Wow…where has the week gone! I’ve had my head ‘in the books’ pretty much all week, with 2 deadlines approaching quickly, if I’m honest it’s been a little stressful.
In the past, hours of studying has made me feel quite anxious, mostly about gaining weight because my activity levels tend to be much lower. Sometimes, despite having come so far those thoughts still niggle away in the back of my mind, but this year I’m determined not to listen and remember what is important in the long run….happiness, health and passing my exams!!
This week has included some really great workouts;
Monday – 7am Bodypump class (yes 7AM!!)
Tuesday – Bodycombat class
Wednesday – Squash…with James and his brothers
Thursday – Rest day
Friday – 7am Spin class
plus 30-45minutes walking the dog each day.
I definitely feel like I’ve got a nice balance at the moment, James and I are still looking after Barney, our favourite little man…
…and I just can’t resist his face when he wants to go for a walk!!
Having him here is REALLY making us want one of our own. We’ve (I’ve!!) been looking most evenings for puppies and I think we’ve decided we’d like to get the same breed, a Tibetan Terrier
they make me melt!!!! The only 2 obstacles in our way are;
1. technically we shouldn’t have pets in our rental home so we need to ask our Landlord for permission before we get serious about this
2. they are expensive…the cost of a tibetan puppy is £650-850!!! given our current tight budget it might be difficult
BUT we have both said he makes us really happy and we love the ‘family’ atmosphere having him here creates 🙂
We’ve really been trying to stick to a food budget and have allowed ourselves £50/week for food and household goods (i.e. toilet roll/washing up liquid)…initially I thought £50 would be plenty (I’m a serious bargain shopper and know where ALL the offers are!!) but it’s really not going very far, despite our ‘budget dinners’…our favourite one this week had to be a chipotle bean and egg dish I made which we had with brown rice on the side…
It really was so tasty (recipe to follow!).
I’m off to work at Starbucks now then to the supermarket…with the exception of a few condiments our fridge and cupboards are totally BARE!!
Question; whats your favourite budget dinner?