Hey lovelies, happy Sunday! This last week seems to have flown over and I feel like I haven’t stopped. We got our flat on the market, had a viewing (still waiting to get feedback on it), I had a meeting with my accountant and put in my accounts to be done, I’ve been to baby group and tiny talkers and James and I had a date night. I also delivered a community group session and had calls with a couple of clients, all on top of taking care of Finley. Non bloody stop but all good and all needed. The weekend has been packed as well so I’m looking forward to some relaxation next week! Last weekend I visited a good friend and she made me that delicious quinoa salad pictured above, she knows me so well!
Harrissa chicken, avocado and lemon tahini salad
Roast cauliflower and kale hash with two fried eggs
Sainsbury’s My Goodness Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato mash meal with roast sprouts
Amaze Rebel Kitchen Chai milk!
Cowboy Quinoa Chilli with avocado
Grass fed girls Cafe latte gelatin gummies
Hummus and sugar snaps as a snack
Super Green Juice from Wagamama
Chicken Kare Lomen from Wagamama
My parents watched Finley for a few hours while James and I went to see The Hobbit. We had dinner at Wagamama for the first time and I loved it! As well as the juice I had (free!) green tea and as well as the lomen I had duck goyza, all of which was delicious. To snack on in the cinema I treated myself to a Holland and Barrett pick n mix too!
- Monday – plank a day
- Tuesday – plank a day + gym workout: 10 mins step machine, 10 minutes jog / walk treadmill, 10 mins bike, strength exercises including squats, deadlifts etc
- Wednesday – plank a day
- Thursday – plank a day + Jillian Michaels Shred it with weights level 1 via You Tube
- Friday – plank a day
- Saturday – plank a day
- Sunday – plank a day + gym or Davina DVD or walk / run!
I enjoyed a great workout at the gym on Tuesday as usual and managed to fit in Jillian during one of Finley’s naps on Thursday. Last Sunday I’d ended up doing a couple of the 7 minute fit workouts from Davina which I really enjoyed. I’m not sure what I’ll do today but I will definitely be doing something! Well done again to everyone that is still planking it out! I’m so over the moon at the number of people that have joined in my challenge. The idea of a challenge a month went down really well with you guys so for February I was thinking of slowing down the pace with a daily Yoga challenge. Who’s up for it?
Ok so I’m using the ‘wear’ heading loosely this week. My hair is desperate for something, anything, to be done to it. I haven’t had it cut since well before I had Finley, nor have I coloured it. It’s such a mess it’s actually putting me off posting an outfit pic! I’m trying to figure out time to get it done which is tricky with the little one, but hopefully the first week in Feb I’ll be able to get booked into a fancy pants salon in Newcastle for a much needed make over. I’m thinking of getting something similar to these styles, going back to my natural brunette rather than colouring it reddish as I have done the last few years, and getting some blonde bits / ombre done to it. Hopefully I will then feel a bit more ‘together’!
A got an advance copy of the recipe book I co wrote! It’s pretty surreal to have an actual book in my hands with my name on the front cover and my details on the inside. Seeing all my recipes so beautifully presented is just amazing, and trust me there are some fantastic recipes in here! It’s due out on 2nd March and keep an eye on the blog for some sneak peek recipes! Pre order it on Amazon here. Also…
Painting my nails, bliss! // our first Tiny Talkers class where we sing and dance and learn baby sign language // my best friends reaction when she saw I’d acknowledged her in the book // my nutella muffins // my Dad doing a 2min 20 plank! // buying some new food photography props // my baby turning 5 months!
- The Ultimate Healthy Kitchen Cupboard list
- Quick and Easy Eats: Protein snacks recipes including chocolate chip cookie dough protein fudge!
- Happy Health Chat Episode 4: Weight Loss Pt 2
- They should have warned me – a lovely post about motherhood
- How much the ‘perfect’ female body has changed via Greatist
- If Hermione was the main character in Harry Potter via Buzzfeed – this is so mint!
- Facebook for Bloggers – a really great post from Mums Days about how to effectively use your Facebook page
- Marie Forleo’s interview with Tony Robbins on money – as I was saying last week I’m well into You Tube at the mo and I really enjoyed this vid, Tony seems like such an amazing dude!
