Hey y’all! Hasn’t the weekend been absolutely amazing!?! I haven’t done anything exciting, but I have loved every single minute of it…weird huh? And the weather in the UK right now is gorgeous- I have a tan already! 🙂 I’ve definitely been making most of the sum today, I’m sitting outside writing this as we speak or should that be read?!? Hmmmm…
My weekend got off to a great start with a yummy bowl of mixed cereal. I made a cereal cocktail using puffed rice, peanut butter puffins and Kashi cereal and added frozen blackberries, blueberries and goji berries and a yummy white chocolate wonderful sauce.
This perfect and kept me full for hours, which was great as I was on the dreaded 10-7 shift at work, seriously who shops at 7 pm in the evening except at Christmas?
I woke up bright and early this morning to set out on my usual weekend run. I was aiming for 10 miles and I actually made it! I ran my first 10 miler in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Not the fastest pace ever by no means at all, but I was so buzzing after making that far. I’m not going to lie, it was freakin’ hard, especially the last few miles as my quads began to tighten, but I just had to keep going. If someone had told me last year that I would be running 10 mile I would have laughed in their face.
I’m feeling so inspired right now where running is concerned. I absolutely love it! I love hearing about other peoples running achievements and I would like to congratulate Laura, Becky and Sarah on their amazing runs today. These ladies are amazing runners and truly inspirational. Their progress has been so good and the best thing about their progress is that they have done it all by themselves, without any trainers. Now for me that’s inspiration right there! Geez, I’m really looking forward to my next run already!
My post run and celebratory breakfast was a socca wrap stuffed with fresh strawberries, a pink lady apple and the bee’s knee’s peanut butter sauce…
Sorry but this tasted out of this world and deserves another pic…
BAM! I’m done, but I could seriously eat this all day everyday!
For lunch yesterday I ate a gigantic salad that included mixed leaves, a peach, grapes, pecan nuts, sprouted beans, brown rice, radish and a tasty mustard and sweet chilli dressing. The dressing included Dijon mustard, sweet chilli sauce, canola oil, red wine vinegar and black pepper.
madeI also snacked on some persimmon and a a few Munchy Seeds for some extra fuel so I could make it through the last few hours at work.
This afternoon I had a large snack rather than lunch as breakfast was quite late. I’ve been in the garden all day soaking up the sun and potting some plants and a refreshing fruit smoothie seemed perfect.
This included some gala melon, two kiwis, water, ice cubes, a banana and xanthan gum…so good! I also ate a yummy Think Thin bar. I don’t like the bars name at all, but it’s loaded with 20g of protein and tasted great, dense like a brownie.
After a long day at work all I wanted to eat last night was a gigantic green smoothie with lots of toppings…
This included spinach, water, oat milk, a banana, cookies and cream spiru-tein, ground flax, ,mesquite meal and xanthan gum. I loaded this with various toppings consisting of carob coated raisins, crumbled cocoa bliss, kashi cereal and omega mixed seeds. This was my first time trying the carob coated raisins and the cacao bliss and they both taste lovely.
For dinner tonight I decided to use up half an aubergine that I had in the fridge and made a kind of aubergine cheesy bake.
I fried the aubergine in canola oil and then baked it in a tomato sauce made from tomatoes, tomato puree, veggie stock, mixed herbs and onion, mushrooms, edamame beans, olives and garlic. I then topped it with some dairy free mozzarella and ground polenta for a cheesy and crunchy crust…yum! Now I’m I’ve having cravings for strawberry frozen yoghurt, perfect for this weather!
Now to announce the winners of my Nakd bar giveaway…
Does anyone inspire you? Why do they inspire you?
I’ve always been inspired by real people rather that celebrities. One of my biggest inspirations would have to be Princess Diana for all of her humanitarian work. She gave so much of herself to charities and did so much for raise the profile of AIDS and land mines. She was definitely put on this earth for a purpose and for that short time that she was here I think she achieved what she was destined to and so much more.
I draw inspiration from other people like Dr Martin Luther King and Malcolm X for their courage, determination and pride for their beliefs and who they are. There are many people that I admire, such as all of the soldiers that go out to war and someone close to my own heart my Nan! She is an amazing and strong lady who has worked so hard to support her family, which is pretty huge: 8 children, 16 grand children and now 4 great grand children. Yah! My family is HUGGGGGGGGE!
These are all just ORDINARY people, but with extraordinary and inspirational stories to tell.