Well I don’t know what it is, but this morning I’m feeling on top of the world! Perhaps it’s the weekend ahead filled with Wimbledon, Glastonbury and F1 on the TV and no other major plans so I can just chill! After last weekend’s trip to York and my unfortunate bladder infection, I’m ready for a lazy one.
Outfit of the week:
I’ve just been wanting to be able to feel comfortable at work this week, and I saw this pin on Pinterest which inspired the vest and denim shirt combo.
Workouts have been good:
- Weekend – rest / walking around York
- Monday – Gym – 10 mins cross trainer // squats + chest press // 10 mins step machine // deadlift + rows // 10 mins bike // shoulder presses, crunches
- Tuesday – 30 minute Meta Fit style workout in the office with my colleagues
- Wednesday – Gym – 10 mins cross trainer // lunges + chest flyes // 10 mins step machine // single leg deadlift and reverse dumbbell flyes // 10 mins bike // sit ups, lateral raises
- Thursday – 3/4 of a Blast FX body weight PHA DVD workout (got bored towards the end!)
- Friday – Gym – 10 mins cross trainer // spilt squats, front dumbbell raise // 10 mins step machine // sumo squats, incline dumbbell chest press // 10 mins bike // sit ups on stability ball, lat machine, leg raises
Yesterday I thought I’d try out a new workout DVD I’ve been send to review. I was out of the office yesterday (and today) but have had loads of work to do. I had planned to go to the gym then, but really wanted to crack on with work. I decided to try and do the DVD, I managed about 3/4 of it before the pull of the computer made me finish and get back to work! Note to self – if busy workout first thing in the morning, or go to gym away from distractions!
Eats have been a bit of a mix up this week. I’ve been waiting for pay day so enjoyed a huge shop yesterday, but before that I was just using up random things. Eggs always seem to be good to base a meal around:
For breakfast yesterday I fancied something a bit different so whipped up a quick microwave coconut ‘rock bun’ (that’s the closest thing I can think of this being like!) I combined 2 tbsp of coconut flour, pinch of baking powder and 1/2 cup of egg whites then nuked for a couple of minutes. I wish I had added some raisins but it was great as it was:
Topped with drippy almond butter and several fresh apricots it hit the spot!
This week I’ve been enjoying lots of mackerel. The honey smoked variety from Sainsbury’s was a nice change to the usual mackerel tinned in olive oil:
For some reason mackerel and beets go together so well!
Last night I made some simple Cajun spiced salmon:
I just sprinkled the salmon with a Cajun spice blend, wrapped in a foil parcel and baked at 200 for 20 minutes. Perfect! I love some lime juice squeezed on top as well.
In addition to the lovely Serrano ham my Aunt and Uncle brought with them, I also got the remainder of a jar of my Aunt’s homemade lemon curd to finish off. Oh my word let me tell you, this stuff is amazing! I had it with some 2% Total Greek yoghurt (on offer in Sainsbury’s) as a late night snack:
Heaven right there! I made use of it this morning on top of some of my simple protein pancakes with blueberries:
I’m not ashamed to say I licked the plate after those!
On the Love List this week…
I love Marks and Spencers. I just can’t help it! They’ve opened a big new store not far from where I live and it was rather sad how excited I was to visit it! I had a few pounds left on a gift card so treated myself to lunch. I adore those little mooli ribbon wraps, I got the Vietnamese pork ones yesterday (along with some Nacho chicken wraps) and when we were in York I had some beef ones. If only they weren’t so damn expensive! Also…
Wimbledon, Glasto and F1 on TV this weekend // Laura Marling’s new album Once I was an Eagle // full fridge and cupboards // noticing that I don’t buy as much crap I don’t need any more // raw chocolate from York // This just awesome post on Go Kaleo // feeling well again // posh coffee in the office // working with two of the best colleagues ever // lots of laughter // a couple of great calls with new Uniquely Healthy clients, feeling like I can hopefully help people is the best feeling ever
A couple of special mentions on two wonderful things this week – firstly, I’ve had a few Uniquely Healthy clients finish their 6 month coaching programmes with me, and I could not be more proud of them and what they have achieved – they know who they are, well done! Also, this was my last week of being in full time employment. Next week I go part time, and will ‘officially’ be working through Uniquely Healthy part time as well. Excited and slightly shit scared if I’m honest!
In case you missed it:
GIVEAWAY to win a fabulous Zumba goodie bag! (closes tonight!)
Strategies for eating out over at Uniquely Healthy
Lots of very interesting debate on the 5:2 diet
Two delicious summer salads for the 500 calories under £5 challenge
My experience with acupuncture
I’ve also been making a couple of little changes to the blog, you will now be able to pin any images just by hovering over the image and clicking the pin logo. I have also moved my disclosures and policies page link into the side bar to tidy up the menu at the top. Plus I’ve added a more up to date pic of me to the top of the side bar! You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter using the form in the side bar.
What’s on your Love List this week?
Are you a Marks and Spencer fan like me? I was actually checking out some of fashion, they can often have some nice pieces in there!
I am very much looking forward to more of that lemon curd, I love lemon flavour this time of year! Are you a fan of lemon curd?