Hey, hey hey and happy Monday!
I had such a wonderful weekend enjoying the sun. Saturday was just spent at work (standard!), but Sunday was spent enjoying this amazing Autumnal sunshine.
My sunny and chilled out Sunday started with a early morning 10K, which was just great as I took it nice and slow and enjoyed every step of it. I completed my 10K route in 59 minutes, which I was totally chuffed with.
Afterwards came my post run smoothie…nothing unusual there!
It included spinach, a banana, chocolate protein powder, water, xanthan gum and guar gum. Then on went the toppings of dried cranberries, homemade cashew nut butter and some pink apple granola. Totally delicious!
In the afternoon we headed to the park near our house for a relaxing few hours in the sun, which was just perfect. Sometimes doing nothing can be one of the best things in the world. Especially in my life at the moment as I’ve got a lot of things going on all at once. It can get a little hectic and taking some time out is very rare, so taking a walk in the park and sitting there reading seemed like bliss. It’s always the simple things.
Up until that point everything was going great. It was the perfect Sunday until randomly my belly started doing summersaults and I started throwing up. I don’t know what the hell was going on, but it wasn’t pretty for sure. After keeping a low profile all of today and sleeping lots, I’m feeling much better now.
With my stomach still feeling weak I kept my eats pretty straight forward with a small bowl of banana oats made with water for breakfast:
Although I couldn’t resist a sprinkle of cinnamon, a dollop of homemade cashew nut butter and smidgen of raspberry jam. This bowl of robust and hearty oats was just what I needed and saw me right on the road to feeling my usual self again.
With my appetite completely shot I thought it was best to eat regardless as I believe eating good food can make all the difference when recovering from a spell of sickness. So in came the rice cakes and lots of them today.
I’ve been snacking lots of plums and apples and drinking lots of tea to keep me going. Eating a little lighter, but foods that are still satisfying and nourishing has really helped my stomach. But I cannot wait to get back to normal tomorrow.
For dinner I decided to stay with the simple and easy in my stomach route with my Carrot and Lentil Soup:
I think soup is the cure for all when it comes to feeling ill. Everyone has soup when they are sick right?! It’s so comforting and medicinal I honestly felt loads better after this. Hopefully after a long sleep tonight I will be 100% again. I’m not ill that often so this bug or whatever it was really knocked me for six. Anyways, as I always say “always focus on the positives” and thankfully I’m feeling much better and ready to attack tomorrow the best I can.
What kind of foods do you like to eat when you are feeling sick?
What is your favourite flavour of soup when you are feeling under the weather?