Happy WIAW and Happy 4th of July to my American readers. I’m sure looking forward to seeing some of your Independence Day eats soon!
On a sidenote, I want to point out the video I posted last week in which I talk about overcoming my eating disorder that may be of interest to some of you!
I was so happy to see that Jenn (thank you for hosting, btw!) chose Fitness as July’s WIAW theme. I usually don’t really post my workouts on my blog because I feel that I’m not qualified enough to give anyone fitness-related inspiration when I’m not a trainer. So it’s great that I get to talk about workouts with all today.
If I had written this post 2 months ago I would have probably gone on and on about how much I love running and what joy it brings to my life. However, I am currently not allowed to run! I have been experiencing knee pain during and after my runs for the last month and when I went to the doctor I was told that I have knee bursitis (or something like that). I’m allowed to work out but I shouldn’t run for a couple of weeks. So, I’ve been cycling and doing at home workouts (mostly fun workout DVDs). I’m also planning on participating in Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp again since I had a blast during the first round earlier this year!
On Saturday morning I did my usual 50km road bike tour around the lake right by our house and it felt great. The pain really only is present during runs so I hope by giving my body the rest it deserves and needs I will be feel better soon and be ready to train for my half marathon that I’m planning on running with my sister in Munich in October.
I might post a workout next week but for now that’s all I have to say. So on to the food . . .
Since I’ll be posting yesterday’s eats some of you might have already seen this bowl of Fresh Summer Muesli. In case you’re interested I posted the recipe yesterday. On the side I enjoyed a cup of strawberry black tea.
I spent most of the morning unpacking my suitcases (yes, they were still packed) and then packing them again since I’ll be moving to Munich end of next week (yikes!) and will be spending the next week at our lake house. Packing and unpacking really are my least favorite things to do yet it seems like I’ve been doing nothing else for the last couple of weeks.
Since packing is sooo extremely exhausting it left me hungry before my DVD workout so I had my last bounce ball. I know I said I’d leave the best flavor (the chocolate walnut brownie) for last but I had it last week and was left with the peanut flavored bounce ball today. Out of all of the flavors I’ve tried to far I’d have to say that the coconut & macadamia is my favorite and the peanut one a very close second. Delicious!
After my workout I showered, finished doing the laundry and then it was time for lunch. I recently discovered that I love soft-boiled eggs. My grandma used to make them for us all the time but I hated them back then until . . . now! It’s funny how our tastes change throughout our lifetime!
I had 2 eggs with bell pepper, sun dried tomatoes, prosciutto and a whole grain bread roll that I sliced up for dunking…
I have a feeling I’ll have this again very soon.
After lunch I had a cup of coffee with a coconut macaroon…
… and snacked on cherries (that I picked over the weekend) throughout the afternoon.
For dinner I had planned on making pasta with home-made pesto for the family. We even bought a new basil plant last week. However yesterday morning I saw that the plant had nearly died over the weekend and only had about 10 leaves or so left (basil plants don’t like it in our home) so I made Linguine with Avocado Sauce instead. I added the few basil leaves that we had left to the sauce which perfectly rounded everything off nicely. My mum and I both loved it!
In case you’re interested here are a couple of fitness-related links that may be of interest:
- Run Yourself Fit (Women’s Health)
- Tips for working out in the summer heat (Shape Magazine)
- Stellar Abs Exercises (Women’s Health)
- CrossFit Fit Chicks (Shape Magazine) – great inspiration!
- Fun Pool Workout (Self Magazine)
I hope you all have a great WIAW!!!!! Don’t forget to head over to Peas and Crayons to check out some of the other posts!