Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #30

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Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #30

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Starbucks coffee frappe laura

Happy Sunday! I hope all my UK readers aren’t melting in this heat, I’ve been drinking a lot of iced drinks and smoothies to keep me going. On Friday James finished work early so we had a quick look round the shops and stopped for iced coffees. I had a light coffee frappe which was ok but to be honest, I would have preferred one of my own iced coconut water mochas:

Iced mocha with choc shot

I blended this one with ice and topped with some Choc Shot sauce, it was heavenly! 

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Other cooling eats have included…

Peach nectarine yoghurt ice lollyHomemade peach and nectarine yoghurt ice lollies

Strawberry almond butter smoothieSimple strawberry and almond butter smoothie

Peaches almond butter iced coffeePeaches with almond butter and iced coconut milk and coconut water latte

Bacon kale hash with fried eggOrganic bacon and kale hash with fried egg

Carrot feta cranberry bulgur wheat saladCarrot, feta, bulgur wheat and dried cranberry salad

Lentil feta saladLentil, courgette and feta salad with herbs and balsamic

Apricot snack ballsApricot tahini snack balls based on Honestly Healthy recipe

Move

Durham river wearThe River Wear while walking around Durham 

Workouts this week:

  • Monday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises, squats etc and my pelvic tilts
  • Tuesday – 15 minutes yoga, just doing my own thing
  • Wednesday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises, squats etc and my pelvic tilts // 15 minute walk
  • Thursday – 15 minute walk
  • Friday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises, squats etc and my pelvic tilts // walk around town
  • Saturday – Rest
  • Sunday – Rest

More incidental exercise this week just from walking about! I am glad that I’ve got in three gym workouts, I really do feel good doing them even if they are a bit repetitive. However I know that I’ll be able to introduce more variety after the baby is born.

Wear

 

What i wish i woreDress: Oliver Bonas // trousers: Warehouse // vest top: Oasis

It’s been a rough clothing week to be honest, comfort is all I’m bothered about in the heat and I’m sick of seeing myself in leggings and vest tops, so here’s what I wish I was wearing instead! I’m loving the floral prints in the shops right now. Of course my the time I’m back in regular clothes it will be autumn / winter wear which I LOVE, so I’m going to be saving up for a sizeable shopping spree then!

Love

Hip and healthy latest in beauty box

One of the things on my love list this week is receiving the Latest in Beauty Hip and Healthy Beauty Discovery Box*. I tried one out last year and loved it and this one is even better! The selection of products is excellent value and it would make the perfect gift for yourself or another fabulous lady. The nail polish is especially gorgeous, I’m hoping to do my nails later today. I’ll be posting a more comprehensive review soon. The box is just £16.95 + P&P. You can find out exactly what is in the box and purchase one here. Also…

Receiving the most lovely and thoughtful thank you card from one of the girls finishing up my 12 week course (soon to be improved and relaunched!) // getting my baby sling and being able to get it on really easily, it looks and feels great // placing a big iHerb order to make the most of the strong £! // visiting the nursery and loving it // the continued sunshine, as much as the heat is hard to manage I just love sunny days // getting back on the homemade kefir wagon // cacao mint bounce balls // planning a birthday wish list and trying to decide which trainers I like out of these // BBQ with the family yesterday // lovely catch up with my best friend // the end of season 2 of Person of Interest, so good!

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Later today we are off to our 2nd natal hypnotherapy workshop which should be great then it’s all about getting ready for the week ahead. Can you believe it’s almost August?!

How has your week been? What have you been loving?  

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26 Comments

  1. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    The heat is unreal! We had to finish packing up the house yesterday, which took all day and I’ve never been so disgustingly hot and sweaty in my life! Lots of smoothies (3 yesterday!) and raw foods to cool down for sure! I really like those warehouse trousers.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Blimey I can’t fathom how hot it must be for you guys down south! 3 smoothies sound very good though!

