You know those weeks when you just never seem to stop? Well I’ve had one of those weeks. I think before I go on holiday I try and get loads done and see lots of people. I have been rather proud of myself though, recently when I’ve been going on holiday I’ve fallen into the trap of getting a bit lax with exercising and keeping up healthy habits. However this week I knew I wanted to go on holiday feeling my best, so as much as I’ve been busy, I’ve made healthy habits a priority.
Workouts this week…
- Weekend: Rest
- Monday: Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown Level 1 from You Tube // hula hooping
- Tuesday: Gym – 20 minutes cardio, 15 minutes random strength exercises using dumbbells and barbell
- Wednesday: Gym – 20 minutes cardio, 15 minutes random strength exercises on machines
- Thursday: 10 minute jog // 5 minutes yoga
- Friday: Gym – 30 minutes cardio, 15 minutes random strength exercises using dumbbells and barbell
Yesterday morning I had planned to do a You Tube video but I just wasn’t feeling it so I popped on the Vibrams and jogged twice round the block, then came home and did a few sun salutations. Sometimes just a really quick bit of exercise is all it takes to make you feel good! I find that focusing on how good you will feel after working out and thinking about all the positive results of your healthy habits is a useful motivator to keep you doing them even when you get busy and are starting to slip into holiday mode!
I have also been eating pretty well considering the time I’ve had. This meal that I made earlier in the week was utterly gorgeous:
I sautéed some red onion and chard with some lentils from a carton then added a sliced peach and splash of balsamic and topped with organic goats cheese. Really, really good. I might even blog this as a proper recipe, so quick, easy and tasty!
Peaches have been featuring in breakfast too:
I made some coconut flour pancakes with fried peaches and almond butter. Frying the peaches makes them so sweet!
On Wednesday I made a vanilla cheesecake green smoothie:
I blended spinach, vanilla protein powder, cottage cheese and unsweetened almond milk. I love the slight sweet and salty taste you get by blending in the cottage cheese, plus it goes super thick and creamy!
When I was looking back at my review post, I remembered that I had an ilumi meal in the cupboard to make a nice quick dinner:
I had the lamb casserole with some roasted cauliflower and spinach and it was lovely and filling!
Yesterday while I was working at home I thought I’d have a treat snack of raw chocolate and a cinder toffee almond milk latte:
I adore those Om bars!
On the Love List this week...
My best friend emailed this to me the other day, I thought it was really nice to read. Also…
Making tea at a tea blending workshop! More on that next week // the new sports nutrition Nutribox with 35% off // 17 pieces of business advice from Ash at the Middle Finger Project // seeing the start of autumn with a few golden leaves on the grass // listening to Robyn // some really great sessions with Uniquely Healthy clients
In case you missed it:
- A recap of my August and goals for September
- Reviews of some lovely new products
- Recipe for delicious Fig, Tahini and Honey Cake
Ah only 3 days till we go to Berlin, so excited! Before we go I do have quite a packed weekend including some major updates here on the blog, I can’t wait for you all to see the new header :-)
How has the last week of August been for you? Do you struggle to keep up healthy habits when things get busier?