I’m alive…I promise!

Oh, hi world! I’m alive, I promise!

I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since my last post – that feels like forever!! I’ve got two posts half written at the moment, that I’ll get around to finishing…eventually.

I’ve had such a crazy busy few months, it’s been sheer mayhem. I’ll do a quick summary:

  • I completed my first half marathon (video recap coming…one day)
  • I swore off running after that
  • It lasted only a couple of weeks
  • I restarted running to participate in another event for my run club, and over the space of 10 days walked/ran just over 190km.
  • I also managed to injure my knee in the process
  • I then swore off running again for a bit to recover
  • I’m already picking out my next training program and events
  • Luca turned two!!!
  • We had a party for him, which I then realised I had invited nearly 90 people
  • I swore off birthday parties for Luca ever again
  • I don’t know how many actually came but we had a great time and it was so wonderful to see everyone (he is so loved and we are grateful!!)
  • I then wondered what we’d be doing for his birthday party next year (will I ever learn)
  • I managed 30 something…..(35 maybe?) days without binge eating
  • I relapsed from sheer fatigue and overdoing things
  • I’m struggling to get my mindset back into the game again….that ol’ battle
  • I’m also getting over another cold…urgh

They’re the big ticket items from the last few months anyway. It’s been quite an exciting time for sure.

My free time at night is limited, so I’m not making excuses but it’s just been hard to put my blog above everything else.  [...]  read more

7 days binge free

I don’t have much time to write but I plan soon on catching you up on everything, promise!

I just wanted to take some time quickly though to celebrate a win.

I’ve been struggling. Really struggling. I contemplated seeing a therapist, and my GP directed me to a program I plan on writing more about too. Let’s just say for now it completely blew my mind, and I was able to start putting into place some habits that are helping me break free of the cycle and the rut I had been in.

And importantly, I’ve had some friends there right by my side supporting me. Where would I be without the support of my friends, really? I’m so lucky to have these support networks around me.

7 days binge free. It’s not been easy, but I am so damn proud.

Here’s to continuing that streak.

Big Pineapple: Luca’s first train ride

Recently Luca has been obsessed with trains, or in Luca language, Toot Toots.

He has a Thomas train that he got from a show bag last year, and he loves it. That train has been a lot of places. And occasionally we’ll watch an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine on Netflix. Speaking of which, did you know they’ve changed the theme song? I was devastated, the original was such a classic!!!

After watching him play with Thomas yet again, this week I randomly decided I wanted to take him on a train. Not just any train, a proper train train. Not just our metal cage commuter trains. Ideally it would have been the beautiful Mary Valley Rattler, which I have never been on but would love to one day (bucket list).  [...]  read more

Doing my bit to help change lives

I had an interesting conversation with a friend the other day. She was dealing with the devastating blow of her daughter having recently being diagnosed with Leukaemia. We were talking about how she was going, and what she and the family needed for support.

Since breaking the news to family and friends, they had been inundated with offers for assistance. They were so, so grateful, but what my friend pointed out is how all of this doesn’t really have any effect on the end result. At the end of the day their daughter still has a fight on their hands, and no progress has been made towards fixing that issue for good.  [...]  read more

Reading watching writing listening

For something different I thought I’d share what I’m reading, watching, writing and listening to. And if you have anything you want to share, why don’t you post a comment about it? I love to hear what everyone is up to!

Reading…

At the moment I’m just starting on a brand new book, inspired by an evening out with family. It’s called Trace: who killed Maria James? It was written by Rachael Brown, a notable Australian journalist. We saw her during her book tour where she talked about the crime, and all the aspects involved. [...]  read more