Hi all! I hope you are all having a great week so far!
Now I could easily be talking about the weather with the title for this post as I know I keep going on about how crappy the weather has been in the UK recently. It was raining buckets yesterday!
-Alas! What I am actually referring to is my conscious effort this week to drink more water. I’m a big water drinker anyway, but I noticed last week that I haven’t been drinking as much as I should and I think that was down to the miserable weather- when the sun is shining I swim in the stuff! Rather than lots of water I have been substituting it with lots of herbal tea, which I know still contains water but it’s no the same as the pure stuff, to me anyways.
For this weeks WIAW I‘m going to share my eats and goings on from Tuesday as on Monday I was busy running around John Lewis scanning lots of amazing items for our wedding gift list and forgot to take pictures of my meals.
My morning started off really early, dropping Alfie at the train station at 5.30 am so he could make his way back to work. Once I got home I made a cup of chai tea, ate an apple and pottered about the house and waited for the gym to open.
Once the gym opened it’s doors I did my upper body strength workout with some new moves included and I increased the weights too. I also did 20 minutes of HIITS on the cross trainer and bike and some ab work.
My stomach was rumbling when I got home, so after a quick shower I made a basic green smoothie out of a banana, soya milk, vanilla stevia and kale and had it with one of my Cherry and Oat Breakfast Muffins, recipe to come!
You can’t beat a classic green smoothie and the muffin was so yummy!
I didn’t really need my usual mid-morning snack as by the time I had finished breakfast it was 9 am!!! So for lunch I was craving a mega salad, nothing new there then!
It included lettuce leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, grated carrots and vegan cheese. I made my current favourite dressing of honey, mustard, lime juice, a pinch of salt, apple cider vinegar and mixed herbs to go on top.
Lunch was good!
Later in the afternoon I snacked on a bowl of chopped doughnut peaches topped with soy yoghurt, almonds and some Caramel Apple Puppy Chow made by the lovely Sarah, its so good!
It was a pretty standard day to be honest, but a very productive one as far as editing my thesis goes. By dinner time though I’d had enough so decided to call it a day and cook dinner instead.
Dinner was a basic socca wrap stuffed with lots of peanut butter with a side of stir fried broccoli, red peppers, more kale and mushrooms with some tempeh in soy sauce, mirin, sesame seed oil and lime juice. I love simple dinners like this, it really hit the spot.
Later on I was still feeling peckish and I always make time for dessert- it’s a must!
I’ve been craving ice cream for a while now and decided to treat myself to some non-dairy vanilla ice cream last week. Chopped apples, strawberries, non-dairy vanilla ice cream dusted with cinnamon and a fig biscuit which came in Sarah’s awesome package, was a very tasty dessert.
A few extra scoops of ice cream and Caramel Apple Puppy Chow may have made it’s way passed my lips at some put later that evening too.
When I’m at home I always have a 2 litre bottle of filtered water in the fridge which I take out when I set up my “office” on the dining table to start work. I pour it in to a glass as and when I need it and make sure that I drink the whole 2 litre bottle. So with all that water and the amount of herbal tea I drink normally I think it’s easy to say that I’m well hydrated. It’s been difficult to drink so much pure water with the weather being so grey and I have preferred my tea, especially last week, but I am definitely back to my normal water drinking levels now.
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Do you make a conscious effort to drink more water?
Do you find that you find it easier to drink more water in the summer months or does the weather not bother you?