Monday, June 4, 2018

My Monday...

Today I woke up at 6am but was to lazy to get up. I stayed in bed until the alarm went off at 6.30am. I could hear Luca Bo get up just after 6am, he likes to have some time on his own downstairs before the rest of us appear.

We all had breakfast, tea with milk and sugar, 2 slices of pumpernickel bread with boiled egg on one and cheese and cucumber on the other for me. At 7.35am all kids had left and I watched 20 minutes of CNN News.

I dressed for the gym, got outside to water the plants and folded a load of laundry. Packed a change of clothes to be ready for the car inspection after gym class.

Cross Fit was a bit of a challenge as my lower back is acting up a bit again. I followed the WOD (workout of the day) but with gentleness and careful attention to technique. Light weights. I don;t need heavy weights. I just need to do the exercises. Move muscles I normally don't move. It felt great afterwards. The Bear crawl almost killed me and I'm sure my shoulders and hips will be sore tomorrow. It's worth it. When  would I otherwise move those muscles???

The sun was shining and the air was warm, still I dressed in jeans with a linen blouse. I'm so excited as I discovered I could actually button up my old vintage (thrift shopped) Levi's without using the elastic band on the button, which I've used for the last year or so. You see, I've been food aware for a while - no diet - just aware of what, when and why I eat, and to my delight this challenge is reducing my waist line slowly. Happy me. Well done me for being so kind to myself without throwing myself into a diet that won't hold, restrictions I can't keep and rules I can't follow. I'm doing really really well. I feel great.

The visit to the car inspection went all well, and before heading back home I went to do some grocery shopping, being aware of what I put in my trolley and only buying the items on my list. I payed a third less of what I usually pay when I just mindlessly throw things in my cart. This awareness thing is not only about eating, it is also about purchases, choices, doings. Do I really need this? How much does this cost? Is there a less expensive alternative...

Back home I sat myself outside on my bench having a Greek Pasta Salad for lunch. I went for a 30 minute around the fields. I did some more laundry, prepared a soup and later I had coffee with milk and sugar and a square of dark chocolate. I've stopped doing milky tall lattes. And I've stopped having cookies with every coffee or tea. Awareness. Once again.

Emmy Bo came home from school and I finished preparing the soup. When Emmy Bo went to a friend's house to do Musically, I went to pick up Luca Bo at school for a doctor's appointment. The soup was waiting for us on the stove when we came back in time for dinner. One step ahead makes a less stressed Mama...

We all had dinner, broccoli soup and cheesy bread to dip. Luca Bo cleared the table and I vacuumed downstairs. When all that was done I went for an evening walk, listening to Avicii when walking the forest. A light sprinkle of rain started. I came back rosy, warm and light in my step.

Now I'm putting my cozies on, my Toms' slippers and sit myself on the sofa. I'm watching Season 1 of The Handmaid's Tale again... just to freshen up my memory before I throw myself into Season 2. It's my treat. With a cup of Bonne Soirée tea and TV, I round up my day. Its' been a good one. How was yours?

PS Thank you for all your sweet comments on my post about Luca Bo's puppet making. It makes him so happy he almost explodes of pride. Xxx


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  1. of his songs springs to mind because I've heard the 2Cellos do it.

    "You see, I've been food aware for a month or so - no diet - just aware of what, when and why I eat, and to my delight this challenge is reducing my waist line slowly."

    What have you been not eating? Just not cookies? It looks like you eat bread. Wow! I was pleasantly surprised this afternoon when I put on pants I thought would be too tight, but they fit fine. But I have been eating carbs lately, so I don't know how this happened. :)

  2. It sounds like a quite lovely day. I often wake up early but I lie there thinking. Maybe I should get up, but somehow the time slips away. It might be good for me, quiet thinking time. Well done on the conscious eating and shopping. I try to do that too. Sorry your back isn't great at the moment, I do hope it improves. I'm sure the exercises will help strengthen your core. Look after yourself Annette. CJ xx

  3. Annette, why do you use 'pm' for morning time?


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