So I haven’t blogged for like 2 weeks now… oops!
When I first got back into blogging it engulfed me, my whole being became about my blog and that’s fine if it’s actually your full time job but for me this is a hobby. To ensure I don’t go stir crazy and max out I have taken the pressure off and will now blog as and when I fancy rather than stressing that I haven’t got a post up. Quality over quantity my dears! 🙂 It’s not healthy to be tied down by the internet and social media so sometimes a little break is just what you need to feel at peace again.
ANYWAY, enough of that let’s get on to what I’ve been up to these past couple of weeks. Cause I’m sure you’re all dying to know. LOLZ.
Firstly, I am back trying to be healthy AGAIN! Well this week I am, last week was a bit of a disaster on that front and saw me putting on 4lbs AWKS. But I’m feeling totally motivated now…. I promise.
I actually really enjoy the gym. I mean it’s hard getting myself there obviously, but when I am I love it! Also as my ankle is now getting stronger I’m able to try more adventurous classes. I am currently a member at Virgin Active and while I can’t get over the price, it is in fact the only gym I have ever stuck with! Their classes are AMAZING, all the instructors are great and the gyms themselves are always clean and lovely!
Not only have I been back on that gym life, I’ve also made a conscious effort to eat better. I will try get some blog posts done of the healthy meals I’ve been making because OH MY LORD are they delicious. Who knew healthy eating could be so yummy and filling?
The weekend before last was a pretty exciting time for me…….wait for it……… I got my first pedicure! I know, I know, not quite the revelation to most of you but Jesus Christ on a biscuit it was so good! You get to sit on one of those comfy chairs with your feet in a dreamy bubbly potion, then someone rubs and massages you till your soft as a baby’s bum. What’s not to love? And why have I not been doing this all my life?
(Here’s the manicure I also had cause it’s prettier than my feet)
So after I spent Saturday morning primping my feet I decided to batter them on Sunday with a 3 mile walk! My friend Lottie and I took her cute pup to Marks Hall (my wedding venue) and took a leisurely stroll round the surrounding area – it was a beautiful day for it and we actually managed to join on the end of a sponsored dog walk. I have never seen so many dogs in all my life…. it was great! We ended the day with the cutest pub lunch at the Woolpack Inn, Coggeshall. Really reasonable price, absolutely delicious and SO QUICK!
Last week was probably the most exciting though because I went on my first proper business trip! That’s right I am a fully fledged grown up who is trusted to meet people. Me and a colleague headed to Hamburg in Germany, the purpose of the trip was to introduce me to the Members I have been working with for the last year and a half and I have to say it went really well! Despite my initial nerves I came away feeling super positive and motivated. Aside from this, Hamburg is a beautiful city and I can’t wait to go back.
And then it was Easter! I didn’t make many plans for the weekend, what with the wedding coming up I am what you may call, absolutely broke! But I still managed to fit in some fun. Lunch and wedding chats with my newly engaged pal on Friday (we were supposed to go gym but I bailed oops.) Saturday I did make it to the gym! Then made up for it by laying in bed all day watching the Kardashians. Sunday was a big day… Family lunch at my sisters and for the first time in 9 years, JON CAME WITH ME! I was so happy for him to finally be integrated with the Butchers, all together, all at the same time… it’s a scary concept for anyone! This day also saw me consuming my body weight in sausage rolls and cake (I thought calories didn’t count at Easter, the 4lb I put on tells me otherwise.) Monday was another chilled day – gym in the morning, food shopping and a roast lamb dinner for me and my babes. Perfect end to a lovely little break.
And lastly, before we are pretty much up to date was my hospital appointment on Wednesday to which I accidentally turned up half hour late (for the second time in a row). Luckily I was seen and my appointment ended with my surgeon saying “I hope I never see you again” LOL how nice of him! But this is a good thing ’cause it basically means I’m healed wooooo. Well, I’m nearly there but there’s nothing more they can do for me, it’s down to my body now. I’ve been told to get back to normal life and just listen to me ‘ole ankle to make sure she’s feeling A-OKAY.
Good news all round and a successful couple of weeks I’d say! But now the pressure is on…….. I managed to sign myself up to 2 exams in May and will become a hermit, going into severe revision mode as I have THE FEAR! Please send help.
Hope you little chicka’s had a fab March – Let’s take April by the horns!
Peace and Love xoxo