Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Keep cool

It's been another hot and sunny day here, but the nights are really starting to draw in and I know Autumn is on the way. The kids are all heading back to school, too. I like this time of year - it always feels like the opportunity for a fresh start after the summer haze, and we still have four months left to make the most of the year.

I just got back from a long walk along the seafront where I was hoping to get some inspiration for some mini resolutions for the next few months. Instead I mainly thought about work and random stuff... Oh well, I'm sure thimgs will come to me. I do sometimes think I may try to over-plan and organise things. Sometimes I should just left stuff happen (the control freak in me flinches!).

So, what has been happening since we returned from festival land? I got back to some clean eatin' and hardcore exercisin', that's what.

Tuesday's breakfast was the unrivalled plain roasted vegetable frittata. Yep, I'm home.

 
As you can see from this photo, the mornings are getting darker.
 
But, the sun did get his hat on and I was lucky enough to enjoy an al fresco lunch at Prezzo with some lovely ladies. I can't believe I was so boring and had salmon and avocado salad - something I make weekly - but it was what I fancied and I'm all about that right now. I did skip the bread and croutons, though. It was nice to get out and have a gossip. Luckily being back at work wasn't too painful.

 
I walked up to Real Military Fitness after work and was greeted by everyone standing around the van and no equipment out. This means one thing - running. Urgh. My heart sank, but I sucked it up. We jogged along the seafront then did sprints interspersed with exercises. Then we ran up and down the beach on the huge-ass pebbles. My legs ache today and I was sweating buckets but there's nothing like that feeling when you're done. On the way home I called my mum, who was busy Googling how close Cyprus is to Syria, as my little brother is off to Ayia Napa today!
 
Having caught up with the family and showered, I grilled some pork chops, steamed some cabbage and broccoli and microwaved a sweet potato. Simple but delicious.

 
We watched The Men Who Made Us Fat on catch up - fascinating stuff - and crawled into bed.

 
Chinese orchid update: three new blooms now.
 
This morning I fancied fried eggs, so I went for it.

 
It was all go first thing at work, running a web conference, but it all went okay thankfully. Technology scares me every time!
 
At lunch I dined on sardines packed in chilli oil. Very nice, but it wasn't quite filling enough and I was really hungry when I got home so I grabbed an apple and some walnuts before my hour-long walk.

 
Dinner should sort me out - steak night! We're over halfway through the week, Loves. Hang in there!
 
 
Have you got any September resolutions?

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