Hey lovelies, hope you are having an amazing Sunday! I hear there’s a heat wave on the way for next week, so perhaps summer is really on it’s way! Last weekend I enjoyed making a floral mid summer mandala, I felt like a kid again playing with daisies and flowers from the fields near our flat. This week has been a mostly good for me, the only negative thing has been poor Finley having a tummy bug (meaning I have been covered in vomit most days and nights!) However the good things have most definitely outweighed that! I went to view a house and it is pretty much perfect. We will be buying it (my manifesting approach talking!), we even have someone viewing our flat next week!
Feta and lentil salad
Fried eggs and avocado
Kale salad from Bills
Chocolate cherry green smoothie
Porridge with roasted stone fruit puree mixed in and topped with peanut butter
Choc cherry smoothie bowl topped with nut butter, coconut, bee pollen and frozen blueberries
Scrambled eggs with feta and avocado
My Goodness Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Mash meal
Zeo mixed berry drink
I’ve felt so disorganised with food this week I’ve ended up living on Kirsty’s and My Goodness meals, eggs with avocado and cherry green smoothies (always made with spinach, frozen cherries, PurePharma PR3 chocolate protein powder, raw cacao powder, mac powder, Lean Greens powder, a little coconut oil then almond milk or coconut water), I must have had 5 or 6 of them this week! I guess it could be far worse. That kale salad from Bill’s was delicious. I had the pleasure of meeting Bexx from Steak and Barbells and we met in the new (to me at least) Bill’s in Durham. It’s certainly going to be my favourite place in Durham now! I’ve also enjoyed a few refreshing Zeo drinks I was kindly sent. I’ve written for the Zeo website a few times over the last couple of years, they are delish!
- Monday – 15 minute yoga
- Tuesday – Rest
- Wednesday – HIIT like a girl workout from Fitness Blender
- Thursday – Short run + yoga
- Friday – Rest
- Saturday – Rest
- Sunday – 3 mile run (planned!)
So last week I was really chuffed with my 4 mile run. I know that the weather is crap this morning so I’m only planning a shorter run with the aim of upping things next week. James and I are registered for the Great North 10K next Sunday, however my parents can no longer baby sit and there isn’t anyone else I could leave Finley with for that long so after a chat we’ve decided that James will run the race (his first ever race!) and I’ll be on the side lines with the little man. Exciting! Due to Finley’s naps I missed Metafit this week again, but really enjoyed that Fitness Blender workout which was very similar to Metafit anyway so I definitely got a good workout in.
In a couple of weeks I’m having a fancy pants photo shoot (eek!) and I’ve been trying to plan some outfits. Currently I’m eyeing up some maxi dresses like this colourful floral number from New Look and a more monochrome one like this from Topshop. I can’t wait to have some nice pics done but I’m pretty nervous about it too!
Periscope! If you haven’t heard of the newest hottest social media platform you will be very soon. Periscope allows you to broadcast live videos and watch others live videos. Videos are saved on the platform for 24 hours so if you miss someone you are following recording live, you can watch it back. I am in LOVE with it! I’ve only broadcast once so far but I can see me easily getting addicted. I also really enjoy watching others ‘scopes, you really get to see ‘behind the scenes’ in peoples lives. Above is one of my fave people Denise Duffield Thomas aka Lucky Bitch. I love her biz tips videos. Make sure you follow me @lauraagarwilson, I’ll be broadcasting later today! Also…
The end of the Fabulous YOU course that started in May and the AMAZING feedback from my fabulous ladies! // Fin getting the all clear at his cardiac check up and a great report from our health visitor on his development // having a great chat over lunch with Bexx from Steak and Barbells // really investing in my biz with a new bootcamp and membership of the Female Entrepreneur Association // inviting positivity into my life again in a BIG way
- Nutravita and £100 Amazon giftcard GIVEAWAY
- Talking beach body ready on Happy Health Chat
- Finley turning 10 months
- Recipe for gorgeous (and healthy!) mini cheesecakes!
- This beautiful ring from Violet Grey
- My recipe for lime, ginger and honey cordial and a bunch of other delicious recipes in the FREE Kinetico Water Recipe E-Book
- 6 Gluten Free Bread recipes via I Quit Sugar
- 5 reasons why being flawed is perfect via Mind Body Green
Is there a place that serves healthy food near where you live? Durham has always been pretty rubbish for this, but now that Bill’s has arrived I know I have somewhere that James and I can go for healthier / gluten free options! Have you checked out Periscope yet?
Good luck to James in his first race! Those maxi dresses are both lovely. x
Thanks Lily! I know I can’t decide which to get!
Ok, my responses to this post go as follows:
>NEW HOUSE EXCITEMENT
>That pulled pork meal is beyond delicious, may have to nip out and pick up another one
> Breakfast at Bills is so good, wish we had one near me
> So glad you’ve joined FEA, I’ve had to stop my membership due to cutting costs, but I’ve got all the monthly packs saved and I honestly think it’s one of the best membership programs out there at the moment.
> Hope Fin is feeling a bit better now
Never mind my new house excitement, I can’t wait to here from you about baby!
Good news about Finley’s health check :)
And exciting news about the house- stay positive.
I love Bill’s- there are ones in two towns nearby now which is fab- they do such lovely breakfasts too although they do keep changing their menu- good in a way because they come up with lovely new things to try, but also sad- they used to do the most amazing butternut squash soup. Also they have so many lovely salads and small plates so it is easy to pick and mix and make a meal out of the side dishes and things. Yum.
It sounds like a sensible choice with the race next week too- watching a race is exciting and it is nice when doing your first race to have someone on the sidelines cheering (and holding bags etc) so I am sure James will appreciate that.
I’m really looking forward to watching him race, I think he’ll love it!
That kale salad from Bill’s is so good! Had it for lunch a couple weeks ago. And those Maxi dresses look so cute Laura :D
Isn’t it lovely, I can’t wait to get back to Bills again!
I can already feel Periscope (and Meekat?!) creeping into my life as much as I feel I don’t need more media input! It’s hard not to embrace it though when it’s so new and novelty ;)
LOVE Bills, it’s such a good option no matter where l go!
Haha, I know, although I have a feeling that Periscope might stick more than Vine? We shall see!
Durham has a Bill’s now!? So good, the kale salad looks amazing.
Wishing you all the luck on the house front too, I know how long you’ve been wanting to move. Fingers crossed it works out for you guys :)
I know, I was so chuffed, Durham finally has somewhere you can eat pretty healthily!
Wow! It looks like July is going to be a great month for you.
Huge congrats on the health clear for Finley! I hope he feels better soon.
You will be buying this house. Picture yourself in that bad boy and really experience how it feels to be in that place.
Sending positive vibes your way Laura!
Thanks Elise, hopefully, I am definitely working on manifesting that house!
Thanks Elise, hopefully, I am definitely working on manifesting that house!
Oh i still don’t really know what periscope is so I will watch yours as it looks like fun:) and YAY for photo shoot you will look fabulous!!!
Thanks Kezia, I hope so, going to feel like a total dork in the middle of Newcastle but hope the pics will be worth it!
Ahh finger’s crossed about the house and flat!
That pulled pork ‘ready meal’ looks rally good. Perfect for a quick meal.
I wish there was a Bills around where I live. I went to one in Bath and it was so good. We really don’t have anything like that here – just pubs and more mainstream restaurants really.
It’s a lovely meal considering it’s a ready meal really!
Yay for the house, I have everything crossed for you!
Sorry to hear about Finley, hope he is feeling on top form now!