As I mentioned in my previous blog, we were going away this weekend to London, which was a real treat and as you can see we indulged accordingly!!
Saturday 9th October
8am: Quick bowl of raspberries and natural yogurt before dashing out to teach the Saturday morning class.
10.30am: No time for a juice at home today but was lucky enough to stumble across a Jump Juice Bar on our travels to London, so I ordered a carrot, orange, strawberry and apple one – yum!
12pm: We arrived too early to check into our hotel, so decided to go for brunch beforehand. I had Eggs Benedict (poached eggs, with smoked salmon on muffins).
8pm: Delicious meal out after an afternoon of shopping (left Mr Zone caressing bikes in a bike shop in Covent Garden) – rump steak, carrot and celeriac mash, side salad and the finest, most delicious onion rings ever, washed down with a glad of red. See I told you Personal Trainers aren’t all egg whites and protein shakes!
Sunday 10th October
9.30am: Grabbed a bircher muesli (Oats, berries and natural yogurt) from Starbucks as we wanted something quick and it was the only place we could find. Had it with a peppermint tea.
12.30pm: Delicious lunch of a huge plate of mussels in a chilli/tomato/garlic sauce and a big side salad.
8pm: Dinner out again (starting to feel very stuffed)! We went to an amazing Asian/Mexican fusion restaurant we’ve been wanting to try for ages. We shared a big calamari, banana and avocado salad to start. I then had a chicken dish with rice and avocado and tomato salsa. The chicken itself was delicious but the tamarind sauce was little too sweet for me. We finished with the most amazing asian style doughnuts. This were small sugary balls of deliciousness – stuffed with a butterscotch sauce! All washed down with a mojito before jumping on the late train back to Cambridge.
Monday 11th October
Anyone who has worked with me before on the nutrition side of things will have heard me say ‘treat your body like a bank balance’. Like with your bank balance, if you’ve overindulged for a few days then you tend to hold back to balance the books! After my very indulgent weekend, I needed to do just that over the next few days, and focus a little more on eating well.
5.45am: Started the day with a juice; apple, cucumber, pear, celery, watercress, broccoli and parsley.
8.30am: Starving after teaching and waiting for my online shop to be delivered so ended up having a couple of ryvita with almond butter.
12pm: Early lunch after going to the gym. Salad with cucumber, tomato, avocado, mozzarella and a little olive oil and balsamic.
4pm: Green tea and a handful of walnuts whilst wading through accounts in the office.
8pm: Quick dinner after teaching the evening class. Chicken breast topped with crushed peas, mint and a little parmesan then baked in the oven, served with watercress and broccoli.
9.30pm: Fennel and Nettle tea before bed.
Tuesday 12th October
5.30am: Juice again, today beetroot, apple, parsley and celery.
8am: In from a PT session and quick visit to the gym (I confess I only used the sauna and hot tub on this visit as I was aching so much from yesterday!). Grabbed some raspberries, natural yogurt and a drizzle of honey before going out to teach the 9.30am class.
12.30pm: Lunch out with my sister. Had a delicious raw vegetable salad, with rainbow beetroot, carrot, fennel, celeriac and herbs with pomegranate seeds and a delicious dressing.
4.30pm: Banana. Feel exhausted – I look after my two year old niece most Tuesday afternoons and compared to all the fitness I do – this leaves me feeling the most tired! Mums/Dads I salute you!
7.30pm: Wheat free spaghetti with crab meat, chilli, parsley and tiny bit of half fat creme fraiche.
Wednesday 13th October
8am: Green juice – apple, pear, celery, avocado, broccoli and spirulina before going to the gym (this time to actually exercise!).
11am: Rye bread with scrambled eggs, pumpkin seeds and tomatoes.
3pm: Bowl of tomato and chicken soup.
4pm: Went for a short run as had been in the house working for most of the day. Had a coconut water when I got back.
7pm: Baked salmon flaked up with quinoa, green beans, mange tout and with a little soy sauce.
9.30pm: Camomile tea and a small bit of dark chocolate.
Thursday 14th October
6.30am: Green Juice before going off to a PT session. Apple, pear, watercress, celery and cucumber today.
8.30am: More scrambled egg on Rye Bread (I forgot to photograph this so used the same one as yesterday but it was basically the same meal anyway!).
1.30pm: Salad with avocado, olives, orange and pine nuts after going to Pilates.
3.30pm: Banana before going to teach another PT session.
8pm: Salmon stir fry after the evening class. Stir fry veg and brown rice with baked salmon, stir fried in soy and a little honey.
Friday 15th October