I had a good weekend – started if off with a 7am bike ride along Beach Rd, we went from Sandringham to Frankston and back and I achieved an average speed of 27km/hr (total 58.5kms) – definitely my best effort yet!
I got lots of cooking done as well, and made one of my old favourites. This recipe is great for lunches or as a side dish and is really quick to make (once the rice is cooked). I got it off the back of the brown rice packet!
Brown Rice Salad
2 cups cooked brown rice (cooled)
1 can four bean mix, drained
1 cup green beans, chopped (raw or blanched)
1/2 bunch parsley (optional)
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
4 tblspns extra virgin olive oil
2 tblspns white wine or apple cider vinegar
1 tblspn whole grain mustard
1 small red onion, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
Season to taste with salt and pepper
My weekend at a glance:
- 58.5km bike ride (average speed 27km/hr)
- Caught up with friends
- Did a huge batch of cooking for my brother and his girlfriend to tide them over while she is sick
- Two loads of laundry
- Watered the front garden (forgot to do the back – oops)
- Started taking photos to fill my Stylebook app – it’s a time-consuming process but should be a great tool once it’s done!
Food-wise, I was sort-of good. I ate a nut bar during my bike ride which was definitely not allowed for the Febfast No-sugar Challenge, and yesterday I fell off the wagon spectacularly. It always seems to be the weekends that get me 😦
Anyway, today is Monday, which means a fresh start. I’m planning on doing my 12WBT Fitness Test after my spin class tonight, and my first weigh in for a couple of weeks, so we’ll see where I’m at.