When it comes to a new year and those famous resolutions involving the healthier option, fitter route and just generally being better you can bet your bottom dollar that most people have this in mind. Admitedlly we don't, but that's only because we're certain that we'll fail. And as usual we like to do things differently - and six months down the line we've finally decided that actually, things do need to change around here.
Whenever we mention eating better, getting fitter, there will always be one person quick to judge why we feel the need to 'because we're tiny'. Personally (note personally), I am not as slim as people may believe (doesn't mean I can photoshop, mind!) and put it all down to dressing well for my shape. My hips and thighs are fairly big.. But you wouldn't always notice that about me right? Clothing is a funny one really, and what you see on the outside, isn't all what you see hiding underneath (hey I'm not a hairy monster though...!). So please, don't judge.
We used to be pretty terrible for dinners, opting to eat huge dollops of nutella on crumpets but since Little B has a regular job we've been fairly good (apart from the occasional evening when Domino's send us emails with offers.. we can't help it!). We've always eaten a good amount of fruit and veg, but never enough. We're trying to favour fruit over chocolate most days (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't...) and buying sweet fruits is certainly helping to satisfy that incredibly sweet and snacky tooth of mine. I'm still keeping with my smoothie every morning, and our evenings are spent cooking something tasty together which helps. We like food, and that's all there is to it.
I don't drink enough, and that's a known fact for years (hand me snacks over water anyday), but I am fully aware that it's a huge part of our life which we almost take for granted I guess. I like the taste of drinks (unless it's a tequilla or sambucca...) but felt that water was getting a little, dare I say it, boring. And after trying some cucumber water, I knew where I wanted to be. I wanted cucumber in my drink. Like I used to as a child (when I was a little one and we went on holiday, all I'd eat was cucumber at dinner. By the plateful FYI!). I'm still trying to drink more than I used to.. We're working on it.
So, we started running a few months ago. I bought brand new trainers and everything. Yeah. It lasted three days. We kinda don't mention it anymore.. But last night Little B and I tied up our laces as soon we got in from work, and ran. We ran to the nearest park where we had a typical Bridesmaids moment and decided to imitate what a personal trainer was doing. We busted out some squats, sit ups, star jumps and lunges until my uncomfortable panties annoyed me, where we then walked the long way home. And actually, I enjoyed this. Apart from the hair washing situation. But that's a completely different matter...