Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #9

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Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #9

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Cupcakes! Last night I had a girls night in with my best friends and decided to buy these gorgeous cupcakes from Pet Lamb Patisserie. Seriously I just want to live inside that shop! They included a vanilla cake, red velvet, salted caramel and chocolate orange. Such a lovely treat! My pregnant lady alternative to red wine was a bottle of POM juice so at least I had some antioxidants to balance that cupcake out!

Eat

This week I’ve been on an avocado kick…

IMG 9090avocado on toast with honey and sea salt accompanied by red pepper slices and almond butter dipping sauce

IMG 9060courgette spaghetti with avocado blended with pesto to make a sauce

IMG 8899turkey black bean taco chilli (the recipe on this page but with black beans added) with greek yoghurt, corn chips, salsa and avocado

For breakfasts I’ve been loving eggs…

IMG 8997banana oatless ‘porridge’ (two eggs scrambled mixed with mashed banana and almond milk) topped with almond butter

IMG 8966porridge with an egg cooked in with full fat coconut cream topped with coconut sugar and more coconut cream

IMG 8981Blueberry coconut flour bake topped with tahini

Of course there have been green smoothies such as this one with kale, pears, banana, detox powder, collagen and chia seeds:

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For dinner, I managed to eat some oily fish in the form of honey smoked mackerel:

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I still can’t stomach salmon at the moment but mackerel seems to be ok and since omega 3’s are so important for pregnancy I’m really making the effort!

Yesterday I was chuffed to bits to find come Coyo in Waitrose:

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I stocked up obviously!

Move

YogaGlo Search Yoga Classes

Workouts this week:

  • Monday – Rest
  • Tuesday – Swimming – more on this next week hopefully!
  • Wednesday – Yoga Glo workout
  • Thursday – Rest
  • Friday – Gym – 15 minutes bike, 15 minutes cross trainer
  • Saturday – Rest
  • Sunday – Walk – had planned to go to spin, but feeling pretty nauseous this morning so going for a walk instead

I’ve definitely needed a lot more complete rest days this week. I’m starting to learn that I just can’t push myself as it’s completely counterproductive. On Thursday I was at an event all day and had planned to do a pre natal DVD when I got home but I was exhausted. I’ve certainly learned to accept rest this week! Yoga Glo has been excellent as it has some great pre natal classes of different lengths so I’m hoping to do a little more of those as the pregnancy progresses. 

Wear

IMG 9077OOTD: black coat: Zara, fake fur scarf: New Look, denim shirt dress: Mango, boots: New Look

I’ve been liking the denim this week, although dressing is getting a little more tricky as while I’m certainly not showing yet, my clothes are pretty tight – my bra size has gone up two sizes and I’m almost up a dress size at my waist. I had a good clear out and now I’m trying to have a little capsule wardrobe of things I know still fit, look good and are comfortable – mostly floaty tops and tunics, dresses, leggings and jeggings. Yesterday I bought these in the sale from New Look:

Stripy tops

A stripy dress for £8 and top for £5 both in large – they seem to have plenty of space for an expanding bump! They are from a brand called Cameo Rose and the fabric quality seems very good. I’ve also been buying some things from eBay so I’m looking forward to getting those next week. 

Love

Healthy event

It has been another brilliant week, a real highlight was the girls health and wellbeing event I attended on Thursday. A local news reporter from the TV came and did a talk about confidence and body image, there was also a beautician to do the girls nails, a hula hoop instructor (the brilliant Eat, Sleep, Hoop), a printer and book maker so the girls could make feel good journals and a lady showing them how to up cycle their clothes. I brought some recipe sheets and ran a little healthy snack bar with a selection of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and chocolate chips. It was a great event and I was very proud to be a part of it! Also…

Stocking up on organic beauty products from Holland and Barrett as part of my Spring Clean March Pledge // spending time with my best friends // eating home made focaccia bread baked by one of the ladies at the girls event // healthy ‘mocha’s’ made with dandy blend, cocoa powder and almond milk // business stuff going amazingly well // awesome health coaching clients // telling everyone about the pregnancy!

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Well it has been a great week, but the pregnancy exhaustion is taking it’s toll. Most nights I’m in bed before 9pm! I would usually do work quite late so I’m not being quite as productive as usual, but hopefully I’ll be able to get caught up with things like blog reading today :-)

How has your week been? What food / product do you always stock up on if you see it? What’s on your love list this week?

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13 Comments

  1. LilyLipstick

    Those cupcakes look so good! I’ve never tried Coyo but will have to look out for it in Waitrose as its been on my list of things to try for a while. x

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  2. Kate

    I thought Pet Lamb rang a bell… when I researched I realised that Katiecakes runs it! I religiously follow her banana bread recipe, yum. All this healthy eating with avocado that you’re doing is making me feel guilty… & hungry! Cameo Rose are a greeeeeeat brand – I have that dress too!

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  3. Ms.J

    That salted caramel cupcake must have been the bomb! Aahh now I’m curious about that srambled egg porridge..could you give me an idea on the steps you take in making it?
    Mackerel -smoked- is such a tender, tasty fish..love it with avocado toast and salad.
    That girls wellbeing event sounds like such a good initiative :)

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  4. Nicky

    LOVE all of your eats this week (except the fish hehe!) and those cupcakes! Phwoar! Oh and it was you who took the CoYo from Waitrose eh?! :P I went to go and get some (maybe not so good that they’re so nearby now…addiction is possible!) and there were two left! Haha! :) I’ve heard they’ll soon be stocking in other supermarkets too so that’s pretty cool :)

    I’m sure a lot of women in their first trimester can relate to the tiredness and sickness thing from what I’ve heard, but you seem to be coping really well and just listening to your body which is the best thing you can do :)

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  5. Tamzin

    Love everything about this post, those cakes look awesome. My week has been busy so I am looking forward to a slightly quieter one coming up x

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  6. zoetcm

    The girls wellbeing event sounds great. There should be more of that kinda thing going on! I like the clothes hy cameo rose too. Those cupcakes look lovely and i wanna try coyo too! x

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  7. catherine

    How awesome is coconut fridge milk on porridge? I love it, only just found it out! Thanks also for the cupcake drool photo, o my! You’re looking as lovely as ever too :D

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  8. Sian O'Brien

    Your business is going to boom at a super amazing pace with the wonderful things your doing, your super conscious living programme, your 1-2-1 coaching, and your wellbeing event – that sounds just phenomenal, want me summa that :D

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  9. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    Good haul of Coyo, I’ve been loving the plain one this week. I went swimming today for the first time in absolutely ages, I loved it, can’t wait to go more often.

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  10. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Well, I obviously adore those cupcakes! I saw them on FB and I was trying to guess the flavours. I got the chocolate orange and caramel one right! But guessed at vanilla for the other two. How sad am I??
    I’ve yet to try Coyo…I follow them on Twitter and see so many photos of delicious looking things…definitely need to keep my eyes peeled.

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  11. Maria @ runningcupcake

    Those cupcakes look so good! I have never had red velvet but have decided that I am going to make one this weekend so I am hoping they taste good.

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