One of those days!

Yesterday was just one of those days. I got up really tired and was just in one of those lazy moods. I just wanted to sit on the sofa, drink tea and watch TV all day. Obviously, with a 9 month old that never happens but I did stay in my PJs all day and just pottered around the house playing and snuggling Sienna.

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I had a run ‘scheduled’ at 5:45pm with my Dad, he usually runs 10k so I was a bit nervous! I die at 5k but wanted to push myself. Well, that did not happen. I don’t think i drank and ate enough and I just did not have any energy at all, I think that is because it’s nearly that ‘time of the month’. I always lack energy the week leading up to it. I couldn’t get in the zone either and just wanted to stop every 2 mins. But i did complete my 5k even if it took me 35 minutes! Although my average pace was 6:27 which is similar to what I do when me & Warren run 5k. So even though I stopped to walk a lot more, when I was running, I was running faster because it averaged out. Do you get me?!

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So even though it was harder than normal, I guess I still did ok. We are going again on Saturday to see if I can improve & hopefully I’ll fuel myself better. It also say I burnt 390 calories which I don’t believe?! I’ll have to check that my weight is correct on it.

This morning I’m just chilling and doing some housework and then Sienna & I are walking to the park later and meeting Warren’s mum, sister & her boyfriend for playtime & dinner while Warren is at football. That should be lovely, so nice to get out!

At the moment Sienna is napping & I’m having a nice cup of hazelnut coffee from Beanies & chocolate from ohso. Perfect 🙂

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Question: Do you ever find you’re not in the mood to workout?

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A success

So yesterday was pretty successful! I did do my workout after blogging, even though it was BOILING!! and i also managed to cut down my portion at dinner. success!!

I did my favourite workout DVD, Vicky Binns Dance it off.

It’s about 40 minutes of aerobics, it is hard and then there’s the abs sections. I love this and i’m trying to do it 4 times this week. However, today i’m giving it a miss. Remember yesterdays lack of sleep? Well, today it’s even worse! I think the workout last night just killed me.. i could not wake up this morning and was grumpy because i was so tired! At work, i wasn’t busy today and i actually had an hours nap because i just couldn’t keep my eyes open!

So i think it’s better if i rest tonight and then i can feel refreshed tomorrow and get back on track! I also have a painful blister on the sole of foot that popped during last nights workout 😦 ouch!!

So following my rather painful workout, the bf had cooked a yummy chicken stir fry with egg noodles and soy sauce.

This is about half of my normal portion, so i did well! I was still a little hungry so we did have a cheeky hot chocolate just to feel a bit more satisfied..

Mm it was good, and pretty low in calories! 🙂

So now i’m just chilling on the sofa, blogging and watching some mad programme called ‘babies behind bars’, one woman has 8 children, she had TWINS when she was just 11 years old!! Really? Is that even possible?! Geez…

Todays meal up to dinner have been the same as yesterday and tonight, i think we’re having some kind of pasta & sausage meal, yum! I might just have a little snack of this beauty..

How do you keep control of your portion sizes?

Food Overdose

Yesterday was full of food! I probably did eat too much, but i had fun and a lovely day and that will add to my wellbeing aswell as my wasit line 🙂 haha! We all deserve a little treat every now and then! It started off good, we (me & the bf) had a lie-in followed by my usual breakfast of Oats, milk, banana and peanut butter. With a coffee. Filled me up good and proper ready for our day ahead of shopping! I actually really don’t like shopping, but i had a few things to get so we had to go really. It was a lovely day! We even had blue sky! annnnd i got chance to bring out the sunnies for about the first time this year! (YES, i am actually that pale….)


In the car, my bf (who by the way is called Lawrence!or sometimes i write ‘L’ for short) had some of these that he’d left in there. They were on his seat in the sun so we thought they would be melted, i opened to see and they were just fine 🙂 They were so tempting and with the nutritional information, i thought a few wouldn’t hurt!


They were so good, they tasted exactly like white chocolate maltesers, mmm! And they were on offer at only 80p per box!! Bargainnn 😉 We then got to the shops and did all the shopping i needed. I got 2 pairs of cheap ballet pump shoes but other than that it was all food really from the health food shops! I also got a tub of cod liver oil capsules at an absolute bargain price!! But that’s another post….

That dark chocolate was a bargain 😀 I picked up the health magazine from holland and barretts aswell, it looks pretty good!! I got a packet of so crispy because i’ve heard alot about them! A Vanilla power pack protein bar for after my workout tomorrow and sweet chilli sauce because i had the BEST wrap for my lunch!


Boots Shapers Sweet chilli chicken wrap! Chicken, lettuce, red pepper, sweet chilli sauce and a red chilli wrap. Yumm! 275 calories, only 3.4g fat and a great 18g protein! It was a done deal the minute i saw that 🙂 With a snack bag o’ carrots and Extra Light Oasis! I was so excited about this, i LOOVEE Oasis, but a regular bottle has about 200 calories and i’d rather eat my calories than drink them so i avoid it, but this beauty is much better;


I grabbed 2 bottles for good measure, one is chilling in my fridge as i type this! So until now my food has been GREAT! But it’s when we got home, when i get bored i start to eat and i was a little bored when we got back in the afternoon. I had 3 snacks and then a takeaway for tea! woops!

First snack was this delicious bar of goodness!


They are new so i had to get some to try them out, i got a box of white chocolate and a box of dark chocolate. For the record, i never knew how good white chocolate was until i got with Lawrence, it’s his favourite chocolate and before that, i never really ate it, now i’m hooked!Along with winegums, which i never used to eat! Talking of winegums…


Lawrence couldn’t resist this bargain, we munched through some of these and then this..


Ahhh how i love you mini eggs 🙂 It was then back for yet more winegums, geeze!!
We then had tea; We got a curry from a local tandoori house, yum! I had a chicken jalfrezi with plain pilaw rice and one poppadom. I stupidly ate a whole green chilli (which i thought was a green bean!!!!) and thought i was going to actually die!! I was literally crying and couldn’t breathe, it hurt so much! I don’t have a picture because i didn’t want Lawrence’s parents to think i was stir crazy 🙂 But it was a yummy BIG plate of food!

Me & Lawrence then cuddled up on the big squishy sofa, me in my pjs and this cutie (Daisy) snuggled on me…


..and his parents on the other sofa, with the other cat (Poppy) and we watched 40 days and 40 nights. I’ve never had cats or really been a fan of them, always a dog person, but Daisy and Poppy never really leave me alone, and now i’m converted! Me & L definately want cats when we move out! Perfect end to a yummy day 🙂 I had a good 9 hours sleep last night too, yay! I LOVE sleep! I woke to make my breakfast! Sorry girls, no oats in a jar yet!! Probably tomorrow, i completely forgot today! Today, i have decided not to do any exercise because i was supposed to have yesterday and friday as days off, however on those days i still do alot of walking, my abs works and some weights. I know my muscles need a day to recover, so from now on i will workout everyday except Sunday!!But i have a QUESTION: Should i do30 mins cardio and my abs and weights work everyday? Or alternate cardio days with weight/toning days?

Hope you had a good Saturday!!