This week I finally got around to making paleo beetroot brownies. I tweaked the recipe a bit so it was THM-compliant, and I must say they were pretty good but not ah-mazing.
We enjoyed a couple of meals of egg roll in a bowl, which is very budget-friendly and quick to prepare. D liked it so much it’s on the menu again this week! I feel a bit stuck in a rut with my go-to Trim Healthy Mama recipes, so I plan to set aside an hour or two over the weekend to peruse Pinterest for inspiration, and THMify some of our old pre-plan favourites until I get the new THM cookbook that everyone is raving about.
I am feeling ridiculously smug about how well I am doing with exercise. Feel free to tell me to shut up! I decided I was a bit fed up with the slow regime of couch-to-5k (it totally works though, just had itchy feet) and ran around our block to see if I could do it. I did. The block is about 4.4ks so I am really happy with my progress! I have no ambition to run marathons, but I would like to be able to run 5k comfortably. With the Tongariro Alpine Crossing looming up soon I have added stair-climbing into the mix. And woah mama, is that a good workout!
I headed for the stairs on one of Whanganui’s biggest hills, Durie Hill. I left home at the crack of dawn, eager to get stuck in. Only, a bootcamp had got there ahead of me. There were about 30 people going up and down these fairly steep and narrow steps. I am someone who prefers to exercise solo and was miffed to be jostling with a crowd, to say the least. I despaired of what to do next, because there aren’t exactly lots of suitable locations for stair-climbing in my town.
D to the rescue! His office is in a three-storey building, and it’s perfect. I get the place all to myself, work up one heck of a sweat, AND I can still work out when it’s raining. Tongariro, here I come.