Hello again everybody.
I’m so glad you guys liked my last post. I usually have a general idea of what I’m going to write about before I sit down at my computer, but in this case I just let the words flow. I had no idea if it was going to make sense to anyone but me, but I’m so happy that most of you could relate.
So the week has been crazy so far (as always) and there are a lot of things changing. Of course, some things stay the same.
Like my morning bowls of oats :
And my hummus obsession:
If you’re not vegan you need to try the egg and hummus sandwich combo – it’s really good. Eggplant and hummus are a close second (particularly if your bread is hot out of the oven). Actually I today for dinner I skipped the bread and just went for a roasted eggplant with hummus on top – equally amazing. Try it!
And of course the occasional (incredible) summer salad when the sun decides to make a brief appearance – it’s been really lousy weather here recently.
An italian cous-cous salad made with brocollu, olives, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas dressed with a honey/balsamic reduction and italian herbs – to DIE for!
Actually I’ve been eating a lot of great food recently but either it’s not an appropriate setting to take a picture. Either it’s a lunch at work, where we all eat together, or it’s just not photogenic enough for a photo. In any case, I have some new ideas for recipes I’ll be putting up soon.
And the changes I was talking about. Well first of all I’m changing rooms in my flat. I’m not 100% thrilled about it because a) I’m a creature of habit and b) I get much more privacy. My current room is warmer, brighter and more spacious. But this is the state I got it in.
Obviously it’s previous tenant didn’t care so much about organization so the last few days I’ve been dusting, clearing, de-cluttering and trying to make the place livable.
I’ve been too tired to do it all in one night, so I’m still not 100% done with it. So no after picture JUST yet, but I’ll get there soon.
Also I’ve finnaly developed a workout routine that works for me. I love the burn that weight training gives you, so I’ve been doing a whole lot more of that as opposed to cardio. I’m also trying to eat more protein, though I’m still slacking on my healthy fats department. I’ve just gotten used to going without it, so most of the time I just forget. But I do feel and see the difference in my body (dry hair and skin) and the way it function – so I’m motivated to do better.
Actually from now on I’m going to be posting pictures of some of the meals I incorporate healthy fats into – joint accountability and all that.
I think my procrasitation in doing this is partially because I’ve developed and ED “fear” of them of sorts. It’s weird because I’ll fry my food in olive oil and it won’t bother me, neither will hummus made with hefty amounts of tahini. But a simple thing like eating a handful of nuts makes me feel anxious. And it really shouldn’t.
So enough is enough, starting from tomorrow healthy fats will be making a regular appearance in my diet. ED’s had enough to say on the topic, my turn to speak up.
I’d appreciate any help and support I could get with this. I know all the benefits healthy fats have for my body, but sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else.
Hope everyone reading this is doing well!