Hello......hope you have all had a great week!
Just thought I'd do a round up of how the my Fun, Fit, Feb is going! I will try my best to update you all on Sunday, let you know what I've been up to!
Firstly I'd like to say I've ENJOYED this week, I feel like I've spent MOST of my time in the kitchen, but I've really enjoyed it......not something I'd EVER thought I'd say!
This week I've had no processed food, well apart from a few of my friends crisps last night....well we were sat in a pub, and I was drinking herbal tea whilst she had alcohol!
I've mainly been concentrating on my Delicious Ella book and Keep It Vegan, both books I will review at a later date. I've managed to make several new recipies.
Lentil and Buttersquash Dhal from Ella Delicious....this was lovely but I'm not sure the spices were sufficiently cooked through, next time I will add them into the oil at the start, and oven roast the butternut squash before adding it to the dish. I've made lentil soup, vegetable soup and the most delicious Crusty No-Knead Carrot and Courgette bread from Keep It Vegan, which is really a meal in itself!
Raw Brownies......these are very sticky, and very delicious! Sweet Potato Brownies, I'm really not sure on these, they are not chocolate flavoured enough for me, at all....so I'm going to make a chocolate/hazelnut spread and pop that on the top. I've been using raw cocoa, which hasn't been cooked so retains more of the goodness.
For breakfast I've been eating my homemade Pecan and Cinnamon Granola, it's been soup or salad for lunch and something equally delicious for dinner.
And so how do I feel? Exhausted! It's worn me out! Not quite what I envisaged.
But you know something.....I feel blooming brilliant, I feel happy, contented...I feel like I'm doing my absolute best to keep my body as healthy as I can. Empowered.
I've got so much to learn, I'm not the best of cooks....I'm definately along the lines of Wendy Craig's character, Ria in Butterflies! Yes I'm tired, and perhaps I need to pace myself more this week, but I really believe we are what we eat. I really believe making more changes to my diet will help keep my MS under control.
So there we have it, first week finished.....and it feels good, very good! This week I'm going to try and incorporate a little gentle exercise too, my day out yesterday made me realise just how weak my body was becoming.
Oh yes, and I need to work out how to cook, and get some creative time in there too!
Amanda :) xxx
Read Gone Girl book this week......think I might be only person who didn't really like it, it was good, but not brilliant :) xxx