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Pumspiration…Monday Motivation

It’s the start of a new week and I’m forgetting the sins of the weekend (cough sticky peacan bourbon pudding!) and starting afresh.

My morning started in work with a cup of coffee and my breakfast of porridge with cashew butter.  I used a sachet of Moma Super Seeds with a tsp. of Pip & Nut’s Honey Cinnamon Cashew Butter (looooove this stuff).


At around 11am I had a satsuma and a plum (from our garden, more plums to follow throughout the day!).  I also had around 1.5l water…I drink a lot!

At 12pm it was time for the gym and today I did a workout from Polish fitness goddess Ewa Chodakowska.  I went with my gym buddy Kasia and we just youtube’d her 40 min Skalpel workout on the big screen in the gym…now this one burned!  The video is in Polish but we just muted the sound, turned up the tunes and followed her moves.  If you’ve not heard about her I seriously recommend you check her out!


Lunch was a green pepper stuffed with lentils and mixed veg (from our work canteen and pretty tasty) along with a banana, another plum and more water.

Around 3pm I had a cup of tea with milk and a granny smith apple.

En route home I did a big shop for the week.  Josh and I are going to try to be really good for the  next 2 weeks before our holidays (me to New Zealand and Singapore and him to America!) so I loaded up on fruit, veg and lean meats.

I put on a big batch of vegetable lentil soup and made a quick dinner of an easy tuna nicoise.


I’ll probably have some more fruit before bed but all in all a good Monday.  Here’s hoping I can keep it up!


Pum x




Pum update…Post-LBD ‘Diet’

2 weeks ago I posted about it being time for the little black dress (LBD) and how this was inspiring me to keep my healthy motivation before Christmas (https://pumdiets.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/pumspiration-time-for-the-little-black-dress/)

The Christmas party was on Friday night and here’s how I got on in the run-up and on the night…


The first week was definitely a success!  Gym every day and I stuck to the meal plan set out.  I felt really energised and was enjoying being really focussed with this.

Salmon with M&S quinoa salad


Oats, water and stewed apple


But then came the second week which included a team lunch at amazing Three Sisters Bake (hello pate, macaroni cheese and chocolate Guinness cake) and 2 girls’ nights (with plenty of treats) so this was a little less strict.  Because of these commitments I also let the gym slide a bit which I wish hadn’t happened.

In spite of this at the end of the 2 weeks I was happy with my progress and felt comfortable with myself at the party (with the help of a LBD from H&M).





It was such a fun night and I really enjoyed myself!  Got plenty of dancing in too so hopefully that cancels out the rum!


Now that that’s out of the way I’m happy to relax a bit more and succumb to festive gluttony, there’s just too many exciting things about to happen that make worrying about diet and exercise just unnecessary!  I’ll try my best not to go overboard and make sure I’m still staying active, drinking enough water and getting my fruit/veg in…but if the odd mince pie or 10 slip onto my plate, well that’s just life.


Pum x