yes I do have to be good and use my measuring spoons!
I love spending entire days in pj’s. I basically lived in my pj’s in my early 20s :) I would still be doing that if Geert wasn’t around nagging about how i should shower and dress. boo. everynow and then I do say stuf it’ and enjoy a good old pj’s day :)
Laughing hard at that one, just the same situation going on here ;-)
All this food looks so good! I love days spent in PJs – I definitely don’t have enough of them! x
That bake looks fab- and so easy too. I never got on well with coconut flour before but perhaps I should try it again- I keep seeing lovely recipes for it.
I hate spending all day in my PJ’s- no idea why- I think I get cold or something. I like putting them on after dinner in the evening! But I do like chilled out days where you potter about and get things organised.
It is a bit funny, my Mam really doesn’t like the stuff I make with coconut flour as she finds it too moist, although thats what I like about it. I think once you get the hand of it though it’s a great flour to use :-)
Apples and PB is my favorite snack.
This year, I’ve tried both kabocha squash and brussel sprouts and like them both! Whoa!
Also, I love that your snack is mostly berries with yogurt on top rather than the other way around. :)
I love pyjama days, I usually have days where I get changed to go out or work out but as I soon as I get back home they are straight back on haha! I have a huge craving for kabocha now!
Any non-running non-working day for me ends up with me staying in my PJs and feeling super snuggly all day! Those days are the best! :)
I love the pretty fabric you have underneath your dishes. Are they all teatowels?