Pass the coffee …

 There are some weeks which just seem to take care of themselves. Then there are those where there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done and you spend your day asking someone to pass the coffee.
This week has definitely been one of those weeks.
The coffee cup has been drained too quickly and the sun has been moving faster than I have been able to keep up. Deadlines with work, poory kids, housework, artwork, doctors appointments, dinner! I just seem to be on the go from the moment my feet have touched the floor.
Sure I know it is only for a short period, but seriously can it be over with yet? I need some down time, with a double shot of espresso!
On the up side, all the washing has been brought up to date and with the eldest being sick, the house has had a solid spring clean. The antibacterial cleaners have had a good outing (I swear by Zoflora by the way, diluted in a spray bottle and used to antibac all the funriture, matresses and curtains. It is wonderful and cheap as chips!) so germs haven’t stood a chance. I don’t like sickness at the best of times but when it is your kids, no matter how big they are, you still want to be on hand for that cuddle under a blanket and a fresh hot water bottle in tow.
I have spent the last year dabbling with weightloss – ok probably a lot longer than that according to TimeHop – and I feel like 2016 needs to be a year for some serious digging in. I don’t like the way my body feels, but I am the only one who can do anything about it. I have watched these inspirational women lose weight on Instgram and have felt inspired by them. I think it is great to catalogue/journal your journey to help remind you of how far you have actually come.
I’ve already made a few positive steps towards my goal of a healthier me. Last year I gave up sugar in my tea, and most of my food. Obviously there are some sugars which are hidden, but that granulated sugar – of which I had 2 heaped teaspoons in every cup – has been eliminated. I don’t even have it on cereals or anything else. If I need my drink/food sweetened then I use sweetener or honey. Either way the syns are counted. I’ll be honest my body definitely started to fight back regarding my sugar addiction. I had a horrible sensation of a hair stuck on the back of my tongue, and with the help of Google identified that it was sugar intollerance. As soon as I cut granulated sugar in particular from my diet the sensation went away over night. It was much easier than I had anticipated, but then anything was better than having that sensation on my tongue!
Progress isn’t going to be fast, I know and accept that, but as long as I maintain focus and push myself to carry on I know I will see results. I know this just from pushing myself with a few singing lessons. By stepping out of my comfort zone, and doing something that challenges me, I feel more confident in my self and that will soon have a positive impact on those around me.
So hello February .. pass the coffee and lets get this done!
Sophie x

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