No that’s not true
In my title I allude to not eating what’s on my plate which is a bit of an untruth. I’m currently participating in a 30 day challenge (which I will be extending) trying to increase my daily movement, watching what is going into my mouth and drinking more water.
It’s not a case of NOT eating, it’s more a case of thinking about what I’m eating and trying to eat more healthily.
I already move a lot with walking, cycling and my online fitness sessions but I’ve been trying to make a more concerted effort in my activities. And it’s been working, I’ve enjoyed an uptick in my weekly activities, I’m getting my heart rate in the right zones for my age and I’m taking care of myself.
The water part not so much – I am constantly reminding myself to drink more – let’s say there’s room for improvement there!
The eating part is going OK – I’m looking at the decisions I make when I choose to eat something and being more mindful and aware of what goes into my mouth.
When things get a bit hard for me I tend to resort to having a biscuit or two with my cups of tea, plus extra snacks, which can add up after a while. I’ve also tried to prevent this mindless eating from happening by making a bit of a plan beforehand and I’m always surprised when this type of preparation works – why I’m surprised I don’t know!
I find these types of challenges help make me accountable and are a good wake-up call. Do you find this too?
Unproductive Days are more than OK
I had a setback over the weekend when the weather turned cold and wet – I found it became an effort to even go outside and just wanted to curl up inside on the couch doing nothing at all. I don’t think I’d do very well in those countries that only have a few hours of sunlight a day – either that or I’d get a lot of books read.
Which lead to this! I shared this meme my Facebook page and we all agreed we need to have these types of days every now and again! It’s more than OK to do so.
So here I am trying, in a roundabout way, to say I’ve not got much to share on the food front this month.
I have a lot on my metaphorical plate though!
Cooking by Zoom
As you’ve probably read in other posts, our online bookclub celebrated finishing the works of the Brontë sisters with one of our fun-filled cook-ups via Zoom. Under Jo’s watchful eye we made Yorkshire Puddings with Apple Crumble – they were great and afterwards I went for a brisk walk to mitigate some of the yumminess that went into my mouth – sometimes I even surprise myself!!
You can read more about the history of Yorkshire Puddings in Jo’s wonderful post here and she also shares the recipe which is really very easy! There’s so much to love about reading the origins of these types of staple meals and then making and eating our own version! Having worked our way through the Brontës, it was a perfect way to end our journey. I’ve never made them before, have you?
We’re moving onto Jane Austen next!
One of the best parts of our cooking sessions, which rarely go for longer than an hour, is the screen shot of us all proudly displaying our creations. We’re always so happy and this photo, thanks to Donna, is no exception – just look at our smiles!
Feel like joining in?
So now you know what I’ve been trying not to eat! What about you?
It’s always fun joining Canadian bloggers Donna and Deb for their What’s on your plate challenge series each month. These posts go live on the first Wednesday of each month and you can join in too with a food related post, just by adding your post to their linkup.
It’s not a hard challenge and I can assure you it’s not just for ‘proper’ cooks!
It’s also fun looking at what others are making and how they do things – we live and learn don’t we?
Hope to see you 🙂
Letting you know that our monthly What’s on Your Bookshelf post which is usually the 3rd Friday of the month will be a week later on Friday 22 April as we’re participating in a special event! We’ll let you know soon what it’s all about! But for now mark your calendars with the later date for the WOYBS challenge for April only.
- Exploring my Options #WBOYC
- Is ‘Holiday Reading’ a thing? #WOYBS
- Tell Us About…Time
- 6 Things I’m Loving Right Now #WWandPics
- Exploring JOY – Week 2 of #Bloganuary
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