I will be posting food and workouts that I have enjoyed, and will be sure to post inspiration I stumble upon in similar blogs.
I think it is appropriate that I start my first blog with how I start every morning - my breakfast smoothie:
For lunch I roasted some asparagus, mushrooms and tomatoes to go with some poached eggs on toast. Roasting the veg completely changes the flavour, and because I knew I'd be photographing it I even made an effort with the presentation ;-)
For dinner tonight I made a soup with lentil, carrot and tomato, boosted with some pea protein powder and cubes of avocado to balance out the fat and protein content of the meal. I liked how basil-y it was but was disappointed with the chili not coming through. I was also disappointed with my stupidity in putting HOT soup in the blender and promptly lost about 10-15% of my dinner to the kitchen surfaces, cupboards, floors and my clothes. I've been used to a blender that has a very slow setting that is ideal for soups, something which the blender here at my mum's house doesn't have....doh!
Today I also put myself at the mercy of my equally (if not more) fitness enthused boyfriend as he had me running sprints in between trees at the park. I was slightly worried I would be followed by dogs on their walkies as I ran from tree to tree, but thankfully they didn't show much interest! It killed my quads like I have never known, which I guess comes from engaging leg muscles differently to how I normally do on a steady long run or high intensity intevals on a treadmill. I'm trying to shock my body into new routines, terrains and outdoor conditions in preparation for a couple of events I have coming up in the next few months.
Thanks for reading my blog today - I look forward to posting again!