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Some days you just forget

Yesterday I wasn’t a very good blogger. I forgot to take photos pretty much! The only thing I did take photos of when looking back at my images was some of the food I ate. This is slightly ironic since I’ve seriously been uninspired when it comes to food lately. Something quite rare since I’m a big foodie and love to cook.

It’s tough sometimes cooking food because you end up in ruts where you just cook the same dishes over and over again because of convenience. At least I do. I haven’t really had time to sit and flip through the pages of recipe books to try out a new recipe either. I need to relight my will to cook tasty but healthy food. Yesterday’s lunch and dinner were so boring and unsatisfying… I had a very boring salad for lunch (and I didn’t bring enough food which didn’t help) then a veggie stirfry for dinner (it wasn’t very successful but it was food). I felt so unsatisfied after my dinner I had banana with peanut butter afterwards and some Almighty Foods raw vegan chocolate. Usually when I cook something I’m content with I won’t crave these things afterwards but that’s what happens when you cook something that doesn’t satisfy you haha.

With this I just wanted to say that we all end up in ruts whether if it’s with training or your diet and it’s nothing weird. It’s just part of life. Just don’t give up. I know I’ll get my cooking back on track soon but I think you need to feel uninspired sometimes to feel inspired again.

In other news, my old university Glasgow Uni regrammed my image I uploaded for Yoga Day the day before yesterday. It was pretty cool they wanted to share the image and over night I’ve had almost 40 new people start to follow me on Instagram. It’s absolutely crazy and I can’t believe that over 800 people are following my journey now. That’s absolutely crazy! So to those of you who have found their way here onto the blog as well, welcome. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read my ramblings on here! I really hope you’ll enjoy it enough to stay. I’m so grateful xxx


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International Yoga Day


Nicola and I did some tree poses before our last meeting of the day at my old uni

I attempted a headstand for handstand day on Saturday…..

… didn’t get quite there. Major headrush!
Nicola bossing it!

A fun afternoon finished off with a session at G5

Yesterday did not quite turn out the way the way we had planned at work. Our emails were down and we realised they had been down since the day before sometime. That made me feel a lot better because my inbox was very quiet all day. I was starting to wonder if it was something I had written!

It took us all day to solve that issue, which threw us a bit off our plans but we tried to stay productive anyway. I edited a video from my colleague Frankie’s and my trip to Snow Factor yesterday (I’ll write a bit more about that in a different post but it will mainly be up on voomfit’s website). I smashed out some blog posts that needed to be written and then I joined Nicola in the West End for a final meeting of the day.

It was, as you all probably know, International Yoga Day yesterday and of course we had to honour this in some way. I was planning on going to lululemon’s big yoga class in George Square but really had to go to G5 tonight to train so I was a bit sad to be missing out. Therefore, we did some tree poses at my beautiful old uni. It’s still as breathtaking as the first time I saw when I arrived in Glasgow. Can’t believe I’m coming back here almost a year later on the dot since I graduated, with a full time job that I absolutely love. Never thought I would be so lucky.

We had a great time taking the photos and got some weird stares but you don’t really think much about it when you’re two haha. We then tried to get some handstands in for Handstand Day on Saturday. Nicola did amazing, I struggled haha. I did my best… Still working on finding the balance. Once we’d worked up a sweat trying to get those handstands we ran off to our meeting and it was so much fun. I love finishing the day off on a good note and I really think we did when Nicola and I parted ways for the day.

I bumped into Stella on Byres Road and she offered to give me a lift to the gym. Couldn’t say no to that. Gym was good fun, I was doing some workouts with Kirsty and it felt really good.

I’m so glad yesterday finished on such a fun note! Now it’s time to see what to day will be like. I think it’ll be a good one.

Speak soon,

M xx


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Banana butter treat

Hands up if you love peanut butter and banana! I looove it. In case you haven’t noticed… A snack I’ve been munching away on lately that’s super simple and very tasty is this one just below. I have it before the gym in the mornings (have breakfast afterwards) and I have it as a snack in the afternoon too. It works for everything.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana cut in half
  • Peanut butter to your taste (make sure the peanut butter only contains peanuts and some sea salt, or even unsalted)
  • Cacao nibs
  • Coconut shavings

I really think instructions aren’t needed for this! Hope you enjoy 🙂

I didn’t use to be a fan of cacao nibs at all. I thought they were way too bitter but now I’ve become obsessed. It adds crunchiness and texture to anything you put it on and I love the chocolatey taste it has too. I’m a dark chocolate person, the more bitter the better and I think that’s why I like it so much. If you’ve never tried cacao nibs before it can be a strange flavour if  you’re expecting them to be sweet, they’re very bitter (word of warning). If you’re not a fan of them you can of course add other seeds on top for texture such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or even nuts. I also think a sprinkle of cinnamon on top could be tasty too if you’re feeling wild.

PS, I’ve finally gathered the courage to make a Facebook page where I’ll be putting up loads of fun content and things I come across online I want to share. I thought this could a be a great space to interact with you more. For some reason I’ve thought starting a page for my blog on Facebook is a very scary thing. I don’t like to wave my own flag and I was a bit worried about what people would think. I don’t know why, I don’t usually care in everyday life.

I think it’s because this blog is so personal and it takes guts to put yourself and your thoughts out there into cyberspace. The page is up and running and I hope it’s going to be another place for me to share what I love and hopefully help someone. It’s also a great way for you to never miss a post so please give it a like here (click).


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Brunch is life / Singl-end / Glasgow


Brunching with my love

I was very excited for food
Caught sorting out my hair…
Yum yum yum!

Good morning my dears! Hope you Saturday was amazing. We had some unexpected sunshine during the day, which was very nice. Jamie was working at five so by the time he got up and got ready today we didn’t have loads of time to do much but we did go for brunch.

We are super lucky to have one of the best brunch places in Glasgow less than ten minutes away from us, Singl-end, so that’s where we went. I always go for the vegan breakfast but was so hungry I thought I craved the veggie breakfast with eggs (asked for the guac too, it doesn’t come with the veggie). I haven’t really eaten eggs that much lately and it was one of those instances where I was so hungry I was craving it (everything) but then when I actually ate it, I didn’t really want it anymore. I think the vegan breakfast without the eggs is better haha. Oh well, now I know for next time. Eggs are nice once in a while but whilst before I was obsessed, I’m not as big of a fan at the moment. We’ll see if that changes.

It was so warm we actually sat outside and it was nice to have a bit of time together. It’s not been a lot since I started working. We’ve gone from seeing each other pretty much whenever Jamie was off to barely seeing each other at all. Quite a drastic change. We’re getting used to it though and I definitely think it’s healthier for our relationship for us both to do our own thing. We wouldn’t mind a little more time for each other than it’s been recently though. We’ll find a balance eventually!

After a massive meal we went for a walk in the sun. The one thing I really struggle with living in Glasgow is the lack of sunny days in the summer. It makes so sad to not have proper sunny and warm summer like back in Sweden. It felt like we walked around the entire West End, which we sort of did.

I dropped Jamie off at work and then headed home. Such a lovely chilled day and exactly what I needed. Today Jamie and I are going to do something nice together, we would love to go outside of Glasgow so we’ll see where we end up!

Speak soon,

M xx