Let’s talk about food baby.
I have never had a great relationship with food, even when I was little I was the fussiest child. I used to have chips, chips, and more chips all day long no matter where we went for food, and I hate (please note that this is definitely not in past tense) vegetables with a passion. Just before I found out that I was pregnant I decided that I was going to get healthy. Ash is a personal trainer (and health freak) so I had him make me an exercise plan and we tried a Paleo diet, which I stuck out for less than 30 hours. Even though it never worked I was still eating loads better than I had been for the past 3 years.
My mum used to make all of the meals at home but when I was 18 she walked out on my dad and I. It was left to me to take over the cleaning, cooking & general ‘womanly’ duties around the house, my dad is pretty old fashioned because my mum had done pretty much everything for him for the past 30 years of his life, and my nana before that. We survived on ready meals for 2 years and then I left for university and let’s face it, the diet of a 1st year student in halls isn’t going to be setting an example of any kind. Once me and Ash moved in together, just over a year ago, I started eating and learning to cook proper meals. Then before you know it, I’m pregnant and the morning sickness knocked me for six. If you have read my other blog posts (you totally should if you haven’t *hint, hint, wink, wink*) then you will know that the sickness is still hanging around, although It certainly isn’t nearly as bad as it used to be. A couple of weeks ago I started putting everything I was eating into the MyFitnessPal app and I will be honest with you, it was bloody shocking how much crap and how little good I have been putting into my body. Now, I’m quite happy feeding myself tasty fatty foods but I am definitely not happy depriving my baby of the vitamins & nutrients he needs.
That brings us to why I am writing this Blog post. For the past couple of weeks I have made a real effort to eat three proper home cooked meals a day and try and make them somewhat healthy (I’m never going to be as into fitness and nutrition as Ash is). I don’t know if you have ever watched Anna Saccone’s YouTube channel (again you should if you haven’t) but she uploads a ‘What I ate Wednesday’ video every week and I love them. I decided I’m going to be a little bit cheeky and steal this idea and do one on my blog every Wednesday. I do this in the hope, of course, that you will find this interesting and it will maybe give you some ideas if you struggle with food like I do but, I am also hoping that this will encourage me to stick to it because now people will be able to judge me!
Here is a few pictures of food I have made in the past few weeks to give you an idea of what type of meals to expect:
See You Soon x