Today we set the alarm (just in case we slept in) and woke up at 6.45am so we could have our coffee and read the online news before we set out for our 3km walk at 7.15am (without the dogs).
It was awesome. The weather was overcast so was not too hot and we chatted away so the time just flew. We could have kept walking.
The days work schedule went well. I am still unwinding after the family left (who came from Christmas) so I had an afternoon nap of about an hour and a half whilst Brett succumbed and put on the air conditioner to work in.
Yesterday, we had gone to the shops after planning our meals for the week, and shopped. I made some chocolate treats to keep in the freezer for when the “sweet urge” hits to prevent me going out and buying processed packaged sweets or chocolate. This recipe I found on Just Eat Real Foods Group on Facebook and is made from 4 ingredients only (coconut oil, walnuts, maple syrup and cacao powder). Thats it! I cut it up before it froze solid and put it in a container in the freezer. If I limit myself to one small slice a day then I will be getting a daily dose of good fats and my chocolate fix at the same time. This is what I am telling myself.
I also made a snack of some zucchinis that I had in the fridge – I baked them in the oven for 20 minutes after slicing them in long thing wedges and sprinkling with a mixture of olive oil, mixed herbs and parmesan cheese. I had enough for an afternoon snack yesterday and for afternoon tea today. Here is where I found the recipe.
Exercise (Walking again)
Tonight, we took the dogs on a half hour walk (3 kms) and they nearly ripped our arms off in excitement. We were all pretty exhausted due to the high humidity and heat that we find very draining.
All in all, a great day even though we have not officially commenced 1 January 2015 our year of living more sustainably and healthier.