Since turning 40, I've made a number of conscious lifestyle changes in an attempt to lose the pounds that have crept on over the last few years since having children and to form new, healthier habits to replace the old, less healthy ones. For example, rather than relaxing with a glass of wine, I've developed a liking for herbal tea, in particular camomile and peppermint. I still love a glass of wine, but I reach for the kettle rather than the bottle now.
I've also stopped packing my plate full of food and consuming the lot and instead have swapped to a smaller plate and cut down the carbs. I'm trying my hardest not to finish up the scraps that are left on the plates of my daughters, which I would previously have wolfed down just because I don't like to see food wasted. (who's the loser there then, eh?)
So this brings me to my list of things I've done this year, since turning 40.
Baked an aubergine- I know, reaching 40 and having never purchased and cooked with this delightful beast of a veg, I can't quite believe it. But I'm telling ya, a splash of lemon juice, dollop of honey, salt and pepper, sliced and roasted in the oven for half an hour and it's perfect.
Took up running - well, jogging really but people don't seem to use that word anymore. I usually go out three times a week. Sometimes my girls accompany me on bikes or scooters, sometimes I go it alone. I am really enjoying it and I'm getting faster which is great!
|Flattering (not) post run photo. what a state!|
My mum always said, "you can taste the tea more without sugar" and she was right. I only ever used to have half a spoon anyway, so I thought I may as well cut it out completely.
Threw a party!
I had an 80's theme party and it was fab! I had such fun putting my playlist together and sourcing loads of 80's bits and bobs to decorate the room. My only regret was that we didn't do the conga!
|I had this cheesy grin on my face all night!|
I have always written, documented, photographed, sketched, made lists. (Lots of lists) so this year I have been even more determined to develop my blog. I am finding it easier to fit in my 'blog time' now and its getting easier to write as I am getting to know my blog a bit more. To me, it's like when you meet someone new and you are not sure what to say but as time goes by you get to know what they are interested in and you feel comfortable with certain topics of conversation. Does that make sense?
This week I'm linking up this list post to #thelist linky hosted by Hannah at Mums Days and Abi at You baby Me Mummy