a resolution and a white vintage bike
Sun 5th, Jan, 2014
We are right back into the New Year here, all of a sudden Slobbing became all too much – weird how that happens actually isn’t it…you’re all like ahhhh I don’t ever want to get dressed again, I want to slob around like the great unwashed for hours, indeed days on end, and then bam after nearly a couple of weeks of it, it’s all too much, one needs routines, and cleaning things and proper meals instead of cheese and biscuits and less mooching around on the beach.
Soooo with that in mind I have a couple of resolutions this year, to be honest I have been thinking about this quite a lot, more than you would think when the answer from it all has turned out to be ‘be more grateful’.
Apart from being a better parent and what a huge all encompassing statement that is, my resolutions are pretty much to just coast along and enjoy this stage of life, my kiddos are all older now, even the little one (though it’s far from the walk in the park you think it will be when you are bogged down in broken nights and breast feeding), which makes life a lot easier, and I’m pretty happy that my body has not given up on me health wise though I do want it to get a lot stronger (to be quite frank last year I got a kick in the teeth from lots of areas and things happening to others around me and ended up knowing that I’m lucky, touch wood, that my body is functioning and healthy, stuff what it looks like) and my day to day life could be, heck I know, a very much whole lot worse.
So I don’t want lots of resolutions, to, you know, floss my teeth every morning and night or anything radical like that, but I do though want to get fitter, and although I’m ok (I talked about ways I was making lifestyle changes and the results half way through the year here on the blog after here I wrote about how suddenly everything all got a bit too much for me and my health and energy levels were feeling it) I want to feel more strong in my body…while I’m far from massively unfit, despite what you might think I don’t spend too many hours on that old teenage sofa residing in my sitting room, it is more of a collapse at the end of the day affair, I am not super fit and strong.
After thinking about this a lot I am hoping to change that with small little changes, I know that it won’t work for me trying to join up for a uber fabulous gym class, or joining one of those boot camp meets that take place on the beach here at some ungodly hour or god forbid I sign myself up for that mudder thing, which I am assuming means you roll around in mud….nup, I have the t-shirt on motivation and for me it’s about walking and doing simple things that fit in with my life already, that’s how it works for me…if I get up and put my exercise gear on and go straight from the school run I pretty much know I’ll do it, if I sign up to get up at 5.30am, meet a crazy trainer in boxing gloves and have to run up and down steps grunting I know I’ll probably last two sessions, actually make that one.
So in little changes my one resolution that I am determined to stick to this year is to make more use of my bike, ahem make that two bikes, white one or blue one…I already go out on my bike but more when, you know, you fancy ‘going for a bike ride’ rather than using it as a mode of transport and a way to keep fit…that’s changing. I’m going to use my bike more to pop to the shops for a pint of milk, to go out to the beach, to head out for a coffee, little things I already do but normally not on two wheels.
And if I am not on this bike, well I’ll be popping pretty white flowers just about all over it, cos that counts as exercising and moving your bod right? ;-)
See you another day…I’ll be back with some pics from a little Beach Cottage celebration we had here over the weekend, dinner for 13 and a bit of a partay…with white pom poms (if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll have seen the pom poms)and flowers of course. xx
(Another thing I have done over the last year is substantially upped the water intake, we talked about it on Facebook, it was really interesting listening to the real girl views on water, hydration and its effects – I wrote a post on it and the 7 ways I have increased my water intake here and the same thing happened with exercise gear, I decided that to get fitter I needed to ahem update my workout gear, we talked about it on Facebook and I blogged here my discoveries and road testing of exercise gear with surprising results.)