Our week started with a trip down to Lorne (Great Ocean Road) last Sunday. We had such a great day and this is my favourite from the 200 plus photos I took during the day. I love it so much I’ve already taken the plunge and order a canvas versions (100x75cm) for our wall. Bit nervous because I’ve never order such a big one before – hope it comes out okay! I should tell you I didn’t take it on Instagram but I love it so much I had to share.
This ones from Lorne too. Middle Pink getting her jump on. She’s our beach bunny and loves everything about the beach. She also fell in love with jumping of the embankment and must have done it a million and half times. Gotta love that sort of energy.
This week I found out my phone camera has an excellent macro feature. Love how clearly is takes up close and personal shots of tiny things. seeing things in a different perspective really makes you think …… common or simple and beautiful?
Pepsi Next anyone? got sent a beautiful box full of these to try out. I used to LOVE Pepsi Max way back when. Then I got pregnant with big pink and couldn’t stomach anything but health food. (Lived off carrot sticks and greens for almost nine months). Needless to say fizzy drink doesn’t make much of an appearance at our place any more. But I was intrigued as to whether I’d still like it – especially as this new version has Stevia to reduce the sugar content. Verdict? If you’re a Pepsi kinda person you’ll love this stuff and should check it out. (And how funny is the ad? Cracks me up )
You’ll still find loads of healthy food photos on my feed right now. Fighting with hypothyroidism means getting healthy and I’m doing it. I’m eating better than I have since I was pregnant with Big Pink! Surprisingly I’m finding it really easy – maybe because I’m focused on health and energy - not weight loss. Which is just as well because weight loss with hypothyroidism is slow. Inspired totally by the fabulous Dani from Fitness, Food and Style I’m also starting a fitness program designed for busy mums. It’s really important to exercise regularly for energy when you have the big H so there are no more excuses for me - I just have to do it. I’m posting regularly on Fridays about my health, food and fitness - for some added motivation. Might call it Fitness & Food on Friday!
Last one for the week. Just because I’m suddenly all obsessed with health doesn’t mean the kid are – or should be. (Well actually this is another cunning plan of mine.) Over the years the girls had got used of asking for dessert most nights. Usually this would consist of a yoghurt or a biscuit from the bicky tin. Lately they seem to have come to expect it – which doesn’t really feel right to me. So a few weeks ago I brought a new master plan into action. On weekdays I’m giving them bigger plates of tea than they’re used to and they are only allowed to have fruit if they are still hungry afterwards. In exchange for that on the weekends we make something truly awesome for dessert. They get help me choose the recipe and do the cooking. Last night we made brownies which they had with chopped up fruit and cream. So far they’re loving it and happy to sacrifice the week night treats. Hoping this will help them understand the less is sometimes more