Is it me, or did February just go really fast?
It did, didn’t it? And I’m almost 100% sure it wasn’t because I started drinking again after dry Jan (kidding!)
For me, February started all full of good intentions, and ended in a big fat sugary mess *sigh*. I’d like to think that a complete inability to resist freshly baked chocolate brownies makes me normal though, so I won’t be beating myself up too much. Plus they were delicious, which is really the only thing that counts!
I love a good monthly favourites.
It’s fun for me to see what you’ve enjoyed reading most over the last 31 days, which hopefully means a few more exciting posts for you next month!
This month it’s been all about learning to live life sugar free. Although I’m not all of the way there yet, it’s definitely been an interesting journey, one that I’m hoping to continue into February.
Read more about it in your 2015 January favourites (or by searching the tag ‘sugar free‘).
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!
I had a fab time back home with my family, eating my weight in delicious food and losing card tournaments! It seemed to go waaaay too quickly though, kind of like this year. Seriously, where has 2014 gone?
Man have I been busy in the kitchen for you!
Since I blogged about my family’s Christmas hamper tradition back in October, I’ve been cooking up some truly special festive treats for you to include in your own hamper pressies this year – I’ve included a lil’ taster above.
November was a month of food and fitness – the latter being necessary due to the sheer volume of food that was consumed!
I made a pledge back in October to keep moving as the cold weather drew in, and I’m pretty pleased to write that I’ve managed to stick to that. Five ways I’ll keep moving forward when the clocks go back was also my most-read post this month – hoping that means I’m not the only one out there who struggles on the health front when winter hits!
Hey everyone, it’s only seven and a half weeks until Christmas (yes I’m that blogger!)
I love planning for the festive season – my Pinterest boards are full of Christmas food and decoration ideas already and my diary’s fast filling up with celebratory drinks, dinners and holiday plans.
One of my favourite things to do before Christmas is visit London’s Borough Market with my sister. Every year we pack our parents a hamper full of foodie treats from the market sellers as well as a few home-cooked goodies of our own. It’s so much fun deciding what to include, and even more fun testing out the tasters that they leave you on the stalls!
September was definitely a month of ups and downs (mostly physically speaking – did you see my hillterval training?!)
Let’s start with the temperature. It was unseasonably warm in the UK for September and, as a true test of my tolerance to heat, I tried my first Bikram Yoga class… yep, that was hot.
Three things I’ve been obsessed with this month (plus my August favourites):
- My step count. Seriously, how does anyone walk 10,000 steps a day and work a fulltime desk job? I recently blogged about how I love long walks (now), and I’ve been on a few as well as running again this month, but even with that I’ve only managed an average of just under 9,000 steps!
- Peanut butter. I’ve put it in pad thai zoodles, I’ve put it in a PB & J smoothie and I’ve eaten it a LOT on toast! Hands up if you love peanut butter as much as I do!
- Life HIIT. Although I’ve upped my strength training in prep for running my first 5K, I’ve definitely learned the importance of rest days. Now to learn not to equate those rest days with an excuse to eat too much pizza…
So my first month of blogging has been and gone – and I have no intention of stopping!
Blogging has turned out to be a great creative and therapeutic outlet for me as I learn to live life ‘worry free’.
Thanks again for reading and if you missed them, here are my July favourites from the last 30 days…