Hi all! I hope you are all having great weekends! Currently Alfie and I are freaking out over the Murray vs. Federer match at Wimbledon, it’s so exciting to finally see a British player in the final!
We’ve actually not long got back from Church and town, just in time to catch the start of the match.
OOTD: Brown mac: Zara, Bretton stripe jumper: Zara, beige skinny’s: H£M, red pumps: Mimco, gold bow earrings: Forever 21.
Enter food porn…
This was my post run breakfast of Blueberry and Raspberry Wholemeal Pancakes, super fluffy and super delicious! I will be posting the recipe soon!
I’ve fitted in some pretty great workouts this week:
Monday: 3.5 run followed by abs and core work
Wednesday: 20 minutes of HITTS on the cross trainer and bike and strength workout A
Thursday: Body Balance
Friday: 20 minutes of HITTS on the cross trainer and bike and strength workout B
Sunday: 4 mile run and yoga stretches
I had my midweek rest day earlier than normal as it was necessary after Monday’s house hunting. I’m loving this new happy and healthy approach and actually listening to my body where my workouts are concerned as well as with my eating too.
This week I thought I would try out a new class to fill the void of my beloved Body Pump class being cancelled for the summer holidays. It feels like forever that I have wanted to try out a Bikram yoga class but there is just isn’t a studio closer to me, but they have the Body Balance classes at my gym which I went to on Thursday night. OMG, I adore this class! With a complete mix of Tai chi, Pilates and yoga made it a fantastic opportunity to experience the different style of movements in one class. I’m all ready and set for next week’s class right this minute!
This weekend I have been really getting stuck in to delicious eats, as always!
On Friday night I was already dreaming of overnight oats for breakfast the next day so I made sure to prepare some before going to bed. I mixed oats, almond milk, desiccated coconut, frozen cherries and vanilla stevia and left them in the fridge to mingle over night. In the morning I was left with plump and creamy Cherry and Coconut Overnight Oats. This was heavenly!
My Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie, always good!
Last nights dinner was amazing! I made some oven baked Chinese style salmon with coconut and lime brown rice and stir fried baby corn, mange tout, purple sprouting broccoli, edamame beans and red peppers with dried chilli, honey and soy sauce. Alfie loved this so much that he polished off the whole plate!
Late night snackage: Lindt dark chocolate, a chopped apple and honey roasted peanuts.
I picked up a punnet of these super cute doughnut peaches at the green grocers on Thursday for a bargain 99p! They are really juicy and sweet and made a perfect snack with some almonds on the side.
Yesterday I ran out of time to make lunch, but luckily there is a big Sainsbury’s near my work place and I popped along and treated myself to a salad bowl. It was a complete mix of everything: giant cous cous, Mediterranean cous cous, chickpeas with sweet potatoes, a bean salad, salad leaves, sweet peas and edamame beans. Perhaps not taking lunch with me to work may become a regular thing as this was lovely!
Going to my first Body Balance class has definitely got me craving yoga classes now. Yoga is a regular part of routine anyways but I have never actually been to a yoga class before, usually I just rely on DVDs or podcasts to get my yoga fix. It’s probably because I’m too scared that I might fall flat on my face in front of everyone, but I realised after Thursday night that I can move through most of the moves confidently and actually didn’t look like a complete idiot doing them. I’ve definitely got the craving for yoga classes now!
Have you tried any new fitness classes recently? Ever been to a Body Balance class?
Are you currently screaming at the TV like a mad woman watching the tennis right now?