Happy Wednesday! I hope that this week is treating you well. This is my first week back at work after having 2 weeks off for the Christmas holidays. So far my body is coping well with the early starts, which I’m thankful about. I’m also loving getting back into my normal routine and workout schedule.
So this is my first post of 2014. It feels like years ago since I posted my last WIAW post – well technically it was last year. Sorry somebody had to say it first! I have missed looking at other people’s daily eats, just because I’m nosey like that. This week I’m going to rewind back to Sunday, which started off with warm water and a squeeze of lemon to drink before making breakfast.
I fancied oats for breakfast and made some in the microwave using creamed coconut and almond milk. On Friday I picked up some figs from the supermarket. Normally I like to eat seasonally but I could resist these little gems. They tasted lovely on top of my warm porridge, topped with a drizzle of drippy peanut butter, oh yeah!
This breakfast was the perfect fuel for my first spinning class of 2014. I knew that I was in for a killer class and I wasn’t wrong. My instructor wasn’t sympathetic that this was our first class back at all and put us through our paces, including squats whilst cycling! It’s fair to say that I left the gym soaked with sweat and jelly legs, but I felt great!
By the time I got home and changed I was quite hungry so had an early lunch. I had some Curried Squash and Carrot Soup that I had cooked the day before and topped it with some molasses cured bacon. The recipe for the soup will be on the blog next week, it’s so good! I had a couple more rashers of bacon too as that was also amazing.
Later in the afternoon I made myself a mug of my coconut water hot chocolate:
This was great whilst watching a random film on TV and snacking on some dried fruit and nuts.
For dinner I had chicken and chips, well my version of it anyways. To save time and effort I had roasted a plain whole chicken that morning. So had some of the meat with sweet potato wedges cooked in some of the chicken juices and served with some stir fried veggies and ketchup of course. I ended up eating some raw carrots too whilst making the carrot ribbons for the stir fry.
The rest of the evening was spent getting ready for work the next day including laying out my work out clothes, choosing my outfit for work, organising my lunch and snacks and cleaning up the kitchen. After all of this preparation I was rest assured that my early morning the next say would run smoothly, and it did.
As a little treat I had a couple of stemmed ginger dairy free truffles with some liquorice and peppermint tea by candle light, whilst watching a film in bed. So rock and roll!
Do you have an evening routine to help your mornings easier?
What is the one thing that you have to do before going to bed? My thing is the washing up and cleaning up the kitchen. It really makes my mornings run smoother if it’s finished the night before.