Happy Sunday! I am now officially on my holidays in Brighton, woo hoo! It’s been a lovely week, but I really feel like I need this break. James and I have a great week planned down here, we will certainly be making the most of it as it’s likely to be our last baby free holiday in a very long time :-)
Pictured above is one of the best salads I’ve ever had. I made it for lunch last week with a whole bunch of Mexican inspired ingredients and it was just heaven in a bowl. After forgetting to take the salmon out of the freezer for dinner on Monday, the meal plan I’d made at the weekend went out of the window, but I’ve still eaten well…
tuna salad with olives and sundries tomatoes with balsamic vinegar as a dressing
sweet potato, courgette and kale hash topped with a fried egg
black bean chilli with steamed broccoli and avocado
low carb wrap (found in TK Maxx ages ago) with turkey, hummus and spinach
mixed berry, coconut milk and greek yoghurt smoothie – was making some ice pops and this was left over!
Overnight oats with yoghurt, chia seeds and strawberries to take with me into the office
green smoothie with spinach, avocado, lime juice, grass fed vanilla whey protein powder, almond milk
creamy oats with coconut milk and blackberries
I’ve been snacking away on pistachio nuts, raw chocolate, apples and almond butter on toast as well!
Workouts this week:
- Monday – Gym – 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, squats, upper back reverse flyes, tricep overhead extensions (performed while sitting down for balance!)
- Tuesday – Rest
- Wednesday – Gym – 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, lunges, seated chest press, seated shoulder press
- Thursday – Rest
- Friday – Gym 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, squats, tricep overhead extensions, bicep curls // later in the day did some yoga stretching
- Saturday – Rest – driving down to our friends in Cambridge
- Sunday – I think we’ll be doing a lot of walking in Brighton!
It’s been a great week in the gym! I did want to get some more yoga in, but different stuff cropped up that got in the way although I did enjoy the little I did on Friday evening.
I haven’t been any where that special this week and while I’ve been working from home I’ve been slobbing it in my yoga pants! However I do have a little list of things I’d like to look for while I’m on holiday like more loose vests, maxi dresses (although I’m not sure I can get away with full length stripes!) and maybe a floral top like that. Those are all from H&M. I’m trying not to buy too much maternity wear, but at the same time how I look, or how I feel I look, has a big impact on how I feel day to day and even how productive I am, so I feel its worth getting a few things that make me feel good about myself and my pregnant body. I’m also on the look out for any loose fitting vintage tops or vintage scarfs I can find. Love vintage shopping!
Erm speaking of shopping I did get myself a little treat from Oliver Bonas! I mentioned in last weeks links that I’d discovered their site and they had a great sale section. I ordered a stripy dress to put away for after the baby’s born (it was just £10), some Mama Mio treats, Love Bake Nourish which I’ve been after for ages and a green recycled leather iPad case I plan to use as a clutch bag! Also…
being in Brighton! // giving the flat a good clean // smell of freshly cut grass // scented candles // another funded community project coming through, woop! // tiny little baby kicks // Ashes to Ashes on Netflix // interviewing Sarah Wilson! // sunshine on Tuesday and Friday // this absolutely lovely post on Stripes and Snapshots about how I’m her fave blog, made my day! // getting a great offer with my organic veg man, 10% off everything for 12 months!
- My newsletter is out, get two tasty healthy treat recipes and a whole bunch more!
- April Reviews
- A day in the life
- My little garden makeover with the Outspiration app
- My May Monthly Pledge: Find a groove
- 18 Weeks Pregnant: Fave meals and comeback foods
- Caitlin’s post about falling off the wagon and committing to getting back on it
- Why the pill can’t protect you from cancer from Nat Kringoudis
- Calling girls fat will lead to them becoming obese: interesting study reported on My Daily
- The new gluten free flour on the block: Coffee Flour! You heard it hear first people, via The Kitchn
- I really enjoyed this run down on sponsored posts and blogging from A Beautiful Mess
I am so super excited for this coming week on our hols! We have tickets for the Great Escape Festival that starts at the end of the week, including extra tickets to see Kelis which will be awesome. We stay with my aunt and uncle so it’s going to be great seeing them too. I’ll still be blogging and whatnot as usual, follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Bring on the fish and chips ;-)
How has your week been? Where was the last place you went on holiday? Do you prefer to go abroad or stay closer to home?
That first salad looks absolutely incredible! I need to make this ASAP. Can’t wait to see you on Thursday!!! x
Me too! See you Thursday :-)
Your food always looks SO good! xx
Hooray for Brighton! We are going down for the day tomorrow as a belated birthday day out :) I am hoping for sunshine, a walk by the sea, shopping and yummy food.
I love all trips- I like short ones closer to home, but I also love big trips abroad for a few weeks- I just love holidays!
Hope you had a good day! The weather has certainly been lovely :-)
Can I put in a request for the recipe for your first salad? It looks gorgeous and just like something I’d fancy now that we’re getting warmer weather (I presume it’s vegan?)
My week has been beyond terrible, so moving swiftly on…I definitely prefer not to go too far away in terms of holidays. Actually, I’m not a holiday person at all because I can’t cope with any changes to routine and surroundings: it just becomes a huge source of distress for me. At least I save money that way!
Have a wonderful time in Brighton :)
It certainly is vegan – I’m really enjoying vegan meals at the moment! I was actually planning to photograph it as a recipe but never did – consider it in the pipeline!
Have an awesome time in Brighton!
totally checking out the coffee flour – and cant wait to read your sarah wilson interview!
The creamy oats with coconut milk looks amazing! I like anything with coconut!
I also like that full length dress! I wish it was easier for me to find full length dresses but it’s so hard to find one at the right length when I’m so petite!
Have a great time in Brighton!
Thanks Polly, that porridge was indeed delicious! I see what you mean about full length dresses, I’m 5’6 and some are still too long on me!
Such a beautiful bunch of colourful meals right there! Hope you have fun in Brighton, give us a shout if you have time for a catch up. Enjoy! X
Have an amazing time in Brighton! That first salad looks so good, as does everything else in this post! x
Hope your having fun in Brighton! Last holiday would be Ireland which obviously I love as the other half of my family are there, I like to go abroad but I am more then happy to get away here too x
Have a great holiday! I’m going to make mexican inspired salad for lunch tomorrow. Why did I never think of putting tortilla chips in a salad before. Excited to try it out.
All your meals look fantastic as usual. I’m loving salads. Such a great way to get some variety in (though I am really loving tinned salmon salmons. Heavenly!)
Enjoy Brighton – hope the weather’s nice and you eat lots of yummy food :))