I've been making more of an effort to try new things in an attempt to hold off the food and exercise boredom. Most of them I haven't got round to trying yet because of having the cold but it's on it's way our now so no excuses!
My next weeks shopping list consists of main meals I haven't cooked before and I've tried to add some more variety to breakfast, lunch and snacks but or those I'm mostly focusing on getting back into the habit of planning and preparing in advance, not at 6am when I'm rushing to get ready for work! I will be away Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night so wont be cooking then.
This week/next weeks dinners should include:
Chili Beef Noodles
Tarragon Chicken Casserole
Cape Hake Fillets
and I have a butternut squash to use too
I have also got myself some coconut oil, Ezekiel bread mix (never had Ezekiel bread or made bread before), Munchy Seeds, Rice Dream rice milk, I got some little tupperware pots for small portions of sugar jelly with berries and reduced sugar Angel Delight with some protein powder mixed in), I'll be trying some more homemade Nakd bars, making some flax muffins, hopefully trying some more Larabars (including chocolate chili!) if my order arrives. I recently tried a couple of Nibbl pouches and want to make my own so have some plain cashews, pistachios, banana chips and caco nibs. I'm also making an effort to get a bit more experimental with oats (hot and cold) thanks to Edna for showing my this blog. Oh and I really want to try some Coconut Chocolate Brownies from the Eat Oxygen blog. Next week I want to use some of her recipes for lunches I can take into work.
I wont be doing/eating all of these this week though!
Exercise - I'm going to have a go at the Rachel Cosgrove Metabolic workout this week, hopefully today but I still feel a bit rough so not sure I should really... failing that I have the day off on Wednesday before heading down to Glasgow for Coldplay so I could do the workout in the morning.
I'd also like to try a Bodysculpt class at the new gym but the only ones I can make next week are Wednesday morning or Wednesday evening so maybe I'll leave that for next week! I don't think I'll make it a regular thing as I want to fit in 3 proper weights session each week and having the classes Tuesday & Wednesday makes it hard to fit in. I'd still like to give it a try though
My boyfriend and are are quite enjoying our weekly badminton, we went yesterday morning and plan on booking a court for every Saturday or Sunday morning.
I had my first spin class for years a couple of weeks ago and plan on making that a regular thing as I really enjoyed it and work harder than I would alone. The only class I can make is a Tuesday evening.
The other class I quite fancy is Sports Conditioning but I think it may be a bit hardcore for me, might see if I can get my boyfriend to come along with me to see how it goes!
My new workout plan is looking a bit like this:
Monday: Weights & Intervals
Wednesday: Bodysculpt or Weights & Intervals
Thursday: Cardio or Sports Conditioning class
Saturday: Weights & Intervals
Here is a picture of my first interesting porridge!
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water
1/6 cup skimmed milk
1/6 cup Rice Dream milk
10g Mixed Nuts
White chocolate drops - only used a couple of grams of chocolate for a little flavour!
Dark chocolate with fig
1/2 tsp Cinnamon