Happy Friday! How’s your week been? Mine has been jam packed! So much going on at work and at home but I’ve been loving it :-)
This weeks workouts:
- Saturday – 30 Day Shred level 2
- Sunday – REST
- Monday – 5 min warm up on cross trainer, new strength routine, 10 min HIIT on bike
- Tuesday – 20 minutes cardio on machines in gym, Body Pump class
- Wednesday – Hot yoga class at Yogalilies (with Jessica!)
- Thursday – REST
- Friday – 5 min warm up on cross trainer, new strength routine, 10 min HIIT on bike
As I was busy with the birthday party at the weekend / recovering from it and really busy, my workouts have been a little different this week. I wanted to get my sweat on Saturday so opted for the quick and effective Shred. I’ve also decided to make Thursday a totally optional workout day as I’ve been finding that I am just so busy with all the things I have going on right now. Now that most of the holidays and celebrations are out of the way I have a good stretch of about 6 weeks when my routine should be fairly constant so I thought it would be good to start a fresh strength training routine which I’ll share more on once I’ve really got it figured out! As part of it I’ve decided to cut the HIIT down from 20 mins to 10 mins – both to save time and to reduce the stress on my body. Oh and I can’t forget my Hot yoga date with Jess, it was fantastic and was such fun to go with a friend!
I’ve been trying to use up some things left over from the party at the weekend. I’d bought a load of melons for the fruit kebabs but ended up with two leftover so I’ve been eating half a melon a day for the last week! It’s been lovely for breakfast:
I had more party leftovers for snacks. Some of my raw date, almond and coconut balls (just 2 cups of pitted dates, 2 cups of almonds and about 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut chopped up in food processor, I did in two batches, rolled into balls and rolled in more coconut) were not eaten – I know, who would choose a slice of cake over a raw ball eh? ;-)
Of course the regular salads have been enjoyed too:
Romaine, spinach, cucumber, red pepper, red onion, perfect tofu, avocado
Last night I was straight out after work visiting my cousin and friend with the new born babies. By the time I got home I needed something super quick to eat:
Luckily I had a pre baked sweet potato in the fridge so I just spread that on a spring green leaf, added a generous amount of tahini and raisins and inhaled. So good!
On the Love List this week…
Plus so many things on the list this week…
new born baby cuddles! // exciting developments for future work // organic free range eggs // this post from Gena about being obsessive versus dedicated around food and healthy living – lots I could relate to // ordering a brand new yoga mat and bag // raw chocolate // Project Eve – check it out if you are a woman in business // iced coffee blended with full fat coconut milk // kind and thoughtful birthday gift from Jessica!
In case you missed it:
I’m really looking forward to this weekend as I’m planning a bit of birthday money shopping in the morning, my cousins wedding party tomorrow night then our 4th wedding anniversary (!) and my Mam’s 50th birthday celebrations on Sunday :-) Bring it on! Now for the GIVEAWAY!!!
Win a 3 month supply of True Women – Skin, Hair and Nails and Myprotein discount code
I’ve also teamed up with their sister brand, the new Myvitamins to bring you the chance to win a 3 month supply of True Woman – Hair, Skin & Nails.
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