Hey lovelies, happy Sunday! Hope you are having a good one. Thank you so much for all the comments on my post about what healthy means to me and the big changes coming to the blog. I have the best blog readers ever, you all rock! Those changes should be happening tomorrow, so watch this space!
It’s been another busy week (when is it not!) and smoothies have been to the rescue, especially with the warmer weather. I’ve had several of my favourite chocolate cherry green smoothies for post gym breakfasts and snacks. That flavour never gets old! I just blend spinach, frozen cherries (check out Sainsburys for those), cocoa powder, occasionally some plain whey protein powder and coconut water or almond milk. I added coconut oil to the one pictured for more healthy fat action, delish!
It’s been a pretty damn good week of eats I must say. As well as snacking on lots of things I’ve been recipe testing, I’ve enjoyed…
Overnight oats made with chia seeds and full fat coconut milk topped with frozen cherries and almond butter
Buckwheat breakfast bowl made up of buckwheat soaked overnight then drained and rinsed with full fat coconut milk, strawberries and cacao nibs
Gorgeous salad with curried quinoa and bulgur and panfried paneer
Salad with quinoa and bulgur topped with hummus mixed with harissa paste
Home made organic beef burger with sweet potato fries, broccoli and ketchup
Lovely bean and sausage stew with steamed summer greens
Home made raw chocolate bark with pistachios and dried cherries
On Wednesday I went out for lunch with my old work colleagues to our Durham favourite Oldfields. The food there is locally sourced and always amazing:
Pork belly with apple and beetroot slaw
Butternut squash lasagne with feta and greens
See what I mean? So deliciously gorgeous, especially that Eton mess! It’s graduation week in Durham so the place was buzzing too.
Workouts this week:
- Monday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, weights for 10 minutes and then my pelvic tilt exercises
- Tuesday – 30 minute walk
- Wednesday – Rest
- Thursday – 30 minute pre natal yoga workout from Yoga Download
- Friday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, weights for 10 minutes and then my pelvic tilt exercises
- Saturday – Rest
- Sunday – Walk, hopefully about 30 minutes
I really enjoyed my Tuesday morning walk, I’m finding that I need to get into a routine of doing some movement earlier in the morning when I can so I headed out at about 7.30. We have some pretty fields near us so it’s lovely to be outdoors more again, something I miss about running.
Cropped denim jacket: New Look, floral tea dress: vintage, woven tan leather belt: Topshop, black maternity tights: Primark, black boots: Topshop
I went out for tea and a scone with one of my good friends yesterday morning so popped one of my vintage dresses on, I’m surprised it still fits! It was a bit wet out first thing so boots it was! Other than this occasion of getting more properly dressed it’s been leggings and oversized vests all week, so comfortable!
I’ve been a bit naughty on Amazon this week, that site is way too easy to order from especially when you have Prime! I got #Girlboss as I had heard random good things about it and it sounded right up my street. I’ve really enjoyed reading it so far, Sophia is awesome. I also got a new polka dot Kate Spade case for my Macbook air. Another big thing I loved this week was delivering some sessions around body image and self esteem with young people at a school. It was a pretty big jump out of my comfort zone, but I utterly loved it and the young people responded really well. God I love what I get to do for a living! Also…
Getting our IKEA stuff delivered and the place starting to take shape // watching Persons of Interest on Netflix // baby kicks, love them so so much! // officially in the 3rd and final trimester now, 12 weeks and he’ll be due! // chocolate chip peanut cookies // fresh cherries // you lot being bloody awesome // wonderful sessions with health coaching clients // sorting out my email
- A bullshit free approach to feeling more confident this summer
- My July pledge to go with the flow and a recap of the best of June
- A recipe for iced coconut water mocha two ways!
- What healthy means to be and big changes for the blog
- 27 weeks pregnant: 2nd Trimester recap and style
- The film Miss Representation and how women are treated in the media via The High Tea Cast
- It feels good to step out of your comfort zone via The Iron You
- 26 delicious gluten free paleo recipes via Buzzfeed
- Why prebiotics are just as important as probiotics via Mind Body Green
Fingers crossed tomorrow or Tuesday the blog changes should all be made and I’ll be at wholeheartedlyhealthy.com. I don’t have any posts planed for the first half of the week but should see you again after that. You shouldn’t have to change any of your RSS readers like Bloglovin etc as everything should be forwarded. I get really nervous with this technical stuff, so send me good vibes! See you at Wholeheartedly Healthy!
What has been your favourite meal out recently? Have you read any good books lately? Anyone else find online shopping a bit addictive?