Will the real Julie please stand up?
I went to bed a slovenly, junk shovelling slob and woke up ready for action…. to take on the day and have taken back control of my fitness and healthy eating. Who knew that was gonna happen?!?
I have no idea what triggered this overnight, or, indeed, how long it may last. 🤷🏻♀️
I’ve said so often that I seem to be better at things when I sneak up on them, surprise myself, rather than actually planning it.
I woke up at 6.30 something, went to the loo and back to bed and started thinking that there was a Saturday class at the Fit Body Farm that I could go to… I had no intentions of going…. I’d read a FB post last night where someone said they’d really enjoyed it yesterday and I knew it would be the same session.
I lay there and thought for 20 minutes.
I said the words to Craig… “I can’t believe I’m even saying this out loud but I’m thinking I could maybe have gone to the Farm this morning”. As soon as I said it I regretted it. As he said go, go, go, I cuddled into the covers and thought no way!!
But the seed was planted. At 6.50am I jumped out of bed to get ready. My plan was to hit the supermarket on the way back to get some food in too. 🥴😬
So yesterday’s carb fest seems to have been the last straw of my stuffing-my-face week.
It’s a lovely, watery looking sun but a quiet start to the weekend.
I am taking back control.
Now I’m not gonna lie, that was very hard work this morning, the first day back is always the worst…. But I did it and I can honestly say I’ve felt amazing as a result. (I say that lying on a bench in the garden thinking that I probably need a nap but it’s a different kind of tiredness. It’s not the lethargic feeling I’ve had this week, it’s a genuine tiredness because I did so much, so early).
I went straight from the Farm, very sweaty… to Aldi for a food shop and bought loads of healthy food. I felt like I was on a roll.
Came home and cleared out the fridge to put it all away… always hate that bit but needs must 🤦🏻♀️🤣 and then I made a raspberry smoothie for breakfast. I mean, I’m impressed even if no-one else is.
Not gonna give you the recipe 🤣🤣 it was “ok”… did the job but tasted like a smoothie made without following a recipe.
Then I took the puppers out for a walk.
It’s a lovely morning after all the rain we’ve been having but it feels like everything has grown so much since I last walked round here. Even the drive to the gym has sprouted greenery over the last week.
I’ve never noticed this ancient gate before.
Back home and had my shower, washed and dried my hair and got a wee table set up in the back garden so I could work on stitching together my crochet blanket!!! I look like an old wummin ootside wi’ ma knitting’ 🤦🏻♀️🤣 (Scottish accent necessary!)
I made a lovely salad lunch! Check me.
At 2.17pm precisely I cut the last end of wool! It’s finished!!
Hallelujah! I think this has been on the go for years. 😆 It’s in the washing machine now so I can square it all up to dry it.
Now what to start next??? I have been wondering aimlessly for the last hour and a half not sure what to do with myself. I’ve hung up a washing but thinking I might go find some other wool to start crocheting something else. I do have plenty of wool to be getting on with. 🤭
I decided to make an early dinner instead… Prawn Pad Thai…. Forgot photos as it was so tasty. Followed by a wee Limoncello dessert. Ooooh I can taste the booze.
I haven’t cooked a single meal for over a week and here I am with 3 today.
I’m heading into Claire’s for a Nosecco and munchies evening…. Which sounds just lovely to me!
Happy Saturday night when it comes!
Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️