I love to see snow drops at this time of year! This week has been pretty good although our heating has decided to pack in which is a bit of a nightmare. At least it’s happened now and not in the depths of winter though! I have had a decent week of eats and exercise which has helped me feel more like myself…
As I said, I’ve been eating well, apart from some proper pregnancy sickness one morning that resulted in breakfast being a bag of Popchips! Other than that, I’ve had some tasty meals:
Banana scramble oatless porridge with pecans and maple syrup
Pumpkin porridge with full fat Greek yoghurt – I had a can of pumpkin that needed using up, no matter how unseasonal it felt!
Pumpkin pancakes that were a bit of a fail, but tasted good all the same
Fresh green juice with cucumber, celery, ginger and lemon and an organic pink lady apple
Lovely salad with rocket, kabocha squash, mixed quinoa, rice and chickpeas (from a Waitrose sachet) topped with tahini and sweet miso dressing
Spiralised courgette with home made roasted tomato and red pepper sauce mixed with lentils and topped with olives
Smoothie with spinach, mixed berries, hydrolysed collagen and greens powder topped with tahini and gojis
green smoothie with kale, celery, banana, vanilla grass fed whey and sunflower lecithin granules
Pumpernickel with cherry jam and tahini
Sweet potato and kale hash topped with a fried egg
Home made organic beef burger with sweet potato, broccoli and ketchup
Those have all been pretty simple and easy to make meals as time has been a little tight this week, but it just goes to show I can still eat well on reduced time if I plan! I’m still posting my weekly meal plan on the Facebook page each Sunday evening so check it out if you are looking for meal ideas or are just a bit nosy ;-) Not pictured above is the raw chocolate I’ve been having after dinner most nights and a treat of some Hagen Daaz Salted Caramel ice cream I had on Friday. It was heavenly!
Workouts this week:
- Monday – Yoga and some core work at home
- Tuesday – Rest
- Wednesday – Gym – being taught a new programme
- Thursday – Rest
- Friday – Gym – 10 mins cross trainer, 10 mins step machine, strength routine
- Saturday – Rest
- Sunday – Spin class
It would have been nice to do more yoga this week, although I have started to make an effort to do some yoga type stretching, even if it’s just for 5 minutes a day. The highlight of my workout week was being treated to a bit of a personal training session by one of the girls that works in the gym. I mentioned that I was pregnant and she offered to help me put together a plan. It was great and I feel like I learned loads, we’ve looked at how to keep my cardio interesting without tiring me too much and she showed me some new versions of the strength training exercises I would usually do so I can continue them throughout the pregnancy.
Shirt: Tu from Sainsbury’s, black jeggings: Primark, ankle boots: New Look
Jeggings have been doing a good job of stretching with my ever expanding pregnant belly. Slowly more of my wardrobe is becoming un wearable, plus I have this huge urge to have a massive clear out, part of my Spring Clean pledge at the start of the month I think. When I have time I’d like to really sort out all my clothes, get some on eBay and some to charity as well as putting some stuff into storage. I’m just sick of our bedroom being filled with clothes that I either can’t wear or don’t want to wear. Time for a good clear out!
I’ve been pinning loads of styles I like to my Style Pinterest board which probably doesn’t help the urge to chuck everything I own too!
We are putting our flat on the market next week! I’m super excited about making a move towards our new future. I just hope it sells ok, fingers crossed. I’m trying not to get ahead of myself, but I’ve already started looking at new properties in our price range and day dreaming about how I would decorate. Now we just need to get a new mortgage sorted! Also…
sunshine! // some great sessions with lovely clients // my Dad being a great supporter on my Facebook page // seeing myself in the mirror at the gym and looking ‘proper pregnant’ // salted caramel Hagen Daaz ice cream // early nights
- Is sugar evil? – check out the comments on this post, some great discussion!
- Running your own business and following your dreams – my story and tips
- Bean and Tahini Salad recipe
- 11 weeks pregnant – update and focus on nutrition
- 5 reasons to drink green smoothies – my post over at The High Tea Cast
- A lovely post about how Catherine from Crafty Chai is getting on doing the 12 weeks to Feeling Fabulous Course
Next week is going to be a busy and exciting one for me, I’m doing a training course for a few days and we have the 12 week scan!
How was your week? Have you ever had a personal training session? Anyone else feeling the urge to have a good clear out?
I am awake far too early on a Sunday, and now your delicious food pictures are making me hungry, especially for eggy porridge, mmmm! Exciting news about your flat :) get pinning home inspiration ideas!
I know, I’m so excited about the prospect of moving, I just hope our flat sells fast!