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  2. lucie

    Its been a sweaty few weeks, although we are having a lovely summer, I can’t imagine what its like for you having to carry a baby around too in this heat, phew! Loving those yogurt lollies you’ve been making though, Ive been reminding myself to pick up some lolly moulds each time I head into Brighton so I can make some!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Haha I know, although I would take the sunshine over rain any day! Definitely get some lolly moulds, I just love mine!

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  3. Emma @ Stripes and Snapshots

    I can’t imagine what being pregnant is like in this heat, even for me it’s just unbearable and I’m really struggling with my clothing, shorts and tanks with built in bra support all the way!!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I kind of wish I bought some proper maternity shorts as my normal ones do fit under the bump but are too baggy! Love the idea of the vests with build in support, need me some of them!

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  4. Nicky

    I can’t imagine for one second how being pregnant in this heat must feel like! As much as I love the sun I think I’d prefer it to stay but cool down a little now..so British of me haha! I do love my sleep though and going to sleep sweating is not so fun. Don’t think I’d ever do well living in a hot country :P

    Your summer eats look fab and totally loving the ChocShot sauce still too :) I’m living off homemade iced coffees at the mo but think I need to try that mocha!

    The sling you bought looks so cute by the way, you totally suit being a mum already :)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Haha, I know we’ll be getting wrong off everyone for wanting it to cool off! Not long till the lovely autumn though ;-)

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  5. Kezia

    Plus your magazine feature :) well done! I have been loving iced coffee, coconut water and doing lots of pull ups for which I now ache….

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Kezia, yep was super chuffed about that! Good for you with the pull ups, I’d love to be even able to attempt them!

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  6. Rachael

    I really need to try the iced coffee and smoothie recipes they look great! :)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      You should Rachael, they are fab and definitely keeping me going these days!

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  7. Christina

    Your iced coconut water mochas looks amazing! Got to try peaches with almond butter (or more likely in my case, nectarine with peanut butter!)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I can never decide if I should get peaches or nectarines, both are so tasty!

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  8. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Yeah those iced coffees can be such a disappointment sometimes can’t they? Quite watery, too much ice. Bleurgh.
    Hope you don’t get too hot! It must be a tough time to be as far along as you are in the current heat :(

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      It is a bit tough but I think we are luckier up here with it being cooler :-)

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  9. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Iced drinks have been an absolute must in this heat. Sadly, we have no space in our freezer after a huge meat delivery, so we can’t keep any ice. So I am having to buy iced drinks. Costing me a fortune!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      A little while ago we bought an extra chest freezer, so glad we did as it’s been super handy! You’ve actually reminded me I need to place a meat order soon!

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  10. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    The heat is so overpowering, I’ve been finding it really hard to breathe as it seems to aggravate my asthma for some reason. Not fun!
    Lots of lovely looking eats as always Laura, that bacon and egg kale hash looks fab.
    I haven’t bought an iced coffee or similar for more than five years – I found a coffee shop at uni that made the absolute BEST and now I can’t bring myself to sully their memory!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Oh there was a lady in my hypno birthing class with terrible asthma bless her, hope you are ok. Haha it’s a sad thing when you can’t find something that tastes as good again!

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  11. Erin @ Snapbacks And Racing Flats

    The contents of that box look absolutely amazing! Also, I’m having salad envy right now (is that even a thing?)! They all look so good! This week, I’ve been loving iced mochas. Mmm!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Haha I think salad envy is most definitely a thing! Iced mochas are always good :-)

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  12. lilylipstick

    I need to try one of your iced latte creations! Love the floral dress – with August approaching I’m making an effort to try to wear all my summer clothes rather than just rotating the same easy to wear dresses! x

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I need to try and make sure I wear all my summer things that I can in pregnancy too, always good to remind yourself summer doesn’t last forever!

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  13. Becky

    I’ve been melting in this heat! The office has barely any air circulation as it is, so we’ve all been slowly roasting away. The weather has been glorious when I’ve not been stuck in there though ;)
    At the moment I’m loving smoothies from my local coffee shop, a nice treat to help you cool down :)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I would pretty much love a local shop that did smoothies! I love making my own but they feel so much more like a treat from elsewhere!

      Reply

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