Well what a week it has been! It started with our flat going on the market, then getting our boiler fixed, my 3 day intensive CBT training course, our 12 week scan and starting a brand new community project. I’m just glad I’ve been able to take a breath over the weekend. I made those super easy cookies for the new community group I’m working with on a Friday afternoon. They loved them!
My eating is definitely becoming more normal after pregnancy aversions, here’s some of the highlights…
salad with butternut squash, feta, pumpkin seeds and balsamic
green smoothie with spinach, banana and peanut flour
a post 12 week scan treat from Marks and Spencer – Beef Noodle Stir Fry
chia pudding with coconut
warm raspberries with 2% yoghurt and flaked almonds
chocolate cherry green smoothie made with spinach, frozen cherries, cocoa powder, collagen and soya lecithin
coconut flour pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake with tahini
Delicious vegetable korma made with korma paste, coconut milk, new potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower topped with coconut
Yesterday I decided to get a bit experimental and make some nut butter! I used my mini chopper and it worked brilliantly, I created this macadamia almond butter in less than 2 minutes! I have this mini chopper and blender and would highly recommend it. I think I’ll be making my raw nutella again next!
Once I’d made that I thought I would make some raw chocolate nut butter cups using coconut oil, raw cacao and coconut sugar:
I added some cacao nibs for crunch, these are so good!
As I’ve been on that CBT course most of the week I had the temptation of the collage canteen to content with so there has been a couple of Costa hot chocolates and the most wonderful cheese savoury sandwich. I had such a craving for one and it was delicious!
Workouts this week:
- Monday – Rest
- Tuesday – Yoga – a 20 minute Yogaglo prenatal workout
- Wednesday – Gym (yey!) 10 minutes cross trainer, 10 minutes cross trainer, strength routine
- Thursday – Yoga – just me doing my own thing
- Friday – Yoga and some strength / core work – just doing my own thing again. I do push ups and tricep dips on the arm of the sofa, standing lunges with some yoga stretching as well
- Saturday – Rest
- Sunday – Spin
I was so chuffed to get to the gym early on Wednesday! I had planned to do the same thing on Friday but I was feeling a bit nauseous so did my home routine instead. Right now I’m really happy to just do what I can. My aim is to move a bit, even if that is just a walk for 5 minutes each day.
scarf: Vero Moda, loose fitting grey tee: Monki, jeggings: Tu at Sainsbury’s, suede booties: Primark
army style jacket: Next, floral top: very, very, very old Topshop, jeggings: Tu at Sainsbury’s, brown boots: New Look
I’ve been living in jeggings this week, with my expanding bump they are so comfortable! I was super chuffed to wear that floral top for Topshop. I’d bought this over 7 years ago! I can remember it being too tight on the arms, and the way it is gathered at the bust made me look pregnant, haha well I guess that doesn’t matter anymore eh! The arms fit as well now :-) I’m so glad I kept it all those years as I love the print.
As well as seeing our baby on the 12 week scan, after I’d posted on Sunday I went into crazy de clutter mode, I had the most ruthless clear out of my wardrobe ever! I filled 7 bags with clothes, shoes, bags and jewellery. Some went to the charity shop and I have a bag full I’d like to try and eBay. My bedroom now feels so much more spacious and I can open the wardrobe without bags falling on me. It has also made getting dressed each morning so much easier. Also…
Visiting the posh hotel where the finale of one of my projects will be taking place, and tasting the alternative afternoon tea we have created! // seeing the flat on Rightmove // really great sessions with health coaching clients // staying sane when I felt like I was going to crack up due to overwhelm at the start of the week // James being so supportive // home made pork crackling // chinese 5 spice gammon // deciding that I need an ice cream maker! // learning a lot of new skills, but also being reassured I’ve been doing a lot of good work in my CBT course
- Introducing eBay Collections
- Easy Spelt Scones with Total Greek Yoghurt recipe
- Why food and exercise is only half the answer – my thoughts on the importance of considering a healthy mindset for health, wellbeing and weight loss
- Natural and organic beauty and lifestyle updates
- 12 weeks pregnant: our scan and 1st trimester style
- These cool Kilner jars with handles
- Thai chia pudding from Feed Me Phoebe
So yes, this has been a pretty intense week and I have to admit I’ve been happy to reach the weekend and feel like I have some headspace! Seeing the baby was just the best thing ever though, I feel like I’ve been walking on air ever since :-) It’s also been great to have such a ruthless clear out, and discover some old favourite clothes that I can actually wear!
How has your week been? What’s the oldest item of clothing you own? Have you tried making nut butter yourself?