Pretty excited today!!!!

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What started off as a pretty average nights sleep, ended up being a day full of high energy! Well this is me showing you how pumped I was this morning!!!

Baby Zali had an unsettled sleep. Waking up at 2am, then at 3am and before I knew it, I was feeding her Vita Brits at 3:45am with one eye shut. WTH? Cut a long story short, I was super tired this morning. I thought the motto "once an excuse queen, always an excuse queen" was going to kick in but no. I just got up and did my workout. Got the blood pumping and it navigated my entire day with excitement!!! Seriously, I must have some happy gas leaking in my house somewhere?? I just want to explain to you how it makes me feel, so if you ever have those down days and couldn't be bothered (which tends to set your mood for the rest of the day) IT CAN be different,  you're the one THAT CAN make that change.

Pre & post workout meal/drink
Apple puree
Vanilla protein powder with water

Workout completed 50/10 circuit this has been such a challenging workout for me that I am really noticing my muscle definition. I don't have massive weights only 4.5kgs as I am easing back into my exercises. Due to my severe pelvis instability, I have been advised not to do high impact exercises or over exert myself hence just taking things slow.

Breakfast was kinda morning snack (had a sleep in)
Breakfast protein bar
Apple
latte on the go!

You guys are gonna kill me as I just put all these ingredients together without measuring. If you are interested in this recipe, I will make every effort next time I make these to give you approx. measurements. Off memory when I looked up protein bar recipes online a few years ago, they count as 300 calories per bar. My mix made approx. 8 bars (I made them last night and they set in the fridge).

Oats, coconut, walnuts, peanuts, cranberries, vanilla protein, chia seeds & milk. Sprinkle cocoa powder.

It was great to catch up with Kelly today, she made us a lovely salad lunch and apple cinnamon bfast cookies by my fav chef Teresa Cutter. They were so delicious (sugar free) and I will definitely be making them!


Lunch
Super vegetable salad
1 cookie and coffee

Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives, capers, avocado, feta cheese, stuffed olives & cucumbers





Afternoon snack
Banana and nuts

I also made a special surprise pop in at CAKE today with the kids after school, remember the macaroon "special treat" visit with Celeste last week? Well.... our kids have been so super with their less sugar foods that I surprised them by a little treat AKA baby chino and muffin. They were over the moon!!!!

None for me, slowly learning self control. Although I did have a little sample of Mietta's :-)

Dinner
Super quick chicken & veg fried rice (not really fried, rice was just tossed through)

Zali's was just pureed for my convenience as I wanted her to eat and not play and eat :-)

I originally planned lamb cutlets but my butcher didn't have them so I just settled for chicken that I already had in the fridge. Also the ingredients I had at home.

1. Ingredients 2. Brown chicken 3. Sautee onions, bacon & mushrooms. Squeeze some mustard 4. Add stock



Ingredients
Chicken tenderloins (add S&P)
Chicken stock
Mushrooms
Bacon
Onion
Sour cream
Corn flour
Dijon mustard
Frozen peas

Method
In a frypan heat olive oil and brown the chicken, set aside. Add onions & bacon then mushrooms, sauté until mushrooms soften. Add mustard and sprinkle some corn flour. Stir well, add chicken stock and chicken. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add peas and allow to simmer for another 10mins.
I used my brown rice cheat microwave pack and threw that in the mix at the end and chopped up some herbs with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt (whichever you prefer).

Really quick and ready in 15 minutes or so.

Okay, off to tidy this place as I left this morning for a mental health "home duties" day off! Sometimes it's ok not to leave your home beautiful and just enjoy life outside for a change!!!!

Hope you're all well. Sending you loads of xx'oo's Dani