Happy WIAW all! I hope you are all enjoying today’s party. I celebrated my WIAW in style yesterday by meeting a whole host of my favourite bloggers in Manchester.
Before heading out to catch my train I fitted in an awesome cardio workout at the gym which included a 5K run on the treadmill doing speed intervals. I then 30 minutes in total on the cross trainer, step machine and bike for a 1 hour work out plus abs and core work. It was great to be back in the gym again after a the weekend break. I felt really refreshed afterwards so I think my body really appreciated the break.
My post workout breakfast was a lovely Beet and Carob green smoothie. This included 1 small raw beet root, a banana, spinach, mesquite, carob, hemp protein powder, maple syrup, guar gum and xanthan gum. I love the beet and carob flavour combination…yum! This was so good I actually made the same smoothie again this morning after my run- 5 miles in 47 minutes and 7 seconds!
After making myself look somewhat presentable I headed to the station where a nightmare ensued with the ticket machine. The stupid machine only printed out my return journey tickets which I didn’t realise until I reached my platform. This meant I had to run back to the ticket office where there was a long queue (typical!) and sort out the little issue of not having the tickets for my out bound journey. All this meant that I missed my train, putting me an hour behind schedule. I was really upset at the time, but I made it to Manchester to meet up with the most loveliest girlies!
We headed to a lovely vegetarian restaurant called On the 8th Day for lunch where I had a lovely dhal curry with rice:
They also had a lovely selection of cakes, juices and milkshakes on offer too. Laura and Jess tempted me with the raw deal that included a delicious green juice and a raw energy ball.
After lunch we headed upstairs and raided the health food shop. I couldn’t really justify buying anything since I bought so much form Whole Foods the day before. But a health food blogger will always be a health food blogger who just cannot resist interesting and new products:
Raw chocolate mulberries, raw camu camu berry powder, apricot kernels, Fruitein sachet.
At one point we were discussing the joys of sabra hummus over lunch and basil tofu over cocktails. It was completely surreal, but it was great meeting with people where it seems normal to discuss these things. This is what I love about blog land! It’s just full of so many amazing people who share similar interests and passions and I truly believe that I have made some fabulous friends.
But sadly it was time to say good bye and catch the train home. I picked up an amazing super wholefood shaker salad and edamame bean salad at Marks and Spencer’s to eat on the train.
And it was most certainly time for dessert when I got home where I mixed an Alpro soya dark chocolate dessert with some soya youghurt and smooth peanut butter. I topped this with some Dorset Cereals high fibre flakes and an apple was consume on the way too.
The bloggers meet up was the most perfect way to end the most fun filled weekend that I’ve had in a long time. I’m definitely looking forward to the next meet up!
Have you meet up with any other bloggers before?
What is the best thing you have eaten at this weeks party?