Last week was all about getting back into the swing of things, it was my first full week back at work for what felt like ages. I won’t lie I was so excited to get back to my desk and start getting back into a routine. Christmas and New Year were incredible but I may have over-indulged just a tad too much. The three extra kg’s definitely proved that. So last week was all about getting back to the grindstone. Reviewing our goals, eating healthy and starting DryJanuary, which I will have you know I have never even considered doing before (yes Christmas and New Year were THAT good).
One thing that has certainly helped Dev and I on the eating healthy front has been one of our wedding presents – a Russell Hobbs Steamer from my new Brother-in-law. Wow but we are loving it. I have actually produced almost all our meals this past week – which is rather rare as Dev loves to cook, and I love to let him. So long may that last, and with this steamer as a cooking option I have a feeling it just might.
Another get back into it activity has been our running programs. I took a long break which started about 2 weeks before the wedding. Can you believe I had to stop running before my wedding as I was losing too much weight !!! It’s true though, I had already ordered all my bridal accessories and suddenly the weight was just falling off me without me even trying, so I had to stop running to avoid all the pre-bought items not fitting properly. The seamstress for my wedding dress even gave up adjusting the dress size until a few days before the wedding as it was pointless. When the heck has that ever happened to me and why can’t it be a regular thing? So anyway we are now both back on a running program, Dev has a big year of running ahead of him and I have a goal I want to achieve too, more on that later. Needless to say it has been hard getting going again but we feel all the better for it.
Yesterday Dev and I had a date with a difference, no romantic candle-lit dinner, no sweet-smelling roses, instead two sets of golf-clubs, two white golf balls (maybe more) and a golf cart. That was the romantic side – the golf cart – call me a lazy golfer, I don’t mind, if it adds to my enjoyment of the game then I am not ashamed to use it. It was a beautiful day yesterday and as I am currently in the process of trying to get a handicap (which I think requires 10 golf scores to be inputted) we took advantage of the sunshine and had a really fun few hours on the Mooi River Golf Course. Typically Dev played one of his best rounds of golf for a while, shooting 4 under his handicap (this is all lingo I am learning the meaning of), and totally thrashed me. Not that we were really competing but most importantly we both had fun. I’d definitely recommend that as a winning date activity!
Other than that we had a fantastic family get-together with my family on Saturday evening, due to an important member of our family having been away over Christmas we had a second Christmas party and my niece and nephew were very spoilt! As I am on DryJanuary I managed to stop myself totally over-indulging again and we actually kept it very healthy! You just can’t beat family time, you really can’t.
The week that was in pictures:
I hope you all had a great week and are ready to tackle this week head on. Happy Monday everyone!