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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Lost: One Motivation

If found, please return to Laura.

I've been feeling really lazy since the move. I'm not sure if I'm just still a bit tired or if it's the cold weather but I've been really struggling to motivate myself to do any kind of training. Yesterday I managed my push-ups W2D1, 14-14-10-10-15 and some gymnastics but it was one of those workouts that just kind of felt really difficult.. I don't know if it's all in the head!

I opted for an equally lazy tea, pasta alla anything!! It will not be seen in any Italian kitchen I'm sure but it's a really nice one-pot meal we enjoy from time to time. It only takes about 15 minutes to make so it's perfect when you're feeling a bit tired or in my case, lazy! (sorry for the bad photos btw, it was going dark.. my camera does not like the dark.. or I have not figured out how to successfully use it in the dark)

I even had my handy floor cleaner on hand for any bits of veg I dropped ;-)

Get all your ingredients out ready to throw carelessly into the pan... Of course the pasta also includes pasta but I seem to have forgotten to photo it...

To your simmering pan of pasta add whatever frozen veg you happen to have, chickpeas, and any other veg you fancy

When it's all cooked add a tin, or packet of chopped tomatoes and a generous amount of hummous to make it lovely and creamy.. This dish is vegan until you top it with feta.

Top it with feta, or not, and enjoy!
Not very authentic but very tasty and very simple, packed full of veg and beans for protein it's healthy fast food!

Afterwards I had a nice cup of tea

I tried to have two nice cups of tea but spilt the second one.. ahh well :-(

What's everyone up to today? I'm heading out for a run soon. I've told you all now so I can't chicken out 'cause of the cold... What is up with me lately, I ran in snow regularly last year, this year I'm a full blown wimp!

I'll be back later to let you all know how far I went, also I recieved another fab tea prize in the mail this morning.. more of that later!! Aaaand CSN giveaway and review is coming up this week :-)


  1. I'm queen of the lost mojo this year mate, it's driven me mad considering how well I did and how hard I worked last year. Really thinking about my goals and devising a plan to achieve them has given me a well needed boost, as well as the excitement at changing my gym of course!

    Today is my first day back at work and as daft as it sounds, it's taken it out of me so I'm going home and putting my feet up once I've finished. Am still on an exercise ban til at least next Wednesday so am climbing the walls but am mentally working out routines for when I start teaching my fitness classes again in the new year.

  2. I would think that the cold weather coupled with your recent move is probably the culprit. It's so hard to get motivated when it's cold and you're already worn out. We have 2 very able veggie catchers in our house too ;-)

  3. That's how I've been feeling the past few months, I was so focussed at the beginning of the year and now I'm really blahh.

    It doesn't sound daft that your first day back has took it out of you, you just had surgery! My first day back at work after the move was bad enough and all I'd done was move house. I'm sure your body will be back to normal in no time though :-)

  4. Heather, the cold is so horrible isn't it, it's like I just can't bear to take my warm clothes off and put my workout clothes on haha

  5. Your lazy is my focused! Your amazing..give yourself a'll be back to normal training in NO time! =)

  6. Your pasta dish looks really tasty! Can't believe you were running in snow, I'm such a wimp! I say go easy on yourself, the big move has probably affected your motivation, I'm sure it will come back soon! :-)

  7. Thanks Sherri, that's so kind.

    Thanks Laura, I did get out for a run today but it was not as planned! Think my body is a bit tired still I guess... Or is it my head!! Who knows!

  8. Sorry your motivation has gone missing! I think this is a hard time of the year to motivate--it's darker, it's colder, etc. Takes a while to adjust, then you can get back to it. Good luck!

  9. I think the fact that it is dark and cold, naturally all our bodies want to do it hibernate and eat warm stodge, so well done for getting out there :)

  10. yay for pushups! i think i'm going to have to repeat a week because i just started week 3 and it was hard. or i'm weak hahah!

  11. haha! my status on facebook says, "pls return on Monday" LOL! Blame it on this cold weather =) That's a cute floor mop!