You guys! #febulous is done and dusted and despite having to use a Snapchat filter (I have three kids who can blame me?) I am all like THIS:
Officially loving myself sick. I did it! And you can tell I did it! I’m feeling proud of my efforts and determined to try and keep the momentum going…at least until we get to NY and I can start to undo all my efforts!
Let’s take a look at the last week and the 3 challenges I set myself.
1. Exercising every day
Out of everything this was the one area that I have really slipped. I just find it hard to find the time. A cliche I know, but truly, I struggle with it. If I don’t plan it into the morning it’s almost impossible to find the time after that. Rob is out 2 nights a week with RFS/sport stuff so it really has to get done first thing…and in between school ready and running around…it’s just HARD.
But I am still enjoying the moments when I do get out and have really enjoyed taking the pressure off some of the days and just enjoying a quiet dog walk. Those have been my favourites.
I know once Maggie gets a little older it will be easier to make the time for this stuff, seasons and all that so all in all I’m happy that my fitness has increased over the month and I can run further and faster than I did at the start. That’s something! And you know what? Over the month in total I moved 85.96kms! That’s not bad!!!
2. Not drinking
Now this was always going to be a challenge, but I did it! 28 days, no booze. A few social occasions where it was tough, but mostly I surprised myself at how easy it was. Much like it is when you get pregnant, you just get on with the fact you can’t and it becomes no big deal. I think without drinking there is definitely an increase for more creativity or better use of your time especially at night…the defaults to sit on your arse and scroll through social media whilst sipping on a wine is high. I get why that’s popular (life/kids etc) but it was great to have a reset on bad habits.
I enjoyed the 2 glasses of champers on Wednesday though!
3. Eating better & fasting
Again, proud of my efforts to consistently get 2 “fast” days in a week and stay off the beloved bread, eat more veggies and generally stay clear of bad habits formed over a prolonged festive period and school holidays.
I don’t have scales at home, but I do know that my clothes are looser, the guts are defo less bloated and more than anything I am feeling good about myself!
Feeling good about yourself is a great place to be!
And to celebrate the end of it all I managed to buy myself a little present for all the hard work. It’s entirely honkers, but then so am I. A good reminder about finding the magic around us and in us.
Who knew one month could do so much? And one main thing I realised is that you can make REAL changes, in a short amount of time. In just 2 weeks you can feel different. In a month, say you loose a kilo…then another kilo the next…in a year that would be 12 kilos. Small steps in the right direction can make a big change in the long run. Huh.
Hope you had a good month too if you joined in!
Thanks for all your lovely supportive comments on social media.
And let’s try and keep the momentum moving forward as we march through the months…