I think a clear out is a great plan. After loosing all the weight prior to pregnancy I found it quite upsetting things not fitting around the 16 week mark when I popped out! I tried all my clothes one weekend and may a drawer of stuff which was still good then bought a capsule preggie wardrobe, aside from a few wobbles I have refused to let myself feel upset by the weight, it worked well for me. As for food I was all about carbs for the first 24 weeks to get rid of sickness now I am finally back to craving normal fresh food and greens- thank goodness!
I’ve already been thinking about a capsule wardrobe and what I’ll need. I don’t want to spend a fortune on actually maternity wear apart from some jeans maybe, I’m trying to go with a transitional wardrobe now that I’ll be able to wear again while I’m loosing weight after the baby arrives. I did end up having my clear out, it was so refreshing!
My capsule wardrobe advice would be- jeans, leggings, a couple of smarter tops for work meetings also one maternity going out top or dress… I did get tshirts which I used in the sale, p,us non preggie maxis. Also you can get maternity tops which are suitable for breast feeding so double up. Finally supportive shoes like Birkenstocks are good when you are carrying extra weight
Great eats Laura! Is it wrong to now have a massive sweet potato craving?! How exciting on the big move plans!
If a craving for sweet potatoes is wrong then I don’t want to be right! ;-)
All your meals look so good here! I really want to try to make courguette spaghetti but the thought of trying to use a spiraliser is a bit terrifying. I’m moving flat soon and its been a great motivator to make me have a clear out – I feel like I’ve got rid of loads of crap but still have far too much stuff! x
Oh they are so easy to use, and quite fun ;-) An impending move is always a good motivator for a clear out!
Sunflower lecithin looks like an interesting supplement, I might have to look into that! Good luck with the scan :)
Oops it should have said soya lecithin, but essentially it does a similar thing, I read about it in the Better Baby Book written by that Bullet Proof Executive guy, it does should like a good supplement!
Good luck with the clear out, it can be so cathartic!
Thanks, I did it yesterday afternoon and it was wonderful!
Decorating a new set-up sounds exciting!
The courgette spaghetti dish looks tantalising…you have quite the eye/tastebuds(?) for getting a good mix of flavors going in one dish :) . For a moment I thought the pumpernickel was a brownie of sorts hahaa!
Ohhh Hagen Daaz! I had some kind of cookie-dough flavor when on a trip a few months back..so good!
Haha a brownie, now that would be amazing! Hagen Daaz is the best :-)
Lots of delicious looking food there!
Strangely, considering I am training to be a PT, I have never had a PT session. Maybe I should give it a try to see what others are like.
That would be interesting, I can imagine it would be useful to see how others approach it x
I always love every veggie dish you make – you’re still the salad Queen. I would absolutely love both the squash salad and the spiralized courgette/olive dish.
I’ve never had a PT session, but I would absolutely like one! I’m just too worried about risking the cost on someone I don’t necessarily trust. It’s fab that you’ve received some great advice about how to adapt your fitness regime to suit your pregnancy though :)
I’m intrigued by the sunflower lecithin too…silly question, but it is vegan, yes?
Thanks Jess, I do seem to be returning to a lot more vegan lunch options. The courgette one with the olives was really gorgeous.
Oops it should have said soya lecithin, but yes it’s vegan and I think it could be a super useful supplement as it contains choline which I think you only usually get from eggs
My week has been filled with sunshine and smiles so it’s been great! Although I have ended it with a sore (hangover) head but it was worth it! I know I am personal trainer but I have also had some personal training and I really enjoy it!
Ah that’s lovely! I wish we could have a little more sunshine up here! A sore head is always worth it as long as you had a good time :-)
The sunshine this weekend has been fab!
I love having a good clear out- our garage needs that next but I can’t do that on my own so we need to save it for a weekend when we are both free.
We have a little back garden bit that needs doing but I need James help for that too!
Love having a good clear out, it’s so satisfying!
I have recently joined a gym and had one last week as well as become a spin class addict – I never knew i could sweat so much… Enjoy see your baby on screen!
I do love a good clear out. You feel so refreshed and tidy afterwards!
That’s so cool about the personal trainer. Sounds very exciting and I’m interested in hearing more.
I’ve just finished with my personal trainer. It was all based on stuff I never do myself. Nothing cardio-based, all weight training and lifting bigger weights than I would dare on my own. But it’s given me so much more confidence in myself. And also how ridiculous people like Tracey Anderson is when she says “don’t lift heavier than 2lbs” or whatever it was she said.
Hi Laura! Thanks so much for the link to my blog! It made me beam with pride :) I am really enjoying the course and despite my hated of cooking, I am loving trying your recipes. Thanks for the inspiration!
Everything looks super yum – especially your rocket salad! Can’t wait to see you in May, and little bump, too!