Thursday, 16 September 2010

Cob Nuts + Strawberries for £1 - Bargain!

Well it seems my 2 post day was to make up for my no post day yesterday, sorry I've been a busy lady and was just too tired last night to do a blog post. Which means dear friends I hope your comfy as there are many photos for you so sit back with a coffee and enjoy.................

I went to the gym in the morning and had a fab workout:

30 min cross trainer/air walker thing - intervals
20 min treadmill intervals
15 min bike intervals

In the afternoon I went to Battle which is a few miles from my town. Me and some friends found a quaint little coffee house and got a table outside.

It was right opposite the Abbey (Battle Abbey!)

Steph, Jes (sister!) and Sulie

Me, Steph and Jes

I had a mint t, all the drinks came with a complimentary biscuit so yes I did treat myself!

Instead of a single photo for each meal I have thrown them all together:
The day started with a smoothie, prawn and veggie rice for lunch followed by a flapjack from a local bakery. Dinner was homemade spinach and butternut quash soup with rye bread followed by an apple parfait.

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Thursday:

Started the day with a vanilla and carob smoothie topped with puffed oats and raisins. This was yummy but as the season changes and the mornings get colder this iced breakfast is losing its appeal I think porridge is going to be necessary sooner than I thought........

After breakfast I went to meet Wayne for a coffee. I missed him so much while I was away so it was really good to catch up. I had a soya latte no pic soz!

After our coffee we had a look round the farmers market and I picked up some tasty treats...............

Fresh produce ya can't beat it!

A little later Wayne went to his mama's and I went to the gym:

20 min air walker - intervals
PHA Training -
10kg barbell - shoulder press, squats, up right row each 15 reps
1 min star jumps, 1 min high knees, 1 min lunges
x3
followed by basic 3 sets 15 reps on:
chest flyes, prone flyes, bent arm pull over, tricep extension, leg press and leg abductor
1 min plank, leg raises

This was a good sweaty workout!

I picked up these tubs of deliciousness at the farmers market, strawberries and cob nuts both for a £1 each! Bargain!

I love cob nuts!

Nice and red how strawberries should be : )

Yummy cob nut : )

For lunch I had 1/2 a sweet pot topped with mackerel + steamed veggies in a tom sauce

Good combo

Look at the pretty plate Maggie bought me!

I love it

Especially when there are some healthy cake/cookies on top!

Carrot Fruit and Coconut Cookies

1.5 c Fruity date porridge oats (Rude Health)
2 grated carrots
1/3 c sweet freedom natural sweeter
1/4 c coconut oil
1 egg
1/3 c un-sweetened desiccated coconut
1tsp baking powder
sprinkled with cinnamon just before going in the oven

Stir it all up and cook on Gas 4 for 25/30 minutes

3 may have been eaten but there is no photographic evidence of this so who knows!?

I spent the afternoon writing client contracts and thinking about exercise sessions.
I have my first client Monday and need to sort the session out, can't wait should be fun : )

Dinner was the same as yesterday soup!

For pud I had an apple and some of the strawberries I bought today topped with 2% greek yogurt and cinnamon

Tomorrow I plan a run and to finish off my session plan. Oh and I have to go to my sisters to see her hubby he's helping me sort my business plan, the one I have to take with me to the INTERVIEW I got for the job in Brighton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep I actually have a formal interview next Monday. I'm sick with fear and excitement but I'm just gonna go head first into this, I want this to be my future : )

Question:

Have you tried cob nuts?

I love um, once you get threw the teeth cracker of a shell the nut is sweet and tasty!


9 comments:

  1. i am jealous of your surroundings!!! never tried cob nuts. that plate is awesome!

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  2. hey! i just found your blog and thought i'd say hello! i'm a bit or a running enthuse and wanna-be gym junkie: hope you don't mind if i pick your brain a little :)

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  3. OO you've got an enviable farmer's market(if the pics are anything to go by:), Tam! I've tried cobnobs curtesy of the local Sainsburys (at least they were local and British:) obviously not as fresh as yours mind(you are blessed to have this great resource at your doorstep:0)!

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  4. What are cob nuts? I've never heard of them before and I love finding about about new things! You must be so excited about your interview, I really hope it goes well for you. I know what you mean about these cold mornings. I don't want to give up my favourite chocolate cherry green monster but hot porridge is looking a lot better most days!

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  5. OMG so that is your first ever client monday morning! So exciting! Good luck! And you'll do great on your interview monday! :-)

    I have never ever even heard of a cob nut. I'll have to go looking for them on Sunday!

    Hugs!!

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  6. Ive never heard of Cob Nuts neither, they look interesting!!

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  7. I have never tried or heard of a cob nut. How would you use it in cooking?

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  8. Cobnuts are yummy straight up out of the shell or roasted in the oven any which way they are tasty and sweet : )

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  9. Good luck on Monday! I'm sure you'll rock the interview :)

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