On Sunday I kicked off my 2016 healthy living by doing a proper grocery shop and buying all things good for me.
I stocked up on vegetables, fruit, lean protein and almond milk (I can’t handle black tea, only black coffee).
I’ve completed day one, Monday, and managed to stick to an alcohol and sugar and dairy-free day, while also drinking two litres of water. Twenty more days and I will have broken the habit and be an absolute star.
I’m determined this year to drop the kilos, and cutting out alcohol in the short term will make a huge difference. Of course I’m not saying I will be off alcohol for the year – that would be an unreasonable plan – but the first couple of months will set me in good stead. I even went out for an agency catch up today, and refused a free glass of wine… Progress!
I love my creature comforts, especially if I am alone and no-one can see me. The refuge of cozy pajamas and an oven pizza on the couch after a long day is my idea of heaven, but this lifestyle is not where I want to be. Sure, occasionally I do want the slob moment and high fat food, but not four nights a week.
So when I came across this article on my Bookface feed, it made me realise, I need to treat myself as if I am on a date, with myself. Why not go all out with lovely china, folded napkins, a fresh salad in a side-salad-bowl, fancy cheese, olives, and generally food with flavour!?
I’ve recently got back on a healthy food regime and am currently enjoying my lunch time concoction of couscous, chickpeas, turkey, grapes, red onion, cucumber and lemon juice. It’s so fresh and I enjoy every mouthful.
I am committing to myself to now make an effort at meal times, when alone and feeling like it’s all not worth the effort. Especially now that I am a single lady again, and entering back on to the dating scene.
I KNOW. All of my dreams have come true.
It’s made by M&S in their gourmet range and is definitely something I am going to try. While it’s not exactly diet-friendly, I feel like this is a must-do.
A colleague also just rolled out a turkey, bacon and leek lasagne recipe. Dear God. My mouth is watering and it’s only 9.20AM. Watch this space for the photos and recipe.