Friday, 16 November 2012

F*uck Yeah Friday!

Today has been a series of niggles and gripes, and it's only 8:06am! Let's change it around with a F*ck Yeah Friday and think about awesome stuff. Yes? Yes!

These are some things that have been making me smile this week:
  • Riding Susan. I'm really enjoying this bike. I feel safe and steady, and even managed to overtake someone! Granted she was grandma age. But sometimes you gotta take a win where you find it. 
  • I went to hot yoga for the first time last week and loved it! I haven't sweated that much in... Well, ever I think, but it was good. It felt very detoxing.
  • On Sunday I was in the area so called a friend and went to a bar in the hills I've wanted to try for ages. Cider on a sunny day = win
  • I went for my first run in three weeks last night. 8kms of slow awesomeness right there. 
  • My husband. It's been a stressful week and he's cooked and cleaned and been generally awesome <3
  • Cats That Look Like Pinup Girls
  • Ben Davis' book is being released on New Year's Eve. It's my birthday two weeks later. Just sayin'
  • How good does this fruity Christmas tree look? Via pinterest
Edible Fruit Christmas Tree #Fruit #Tree #Creative #Beauty

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and takes some time to think about the amount of awesome, no matter how small, in their lives. Have a great weekend xx

Friday, 9 November 2012

F*ck Yeah Friday!

I've haven't done a F*ck Yeah Friday for a while, so without further ado, here are some things that have been making me thankful of late :-D

Photo: Hi Clean Eaters !
Hope that you are all having a Fantastic day :-)) x

  • Melbourne Cup public holiday means that this is a 4 day week. Since it was a Tuesday it really feels like it's a 3 day week. YES!
  • I joined the iPhone brigade. Expect instagrams and other iPhone-type stuff
  • I did chin ups for the first time in ages and hurt everywhere!
  • Obama won, and Romney lost. Even in Australia we're pleased with this result. 
  • Speaking of Obama, this story made me laugh
  • Gala's account of Hurricane Sandy was amazing
  • Good things are happening at work
  • I went for my first run in two weeks (and got thwarted by my dog who insisted on eating dead birds). Nevertheless, it was good
  • I'm on my way to doing splits again. It will happen by the end of the year
  • I've ridden by bike into work once this week and lived! Woohoo!
It has been a good week. I hope everyone else has had a good week too :)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Weekend stuff - the 5 minute chocolate mug cake

It's been a pretty cruisey weekend so far, which has been good. It's been one of those weekends which has been a bit of a struggle between what you want to do, what you should do, and what you can do. Don't you hate that? Finding the right balance is always hard.

Friday night started off well, with me making a healthy dinner (Asian soup with vegies and noodles) for my housemate. She kept on craving cake, despite the crazy amount of chocolate currently in the house. I suddenly had a brain wave and remembered that you can make a chocolate mug cake. That's right, a cake in a mug. Dangerous. Only not so much, it turns out.

She made the nutella mug cake, and I made a generic chocolate cake whose recipe I can't find again, although I added some peanut butter. How did it turn out?

Chocolate cake just out of the microwave

...and you see what I mean
Yeah. It was rubbery, dense and lacking in flavour. We ended up putting nutella over them, and they both tasted a little better. Although with the amount of ingredients used, you could easily make something just as awesome, and if you have nutella all you need is a spoon!

This weekend was also for bike rides with the dog. I'm still loving Susan my bike - she's perfect for lazy rides. Bike riding should not be a race in my opinion (I may just be saying that because I ride very slow).

Cookie and Susan

Cookie enjoying the creek
I'm really missing running (it's been 9 days since my last run), but at least having a bike is helping a little.