Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Healthy Bird: Week 1

One of my Wishes For 2017 is to get back to a weight and fitness level that I'm happy with, so I started the new year with a bang (as we all do!) and made a plan of what to eat and how to exercise.

I was going to join Slimming World because a few of my friends are having great success with it but I decided to try out their free 7 day plan to see what it was like first and take it from there. It's actually been really easy and most of the food has been good, especially the Spicy Lentil Soup, Quick Vegetable Risotto and Baked Eggs With Peppers, Spinach and Tomato. I'm eating lots of mushrooms, eggs and wholemeal toast for breakfast and loads more fruit but I'm still having a nice biscuit (or two!) with my cup of tea. I'm not rigidly sticking to it but whatever I'm doing seems to be working because I've lost 3.5lbs in my first week!

As far as exercise goes, I'm taking it quite slowly. Although I go on walks with Allan and the girls, my general fitness isn't as good as it should be so I've started with Sky's Fit In 5 program thinking it would ease me in but it's actually quite tough! The first few days showed me exactly how unfit I am but I've started doing two sessions a day and already feel the benefits.

It just goes to show how a few small changes can make a big difference to how you feel! Let me know if you have any good advice or favourite recipes for me to try out!

Friday, 6 January 2017

My Wishes For 2017

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fantastic Hogmanay/New Year's Eve and are enjoying the start of 2017!  Each year I blog about my wishes for the coming year and how I did with those for the previous year but last year we were moving house and I completely forgot! So let's start from scratch, here are my wishes for the coming year:

Become fitter and lose weight

After having the two girls and subsequently losing some weight I've reached a plateau and now I'm ready to get back to a size and shape I'm happy with! I have a wardrobe full of fantastic clothes that I haven't worn since before Sorsha and my goal is to get back into them.

Get back to basics with my blog

It seems I'm one of a number of people having a bit of a blogger's epiphany right now and I've realised that my blog has taken off in a direction which I'm not really into so I'm going to take it back to the original plan of blogging what I want, when I want with more life-in-general type stuff. Sound good?

Organise Our Wedding

With only 19 months until our big day it's probably about time I start taking this planning business a bit more seriously! Hopefully by the end of the year we'll have it pretty much sorted!

It's shaping up to be a pretty exciting year and as promised above I'll be blogging all about it! What do you have planned for the year ahead?

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