Hey everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed your weekends. This weekend has been all about work for me, so I have really taken pleasure in lazy evenings in with Alfie watching movies and generally just chilling out. Sometimes it is so nice to simply do nothing.
The highlight of my week has definitely been trying on my wedding dress!
Me and my mum celebrated in Starbucks with a chai latte and blueberry muffin, amazing!
This week I have been extremely relaxed with my workouts. As I mentioned in a previous post earlier this week I have been rushed of feet to the extreme with work, wedding planning and thesis deadlines all coming to head at the same time. So working out has been the least of my priorities and I’ve just been doing bits here and there which I have really enjoyed:
Wednesday: 3 mile run
Thursday: my own 30 day Shed style workout
Friday: workout A
Sunday: MTV Yoga DVD
For me to feel comfortable in coming off my workout plan proves to me that I have come on in leaps and bounds where my views on fitness is concerned. Before I would have freaked put about “coming off the plan” even a miniscule. I think there were some insecurities there and perhaps a fear of not being in control of my life because I was unable to fit everything in.
After trying on my wedding dress and it fitting like a glove, made using the same measurements that were taken in March means that I haven’t put on any weight and have been able to maintain the same shape for all of this time. I’m definitely more confident now that my more relaxed workout routine is working wonders for me and allows me to do the things I love, eat what I want including full fat food and still maintain a healthy weight. I’m definitely loving life right now and have proved to my self that I don’t have to be sweating hours in the gym to be healthy.
This weekends meals have been the perfect example of my more relaxed and balanced approach to my health and nutrition:
A toasted wholemeal bagel and topped with sweet chilli hummus with chopped raw veggies.
Tasty combo of kiwis and blueberries! And yes I leave my skins on my kiwis out of shear laziness and because I adore them this way.
My first green smoothie in a while and it was so good! Spinach, banana, unsweetened almond milk, ice cold water, cinnamon, vanilla stevia, camu camu berry powder topped with white mulberries and goji berries.
The best snack EVER! A pink lady apple with homemade trail mix containing salted cashews, honey seeds, dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds and dried prunes, yum!
Buddha bowl love: brown rice, broccoli, red kidney beans, squash and beets. So simple and yet so delicious!
Snack plate dessert was a fab choice for a night infront of the TV it included cherries, strawberries and 2 of my Mini Dark Chocolate Chunk and Peanut Cookies. I just love these cookies the recipe will be on the blog soon so watch this space!
Carrot Cake Oats made on the hob was the incredible on a very grey and cloudy Sunday morning!
Yummy salad beast of mixed salad leaves, tomatoes, red pepper, goat’s cheese, cucumber and celery.
I’m really loving my eats and exercise right now. I think I’m going to have a delicious tofu curry for dinner tonight perhaps from our favourite takeaway as a treat after getting through a hellish week and a movie with my hubby to be.
How do you feel when you come off your workout plan? Do you feel confident enough to trust your body and be more relaxed where your eating and fitness is concerned?