Monday, 3 June 2013

Monday Delights ♥ Episode Twenty

Always... //source

This article is full of some really great tips. Now to overcome my shyness photographing in a restaurant... //source


Just so much LOL here - I wish I had the courage to do this to my cat hahaha //source

These fonts are just simply gorgeous... //source

I am soo going to make this - what a smart idea to come up with! //source

Good Monday to all... I'm back to the ol' grind of work but at the end of this week I am looking forward to two weeks holidays. The husband and I are heading south to the gorgeous state of Tasmania and I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to share it with you! Hopefully I can blog when I am down there but it will depend of what kinda wifi access I can get.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

June 2013 Goals

Good Saturday to all and welcome to the second half of the year! I can't believe we are already half way through - this year has been massive for me and I am loving it.

Today was great, my lovely hubby made me a delicious breakfast and then we went for a stroll around our neighborhood, trying to gain some inspiration for some house/garden updates we are planning to undertake later this year.

Back in January, I wrote up some monthly goals on the blog to try and then I kinda didn't bother to ever follow up with it. Well six months down the track, I am back to share my goals and hope that you all can keep me accountable!

  • I really need to get back into meal planning - it saves time, money and decision making during a busy week. Last year I did really well at this but I have kinda slacked off so I want to get this under control again.
  • I love Bentos! Feel free to check out my Bento Pinterest board and please leave tell me if you know of any great bento box sites/blogs so I can start making my own healthy and fun bento box lunches this month.
  • More veggies - I am pretty good in the vegetable eating department but I think my body wants more! I want to try to incorporate green veggies in every meal.
  • Reintroduce P90X strength training 3 times a week. I haven't done any P90X since the wedding and I miss it so! My body also seems to be missing it because my back has been so sore lately. 
  • Start walking 2 or 3 times a week. I love the concept of running but I don't think my joints or stupid asthma likes it too much. Walking is good though, and it is something that Josh would be keen to join.
  • I need to try to control my stress and anxiety - my new job is getting to me... a little bit too much. I need to remember that work isn't the most important thing in my life and focus on all the positives that surround me.
  • One technology free night a week - I am a little bit dependent on my iPhone. I would like to stash it away for one night a week and get off the interwebs once and a while.
  • Finish reading the Game of Thrones book series - I have two books to go! I love the Game of Thrones TV series so I have been catching up on the novels and of course, they have been amazing so far.
  • Practice indoor photography - by the time I get home, there is generally no natural light so I have been  trying to learn a bit about light boxes etc.. time to put the education into practice.
Does anyone else set monthly goals? If so tell me what kinda things do you try and aim for?

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WIAW ~ Episode 28

My eating habits since the wedding have been so-so... I find myself going ahead and having that second helping, adding more cheese to a dish than is asked for... picking up a bag of m&m's while grocery shopping.
While all these things are perfectly fine in moderation.. I feel my pants tightening a bit (it could also have to do with the multiple weekends of social outings I have had over the last month)

I don't want to go back to the restrictions I held upon myself before the wedding but I think I need to pull the reins in a little bit... and keep in mind one of my favourite healthy eating quotes.

how beautiful does my breakfast look!
english muffin with hummus, scrambled egg + egg whites + chives and salsa
pan-fried asparagus
french press coffee

leftover cheeseburger casserole (wasn't a huge fan of this one)
salad with baby spinach + tomato + olives + radish + feta and a little evoo

sofrito chicken stew (was a huge fan of this one!)
served with naan bread, greek yoghurt and chopped coriander (cilantro)

Today, in pictures looks quite healthy.. doesn't it? Yay!

I did snack throughout the day too... coffee, cottage cheese bowl (apple sauce + pecans) and a few pieces of greek shortbread.

Anyhoo that's all for today.

Lots of love to the gorgeous Jenn over at Peas & Crayons for hosting WIAW for us every week! 


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