MMIM: Weekend

I have my final installment of our London mini-break, but today I’m jumping on the bandwagon blogging about my weekend, and joining in with Marvelous in My Mondays:

Healthy Diva Eats

Healthy Diva Eats

It was a great weekend, and I learned something about myself.

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Keeping it real

“YOU WHAT?  You want to know my blog URL?  Why???”

I know, as a blogger I should be pleased when people read my blog.  And yes, I am – hello and welcome, I’m so glad you’re here.  But then someone I KNOW reads my blog, and I’m like all:

You know what’s even worse.  When your blog mentions them! Or their girlfriend/boyfriend/mother/father/cat. Oh yes.  Not by name, but clear as day. You know what? They might be reading this now…it could be you??  But then you’d know if it was wouldn’t you?

I digress.

Then in my head I’m manically trying to think what I wrote?  Were there other posts?

hagridI’m not saying I’ve written anything personal.  At least I don’t think I have.  It’s more in passing – such as my paying it forward posts (I still try to do nice things, I just don’t want to make a thing of it).  At least I hope that’s all it is :-)

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WIAW #31

Hello, happy hump day :-)

This is actually a What I ate Wednesday – yes, I recordered it last Wednesday.  What’s so special about Wednesday? I hear you cry (ok, perhaps you don’t care that much). But I do, because it’s smoothie day!! Whoop whoop.

I don’t know what will happen when the weather turns and I no longer want my icy smoothies – perhaps I will replace it with more coffee – who am I kidding? If I drank anymore coffee you might as well set me up with an IV drip – hey, we all need our vices :-)

What I ate Wednesday, WIAW

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New addition to the family

No, I’m not pregnant. Though when I mentioned to our friends we were meeting our ‘new addition’ Ben made a point of rubbing my stomach – he was lucky he didn’t lose a hand!

No, we’re fostering my sister’s cat for a few months while they find a place of their own.

Meet Saffy

Saffy

Saffy

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What I ate Wednesday #30

Hi all!  Happy hump day!

It’s What I ate Wednesday, so, as always, thanks to Jenn for hosting!

Knowing that I was in London, visiting foodie places last week, you would think I would have done my WIAW then, but alas, I was not that organised, and I was too busy enjoying my food to photograph it (well, some of it anyway).  So, here are my eats from Friday – my staycation at home :-)

What I ate Wednesday #30

What I ate Wednesday #30

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London Baby! Part 2

Where was I?  Oh yes, we were on our way to Raw Press.  If you missed the first part of our trip to London you can find it here.

From Inspiral in Camden, we hopped back on the tube and headed towards Dove Street.  Ben and I had planned in advance and located the street – all we had to do was find Raw Press, and the Delicously Ella goodies.

We found the street quickly, and walked up it looking for number 32.  We walked up and down the street but didn’t see it.  As we came round a hoarding, we laughed together at the store Wolf and Badger – it seemed like a funny name at the time, and the clothes in the window were something to behold (please note, this is an image from Google Maps and is not showing what was in the window at the time).

Image courtesty of Google Maps

Image courtesty of Google Maps

Once we had walked all the way along the street and back Ben decided to check on his blackberry that we had the address right.  I usually hate that thing, but it chose this moment to work, yay! I was grateful.  Turns out that Raw Press is right below Wolf and Badger – oops.

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Fitness Friday: My body is a temple?

I’ve quoted Layne Norton before, but this caught my eye on Facebook:

Stop associating being shredded with being healthy. If you have an eating disorder, moody, terrible performance in the gym, abnormal hormone profile, and bad relationships with your family… But you have shredded abs, do you REALLY think you are healthy? If you have a bit of stomach pudge but your heart rate, blood pressure, hormones are normal and you are crushing it in the gym and don’t get fatigued… Do you really think you are unhealthy? Get real. Just because you don’t have a six pack doesn’t mean you are out of shape.

I’d been thinking about it before, ever since my friend mentioned the cliche “my body is a temple“.  I’ve used the mantra before to persuade myself to eat the healthy stuff, and to avoid the bad.

But then I got to wondering: If my body is a temple – what does that make my mind, my soul?

As Layne points out, if you aren’t healthy in your mind, if you can’t workout, is that fit?

If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen this article I shared – It’s definitley worth a read if you haven’t seen it already: The perils of clean eating

Those who have an “unhealthy obsession” with otherwise healthy eating may be suffering from “orthorexia nervosa,” a term which literally means “fixation on righteous eating.” 

Orthorexia starts out as an innocent attempt to eat more healthfully, but orthorexics become fixated on food quality and purity.  They become consumed with what and how much to eat, and how to deal with “slip-ups.” “

Is that healthy?

This video from The Ellen DeGeneres Show shows where we SHOULD be at.

NOT

“I have this wrong, or that wrong”

BUT

“I love my body as it is”

WOW – what a statement!!!

London Baby!

Anniversary Meal

Anniversary Meal

We’ve just spent a few days in the capital celebrating our second anniversary.  While we were away we hunted down some of the amazing foodie places I’d heard so much about.

We had to try some of Deliciously Ella’s sweet potato brownies in Raw Press Cafe.

I was dying to visit Inspiral in Camden Market to try their delicious high vibrational foods.

I had to try out the salad bar at Wholefoods Market.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to London without a visit to Harrods!

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What I ate Wednesday #29

How is it Wednesday again already?  I was totally thrown by the Bank Holiday.

Here you have yesterday’s eats – Thanks to Jenn for hosting :-)

Let’s just get on with it shall we? :-)

What I ate Wednesday, WIAW

What I ate Wednesday #29

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What I ate Wednesday #28

So, I’ve been really rubbish lately.  I took these photos on Thursday to give me a whole week to put together a What I ate Wednesday.  Check out Jenn’s link up for more :-)

What I ate Wednesday #28

What I ate Wednesday #28

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