Anyone else so happy it’s Friday?
Rocking my army jacket, Laura wardrobe staple stripy top and gorgeous necklace from H&M
Don’t get me wrong, I love my job but knowing that we have the extra long bank holiday weekend coming up is awesome, plus its pay day for me which means epic grocery shop! As we are forecast some rain I’m looking forward to a weekend spent at home cooking in my kitchen, drinking coffee and getting caught up!
This week has actually been pretty great, I’ve been studying away on my IIN health coaching course and getting lots of tasks done at work. I have strangely been starting to feel quite autumnal! Although the days have still been warm and (mostly) sunny, I have started to notice the mornings getting darker and chillier. Definitely feeling that late summer / early autumn vibe and I love it!
Some of my eats this week have reflected that summer / autumn mix:
Breakfasts: home made raw carrot raisin bread with raw almond butter, apple and vanilla spinach green smoothie, sweet potato smoothie with muesli, persimmon, peach and coconut butter for dipping plus a green smoothie on the side, cherry and banana almond milk shake (eaten with un pictured eggs and avocado)
Snacks: watermelon slushie, apple with cashew butter for dipping, bowl of peanut flour and coconut flour paste with apple for dipping, peach vanilla bean smoothie in a bowl with coconut
This weeks workouts:
- Saturday – REST
- Sunday – 20 min HIIT, Kettlecise class
- Monday – 5 min warm up on cross trainer, workout 1, 10 min HIIT on bike
- Tuesday – 20 minutes cardio on machines in gym, Body Pump class
- Wednesday – 60 minute level 2 Yogaglo Vinyasa Flow
- Thursday – Active REST – walking to town and back
- Friday – 5 min warm up on cross trainer, workout 2, 10 min HIIT on bike
As I was saying I decided to come up with a fresh strength training programme. I’m certainly no expert and this is just what I came up with for me, but I think its fairly balanced and I’ve been enjoying doing it!
I’ve been using a 50lb / 40lb barbell for the squats / deadlifts / lunges and then dumbbells between 6 – 8kg for some of the other stuff. Feeling really good about the balance in my work out week at the moment :-)
On the Love List this week…
I got this as a treat with some birthday money as my old mat was literally falling apart. This was a bit pricey but as I’m committed to keeping up my yoga I decided it would be a worthy investment. I got the Manduka Prolite (as recommended by Phil) and the large yoga bag, both from Yoga Matters. Also…
My first Skype date with fellow IIN student Nathalie // carrying out my first health counsellor consultations (exciting!) // wearing layers // fresh figs // planning for the future // listening to Band of Horses // getting excited about September holiday to Brighton
In case you missed it:
- Exercising at home and my dream home gym
- Sports injuries and how to avoid them
- Autumn / winter fashion – The Next Army style jacket
What’s on your Love List this week? If you are in the UK how are you planning on spending the bank holiday? Are you feeling the ‘season in between’?
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