August Gratitude List

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Family days out.
Even though the weather has gotten a little chiller lately, the beginning of the month saw lovely sunshine, and we definitely took advantage of that and went on a few family days out. We have a two year old daughter, so there were lots of farm visits, seaside days out and park trips! I often forget how lucky I am to live somewhere where three different beaches are only a twenty minute drive and there's lot of fun things for small children to do!

I got a new Kindle! My old Kindle was about 8 years old and on its last legs. It served me very well and brought me many books of pleasure, but it started to not hold its battery very well and the touch sensor wasn't as great as it once was, so my husband surprised me with a new one which I am incredibly grateful for. He got me the 10th generation Kindle Paperwhite in the sage green colour (which is my favourite colour!) along with the matching case. I absolutely love it and it's currently all I use as I'm so obsessed with it!

Getting my health kick back. I have struggled with my weight since I was about seventeen. I gained a lot of weight and then lost it, then I had a baby and never really lost the baby weight. That was almost three years ago now and I woke up early one day at the beginning of this month and something in me just said today is the day we start loosing weight. I live right next to a river and so I've been going on daily "powerwalks" around the river - nothing major, just a 30 minute speed walk on my lunchbreak and I've been absolutely loving it. I've also cut out treats and unhealthy food on weekdays and instead have a little treat on a weekend. So far I've lost around 10lbs this month and I really feel like this time I'm doing it for good. I'm not excessively dieting (I hate that word), I'm simply just making better food choices on a daily basis and it's been so good not only for my physical health but for my mental health as well!

Starting my Christmas shopping! Sorry to everyone who hates to use the C word before December, but I'm the type of person who like to have my Christmas shopping done before November! My daughter's birthday is at the end of November, so a lot of the toys I've bought will be split between her birthday and Christmas, but I've also started buying for my parents and my Nanna too. If it gets to October and I haven't started Christmas shopping, I genuinely start to worry, so the sooner I start, the better!

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