Hey guys! I hope you are all having an excellent week! I cannot believe it is the middle of the week already…yay!
This week has been very relaxed for me in comparison to the last few weeks of August. My days are still very productive and I have been tackling that wedding to do list and other projects. I love ticking things off my to do list, so satisfying!
Although when I eventually get my corrections back for my thesis from my second supervisor I’m sure it will be full steam ahead again.
So, it’s Wednesday and that can only mean one thing:
Yep! I’m back for another WIAW! I do love enjoying all of this delicious food fun. It’s great seeing what everyone eats on a daily basis and definitely an awesome source for inspiration if you are in a bit of a food rut.
This week I’m going to share with you my daily eats from yesterday if you don’t mind. I haven’t been feeling myself the past couple of days, feeling very hormonal, tired, snappy and temperamental. I’m on my period at the moment and the way that they affect me on the first couple of days can be like swings and round abouts. Over the last 6 months since changing my birth control they haven’t really effected me at all. I’m prone to the usual stomach cramps, a sore back, tiredness and feeling cranky. But, I haven’t had any of these symptoms for ages so it was a shock when the mood side of things resurfaced this week.
Since I wasn’t feeling myself my appetite was also effected and I ate a lot less than I usually do.
I didn’t feel like eating much for breakfast so I made a snack plate of a chopped banana, fresh strawberries, a fresh peach with lots of peanut butter and blueberry jam. This was lovely and I thought the sugar in the jam might perk me up a little.
Before breakfast I got a rush of endorphins from my gym workout. I decided to switch it up and try Laura’s 3,2,1 workout. This workout is hard core, love it! I ended up in a complete sweaty mess, but did feel great afterwards. Nothing like a it of a sweat fest and an endorphin rush to make you feel great.
After getting some stuff done me and Alfie had to pop out to run some errands.
OOTD: floral dress: Warehouse, cardigan: Zara, leggings: H&M sandals: Office.
It’s great that I know that I can still get some use of my summer dresses by adding some leggings now the temperatures have dropped.
Whilst out we picked up some lunch from Marks & Spencer’s:
The most delicious falafel and spinach wrap and a fruit salad. I love me some falafel! =)
I was feeling a little tired by the afternoon, so grabbed a soya gingerbread latte (sans coffee) for a afternoon pick me up.
During our errand run my mood did lighten especially after we made reservations at our favourite restaurant The Saxon Mill for our rehearsal dinner.
I just love this restaurant as it’s set by the river and has some amazing views.
Because I never had my usual morning snack I thought that I better have something in the afternoon regardless whether I felt like it or not.
I made a delicious and tangy peach smoothie. I’ve been definitely been making the most of peaches this week before they disappear for another season.
For dinner I made a char sui stir fry using broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, pineapple and spring onions with some pressed and marinated tofu that I baked earlier on in the day.
This was so tasty! Alfie loved it too. He had hos with coconut and lime rice with chopped pork. I was definitely feeling more myself after this meal.
In the evening we cosied up on the sofa with a duvet and watch some TV. And the first time that day I was feeling that I could eat more food so headed to the kitchen to fix a snack plate.
Licorice and Mint tea with salted pretzels and coconut raw chocolate. I even went back for more chocolate and pretzels, a sure sign that I am back to normal.
This definitely isn’t a normal day of food for me as my meals are usually way more voluminous with more snacks, but I really wasn’t feeling my self, damn hormones!
I’m happy to say that I am very much feeling like my usual self again, which poor Alfie is pleased about. He coped so well putting up with my snapping!
How do your periods affect you? Do they affect your mood more or do you suffer with more physical symptoms?