Well another week has flown by. It still amazes me how fast this year is actually going. In a blink of an eye Christmas will be here, although I will be married before that…eek!
It has been a pretty awesome week for me and pretty non-stop with completing draft of my thesis, designing my wedding invitation suite, working and treating myself to a session at the hairdressers and a mini shopping spree.
I also wrote a guest post over at Amado Loves on Keeping Healthy for the Big Day, so if you haven’t already go and check it out!
I also managed to fit in some awesome workouts…
Monday: 20 minutes of interval training on the the cross trainer and bike, strength workout A from my new routine
Tuesday: 15 minutes of high intensity intervals on the bike and a 1 hour of Body Pump class
Thursday: 45 minutes of interval training on the treadmill, bike and cross trainer (15 minutes each) plus an ab and core workout
Friday: 20 minutes of interval training on the the cross trainer and bike, strength workout B from my new routine
Sunday: 4 mile run and abs and cork work
They are having a massive launch of Body Pump 81 next Sunday and as my luck would have it I have been given it as a day off. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for us with the new routine. I already know that mountain climbers are involved in the ab section as my instructor leaked that out last week.
This weeks foodie highlights include:
An awesome curried egg stir fry with mixed veggies and quinoa.
A fish curry with butter nut squash and soba noodles
A few weeks ago I picked up some chickpea flour meaning to make socca pizza, but totally forgot. It was definitely hide time that I made one as it has been ages since I had made one. So the other day I did! I put parsely in the pizza crust and topped it with tomato paste, green beans, mushrooms, spinach, olives, green beans, roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes and lots and lots of green pesto.
I promise never to leave it so long to have a socca pizza again as this was so good!
After talking to lovely blog reader Bronagh Twitter this week she reminded me about how delicious Total Greek yoghurt. Since I haven’t had any for so long I thought I would spoil myself to a tub as a treat. The other morning I made a bowl of oats with hemp milk, two chopped strawberries, maple syrup and some Greek yoghurt…yum!
Last night I was completely spoilt by my boyfriend who had dinner ready for my when I had come in from work. He made a lovely chana dhal with lots of veggies, rice and naan bread.
It is so nice to know that Alfie is supportive in my choices where my eating preferences are concerned. Last week he even bought some soya mince for me from the supermarket. I think it was hard for him to understand at first but he has come round and respects and understands where I am at where my current eating habits are concerned, which I am truly grateful for as he is a full on carnivore and although I could never see him following a more plant based diet he regularly tries “my kind of food” and it’s great to see him give it a go. I am really lucky to be with someone that is so understanding.
The rest of my Saturday evening was spent in front of the tv with dark chocolates, strawberries, red wine and manicure and a pedicure ensued.
My perfect Saturday night in!
Is your partner or family supportive about your dietry preferences?
Has they way that you prefer to eat ever caused any arguments?