I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m full of beans, but I definitely have more than I did yesterday!
Work is going brilliantly. I can’t wait to go back full time! I stay for lunch today which is a great opportunity to catch up with my workmates. Working half days is all well and good, but I usually only get to say hi, bye, so it’s nice to have some quality and a decent quantity of time to spend together.
Today is the long awaited return to the gym! It’s great to be back. If we’re working on the premise that I was a machine 6 weeks ago, I think it’s safe to say that I’m a bit of a rust heap right now. I just pottered around on the cardio machines for half an hour – totally lame compared to what I could do before – but pretty impressive in the realms of my new reality. It felt so good to let those endomorphins free!
After making that chicken soup last night, I’ve been on a bit of a Jewish food fix. The other dish fighting for top spot on my “Things to Make” list is Matzah Pudding. This was my nana’s speciality a la maison and one of my childhood favourites. The beauty of it is, that it can be eaten hot as a pudding or cold as a cake, and either way, it’s totally delicious! I was a woman on a mission and nothing was going to come between me and my pud. I know I’m a freak but I don’t usually eat or even taste what I bake, but I couldn’t resist this! Instantly, I was on a time taste transport right back to my childhood. I hope I did my nana proud!
Later, we try to practise what Forks over Knives preaches, and eat a plant based, whole food dinner, Cauliflower, Pea and Lentil Curry. It freezes really well, so I don’t have to create any more kitchen chaos, I just haveto do my “here’s one I prepared earlier” trick and make some microwave magic. Just like a boy scout, it always pays to “be prepared!”