Friday, 29 November 2013

I'm on a Downer

Hey All,

I hope this post finds you well, the last Friday in November already!!! Where did this month go!
I apologise that I haven’t been around this month, I have been caught up completely in the wedding hurricane that was coming my way and it was fun, don’t get me wrong I enjoyed all the Hen’s, the dress fittings, the girly gossips, the wedding chatter, all the nights out AND all my beauty treatments, I was very kind to myself this month I must admit J

I did manage to get to the gym twice a week for the first 3 weeks of this month in the lead up to the wedding and I made it to two weigh days. But over all this was a wedding month for me, its not everyday that your best friend gets married after all J  We had a wedding weekend out of it, it started on the Thursday evening with the rehearsal in the church, followed by drinks with the family. 
Friday was a day for beauty treatments and we all went to the mother of the brides house that evening for tea and nervous and excited chats. 
Saturday was the big day and I have to say, it was AMAZING, the bride was stunning, the Groom was looking very dapper, the weather behaved itself, and everything was so well organized that the day passed by in a blur of photos and champers, dancing and lots of laughing J  
Sunday was another day of celebrating.. So all in all, a fab weekend of celebrating

I have to say that come Monday I was a very tired bunny and thankful to have the day off, I went for a lovely facial and massage which was fab (my first I must admit, but defo won’t be my last)

I went back to work on Tuesday and I have to say I’m on a downer since, I think I was so hyper and excited by the wedding  and all things wedding related for the last couple of months that this week I’m just a little deflated now that its all over!! And I was only a bridesmaid!! Lol… So I can see why brides get the bridal blues, but I’m sure having a new hubby and a honeymoon somewhere fab helps the cause J
So this week I’m just going with the flow, I haven’t been to the gym nor have I been tracking my food, I've been grazing and just going with the flow, being kinda aimless.

I've had my few days off now and next week I’ll be getting back to being 99% good (cause even I’m not perfect, lol) 3 weeks of good eating before Christmas Day appears could be the making of me.
Plus I have a lot of Xmas parties to attend and lovely dresses to wear and it would be an awful shame for me to start my Christmas eating now!! Not that I’m planning a giant blow out like I have done in years gone by!! This year I’m going to approach things with the attitude of “a little of what I fancy is ok” not my usual mentality of “I’ll stop eating when the nice stuff is gone

So that’s me for now, just thought I’d check in with you guys. I’ m still here, just a little blue at the mo, but its all good J

Things will pick up from my side from next week, I have lotsa Xmas nail art idea that I want to try and show you and I’m also involved in the Beauty Bloggers Secret Santa, which I’m very excited about, I’ll tell you more about that in a few weeks tho ;)

Enjoy The Toy Show tonight J I can’t wait for it. Thinking I’ll start my Christmas shopping this weekend, yippee J

Friday, 15 November 2013

I confess

Apologies for the silence over the last while!! I’m been on a bit of a roller-coaster!! I've been mad busy with work and social stuff and getting organized for the wedding!
I've been sick with a head cold for 2 weeks which knocked my healthy eating out the window kinda!!!
Basically I've been having really good days followed by super super bad binge days.
Not recommended or the kind of lifestyle I would be promoting! But I was miserable when I was sick and had no taste so I wanted lotsa sweet and nice things and once I gave into it I was out of control and didn't stop!! (well that’s how it felt in my eyes)
Now everyday was not like that, some days I had more control than others and I was still going to my spinning and circuit classes but all the exercise in the world wasn't burning off the amount of extra calories I was consuming!!

I’m not condoning my behavior but sometimes life gets in the way of good intentions; and throw in me being sick and feeling sorry for myself and bingo… you get me the queen of excuses making even more excuses!!
I was reluctant to blog and share as I felt bad about my behavior  but not bad enough to stop!! It was a phase and I’m glad to say that its over for now.

I’m a total emotional eater, any excuse and I’m ready to  eat bad.. seriously.. any. Excuse.

I have been reading other peoples blogs and looking for inspiration and motivation and I have definitely been finding it. I've also found that other people seem to be struggling at the moment too!!
I've been blaming the dark evenings and bitter cold weather (for my sickness and for my eating, its your fault mother nature, not mine)
I associate being cold with hot tea and choccie biccies!! And there’s been a LOT of cold evenings!!

So there’s my confession and my secret! I don’t feel the better for sharing, but I had to come back to my poor abandoned blog, even just for a little update.
The wedding is tomorrow week, so once that’s over, I will have more time to rant and moan and be accountable.

I have been posting updates on my facebook and twitter this week and I try to get back on top of things and get rid of the bloat and rot before the wedding.
I will of course post of photo of me in the gorgeous bridesmaid dress since I've been talking about the big day since I started this blog! I can’t believe it almost here!! Its been my goal and aim for over 12 months. I’m nowhere near my goal or target but I've definitely made a lot of progress since this time last year.

OK I’m starting to rant.. I’ll let you decide for yourself next week how well or not well I've done when I post the photos.

Have a good week xx