Tuesday, 11 October 2011

{Groove on}

I'm linking up again this week with Kate on Thin Ice for her Getting Your Groove Back Blog Hop.  Week #3 already!!

So, what have I done this week to get into the groove...?

I had my most enjoyable breakfast of smoked salmon, scrambled eggs & toasted pitta bread on Wednesday last week and thoroughly loved every bite, despite having to make it myself! I actually had it for brunch rather than breakfast - hope that still counts!? By the time I had been to the supermarket to get the salmon and eggs it was too late for breakfast! I also went to Aberdeen for the weekend to stay with my sister and her boyfriend, and get this - I was made smoked salmon, poached eggs & toast for brunch on Saturday... so I've had my special breakfast twice this week!!

Whilst I was in Aberdeen, my sister took my photograph in her home studio. So, here I am in my size 10, yep you read correctly...size 10 jeans! I can't believe that I was a size 16 just three months ago. I'm uber chuffed with myself. Excuse the pose...I'm not good in front of a camera and didn't know where to look etc!!

I've not been great with the healthy eating this week... I indulged in a bag of Jelly Belly's whilst watching X Factor (they were good!! - the jelly beans, not the X Factor contestants!!). I also had a banoffee pie... oops!! Oh I'm forgetting, I also had a few bits of dark chocolate, on a number of occasions!! I'm dreading my weigh in today (it's at lunchtime!).

I continued with my running though. I didn't make it to running club on Sunday as I was in Aberdeen but my sister and I did a 4.67 mile run on Friday night (I know this because I track my runs using a fancy app on my phone!). I did however get poked in the bum (!!) by a drunk teenager as I ran past him. I suppose that's going to happen when you go running at 9pm on a Friday night! I've also been to Pilates this week and I'm really enjoying it. 

My friend Becky has also kindly booked me onto a flower arranging course. As far as I'm aware it's a one-off 2 hour course at a local florist. I thoroughly enjoyed the cupcake course I went on and due to other commitments these days I can't really attend regular night classes so a one-off course suits me perfectly. So I'm looking forward to learning some much needed flower arranging skills. I'm rubbish when it comes to flowers and end up just plonking them in a vase and they are typically left there until they wither and die!

Another course I would love to do is the Jane Means gift wrapping course...however at £110 it's a bit pricey for a day workshop.

I do really enjoy being creative and so this week I took some time to indulge in my hobby and I made my first free printable to share with my blog readers. It's a Halloween design that could be used for stickers, cupcake toppers or gift tags. I could have spent hours playing about with Illustrator and Photoshop. I wish I had the time to do a digital design course but unfortunately I don't think it's viable.

I'm looking forward to the week ahead...

Let's get grooving ladies :-)


  1. How did you lose the weight so quick????????? I need help!!! You look fantastic!! X

  2. Aggghh why do my commnets keep disappearing? I tried to say you sound like you have had a good week, you look amazing in your photo and you are inspriing me to lose this stone I need to shift (I am hoping the running helps with that), and your smoked salmon breakfast (twice) makes me very jealous!!

  3. I reached my target!!! My weigh in was today at lunchtime and I've officially made it to my target weight. I was 13 stone 10 pounds shortly after my daughter was born, and I was 13 stone 2 pounds when I hired Maria my personal trainer. Today I weighed in at 10 stone 11 pounds... just 3.5 months after starting training. I'm very pleased with myself. It's not been a diet... just healthy eating & exercise. The running has certainly made a big difference. It's been a busy day and I'm going to have an early night but I will visit all you other #groovingmums blogs as soon as a I can to comment. Thanks for all your lovely comments - it's nice that I'm inspiring you... it can be done!

  4. Hello. Sounds like you had a fab week. I think your idea of doing one off courses is great - it gets round the time commitment of a weekly course but you still learn the skills / knowledge. Am with you on the flower arranging skills. Mine are terrible!

    Am v. impressed with your first printable. I'd love to be able to do something like that.

  5. Thank you.

    Thanks also for having a look at my printable. Nice to know you like it.

    I just hope I can maintain the weight loss now that I've reached my target.

  6. Please may I have some of your energy? Wow! Size ten jeans, flower arranging courses, pilates, running...

    Go go go grooving mum!


  7. What an inspirational post, I'm so impressed with everything that you've been doing. I need to lose that much weight and want to do it in that little time. Looking forward to next week's post. Polly

  8. Must admit my energy is starting to dip a bit... I need to get an early night tonight I think!


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