Good Morning!

Mornings around here are never the same.. Andrew and I don’t always have the same days off, we work different shifts everyday, head up the mountain some mornings, sleep in until 8:30 others (that’s quite late for us!).

When I get a morning off though, and don’t pick up my snowboard, I have a little bit of a routine. I’ll usually wake up around 7 am, grab half a banana and flick through instagram (I KNOW, contradicting my last post – but I love checking in with what’s happening back home!).

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I workout for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the day. I’ve been following these ladies for a couple of years now, and it’s so nice having a little guide to follow with their Daily Workout.

Then, it’s the best time of the day… BREAKFAST AND COFFFFFEEEEEEE. I’ll grab a bowl of oats, put on a Spotify playlist (currently loving Happy Folk) and sit down to read over a few blogs. Cup of Jo and Love Taza are favourites of mine.


If I have time, I’ll do some yoga (with Adriene) before getting ready for work. As the days are getting warmer, I can start getting out for walks and hopefully runs again once the ice melts and there’s a much smaller chance of me stacking it and falling on my face.


Not every morning is the same, and I love that about living here, but when I get this routine in, I feel good!

Happy Tuesday,
Hanbel.
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And Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Now

Merry Christmas Eve my lovelies!

This week has been a little hectic, driving around Perth picking up last minutes goodies for the big day. However, in between the madness I’ve been embracing the last few days of Christmas cheer.

Baking a lemon and pomegranate polenta cake for an early Christmas at Dads;

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Enjoying those few days where all the presents are sitting beautifully underneath the tree;

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Trying out a new breakfast spot with mum, pre-errand running;

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Hitting up the best Mexican in town for tequila, micheladas and tacos;

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Stopping for a coffee at my favourite beach-side hang out;

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and tonight will be spent eating seafood and watching Love Actually at Mum’s, our new favourite tradition.

I’m so looking forward to tomorrow, like I haven’t been counting down for months now! It’s a day for relaxing, indulging, laughing, story-telling and appreciating those crazies we call family.

I truly hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas, get spoilt rotten and finish the day with full bellies and hearts.

Much love to all, Merry Christmas!
Hanbel.
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My Day on a Plate

I am obsessed with reading about what people eat. It’s a bit stalker-ish, but I love to see how they fuel their bodies and get ideas for my own meals. Each body is different, and the amount you eat should equate to how much exercise you’re putting in every day, so what works for someone I follow might not work for me…

Won’t stop me from having a good ole sticky beak!

Pop Sugar’s My Day on a Plate series is fantastic eating inspo. They tend to interview the healthier celebrities, which I must admit, I do appreciate. If I keep reading about Jus burgers or Tutti Frutti, I won’t be able to resist!

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to jot down my day; plate form. So here we go!

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I’m up at 6:30, and take my breakfast into work with me so I can sleep as long as possible.
My winter brekky has been a bowl of oats and a drizzle of honey, then extra toppings if I’m feelin’ it. Now that spring has sprung I’ll soon make the transition back to overnight oats or bircher muesli for a cooler breakfast.
I gulp this down with a cup of tea, black with a dash of milk.

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Snack

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I’m such a creature of habit, 10am is always coffee time. In the interest of saving money I’ve been using our work’s Nespresso machine and adding in lactose free milk. If I’m peckish around now, I’ll grab a handful of raw nuts.

Lunch

I used to HATE lunch, I thought it was so boring. Now I’ve been dedicating time on Sundays to prepare, I’m getting more creative and incorporating different ingredients so I actually look forward to this meal. The last two weeks have been Moroccan chicken, roasted chickpeas and carrot and broccoli salad, and roasted sweet potato, sautéed mushroom, spinach and baked chicken salad.

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I eat packed lunch Monday – Thursday, and Friday’s a treat myself to a bowl of deliciousness from Panache. Heaven!

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Snack

1:30pm is green tea time, and at 3pm I have a piece of fruit to see me through the afternoon.

Dinner

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Dinner varies from vegetarian Mexican, prawn curry, salmon with asparagus and broccolini and this avocado pasta dish, which we looooooove. (I sub in broccoli for half of my pasta serving).

Dessert

If it’s still early I’ll have a peppermint tea and a couple of pieces of dark chocolate for dessert, but I try not to indulge too much during the week!

Weekends are completely different, and no day is ever the same, but I am definitely improving on keeping my healthy eating habits through Saturday and Sunday… with the occasional cheat meal – everything in moderation!

So that’s me. God I love food, and my relationship with it is becoming so much healthier.
Bring on spring and summer, and the fresh fruits and vegetables they bring with them!

Hanbel.
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