Whew, like I said this has been a bit of a crazy week, I’m in need of some down time!
How has your week been? What do you think of my hair style ideas? How often do you change styles? Have you eaten at Wagamama?
P.S – please send us any good positive vibes you have spare for that flat viewing we had, so hopeful we might get an offer as they seemed really interested!
Positive vibes sent! Those hairstyles look lovely – can’t wait to see what you get done. I’m the same, haven’t had my hair cut or coloured in nearly a year! Have never been to Wagamama – wonder what their veggie options are like… may have to investigate xx
Thanks Nic, unfortunately they didn’t make an offer :-( I think you would love Wagamama! They seem to have plenty of veggie options and the food seems to be lovely and fresh :-)
Positive vibes for you! Congratulations on the book! It’s so thrilling to see your name in print and published – nothing like it! I have had a fairly relaxing week as its the last week of summer school holidays. Its a long weekend here and then back to work on tuesday which i am actually looking forward to! I love structure and getting to meet a bunch of new kids :-) i think the ombre would love fabulous on you – i left it way too long go get my hair done after my little one was born – you will feel amazing ince you oamper yourself a bit and it sounds like after your busy week you deserve it! Enjoy xx
Thanks Bron, unfortunately they didn’t make an offer :-( Hope you enjoyed your long weekend, sounds like you have an exciting time getting back to it. So can’t wait to get my hair done, it’s desperate!
Good luck with the flat :)
I have been to Wagamamas a few times – my parents and Andy really like it, but I am not the biggest fan. The first time I ordered some weird noodle thing that was basically a bowl of watery soup with bits floating in it, and a ladle to eat it with. I am not a fan of watery things like that! I have had a chilli noodle thing that was a bit spicy too. I do like how it is all cooked fresh, but as I don’t like curry either I am a bit limited (I am so fussy!). They always have good interesting sounding desserts too.
I love both those hairstyles- I think the trouble is that sometimes they look low maintenance but once you are at home trying to style it yourself they never look how it did in the salon! My hair is too thick for styles really- I am growing it longer as that makes it easier (the weight pulls it down) – a few year ago I got a side fringe cut in and I really like that, but that’s about it really. I have never coloured my hair or anything. But I do love getting my hair washed and dried by someone else- enjoy :)
Thanks Maria, unfortunately they didn’t make an offer :-( I’m gutted as I’ve seen an amazing house I would love to buy but we’ll probably have to wait until we’ve sold this one. Haha, I bet you aren’t that fussy! James is a bit of nightmare, but he is getting better trying new things. I wish I had your lovely thick hair, mine is so fine I’m just hoping they do cut it so that I can style it, although styling it for me at the moment is just brushing it then leaving it to dry on it’s own!
The book looks great, I am a complete cookbook fiend. Yours and the new Rachel Khoo cookbook are currently on my covet list. Anything to make February more interesting!
Thank you! Hope you enjoy it :-)
I love Wagamama – I always drink endless green teas when I go! Love those hairstyles and congratulations on the book, it looks amazing! x
Thanks Lily, I really can not wait to get my hair done!
Love that Tony Robbin interview – I am reading the book right now and it is so good even if a bit american based in terms of financial details. Love the hair – I think it will suit you big style:)
Thanks Kezia, I bet that book is really interesting, need to read more of his books!
Ah Wagamama! I went through a real phase of going there. Haven’t been for ages now though! I love their juices and the free green tea – you can get refills too, can’t you?! Amazing. I quite like Itsu at the moment – they’re quite similar I think. All very yummy!
There doesn’t seem to be any Itsu up here, I definitely think I could end up with a Wagamama habit!
We went to Wagamama’s for the first time a few months ago and I can’t believe we waited so long. It’s amazing!
Congrats on the book too. So exciting!!!
Thanks Dannii, yep I think I’m going to end up with a Wagamama habit!
Positive vibes for the flat, I know how stressful all that stuff can be! Well done on the book, that’s incredibly cool.
Those gelatin gummies look delicious!
Hope the flat viewing went well! And the hair cut. I soooo need one. It’s ridiculous. Been well over a year…