Thursday, December 09, 2010

My new treadmill

Last Friday, Santa paid me an early visit! I got a treadmill!

The treadmill was in aid of cheering me up - well, in giving me the "tools" to cheer myself up. I've been feeling very... um... FLAT... lately. Quite down on myself - struggling to find ANY "me" time at all these days.

While working part-time from home is awesome, it does take some getting used to. I've been feeling a bit daggy because I can be working while wearing my slippers, or with wet hair and no make-up. Or hair not done (can you call pulling your hair into a rough, unbrushed ponytail "done"?). It takes some effort to make an effort!

I also have to make an effort to eat, because I often cant be bothered! I always thought it would be great to be home at lunchtime because you could eat "whatever you wanted". But the reality seems to be that you just dont bother, or pick at whatever your child doesn't eat. Or when I take Skye out when she wakes up, typically I get her food organised to take with us, but completely forget about myself! So by the time I get home I'm starving...

So for the last two weeks I've been super organised - cooking up big batches of things on weekends so that I've got meals ready for the week - just like I did when I was working full time.

I've also been using the new treadmill almost every day - slowly building up the fitness levels again! I've been getting up at 5am to fit my training in - although yesterday after doing some weights, I only got 5 mins done on the treadmill before Skye decided that 5.45am was the time to wake up... bugger!


Anyway - other stuff - I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year! Last year we cancelled Christmas, since I was 9 months pregnant and just over everything LOL! So we are making up for it this year - BIG TIME! We're hosting lunch this year - both hubbys family and mine are coming. No doubt Skye will be getting spoiled rotten (even though we all said we wouldn't!). I went and collected Skye's Christmas layby on Wednesday - I did the layby back in July I think, so I had completely forgotten what I'd bought!

For the last few weeks I've been mentally planning the Christmas meal - I'm going to do a glazed ham this year (never done one before), plus a roast beef I think. Also having roast spuds, maple glazed roast sweet potato, individual stuffing balls, and green vege. Dessert might be a macadamia and white chocolate Ice Cream cake... haven't decided yet! (Both our families are English, so we like the traditional dinner, as opposed to the cold seafood buffet, or BBQ etc)

Ok - enough about food! Have a great weekend everyone!


Alicia said...

Love the tready! We are going to be in the market for one once the house is built :)

Shar said...

Yummo for the dinner, sounds like my kinda pommie dinner......which I will too be having in the uk!! YAY!!!

It sounds like skye will be totally off your hands and spoilt!!

Cool, treadie, mine has been a god send previously, I should really see if I can incorporate it in again.

Hope your feeling better
Shar x

Hilds said...

Hilary, working from home isn't as fun as it sounds sometimes! I find it quite lonely sometimes and have had to establish a bit of a routine to keep me sane.

Great to hear the treadmill is getting a good workout. I've bought one for when bubs arrives and can't wait to actually run on it, although I have no idea how long it's going to take me to get back into some serious exercise.

Thanks for dropping by the blog, these last few weeks are hard but I know I'll look back and wish I'd enjoyed the peace a bit more.

Have a great Chrissy!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for the treadmill! I completely understand the flat feelings you get that first year of motherhood. It gets better though!

Kristy said...

Love the treadmill Hilary and Christmas lunch sounds delicious.

Hope your feeling better soon