Breakfast: Peppermint latte - peppermint tea made with almond & hazelnut rice milk and a smoothie with 2 scoops of chocolate Maxitone Sculptress, a large banana and 2 tsps of cinnamon
Lunch: 3 Ryvita multi-grain with caramelised red onion humous and parma ham - I was aiming for sun dried tomatoes but they had gone mouldy :(
Dinner: Our first ever Sunday roast and our first ever roast chicken! We did do roast duck, pork and beef over Christmas and new year, but I've never got into the Sunday roast habit since leaving home - until now! It was amazing! We rubbed a little oil on the chicken with salt and pepper then smothered it in lemon juice - and put the juiced lemon "in" the chicken along with half a red onion, so gross! I'm such a bad meat eater - I *hate* handling raw meat but I'm more than happy to eat it once cooked! Anyway, we put the other half of the onion in the roasting tin under the chicken and used that along with the juices to make a gravy. We also finished it off for the last 30 mins with some slices of bacon over the chicken. It was so moist and beautiful! I ate it with sweet potato wedges and asparagus, baby corn and green beans cooked in a griddle pan with garlic and oil
Snack: Bear Fruit Yo Yo
Like the strawberry laces sweeties only much better in every way! I'll need to find somewhere that sells the Bear products, they really are great snacks!
I also made a coffee with soya milk - I heated the milk to avoid curdling as I have done before but a few minutes later it did curdle :( so I decided that although I want to cut dairy I am going to keep having a little bit of full fat milk in tea and coffee - I'll just cut back down to two cups a day. I love non-dairy milks for anything else but I just can't do without cows milk for tea and coffee!
Such a waste of good coffee!
I also had a big spoonful of Dark Chocolate Dreams - though it's sweetened with evaporated cane juice so no more of this, I'll stick with plain nut butters instead!
|Daily Cal Quota:||1410|
|+ Exercise Cals:||0|
|Total Cal Quota:||1410|
|Fruit & Veg||5.5|
I also finally got fitted for some running shoes yesterday! I've been avoiding running until I got paid so I could get some proper fitting trainers since my knees were bothering me. I went to Run 4 It and was there for about an hour jogging up and down the shop in various pairs of trainers. It turns out the cheap pair I got from the discount sports store had support for over-pronation - but I only over-pronate a little. It took a while to find a style with the right amount of support then I had to find the best fit out of those - my feet are pretty narrow so it was difficult finding a good fit, but these ones turned out the best
And they're cute - bonus! Also, Adidas have a little cut out in the sole which fits the Nike + sensor so I can still use that!
The girl had a look at my old trainers and asked what else I did in them as the support was quite worn considering they're not that old - it was because I used the same pair of trainers for weight training in the gym! I'd never thought about it but of course putting all that extra weight on them causes them to wear out much quicker! Also putting running shoes in the washing machine can reduce their life by half!
I bought myself a running jacket in the sale too - living in Scotland I'm going to be running in the rain fairly often so figured it was a good buy! It's yellow (but not day-glo!) so nice and bright and not pink for a change!