Thursday, 27 December 2012

Into the groove

As in getting back into it. I definitely still feel a little in 'Chrimbo Limbo', to borrow a friend's phrase, but it's felt good to be back to some kind of routine today. Sad, but true!

Breakfast

6am start, Jillian's Ripped In 30 Week 1 and paleo porridge made with ground almonds, a chopped banana, Blue Diamond almond milk, desiccated coconut and a selection of defrosted berries. Warm, creamy and comforting.

 
There were just two of us in my little office, but it was a nice and relaxed way to get back in to the swing of work, and made for a productive day.
 
Lunch
 
I powered on through until 12pm with lots of water and a redbush tea, no milk. Detoxing! Then I tucked in to this little beauty - kale, red cabbage, grated carrot, cucumber, celery and leftover ham drizzled with olive oil and raspberry vinaigrette. Seriously good, y'all.

 
Bit of citrus to follow.

 
Followed by more sunshine - the forecast was rain so I dashed out while the skies were clear. It was blustery but I had a lovely brisk thirty minute walk that made me feel glad to be alive and off of the sofa! I also saw some amazing birds - a heron, two cormorants and some gorgeous brightly-coloured bird I need to Google! Life-affirming indeed, and hardly a soul around.

 
Pecans and dried cranberries restored the energy reserves for a little afternoon meeting.

 
Then off I trotted, a little early, to get some food and bits from the supermarket, before rewarding myself with some carrots and hot salsa back home.


Dinner

My mum, her boyf and my brother popped over to inspect the house now I'm pretty much there with it, and were kind enough to get some Turkish takeaway, too! I had Chicken Guvec, a tomato-based chicken stew, with an Ezme salad, which is finely chopped tomatoes, onions, cucumber, parsley and chilli. Yum! Also had two of my mum's bits of grilled chicken and am now officially stuffed. But wholesomely so!

Time to make lunch and chill for a bit. Work again tomorrow then straight off for a family dinner and staying at Mum's for the weekend. It's go go go! I'll blog again on Saturday.

Question of the day: Are you in Chrimbo Limbo?

Yup! A bit of me likes it but I also want to get to making resolutions and using my new diary!

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