There’s nothing more satisfying than a good spring clean is there? Open the windows, music blaring, rubber gloves and apron on (I’m nearly 40 so thought I’d better start wearing one, that’s what sensible 40 somethings do, isn’t it?)
I’m currently cleaning and washing everything within an inch of its life and thought while I’m at it, I’ll sort myself out.
I’ll spring clean me!
After careful consideration I’ve devised a healthy living plan which I’ve broken down in to 3 steps;
Step 1 – Form a working party
Purely through being in the right place at the right time, I’ve been taking part in a Noom app trial hosted by the lovely and ubber supportive Michelle from Bod for Tea. My purpose for joining the trial was to try to live a more healthy lifestyle through making the right food choices. I don’t want to lose weight but I am a complete cake fiend, along with chocoholic and occasional secret lemonade drinker. There’d be days when a piece of fruit or vegetable didn’t pass my lips and that’s bad, bad, bad. Especially when I’m preaching to my children to eat their 5 a day while I hide with my face in the cupboards sneaking biscuits.
Step 2 – Implement an action plan
My action plan is based on a moment of inspiration I gained from my bonkers friend, Sue, who is also adopting a new healthy eating regime. She’s introduced me to the fab book Deliciously Ella, I’m sure that this is one of those occasions where the world and his wife have already read the book (wink, wink) saw the film and bought the t-shirt, so I apologise if this is so last week for you, but I’m hooked AND she’s a blogger!
I’ve been considering giving up red meat for a while and other than when I’m pregnant (when I crave it) I’m not a huge fan so it’s not been a big lifestyle change. This book though, has given me some really good ideas to get started on my spring clean as my biggest downfall is imagination. I’m not ready to go full vegetarian yet as I love fish, but if I can drip feed some recipes into my life, then my healthy living transformation will be a winner.
I’ve already written about how my resolution for this year was to drink more water which I’m doing on a good day, but to really get this spring clean going I’m going to up my game.
Step 3 Practice makes perfect
So now my working party’s formed (through the group section on my Noom Pro app) and my action plan in place, I’ve begun by stockpiling some healthy living essentials and got busy in the kitchen. I know through many stop/start healthy living splurges in the past that if I’m going to succeed in this healthy living transition then I’m better on a slow turn as opposed to full on turnaround. So rather than rush out and buy every ingredient mentioned in the book, I’m starting small, my thinking is that I won’t miss what I left behind, so to speak. As much as I’m sure a quick spring clean would be better through detoxing, as a breastfeeding mum, I can’t afford to give up any calories so instead I’m swapping bad choices for good in the hope my body can feel the benefits.
To get going I’ve been making my own hummus which tasted 100 times better than the shop bought versions, I’ve been using it in wraps with avocado and tomatoes as well as on oat cakes and am totally addicted. I’m not denying myself any little treats as I know that I’ll never keep this up if I do, but already I’m feeling and seeing the benefits and do you know what, I’m sure there’s even a little spring in my step today
See what I did there?
To be continued……………
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