Hi everyone! 😀 How are your weeks’ shaping up so far? I’ve had quite a good week so far, nothing exciting but nothing to complain about either.
Breakfast on Tuesday was an amazing bowl of yumness! I put my oats in the fridge the night before with some brazil nut milk and Yeo Valley vanilla yoghurt and topped them with berries and cinnamon.
Oh my! The oats were so light and fluffy due to the addition of the yoghurt. I was in over night oats heaven.
For lunch I raided the freezer and pulled out a bag of my Pumpkin Soup.
I also had an two sliced kiwis and some blackberries.
My mid-afternoon snack colour co-ordinated nicely with lunch:
A enjoyed my slice of ginger bread with a pear and some berry tea.
Super speedy dinners are my faves during the week. I made a red Thai curry from broccoli, aubergine, hispi cabbage, red pepper, onion, courgette and mushrooms.
I served it with some Clearspring buckwheat soba noodles and plain roasted tofu.
This was followed by two chopped pink lady apples and two avocado cups.
Before this mornings workout I thought it was time that I had my first green smoothie of the week. I went all tropical with this one and mixed spinach, a frozen banana, spinach, celery, passion fruit, brazil nut milk, xanthan gum, maca powder, ground flax and wheat germ.
I topped this little bowl of tropical sunshine with coconut, dates, omega mixed seeds and so Dorset Cereals simply tasty muesli.
Lunch was a repeat of Monday’s I had the leftovers of my Quick and Easy Quinoa Pilaf with a nectarine and a plum.
Mid-afternoon I ate a Luna bar and an apple.
Tonight for dinner I had a whole-wheat pita pizza topped with a tomato pasta sauce (Napolina), figs and goat’s cheese. I served it with raw carrot sticks and kale crisps.
I haven’t had a pita pizza for a while and this didn’t disappoint! 😀
For dessert I had a bowl of baked dates, apple and pear slices topped with raw chocolate covered goji berries and peanut butter.
This was amazing! The dates went all gooey and fudgy inside and the peanut butter just melted into everything.
As well as some amazing eats I’ve also squeezed in some awesome workouts. On Tuesday I had my usual 50 minute spinning class which I followed up with a 30 minute interval workout on the cross trainer. This morning was a another sweat-fest cardio session that included 45 minutes of interval training on the treadmill and cross trainer and 15 minutes on the bike. I also did my usual ab routine.
I’ve been experiencing a some pain in my left knee since Sunday’s run. I don’t think it is anything serious, just a twinge now and then. So rather than my usual high rep toning workout tomorrow I’m going to do a yoga session and some stretching instead. I’m also going to change up Friday’s cardio session and stay away from the treadmill to avoid aggravating and putting stress on my knee. It would be awesome to redo my 6 miles at the weekend and I’m determined to make that happen, which is why I’m making the next few days workouts lighter. My twinge in my knee really is nothing, but it’s better to be safer than sorry.
Have you had an injury before? How do you deal with strains and injuries? I’ve never really suffered with anything like this before and I don’t think it is serious. I think making my next few workouts lighter is the best way to go and take each day as it comes.