Sunday night…alright!

There’s something about Sunday nights that just fill me with optimism. Especially if I’ve managed to snag a bit of time to get some housework done – it just makes life feel a little less chaotic. I’m determined to hit some goals this week.

We had a great weekend, and I think that’s what has put me in such a great mood.

Saturday morning started with taking the little guy to soccer, then we picked up my sister and went and to the bakery with the best croissants in the world (Pastry Lab). My sister-in-law had been dying to try them so she ordered some online and we collected them before, dropping my sister off, picking my husband up and drove 1.5 hours south to my in-laws. That afternoon we went and visited some friends for some wine (I left the hubby there to party on while I took the little man home to the in laws for bed).  [...]  read more

Here comes Santa Clause…

Ethan The Cheeky Elf - ALDI Australia

I can’t believe Christmas is nearly here! Most years we don’t normally fuss that much, we put up a tree and that’s about it. Since having Luca we’ve done the Santa photo thing, but as he gets older I’m working on embracing it more.

This year I’m upping the ante again.

  • Elf on a shelf
  • Lawn ornaments
  • Making Christmas decorations
  • Advent calendar

Elfing about

I bought the Aldi version of the elf, since I couldn’t justify spending $55 on “the real thing”. I mean ultimately it’s just a toy that we’re going to be posing around the house. I’ve been looking at pinterest, googling etc. Next on the to-do list is to write myself a schedule (my Project Manager roots are showing). [...]  read more

Eat, sleep, gym, repeat.

After such great, necessary sleep on the weekend, I decided this week I would try to keep up the good habit.

The plan was to try and get to sleep by about 8.30pm at night, giving me enough time to have a solid sleep and still be able to wake up early for a run/walk. I always find that if I manage to exercise first thing in the morning I’m so much happier, productive, and motivated to eat healthy.

If I can combine both good sleep and exercise then generally my eating falls into good habit too. [...]  read more

Cheers to the weekend

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day….and I’m feeling good.

Nina Simone/Michael Buble – “”Feeling Good”
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I was just about to title this article “starting the week on a high”, and then the news told me that Foo Fighters just released more music. The week just got even better!

It’s 7am on Monday morning, I’m eating breakfast and I’ve got my feet up. I’ve just finished my run on the treadmill and showered. After I finish breakfast I’ll pack my lunch and head into the office. Last night I slept for 7 hours, the night before that I slept for 9. I feel rested, and human. I feel motivated and positive. [...]  read more

A multi-tasking nightmare

As I write this post I’ve got SAS Australia playing on the tv, and I’m chatting to friends on messenger. I’ve just finished cleaning the house and putting my little guy to bed. For the first time in a long time the living room feels tidy! It’s been a good night!

Running event wrap up

The latest run club event is over, which I’m thrilled about. It’s nice to not have to be thinking about getting mileage every second of every day. I’m still going with my round-the-world event with another team, as well as my solo Australian one, but those ones are a little more sustainable in terms of a run-life balance. [...]  read more