Happy Sunday! If you’re in the UK I hope you aren’t missing that hour we’ve lost too much this morning. I could have done with the extra hour sleep to be honest! Happy Mothers Day to all the lovely Mums out there (and Mums to be too of course!) I’ve had a busy but productive week with many hours spent at my desk pictured above. I’m actually glad that I have my desk in the living room, even if we did have a spare room I don’t think I’d want to have it some where separate anyway as having it like this means James and I can both be working on things but still together in the same room which is nice.
I’ve had a nice mix of healthy foods with a few treats this week, my favourite meals including…
custard porridge made with jumbo oats and mixed berries topped with coyo coconut yoghurt
Sweet potato porridge with a dollop of home made macadamia almond butter
sweet potato pancakes with tahini
strawberries and blueberries with coyo
two eggs scrambled in ghee with strawberries and almond butter
tinned mackerel in olive oil with beetroot, peppers, spinach and balsamic
honey soy glazed gammon with brown rice noodles and spring greens
sweet potato and kale hash topped with a fried egg
frozen blueberries blended with pouring yoghurt topped with coconut and cacao nibs
On Friday I was rushing about between meetings but it was so cold and wet I just needed soup! I ended up in Cafe Nero with some of their tomato and basil soup which was delicious, and a pepper mint tea to go:
Treat of the week has to be this caramel sea salt dark chocolate Lindt, yum!
For my community session on Friday I made a double batch of wholemeal carrot, date and walnut muffins:
The recipe is on my Facebook page and will also be in the Uniquely Healthy Newsletter due out next week!
Workouts this week
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: Rest
- Wednesday: Gym – 20 minutes cardio on cross trainer and step machine, 20 mins strength training
- Thursday: 30 minute pregnancy yoga workout from YogaGlo
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Gym – 20 minutes cardio on cross trainer and step machine, 20 mins strength training
- Sunday: 30 minute pregnancy power yoga from Kristen McGee App
At the start of the week I got some new workout wear! The grey pants are loose fitting at the waist from Primark and the pink vest is just a plain cheap vest from Sainsbury’s. I teamed it up with a fine fabric loose fitting black vest I bought ages ago from H&M. I feel so much better working out in clothing that fits better and looks more flattering. I haven’t gone to spin today because I’m making lunch for my Mam for Mothers Day, but generally I’m thinking about leaving my Sunday spin class and just focusing on the gym, yoga and walking. Plus I really feel like I need my Sunday morning chill time!
denim shirt: New Look, scarf: Vero Moda, black jeggings: Primark, brown boots: New Look
Army jacket: Next, scarf: Vero Moda, stripy top: New Look Maternity via eBay, jeans: Mango, boots: Primark, bag: Oasis
I am having trouser issues now, nothing will do up! I found a pair of black linen pants from Tu at Sainsbury’s which have a stretchy drawstring waist that should do me for a while along with jeggings, but I think my actual jeans have seen their last wear in a while! Definitely thinking the time has come to get some maternity jeans.
On Friday I did an epically massive grocery shop. I just love it when I have a full fridge and cupboards! I really stocked up on healthy foods and my current obsessions including coconut oil, strawberries, coconut water, coconut milk, ginger tea and mint tea. I also got more avocados and mint to make my mint choc chip smoothie! Pizza, bread and strawberry yoghurts are James treats, halloumi is mine! Also…
One of the ladies in my community session commenting on how fit and flexible I am as a pregnant woman! // cuppa and catch up with one of my best friends Kate // great first session with my young people’s healthy cooking group // kicking my to do lists ass // the first gay marriages, so sweet to see this guys getting hitched, not before time! // the memory tapes on BBC radio 6 which where a selection of songs a friend has chosen to play for his friend who had been deaf and was hearing music for the first time, I sobbed!
- My first article on The Huffington Post!
- Step by step guide to super creamy porridge
- 10 easy ways to reduce your sugar consumption
- March reviews
- Mint choc chip green smoothie recipe
- 13 weeks pregnant: Supplements for pregnancy
- How to get the most out of your workout
- 24 beautiful quotes about being a Mother via Huffington Post
- Two great blog posts from fab ladies doing my 12 weeks to Feeling Fabulous course via A Healthier Moo and A Crafty Chai
- 14 inspiring ideas for styling small spaces via Brit + Co
- 10 detoxifying foods fro spring via Mind Body Green
Next week is going to be a bit crackers for me, tomorrow is the big finale of the body image, health and wellbeing project I’ve been working on with groups of girls since January. It is going to be amazing! Then at the end of the week I’m off down to London too, exciting stuff!
How has your week been? Are you doing something with your Mother today? I’m making us all a nice lunch, fingers crossed we get some sunshine up here! What favourites are on your grocery shopping list right now?