Hey guys! Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post. I’m feeling 100% better now. I have no idea what was wrong me me, must have been a 24 hour thing but it’s now long gone and a distant memory. 🙂
Luckily my appetite returned in bucket loads yesterday morning. I was so happy as I would have hated to have missed this weeks WIAW party hosted by the lovely Jenn!
Since I was working extra hours at my retail job yesterday I didn’t have time to go to the gym so before breakfast I did my abs and core workout plus a hip opening yoga podcast from Yoga Download.com. Normally I would have felt a little guilty about not being able to go to the gym. But I was really surprised as I’ve found it really hard to shake off that kind of attitude. I know that I eat well and workout out lots so not making it to the gym to workout when it is on my workout schedule really shouldn’t really get to me. This is something that I have considered when formulating my new fitness program, which I can’t wait to start and share with you later this week.
After my yoga session I had a lovely breakfast of pink apple and cinnamon granola with raspberries, a chopped apple and a chopped pear, vanilla rice milk and some smooth peanut butter.
I adapted the recipe for my salad slightly and it included mixed living lettuce leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, figs and almonds. I made a lovely salad dressing made from canola oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and salt. The dressing still gave me that sweet and salty mix that I love so much. But, I will definitely be trying it with the salted walnuts next time too- they sound like such a great snack!
Ragnhild is a genius!
In the afternoon I snacked on a gingerbread Nakd bar and an apple. As soon as I got home I was straight in the kitchen to make a version of my Aubergine and Kale Coconut Curry:
Rather than green lentils I added in some chick peas that I cooked up at the weekend and left out the kale, but had some steamed chard in coconut oil on the side. This was just what I needed after a busy and long say at work. I’m doing another extra shift today too and have lots of this left over for tonight’s dinner. I thought doing a few extra shifts at work every now and then would be a great way to get back some routine in my life. Sitting reading and writing a thesis day in and day out can be quite monotonous and sometimes unproductive as I know I can leave unfinished tasks till the following day. Hopefully throwing more activities into my week will make me far more productive.
After dinner I snacked on some homemade popcorn with maple syrup and Laura’s suggestion of peanut flour.
It tasted a-maz-ing and I think it’s safe to say that I’m now definitely addicted to the peanut flour and maple syrup combo…yum! And few apples may have been consumed along the way too.
Well I better get going and bet the traffic on my way to work. Happy WIAW!!
Have you ever struggled with guilt when you don’t make it to the gym?
Do you like the salty and sweet combo? Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt is my favourite. 🙂
What is the best thing that you have eaten today?