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It’s all so quiet

Posted Sep 09 2011 2:20pm

Happy Friday guys!  I’m so glad that the weekend has come around again. 

It’s felt like I have been in solitary confinement all week writing my thesis and reading research papers.  All alone.  By myself.  No one to talk to.  Did I mention that I’ve been all alone.  Ha!  Ok so maybe I’m being a bit over dramatic but I do miss my lab and carrying out experiments and being around lots of people instead of being at home and in the library  in silence. 

As a result my workouts have been a saviour this week and I am really relying on then to help me keep some routine to my day.  On Wednesday I went for a 4.5 mile run in 42 minute with a 9.09 pace. :D I’ve also been doing my Thursday strength workout and today a cardio workout and abs and core.  Yoga has also been great as a stress reliever so I have been squeezing that in when I can too.

And of course there is always time for some gorgeous eats:

A delicious green smoothie in a bowl made from spinach, a banana, strawberries, blueberries, carob powder, maca powder, water, hemp protein powder, xanthan gum and guar gum topped with tropical Bear granola, cacao nibs and raw macadamia nut butter. Perfect!

Yesterday for breakfast I made a mixed cereal bowl that included puffed rice, bran flakes, pink apple and cinnamon granola and peanut butter puffins with fresh strawberries and peanut butter.  This was just lovely and it was great that I got to taste all of my favourite cereals all in one bowl.

Lots of Carrot and Lentil Soup has been making a feature at lunch times:

The previous two nights I have been eating a really simple but amazing chilli and ginger tofu and vegetable stir fry:

It’s been a while since I’ve had a great pile of veggies like this for dinner and I enjoyed every bit of it.  In to the wok went firm tofu, carrots, savoy cabbage, green peppers, courgettes, spinach, mushrooms, onion, garlic and aubergine.  The sauce was made from a sweet chilli and ginger sauce, soy sauce and ume plum vinegar and a sprinkle of roasted soy nuts was added for extra crunch. 

I’ve also been enjoying some super tasty raw chocolate in the form of an cranberry and orange Ombar. 

I haven’t had any raw chocolate for ages so this felt like a real treat. :D

After quite a silent week this weekend I’m surrounding myself with all of my bestest people.  On Saturday night I’m attending one of my best friends wedding reception as a conclusion to the Mendhi party that I went to last weekend.  I couldn’t make the actual wedding so I cannot wait to party it up and celebrate my friends marriage.  Also my family are popping round on Sunday and I’ve baked some lovely lemon cupcakes.  I even made the effort and got my piping bag out too!

I hope they like them!

I’ve got a run planned and I may be going to the cinema’s to watch One Day too.  I haven’t even read my copy of the book yet, but I really want to see the movie. At least this way round I won’t be disappointed as the book is always better than the movie. FACT!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone. :)

Do you ever go insane if you are in your own company for way too long or is that just me?

What have you all got planned for this weekend?

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