I was thoroughly spoiled yesterday with beautiful flowers from both my mum and my grand-daughter.
It’s Sunday evening and what a contrast to yesterday! After a busy Saturday with family, today I was on my own. The sun was streaming through the windows, I’d lost another 1lb to add to the 5 yesterday and there would be 6 hours of cycling on the telly! I was in seventh heaven.
Our resident blackbird woke me with a virtuoso performance and I began the day as usual with an invigorating ginger shot. This was followed by a tiger nut milk, banana, blueberry and chia smoothie, with a green juice for lunch invented by my husband so I can’t tell you the recipe, he likes to keep me guessing!
Then came an afternoon of peace and quiet and Paris-Roubaix, one of, if not *the*, most exciting cycle races on the calendar.
Team Sky bossing it on the cobbles!
My son and I were texting throughout as he kept losing pictures and I lagged behind due to phone interruptions – imagine, don’t they know!
Despite feeling the effects of a day with a two year old and a few days with an 85 year old, I feel really well from the juicing. Even Mum, who worries about me losing too much weight, said I looked good. It was an extra bonus to have a relaxing day doing what I enjoy and sharing it with my bike-mad son. At one stage I may have been guilty of commentator’s curse when the Sky guys started going down like skittles after I posted that picture!
Dinner was a huge salad with home-made basil and walnut pesto, thrown together to use up the basil from the juicing.
I feel full and satisfied and calm. I have a juice in the fridge for later if I need it.
Today was just perfect.
Copyright: Chris McGowan