Hi guys, we made it to Wednesday and May amazingly enough! Actually this week hasn’t been that much of a drag for me. The sun has been shining and work has been good. Aaaaaaand we booked a holiday! I am so excited about this. We are going to…*drum roll* Mexico! We’re heading for 10 days all-inclusive to a resort in Playacar for September of this year to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. I’ve never been to an all-inclusive so this is rather exciting for me.
Usually I’m not a beach fan as I get bored. There’s only so much lounging around I can do. But with this resort they have loads of planned activities, sight-seeing opportunities and water sports. It’s a compromise between Ben and me as Ben likes holidays where he does nothing (bless him he could have two weeks off just playing the Xbox I imagine) but I need something to do. So this works out well!
Right, enough of that. It’s time for What I ate Wednesday.
Soo this is what I had yesterday.
Breakfast has been the usual business. Oatmeal, almond milk. Fabulously filling though, yes, predictable….
Boring maybe, delicious definitely.
Lunch has been my usual salad. With tuna and lots of veggies.
Next I had popcorn, which I currently have a huge obsession for at the moment.
I prefer it salted for lunch, though I do love sweet popcorn too. Or a mixture…yum.
And then for afters (do people still say that??) I had Greek yogurt with organic strawberries. Oooh err.
I thought I’d go crazy and push the boat out and have some organic strawberries as they weren’t that much more expensive than the normal ones (and, if you caught one of my previous posts, I’ve been doing some thinking about organic). It’s crazy that alongside the British strawberries you can buy Spanish ones cheaper. What a way to make people buy locally sourced! Ha. Come on, Britain, get behind your farmers.
An honourable mention needs to be made to lunch on Sunday though as it rocked my world.
Roast chicken, roasted butternut squash and broad beans…with of course:
BBQ sauce! I didn’t actually use any of the apple and fig chutney as the BBQ sauce stole my heart. Though the chutney has been a star in many salads. Both are keepers. Yum.
Work snackages have been in the form of my Graze boxes…
In the box I got mini banana cake with an ‘afternoon infusion’ teabag, some pretzelly things, crackers with a salsa dip and some Japanese crackers. Fabulously tasty.
Dinner last night was a new-to-me recipe. I was inspired by Jess’s recipe HERE.
I really enjoyed these stuffed peppers. I filled them with lean beef mince cooked in chopped tomatoes, herbs and some crumbled beef stock cubes. I ten added a big tablespoon of cream cheese just because
Then I popped the mince in the peppers and oven cooked them for about 15 mins. I love this photo of the peppers in the oven. Bless Alfie for photo bombing.
I popped the peppers in a muffin tray to make sure they didn’t fall over and it worked well! Ben and I had two of these bad boys each.
I had mine with broad beans. Really enjoyed this meal.
Evening snackages come in the form of some chocolate that really needed eating (doesn’t it all…?)
These were from a box of truffles that we’ve had loafing around for ages. I’m forcing myself to use up all our chocolate supplies before allowing myself to buy any more (specifically Lindt). Otherwise we just get backlogged with chocolate we’re not going to eat because there’s always the better Lindt option. *sighs* It’s a hard life I know
I snack on other stuff during the day (fruit & Snack a Jacks) but it’s all fairly standard and boring!
Fitness-wise, it’s been my standard running. Last week I managed to get my mileage up to 32.5miles!
- Monday: 6 miles tempo
- Tuesday: 3 miles interval
- Wednesday: 5.5 miles no particular goal
- Thursday: 8 mile with the running club
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: 10 mile long run
- Sunday: rest
I’ve been loving it! My body seems to be copying well, no twinges, no aches, no nothing! Though I have been gently increasing my mileage to help prevent any shocks to the system.
I love the variety I have as well. Monday and Tuesday are solo runs stupidly early in the morning (but lovely and light now thankfully). Wednesday is a lunch-time run usually with guys from work. Thursday is my running club and Saturday is my favourite long run listening to a good podcast.
And here’s what I wore:
The dress is one of the ones I got from Camden market, belt and necklace are from Accessorize, leggings and cardigan from New Look
Nothing else to report. Did I mention I’ve booked a holiday to Mexico…? Shoot, I already did? Whoops I promise I won’t go on about it hehe.
Runners out there, what kind of mileage do you like to hit during a week?
Do you, like me, hate wasting food? The chocolate truffles are no where near as good as Lindt but I can’t throw them away. I hate throwing food away!!
Favourite sauce – ketchup? BBQ? Mustard?
Have you ever been on an all-inclusive holiday?