A new era..

Between the school runs, play dates, and endless washing (seriously how do two small children manage to create so much?!) I have found myself really enjoying life the last few weeks, hence I’ve neglected the blog.. Since December I’ve felt in a bit of a rut, rather unhappy I’ve struggled to see the bright side of life and the miserable cold weather certainly didn’t help my mood! The first signs of sunshine spelt a new era, and I have found a new energy and confidence! I’ve been cavorting around the country visiting friends, exercising, gardening and even (whispers) cleaning! Now don’t get thinking I’ve become a domestic goddess over night, that is simply untrue – I still can’t cook, although I have managed to perfect some simple baking skills..I am now truly one of those women who when stressed bakes! 
 I have to confess, I had a break through with my diet after reading the book Beyond Temptation, it addresses over-eating and unhealthy relationships with food which I undoutedbly have. Yes I am that woman who buys a large pack of cream eclairs and having opened them to have one with my coffee, I then end up eating the entire pack to conceal the evidence that I have had one at all.. The book doesn’t make excuses, doesn’t make promises that you will weight, but DOES help you deal with issues around why you starve all day and then binge at night, or punish yourself for having that ice cream at the beach. I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’ve stopped feeling guilty when I decide I want a desert as I fancy it (and I’ve stopped referring to it as “a treat”). 
So, life is good and I’m training for a 5k with my lovely friend Ani who will undoubtedly shame me with her speed around the course! I’ve had a sneeky chat with a personal trainer and he’s given me exercises which I can do at home in front of the tv..perfect for the lazy girl in me!

Ms G xx

Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of Beyond Temptation free of charge, the link is NOT affiliate. All thoughts about the book are my own based on my experiences using the book for the last 8weeks.