Staying Fit While Travelling & I Love Leftovers
Happy Saturday morning to you! I hope you have a fun weekend planned. Jimmy and I have a lunch date at a neighbours house today, then unfortunately we must get down to some work. We ended up having 2 full days off during the week, so I have a lot of catching up to do.
I don’t have a picture of yesterday’s breakfast because it’s the same as all of the other breakfasts I’ve been eating recently. I’m considering having something other than overnight oats tomorrow. Exciting times. Stay tuned.
Jimmy and I had to go food shopping yesterday. Jimmy hates food shopping. I don’t mind it, since I’m the one who meal plans and knows what we need. I’m starting to dislike more now that I have Jimmy trailing behind me with a pained look on his face the whole time. At least he pushes the trolley though. I’m not good at pushing the trolley. When we live within walking distance of shops I’m going alone.
As is often the case we were hungry by the time we started shopping. Luckily I’d had the foresight the night before to make some Spicy Roasted Chickpeas. I must update that recipe to say, ignore the quantities of spices I’ve given and just got for it, free hand. I put a lot more spices on this time and they are delicious.
For lunch we had lentil, chickpea & vegetable stew leftovers. We each got another very full meal out of the leftovers, so the recipe makes at least 4 servings.
It looks horrible, but wow! It was delicious. Even better than the day before. I would even consider making it a day earlier than I want it in future, because it tasted that good. I topped it with an impulse buy that I made in the supermarket.
Even though lunch was huge, I was still craving something sweet afterwards. I had a cup of tea, 3 chocolates and a clementine.
I was really looking for dinner last night. I was testing out a recipe I’d never had before. I was making Sweet & Sour Meatballs. I’ve never been a fan of meatballs, but the pictures on the blog looked so amazing, I couldn’t resist.
Since I was opening a packet of mince I also made chilli to keep for tomorrow. How organised is that?!
It took a while to make the meatballs. We don’t use cups to measure things over here so I had to keep ‘googling’ the measurements looking for something I understood. I got there in the end and it looked good.
I served it with rice and some sprouts and steamed cabbage. I almost didn’t take a picture because it really doesn’t look appetising. In the end I took one, but I urge you to go to the site with the recipe and see the wonderful pictures on there because mine doesn’t do it justice.
Yesterday I came across a podcast that I want to share. It’s about staying fit while travelling. It mainly covers staying fit while in the process of travelling, like at airports and on airplanes and trains. Some of the tips were quite useful. Even though I try my best to stay fit while in other countries my fitness is almost always forgotten while in transit. I just sit and eat, sit and eat, like most other people do. On a trip that is longer than 12 hours, or 24 hours that can’t be good.
You can find the podcast HERE.
These are some useful tips I took from it:
- In Google Maps type in the address you will be staying at and use the ‘search nearby’ function to find a gym, park and so on that is close to where you’ll be staying. For some reason I’ve never thought to use the search nearby button.
- In the airport, do body weight exercises in empty stairwells and toilets.
- When you’re flying stand at the back of the plane when the seatbelt sign is off. Standing is better than sitting.
- Lastly, realise that “nobdy cares” if you’re exercising in the airport or standing at the back of the plane. I know I’m guilty of worrying about what other people think, so this last point is a good one. It would put me off doing exercises in the airport if I thought other people were watching. This is something I’ll have to work on getting over.