Hey guys! How are you all??? So first of all I’d like to apologise for being a little m.i.a. this week. As you probably know, I’ve been madly studying for mid-semester exams. Well I’ve completed two, and have one left on Monday. I’m feeling quite worn out mentally, but I’m pushing through.
Even though I’ve been a busy bee studying, I still managed to find some time for a few adventures. This is officially the last week of adventurous april, and I wasn’t about to let exams get in the way of having just a wee bit of fun! Here’s a recap of this week’s adventures:
Before this week I don’t think I’ve ever tried a pomegranate. But when I saw that they were on special at the store, I decided to pick one up and try it out. After removing the arils from the fruit, I quickly got to work for recipes to try with this new-to-me ingredient. I came across a tropical inspired oatmeal recipe that sounded right up my alley, and used it as inspiration for this great protein packed breakfast. I give you Pomegranate Power Porridge!!! It’s just a simple variation of my Banana Berry Oatmeal Soufflé, but tastes very light and fresh. I especially love the burst of flavour when you bite into one of the pomegranate arils!
Click here for the recipe: Pomegranate Power Porridge
Yes you read that right! I also tried bacon for the first time. Growing up I was never a fan of bacon OR eggs. Well last year I made the leap and started eating eggs, so naturally bacon is the next step to the equation. Part of the reason I avoided trying bacon was the fact that I thought fat was bad, but now that I’m over that whole saga, I decided to give it a go. I cooked it up and added it to a nice big salad with some corn and leftover chicken. I’d love to show you exactly what it looked like, but sadly hunger got the best of me. But you all know what a salad looks like right??? In case you don’t it was pretty similar to this:
3. Fancy Pants
I have a confession to make: I’m fairly slack when it comes to dressing up for uni. I would live in workout gear if it were socially acceptable to do so. But do you ever notice how good you feel when you put in that extra effort? Your confidence radiates, you have a bit more spring in your step, and feel dead sexy. Ok ok let’s not get carried away here…
With exams on, putting in that extra effort was definitely a challenge. But I really felt the confidence in my appearance would translate into confidence that I was going to ace my exam! Positivity feeds off itself right?
Since starting this little blog of mine, I’ve taken a keen interest in photography. I currently use a point and shoot to take most of my shots, but get frustrated with how they turn out sometimes. To be honest, my Dad’s iPhone takes better pictures! So I’m saving up to buy a camera, and have also decided to some money into improving my skills. First on the agenda is a food styling and photography workshop in a few weeks time (adventurous april is being extended in my books). The guy who runs it, Dario, said he would be happy to lend me one of his cameras for the class. I’m super excited and can’t wait to learn some tricks of the trade!
5. Meeting my fitness idols!
This weekend the Australian Health and Fitness Expo was on at the Sydney Convention Centre. Being a pilates instructor, I got free entry into the event, so there wasn’t any way I was going to miss it. Especially because some of my fitness idols would be there!!! Specifically Lindy Olsen and Alicia Marie. I got to meet them in person, and even had my photo taken. Really made my day. That and all the free samples. Who doesn’t love free stuff right!
Phew, what a week!!! Anyway tomorrow is back to studying for my final test on Monday. And speaking of Monday, I’ve got a special treat coming up for you, so stay tuned! Hope you all have a great weekend!