Not enough hours in the day…

Posted: January 21, 2015 in Fitness, Food, Motherhood
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So an 8 month-old baby is hard work. I mean, it literally never ends. And we have a ‘good’ baby, one who ‘sleeps through the night’. So this is why I haven’t blogged in an age:

  • The obvious reason: no time. I have an hour or two, TOPS, during the day, in which to do things like eat lunch, pay bills, return phone calls, look for a job, take a breath, etc. Once it gets to 9pm at night, I am pretty much all done in and all I have the strength for is watching another episode of Celebrity Masterchef UK or Total Divas.

Tired mummy, awake baby.

  • I still go to the gym, but not like I used to. I have to plan way in advance when I’m going to go, make sure Rob is home to mind Harrison, and believe you me the absolute last thing I feel like doing at the end of a busy day with a crawling baby is to exercise. I’d rather a large glass (bottle) of wine and a book, but I force myself to go a couple times a week. I contemplated giving up my gym membership as I was hardly going at all in the last few months of 2014, but I realised that if I did that, I’d NEVER do any focused exercise. It does help me to clear my mind. And I’m up to 20 minutes of running now. This is almost a record for me!
It's probably me. I hope.

It’s probably me. I hope.

  • I stick to cooking easy favourites, and when I do branch out lately everything I have cooked is a failure. I tried making Thai Chicken Cakes the other day, in the hopes they would be like Thai Fish Cakes. They weren’t. They were terrible. Probably because I forgot to buy thai curry paste so used indian curry powder instead… NOT my best idea. I’m also still getting used to my gas oven (how the hell do you know when that thing is pre-heated??) so haven’t even attempted a cake yet. A blessing or a curse?
Cooking disasters a-go-go

Perhaps not quite this bad but still, not my finest hours.

BUT, I do really want to get back into blogging, and writing as a regular practice. I review films and plays over at Alt Media every now and then (in fact this is my latest film review), and I’ve realised the reason I can write those pieces but not get motivated to blog, is that I have a deadline at Alt Media. So I might just have to start inflicting deadlines on myself. Stay tuned for more soon… I hope… šŸ˜‰

Stay Fit & Well,
Lisa x

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Comments
  1. N Fitz says:

    Get a thermometer that clips into the oven so you know when it’s reached the right temperature! Great for baking in particular as ovens can vary so much.

  2. foodfitwell says:

    Thanks Shmick, was thinking I might have to get one of those. I can’t handle the ambiguity! Plus I really want to bake a cake soon…

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