When the going gets tough…

The tough have monster munch, christmas chocolate and fish fingers ( not all on one plate). 
#firstworldproblems but we are currently looking for a flat to buy in London ( very exciting!!) but also very tiring and stressful. Every night we are consumed by right move or are traipsing half way across London to view a hovel to potentially call our own. 
Last night we viewed 3 places and it was very cold and involved lots of standing around and I was feeling poorly 😦 I decided on the bus on route to property number 1 that somewhere there was a packet of beef monster munch calling my name. 

Phase 1. Beef monster munch consumed on 40 minute walk to next viewings (eating whilst walking causes negative calories right?!)
Started to feel more poorly (#poorme) and by the time we got home I was in pjs,onesie and faux fur throw- imagine the glamour. It was at this point that the chicken and cauliflower rice I had planned just didn’t cut it. 
Phase 2- old school classics. 

Bring on the fish finger sandwich with beans. Even better, cooked for me by rich whilst I drank tea feeling sorry for myself. 
Phase 3. Poorly= chocolate. For the first time ever in my life we still have christmas chocolate left past New Year’s Eve. (Stupid dark chocolate replacement) so last night I carried on the roll and had some chocolate coins and baubles! 
Was in bed fast asleep at 8:15. Rock and roll.
Anyway aside from making you all feel jealous of my fish finger supper- the morale of this blog post is sometimes you just have to have what you fancy. I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel a tiny bit guilty but I’m up- off to the gym, feeling a bit better and back, as they say, on plan. (Urgh back to American preachy- ‘back on plan guys!’)
Enjoy some treats but just not too excess everyday and guess what- life goes on and weight comes off. 

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Let them eat cake…

So as some of you may know it’s been a massively crap February for me and rich as we lost Richs dad. 
We had been doing really well eating healthily and working out- starting to see good results. 
This is a little blog just to say sometimes life has a funny way of throwing things at you. And that sometimes there is more important things in life than being healthy and how you look… 
My personal highlight whilst grief stricken was choosing between the Bakewell tart in my left hand and the creme egg in my right- the choice was clear to me: both. 
It’s also a time for family and great friends and making the most of each moment of happiness- often meals out and lots of wine! (Thank you to all who assisted!)
I have no regrets about the food choices I’ve made in the last few weeks and i certainly won’t be beating myself up about it whilst I cook my third batch of pancakes tonight 😉 (shrove February Ye?!) 
So the morale is- as my personal trainer told me: when you are upset or down- nourish your body. Feed it what it wants and don’t worry about consequences. 
But more importantly- learn from these times and pick yourself back up and get back on “the wagon” (I hate that expression!)
Off to Thailand on Friday for two weeks of sun, sea, cocktails, currys and rice. And ice cream. And apple yoghurt. 
When we are back more health posts and vids to follow!!! Operation beach body will re commence!  
Han 

Banana ice cream-taste sensation 

So this happened tonight…
  

I’ve shared the recipe for the pancakes before (1 egg, 1 banana mixed and fried). But tonight I upped its game. Served with banana ice cream and hot dark chocolate sauce…
Ice cream: (courtesy of my sister n law) 

Simply peel a ripe banana and pop in the freezer over night. 

Put it in the blender with a spoon of natural or Greek yoghurt… Et voila- completely guilt free banana ice cream!! 
Topped with some melted dark chocolate which goes all hard on top of the ice cream. 
So amazing we contemplated having it twice in one night- I mean it is pretty guilt free….