Tomorrow, being the 1st December, marks the beginning of the festive season, and with it the temptation of chocolate, sugar and alcohol everywhere you look. It is no wonder that many of us fall off the bandwagon of fitness and healthy eating during this time. Last year, I managed to keep my weight steady over … Continue reading Keeping it up over the Festive Season
It's that time of year where most people around me still focus on what is coming up - more specifically, how to make the best out of the Christmas and New Year festivities. It is also the time most people relax and reward themselves for their achievements, most likely indulge in chcolatey goodness and drink … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – Why I make mine early
One of the biggest reasons for my crash 3 weeks ago was the stress I felt in my new job. I had been looking forward to it for so long and when reality set in I felt that I had so much to prove that I forgot any and all of my ground rules for … Continue reading Feeling stressed at work: What helps?
I woke up this morning and decided it is time to get my shit back together. Over the last few months or so I have lost it a bit. Looking back, I can clearly see why: the last year and a bit have been a whirlwind of events, one thing more stressful than the other. … Continue reading It’s time
Yes, I did it: I mentioned the C-word. There is no running away from it now. Spiced red cabbage is one of those things bringing with them the warm, fuzzy images of candlelight, the smell of tinsel and winter nights in front of a fire. Low in calories and able to accompany both sweet and … Continue reading A Taste of Christmas: Spiced Red Cabbage
For the last month or so my now 14-month-old son has found his personality. So far, it's a mixture of independence, stubbornness, a big sense of humour, a desire to please and a very strong will. He has also, recently, found out that he, too, can say 'no' to me. And oh boy, what a … Continue reading Toddler Tantrums and Gentle Parenting