Meal Plan Monday – 3rd July

It’s been a long time since I posted on here and I am truly sorry, life just got in the way and (when I feel up to it) I will explain. But I’m right back on it now, starting with this week’s Meal Plan. I’m having to tighten the purse strings significantly for the foreseeable future and so I’ve tried to create a plan that uses up a lot of what I have in the freezer/cupboards already! You might remember my post about moving towards a simpler life and the food challenge I set myself back in January? Well I’m doing something similar this time round too. Plus my freezer needs defrosting and I have a bucket list of travel destinations that just keeps getting bigger and bigger so I really need to focus on saving money for travel too!

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Vlogging Challenge!

So the gorgeous Kirsty from Kirsty Dee Shares invited me to join in with her 7 day Vlogging Challenge. I’ve got to admit that my first thought was HELL NO! But after thinking about it more I decided that pushing myself out of my comfort zone would actually do me some good and so I threw in my hat.

And so this week I’ve uploaded a couple of videos to my YouTube channel – which you can find here , and surprisingly I’ve enjoyed it! Don’t get me wrong I still hate seeing my face on screen and am paranoid about putting myself out there in this way but I’m also super proud of myself for joining in – it definitely helps that Kirsty and the others joining in are being super supportive 🙂

Here is today’s video; would love to know what you think!

What would you like to hear me talk about?

Alex

xxx

4 Ways To Be Productive During A Short Work Week

Oh I do so love a Bank Holiday weekend – an extra day to spend with family and friends; an extra evening to drink gin without worrying about the ‘adult headache’ the next day, the perfect excuse for a spa day or mini break… you get the drift! However what I really don’t love about a short work week is that you have only four days to get a full week’s work done AND it always feels so much harder to be productive and get everything done when your brain has had a few days off. So I thought I’d share four tips for you to implement that will help make your short work week productive and enjoyable 🙂

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My May Goals

Gosh I actually can’t believe that we are in May already! This year seems to be flying by – we are practically half way through now which is quite scary actually…

I love the start of a new month; it feels like a fresh beginning, especially when the weather is finally starting to warm up a little (emphasis on the word little as despite the blue skies it’s freezing here today!) I thought I’d embrace that feeling of a new start and take a few moments out of my day to set myself some little goals for the month ahead 🙂

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Meal Plan Monday

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend – it always goes way too quickly doesn’t it?

The hubby has kick-started back into his training regime after an injury a couple of months ago and so the whole family is on a high-protein, reduced carb diet to make it easier! This means we are using lots of recipes from Lean in 15 and also adapting other favourite recipes to fit.

I’m still trying to eat within a budget (not particularly easy when you are following the principles of the Lean in 15 diet to be honest) so we shall see how that goes!

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Meal Planning Monday

Morning!

I’m travelling back from Aberdeen today (well technically Glasgow as I arrived here last night!) and plan to pop into the supermarket on my way home to do our big shop for this week. I’m looking for easy meals that I can throw together without a fuss and some lighter dishes to make the most of the weather whilst the sunshine lasts. Anyone else struggle to eat heavy meals when the weather is nice?

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One Pound Meals – Cookbook Review

I love cookbooks and have quite a collection (not that I use them all to be honest!) and I think Scott might have rolled his eyes when I bought this one home – pretty sure he expected it to sit and gather dust with the others in our kitchen.

I’d actually come across Miguel some time before on Instagram and loved his easy, budget friendly takes on meals but its quite hard to remember things that I see on instagram – I much prefer a written recipe that I can follow easily.

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