Saturday, 23 February 2013

Keeping it real

Real Military Fitness that is. I made it there Thursday night and this morning. Yep, feeling pretty darned pleased with myself, especially as I was out on the town lastnight. It also means my Indian meal this evening will taste that bit sweeter knowing I earned it!

I hope you're having yourselves a fruitful little Saturday so far, too. But, for now, take a moment to relax, kick back and check out my eats and treats over the past few days...


So, I decided I was going to the bootcamp ball after all after some encouragement from my dear friends. I needed a little fuel before I set off so tucked in to smoked salmon and some almonds.

My friend was at the bootcamp class and we had a good laugh, which made the time fly by. It felt alot easier than the last session!
Back at base, I set about cooking this salmon recipe, which was just the ticket - light and fresh. Who knew anchovies, rosemary and salmon go together? I added some samphire for that seasidey vibe.


As it was practically the weekend I treated myself by topping my usual veggie frittata with some smoked salmon.

Lunch was some of that salmon I'd baked with Luann's kale salad, then a walk with DB. It was his birthday so I treated him to a stroll in my company in the FREEZING cold. There were little snowflakes and everything. I know, I'm too kind.

 Mustn't forget this golden nugget.
At 5pm we deserted the office ready for our team night out. It was two for one on cocktails at the restaurant, but I decided to stick to Sauvignon Blanc.

The plan was to stay within the NHS guidelines and have three 175ml glasses, but an extra one snuck in there somehow... still, I did okay!
Dinner at La Cantina was lush! Grilled red snapper with a chill and lime veggie stir fry and pan-fried chorizo and pico de gallo. I'd eat this again in a heartbeat - fresh, crunchy, tangy, salty.

I was a good girl and got a lift back quite early and a bit tipsy. Perfect!
Even a fairly modest (for me) amount of wine lead to broken sleep and dehydration, so I didn't wake up feeling my best. But, I soldiered on and decided food would help, as would tea. They did. Another smoked salmon frittata coming up!

I got an email saying bootcamp had changed to 9.30am from 10.00am, so I hopped to it and walked the 30 minutes to the meeting point. It is still bitterly cold, but I had a great session - it was just me and one other girl, so practically personal training for £4! The sun started to come out and we were working out by the sea - I realised how lucky I am to have this 'outdoor gym' on my doorstep.
I walked home happy but washed out... lack of sleep followed by jogging and lots of push-ups = afternoon snooze on the cards!
I refuelled with a prawn salad with sweet potato and now I'm off for a bit of pampering at the hairdresser.

Laters, Taters!
What are your plans for Saturday night?
Indian meal with my mum and her boyf and then seeing Argo at the cinema.


  1. Love the purple tulips!

    1. They're getting prettier every day! The Boy actually chose those ones ;)