Hello lovelies, I hope your week is going well. My week has mainly been spent revisiting an old friend going by the name thesis. Yup! I’m back in that studying groove again hopefully for the last time EVER!
My PhD exam is coming up soon and I need to know my thesis inside out and back to front. Considering I hadn’t picked it up since September last year when I handed it in I was quite concerned about whether I would remember anything. After reading the first few chapters I feel quite comfortable with it so far and remember more than I thought I would. This has definitely boosted my confidence a little about the exam and that I won’t enter my examiner’s office in a blubbering mess. Considering how I felt last year about little old me in the midst of a plethora of super intelligent neuroscientist I feel reassured that I will be able to defend my work to the best of my abilities.
I can do this!
This week I’m going to share with you everything that happened on Monday. It was pretty much a mixed bag for me as both me and Alfie were off work so we got to spend some time together. It also meant that we got to recover after having the house full of people at the weekend. It was the day that I started my thesis revision. It was also the day that I received some very upsetting news about an old school friend who I haven’t seen for years.
I started the day the right way with some hot water and lemon. I have been determined to have this every morning to help my digestion and balance my pH levels. I can already feel the benefits and I haven’t missed a day so far yet.
For breakfast I made a Blueberry and Strawberry smoothie in a bowl topped with Urban Fruit dried strawberries and drippy peanut butter.
The smoothie contained frozen blueberries, ice, almond milk, water, strawberry hemp protein powder, spinach, honey and guar gum. It was super cold but very delicious.
I warmed up with a chai latte made with unsweetened almond milk with some coconut oil. I’ve been reading about adding coconut oil to hot drinks a lot in the blogosphere and thought I would give it a go. The latte had a lovely creamy texture, yum!
I ate breakfast over the last installment of Lord of the Rings before I started studying. There is nothing better than a lazy morning. It sounds so wrong, but feels so right!! =)
Lunch was a quick salad consisting of mixed leaves, courgettes, roasted squash and plantain:
During my afternoon study break I enjoyed some apple spiced tea with half a chocolate chip muffin and a chopped apple.
That muffin was definitely a great afternoon treat for some added energy for a couple of hours more studying. I love giving myself treats like that when I’m studying it gives me something to look forward too after lots of hard work.
Dinner was lovely spaghetti Bolognese using lamb mince and my own homemade tomato sauce with the added benefits of diced carrots and celery and topped with grated cheese. I also got an extra veggie fix from my courgette noodles moonlighting as pasta.
Later in the evening I had a bowl of frozen cherries, almonds, Greek yoghurt topped with maple syrup and cinnamon.
OMG! This was like heaven in a bowl, loved this! This was swiftly followed by a comforting night time chai latte before bed time.
Overall it was a pretty tasty day of food. I really enjoyed every single meal, got to love good food days! =)
Have you ever doubted your own abilities? How did you overcome this?
How did you feel when you achieved success when you previously doubted yourself?