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‘You are what you eat’
Juice ¼ lemon
Tsp Basil puree
Salt and pepper
Tsp Olive oil
2 Packs of fresh courgetti
1 Red pepper
Mash your avocado. Add the lemon, basil puree, salt and pepper, and olive oil and mash together. Add your chopped red pepper to a hot pan for 2-3 mins, add the courgetti and heat through. In the meantime, add your almonds to a hot dry pan to toast them up. Add the creamy avocado sauce to the courgetti and red pepper mix stirring for 1-2 mins. Tip into a bowl and top with your toasted almonds.
Through these dark, wet February days and nights, this meal will feel indulgent and satisfying.
Who said eating healthy had to be boring?
Eat amazing .... because you ARE!
‘Feel the fear - but do it anyway’
Well, the last column wrote was on the 12th January.
41 weeks pregnant, tired and it was the first day that I was to spend on my own, relaxing, for a long long time.
.....it was also to be my last.
The last few weeks of my pregnancy were hectic.
Each day we had a Plumber, Carpenter, Painter, Carpet Fitter, Electrician, and visitors at our home and I was the chief coffee maker.
We wanted to try and get as much done in our home as possible before our arrival and on the 12th I wanted to have a complete day of rest to myself. After that, I told my friends and family that I was officially ready.
What a good boy Baby Deaks was.
He gave me that day of rest, then showed up.
OMG - I totally LOVE Friday the 13th now.
SO I woke up with an ache, no pain but I knew something was starting.
I had a bath, fell back asleep until 11:45am and ate cold pizza & Yorkie buttons <<<< Classic! lol!.
Watched TV. Fell back asleep.
Called my friend.
Lay on the sofa chatting to Deaks, eating crisps and I thought at about 5:30- 6pm the aches were coming back and were a bit more regular.
Deaks was ready for the hospital there and then. I said no, so decided to have a bath.
After a half hour soak - it was action time.
No hanging around, the rest of the story kinda goes like this:
- Car - quick.
- Assessment ward to be monitored & checked - FULLY DILATED.
Tara: "I'M NOT WALKING UP TO DELIVERY!!!!!"
- Delivery room - quick
Tara: "How much longer???"
Midwife: "He's nearly here"
Tara: "YOU'VE ALREADY SAID THAT!!!!!"
10:14PM Baby Deaks was born.
....and then those feelings.
Our Baby Boy was here.
My life had now changed forever and it's the best feeling in the world.
It's so hard to put into words how I feel right now about my Baby Boy - Danny.
A little boy I never thought I'd have.
He has completed my life.
He has made us a family.
So so precious I would sacrifice anything for him.
Life in our little bubble has been perfect.
I've hardly slept.
I've been in pain.
I feel weak
...but he's worth it.
On reflection I am so grateful for everything.
My pregnancy was great. Yes, I HATED it.
Not being able to wear my clothes, to train, to eat the way I liked.
I felt nauseous.
I felt emotional.
I had cravings.
I couldn't wait for it to be over....but it wasn't bad.
My labour couldn't have gone any better - I'm so so lucky.
Recovery has been great, apart from my coccyx feeling bruised, I feel so good and breastfeeding is going so well too.
These past few weeks have felt like a dream come true.
In fact, it really is.
This time last year we talked about our future and what we wanted.
Joked about living in a house (called it Deakinham Palace - lol) where we would live with our little boy called Danny.
It was a little dream world, although the house we had wanted came off the market.
Fast forward five months and I surprised Deaks on his birthday with the best present ever. We were expecting a baby. I revealed the news with a birthday card from 'Danny'.
Then we bought a house... the original house that came off the market came back on.
It was ours and now that dream world is our reality. We actually do live in Deakinham Palace (lol again) with Danny.
So be careful what you wish for - ha!
Today I just wanted to say hello.
Let you know that I'm still very much staying in my bubble and I'm going to continue to spend the majority of my days ...
Eating (<< I'm doing lots of this, and will tell you about it in the coming weeks).
Talking to visitors.
I could do it for the rest of my days, however reality and routine will soon kick in.
With the help of Louise, the TARAnsformer inspiration, motivation & encouragement is
I hope you've had a fab January, and February is well under way with you working towards your goals.
Do you want some help and motivation?
You can join me on my mission to get my fitness levels back, in my 30 Day Butt Program, click on the link to join me!
In the meantime I’ll leave you to find out more about that program, while I’ll just go back to cooing over our lovely baby boy before getting my butt back into gear with you all!
Tags: Tara Hammet