Sunday, November 24, 2013

Swims, gyms, spins and granola wins!

While the world continues to spin under my feet, I have been trying to keep going and stay focused. Bloody hard I have to say. BUT! Today's harbour swim proved to be good for the mind, body and soul. A little laughter and fun amongst friends always helps and while I was worried I would swim in circles, I actually managed a half way decent swim and was able to hang on to Roberto's feet a couple of times. The spinning sensations were hardly noticeable in the water and I had a chunk of blu-tak in my affected ear so may be that helped too.

After we got home I had a crack at making my own granola mix. Wow what a mix! Oh to hell with it, I'm going to be a typical blogger 'if I'm not already' and write down my recipe.

I x bag of summer fruits dry muesli - Uncle Tobys
Raw nut mix of slivered almonds, cashews and macadamias
Chia seeds
pumpkin seeds
dried pear pieces
shredded coconut

to the dry mix I added a melted mix of 3 parts agave nectar and 1 part Manuka honey and approx. 30mls of melted coconut oil. This was enough to coat the dry ingredients. I had turned on the oven and set it to 180 degrees and the setting was for toaster.

Well, I got kicked out of the kitchen at this point and Big Gazza took over. He was obviously scared I would go horribly wrong, set fire to the kitchen or cut my hand off or something. But he then went about putting down thin layers of the mix of baking paper and toasting them for about 10mins before stirring. I think it took him 30mins or 3 turns per batch and I was happy to let him take the lead.

He lay the mix out and when it cooled I tipped it into a bowl and to the toasted mix I added dried blue berries, Goji berries, cranberries, and Inca berries......I love Inca berries.

Oh yeah baby, for dinner I had a bowl of the mix with almond milk. It wasn't too sweet, but crunchy and full of flavour.


I also made some egg mix muffins for breakfasts. Man I have this sorted.
I even cleaned up after myself. I can do no wrong.

Then we headed out to the gym for a legs work out. Hit the squats, presses, curls, hammies, extensions. Feeling good after adding a little more weight this week. My thinking is if I hit the legs on a Sunday night hard, hopefully by Saturday long ride I can walk again and turn the legs over. It's a theory. I'll get back to you shortly on how I go.

Also, back to the doctors on Tuesday for a check up on the ear and a third opinion on the BPPV.

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