Sunday, 27 December 2015

Finally Full!!

Hello there friendly faces! Happy Monday to you all!!

Now, I may or may not have mentioned (I'm just kidding, I definitely have) that my current state of hunger is in the red extreme area on the hunger scale and has been that way for around a week now..
 I actually googled 'hunger scale' after I wrote the above sentence and a scale with a red area actually came up- Yes, I did in fact know it was a real thing all along ;P!!

 So yes, I have been HUNGRY!

Now, to combat hunger, one should eat, yes? Yes, well, lately I have found that my usual gigantosaurus meals actually don't keep me as satisfied as they used to. Which is quite odd as I was eating them during my long, long, long runs and nowadays I run every few days for much shorter distances!
I suppose I am doing more muscle building and toning stuff with Blogilates etc. But it still doesn't quieten my mind:

Brain- Maybe you're growing!?
Me- Shut up brain. Don't give me false hope!

Brain- Maybe you're not absorbing anything from your food and it's just going straight through you?
Me- Stop brain, you're just getting annoying. And you're wrong too...

Brain- Maybe a vegetarian diet just can't sustain your hunger bug?
Me- We are no longer friends brain.
 In all seriousness though, I have noticed my body changing- changing from the lean, sorta scrawny running frame, to a more filled out, muscular body and whilst this did scare me slightly terrify me at the beginning, I've now come to admire how strong and capable my body is both appearing and physically doing.
No, I do not look like her ^ but I 100% agree with the quote and message! :D
 I like the fact that my muscles are more defined (and not just my calves from running) I like that my arms have filled out and reveal strength, I like that my stomach isn't simply a plain section of skin, but has different dips and ridges and can do so much more than ever before! (Hello handstands!)

I like that life gives us different priorities and experiences changing as often as the seasons, and though I look back to last Summer when I was running 15+ kilometers at a time and would be utterly wrecked and exhausted (i.e. ready for bed) at around 4:00pm and have a little wave of nostalgia, I kind of like the new excitement that comes with a new chapter in my life and seeing how far I've come from a few years ago when I couldn't even walk around the block without collapsing on the lounge afterwards from utter exhaustion.

Ok- this post was not supposed to delve too deep into all that mentioned above... it was really about today's breakfast and how it actually managed to fill me up for the first time it what seems like forever (a week)!

It all started with a desire to consume this guy:

 The most perfectly ripe, big, sweet, juicy, honey gold mango that I bought at the supermarket yesterday:
 I knew he would feature in today's breakfast. And then I sort of knew I also needed something else. Because let's face it, a mango is not going to keep me satisfied for longer than 5 minutes!

Nope, I needed chocolate!
In the form of truffles of course!!
Very similar to this recipe (just rolled into balls and then placed in the freezer for 30 mins)

Truffles + mango...

 Super delicious and extremely filling brekky!!
 It was probably even more filling because I snacked on all the ingredients as I was making the above breakfast (scoop of greek yoghurt  here, spoon of PB there, taste test of unfrozen truffles... you know how it goes :)
 The truffles were so rich, fudge-y and decadent, and paired with the most beautifully sweet and juicy mango I've ever tasted... gah- too good!!
 So, yes, for the first time in a week I was finally satisfied after a meal and also extremely satisfied with utterly deliciousness of this brekky too! A must try people!!

I guess if I want you to take anything from this post (apart from the desire to make these truffles, of course) I want you to know that our bodies are ever changing marvels that change with the seasons, in everything in life- diet, exercise, growth... you name it! So, super super ridiculously hungry? Thank your lucky stars you have a healthy functioning metabolism that grants you precious hunger signals and honor those signals by feeding the machine that works so hard for you day-in day-out!

What about you?
What's your current state on the hungry scale?
Are you a more cardio or strength training person?
Mango fan? It would have to be one of my top 5 favourite fruits for sure!! (along with bananas, grapes, watermelon and rockmelon.)

That's it from me today folks (a little lengthier than expected!!), I hope you all have a fabulous day, do something you love, be with those you love and as always, eat something delicious! Bye for now! :D

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