Here are some photos of what I got up to this Valentine’s weekend! Jamie and I went out on the Friday and decided to for Italian. We only really have Italian in Spain usually. They have a restaurant with the best Italian food ever in the town Jamie’s parents live and we’re scared that nothing else will measure up 😛 But we thought we would give La Lanterna a go after reading great things about them. It was all really nice, I think we both decided the starters and dessert were the highlights of our meal. For us to say the desserts were the highlight really says something, we like dessert but usually prefer our main courses. The cheesecake was to die for and the apple tart followed closely behind.
We also tried out some of Juice Garden’s newest cold press juices during the weekend. Black Lemonade was delicious whilst the House Juice tasted a lot like perfume and I couldn’t finish it. I don’t know whether we happened to get a bad batch (juices do vary slightly in flavour) but I didn’t think the different flavours quite went together…
On Saturday morning I was at the the Lululemon showroom for their weekly yoga class. It was incredible and the yoga instructor Scott was amazing and made everyone giggle throughout the class. I felt so great and relaxed afterwards! On Sunday it was time for Sweaty Sunday in the showroom and the incredible Cat led a crossfit style bootcamp. Her squat challenge at the end was a killer!
On actual Valentine’s day Jamie was working in the evening so I got had the amazing company of my amazing girls! We had a potluck dinner and I brought a vegan lentil and sweet potato curry, Deliciously Ella’s apple crumble with a cashew cream I threw together and some cheese. I love potlucks as you can get really inspired by other’s cooking and you can also make sure that there is something there that is a healthier option for you to have. We had loads of amazing salads and other dishes that everyone had brought. I stuck to the veggie dishes and one of my friends had made an incredible sweet potato salad that I have to make at home some time! By bringing a dessert you can also make sure you have a healthier option so you don’t miss out on the goodness. I was so full after our feast!
Yes I did have time to study in between all the fun, don’t worry! This week is going to be extremely busy. I’m trying to get all my dissertation interviews out of the way so I can focus on transcribing and then write up my results, analysis and finish this project off. I still have long way to go but I’m gradually getting there.
Today I was slightly overwhelmed, sometimes the stress just hits you. I was glad I had planned in a gym visit because it helps so much working out when you are stressed. You get to shut out whatever is on your mind and focus on something entirely different! I really believe exercise is vital when you are stressed and that is probably when you need it the most. Making exercise a priority in your busy life can really help! It has for me. So get moving my dears!