9 July 2016

FIVE THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS WEEK #57

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I am pleased to announce that the summer holidays are only one week away and, whilst I am working through the vast majority of it, I have plans to catch up with myself. I have been seriously MIA everywhere recently. This week I haven't been home at all and have had a few late nights due to work, so, by the time my head hits the pillow I am gone. Sparko.

I am trying so very hard not to let this inner frustration about having zero time to myself at the moment get to me. Life is about ups and downs and, whilst I wouldn't say life is on a 'down', it is certainly testing at the moment! But everything is good. This emotion is purely coming from the fact that I want to continue with launching my business and I have plans for this very space too that have had to go on the back-burner until the summer holidays have come about.

Anyway, I felt like I wanted to fill you in a little, so there you have it. On to the happier things! There are always so many things to be thankful and grateful for every week, and here are this weeks top five:

1. Finally having music in my ears at the gym again. I mentioned some time ago that my iPod Nano retired itself (without permission may I add!) and so I have been going without Metallica blasting in my ears during workouts. This week a shiny new iPod Shuffle arrived which was bought for me by my ever-so-wonderful hubby and even has my little name on it. This morning I test-drove it and felt so much more at home not having to listen to endless man-grunting in the weights section!

2. Naps. Lots of naps. I am now nine weeks into my twelve weeks training with Olly Foster's Action Reaction Training programme (I will be continuing after one day off at the very end!). The last four weeks is about pushing yourself more in the gym, something I love to do, but it is also about strict macro counting and, boy, have I felt the side effects. I am pretty sure my body is a little slow to get on board with changing itself, but this week has been particularly hard work. On Monday, having got home and got changed to do some cardio, I promptly got into bed for a 'power nap', two hours later I woke up. Oops. I also have a nap scheduled for this afternoon...

3. A goal-reaching treat. Having lost one whole stone on the above mentioned programme, I decided that it was the perfect time to reward myself with a new Mac lipstick. I opted for a summer bright. Tropic Tonic, which is a gorgeous coral/orange shade I have had my eyes on for a year or so. It is in my favourite Mac formula, matte, and I adore it.

4. This happy song by Viola Beach, covered/sung along with by Coldplay during their Glastonbury set. Sadly the band were killed in a car accident and, during Glastonbury, Coldplay played tribute to their talent and played along with the bands video to 'Boys that Sing'. I love the song and downloaded the original this week. I am looking forward to listening to more of their stuff too. It is sad that they are no longer with us :-(

5. Beautiful sunsets. On Thursday, as I walked out of work at 9.30pm, the sky was bright peachy-pink and, as I drove the one hour journey back home I witnessed the most gorgeous sky I have seen this year, so far. It lingered in the air and cast wonderful colours everywhere. If this isn't a super reason to be grateful, then I don't know what is. The world is so very beautiful... I just wish all of us who occupy it could remember that together and quit the nonsense :-(

Have a lovely weekend all xxx
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  1. I have been loving the sunsets here lately, they have been stunning!xx

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