Happy Friday friends!
I hope you have all had fabulous weeks. You can all probably guess that I have! 🙂 Despite the obvious I have also had a really productive week and managed to finish a results chapter for my thesis and a set of my student marking…BOOM!
Because I have been working from home all week I haven’t really left the house except to go to the gym. Today I headed to the shops to pick up some groceries though and thought I better make a but of an effort.
As well as being super productive I’ve also had a great week in the gym and even increase the weights on some of my strength exercises too. I’m really enjoying my strength training at the moment and looking forward to changing up soon.
Monday: 30 minutes of intervals on the treadmill and bike, strength workout 1, 5 minutes cool down on the cross trainer.
Tuesday: Yoga download hip opening podcast and 1 hour of body pump
Wednesday: 5.07 miles in 49 minutes plus abs and core work.
Thursday: 20 minute warm-up intervals on the cross trainer, strength workout 2, 10 minutes cool down on the bike.
Friday: 30 minutes of high intensity intervals on the treadmill and 30 minutes of intervals on the step machine, bike and cross trainer plus abs and core work.
Even my eats have been pretty tasty this week too. Don’t worry I’m not going to list them all just a few of my favourites.
A lovely bowl of muesli with two chopped apples, rice milk and plain soy yoghurt mixed with peanut flour…yum!
This has to be my favourite breakfast of the week and of course that meant that it included squash. It contained 1/4 cup of squash, a banana, rice milk, water, cinnamon and peanut butter. I decided to leave out all of the gums and super foods out for a change to give my body a little break, but the banana made the smoothie extra creamy.
I’m a huge fan of snack plates for lunch and this one didn’t disappoint. Rice cakes both topped with hummus, one with dates an the other with 1/4 of an avoacdo with a chopped carrrot and red pepper. This was lovely! 🙂
Lots more roasted squash with hummus have been keeping me all fuelled up in the afternoon and…
…rice cakes topped with PB and chopped a banana and…
….lots of snack bars that are rapidly approaching their best before dates.
Dinners this week have been a mish mash of sides and grains that I had prepared in the fridge, my freezer stash and leftovers to make some very random plates of food…all still delicious though…of course! 😀
Rustic Soup with Wild Mushrooms which I drained off most of the sauce to make it into more of a stew. I served it with stir fried aubergine, squash, kale, mushrooms and red pepper.
Another random that of stuff formed a pretty amazing salad for dinner the other day. It contained mixed lettuce leaves, cherry tomatoes, courgettes, sweet and salty sprouts, red pepper and smoked mackerel. I made an awesome dressing by blitzing up some watercress, soya yoghurt, lemon juice and black pepper. This was quite an odd mix of ingredients but tasted gorgeous!
Baked beans, brown rice, sweet and salty sprouts and parsnips anyone?
Since I’ve been staring at a computer screen for most of the week all I’ve wanted to do in the evening is watch some movies. So far this week I’ve been glued to Jane Eyre and Eat, Pray Love. With movies I always, and I stress always need munchies…
…and this was heaven! A chopped banana topped with peanut flour sauce mixed with maple syrup, dried cherries, and raw shredded coconut. The perfect acompliment to any movie.
I have to go back to work tomorrow, but I’m only working a 9-5 shift as I have been given 1 hour off for Christmas shopping. 🙂 I have something lovely planned to bake this weekend as part of my Budget Busting Meals, a bit of packing and I think I’m just generally going to have a chilled out Sunday with some gingerbread men for extra company…
What odd pairings of food have you been eating recently?
Do you have anything nice planned for this weekend?