Healthy Diva Eats
It’s Monday, and therefore I’m going to do a recap of my Marvelous weekend. A bit like a diary, I love this chance to reflect on my weekend at the start of the new week.
I was given this bag on Monday morning when out shopping – it pretty much described my state of mind for most of the weekend :-)
On Saturday we had a 4 hour Jamathon – Les Mill’s BodyJam for 4 hours! With a pink theme for Breast Cancer Campaign.
Do you like out matching outfits? So proud of Ben for getting into the spirit.
I iced my knees when I got home, followed by a soak in the bath with magnesium salts. I wasn’t sure it would help – but the next morning when I got up, everything was sore and stiff, APART from my knees – WIN for the ice!!
Can you spot us?
The Leisure Centre really got into the spirit :-) And we raised over £1000 for Breast Cancer Campaign.
The event was sponsored by Martial Arts 4 Fun TAGB Tae Kwon-do. The pink themed food also went down really well in the breaks – got to keep the energy up somehow.
When we got home, I transformed myself into a human again for a 40th Birthday party at a friend’s house – the theme was slippers and sparkles a very well considered theme after the day’s exercise.
I took a ‘chop salad’ (makes me think of pork chops – but in fact chopped veggies) to add a healthy element to the bring and share.
The clocks went back an hour overnight, which gave us an extra hour in bed – oh thank goodness for that!!!
I was up in time to ice the chocolate cake I made the day before to take to a post-dedication party.
I woke Ben, he went off to get the car from the previous night, and we were on our way to church.
Have I explained myu first visit to Exeter Vineyard three weeks ago? I went not knowing anyone or what to expect, and who should I see in the congregation but a girl I went to school with. We are ‘friends’ on Facebook, along with most of my year at school, but I hadn’t seen her since GCSEs at 16 years old. She was there with her new husband, and 9 month old son. Well, Ollie was dedicated this weekend – and we were kindly invited round for sandwiches afterwards.
They put on a good spread – sandwiches, meats, olives, tomatoes and feta, along with strawberries and blueberries, some pastries, and lots of food that kept coming out of the oven.
As I mentioned, I took my now famous chocolate cake – simply decorated with white chocolate.
I knew that another guy from School was going to be there with his wife and son – only when I saw them did I realise that I went to college with his wife. It’s amazing how small the world seems sometimes.
We had a lovely time, and left on the promise of a proper catch up soon.
Ben had to work early on Sunday night, so I decided to get to work on stripping the wallpaper in our living room. Now, normally I wouldn’t do this until I had decided on a wallpaper to replace it – but for some reason I decided I was just going to get stuck in!
You can just about see that I have revealed the message ‘love you Marlon’ – I suspect there is an ‘I’ that is yet to be revealed.
Here is a snapshot of some of the other food that I have eaten this weekend – a breakfast bagel with egg and cheese – inspired by Kath Eats. A protein chocolate and banana smoothie to power me through the Jamathon; tea and a Quest bar at the end of the Jamathon to stop me from eating the entire kitchen; a small bowl of salad and smoked salmon to fill a gap before our party; a soya cappuccino I had before the Jamathon.
What did you get up to this weekend?
What sporting things have you done for charity – marathons, danceathon etc
Favourite Quest bar flavour?