So I am being a little self indulgent this morning but today is my BIRTHDAY!
Yes I am now 31 years of age and the last year has seen some of the biggest transformations. Since turning 30 I decided to make some big health changes. I was sat here a year ago feeling so desperately unhappy about the way I looked. I was overweight, I had no energy and was always feeling out of breath even running up the stairs. With the prospect of going up yet another dress size (taking it to 4 up from my “normal”) I decided I needed to do something. But what person decides that before Christmas?! This January I joined Slimming World and I sit here three stone lighter, four dress sizes smaller and a gym member. I am happy and proud. I achieved so much more than I thought I would and I have stuck at it.
This past year has seen my babies start nursery and me getting a few hours to myself every afternoon. It’s been quite weird to adjust to but it’s been good for us all. Charlie too started in a new school building and has taken to it like a duck to water. His parents evening a few days ago made me grin with such pride at how well he’s getting on.
We are under three weeks away from what is going to be the cherry on the cake of 2016 – our trip to Disneyland Paris! You are probably sick of reading about it, but it really is a Disney dream come true.
So for today, I will eat cake (hey I’m allowed!) and bask in a simple day. Simple is my favourite because it means that I have time with my family who are quite simply everything I could possible need.