Friday, 31 December 2010

Birthday fun then the year is done!


I just wanted to wish everyone an early HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Have fun celebrating tonight, enjoy some time with your loved ones and a glass or two of vino ;-)

It's actually my birthday today and I've had a lovely time. A killer gym workout, followed by lunch and a glass of sparkly stuff with my best friends and then boyfriend time :-) I'm typing this as boyf is in the bathroom makng his face baby soft. Woop woop for non-prickly new year kisses!!! :-) Actually....he's just making himself respectable before we head off for new years dinner with my parents!

I hope 2011 is amazing for you all!

Much love
x x x

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Lentil and tomato salad

Hey! How is everyone? I'm feeling good after another great treadmill workout. After a pretty busy day in the surgery, I hit the gym for a sweaty betty hill/interval run, followed by some sprints alternated with upper body weights. Fab! :-)

My workout was followed by a great post-workout dinner - lentil and tomato salad, served with a couple of slices of cracked black pepper ciabatta. A great protein-rich dish to aid muscle recovery :-)

For this salad, I basically threw in loads of chopped cherry tomatoes, onion, green lentils and capers. I mixed everything together along with salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and a splash of lurvely olive oil. My tummy is happy :-)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently on that movie :-)

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Back into the exercise groove


I just had a great 90 minute treadmill run in the gym below my flat. Just what I needed after 3 days of sedentary christmas celebrations. It's amazing how quickly you can start to feel different when you're used to exercising most days. I usually find that after a couple of days off, I'm dying for a run to stop me getting fidgety!

Are y'all back into your exercise routines yet? Has anyone got any specific goals for 2011?


Vegan cupcakes and mince pie madness!

Hi guys! I hope you all had a wonderful christmas. I had a lovely boyfriend and I decided to have a go at making our very first traditional turkey dinner. I ate vegan....he ate pork stuffing, turkey, bacon and sausage!!! Needless to say, we did good!!

One of my christmas pressies from a friend was this wonderful box of vegan cupcakes...they are soooo yummy! Must get the recipe :-) My batch of mince pies also came out quite well....still, there's stiff competition from my boyfriends mum!

Hmmph! I'm back at work tomorrow :-( Why does time speed up as soon as it reaches christmas? One good thing though....I can't wait to get back into my exercise routine again. 4 days off and I've got itchy feet!

I need to start planning for the year ahead. I like to set myself goals when the end of each year comes around....some new fitness goals are in the pipeline I think. What are your new year goals/resolutions?

I think one of mine is to update my blog more regularly! :-)

Much love xoxo

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas trees and mince pies....priceless :-)

Hi Guys!
How are y'all? :-) Writing this blog marks, for me, the end of a wonderful Sunday. I started the day with a clean up of the flat and then headed to the gym for a fab workout. Hills on the treadmill and a spinning class :-) Just what I needed.

Then I met up with my man and we had a long lunch in a local organic cafe. Soooo nice! I love just sitting, chatting and holding hot mugs of tea. Then.....we finally got our christmas tree :-) We were the last customers of the whole year and we turned the last little christmas tree into something to be proud of. We drank mulled wine and I made a batch of traditional mince pies for my boyfriend to enjoy in his lunchboxes. They were a hit!

To round up we decided to watch "Priceless" with Audrey Tatou in it. It was fab! I love a good movie night!

Are you all feelinig christmassy yet? I'm definately feeling more festive after today :-)

x x x

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Fluffy dressing gown to the rescue!

Hi guys! Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I've had a lot on my mind recently and haven't had the energy to muster up the words for a blog entry.....needless to say, here I am, making a return at 4.15am!!!
I just woke up to a snow scene outside the window. Yes, it's blummin snowed AGAIN, meaning more two hour commutes to work on ram packed buses....sigh. We may have a white christmas after all.
Anyway, I'm currently wrapped up in my new, thick, fluffy dressing gown. It saved me. I'm toasty now :-) I'm under my duvet thinking about the day to come and of the one just passed - I actually had a great saturday :-) Slept in late, gym and spinning, lunch with my man, christmas DVD shopping (we decided we needed to have a back up plan for the imminent bad TV over christmas) and then a trip to see my little grandma who was 90 years old yesterday! Breakfast today was half a wholemeal bun, toasted with PB and maple syrup, and a clementine. Scrummy. Ive been instructed by my doctor to eat 3-4 small meals a day at the moment as my appetite has recently suffered due to a prolonged episode of depression (hence the insomnia). It's amazed me how "physical" depression can be. I've suffered from it in the past but this time round it wiped me of everything I had. I'm now on the road to recovery and am working towards a nice christmas :-)
One of my new years resolutions is to blog more regularly. Gonna put it into action now though!
What are your new years resolutions?
much love x x x