Well the weather has been so stunning the past few days and a little birdie told me that it is here to stay for the rest of the week…wohooo!
The sun always makes me happy and I have definitely been making the most of it by taking my work outside with me. By 11.45 am I had already developed tan lines so on went the factor 3o.
Since it’s mid-week again it can only mean that it is time for one thing…
For this weeks WIAW I am going to share with you the eats of Monday just because I managed to take pics of everything that day.
I woke up super early on Monday morning to get to the gym when the doors opened. I did my usual Monday workout of 20 minutes of cardio on the bike and cross trainer and my upper body strength routine when I added some hip abductor exercises. I have progressively been increasing the weights week by week and I am really seeing some definition now.
After showering and ready I made a huge mug of Earl Grey tea with a bowl of fresh blueberries, a pear and an apple warmed in the microwave and topped with soy yoghurt, maple syrup, cinnamon and crunchy peanut butter. This tasted awesome!
We then headed into town to pick up some bits and went to the market where I eyeballed some honey roasted almonds and cashew nuts…yum!
After getting some data analysis done and reading my emails I fixed some lunch. I had defrosted a wholemeal wrap in the morning which I filled with spinach, mozzarella, tomatoes and green pesto. On the side I had some raw carrots with some caramelised onion hummus. Such a lovely and easy lunch. The mozzarella, spinach and tomatoes is such a classic and the pesto just made it that extra tasty!
I also snacked on some pears later too.
For afternoon snackage I had some grapes with some honey roasted almonds and cashews which we had picked up off a stall at the market, which tasted incredible. I was in and out of the bag snacking on them all day!
For dinner I made a quick Thai green curry using a shop bought paste and some full fat coconut milk. I also added aubergine, broccoli, mushrooms, red peppers, green beans and sweet corn. I had this with some brown rice. Thai green curry is always a winner in my books.
Dessert was also delicious as it involved pretzels, Drogba chai dark chocolate with some Lindt milk chocolate and fresh blueberries. Definitely a fab flavour combination.
Later in the evening I snacked on 2 apples with a huge mug of chai tea and read my book which I started at the weekend…bliss!
Sometimes I can be so senseless where the sun is concerned when I am at home and forget to put sunscreen on. When I am on holiday abroad I am far more vigilant. I am trying to be far more aware of the sun rays in the UK now even on cloudy days as those UV rays can still do some harm.
Are you more vigilant with sun protection when you are abroad than at home? Is sun protection already a part of your daily routine?
On a completely different note. Do you remember that I discussed wanting to record a vlog in my New Makeup Buys post? Well I only went and recorded one yesterday. I think I sound like a complete dizzy idiot but I will be posting it on the blog soon so watch this space!