Monday, 22 April 2013

Spring has sprung!

What a beautiful weekend...it felt so good to be in the outdoors, smelling fresh air rather than indoors stale-centrally heated-air. So much so I took myself off for a little 8 mile walk. I didn't realise that it was going to be that long, I guess I'm so used to driving that you get used to underestimating how far places really are. On the good side though the extra fitness classes I've been doing are starting to pay off, It was only really the last 20 minutes that really started to ache- but with no bus timetable, and the other half at work I was on my own...and stumbling in through the front door after walking all that way was really empowering.

While I was out walking I noticed how much friendlier people are when there's a little bit of sunshine, its the same on our first snow day of the year...everyone is outside, enjoying the day. You strike up conversations with passer-bys, you find yourself looking out for the children that have run just that little bit too far away from their parents and you are happy to stand in a queue and watch the world go by.

This got me thinking...perhaps if we treated every day like it was the first day of spring the world would be a more pleasant place to live. I know it won't stop terrible things happening but sometimes we need to take our foot off the accelerator and just look around us a little more to appreciate the communities that we live in.

Thanks' for finally arriving Spring...

Monday, 15 April 2013

Time to get back on the horse

Phew what an exhausting few weeks, everything caught up with me a little and something had to give...for me that was my health - I can down with tonsillitis on Easter Saturday which knocked me out for a week, only to wake up the day after my antibiotics finished with a stinker of a cold...everything went on the go slow, particularly my gym work and healthy eating went out the window.

In fact my top food things for making you feel better...
Milky yummy-ness from Sainsbury's


I literally brought every packet our corner shop had

Now both of these are hardly known for their nutritional value so against my better judgement I did battle to complete one...just one...exercise class each week. This was not enough to keep the Easter blubber belly at bay and I have a wedding in 2 weeks (not mine, my cousin but there will still be cameras!) that I need to trim up for.

So I am going to attempt over the next 2 weeks 8 trips to the gym... this seems a lot, but most of the DIY following moving into a boy's flat (I needed to pretty it up...seriously there was not one throw in that place before I arrived!) has now been finished; the other half is working over the weekend, but mostly I want to feel good about myself again.

To go with the exercise hit - easing off the evening alcohol consumption and bread consumption and eating double cream straight from the carton...someone just throw it away...PLEASE!!

The gym kit is in the car, the blog post has been made, I will stick to this challenge...