Oh Starbucks you know how to market to us autumn loving ladies! September has been a fabulous month for me. As I said when I stopped my weekly Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link posts, this is a much chunkier monthly catch up post, so get comfortable while I tell you all about my September…
Porridge with blackberries, figs and almond butter
Veggie and egg scramble with avocado and feta
Lentil and feta salad
Slow cooked beef with roast brussels and sweet potato
Peach and blackberry gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free crumble!
Almond butter chocolate chip cookies with sea salt
This month I’ve really started refocusing myself, as treat eating was getting a bit out of hand in August with all the celebrations I had going on. I’ve been having lots of lentil salads, scrambled eggs with veggies, feta and avocado, porridge with an egg whipped in, butternut smoothies and roasted veggies. I found out earlier in the month that I have low iron levels so I make sure I eat organic beef once or twice at least. I love slow cooking beef and then having it with those roast veggies. I’ve been totally digging all the figs, pears and peaches, and for treats I’ve also been making my almond butter cookies and healthy crumble as well as enjoying a piece or two of raw chocolate of an evening.
I’m pretty much obsessed with chai lattes and cinnamon rolls (must be Starbucks’ version!) at the moment too. Keep an eye out for a healthier version of the cinnamon roll coming soon. Joe & the Juice has also become our fave new hangout and we’ve enjoyed a couple of Saturday mornings chilling with their amazing coffee and tasty green juice.
Running has been the biggie this month of course! What has surprised me was that I still want to run, although not over 5k! I’d quite like to run a 5k on a weekend and that’s what I’ve been doing.
I’ve also been keeping up with metafit and refocusing on yoga and some strength training. My ideal workout week would be metafit x 2, a 5k run, one yoga session and one strength training session.
My best wear of the month is, without a doubt, this leather jacket from Hush which I LOVE. Of course I shared how I decluttered and created my capsule wardrobe and that has been awesome.
Ah, so much to love about September! I just adore this time of year. I’ve had some lovely days out with Fin catching up with friends, going to soft play and getting coffee and cake together. The Great North Run was a big highlight of course, as has been clearing out the flat, and finally some more positive signs on us getting moved after what can only be called a catalogue of bad luck. James had been keeping back some holidays in case we moved, but we decided to get them booked in and in early November we are heading off to a lakeside lodge (with a hot tub!) in Yorkshire for a short getaway. I can’t wait!
- My latest for Huffington Post – Are you eating too much healthy food?
- How to create a capsule wardrobe and why you’d want to
- Breaking the sugar / energy cycle
- How to be consistent with healthy eating
- My last half marathon: The Great North Run
- Happy Health Chat – healthy routines and we’re not perfect
- Butternut squash smoothie recipe
- Sweet potato and cabbage hash recipe
On the biz side of things some very exciting developments, the new site will be coming very soon so watch out for that in the next few days! I’ve also started working on my ebook and a new ecourse, but that work is taking a back seat until the new site is live. I sometimes wish there were more hours in the day! I’m also looking forward to seeing my recipes in Superfood Magazine which is out in late November I think. I’ve also just started a new mastermind group for health coaches and that has had a great response too!
I’ve done pretty well with my September goals and I’m raring to go with my October ones:
- Be consistent with eating well and exercising for the whole month
- Have a definitive plan of action for our housing situation by the end of the month
- Have the new website up!
- Have at least two family days out
- Do another parkrun
Bring it on October!
How was September for you? Do you have any goals for October?
Great round-up! Well done again on the running, and that’s great that you still want to run. I like parkrun too, it’s very chilled :) Autumn is also my fave time of year – it’s so pretty. I’m going to try and get out on some autumn walks now my race is also over (!) and am doing two lots of 15 minutes Yogaglo every day. I love it :)
Thanks Lou! I bet that yoga is lovely, I really need to refocus on that for me x
Ahh feta, egg, avocado scramble…need this in my life!!
House move stress is so annoying. I feel your pain. I still don’t have a move date yet, which is somewhat problematic as I don’t have a sofa or a dining table any more so my living room is rather empty. It’s unsettling Alfie as well. But I’m glad it’s not this week (like it was originally) as I’m only just back from Iceland and then with the marathon on Sunday it’d be a big stress! Hopefully yours will be sorted soon.
Hope it gets sorted for you soon Anna, we have just decided to move in with my parents while we rent this place out but we have some viewings this week so fingers crossed we’ll be sorted before Christmas!
For me treat eating started to get a bit out of control in September! People at work kept buying cakes and cookies and it was difficult to say no! Now I am working towards getting back to my normal healthy eating which is going well but I am realizing that once you start having more treats you want to eat them all the time! I am replacing them with healthy snacks though.
Lakeside lodge, with a tub? That sounds amazing! Have a great time!
Look forward to seeing your new website..
Haha, I know that feeling Petra! I’m having an issue reducing the cinnamon rolls at the moment!
Mmm I too love Starbucks cinnamon rolls! :)
Glad you are still loving the running. I am planning on doing my 50th parkrun next weekend- we are away this weekend so I have to wait, but it is also the first birthday of my local parkrun next weekend so it’s pretty good that I will celebrate that at the same time :)
Booking a break away sounds perfect :)
They’re amazing aren’t they! Oooh how exciting for parkrun! I still need to get myself along to another one, soon hopefully!
I have missed your Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link posts! Cant wait to see your version of the Starbucks cinnamon roll, because their version is off limits for me at the moment.
Love the Hush leather jacket! I found mine at River Island and have been wearing it all week! Quite a steel at £120
Have a great week!
That was supposed to be steal (*shakes head*)
Aww glad you’ve enjoyed the post! You know I never look in River Island, must start checking it out! Hope you have a lovely week too Judy :-)