Thanks for all the comments! It was clearly an issue a lot of people felt strongly about! I must say that I am not offended by what people say to me, but I do think that some people with more food issues could be driven to being more anxious around food, so I do think people need to think about what they say! I think that as I work with a lot of older women who are constantly on diets (but never exercise), the issue of food is often discussed. Glad everyone else loves their snacks too! I think it’s the best way to fuel exercise, and also to stop me from getting so hungry that I stuff myself.
Onto today; I was most excited to have a delicious breakfast
Last night I put a packet of apple porridge in a bowl with some Kara coconut milk and a sprinkling of allspice. This morning I cooked it and then added a tsp peanut butter, and also added some cinnamon. Totally delicious!
After work (and a clif bar- I orderd some oatmeal raisin ones from Wiggle and they arrived yesterday, randomly with some haribo sweets in the box too which I took into work and were gone in a few hours!) it was run time. At the end of aerobics last night my calves were feeling really tight, and on my run today I had to stop a few times to stretch as they were getting quite tight again. The plan was 6 miles,with 2 in the middle slightly faster. The warm up was fine (in the drizzle though) and then after that I sped up a bit. The aim was 9.30 miles, and the first one was just over 9 mins, but this one is downhill! The next one was around 9.30, so I was pretty pleased. I do look forward to the lighter evenings where I can stray a bit further- the two mile loop is getting rather boring now! I am getting a lot of ticks on my plan which is feeling more satisfying as it goes on!
Once home I had to make my pumpkin pasta- I thought I had one more in the freezer, but no, I had to make it today. Before my run I weighed out the dry pasta and left Andy a note to cook it for me if he got back before I did (which he did). So once home, I quickly added the spinach to wilt it, whizzed up the pumpkin, tofu and sundried tomatoes and mixed it in, and then it was ready to bake while I had a shower 🙂 Served with some green beans and beetroot it was very tasty indeed. I have 2 more for the freezer so the next few weeks will be back to the easiest dinners ever!
Now, off for an evening snack 🙂