Hello my lovelies, I hope you are having a great weekend and a wonderful summer solstice! Happy Fathers Day to any Dadas too! My week has been good, but weekend so far has been tough. You know I’m happy to keep it real, yesterday I was in a total funk and actually let myself get quite down in the dumps. I think a teething non sleeping baby had something to do with it! Thankfully I pulled myself out of it, but for a while I was wishing I could just stay in bed! As I said, that aside, it’s been a good week with a few up’s and downs. The highlight was a day out with my Mam, Aunt and Fin, where I treated myself to a new smoothie cup as pictured above (from New Look), and ate cake…
Chocolate peanut butter cupcake from Pet Lamb Patisserie
Choc cherry green smoothie with kale
Fried eggs with avocado
Creamy porridge with berries, coconut and almond butter
Pulsin orange choc chip protein bar
Beef ragu with courgetti
Scrambled eggs with feta and avocado
With having family visiting this weeks been a little more indulgent than I’d like, the sugar is certainly creeping up which isn’t helping with my ability to handle the rough nights we’ve been having with Finley recently. Definitely a need to refocus next week, although I will say that cake and the other treats I’ve had were damn worth it!
- Monday – 5k run
- Tuesday – Rest
- Wednesday – Rest / walking round the shops
- Thursday – 15 minute morning yoga
- Friday – 3 x Davina 7 minute fit workouts
- Saturday – Rest
- Sunday – 4 miles – edited to add – DONE!
So last Sunday’s run didn’t happen as planned. I am a fair weather runner, no way I am going to do something I dislike anyway, in the rain and wind to. Thankfully Monday morning was perfect for running and I ticked off a good 5k on my training plan. Tomorrow I need to do 4 miles (edited to add – done and done, with only one little walk break whoop!) and really next week I need to start running more often as well. I didn’t make my usual Metafit as I was out and about on Wednesday, then on Friday Finley napped longer than usual so I decided to let him sleep and did a few Davina workouts back to back instead.
When I was out mid week I picked up some new leggings, these funky ones from New Look. They fit really well and feel nice and comfortable so will be great for yoga or Metafit.
My new yoga mat! I’ve been eyeing up these Magic Carpet Yoga Mats for ages and a combination of some surprise extra funds and a gift card for Urban Outfitters made me decide to get one. It is a beaut! Yes these babies are mega pricey, but they are a work of art. Also…
Getting Finley’s cardiac check up rescheduled // being hugely productive on Thursday // my peonies blooming // writing my newsletter this week! // buying Finley a cute new outfit // healthy mini cheesecakes (recipe coming!) // chatting with Kezia on Skype // celebrating summer solstice with flowers around the flat and some meditation
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How has your week been? What helps you feel more cheerful when you need a lift? What’s currently on your wish list?
Are you trying to get me to spend money?! Those new look leggings and yoga mat… I think its safe to say I ‘need’ them
Haha, they are lush though aren’t they!
I love that smoothie cup and yoga mat! I am definitely a fair weather runner too – somehow managed to train for the marathon with only one rainy run! x
Wow that was definitely good going especially when you consider the weather we have in this country!
Sorry to hear you have been in a funk ma lady. Keeping it real is awesome though as we are not 100% rainbows and unicorns in this life all the time. As I was saying to Pip earlier, I had a nice little hormonal melt down over getting dressed this morning as everything made me look “fat” – us bloody women ;) . It happens to all of us, positive pollies or not!
I love both the leggings and the mat – so funky!
That smoothie looks amazing and the cupcake even better. Cake is the best.
Oh no sorry to hear that Lauren, as you say, it’s hard being a woman sometimes. Cake is definitely the best :-)
Mmmm that cupcake sounds amazing!
And well done on your 4 mile run too- brilliant stuff.
Did you make it to a parkrun yet? I am very excited to hear if you enjoyed it- I hope it sparks a bit of loving running within you.
Those leggings are fab too!
I hope you are feeling brighter today xx
Thanks Maria! I have to say I was so proud of myself for that run, I’m getting there! We had planned to do parkrun this Saturday but we had a shocking night with Finley and I just couldn’t face it!
A teething baby is definitely cause for a sleepless night or 2. Hope you’re doing better now!
That smoothie cup looks like chocolate mousse, yum!
Thanks Judy, feeling loads better now!
Ah catching up with you was def a highlight too! And thanks for the yoga mat shout – the more yoga I do the more i realise my 4 year old yoga mat smells and those yoga mats are AMAZING – def saving some pennies for them:)
Aren’t they incredible? Totally worth the cash I have to say!
I think I could quite happily spend my day watching milk swirl into iced coffee… Isn’t it just the prettiest thing ever?
Hope this week picks up for you, my running’s been slacking too what with being away and now I’m bloody ill. No way I’m going to tackle a long run when having hot flushes before even starting!!
Totally! It’s one of my little pleasures in life! Oh no, sorry to hear you’ve been feeling ill, hope you are feeling better :-)
Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling a bit pants :-( but on the plus side your food looks awesome. And I LOVE the yoga pants!! They’re so lovely, go New Look! They need to do more fitness gear. Seriously lacking affordable cool fitness outfits in the market.
My family and friends tend to pick me up when I’m down…otherwise cake always helps!
Thanks Anna! Yep the New Look Sports range is really nice, yey for high street gym stuff! Cake always helps :-)
That photo of your iced coffee looks amazing! Looks like you’ve had some really tasty food this week, and well balanced with your exercise.
Thanks Emma! Funnily enough I am feeling really balanced with exercise at the moment :-)
Those leggings are beautiful but I think the stand out picture in this post is.. that cupcake. Oh. My. Goodness! I have a severe case of food envy and it’s barely 10am!
Haha thanks Claire, it was delish!
Love those leggings!!! Am off to go look them up right now :)
I need that yoga mat in my life.