The holiday season is over, which meant that I had go back to university :D. Yes, I was smiling this morning at the thought of returning to my lab. As much as I have enjoyed the past two weeks holiday I was really missing the routine that working brings. Got to love a routine! On some occasions I didn’t actually know what day it was. But now I definitely know it is TUESDAY!
And it wasn’t a bad Tuesday at all…
This morning after a humungous green smoothie I left the house early so I could sign up to the gym…
This almost reached the rim of the bowl. I mixed handfuls of spinach, one banana, one pear, pea protein, chocolate soya milk and Acai Berry Juice, topping it with almonds, cranberries and cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds. So delicious!
I certainly had a spring in my step as I walked across to the gym. It’s something that I have been excited about for a while. After signing up I had a look around my new playground and was quite impressed. The reason I had discounted the uni gym before is because I was expecting a small box room with some run down equipment with a weight room, at a push.
How wrong was I? Ahem. Very wrong indeed!
The gym is really big. There is the usual fitness suite containing the usual cardio and resistance equipment, a swimming pool, a weights room, sauna, games hall, indoor basket ball court, a climbing wall and a aerobics studio…phew! There is also lots of different classes to try. Thank you all for your s on my last post. It looks like spinning and body pump are the most popular classes. The have both of these at my gym:
BODY PUMP: An over all body workout using a barbell with adjustable weights to tone and condition your muscles.
PURSUIT CYCLE: The ultimate indoor cycling class. Cycle along with the instructor changing gears and positions.
SPIN CORE: A fusion of pursuit cycle to get that heart rate rising followed by a core workout to challenge those abs!!!
These descriptions are from the gyms timetable. Do any of them sound similar to the spin and body pump classes at your gym? I think I am going to start with the Pursuit Cycle classes first to see what I think and then add another class into my routine too. 😀
Back to some eats…
For lunch I had some quinoa spaghetti with some cherry tomatoes and spinach, mixed with some of my Almond and Piquant Pepper Pesto. I also ate two clementines and an apple. My boyfriend thought it would be fun if he took some pics. He was going for the arty look…
I have literally just shown him this draft for my post and he responded with: “it looks beautiful!” I’m saying nothing…;D
The pesto was really delicious and the piquant peppers added a little heat. They are super cute:
- 1 cup of slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup of piquant peppers
- 50 ml of canola oil
- 1/2 of a clove of garlic
It was just a case of blitzing it all up in the food processor. I can’t wait to try this on some roasted vegetables, salads or corgette spaghetti…yum!
My afternoon snack was a selection of sliced fruit with cinnamon and some Wonderful Salt and Pepper Pistachios.
Before dinner I fitted in a hour of some abs and arm muscular structure work…which hurt may I add! It is all for a good cause and they do say “no pain, no gain.” Today for dinner I cooked a vegetable stew served with some millet seeds flavoured with cranberries and almonds:
I’m going to spent the rest of the evening relaxing and sorting my bag out for the gym tomorrow morning.
Have a lovely evening everyone! x