29 January 2016

FIVE THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS WEEK #41

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Happy Friday everyone! We made it! 

Hand on heart, this week has been a tough one for me. I haven't quite felt like me all week and I really don't know why (hence a bit of radio-silence on Snapchat and a few of my usual haunts). Everything has been the same, no big event took place, but I just felt a little off-piste in myself. I am feeling a little more up-beat today however, partly because I have already done my 40 minutes of cardio before even starting work, which has kind of set me up for the day!

All that said though, there is always something to be grateful for, even in a bit of a 'meh' week...

1. Home-made cake. After deciding that this week would be the week I was super-duper healthy all week long, my mum called and said she had made a Victoria sponge cake. I usually have fairly good willpower, but this week that did fly slightly out the window (way over the horizon if I'm honest!) but it was nice to enjoy a sweet treat!

2. Being up early enough to see the amazing sunrise's we have had this week. I leave home at 6.30am and drive towards the sun as it comes up. This week I have seen a couple of beautiful ones that have blown my mind completely. It makes me put every worry to the back of my mind and just enjoy the start of the new day (sorry, I realise that sounds a little hippy, but you know what I mean!).

3. Funny fortune telling at work. Our finance office at work is a constant place of fun and games. At any celebratory time of year, the ladies in the office decorate and celebrate with enthusiasm and pride for whatever the occasion may be (they are awesome human beings in there, they really are!). This week I experienced a whole new offering from them however; fortune telling. The concept was simple: you pick a love heart (down-turned so you cannot read it) and then you have your choice interpreted by the mystical Melanie's fortune skills. I picked 'Make Up', typical! Rather than tell me to stop buying make up, or to make up with someone, I was given a lovely compliment instead - not exactly fortune, but it was nice nonetheless!

4. New MAC lipstick. I realise this is a fairly shallow thing to put on here, but it's the little treats sometimes isn't it! I will being doing a little haul on my YouTube channel very soon, so I won't give the game away right now and tell you which ones I got! :-)

5. Inspiring conversations. I wrote about one of them on yesterdays post but I have had several this week. I sometimes think that when you are feeling a bit down in the dumps, things can just come to you to help give you an optimistic nudge, and that is what I feel has been happening this week. I always appreciate 'putting the world to rights' with someone who is fairly similar to me in thoughts and goals and appreciate hearing their advice too.

In other news:
No jeans fit me. If you have been following my 'I-need-to-buy-new-skinny-jeans-asap-as-my-other-ones-have-died' journey on Snapchat (username: lucycarterart), then you will know that I have been on a serious mission to find jeans that fit nicely. I have failed at every turn and the search is still on. If you have any recommendations for me then throw them into the comments below!! Maybe I am made of spare parts? / Thanks to Spotify, I have been having a serious walk down memory road and listening to a whole load of albums I haven't heard for a good while (Bryan Adams, Del Amitri, Counting Crows etc), plus some new stuff I was planning on buying but wasn't too sure about - gotta love Spotify! / I've been mulling over signing up with Laura from 'Fitness Muffin' for an 8 week, let's kick your arse programme (they are not the words she uses, but my own!) - I need some help with the nutrition side of things and have someone to be held accountable to, so I think, post Cornish getaway, it is going to happen and I cannot wait!

Have an amazing weekend everyone :-)
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  1. Bless your cottons, hope you're feeling more yourself now. I do love a sunrise to give a bit of perspective at the start of a day- now THAT sounds hippy dippy! True though.
    And have you tried GAP Always Skinnies? They're my go to, fit like a dream.
    M x

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    1. Ah, thanks chickpea. I hit the gym like a demented woman yesterday and seem to have found most of my 'mojo' there! Fingers crossed the rest will turn up! I haven't tried the Gap ones, but maybe I should! The difference is that you look like a bloomin' goddess at all times and I look like a sausage in a overly tight skin! But, as they are probably the last ones on planet Earth I am yet to try, I will give em' a shot :-) Hope you are well lovely lady xx

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