Missing workouts

I’m really missing my morning workouts but it’s just too darn cold. And this morning I was up from around 12.30 – 3.30am!!!! If I wasn’t trying to get so much done before our trip I’d go to the gym (or do my workout at home) after the girls leave for school.

I’ve been really struggling with what to have for breakfast lately. But today I knew just what to have. Banana on toast.

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Once I finally got going this morning I decided to do a detailed clean of the dining and loungeroom. I moved stuff from either side of the buffet and sorted out our jigsaw puzzles (some of which were on the floor, some where in the cupboard)

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Then I rearranged, very slightly, the loungeroom – bringing in a table that was being used in the family room

Before….

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After…

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I think it looks a lot better and it tidied up all the cords (from laptops) that you could see from the front entry.

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I was pretty tired after this, so I did get in a workout of sorts. I even cleaned all the skirting boards and window tracks – ick!!!

Lunch was salad with falafel. I’m sure one day I’ll get sick of this basic salad.

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Vegged out this afternoon. My snack was camembert on crackers.

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Amy decided to skip drama lessons today as they are working on a presentation (which will be when we’re away). I had planned a VERY easy dinner of rissoto. Such a basic recipe I got from an old friend just after we were married – so it would be from 1983!! It just aborio rice cooked in (vegetarian) chicken stock. She topped it with camembert but since I had some this afternoon I just used cheddar cheese. And since I only had a small portion of aborio rice I used some brown rice as well and it seemed to turn out just fine.

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Since dinner was such a small portion tonight we had some desert a little later on.

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Blissful Friday

Suffered a disturbed sleep after waking up at 1.3am so woke up feeling rather groggy at 6.30am. Not enough time to do the red carpet ready workout I had planned but still time to do one of the SAS-E workouts that take around 20mins. When I was finished the girls decided they were ready for breakfast so I had my green smoothie with them.

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Then it was time to shower, referee the girls arguements, and get ready to head out the door. Since breakfast had been so early and I wouldn’t be home until after 12pm I packed a snack to have later.

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We arrived at school just after the bell had gone. I helped with reading for half an hour then had my wrap (mountain bread with hummus, cheese, cucumber and spouts) in the car on the way to the beauticians, where I had a very relaxing manicure and pedicure. Bliss!!

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Then on the way home I ate the tropical muffin. Which, of course, meant I wasn’t hungry for lunch right away. When I did eventually get around to lunch I whipped up some stir fried veggies with tofu and pineapple, served on some brown rice. Boy was this good. And totally appropriate for this chilly day.

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This must have been spot on because I didn’t even think about eating again until 4.30pm (lunch had been around 1.30pm). It still amazes me that after all these years I am finally learning it’s possible to go hours without food!! I still wasn’t real hungry but knew I’d need something before dinner so I had a bowl of soup.

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Dinner was a veggie snitzel with homemade “fries” and veg. I ate it all but was rather full at the end. Think it will be end of my days eats.

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Terrific Thursday

Woke up this morning feeling very much like my normal self (but with a runny nose and croaky voice). I was going to take the dogs on a walk but then thought I could take them on walk after dropping the girls at school. Much better than braving the cold morning air.

I went downstairs for a cup of tea, showered, dressed and had some breakfast. I finally got around to eating 1/2 of the breakfast cookie I made the other day. It was a little on the dry side but still okay.

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I got my bag all packed with water for both myself and the dogs… and I threw in a nut bar just in case.

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We had a fantastic walk, which you can read all about here. It took us about an hour and ten minutes and I was exhausted and happy at the end. Will definitely do this again.

Came home and enjoyed a green smoothie.

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I then got busy in the kitchen – making potato and leek soup, zucchini slice (for tonights dinner) and some of Angela’s Tropical Muffins.

Lunch was the last of the Mushroom Rissoto.

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Had an easy afternoon. Enjoyed some soup for afternoon tea.

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Followed by the last of the oatmeal cookies.

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and a handful of tiny teddies…

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The girls had singing lessons this afternoon. I wanted something when I was out but knew dinner was ready when we got home. Just had to prep some veggies.

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Supper was, predictably, a tropical muffin. Oh, and a smidge of lemon fudge.

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Canteen dinner

Woke feeling good this morning. Got up ready to get dressed and workout – only to realize I didn’t feel so good after all. So no workout today. Instead I had a green smoothie while working on plans for our UK trip.

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Since I wasn’t feeling I was planning an easy day with a quick trip to the shops for groceries. Instead I ended up at the school reorganising the uniform shop cupboards (which had been relocated) and lifting boxes!!!! Then I did my groceries and came home rather exhasted.

I was suprisingly feeling like food so made up some pita breads with spreadable cheese, tomato, cucumber and sprouts – YUM!!

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I vegged out on the lounge in between putting the groceries away. Around 1pm I was hungry enough for lunch. An easy one today – leftover rissoto.

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And a little while later…

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Like yesterday I was feeling better as the day went along. When the girls got home I had some watermelon and kiwifruit – but the kiwifruit was too hard so I fed it to Bailey.

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I also had some hummus and pita bread.

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Still had some hummus left so grabbed a handful of tortilla chips.

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We had to head out at 5.30pm to attend a High School Expo (the one Amy is very hopeful of getting into). No-one was yet ready to eat so we decided we’d buy something at the canteen (I’d checked out the menu and they had some reasonable vegetarian food). I ended up getting a veggie burger.

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It was quite nice but seemed to just sit in my stomach – I assume because of the white bread. When we got home an hour later I was still feeling ick and wanted ice-cream. Why is that stodge and ice-cream go together? I always want it after Chinese as well! Instead of ice-cream I had a Billabong (which is pretty low fat/sugar).

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I actually struggled to finish it and don’t really know I enjoyed it but I was feeling better afterwards!

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