A bit of a monster update today, so you might want a cup of tea for this one (or possibly gin). April was a pretty good month all in all! It started with a holiday which is always good. … Continue reading April Review & May Goals 2018
Well, the last couple of month haven’t gone to plan on a number of levels. Apologies for the radio silence, but with everything else the blog has had to take a little bit of back seat since the start of … Continue reading April Goals
I usually find January the most tedious of months, but despite the grim weather and the fact that until last Friday I hadn’t been paid in about 4 years (we get paid early in December, and it was REALLY early … Continue reading January Review & February Goals
Give yourself a pat on the back, we’ve all survived the first half of January! The year has got off to a pretty good start – children back at school (although their school shoes mysteriously went missing over the Christmas … Continue reading 2018 Goals and January Plans
It’s coming up to the end of the year ago, and I can’t quite decide whether I’m ready or not! I’m a bit behind (or so it feels), hence getting the blog up a bit late this month. Honestly, November … Continue reading November Review & December Goals
As usual, a lot has gone this month. It started very convivially with dinner with friends and an amazing afternoon tea for my birthday treat at the start of the month. In the middle, I travelled to Leeds for a … Continue reading September Review & October Goals
It seems like a bit of a monthly update on the blog at the moment, but that’s life and once June is done with, I should have a bit more time for well, life! More on that in the minute, … Continue reading May Review & June Goals
It’s two years now since I started introducing new habits in an attempt to bring some order and positivity into what had become a chaotic and difficult time. Over that time, I’ve blogged about each habit, my reasons for introducing it and my reflections about whether it’s been a useful addition to the set.
It now feels like it’s time for a final round up before putting this one to bed – not that I’m stopping the habits themselves (for the most part!) but that I don’t need to blog about them any longer. So here’s the summary of where I’ve got to. And a picture of some habits for your amusement.
A friend of mine first put me on to Kayla Itsines. She is an Australian personal trainer who has grown into Instagram sensation (currently nearly 6 million followers) and has an army of dedicated groupies around the world following her workout programme. I’ve always done a lot of cardio, but knew that I should add some resistance work into my routine as well. Just hadn’t quite got round to it…
Days habit missed: Hardly any
Ease of doing daily: Easy
Equipment required: Wardrobe
Is it something I’ll continue? Yes
I’d love to tell you that over the last 12 months, my mornings have evolved into a zen like space of calm and tranquillity, but we both know that would be a big, fat lie. On the plus side, they haven’t got any more manic. At least I don’t think so. Sometimes it happens in such small increments that you don’t really notice.