Hey everyone! I hope this week is going well for you and that you enjoyed yesterday’s recipe post. It’s been a pretty productive week for me so far with getting lots done, but I cannot wait for the weekend as I have some lovely things planned.
Another WIAW post means that we are halfway through the week- I love celebrating that fact with a weekly dose of food porn. For this week’s WIAW I want to share my eats and goings on from Monday.
I had an appointment to go to in the morning which meant that I could have a little bit of a lie in, which is unusual for me and quite a treat on a Monday morning.
I got dressed and ready and went with a casual ensemble:
Casual OOTD: cropped jacket, black vest top, coral vest top, floral scarf, all from H&M, flared jeans: Warehouse, ballet pumps: Topshop.
I love the light blue colour of the jeans and the coral and beiges together. This shade of denim practically suits any colour way.
For a speedy breakfast I made a green smoothie using kale, a banana, peaches, grape juice and almond milk. I also had a Bobo’s Oat Bar in cranberry and orange which Sarah sent me in her package. Breakfast like this are great for when you are in a rush to get out the door. The cranberry and orange flavour of the bar reminded me of my hot cross buns.
My breakfast kept me full for ages so I completely scrapped my usual mid-morning snack. I didn’t feel hungry again until past lunch time around 1.30 pm.
For lunch I made a lovely salad using mixed lettuce leaves, avocado, beetroot, tomatoes and peppers. I made a dressing using some plain shop bought hummus that I thinned down with water and the stirred in some red pesto. Easy, peasy, delicious!
In the afternoon I snacked on some yummy dates and 2 rice cakes. One rice cake was topped with almond butter and the other peanut butter. It’s been so long since I had nut butter topped rice cakes, so much so that I went back for one more! Oh, so so good!
Later I the afternoon I headed over to the gym to try my very first yoga class. To be honest I didn’t find this class very challenging at all. We did some breathing exercises, a bit of stretching, the plough, sun salutations and the standing triangle and the relaxation phase.
I know that yoga isn’t just about the stretching and the more intense poses, but from a class I was hoping to be challenged and work on my poses more. I’m not sure I will be going back to this particular class again next week, but it was nice to try it. Like with most things, it’s probably just trial and error until you find a class that suits.
When I got home I made a quick and easy dinner of steamed kale and broccoli with a baked sweet potato, kidney beans and black eyed beans topped with my Honey, Mustard and Lime dressing. This meal totally represents the kind of food that I am loving right now- stripped back and simple with oodles of fresh produce.
In the evening I was feeling snacky so I made a snack plate of chopped strawberries, cherries and some Lindt salted caramel dark chocolate.
Nor a bad day of eats me thinks- lots of roobios, green tea and water was consumed too!
Everything looks so small in the photos and looking back at some of my older WIAW posts and again the serving sizes look quite small. I think photos can be very deceptive as I always make sure that my plate/bowl is piled high. I know I keep saying it, but I am in a really great place where my eating is concerned at the moment. I am not overeating and only eat when I need to, which was shown in this post by not eating my mid-morning snack as I knew that I didn’t need it. I’ve seem to have got the hang of knowing when enough is enough for my body and I’m so happy that I’m finally coming to terms with what my body needs!
Are you good at knowing when enough is enough?
Do you think you are currently in tune with your body?